Ares Armor Effin-A Review
Traditionally I haven’t been a huge fan of muzzle devices, usually opting for a simple birdcage or phantom. There are a lot of products out there that don’t offer significant advantage while taking a serious chunk out of your wallet. Some devices perform well, and also take a serious investment. This however, is better than both of those options.
The Ares Armor Effin-A AK Compensator …. yes it’s a mouthful. I would have probably named it Effin-A-R and Effin-A-K or something. The comp is solid steel and is covered with eight rows of four ports that can be closed with set screws, this allows the gas vectoring to be tuned to have the right amount of pressure wherever recoil is moving your sight picture.
I tested the comp on a rifle with considerable muzzle rise and was able to tune out most of the recoil and muzzle flip within five screws. In the video you can see the difference before and after. I was very satisfied with the amount of anchoring my barrel had afterwards. I am still going to experiment with configurations to try to find the best possible settings, but that’s one of the features that sold me on this: The Effin-A is completely customizable to every individual and their weapon.
Also ringing up around 100$ is putting it in the middle-to-high price point, but I cant complain. I’m probably going to make this a standard part in all of my AK builds from now on. It’s that significant.
Watch the video and see and hear it in action. Even though I was shooting I had to see the video before the full impact of the difference was obvious to me.
While I was doing this, I had been discussing back and forth comparing notes with FourGuysGuns while they did their review on the 5.56 Effin-A AR variant. Go check out their review here: http://www.fourguysguns.com/blog/superbowl/only-prescription-muzzle-
Ares Armor can be found at http://www.aresarmor.com/
And a special thanks to Notes for Robots for providing filming and photography, everything he points a camera at turns out awesome.