Havoc Tactical Solutions’ Deflector Brake Controls Your Ejected Empty Brass

havoc deflector brake

Courtesy Havoc Tactical Solutions

From Havoc Tactical Solutions:

Havoc Tactical Solutions, a veteran-owned firearms accessory company, is proud to introduce the Deflector Brake.

The Deflector Brake is an AR accessory that guides spent brass into a pile as it is ejected. It absorbs the energy normally contained in the ejected casing and reduces the speed and distance the brass travels by an average of 60%. It also pushes the hot brass out in front of the firing line.

By softening this impact, the Deflector Brake grants an extra layer of protection to the rifle, spent casing, shooter, and those standing nearby. The result is reduced unpredictable ricochet of hot brass and minimized damage to brass casings.


The Deflector Brake is easy to apply and nearly weightless. It is a disposable, peel, stick and press accessory for standard AR-15 platform receivers. Deflecting spent brass forward and away from the shooter makes a standard AR-15 safer for left-handed shooters and during off-shoulder firing while promoting confidence for the shooter and the instructor. MSRP for the Deflector Brake is $17.99.

Havoc Tactical Solutions recommends swapping out Deflector Brakes after 1500 rounds to maintain the desired effects. Results will vary as no two rifles or shooting conditions are the same.

havoc deflector brake

Courtesy Havoc Tactical Solutions

For more information about Havoc Tactical Solutions, visit www.deflectorbrake.com.

About Havoc Tactical Solutions:

Havoc Tactical Solutions is a veteran-owned firearms accessory company based in Pinehurst, NC. After seeing a need for a product and an opportunity to solve a problem, they came up with the patented Deflector Brake. Havoc Tactical has been in business since 2014 and has now sold over 10,000 units. They continue to use innovation and experience to offer solutions to firearms owners.


  1. avatar rdsii64 says:

    That looks like a great idea. The catch is that I can get some velcro and a piece of rubber padding from walmart for less than $10.00 and accomplish the same thing.

    1. avatar Tim says:

      That was actually one of the better tips I found online somewhere. $2 for three feet of the ‘loop’ (fuzzy) velcro outfitted three AR’s, and I still have somewhere around 31″ left. I did it to prevent crunching the case necks into a D shape (worked like a charm!), but it definitely calmed the ejection a little too.

    2. avatar Chris Brown says:

      The catch is, yours will look like manure…..

      1. avatar Montana Actual says:

        Function over form.

        If your AR does not have tape and ties on it, you aint oper8n.

    3. avatar SkorpionFan says:

      This product is sort of like the old Valmet Ejection Port Buffer for AKs. That buffer is an angled piece of rubber with a metal clip that attaches to the AK dust cover.

      Unfortunately, these became collectors items after they went out of production years ago.


  2. avatar Lew says:

    Does it come with the 55 gallon drum. Me thinks that would be cumbersome to tote around.

    1. avatar Perry says:

      I saw a guy at the range spread out a tarp to his right. Just grab all the corners and the spent brass is all yours.

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        I got a brass catcher from Brownell’s Clips on the upper receiver, the netting swings out on a hinge for access to the brass or ejection port…works great for a day at the range.

        No “Walmart Velcro thingamajiggy” and tarp needed.

        1. avatar Montana Actual says:

          I also have a caldwell one I got off Amazon. Last time I used it was when I bought it lol.

        2. avatar I Haz A Question says:

          Actually, now that I think of it, mine’s a Caldwell also. It works. Not the best solution, but it works okay.

  3. avatar NORDNEG says:

    When I used to shoot trap & skeet I had something similar to that on my shotguns, they do work, If you get hit with hot brass, it’s not pleasant.

  4. avatar Patrick says:

    A 25 cent self adhesive rubber anti-slip bumper would do basically the same thing….assuming there is even a problem to be solved here….https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PXNTT7K?pf_rd_r=PXR17G2W9SR2C24XTVY6&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee

  5. avatar JimmyCrackCorn says:

    Finally! At Last! Genius!!

    Finally, I can aim my brass for that sweet spot where my shooting buddy’s shirt collar meets his neck!

    1. avatar Paul D says:

      A LOL and a thumbs up.

    2. avatar Klaus Von Schmitto says:

      Make one out of SuperBall material and you can hit the guy 4 lanes over. He’ll never know where it came from.

    3. avatar Doug Crouse says:

      I have a friend who got an infected nipple from a hot piece of brass down his neck.

  6. avatar Yepnope says:

    What a ripoff

  7. avatar Geoff "Guns. LOTS of guns..." PR says:

    What about using a lightly-used rubber baby bumper?

    1. avatar eagle10 says:

      You did not say it three times fast😁

  8. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    The only gun I’ve ever had a real problem with, as a lefty is my Kel-Tec Sub 2000. It doesn’t generally spit brass into your face, but it sure does spit a lot of powder debris in your face. You don’t want to shoot it without eye protection (And we all always wear, eye protection, right? Right!).

    I might do what some have suggested and pick up a bit of velcro and a rubber bumper and see if that helps deflect any of it.

  9. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I see these in future grab bags when you’re the first 100 thru the door at some gun friendly event.
    The company can then claim the deduction for an item that didn’t sell very well.
    The rubber bumper for the HK-91 works great but I don’t reload that brass anyway. Darn fluted chamber.

    1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      Tom, I was still in the army when I bought my first HK91. Still own one today. Started reloading shortly after I got out. Those fluted marked cases never caused a problem. They were dirty so I tumbled them before lubing and resizing. Other than that, no problem.

