The U.S. Army at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey has developed a hardware interface to allow muzzle attaching devices to be quickly interchanged on a firearm. The patented technology allows soldiers to change the muzzle attachments, customizing their service weapons to suit specific mission criteria. For example, a close-ended flash suppressor might be suitable for use in thick cover or vegetation, while the open-ended flash suppressor would be preferred in open terrain or for night vision uses. In some circumstances a sound suppressor might be preferred and during training, a blank firing adapter could be easily incorporated.
- Economical: Provides costeffective firearm modifications without barrel replacement
- Simple: Allows rapid muzzle component change-out with no special tool requirement
- Flexible: Allows same firearm to be used for training and field use
- Effective: Solves existing performance issues with current blank firing adapter attachments
- Picatinny is the international leader in research, development, engineering and production support for advanced weapons systems and has positioned this invention to provide a standard interface, along the lines of the MIL-STD-1913 “Picatinny Rail” to address this need
- The Picatinny RAMS interface creates a long needed standard in muzzle-attachment flexibility
- US patent 7,353,740 is available for license and commercialization