THE MODTAC SUPPRESSOR SHIELD OFFERS A UNIQUE DESIGN THAT PROTECTS THE OPERATOR, MINIMIZES MIRAGE, AND ALLOWS THE SUPPRESSOR TO COOL NATURALLY. THE SUPPRESSOR SHIELD UTILIZES THE INSULATION PROPERTIES OF AIR, COMBINED WITH THE LOW THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF CARBON FIBER TO PROVIDE BURN PROTECTION AND ENHANCE MISSION SUCCESS.
Excessive Suppressor Heat
Firearm suppressors generate and retain an incredible amount of heat. Suppressor surface temperatures can exceed 1200° F during training or operations. Extreme heat presents a danger to both operator and equipment. Additionally, a heat source placed between the operator and the target causes mirage, which interferes with long distance spotting and shooting.
Until now, heat wraps (an insulating fabric) have been the accepted option to mitigate the threat of burns and deal with mirage. Wraps attmept to protect against incidental contact by completely enveloping the suppressor. This approach traps extra heat inside the suppressor and muzzle area, elevating the already extreme temperatures and increasing the likelihood of permanent damage to the weapon system.
Stand-Off Suppressor Shield
The Suppressor Shield provides an effective buffer against incidental contact with the suppressor and minimizes mirage. The unique design employs two highly effective insulators; air and carbon fiber. The air gap provided by the spacers and low heat conductivity of the carbon fiber lets the suppressor cool naturally. This combination protects the operator and extends the operational up-time of the weapon system.
The Suppressor Shield utilizes an air gap and carbon fiber to reduce the observed temperature of the contact surface by up to 50%. Additionally, the low thermal conductivity of carbon fiber (40x less than aluminum) makes the “felt” surface temperature of the Suppressor Shield safe for incidental contact, even at extreme weapon system temperatures.
Secure Clamping Mechanism
The Suppressor Shield clamp holds tight through heat expansion and heavy recoil. The design also allows for removal of the suppressor with out removing the shield first.
Suppressor Specific Design
Optimal heat protection and mirage reduction is achieved through hours of testing and application specific considerations from 5.56mm to .300WM.