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Flash Hiders...Brownells New Catalog - AR-15/M16 and .308 Version is a Winner!

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by ROGER4314, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    I've been a Brownells customer for many years and just received their AR-15/M-16 and .308 variants catalog yesterday. I have never seen a more complete collection of parts, tools and accessories for the "Barbie Doll" of the rifle world!

    I competed with the black rifles in NRA competition for many years and thought I had seen everything made for AR-15 but this catalog proved me wrong! I never knew some of this equipment existed! For instance, there are two full pages of nothing but charging handle variations!

    I didn't request the catalog....it was sent to me as a regular customer. Check out their website to see if you can hook up with this one. It's a winner!


    SELECTION OF FLASH HIDERS
    On another matter, current selection of flash hiders/compensators/brakes or whatever you choose to call them is disturbing. These parts are being designed for rifle owner eye appeal without much regard to practicality. Specifically, the cool looking grooves/slots in these flash hiders may LOOK good to a guy who is building a Tacticool rifle but their function is poor.

    As an experienced prone rifle shooter, may I suggest this?................PLEASE reject any flash hider that has a groove at the bottom (6 o'clock) position. Those rascals will throw dirt/gravel/grass in your face every time you fire! Depending upon WHY you're building the rifle, a cloud of dirt or debris from a prone fired round could ultimately prove fatal.

    Summed up:
    Don't buy any flash hider with openings or grooves at the bottom unless you're just putting it on the rifle for show. They are bad news when fired from prone.

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  2. wakal

    wakal Dreadnaught Industries LLC

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    That catalog has a great compensator from some weird folks calling themselves "Dreadnaught Industries." A nice and rather popular product for the sort of competition shooters who don't take naps between shots ;)

    And...the F2 does not have bottom ports :)








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