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Ok, Got my new ACR Enhanced and want to get a nice Muzzle Brake Compensator/Flash Hider for it. I like the Phantom 5.56mm 5C1 Comp/Flash Suppressor (YHM-28-5C1).
 

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If you're thinking of cutting the barrel back and pinning it the YHM flash hiders will give you the best weight savings and work very well for their cost.
 

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I have also seen the Battlecomp 1.5 and 1.0. They look very nice. Will either of these compensator push the barrel down on the enhanced ACR?
 

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I have a PWS on my SCAR, (came with it) and it's unbareable to shot on indoor range, way tooooo loud. It is very effective holding the muzzle down. It gives you more of a slight push back. I shot a battlecomp 1 on an AR. Again, pushes straight back and the concussion is no where near as bad as the PWS.

I personally like the AAC blackout that come on the enhanced ACR. Effective hiding muzzle flash and isn't obnoxious on indoor range. If I needed to pin a device on a 14.5 inch barrel, I think I would personally try the battle comp 1.5. Seems to offer the best of both worlds without killing the wallet.
 

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Thx cjt50...I wish there was some way to get the battlecomp on my SR-556C...the flash hider is welded on because of the 16" law. It climbs enough to be annoying. It looks like a great comp for the ACR as well. Does the AAC blackout keep the muzzle climb down as well as reduce the felt recoil...I am sure not like the BC or the PWS. I havent shot it (my Enhanced or the Basic setup) so I wouldnt even know which one is better (A2 or AAC) at muzzle climb and recoil reduction. Funny how a muzzle break can make a significant improvement on a rifle when it comes to shooting and feel.
 

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...i'd have to agree with cjt50, i think the AAC blackout is great...but as far as compensation goes...i don't have a great need for that with a 5.56...although i have fired an ak with a PWS comp\flashhider side-by-side with an ak that had no muzzle device...at night the muzzle flash was about half the size with the PWS than without...but next to the AAC...no contest...even with just an A2 on a lwrc 6.8spc...still no contest...and as far as the PWS' reduction of recoil, unless you shoot a lot, there is little difference IMO...to tell you the truth i told my buddy to get the PWS after watching videos and reading reviews...but i was very disappointed...
...again my aim was flash suppression first, compensation second...the AAC is definitely as advertised...shoot in low light and you'll see...
 

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It really depends on what you want from your FH or your Comp. Do you just want to hide the flash, then nothing beats the Vortex FH. But people complain about the ring, which can be quite a bit annoying from the vids I have seen. If you want a good compensator that can hide the flash a little better then the A2 Birdcage, then the FSC556 is pretty good. The down side is that you will annoy the hell out of everyone around you and you WILL feel the concussion on yourself. While it is not disturbing on yourself, it is noticeable but tolerable.

However, if you are not concerned about flash (which you shouldn't be unless you plan on doing A LOT OF night shooting) then if you want the best of the best of the best (best x 3) then you want the triple tap break (AKA Costa Break, Iconel Flash Hider, Enhanced Compensator Kit) that will not blow your range neighbor's ears out, etc. The triple tap is by far the very best compensator, and not the best flash hider.

The problem is that people tend to ask about what is the best of this or that. When what they should do is figure out what the want out of the product type. For example, you want a muzzle device? Okay, so what do you want from the muzzle device? What do you want it to do exactly? Then you can figure out after doing some research which are the best, etc.

The BattleComp isn't bad from what I hear. Although I know no one personally who has one.
 

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Thx cjt50...I wish there was some way to get the battlecomp on my SR-556C...the flash hider is welded on because of the 16" law. It climbs enough to be annoying. It looks like a great comp for the ACR as well. Does the AAC blackout keep the muzzle climb down as well as reduce the felt recoil...I am sure not like the BC or the PWS. I havent shot it (my Enhanced or the Basic setup) so I wouldnt even know which one is better (A2 or AAC) at muzzle climb and recoil reduction. Funny how a muzzle break can make a significant improvement on a rifle when it comes to shooting and feel.
I don't know, I have never shot an ACR with anything other then the "blackout." If it's installed correctly it looks like it should help. One thing I noticed with the ACR is the recoil is very different then any AR pattern rifle I have shot. I think I'm feeling the mass of the BCG moving more then the recoil of the round being fired. The ACR's bolt carrier is a massive beast compared to an AR and I can definately feel the carrier bottom out at the rear, and then a definate forward push when it locks up forward.

With all that said, I have done some double and triple taps within 25 yards and all shots are within the "A" ring on a NRA tombstone target using a red dot sight. For what I'm doing, the blackout is working.
 

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The Knight Arms is a complete and utter rip...at over 400 for a flash hider/comp is completely ridiculous! It is nearly 4x the next best compensator out there. I'll take the BC and be happy at that! Joke! Sorry, I just am still in sticker shock...and I have seen that comp a while ago...yet still in shock!
 

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The Knight Arms is a complete and utter rip...at over 400 for a flash hider/comp is completely ridiculous! It is nearly 4x the next best compensator out there.
From my experience, anything with the KAC name stamped on it is overpriced garbage. Their rail system on our M16A4s aren't even free-floated, and their VFGs that we're issued are cheap plastic that start to wiggle after sending a few rounds downrange.
 

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it was a little loud but not bad, the concussion was very manageable, i'm going out more this weekend to shoot more unsuppressed, btw it definitely is alot less of both than my old hk416 upper
 

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My state compliant version is supposed to come with an Izzy Muzzle Break welded to the barrel. Anyone here have one of those? If so how do you like it?
 

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My state compliant version is supposed to come with an Izzy Muzzle Break welded to the barrel. Anyone here have one of those? If so how do you like it?
I have the same rifle as you do... I never had anything at the end of any rifle that is state compliant in NJ, so this is my first experience, it's comparable to the recoil of my AR's, but a lot louder...but the recoil goes straight back and no muzzle raise. How the Izzy compares to other comps I also would like to know. For us that live in NJ and state compliant... it is what it is...it's not we have a choice..if want an ACR.
 

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I wonder if I can order an extra 5.56 barrel from them that has an AAC Blackout NB01, with the threads defeated, welded to the end instead of the Izzy muzzle break. From my understanding you can have a muzzle break as long as its welded to the barrel but no flash suppressor.

I should be getting my ACR today or Monday. I have to wait till the first sunday of next month to join the range though, the wait will probably kill me.
 

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I wonder if I can order an extra 5.56 barrel from them that has an AAC Blackout NB01, with the threads defeated, welded to the end instead of the Izzy muzzle break. From my understanding you can have a muzzle break as long as its welded to the barrel but no flash suppressor.

I should be getting my ACR today or Monday. I have to wait till the first sunday of next month to join the range though, the wait will probably kill me.
It sounds you're joining Cherry Ridge Gun Club. You should be able to order any barrel you want when it's available, check with BM. Also, you don't have to have it welded; you can order the barrel then order whatever you want to place on the end (and I would make sure that it's legal in NJ) take the barrel to a gunsmith and have them blind pin it to the barrel instead of welding it on.
 
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