US Army Unveils Muzzle Brake That Doubles as Suppressor [VIDEO]

US Army Unveils Muzzle Brake That Doubles as Suppressor [VIDEO]

What do you get when you combine a suppressor and a muzzle brake? This isn’t a trick question. You get a “smuzzle” — at least, that’s what the U.S. Army calls it. News broke last week from TechLink that three U.S. Army researchers developed a smuzzle while working on the the U.S. Army’s Next-Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) program.

Big Horn Armory AR500: Testing the Absurdly Powerful AR in .500 Auto Max [VIDEO]

Big Horn Armory AR500: Testing the Absurdly Powerful AR in .500 Auto Max [VIDEO]

The start of a new century seemed to wake up designers in their quest to expand AR roles via caliber enhancement beyond 5.56mm or even .308 Win. The urge to expand AR rifles beyond .22 caliber “poodle shooters,” while still taking advantage of their ergonomics, has led to interesting cartridge creations; the Big Horn Armory AR500 chambered in .500 Auto Max is an excellent example of this.