The Break Down Between Muzzle Brakes and Flash Hiders (VIDEO)

When it comes to muzzle devices, there is a lot of confusion between what makes one a flash hider and another a brake. To help cut through some of that is Joe Marler with Daniel Defense in the above video.

In short, flash hiders reduce the visual signature (i.e. the muzzle “flash”) while a brake (not break) is designed with the objective of reducing felt recoil, which in turn increases accuracy. For reference, most of DD’s guns, rifles, and pistols, come with a standard-length flash suppressor installed.

If you remain curious as to the science of how a brake works, check out the below.

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