Flash Hider or no????

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by The7mmSTW, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. The7mmSTW

    The7mmSTW Well-Known Member

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    Going to build a 20 inch upper for shooting distance and paper punching, should i go with a threaded ended barrel for a flash hider or no threads?

    what would i be losing or gaining by not running a flash hider?

    -matt
     
  2. NomadPilot

    NomadPilot Well-Known Member

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    IMHO, unless the target you're hunting is hunting you, too, a flash hider isn't all that necessary. You might go threaded to add a compensator or suppressor later on, though. If I ever settle down in a NFA-friendly state, I'll have to thread or replace a few barrels to mount suppressors. If you think you'll go down that road, save the extra step and buy threaded now with a screw-on thread protector.
     

  3. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    I'd say, do without. Flash suppresors bring some potential problems into the mix, and unless you're doing something that actually calls for one, there's no point in risking the trouble.
     
  4. threejones

    threejones Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Nomad, for longer ranges get a target crown and have the barrel treaded. That way you can just put a thread protector on for now, and still have the option of a break/comp/supressor down the road. It's what I did, and having the veratility has been really nice. I run a Ops break for range shooting, and swap it for a thread protector in the field, best of both worlds.
     
  5. battlestick

    battlestick Active Member

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    I vote no FH, but thread it as you never know what will come up in the future.