This flash hider was designed with preservation of the night vision of the shooter as the number one priority.
Night blinding from muzzle flash is very detrimental in combat situations due to the long periods between follow up shots. To reduce this effect the following things were designed into this unit.
It has bi-directional ports cut around the perimeter to assist in the leaning of the air/fuel mixture that is required for combustion. It also has a tapered bore to help slow the escaping gas so it has more time to mix with the additional air to further reduce the air/fuel mixture even more.
The small grooves cut around the perimeter of the ports are anti-resonance grooves that help reduce barrel vibrations, thereby stabilizing the bullet sooner in it’s flight. It is cut down for fitment of rifle grenades or a bayonet. It is 2.240″ in length so as to bring a 14.5″ rifle up to legal length with correct attachment techniques.
The muzzle is “banded” to give it strength, stabilize rifle grenades, and to provide a snag-free muzzle for tactical situations requiring speed and mobility.
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