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AK Flash Suppressor Failure!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by gst264, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. gst264

    gst264 Independence Member

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    This M14 style flash suppressor was on my Yugo AK, had about 1000 rounds through it then decided it just couldn't handle the firepower and failed. The pics don't show it but, there are stress cracks at the front of the other two openings or flutes also.
    It failed near the end of test firing a new 75 round drum. My son noticed that something hit his hand, stopped, and that's when we noticed the issue!
    We always do, but...a good reminder as to why we always protect our eyes and ears!
    No harm done to people or gun...now to find a new flash hider that looked as cool as this one!
    Cheers.

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  2. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Ouch. Glad no one was hurt. :)
    I like the AK74 style. Works good and looks Great.

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  3. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, I'm glad nobody was hurt as well. I've got an Arsenal SGL (similar to the one tattoo has pictured) with the 74 style muzzle break and it works very well indeed. Even in low light shooting there's marginal flash. Well designed.

    Failing that, you can get slant cut comps at k-var for about $10. Here:

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  4. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    AK74 type is what's on my AKs.. looks great and actually reduces muzzle climb a bit
     
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    supergenius 206 Active Member

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  6. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    gst264 Independence Member

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    Thanks for the ideas! :D