The Smith Enterprise Vortex was the first flash suppressor that I ever purchased. At the time, nothing else could really match its flash reduction performance. I can still remember testing it during a night shoot and being in absolute awe of it. I still have that first Vortex on a semi-precision AR-15 where it performs very, very well even after who knows how many thousands of rounds. Believe it or not, this post isn’t about that first Vortex Flash Suppressor. It is about a new version that I recently came across.
Spike’s Tactical sells an exclusive Vortex Shorty! It has a shorter 1.75″ overall length compared to the original Vortex’s 2.25″ overall length. If it has similar flash suppression capability, this may be just the ticket for those who want a more compact flash suppressor.