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Best Flash Hiders

Quick reaction and clear vision during the shooting, especially in dim light conditions, can be enhanced due to upgrading the firearm with a flash hider. The Flash hiders can diminish the recoil as well, but slightly, not as efficiently as compensators.

Why do we need a flash hider?

Flash hiders scatter the shooting outbreak, ensuring more visibility and allowing shooters to hide from others if needed.

Best Picks

Yankee Hill Machine Phantom Flash Hider

Yankee Hill Machine Phantom Flash Hider

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The Dual Support System allows for aligning the suppressor to the bore and fitting multiple calibers. The external Locking Mechanism keeps heat away from the spring mechanism. New style Carbon Scrapers (teeth) scrape or remove carbon from the inner can support system.

Dead Air Silencers Key Mount Flash Hider

Dead Air Silencers Key Mount Flash Hider

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The Key Mount Flash Hider does not “ping” due to the patent-pending construction with mass-shifted equal length spikes, improving vision down range.

Budget Pick

SilencerCo Hybrid ASR Flash Hider

SilencerCo Hybrid ASR Flash Hider

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The Steel 3-prong flash hiders are paired with the ASR mounting system, significantly mitigating felt recoil and muzzle climb. The patent-pending resonance suppression prevents the tuning-fork effect. Comfortable option of one hand-on-&-off mounting and dismounting.

Top 20 Flash Hiders

#1 Sig Sauer QD Taper-Lok Flash Hider Mount

Sig Sauer QD Taper-Lok Flash Hider Mount

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Specification

Type: Silencer Mounts
Thread: 5/8-24 TPI

The Flash Hider Mount is a three-piece assembly, which integrates a crush washer, a rear mount unit semi-permanently attached to the gun’s muzzle, and an interchangeable tip.

This QD Taper-Lok assembly allows for aligning and securing both the mount to the pistol and then the silencer to the mount. It’s recommended to get some Loctite to prevent the mount from getting loose over time.

Pros
  • Self-centering

  • Secure interface

  • Simple one-handed use

  • Great for Suppressors to use it on .30 caliber and below rifles

  • Easy to put on

  • This QD adapter allows free usage of the silencer on multi-calibers rifles

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

#2 Aero Precision AR15 Flash Hider

Aero Precision AR15 Flash Hider

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Specification

Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO, .223 Caliber
Weight: 1.9 oz

The Classic A2 Style Flash Hiders are designed for AR15 rifles, and bored for .223 and 5.56 Calibers. These muzzle devices with a mil-spec birdcage are finished with a Black anodized matte. The kit doesn’t include a crush washer.

Pros
  • Classic design construction

  • Affordable price and decent quality

  • Flawlessfit

  • A mil-spec birdcage

Cons
  • Anodized finish is pretty raw: it’s hard to find a well-finished birdcage

  • No logo FYI

#3 Yankee Hill Machine Phantom Flash Hider

Yankee Hill Machine Phantom Flash Hider

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Specification

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28

The QD Steel Flash Hider with 5-Port design diminishes visible flash, fitting Phantom 5.56 sound suppressors. The Dual Support System allows for the alignment of the suppressor to the bore. The external Locking Mechanism keeps heat away from the spring mechanism.

Pros
  • New style Carbon Scrapers (teeth) scrape or remove carbon from the inner can support system

  • High-temperature spring

  • Dust enclosure hides and protects all inner moving components due to the quick disconnect system

  • If shooting is unsuppressed, some local ranges are now prohibiting muzzle brakes, so this permits to have some firearms suppressed if needed

  • The new design for the QD flash hider is much better than the old phantom design: looks better cosmetically, no more sharp teeth to tear up the rifle bag as well

  • Easy to install

  • Allows one suppressor to fit multiple calibers

  • Operates exactly as stated

  • Much less concussion on a shorter barrel than the QD brake

Cons
  • Not yet

#4 Midwest Industries AR-15 Flash Hider

Midwest Industries AR-15 Flash Hider

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56mm/.223 Remington
Threads per Inch: 1/2-28; 5/8×24

The Midwest Industries Flash Hider is manufactured from tool steel and covered with a melonite finish. These impact units are constructed for AR-15. A crush washer doesn’t come with the kit.

