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Posted: 8/11/2003 6:08:44 AM EDT
I'm definitely getting rid of my mini-y to get either the TacBrake or the Fake Flash Suppressor. The whole reson I can't stand the mini-y is because of the noise and blast, but I would like to have a brake that actually does something.

So how does the noise and blast of a TacBrake equipped rifle compare to:
1. A plain muzzle?
2. A real flash suppresson (A2, phantom, vortex, whatever)?
3. A mini-y (surely much less)?

Thanks for your input.
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 6:20:36 AM EDT
Maybe you know this already, but Im going to say it in case you dont. Unless you have a preban rifle, you will not be able to get a flash suppressor on the gun without commiting a felony. Having said that, Kurts brake is, IMHO, the hands down best looking brake on the market. It is not as loud as the Y-comp in the slightest, and is a very good brake in itself.
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 7:35:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2003 7:49:53 AM EDT by Kreutzberg]
Thanks for the info. Yes, I'm familiar with the ban on evil flash suppressors. I would imagine the fake flash suppressor I'm thinking of would have about the same signature as a plain muzzle, so that is one option. I am primarily using the flash suppressor as sort of the de facto sound an AR15 should be making, not as loud as a mini-y, but louder than a plain muzzle. It is about the most blast and noise that wouldn't really bother me. So that being said, does anyone etiher own both a (real) flash suppressor equipped rifle and a TacBreak equipped rifle, or have experience hearing both? Edit: Or can someone with both a plain muzzled rifle and a TacBrake rifle make the same comparitson? Thanks
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 8:57:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kreutzberg: --snip-- or have experience hearing both?
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I have been below and just to the side of the following, all back to back. Mini-y brake AK brake Kurts brakes Wilson brake Armalite brake Phantom FS Vortex FS A2 FS Bare muzzle The bare muzzle had the overall loudest tone. The AK and Mini-y had the most side/rear directed sound. The Armalite was next. I could tell very little difference between Kurts and Wilsons brakes and the above mentioned FS's. The Brakes did have a slight bit more side impulse of course, but not a whole lot more than the FS. The Vortex distributed and radiated the blast the most evenly and over a pretty large area, no doubt part of what makes it such an effective FS. Personally, I find the whole noise thing in relation to brakes to be kinda pointless, but thats just me. As is a pet peeve with me, I just have to point out, brakes do not creat and sound. They simply redirect sound that the gun is already making. [;)] Kurts brakes rule. I have them on both of my current rifles.
Link Posted: 8/11/2003 2:28:12 PM EDT
Ahh. Thank you for your comparison. I think I'll go with the TacBrake, in that case.
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