AR-15 – How To Install A Muzzle Device

AR-15 – How To Install A Muzzle Device

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In this video I show you how I install a muzzle device – a flash hider in this case – onto an AR-15 barrel. The tool I am using to install it is the Hammer Head Tool.

Hammer Head Tool: http://www.hammerheadrifletool.com/HammerHead_Rifle_Tool/HammerHead_Rifle_Tool_Home.html
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50 Comments

  1. Izzy Washington on October 20, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Believe it or not this type of muzzle brake the “bird cage” is illegal in my state 😢🤣



  2. comson66 on October 20, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    tourq setting ?



  3. Dean Flewelling on October 20, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    So the slots on the birdcage have to be pointed upwards instead of underneath?



  4. Mark baker on October 20, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    what tread is that? 1/2×28?



  5. JT on October 20, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I don’t understand why these stupid crush washers are still used. Shims work much better. It’s nearly impossible to line up a compensator without over or under torquing it using these big crush washers. They serve no purpose.



  6. Michael W. Urban Sr. on October 20, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    hey bro i dont mean to be a ball busterbut i was watching the brownell’s video on this and their gun guy said the beveled edge of the crush washer should face the muzzle device?I watched that part several times to make sure i was right about his video before coming here?I am about to change out a few of my own from flash hiders to comps because my state laws require it :>/ so i need to know which of your guys are right?lol im a greeny so idk?



  7. ActingAnimal 88 on October 20, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    That’s a flash hider compensator



  8. jeff on October 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Excellent advice about tightening to time, not loosening! Thanks for the great video.



  9. Curtis Montgomery on October 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    What was that green folding multitool sitting in the back?



  10. Fischer Kingston on October 20, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    It makes me laugh seeing people baby it by putting grease on the threads. Lets be honest, most people probably put nothing or Loctite on that thing without a second thought.



  11. Asbestos and Apathy on October 20, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Would copper brake grease work okay for a substitute for the aeroshell? Thanks



  12. jan williams on October 20, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks NSZ for the tightening tips and crush washer orientation my flash hider installation went well.



  13. Marl King on October 20, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    I don’t understand the term "timing".



  14. Radford University on October 20, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    This is one of those things where, you only need to see it once to know how to do it…..but I wanna know how to do it the right way, haha



  15. Marc on October 20, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    No need for loctite needed.



  16. 311hitwall on October 20, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Is it a bad idea to have a muzzle brake on a .223 AR-15? The SA Saints Edge has one and people complain about how loud it is.



  17. Brendon Lewis on October 20, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    How do you know which side is supposed to be facing down



  18. Jeff Jeer on October 20, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Where do u buy that flash hider



  19. Jeff Fawver on October 20, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing this information helped a lot.



  20. Talin Ra on October 20, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    best vid on instal
    thx



  21. William Riley on October 20, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    SCREW IT…!



  22. Robert Mrbena Mrbena on October 20, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    My 10/22 muzzle flasher came with a crush ring?
    Do I need it? Believe it’s for a 233/556 so not sure why they sent it with?
    From DB tactical



  23. Nicolas Barrios on October 20, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks!



  24. Ben Connolly on October 20, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    do you need a crush washer to install a muzzle brake?



  25. Robert Haibi on October 20, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Is this a muzzle break or a flash hider .Ok I see its a flash hider



  26. yong choi on October 20, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    It is not for preventing dust fly around. The gas push back down the barrel for staying on target.



  27. sherman4195 on October 20, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    Great video! Quick question – can you use an anti-seize compound/ grease as opposed to this Aero Shell grease?



  28. RyeOnHam on October 20, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    I have always tightened it so that the centerline of the barrel is between two slots with the extra slot on the right. I’m right-handed and this pushes the barrel slightly to the left, compensating for the tendency of the rifle to pull to the right. It also ensures that the flash from the two slots straddles the sight line so you don’t look directly at the flash.



  29. Joe Vandivner on October 20, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    So do I not need to be at 30ft/lbs? If I go to 30 it’s not timed correct but if I go a little less it’s ok



  30. 〈SoA〉Horseman on October 20, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Having an issue installing an ATI Steel Shark on my M&P15 Sport ii… the holes on top aren’t facing up as they should .. 🙁



  31. undisputed1one on October 20, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    What’s a good way to fasten down the firearm to it doesn’t twist with the wrench



  32. Andrew Thompson on October 20, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    what do you do with the 3 prong muzzle brake that are designed to look twisted? how is that lined up?



  33. RacerX on October 20, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    He didn’t show how he was bracing the barrel. Does the barrel need to be braced independently from the upper reciever?



  34. Andy Upton on October 20, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Do you still like your CRD?



  35. Luigi Long on October 20, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    I am in the process of removing a stock birdcage-style flash hider to replace it with a muzzle compensator. This video really has helped me to understand the basics of getting the new one lined up correctly. The forwards, backwards, forwards process is going to be a great help. Thank you!



  36. Marcelo Pereira on October 20, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Top



  37. Marshall Cahill on October 20, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    If you decide to get a suppressor, would you replace the crush washer with shims. Thanks



  38. Deimos on October 20, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    I don’t understand why tightening and then loosening it helps it align? I bought a 1/2 x 28 muzzle device recently and it will not align.. My muzzle is 1/2 x 28 thread so not sure why it won’t work?



  39. Chris Ursiny on October 20, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    excellent informative video sir, i myself was a bit scared to attempt to remove and install a muzzle device on my new ar-15 upper, after watching your video this job appears to be ok for the noob such as my self.



  40. Exime on October 20, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Woohoo it worked! Thank you.



  41. BareArms Channel on October 20, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Are all AR 1/2 x 28?



  42. Jesse Carpenter on October 20, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Thank you so much. Just got a muzzle brake for a Remington 700 308 and I have never installed a brake before. Not to mention it’s my first rifle that’s not a youth size



  43. red_limey_ on October 20, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Can you use copper slip like for car brakes?



  44. jack face on October 20, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    New to attaching muzzle devices, but is it really necessary to use the greese?



  45. GunGuru on October 20, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Thank you, so very much! That did the trick!



  46. saxmusicmail on October 20, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    For flash hiders, compensators, muzzle brakes (not "break"), you must secure the barrel. DO NOT USE an action block for this. If you do, the barrel will twist in the receiver, and the index pin on top of the barrel will dig into the index slot in the receiver and the front sight base will be canted to the shooter’s left. By the same token, when mounting a barrel to the receiver, DO NOT USE barrel vise jaws. When the barrel nut is tightened the receiver will be twisted against the barrel’s index pin and the front sight base will be canted to to the shooter’s right. Always use vise jaws for muzzle devices, and always use an action block for mounting barrels.



  47. Michael H on October 20, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Funny that the video by Brownell’s suggests that the crush washer be installed the opposite way. It probably really doesn’t matter.



  48. Coaching Addiction on October 20, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks man. I spilt a crush washer trying to put on a muzzle device and I only had one more so I wanted to know how much to torque it but then I realized I didn’t have the right tools anyways but it was still a helpful video so thanks for that. I never thought of backing it off and then tightening it in again a few times.



  49. Fp Pro on October 20, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Nice video. By the way, I have a Ruger America and I’m putting one on. Do I have to take it out of the stock to do it?



  50. Dave the Great on October 20, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Lol I had mine upside down. Probably wasn’t helping with the recoil too much haha