I have mentioned the BattleComp on Jerking the Trigger before. It is a compensator for the AR family of weapons that may be nothing short of revolutionary. Much like many other advanced compensators on the market, this one tames muzzle rise and suppresses flash nearly as effectively as an A2 flash suppressor.
However, unlike other advanced compensators on the market, the BattleComp does not redirect any additional sound or blast to the back or sides. This means that it is effective in situations where other compensators would have been a detriment – like indoors, working as a team, or in improvised shooting positions. This is a compensator with seemingly no downside. This is an evolutionary step forward.
14.5″ barrels continue to gain popularity because of their handiness and lighter weight. They can also be used on non-NFA weapons simply by permanently attaching a muzzle device that brings the total length to 16″ (14.5″ barrel + 1.5″ muzzle device = 16″). The best way to attach this muzzle device is by pinning. This ensures the the device will be permanently attached and will meet the 16″ barrel length requirement.
Now the designers of the BattleComp have created a new version, the BattleComp 1.5, with users of 14.5″ barrels in mind. It is purpose built to be long enough to bring a 14.5″ barrel to the required 16″ length and it is pre-drilled for pinning. It is available in black oxide and matte stainless finishes and retails for $155.
The BattleComp 1.5 looks like just the thing to help tame the sharp recoil pulse of a 14.5″ carbine gas barrel or to make your 14.5″ mid-length gas barrel even more smooth.
You can read more and purchase a BattleComp 1.5 at the BattleComp website.
Based solely on reviews like this one, I put one on order sight unseen. Rainier Arms in Washington, has the “blem” version of these (1.0) in stock for $109. The regular price is $150. The only issue is the coating, it looks like you’ve been shooting it for a few years already. As I’ll be painting it anyway, this isn’t an issue. I hope it performs as well as everyone says. This seems like a Triple Tap for a third of the price!
I took advantage of the Rainier Arms blemished BC 1.0 deal and glad I did. The finish on the two that I picked up was not bad at all. If you can do it – get it.
I didn’t see them on the Rainier Arms site. Do you have a link?
Thank you for reading Jerking the Trigger!
You have to call them and ask for it specifically.
How does this compare to PWS FSC47 one?
The FSC47 is made by PWS for the AK47. I love the one that I have. I don’t believe BattleComp is making anything for the AK47 at this time.
Sorry in my haste to respond I put the wrong model number in my question. I meant the PWS FSC556. thanks!
The general opinion is that, in terms of recoil reduction, they are roughly equal with perhaps a slight edge going to the FSC556. The FSC556 suppresses flash better. The Battle Comp is quieter to the shooter and those around the shooter.
Both are great products.