One of the rules in airsoft that you have to take extra care in following is to have your orange tips and markings on your gun while it is stowed for traveling. Heck – it is good advice to have your orange tips and markings on the airsoft gun anytime you are not at a sanctioned field where they are optional. It is the policy of GamingShogun.com that you leave the orange tip on – always! That being said, if you get to a sanctioned field and want to remove your orange muzzle brake, there are a variety of options you can choose to replace it with. We received a PTS Griffin M4SDII Muzzle Brake from the folks at AirsoftExtreme and were excited to check it out. The PTS Griffin M4SDII Muzzle Brake is made out of CNC’d metal and weighs about 70 grams. The quality is very high and the muzzle brake is especially durable – ESPECIALLY when compared to those cheap plastic, stock muzzle brakes/flash hiders you find on some airsoft guns.
Installing the PTS Griffin muzzle brake is easy – you simply screw it onto your outer barrel. The toughest part about installing is actually removing the old flash hider/muzzle brake. Companies use a variety of tactics in attaching them to the airsoft gun, so you will have to research how to remove it on your own – remember our official policy is to NEVER remove your orange tip. The PTS Griffin flash hiders are available in both CW and CCW threading, so you should be able to accommodate any airsoft gun with it. I used a PTS Scout ERG for my testing of the PTS Griffin muzzle brake.
Unfortunately, I was unable to neatly remove the stock orange tip on the gun, so I instead decided to purchase a short, JG M4 airsoft barrel extension to mount the Griffin upon. This actually turned out to be a lucky turn of events as, this way, I could keep my orange tipped barrel handy for storing and traveling with gun and then switch it out once I get to the airsoft field.
I should note that the PTS Griffin muzzle brake/flash hider doesn’t do anything to enhance or decrease your airsoft gun’s performance – it is purely cosmetic. But, if you are looking for a more MilSim aesthetic for sanctioned, orange tip-free field play, the PTS Griffin M4SDII Muzzle Brake is of especially high quality and worth the $30 dollar price point. In fact, PTS makes a variety of muzzle brake/compensator/flash hider designs, so you are sure to find one to your desired look..