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Posted: 9/12/2004 5:51:47 PM EDT
Never owned an AR w/ a flash suppressor, so does it really suppress all the flash ?

I understand the need for flash suppressors w/ night vision used in the military, but what's the advantage for us civilians and couch commados.

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:56:02 PM EDT
With mil spec ammo and a few x scope, You will blind yourself for a few seconds after each shot.

Like turning the light on in the mornig while its dark, when you turn it back off you can't see shit.

But it really depends on you loads



MadMan

Link Posted: 9/12/2004 5:56:36 PM EDT
I think they are mostly used to keep the flash down from the shooters perspective, to keep the muzzle flash from blinding the shooters line of sight. I also think they look at heck of alot better than just a crowned muzzle or a post-ban type muzzle break.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:10:52 PM EDT
just go shoot any centerfire rifle at night or at dusk without a flash supressor; especially one with a scope. not to fun if you need to make a second shot.
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 6:24:22 PM EDT
You'd be amazed at the size of the fireball without a flashhider! Even the lowly A2 does a very good job... Phantoms are better!

Scot
Link Posted: 9/12/2004 8:05:54 PM EDT
Thanks, I've seen the light
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 2:12:06 AM EDT
Phantom or Vortex work great!
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:05:17 AM EDT


Is the Vortex that much better than the Phantom?

Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:27:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2004 5:42:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Shal1:
You'd be amazed at the size of the fireball without a flashhider! Even the lowly A2 does a very good job... Phantoms are better!

Scot



we did some tests with lake city ammo.
the phantom squirts a dark cherry flame the size and shape of a pencil.
a plain barrel blows a yellow white fireball about 12" in dia. and 2'-3' long. it looks like a flash bulb going off.

the differnce is night and day.
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