I believe they are identical. Red Star sell Tapco items. I'd suggest getting the one from Cope's. I'd emailed Roger about them earlier this year and he told me he was unable to restock them. Tapco told me the same thing. Apparently Tapco discerned there was enough demand and produced some more. :dance:rkc1909 said:Does anyone know what is different between the Red Star extended brake and the one made by Tapco? There's a big difference in price, but the pictures and the description are the same.