Flash Hiders, Muzzle Breaks and Compensators!

There are many muzzle devices out there. Flash suppressors (aka flash hiders), muzzle breaks and compensators can be confusing but all have some differences in design and performance that shooters can benefit from depending on their needs.

Flash hiders:

Flash hiders literally “hide” or guard the shooter from the visible flash that occurs from unburned gunpowder. This can be useful for night shooting as it allows the shooter to preserve their night vision while also hiding the flash signature that can be visible others. Flash hiders typically are 1 of 2 design, the most popular a 3 or 4-pronged variety or a birdcage design, see examples below:

Birdcage Design

Pronged Design