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Posted: 12/8/2003 8:35:08 AM EDT
I found out they come clockwise and counter clockwise. Which one should I get?
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 3:17:39 AM EDT
GET THE G6 VORTEX AT SMITH ENTERPRISE
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 4:50:55 AM EDT
Or the Tactical vortex by Smith.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 5:07:34 AM EDT
Azeric, I just picked up a Vortex for my pre-ban M4-gery and had the same question you had. It went on a brand new pre-ban Bushmaster upper which uses the "standard" threads. That means I just called up Ron Smith (the SMITH in Smith Enterprises), placed the order with him and told him what I had, it came in and fit fine. I'd bet if you did exactly the same thing, you'll be fine. BTW, just to clear up any confusion (see DOA's post), there is no "Tactical" Vortex. Smith Enterprises only makes one Vortex for the AR-15/M-4/M16 and it's the G-6 as aljeann stated in his post. Hope that helps.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 5:17:14 AM EDT
The clockwise and counter clockwise option was with the twist with the 4 prongs and not the threads. I see Smith goes with a clockwise twist. Any difference?
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 9:16:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/9/2003 5:44:40 PM EDT by Matt_B]
I'm sorry azeric. I misread your question. After researching flash hiders, I came to the conclusion that the one offered by Smith Enterprises was the best available. I recall a few other places offering their version of the Vortex and, IIRC, one of them had straight prongs but I don't recall ever hearing anyone mention anything about CW or CCW prongs. All that being said, if you want a flash hider to do what it's supposed to do - hide ALL of the muzzle flash - get the Smith Enterprises version and you will not be disappointed. There are quite a few members that swear by the Smith Vortex and they mentioned it by brand. I suppose the twist of the prongs vs. the twist of the barrel's rifling might have some affect on it but I never say any mention of it. Bottom line - get the Smith and you will not be sorry. I've seen pics of the difference it makes (I've yet to test my rifle at night with it) and it's phenomenal. It really does get rid of all the flash - period.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 10:24:29 AM EDT
I swung by Smith Enterprise's shop over lunch and picked up a couple. Thanks for the input guys.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 2:49:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Matt_B: BTW, just to clear up any confusion (see DOA's post), there is no "Tactical" Vortex. Smith Enterprises only makes one Vortex for the AR-15/M-4/M16 and it's the G-6 as aljeann stated in his post. Hope that helps.
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Matt, Smith has made several kinds of Vortex flash suppressors, including the Tactical. See these links. [url]http://www.smithenterprise.com/sof_sep99.htm [/url] and [url]http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=18711&title=TACTICAL+RIFLE+TACTICAL+VORTEX+FLASH+HIDER [/url]
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 3:00:22 PM EDT
Right now there are two, the one with and the one without the ring for the Blank Firing Adapter. There used to be another, the one shown in the SOF link, but it has been discontinued.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 5:54:28 PM EDT
When I was ready to buy, I went directly to their site and placed my order with Mr. Smith. When I placed the order, there was only one model offered - the current G6-A1. I was unaware the previous model was still available through some sources. Sorry about any confusion. My mistake.
Link Posted: 12/9/2003 6:02:25 PM EDT
vortex made 2 types of fh but the 1st model was already discountinued. get the 2nd model u wont regret having it and looks better for me.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 10:50:58 PM EDT
Well they actually made at least 3 versions. Perhaps it's the G[b]6[/b] cause the current one is the sixth? I have the two models that were made before the current one with the BFA ring.
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