a little competition
If I told you that LAPG started selling firearms I’d be a big liar. What we have done lately though is add to our selection of weapon accessories in order to help you personalize and customize the firearms you already own.
It’s been a while since we talked about the choices coming from Strike Industries but it’s time we come back to them again as their collection has expanded. This expansion has followed the popularity of AR15 rifles and they’ve even managed so show some love to the AK platform lovers.
Here’s a sweet image of one of those rifles we aren’t selling and clearly it’s neither an AR15 nor an AK of any variety. The straight magazine should give a clue to the fact that it fires 5.56 rounds but if you don’t recognize it don’t feel bad. What you’re looking at is a Japanese Howa Type 89.
The whole thing looks pretty sweet but our focus today is on the front end – the compensator. Strike Industries has chosen to create a muzzle device in the same style which as far as I know is a first for the AR15 platform.
The J-COMP concept comes from the Type 89 Japanese assault rifle used by the Japan Self-Defense Forces, the Japan Coast Guard’s Special Security Team units, and the Special Assault Team.
The J-COMP is built to greatly reduce recoil and redirects concussive impact by utilizing a double chamber system and six ported side vents. The ports up front act to reduce muzzle flash so it would be most accurate to call the J-COMP a comp/flash hider.
Its smooth parkerized steel black finish gives it a clean appearance and the length of the J-Comp is long enough to turn your 14.5” barrel to 16 inch. This is a nice touch for those who wish to have the shortest AR platform possible without the pain and suffering of paying for and waiting for a tax stamp.