• Directs muzzle blast forward on short barrel rifles and pistols (Does not reduce recoil or flash)
  • Fluted body reduces the weight and provides an aggressive aesthetic appearance
  • No porting at the bottom to reduce dust signature when firing from the prone position
  • No poring at the top to reduce flash sight obstruction through optics or sights


  • Caliber: .223 Rem. / 5.56 NATO / 9mm
  • Material: 6061 Aluminum
  • Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
  • Weight: 3.14 oz.
  • Length: 3.38"
  • Outer Diameter:
    • Body: 1.2"
    • Barrel Muzzle End: 0.9"
  • Bore Diameter: 0.46"
  • Thread: 1/2x28 TPI


  • Any .223/5.56/9mm barrel with 1/2"-28 thread pitch


  • 1x Midwest Industries Blast Can for 9mm / 5.56
  • 1x Crush Washer


If you are looking for a good personal defense weapon, you would want something that is compact and yet packs a punch. Therefore, many prefer short barrel rifles, Pistol Caliber Carbines, or AR-15 pistols.

Better Shooting Experience

Short barrels have their advantages and drawbacks. However, one of the prominent disadvantages is that they can make a lot of noise and have quite a concussive flash, especially with higher calibers. Therefore, if you have an AR-15 pistol or any other short barrel rifle, you should consider mounting a blast shield on it.

The Midwest Industries Blast can is a really good option, and it can direct all the forces coming out of the barrel forward. This includes your firearm's gasses, heat, and even noise, resulting in a more comfortable shooting experience.

Works with 5.56 and 9mm

The Midwest Industries Blast Can have a 1/2x28 thread pitch, which is common on most 5.56 rifles and 9mm carbines as well. It is made from durable 6061 Aluminum and has a fluted body, which reduces weight and gives your firearm an aggressive aesthetic appearance.

This blast can doesn't have any ports on the bottom of the top, which reduces the dust signature of your firearm when firing from the prone position flash sight obstruction through optics or iron sights

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