A muzzle breaks helps to counter recoil and limit muzzle rise by redirecting gases. This makes follow up shots easier and makes the weapon more easily controlled.
A barrel shroud keeps you from burning your hands. Wearing gloves does the same thing.
Thank you for telling me the obvious. I'm not stupid.
I told the new me,
"Meet me at the bus station and hold a sign that reads: 'Today is the first day of the rest of your life.'"
But the old me met me with a sign that read: "Welcome back."
Who you are is not a function of where you are. -Off Minor