Pros
  • The muzzle looks stylish on the AR builds

  • Hides effectively the flash signature

Cons
  • Not yet

#5 Strike Industries Venom Muzzle Flash Hider

Strike Industries Venom Muzzle Flash Hide

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Caliber; .308 Caliber, 7.62x51mm NATO

The Strike Industries flash hiders ensure fast diffusion of shooting smoke that blows up from the barrel and almost eliminates muzzle flash, providing night vision or effective shooting even at low light conditions. These muzzle devices can be combined with a blast shield (you can check the FF-CRD supply on the Strike Industries page). The flash hider is longer than the A2 so expect at least a one-inch longer added to the weapon OA length. The timing is not necessary for these flash hiders, so a crush washer isn’t required as well but it’s included in the kit (needed torque is 15-20 ft-lbs).

Pros
  • No flash

  • Decreases recoil

  • Reasonable price

  • Symmetrical design

  • Delivers prompter follow-up shots and better situational perception

  • Effective even for Ruger AR gun’s dragon breath-like flash

  • The four prongs make the construction stylish and aggressive

  • Functional and great quality

  • Correct fit

  • Protects the night vision efficiently

  • Easy installation

  • Looks sharp and cool: makes the barrel profile look fiercer than the A2 birdcage

  • No need to line up squares

  • Does not snag patches while running the rod through the bore

  • Well-made with a durable finish

Cons
  • A very loud ting/ping: makes a tuning fork noise while charging the firearm

#6 SilencerCo Hybrid ASR Flash Hider

SilencerCo Hybrid ASR Flash Hider

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Specification

Caliber: 9mm Luger; 30 Caliber; .223 Remington, 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads: 1/2×36; M13.5×1 LH; 5/8-24; 1/2-28

The Steel 3-prong flash hiders are paired with the ASR mounting system, significantly mitigating felt recoil and muzzle climb.

Pros
  • One hand-on-&-off mounting and dismounting

  • No tuning-fork effect (as for competing for 3-prong flash hiders) thanks to the patent-pending resonance suppression

  • Fits suppressor perfectly and snug

  • Pairs with other ASR devices

  • No ting sound like most flash hiders have

  • Short so doesn’t add unnecessary length

  • The finish is silky without machining marks

  • Different length prongs look badass

  • No Timing is needed

  • Simple to put in and take off quickly

Cons
  • Not Quick Detach: it is quicker than direct thread but not nearly as quick as 3-lug

  • Bur or machining issue on the threading

#7 Dead Air Silencers Key Mount Flash Hider

Dead Air Silencers Key Mount Flash Hider

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Specification

Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Length: 2.7 in
Weight: 0 – 0.49 grain, 3.6 oz

The Key Mount Flash Hider is patent-pending and designed with mass-shifted equal length tines, and can be paired with the Sandman-K, Sandman-S, Sandman-L, and Key-Mo equipped Nomad-30 silencers.

Pros
  • Does not “ping” due to the patent-pending construction with mass shifted equal length spikes

  • Lifetime warranty

  • Reduces firearm’s recoil

  • Improves vision downrange

  • Good for a pistol or SBR to run a dead air suppressor

  • Well-designed: this muzzle device is perfect engineering mixed with simplicity

  • Robust and looks cool

  • Easy to install

  • The Key-Mo system operates incredibly well

  • No ringing noise; pinging

  • This system locks and prevents taking the suppressor off

Cons
  • No shims in the pack

#8 Griffin Armament Taper Mount Minimalist Barrel Flash Hider

Griffin Armament Taper Mount Minimalist Barrel Flash Hider

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Specification

Threads per Inch: 1/2×36; 1/2×28
Cartridge: .45 Caliber (Threads per inch .578×28; 5/8×24; 11/16×24)
Weight: 2.9 oz

