Gear Griffin Armament Releases QD Blast Shield Muzzle Device Recoil Staff October 14, 2014 Join the Conversation Many muzzle devices on the market, particularly compensators and muzzle brakes, are notorious for directing concussive forces to the side. The shooter can be impacted whether it be their hearing or a major disruption for follow up shots. The people around you can get it even worse, as they are in the path of the side blast when on the range or in a CQB scenario. Monderno has got the word out that Griffin Armament has a new muzzle device that they just released for pre-order called the QD Blast Shield. This is a secondary devised to be utilized in conjunction with the Griffin Armament Flash Comp, Muzzle Brake, Compensating Flash Hider, Tactical Compensator and other compatible products for 5.56 NATO caliber firearms. The Griffin Armament QD Blast Shield drives the concussive forces forward, while maintaining the function of the primary muzzle device. The Blast Shield is manufactured with 17-PH Stainless steel with a Melonite QPQ Finish. Total added weight comes in at 5.4 ounces. The QD design allows for quick integration when needed for specific scenarios. Monderno provides a full run down on the functionality of the QD Blast Shield in their article here. Explore RECOILweb:NEW From MDT: The Field StockUTM offers "Just the basics"New: the 5.11 Tactical Stonecutter PantREVISITED: Incoming Issue 10 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.