You might not put a great deal of thought into the muzzle devices on your rifles or pistols, but maybe it’s time to start. All muzzle devices are not created equally. Case in point, the Strike Industries Strike X-Comp lineup, which includes muzzle brakes, thread protectors, and thread adapters, all designed to improve your gun’s performance.
There are currently four products in the Strike X-Comp Line: Element C for M18x1 RH, Mini Cookie Cutter 02 for M18x1 RH, Thread Protector for M18x1 RH, and the Thread Adapter Kit.
Element C for M18x1 RH
The Strike Industries Strike X-Comp Element C for M18x1 RH, which is designed specifically for the CZ Scorpion EVO 9mm blowback. It utilizes the CZ click stop latch, that works with the CZ OEM that’s standard on all CZ Scorpion EVOs straight from the factory.
From Strike Industries regarding the Strike X-Comp Element C for M18x1 RH: “The X-Comp Element C includes a Strike Industries Jam Nut in M18x1 RH thread to give you an easier way to assist in the installation and timing of a muzzle device without the CZ click stop latch when an aftermarket Scorpion handguard is used. The Element C utilizes smaller port cuts since 9mm propellant burns much quicker so the gases reach maximum expansion much sooner and in a much smaller volume. The port cuts help reduce rearward recoil velocity by applying forward pressure opposite to the direction of the recoil.”
Installing this device on the CZ Scorpion EVO is as easy as using the barrel retaining nut. It will also work on any other M18x1 RH threaded barrel.
Mini Cookie Cutter 02 for M18x1 RH
Fourth and final in the lineup of newly-released muzzle devices from Strike Industries is the Strike X-Comp Mini Cookie Cutter. It is designed to reduce rearward felt recoil and can be used with the company’s adapter kits to broaden compatibility with different thread pitches and calibers.
Also in the lineup is the Strike X-Comp Thread Protector, which is made to protect the threads and crown of the barrel of the CZ Scorpion EVO when a suppressor or muzzle brake is not in use. Strike Industries created it to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
This device can be installed with the same ease as the Element C muzzle brake. In addition, it can be used in conjunction with the Strike X-Comp Thread Adapter Kits for use on other barrels.
Thread Adapter Kit
According to the manufacturer, the Strike Industries Strike X-Comp Thread Adapter Kits are made to “convert your compatible threaded barrel to utilize the SI family of X-Comp M18x1 RH thread pitch muzzle devices.”
The kits were created to adapt commonly used thread pitches such as 1/2″x20 TPI, 5/8”-24 TPI, and the less common Sig Sauer MPX M13.5×1 LH to be compatible with the M18x1 RH thread pitch. It is an adapter sleeve and, according to Strike Industries, will not add bulk or length to your barrel.
MSRP of various items as follows: Strike X-Comp Thread Adapter Kit $17.95, Strike X-Comp Thread Protector for M18x1 RH $29.95, Strike X-Comp Mini Cookie Cutter 02 for M18x1 RH $59.95, and Strike X-Comp Element C for M18x1 RH $49.95.