ALG Defense’s new Sidewinder™ muzzle brake is machined from 17-4 Stainless Steel and fits ½-28” threaded 5.56mm barrels. Vents angled upward at 3 and 9 o’clock deflect gas to the sides, away from the ground, reducing dust and debris signature when firing from the prone position. The vents also are larger on top than on the bottom which adds muzzle rise compensation to the ALG Sidewinder. Twin angled canards in front of the vents boost the recoil dampening effects of the Sidewinder by increasing the forward surface area while still keeping the slim, minimalistic profile of the ALG Sidewinder. The ALG Sidewinder includes a peel washer for proper timing and concentricity during installation. The ALG Sidewinder’s unique design reduces muzzle rise and recoil, allowing the shooter to quickly get back on target for rapid follow up shots.