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Old 09-13-2021, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default Muzzle Break or Flash Hider?

I know they have different functions, but, if you were to choose, which would you run with your silencer?




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Old 09-13-2021, 11:16 AM   #2
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If you plan on ever shooting unsuppressed, flash hider.
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:16 AM   #3
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Brake all day when used with a suppressor. Acts as a sacrificial blast baffle, and will prolong the life of your can.
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:17 AM   #4
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I use the brake.
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:30 AM   #5
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Brake all day when used with a suppressor. Acts as a sacrificial blast baffle, and will prolong the life of your can.
Does the Flash Hider hurt the can?

My friend who's wondering,,, may get one of each...
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:34 AM   #6
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Brake all day when used with a suppressor. Acts as a sacrificial blast baffle, and will prolong the life of your can.
This. But man is it rough on a 10.5" when the can isn't attached.
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:36 AM   #7
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I prefer brakes with cans.
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:37 AM   #8
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I use the brakes as well
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Old 09-13-2021, 11:41 AM   #9
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so the scenario is that there's one can being shared by two guns.

One is a 16" barrel and the other is a 10.5" barrel. The 10.5" will probably be used more for hunting and have the Can on it most of the time and already has a Flash Hider on it. Should the Break be put on the pistol since it's going to be used with a can more often? Will the flash Hider hurt or compromise the Can's performance?



I didn't know the break helps and protects the can.
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Old 09-13-2021, 12:17 PM   #10
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The study I saw showed that it took a very high round count to show wear when using a flash hider. At the current cost of ammo I don't think most people would shoot enough rounds in their lifetime for it to matter. Unless you're having range days every weekend with friends or go to multi day courses frequently, I think you'll be fine either way.

If the flash hider you already have is compatible with the can then sure I would run the brake on the 10.5 and just toss the flash hider on the 16"
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Old 09-13-2021, 12:27 PM   #11
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so the scenario is that there's one can being shared by two guns.

One is a 16" barrel and the other is a 10.5" barrel. The 10.5" will probably be used more for hunting and have the Can on it most of the time and already has a Flash Hider on it. Should the Break be put on the pistol since it's going to be used with a can more often? Will the flash Hider hurt or compromise the Can's performance?



I didn't know the break helps and protects the can.
If it already has the flash hider on it, just use it and don't worry about it.
It's a non-issue.
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Old 09-13-2021, 12:34 PM   #12
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If it already has the flash hider on it, just use it and don't worry about it.
It's a non-issue.
may order a Muzzle break and put it on the pistol and take the flash hider and put it on the rifle.

last question,
how is the Muzzle Break rough on a pistol to shoot without a can?
(read it on here earlier)
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Old 09-13-2021, 12:36 PM   #13
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So not hearing/volume related: I'd describe it as being slapped in the face by a toddler. Doesn't hurt, but definitely annoying haha. The hearing/volume situation is an obvious.
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Old 09-13-2021, 12:57 PM   #14
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So not hearing/volume related: I'd describe it as being slapped in the face by a toddler. Doesn't hurt, but definitely annoying haha. The hearing/volume situation is an obvious.
Gotcha!
so by " Muzzle Break is rough on a 10.5 barrel gun" is referring to the blast and sound and not rough on the gas block or the bolt/ chamber or anything else.

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Old 09-13-2021, 01:00 PM   #15
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may order a Muzzle break and put it on the pistol and take the flash hider and put it on the rifle.

last question,
how is the Muzzle Break rough on a pistol to shoot without a can?
(read it on here earlier)
If you ever want to shoot without the suppressor, the break is going to be very, very, very loud and the muzzle blast will be intense on that 10.5. It won't hurt the gun.


To each their own, but what you are contemplating is the opposite of what I would do. I would put the flash hider on the shorter barrel and the break on the longer barrel. It won't be as bad on the longer barrel.
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