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flash hider or brake?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by pacnw, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. pacnw

    pacnw Member

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    I know it may be a Ford/Chevy thing, but why do I want one over the other(specifically). I know the difference in what they do.

    I have a suppressor, so stealth wise I could use that.

    What about when I am not using the suppressor? Is it gun dependent?

    At this time 5.56 and 7.62x51/308 are the calibers in use.

    Thanks

    P.S.- The new Brakeout 2.0 was a consideration, but I read a test of multiple devices and it fared middle of the pack. Anyone here actually have hands on experience with it?
     
  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I believe there are flash suppressor setups that have a quick attach for the sound suppressor.

    My preference has always been for a flash suppressor unless the firearm is something that really needs a brake, like a .50 BMG or a magnum handgun. I do have a hybrid comp on a .45 ACP, but that is setup for pin shooting.
     
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  3. djaziatic

    djaziatic Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    For what application?

    For competition shooting, definitely a brake.

    For plinking, either or.

    I personally like muzzle brakes as they provide easy follow up shots. And I do not mind the concussion. And I could care less about people next to me who complain about the concussion...it's a gun...guns go bang.
     
  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    +100% this^
     
  5. pacnw

    pacnw Member

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    I am trying to get a quick attach set up for the suppressor, they have either.

    I figured if I was worried about the flash, use the suppressor. The flash hider is kind of redundant.

    For just plinking without the suppressor, the brake. I am not worried about the flash, and as said the concussion is not affecting me.