The Minimalist series with 3 flash suppressing tines and integrated anti-resonance features supports the Optimus 9 Mid-Size configuration as well as Optimus micro with taper extension. These Mounts are compatible with RECCE, PALADIN, Sportsman, and Optimus series silencers. The lightweight mount makes the pistol barrel lighter and more responsive to the shooter. The Taper Mount Thread Protector fits this muzzle device for added protection of thread mounts.

Pros
  • Durable Stainless-steel construction (17-4 PH)

  • About 40% lighter than most competing flash suppressor mounts

  • Glossy Melonite QPQ Finish

  • The flash suppressor doesn’t need timing

  • Anti-Resonance flutes to prevent pinging under fire

  • The taper ensures solid lock up and minimal/repeatable POI shift

  • Minimal and efficient

  • Veteran-owned company

  • Quickly and easily mounts to the flash hiders

  • Excellent machining

Cons
  • Not yet

#9 Guntec USA AR-10/LR-308 A2 Birdcage Flash Hider

Guntec USA AR-10/LR-308 A2 Birdcage Flash Hider

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Specification

Caliber: .308 Caliber
Threads per Inch: 5/8×24
Diameter: 0.8 in
Length: 1.5 in

This muzzle device with Ribbed Birdcage, type A2, features closed bottoms.

The all-steel construction of Mil-Spec Flash Hider is engineered for the AR-10 pistols.

Pros
  • Reasonable price

  • Durable Black Nitride finish

  • Made in the USA

Cons
  • Not yet

#10 Yankee Hill 4315M13LA Mini QD Flash Hider

Yankee Hill 4315M13LA Mini QD Flash Hider

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Specification

Threads per Inch: M13x1 LH
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Weight: 3.3 oz
Length: 2 1/8 in

The Mini Q.D. Flash Hiders fit Turbo K’s, Resonator’s, Turbo T2’s, Resonator K’s, Nitro .30, Resonator R2’s, all Phantom .30 caliber suppressors, and R9 9mm and NITRO N2O sound ones. The Flash Hider is designed for YHM’s fast attach sound suppressor systems; it should be torqued to between 20 and 30 ft-lbs.

Pros
  • LH Thread Pitch

  • Compact

  • No shortcuts: still capable of being shot comfortably suppressedas well as unsuppressed

  • The YHM TURBO K fits on an LH barrel

  • Great for competitive shooting

  • No needed shims or timing for installation

Cons
  • Not yet

#11 SureFire 3-Prong Flash Hider w/Suppressor Adapter

SureFire 3-Prong Flash Hider w/Suppressor Adapter

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO, 7.62x51mm NATO, 6.8mm Remington SPC
Length: 2.62 in, 2.67 in, 2.96 in, 2.78 in, 3.05 in
Threads per Inch: 5/8×24

The three-prong patent-pending flash hiders as prong muzzle devices are much more effective for flash reduction than plain units. The flash hides are precision machined from the bar stock of US mill-certified heat-treated stainless steel.

Pros
  • No pinging

  • Solid three-prong patent-pending construction

  • Due to thread interface due to the high-precision single-point cut barrel threads

  • Black Melonite finish delivers reliable protection against severe environmental conditions, allowing to clean it easily after harsh use

  • Dampens effectively the muzzle flash

  • Quality materials and machining

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

#12 Guntec USA AR-10/LR-308 Spartan Flash Hider

Guntec USA AR-10/LR-308 Spartan Flash Hider

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Specification

Caliber: .308 Caliber
Length: 1.5 in
Diameter: 0.8 in
Threads per Inch: 5/8×24

The Guntec USA Flash Hiders ensure the AR-10 and LR-308 rifles with dependable functionality and durability. This model comes with a crushed washer. The muzzle devices are crafted of rigid Aluminum (T6), with a Nitride finish.

