Originally Posted by shaneinhisroom
That's a great point. I don't have too much experience with flash hiders yet, I'm still not sure of the differences between a A2 and a Surefire model, for example, and why there's a hundred dollar difference...
The A2 is the standard milspec FH if you will.
The Surefire components, like many other companies, is a muzzle brake which aids in reducing recoil or a flash hider and is also a mount for the SF suppressors.
Not all aftermarket devices are suppressor mounts.
While the muzzle brakes do reduce recoil, some such as the SF make the rifle much LOUDER! It's a trade off. The flash hiders reduce flash and in m experience do not make the rifles noticeably louder.
The muzzle device is something you can search on the site, as there are as many preferences and opinions on those as brands of rifles.
One of the more common devices as of late are the Battle Comps.