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Posted: 9/16/2003 11:36:50 AM EDT
How bad would the muzzle flash be from a 7 1/2" bbl. AR pistol? I'd think it'd be very bad. Would one of the 5 1/2" flash hiders like is used on the XM177 copies help and how much? Just kickin' around some ideas and needed some info. Talk to ya'll later. TN.Frank
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 11:44:12 AM EDT
I have a vortex flash hider on my olyarms 7" AR and muzzle flash is virtually non-existent.
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 11:46:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2003 11:47:35 AM EDT by knightsar]
Alot of it depends on the the ammo.
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 2:11:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2003 2:13:53 PM EDT by j3_]
I load for my pistol and use a pretty fast powder for a 223. I get no flash that I can notice. Using most factory loads I get a ton o flash with a phantom on the end. I set my carry bag on fire from it once when I was resting the gun on it shooting.
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 5:26:02 PM EDT
I use to own a carbon-15 pistol (7.5" barrel) and when I shot some Q3131A or LC M193 out of that out that guy I would be temporarily blinded by the flash. I'm not kidding here, I actually would loose sight of the target through the red dot scope that was mounted on that handgun. Order of events: see target, shot, flash, see target again. I sold that toy for a real Bushmaster 20" AR15. Unless you have a vortex or phantom flash suppressor I wouldn't get an AR-15 pistol.
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 5:55:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2003 5:56:54 PM EDT by blkgun223aholic]
J3_ What kind of load (powder) are you using.
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 7:57:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By j3_: I load for my pistol and use a pretty fast powder for a 223. I get no flash that I can notice. Using most factory loads I get a ton o flash with a phantom on the end. I set my carry bag on fire from it once when I was resting the gun on it shooting.
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Hahaha, I know thats not something to laugh at, but I was sitting here bored and read that. Made me laugh out loud [:D] Hearing all this talk about big muzzle flashes on the ar15 pistols makes me want to get one now...dangit.
Link Posted: 9/16/2003 8:04:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2003 8:07:45 PM EDT by TriggerFish]
I had a 6" bbl. OA-93 pistol in .223 & 7.62x39. The 30 cal. had a garbage can size flame ball and was a hoot to shoot at an indoor range. The .223 had no flash (vortex FH) & no recoil, but was that sumbitch LOUD. -TF
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