Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Acworth Police Officer Steve Baughman Reviews the SEI Good Iron Muzzle Brake

SEI's good friend Steve Baughman was kind enough to write a review of our Good Iron Muzzle Brake for the 6.5 Grendel.  He is a Police Officer with the Acworth Police Department and a Certified Firearms Trainer.  Below is his review published with permission.  Also, you can see some pictures of A.C.E. Sergeant Michael Taylor (Steve's fellow officer) above and below.  Doesn't this make you want a Good Iron for your Grendel or M4?

I recently had the opportunity to test out the Smith Enterprises “Good Iron” Muzzle Brake in conjunction with a 6.5 Grendel rifle evaluation.  The rifle was equipped with a 12.5-inch barrel, and was mounted on a select-fire (semi/full) lower receiver group and was set-up primarily for LE patrol/duty use.  Besides the Smith brake, a Gemtec HVT Suppressor was also utilized during several range outings.  Ammunition used included Black Hills, Wolf, and Hornady.  

During our range and training exercises to date, we’ve found the Smith Good Iron muzzle brake improved the rifle’s performance from the shooters perspective by reducing felt recoil, and more significantly, muzzle climb.  This was readily apparent, especially during rapid-fire and full-auto shooting.  We found the rifle somewhat louder while using the brake, but believe the reduction in muzzle climb is worth enduring some additional noise under most circumstances.  The upward and side vents in the brake certainly helped deflect and direct muzzle blast to assist the shooter getting back on target quickly after each shot.  Although the 6.5 Grendel is significantly more powerful than 5.56 M4’s our department currently carries, the muzzle brake allowed the gun to be very controllable on full auto.  

We are still evaluating the use of the brake for CQB with the short barrel, and are also running drills with the suppressor.  Overall, the Smith Good Iron is a robust muzzle brake and well thought out in its design.  Most importantly, it works and works very well.   

Ofc Steve Baughman
Acworth Police Dept
Firearms Training Unit
Acworth, GA 30101

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Andy Shoots SEI New Version of Wind Talker on a Colt 9 mm Sub Machine Gun

We are improving the Wind Talker Sound Suppressor. We are improving the internal components. Can't get into too much detail on here as it is proprietary, but we are very pleased with how the testing is going! The video Andy shoots the Colt Defense 9 mm Sub Machine Gun with 115 Gr Unsupressed, 115 Gr Suppressed, and 147 Sub Sonic Suppressed. What is HUGE is the fact that there is significant sound reduction on the 115 Gr. Suppressed. We are very happy with the continued development of our systems. Please stay tuned and thanks for all the support out there.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ron Smith & John Bainer Went to TACOM to Meet with Doug Carlstrom and Mike Petersen

Here are some pictures when Ron Smith and John Bainer met with the folks at the TACOM who run the M14 EBR Program (among other programs).  Ron and John had a great time and really appreciate the hospitality of the professional and dedicated team at TACOM.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Andy Fires the SEI Wind Talker on a 9mm Colt Submachine Gun

Andy Horton from SEI fires a Colt 9 mm sub machine gun with two different types of ammo in two different configurations (suppressed and unsuppressed).  He is using the highly acclaimed SEI Wind Talker Sound Suppressor.  Our sound suppressor is rebuildable and field cleanable.  Listen to the quality of the sound suppression even without using subsonic ammunition.