Pros
  • Effectively mitigates muzzle flash and recoil

  • Aggressive design

  • Easily installed and cared for

Cons
  • Not yet

#13 Manticore Arms Eclipse 26×1.5L Flash Hider For Yugo Krinkov

Manticore Arms Eclipse 26x1.5L Flash Hider For Yugo Krinkov

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Specification

Cartridge: .308 Caliber, 7.62 mm
Threads per Inch: M26x1.5 LH
Gun Make: Zastava
Weight: 3.6 oz
Length: 2.25 in

The Eclipse Flash Hider features multiple detent notches to thread down as far as possible on the muzzle and a slightly twisted triple prong design to diminish flash almost completely even in total darkness. The muzzle device is crafted from 8620 steel with Rockwell 50C heat treat, covered with Black oxide finish.

Pros
  • Threaded for the unusual threads of the Yugo M85 and M92 PAP “Krinkov” style pistols and rifles

  • Will clear any projectile up to .311 caliber and 7.62 mm (shouldn’t be used with larger calibers)

  • Designed and made in the USA

  • Doesn’t ring or ping

  • Fits perfectly onto 85 threads

  • Great price

  • Excellent performance

  • Recoil Reduction

  • Flash hiding

Cons
  • Shot fireballs and very visible from a shooting perspective

#14 SureFire Warcomp Flash Hider

SureFire Warcomp Flash Hider

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Specification

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO; 7.62x51mm NATO; 6.5mm Caliber
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28; M15x1; 5/8×24; M14x1 LH
Gun Model: M4, M16; Heckler & Koch HK417; Heckler & Koch G36; AK-47
Length: 2.48 in; 2.67 in; 2.9 in; 3.6 in; 2.7 in; 2.84 in; 3 in
Weight: 2.7 oz, 3.8 oz, 3.9 oz, 3.6 oz, 4 oz (0 – 0.49 grain)

The Flash Hider with a rock-solid mounting Suppressor Adapter has a patent-pending design to deliver more than 98% flash elimination as well as muzzle rise. The muzzle device is precision machined from US mill-certified heat-treated stainless steel bar stock with Matte black DLC coating.

Pros
  • High-precision single-point cut barrel threads for optimum thread interface

  • Inspected for concentricity and alignment

  • DLC coating gives maximum protection and makes cleaning easier

  • The neutral timing option allows timing for right- or left-handed shooters

  • Manufactured in the U.S.A

  • Long service life due to the sturdy construction

  • No needed permanent modifications to the weapon while mounting

  • Multiple bearing surfaces ensure suppressor alignment and prevent tines from ringing inside it

  • Included 3-Prong Wrench and Rocksett

  • Diminished recoil and muzzle flash

  • Noticeable ringing

  • Easy mounting

  • Operates as designed

  • Looks great on the rifle

  • Quick attach and detach

  • Neutral timing: can be shot either right- or left-handed

  • Redirects concussion forward

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

  • A little expensive

  • The muzzle still would rise doesn’t feel like it was compensating at all

  • Muzzle blast

  • A little difficult to time duly with supplied shims

  • The wrenching tool is a bit flimsy

#15 SureFire SOCOM Closed Tine Flash Hider

SureFire SOCOM Closed Tine Flash Hider

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington, 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Length: 2.33 in

The flash hiders feature proprietary Impulse Diffusion construction to decrease the outcome of a side blast and concussion directed backward. These flash models are paired with M4 and M16 firearms and other 1/2-28 muzzle thread rifle builds. Mitigated recoil impulse and muzzle rise due to the offset porting allow the rifles to track back and keep the shooter on the target for faster next shot recovery.

