[Last Edit: 6/22/2005 2:09:20 PM EDT by TheTacticalSolution]
Vortex Flash Eliminator G-6A2 By Smith Enterprise Inc.
The Sommers Vortex Flashhider was invented, designed and refined by Sonja Sommers of Smith Enterprise, Inc. It is a patented accessory (U.S. pat. no. 5596161).
The Vortex is the most copied, but never equaled, flashhider on the market.
The Vortex is machined from 8620 bar stock steel, then case-hardened to provide a tough core and hard surface for maximum strength, black-parkerized finish. 21/4" long, .861" diameter. It is Sound Suppressor capable.
The Vortex is not a timed item, when it is tightened that's where it is. The Vortex does not required the use of a lock washer.
The Vortex conceals the flash essentially 99.999% - even on full auto.
The Vortex carries a conditional lifetime guarantee. The Vortex is in service with many Law Enforcement agencies throughout the U.S. The Vortex has been used in combat by the U.S. Military.
Four specially angled flutes dissipate the gas but contain the unburned powder allowing increased residual burn for less visible flash.
The Vortex incorporates a helix design essentially tightening itself when the weapon is fired and helps align exiting barrel gas to improve accuracy with all bullet types.
Flash suppression is not effected with straight slot muzzle devices.
(For Pre-Ban AR's) - The Vortex can be permanently attached to the new 14.5" M-4 barrels the result is a barrel with an over-all length of 16.1".
The Vortex is rapidly gaining popularity in Law Enforcement, Military and Tactical Training Facilities.