(01/14/2022) Phoenix, Arizona – Blackout Defense is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative Dual Taper Lock (DTL) Barrel Mounting System. It will be unveiled to the general public for the first time at the 2022 SHOT Show, booth #80829

The DTL system harnesses the power of taper locks to secure and center the barrel. Tapers are highly used across various industries to lock two critical surfaces together because of the incredible frictional forces they generate when mated. In the DTL system, Blackout Defense designed two areas of mating 60 degree tapers: on the barrel extension and primary barrel nut; and on the barrel profile and secondary barrel nut. These two tapers bring the barrel to center with the upper bore and substantially reduce harmonic vibration – which in turn improves barrel precision and accuracy. The DTL system also prevents barrel un-torquing, and provides an exceptionally rigid platform for handguard mounting.

“The DTL system is another example of how we look at things differently. It will improve accuracy and rigidity on the AR platform in a way that has never been seen before. After months of design and testing, we’re ready to push it to the market,” said Brooke Afshari, Owner & President.

This patent-pending design has applicability across firearm platforms. With the AR-15 platform, it is compatible with any standard upper receiver. Although this design is proprietary to Blackout Defense’s handguard and barrel, the company is looking forward to the release of a variety of barrel nuts compatible with other popular handguard and barrel brands.

About Blackout Defense

The Blackout Defense team has a strong history in mission critical worlds such as aerospace dating back over 15 years. They use their expertise from outside industries to elevate firearms innovation, development, and manufacturing techniques. They hold several patents and patent-pendings on many of their products including barrel systems, rattle-free lower receivers, and adjustable drop-in triggers. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Blackout Defense operates out of their state-of-the-art facility where they design and manufacture all of their products in-house.

Brooke Afshari
Owner & President