Pros
  • No need for permanent modifications during installation

  • Protective black Ionbond DLC coating is resistant to harsh environmental conditions and easy in cleaning

  • Covered by SureFires No-Hassle Guarantee

  • Rigid mounting adapter for SureFire SOCOM Series sound silencers

  • Precision machined from US mill-certified heat-treated stainless steel bar stock

  • Labyrinth seals prevent carbon buildup on the suppressor lock ring

  • High-precision single-point cut barrel threads ensure a suitable thread interface

  • Inspected for concentricity and leveling

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

#16 Noveske Flash Hider

Noveske Flash Hider

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Specification

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Weight: 0 – 0.49 grain, 7 oz
Diameter: 1.35 in

The flash hider features heat-treated CM Construction with Phosphate Finish. The muzzle device pushes all the gasses forward, away from the shooter.

Pros
  • Will run on any barrel length

  • Quality control through individual serial numbers

  • Included 1/2 in Crush Washer

  • The Best muzzle brake for short barrel AR

  • Looks awesome on the gun

  • Helps the gun cycle better

  • Outstanding flash redirect

  • A bit of noise mitigation

  • The flame directed just about straight forward in close quarters has quite a bit of psychological effect

Cons
  • Not yet

#17 Yankee Hill Phantom Flash Hider

Yankee Hill Phantom Flash Hider

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Muzzle: 1/2″-28 TPI

The YH Phantom Flash Hider with Smooth End Cuts has a five-port design but without a downward-facing port that eliminates dust items when shooting in the prone position.

Pros
  • Comes with the crush washer

  • Good for shooting in the prone position as there is no downward-facing port, so no dust correspondingly

  • Replaces a standard A2 birdcage and slightly better hides flash

  • Loud

  • Recoil control

  • Installed easily with the supplied crush washer

  • Looks great on the heavy barrel 16-in AR

  • Good value for money

Cons
  • Doesn’t line up well on a Ruger ranch rifle

#18 Yankee Hill Machine Phantom Aggressive Compensator Flash Hider

Yankee Hill Machine Phantom Aggressive Compensator Flash Hider

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Specification

Threads per Inch 5/8×24
Caliber: .308 Caliber

The tactical two-in-one muzzle device operates as a muzzle compensator while saving great flash hiding. The Compensator/ Flash Hider is equipped with 5 ports, an Aggressive Front End, and blind bottom without holes to exclude dust problems while firing in the prone position.

Pros
  • Great aggressive bezel machine work

  • Made in specialized factories

  • Simple, not flashy

  • Convenient for prone shooting, as there are no facing-down ports, eliminating dust issues

  • Operates great on an 18-in AR-10 barrel for a 308

  • Fair price

  • Easy to install

  • Minimal flash even with the .308 fireball

  • Includes a crush washer

Cons
  • Not yet

#19 Anarchy Outdoors Titanium Flash Hider

Anarchy Outdoors Titanium Flash Hider

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Specification

Color: Titanium; Black
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28; 5/8×24
Cartridge: .30 Caliber
Length: 2 in
Outer Diameter: 0.875 in
Weight: 1.15 oz

The tri-port muzzle brake is engineered from Titanium (Grade 5) and covered with glass beads. These Flash Hiders decrease recoil and muzzle rise (less than 1 inch with a 30-round 5.56 mag) while hiding the flash.

Pros
  • Lifetime Replacement Guarantee

  • Full Automatic capable

  • Lightweight

  • Light good clear glass

  • The three offset front ports prevent dust kick-up

Cons
  • Doesn’t fit 10.5 inches .223: blow whale flame out of compensation port on top

  • It shouldn’t be sold as a Flash Hider – doesn’t properly work

#20 SureFire Warcomp Flash Hider

SureFire Warcomp Flash Hider

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Conclusion

Flash hiders decrease the firing smoke and improve visibility.

These muzzle devices do not influence accuracy, they as well as muzzle breaks protect the barrel crowns.

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