Do You Know the Difference Between a Flash Hider, a Compensator and a Muzzle Brake?
I hear the terminology for different muzzle devices misused and mangled frequently. As in…a lot. And it’s not just newbies who are guilty of mis-identifying these things. Plenty of “gun guys” don’t really know the difference.
So to help alleviate the problem and clear up some confusion, here’s the difference between the most commonly used muzzle devices in use today.
When you buy an AR-15, or any modern rifle with a threaded barrel, the default muzzle device is typically some kind of flash hider.
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