Gear GEMTECH’s new Blast Jacket Recoil Staff November 4, 2014 Join the Conversation GEMTECH, the Idaho-based manufacturer of suppressors and silencer accessories, has announced the release of their newest accessory, the ‘Blast Jacket'. The Blast Jacket is an all-titanium “sheath” of sorts that fits over all existing GEMTECH flash hiders and brakes (including the Jake Brake). It's purpose is to direct muzzle blast forward and and away from people in proximity to the weapon, including other shooters on the line. It is also intended to mitigate the cloud of dust or debris that can be created when shooting from the prone position. Currently available in black or FDE (Flat Dark Earth), the Blast Jacket weighs 3.5 oz., features a quick detach mounting system and is, according to GEMTECH, capable of a million compressions. GEMTECH explains that the choice of titanium was made minimize weight on the muzzle and to prevent any point of impact shifts. This is a quick video showing off the Blast Jacket features. Here's Jake from GEMTECH explaining the Blast Jacket as it's used in the field. GEMTECH advises they are working on a slow motion video to better demonstrate its effects in action. Explore RECOILweb:Shooting Playgrounds Part 1: Core Shooting SolutionsA closer look at MissionXBest Concealed Carry Holsters [2023 Buyer's Guide]Styrka S3 Red Dot Series NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.