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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 5/14/2002 1:41:29 PM EDT
Has anyone tried the new phantom flash suppressor ?? If so, how about a report !!!
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 1:52:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/14/2002 1:52:34 PM EDT by DOCPIG]
I have heard the phantom is more effective than the vortec although the vortec looks cooler in my opinion, I do not own either and am curious as well if anyone knows which is more effective at reducing flash.


BTW spectre what do you mean by have a take but, don't suck? Do you mean have a toke, but don't suck?
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 2:40:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
Has anyone tried the new phantom flash suppressor ?? If so, how about a report !!!



I've been wondering the same thing. I like the looks better without the prongs at the end. I assume it functions almost exactly the same.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 3:09:35 PM EDT
Originally posted by DOCPIG: BTW spectre what do you mean by have a take but, don't suck? Do you mean have a toke, but don't suck?

DOCPIG, It's a phrase used by Jim Rome, a sports radio and tv talk show host. It basically means, have something relevant to say and don't suck.

I posted a reply I received from Yankee Hill mfg in another topic with the same question. They are the makers of the phantom and they said it performs better than the original. I just wanted to hear from anyone who has actually used it. I ordered a new M4 upper yesterday and had them put the new phantom on it, so I'll know soon enough I guess.


Link Posted: 5/14/2002 11:17:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Muad_Dib:
I've been wondering the same thing. I like the looks better without the prongs at the end. I assume it functions almost exactly the same.



The notches or "prongs" on the end of the Phantom serves a purpose similar to that found on many other foreign weapons- wire cutting.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 11:44:07 PM EDT


The local guru at my FFL dealer has stated that these peform better than any other flah suppressor he's tested. He claims that they reduce muzzle flash to an approx. 1" length, narrow cone.

I just wish they made one to interface w/ a Gemtech M4-96D can.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 11:52:50 PM EDT
What do you think all the rails or lines along the part where it acually hides flash is for?
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 11:59:58 PM EDT
cuts weight and looks cool?
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 12:52:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By M4_Aiming_at_U:
What do you think all the rails or lines along the part where it acually hides flash is for?



Heat dissipation...?
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 10:35:08 AM EDT
evil grooves, says the crime bill
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 11:09:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 11:11:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 4:15:56 PM EDT
Would one of you please explain to my how the prongs could possible cut wire? The thinnest point is still about 1.5mm thick. It doesn't seem to me that it would make an effective wire cutter at all.
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 4:56:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 5:13:56 PM EDT
Careful when cutting military wire or barbwire fences, it may be attached to an anti personnel mine.

-Your friendly former Combat Engineer.
Link Posted: 5/17/2002 3:48:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
Simple: press the flash suppressor against the wire (such as a barbed-wire fence), with the notches holding the wire exactly through the center of the FS. Fire one round. Move FS to next wire and repeat as necessary.

Many foreign muzzle devices have grooves cut in them for exactly this purpose.

-Troy



Thanks Troy. Then it seems to me that this isn't exactly the kind of thing that has any use on an up and close carbine like the M4.
Link Posted: 5/17/2002 4:27:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Muad_Dib:

Originally Posted By Troy:
Simple: press the flash suppressor against the wire (such as a barbed-wire fence), with the notches holding the wire exactly through the center of the FS. Fire one round. Move FS to next wire and repeat as necessary.

Many foreign muzzle devices have grooves cut in them for exactly this purpose.

-Troy



Thanks Troy. Then it seems to me that this isn't exactly the kind of thing that has any use on an up and close carbine like the M4.



There will be. Just give it time.
Link Posted: 6/1/2002 1:16:05 PM EDT
Can someone post a picture of one of these new phantoms attached? I just wanted to get a feel for how they look.
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