By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
July 18, 2016
Last updated on 7/18/16.
As it happens, the SureFire Optimized Bolt Carrier-Long Stroke (OBC-LS) Drop-In BCG and H7S Buffer System (with longer action spring) wasn’t the only new and very interesting SureFire product Barry Duke showed DefenseReview (DR) at SOFIC (Special Operations Forces Industry Conference) 2016. He also showed us the new SureFire WARCOMP-556-1/2-28 Flash Hider/Suppressor Mount, a directionally-controlled 5.56mm NATO tactical AR-15/M4/M4A1 Carbine/SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) flash hider/suppressor mount that’s designed to aid in recoil management while simultaneously reducing muzzle flash signature by 99% and providing a “rock-solid” silencer/sound suppressor mounting platform, according to the company literature on it.
The SureFire WARCOMP-556 Flash Hider/Suppressor Mount vents gas out the top and the side, thus the directionally-ccontroled flash-hiding aspect. “Your sights stay trackin’ the target. Your muzzle doesn’t go high right. It goes straight to the rear. It’s not a muzzle brake. It’s takin’ off 5 or 10% of the recoil. But, the reality, what it’s doin’, it feels like a brake to most shooters because the weapon’s still not movin’. It’s stayin’ on target. So, my personal split times, I can take off 50% shot-to-shot, ya’ know, just by usin’ a WARCOMP over a regular flash hider without the concussion comin’ off the sides. Flame-wise this is 98%-plus flash elimination. It’s almost invisible when you shoot it, yet your sights still track the target without the concussion, and, so far, I haven’t had any customer on the military side not want it,” said Duke.
Wow, sounds pretty good. The WARCOMP-556 also looks good, which is the other half of the battle. Guys want AR parts/components that look good on their gun(s). That’s just a fact.
Anyway, the SureFire WARCOMP-556 Flash Hider/Suppressor Mount currently retails at $149.00 USD MSRP, and it goes without saying that Defense Review would very much like to get ahold of one or two of these to run on our tactical AR (AR-15) carbines/SBR’s as soon as possible for an actual hands-on T&E (Test and Evaluation) and review.
The following information on the SureFire Warcomp-556 comes directly from the SureFire website:
The revolutionary SureFire WARCOMP-556-1/2-28 flash hider, which fits M4 / M16 weapons and variants with ½-28 muzzle threads, is the world’s most shootable flash hider. Its patent-pending design provides three valuable functions:
It provides over 99% reduction in muzzle flash compared to a plain muzzle, which helps to conceal the shooter’s location and preserve his dark-adapted vision.
It virtually eliminates muzzle rise, which enhances monitoring of target reaction and staying on target for faster follow-up shots.
It serves as a rock-solid mounting adapter for all SureFire SOCOM Series 5.56mm Fast-Attach® suppressors, including our SOCOM556-RC model, which placed first in the most extensive and rigorous suppressor testing ever conducted by US Special Operations Command.
Precision machined from US Mill-certified heat-treated stainless steel bar stock — including high-precision single-point cut threads for optimum thread interface — the WARCOMP-556-1/2-28 features an Ionbond DLC coating to provide maximum protection under harsh environmental conditions and to facilitate cleaning even after extreme use.
When used in conjunction with a SureFire SOCOM Series Fast-Attach suppressor, the WARCOMP provides multiple bearing surfaces to ensure superior suppressor alignment and prevent any ringing of tines inside the suppressor. A rear labyrinth seal mitigates gas leaking from the back of a suppressor, minimizes potential carbon buildup in the indexing system, and facilitates suppressor removal after extended firing. Every SureFire WarComp is individually inspected for concentricity and alignment.
For rock-solid mounting of a SOCOM Series suppressor, unparalleled flash reduction, and minimizing muzzle rise, there’s literally nothing like a SureFire WarComp—the world’s most shootable flash hider.
FITS: M4, M16 and variants with ½-28 muzzle threads
For WarComp model fitting 7.62 mm (.308 caliber) rifles with 5/8-24 muzzle threads, see WarComp 762.
MOUNTS: All SureFire SOCOM Series 5.56mm /.223 caliber sound suppressors
NOTE: SureFire SOCOM Series Fast-Attach sound suppressors and current-model WarComps, muzzle brake and flash hider adapters are NOT compatible with previous (non-SOCOM) SureFire Fast-Attach sound suppressors, muzzle brakes, or flash hiders.
– Patent-pending design provides over 99% flash elimination; virtually eliminates muzzle rise
– Serves as rock-solid mounting adapter for SureFire SOCOM suppressors
– Multiple bearing surfaces provide suppressor alignment and prevent tines from ringing inside suppressor
– Precision machined from US mill-certified heat-treated stainless steel bar stock
– High-precision single-point cut barrel threads for optimum thread interface
– Individually inspected for all critical dimensions, including concentricity and alignment
– Ionbond DLC coating provides maximum protection against harsh environmental conditions and facilitates cleaning after extreme use
– Labyrinth seals prevent carbon buildup on suppressor lock ring indexing system
– Installation requires no permanent modifications to weapon
– Made in the USA and backed by SureFire No-Hassle Guarantee
Export of the commodities described herein is strictly prohibited without a valid export license issued by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Defense Trade Controls, prescribed in the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 120-130.”
Company Contact Info:
18300 Mount Baldy Circle
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Toll Free: 800-828-8809
Outside the US: 714-545-9444
General Email: [email protected]
Mil/LE Sales Email: [email protected]
SureFire Suppressors Website: http://www.surefire.com/suppressors
SureFire General Website: http://www.surefire.com
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