• Developed for extremely short rifles to mitigate muzzle blast in close quarters situations while increasing rifle control
  • Removing material where we could without damaging functionality, the PWS CQB compensator is very lightweight
  • Crush washer included


  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO / .223 Rem.
  • Material: 4140 Steel
  • Finish: FNC LIFE HD Treated (Black)
  • Weight: 7.62 oz.
  • Length: 2.48"
  • Outer Diameter: 1.375"
  • Bore Diameter: 0.28"
  • Thread: 1/2"-28


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


  • 1x Primary Weapons Systems CQB Compensator (5.56 / .223)
  • 1x Crush Washer


If you often operate with a team in close quarters you know there’s an issue with traditional suppressors. You might be a big fan of yours, but the rest of the guys probably aren’t. If you’ve ever been on the side of the concussion blast. The Primary Weapons Systems CQB Compensator for 5.56/.223 systems to provide shooters in close quarters battle situations effective muzzle control without sacrificing the next guy’s concentration.

Primary Weapons Systems designed their CQB Compensator series for extremely short barreled rifles and made sure to address the problem with concussion blast so that you can have better control of your weapon without your teammates wanting to turn theirs on you.

The PWS CQB Brake is optimized for use in situations where operators work in tight quarters such as SWAT operations that often operate indoors. The PWS CQB 556 handles the overpressure that often punishes the shooter’s team by redirecting the blast forward. Your comrades can work without punishment from your shots and even the shortest AR-15 is much easier to control.

Primary Weapons Systems’ revolutionary design has taken away much of the unnecessary material left on other compensators to make the PWS CQB Brake extremely light. It won’t unbalance your weapon. You remain in control before and after you pull the trigger allowing for fast, accurate follow-up shots and quick acquisition of new targets.

Let the PWS CQB 556 take you to the next evolution in close quarters battle operation. Primary Weapons Systems, Because It’s Time.

*Installation requires the use of a strap wrench.

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