      1. avatar Rusty Chains says:

        Long ago when I had an HK 91 my buddy was happy to take all the spent brass I had. He had no problem reloading it. I never took a micrometer to any of the brass, but I don’t believe it would have been harmed by the chamber design.

  10. avatar American Patriot says:

    Just what I always never needed!

  11. avatar Michael Christensen says:

    Will make picking up your empty brass easier, but it is a bit pricey when you can do homemade jobs cheaper.

  12. avatar WARFAB says:

    The article should really mention that you get 4 per package.

  13. avatar roadrunner says:

    will this be an illegal modification?

  14. avatar Mike V says:

    What a bunch of tightwads, it’s less than 20 bucks and kinda looks like it is supposed to be on the deflector.

    Sure you can make all sorts of do it yourself versions and probably successfully, but will you?

    You walk up and down the aisle of gun gadget do-dads and you see a roll of velcro with I instructions on cutting and applying and whatever…does it land in your cart? Likely not.

    You see this…peel and stick…bam done, and it looks pro, not hack.

    If it keeps the brass from bouncing off the guy next me, I’m all in.

  15. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    Regarding the article. That could be a useful item if you’re unfortunate enough to have to own an AR.

    1. avatar Montana Actual says:


  16. avatar enuf says:

    So it’s four self-stick Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers for $18?

    But … I only own two AR’s.

    So if I go thru my junk and take a couple of rubber foots off some old electronics, carve it to shape with my pocket knife and glue it on with Super Glue, is it still TactiCool?

    It can be so tough to keep up with the fashion of the moment.

  17. avatar Matt in Oklahoma says:

    I wasn’t aware this was an issue

  18. avatar Prndll says:

    The force and direction of spent cases being ejected are controlled by other means. This seems more like a non-issue being used to make a few extra dollars. It’s a solution in search of a problem.

    If they want to make something like this, it would be better to use a block of hard rubber like is used on automobile suspension systems. Sell an upper without a deflector at all but with an attachment point for that block of rubber. Sell different sizes and shapes of rubber deflectors. But I’m not convinced that even that would be worth it.

    1. avatar Southern Cross says:

      When I had my SP1 I wondered why it threw the cases right and forward while those with A2 HBARs would have their cases land right and rearward. Some of the left-handed shooters didn’t realize how close to their heads the fired cases went.

      It turned out I was using full power factory 55g ammunition and they were using a mild charge 69g hand load. The extra gas in the factory ammunition had the BCG moving so fast the ejection didn’t happen until the bolt was moving forward.

  19. avatar BeoBear says:

    I’m waiting for the gen II that is also a tape switch for your rail mounted ooga horn. That makes it a multi-tasker actually worth the $17.99 MSRP.

    Amaze your friends and disorient your enemies with the new BeoBearCo rail mounted ooga horn! Just imagine the envy from fellow shooters at the range when every one of your shots activates your amazing BeoBearCo ooga horn! You’ll be the star of your favorite range!

    Now imagine that pesky bad guy breaking into your peaceful home intent on stealing your hard earned luxury items and murdering your family! Nothing says “you picked the wrong house” like the deafening comedic blast of a BeoBearCo ooga horn being activated with each shot by your Gen II Havoc Tactical Solutions brass deflector button!

    Models available for picatinny, Mlok and even keymod! Choose from black, coyote brown, sniper grey or desert tan!

    Batteries and ooga horn not included.

    This ad is for entertainment purposes and is not an actual product.


  20. avatar Bil says:

    Looks better than a Bubba’d velcro or bumper. So $5 each to keep your brass in a tidy pile. Seems reasonable if you have to pick up a couple hundred rounds every session. Not seeing what the complaints are about.

  21. avatar Squiggy81 says:

    Great idea. Always a pain in the ass when shooting in the woods, trying to find all my 300 BO and 223 brass. For around $5 shipped each, I don’t think that’s too bad of a price for something that looks professional and does the job.

  22. avatar Perry says:

    I put a piece of hiker’s mole skin on my AR’s brass deflector. Works great.

    All my cases were coming out dented. Reloading problem. Fixed it for a fraction of the price.

  23. avatar Jeff O. says:

    Hmm, 4 of them, 4 cleaning pads, a sticker and a small parts box for $22 shipped doesn’t seem terrible.

  24. avatar Anon says:

    I agree, you get 4 each of everything for $22. I’m not into experimenting, measuring, sticking, driving to store to buy stuff.

    They are vet owned, better than Amazon or China.

    They are a bargain and I will buy a set,

  25. avatar JakFrost says:

    I purchased and installed these Deflector Brakes on my LMT AR-15 & AR-10 which run SureFire suppressors and I have the Caldwell and TacStar brass catchers installed on them also.

    Definitely worth it since I don’t hear the ding of the brass bouncing off the deflector and it doesn’t get discolored from the brass. Also the neck of the brass cases does not get dinged up and bent over to a D in the over-gassed AR gas-systems so it makes reloading the spent cases a lot easier and lowers the tension on the neck when resizing cases.

    A Velcro or a rubber bumper pad would have done the same job though I agree but I saw these as cut-for-purpose and bought them to use them.

    I wish they weren’t $20 but only $10 or $5 and that would have been fair and would definitely sell more of them to folks that reload or run suppressed.

    Also, these are kind of foamy soft and the instuctions state that they are only good for ~1,500 rounds so they’ll wear out from being so soft eventually but there are 4 per box so it’ll be a short while before I have to replace them. Might go to rubber bumper pads when I run out though for $9 on Amazon though (thanks MyName) for posting a link.

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