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Posted: 6/21/2006 9:57:46 AM EDT
Just about got my first AR put together and was wondering if there is any difference in effectiveness between the multitude of flash hiders available. How did you decide on the one you have mounted, price, looks or effectiveness?

thanks for the advice.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 9:59:55 AM EDT
I think the Phantom is the best all-around f/h for general use.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 10:01:34 AM EDT
When it comes to hiding the flash, the Vortex is best.  I am sure that someone will post the pics in a few minutes comparing muzzle flash.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 10:06:09 AM EDT
Thre was a thread on this a while back with pictures of the various models in action.  IIRC, the Vortex was the best performer, but not significantly better than the Phantom.  Both performed substantially better than the A2.

The Phantom has the advantage of being half the price of a Vortex and, because it's closed around the end, it's supposed to be less likely to get snagged on stuff.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 10:51:06 AM EDT
I went with the Vortex G6A2 from SEI.

IMHO, the SEI Vortex is the best flash suppressor made
and I can use my Fisher M14DC sound suppressor on it.
Link Posted: 6/21/2006 11:15:03 AM EDT
Yes there is more to flash hiders than looks.  The vortex is the best followed by the phantom in my opinion.
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