We have some new muzzle brake kits now available for Springfield Armory SOCOM-16 rifles. We use the very well made Smith Enterprise SOCOM-16 Gas Lock which has 5/8×24 threads and combined it with some popular muzzle brakes for a simple kit that customers can be sure will work together. The two models we just added have a 7.62mm VG6 Precision Gamma Muzzle Brake and a Lantac Dragaon 7.62mm muzzle brake. These are both popular, well made brakes that interface well with the Smith Enterprise gas lock. To remove your factory gas lock and muzzle brake, which is one unit, you unscrew the gas plug and then unscrew the gas lock/brake. Then you screw on the Smith Enterprise gas lock, install the gas plug to lock it in place, then install the muzzle brake using the supplied crush washer to properly align it. Using these kits, you will notice improved recoil reduction and less muzzle jump compared to the factory compensator and they look a lot cooler too. A great way to customize your SOCOM-16 to your tastes. Of note, the Smith Enterprise gas locks have a higher front sight dovetail mount than the Springfield Armory factory gas locks do. So the SOCOM-16 comes from the factory with a lower sight base and a taller front sight. The Smith Enterprise gas lock has a higher sight base and uses standard M14 sized front sights so that you can use any of those on the market. So if you get one of these, you need to use an M14 size front sight instead of the Springfield SOCOM-16 front sight. If you use the taller Springfield sight, you will shoot low. M14 front sights are available in standard, national match, tritium bar, tritium dot and fiber optic configurations.