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I've been wondering about the flash supressor on my Polytech M-14. The slits/vents/whatever are not cut out as they are on the flash supressor on my Mini-14, so is it not really a flash supressor?

I've always wondered what the holes/slits in a flash supressor are supposed to be for anyway. Are they there to vent the flash out the sides rather than out the front, to cut down on the flash from the shooter's perspective? It doesn't seem like it would help cut down the visible flash as seen from another person (at a distance).

[This message has been edited by Jay_S (edited 04-01-2000).]
 

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Hi, Jay,

The slots in a flash hider are designed to allow atmospheric oxygen to oxidize the superheated gases that are the flame. Kinda like the air holes in the bottom of a Bunsen burner. Adjust it right, and the flame disappears!

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So the "flash supressor" without the slits is not really a "flash supressor"?

And, assuming that would be my only evil feature (since as far as I can tell I don't have a bayonet lug), I can install a "real" flash supressor and not be a Federal criminal?
 
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