Before starting Forward Controls Design few years ago, Roger Wang was one of the founders of Battle Arms Development (BAD). Roger is the one who designed the popular BAD ambidextrous selector for AR-15/10 and SCAR. I met Roger when I featured his selectors in my ambi-controls article for the Book of the AR15 special bi-annual issue. He informed me that his design was chosen by Remington Defense to feature in their candidate for the US Army carbine trail and it performed great. Not long after that, Roger strode out on his own and founded Forward Controls Design.
The Forward Controls Design 6315 is an A2 style flash hider/compensator. Unlike the cheap A2, the Forward Controls 6315 is precision machined from solid 4130 bar stock and black nitrided finished. Its port design is inspired by the oval shaped slots found on the Stoner 63 light machine gun’s flash suppressor. The number “63” part in its name is named after the Stoner 63, and the number “15” part is because the muzzle device is made for the AR-15 with a 1/2×28 barrel thread.
Check out my Stoner 63 light machine gun article here.
Left: the mass produced A2 flash hider with scratched up phosphated finish. Right: the Forward Controls Design 6315 with its oval shaped slots and in the much more durable black nitrided finish.
This pic shows the build-in wirecutter notches on the 6315’s tip. How it works is just to put both notches on a wire, (we are talking about barbwire or other kind of obstacle wires here), and pull the trigger. The just fired bullet would break the wire when it leaves the muzzle.
My 6315 copy has the Forward Controls Cygnus logo laser engraved on. The Cygnus is the Swan Constellation. Also available is the Cola Warrior peeps logo laser engraving.
While it looks just like the common A2 flash hider, the Forward Controls 6315 offers 20%-25% more downward compensation due to its better designed ports. The Forward Controls 6315 is compatible with the A2 mounted suppressor and M16 style BFA.
Muzzle view of the Forward Controls 6319 flash-hider compensator. It looks like I need to re-align that.
If you like the Cygnus (Swan constellation) logo, it’s available here as velcro patch.