Speaking of Griffin, I have an Optimus waiting for me (probably stamp next month). Does anyone have any input on Griffin's A2 blast shield/Optimus mount
? At this point, I think this will be the first accessory for the silencer I buy. Maybe I should post this in the Optimus thread @ viewtopic.php?f=23&t=80376
One reason I'm going for the A2 blast shield/optimus mount first is the ability to use it over my existing A2 flash hiders. It also opens up the 30sd muzzle devices
and the M4SD devices to be used. The downside is the additonal weight + slight length of the A2 blast shield+A2 muzzle device vs a dedicated taper lock muzzle device.
Eventually, I'll probably pickup a titanium minimalist brake
in 1/2 x 28, a Taper Mount Minimalist Blast shield
(required for Mid size config), maybe a M4SD hammer comp
, and a taper lock muzzle brake.
The unobtanium taper lock muzzle brake, M4SD muzzle brake, M4SD Hammer Comp, and the 30SD Muzzle brake all have 2 sacrificial baffles before the silencer. Obviously my flash hiders have 0. But from what I've read, I'm not sure it makes that much difference for my current Ar-15's, as they are carbine length (not to mention user serviceable can.) The real benefit seems to come when you are running SBR's.
Anyway, the A2 blast shield is available currently from a couple of different sites, found it on 54-17
for $149 shipped.