I don't have an AR I'm willing to drop on the floor. But I will jab one into a 2x4 for you. They are 7075 T6 so they are pretty dam strong. I'll try and do a little destructive testing this weekend.
I have quite a few I am willing to drop
they are made that way. (not saying I do it just to do it, but they are made to not be babied)
How well do they reduce flash or provide any braking?
Sorry if I am coming off blunt, I just don't want you guys to work on a product in a VERY competitive and picky market that the fanboys will tear apart.
In order to sell in the AR15 market you kinda have to have one or more of the following:
Pre-existing customer base
The more combo the better.
By the way, what are you having them coated in?
If you want one tested I will test it, post results and mail it back to you. I have zero dog in the fight as most of my AR's are setup with YHM QD's for my suppressor, so its not like I am shopping for one.
Now if you start making YHM QD clones in a brake style you have my attention
Those things are a PITA to hunt down.