Gear Griffin Armament’s QD Blast Shield Recoil Staff November 20, 2014 Join the Conversation Modular muzzle brakes in general (and quick-attach blast directors in particular) are currently all the rage. We always like seeing new stuff, especially if it's practical. Moderno recently ran a review by Aaron Cowan covering the ins and out of the new Griffin offering: The QD Blast Shield. Here are some highlights: The Blast Shield is designed to work with Griffin’s QD muzzle devices such as the Flash Comp and Muzzle Brake and is designed to mount to A2 dimension muzzle devices as well. The QD means “Quick Detach” and they aren’t kidding. My first few rounds with the Blast Shield installed reminded me of the Noveske KX3; the rifle is pushed noticeably rearward and there is more muzzle climb during recoil; I expected this and there’s really no way around it. What I didn’t expect is that the Blast Shield manages to negate the force in a much more manageable way when compared to comparable devices; my opinion is that this is because of the unique triangle shape design resulting in more surface area inside the device. It doesn’t add noticeable weight to the rifle (5.4 ounces), nor does it have excessive forward/rearward movement when attached. Giving me the best of both worlds makes the Blast Shield a quick favorite. For home defense applications, the Blast Shield would give you close quarters comfort when you needed it and allow you to pull the device when on the range or in a setting where redirecting muzzle gasses is not a concern The Griffin Armament QD Blast Shield currently retails for $149.95 and can be purchased here. Read the original article in its entirety right here. Explore RECOILweb:Unusual Suspects Most Wanted: Balisong KnivesTo Roll ’Em Or Not: The Economics of ReloadingWin a Rifle from Gorilla AmmunitionGadget Fu - the Toolbox Hairclip 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.