SMITH ENTERPRISE VORTEX AR15 FLASH HIDER
I get a substantial amount of emails asking “What is the BEST FLASH HIDER FOR AN AR15“. Naturally with so many great options it’s very hard to single out one single AR15 FLASH HIDER as the “Best“. Who has the time and money to test them all? Not me. Fortunately this is one time where sales numbers, website visitors, reviews and YouTube videos mostly agree. The SMITH ENTERPRISE VORTEX FLASH HIDER is with good reason arguably the most popular and copied FLASH HIDER for an AR15 available today. It’s popularity is based on performance and cost about $60. There are other flash hiders that perform just as well and maybe insignificantly better but be prepared to spend two to three times the cost of the VORTEX FLASH HIDER.
If there are two undesirable characteristics of the SMITH ENTERPRISE VORTEX FLASH HIDER the first would be its plain and simple appearance. The second characteristic can be an annoyance to some. The VORTEX has a tendency to “Ring” as rounds are put down range.Watch and listen to the video below.
Used by US armed forces worldwide as well as US Dept of Homeland Security and law enforcement across the nation. Designed not to loosen under sustained fire. Compatible with Smith Enterprise’s quick attach/detach Direct Connect (DC) sound suppressors from Smith Enterprise, Fisher and Gemtach Halo. Specially angled 15 degree helical flutes hides nearly 100% muzzle flash, even during full-auto fire, by dissipating gas and retaining unburned powder for increased residual burn. Constructed of the same 8620 bar stock steel used in the manufacture of AR-15/M16 bolts and carriers, then heat-treated to provide a high-strength core and tough, outer shell. Special, helix design helps align exiting barrel gas to improve accuracy with all bullet types. Skirt extension conceals gap between barrel shoulder and flash hider on AR-15, M16, and M4 rifles. Grooved base ring allows integration of Blank Firing Attachment (BFA) used by law enforcement trainers, and permits installation of the Smith Enterprise M4DC CQB sound and flash suppressor (available factory direct to USG/LE and FMS customers). Thread-on design requires no washer. Torque to 10 ft. lbs. maximum, self-tightens as weapon is fired. Use M-193, SS-109 (M855) and MK 262 service ammo for highest degree of flash suppression. Can be permanently attached to 14.5″ long, M4 barrels for an overall length of 16.1″.