• Mitigate recoil without blowing gas and debris into shooter's face
  • Faster follow up shots
  • Help stays on target
  • Precision machined
  • Comes with crush washer
  • Made in the U.S.A.


  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO / .223 Rem.
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Black Nitride
  • Weight: 3.63 oz.
  • Length: 2.5"
  • Outer Diameter:
    • Body: 0.86"
    • Barrel End: 0.74"
  • Bore Diameter: 0.252"
  • Thread: 1/2"-28 TPI


  • Any .223/5.56 Barrel with 1/2"-28 thread pitch


  • 1x Next Level Armament 556 Speed Brake NLX-9
  • 1x Crush Washer


Recoil management is essential to the competition shooter. The problem with a lot of brakes isn’t that they don’t do their job the way they should, it’s that shooters have eyes and breathe. Seriously, if you’re going to get off fast, accurate follow-up shots, it really helps if you can breathe and see. The Next Level Armament 556 Speed Brake lets you shoot, breathe and see, all at the same time so you can you’re your performance to the Next Level.

So What’s the Big Deal?

Every great shooter knows that they need equipment to match his/her skill. You’re not going to win a distance competition with a bb gun. Most guys have a brake they like alright, but they also have soot in their snot and eyes that make outsiders question their sobriety after a long range day. It’s not enough to control the motion and felt recoil if you want real performance you need to really manage the gas and soot, not just change the angle it hits your face at. The Next Level Armament 556 Speed Brake controls recoil while directing expelled gasses away from the operator. You can operate more efficiently and get the next shot off accurately when your vision is clear and you’re not anticipating the burn later on.

Precision Manufacturing Yields a Quality Component

The Next Level team engineered the NLX Speed Brake to let you be your best. Then they chose quality stainless bar stock to create their masterpiece. They fed those blanks to two of the machining industry’s most precise machines and live tooling created compound ports in a one-piece muzzle brake that not only control muzzle motion and recoil but also keep the blast out of your face so you never lose the target to the big blink. Choose the Next Level Speed Brake and give yourself an edge over the other guy.

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