Re: Quietest 30cal muzzle device thats not a supressor
That is a very interesting question, essentially "does a direct port forward do the same thing?" And the answer is "no."
First, let me say that for decades, like 30 years, I have tried just about every kind of muzzle brake out there and the Troy design is actually a redo (minus the King Arthur bezel) of an older design.
First, and foremost the KX redirects a great deal of the chase gas from behind the projectile as soon as it exits the muzzle. That allows for a great deal of the principle concussion to have the slightest dwell inside the KX before sending it out through the cone you see in my pic. That effect, redirect, the delay dwell, the final exit with focused forward cone concussion is not duplicated in the TROY. Troy just ports straight out.
The process of the cone redirecting is tight enough that those that use the KX regularly on an SBR will need to clean them and they will notice deterioration around the entrance hole of the cone. The cone can take a great deal of erosion before it is spent.
Think of the KX as a captured M3A1 flash hider, an "M9" in a wrap.