MICOR Industries Flash Suppressors

The MICOR Industries Flash Suppressors are certainly unique. They are matched to a specific twist rate (1:9″, 1:8″, or 1:7″) which they claim increases velocity and enhances accuracy. I cannot speak to any of these claims since I haven’t tested this flash suppressor and they are not the most interesting thing about this particular flash suppressor to me. The most interesting thing about these flash suppressors to me is that they offer a titanium version.

The Ti version is machined from 6AL4V Ti which is a very strong alloy. It is sold by MICOR for its resistance to extreme conditions (which is true), but I am more interested in the fact that it is also very light weight. Flash suppressors are usually made from steel which makes them relatively heavy. Titanium would allow the flash suppressor to be both light weight and very strong. It might be just the thing for your lightweight AR-15 build.

Anything made from Ti gets automatic cool points in my book.

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3 Responses to MICOR Industries Flash Suppressors

  1. Dann in Ohio August 20, 2010 at 15:01 #

    It would be interesting to try some night photography of various flash supressors and and ammunition for comparison. Many people have never shot their guns at night and might be amazed at the blinding flash at the end of their muzzle or how noticable their location is via their muzzle flash – even in the daylight.

    • matthewdanger August 20, 2010 at 15:54 #

      Digital video is a great way to compare flash suppressors. That way stills can easily be compared. Most flash suppressors on the market work quite well (YHM Phantom, Smith Ent. Vortex, AAC Blackout, etc).

      Ammo selection plays a HUGE role in reducing flash as well. Cheap ammo tends to flash more (big surprise).

  2. Scottsboro August 20, 2010 at 21:00 #

    IMHO no increase in accuracy or decrease in flash suppression when used with Win 55g, Rem 55g or PMC.

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