Review: Strike Industries Venom Flash Hider

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When searching for a flash hider, there are a thousand and one options out there. Strike Industries has made it a thousand and two with the Venom Flash Hider. Strike has done a wonderful job of bringing the shooting community with innovative and fresh products, I was interested to see if the features of the Venom were as innovative as the rest of their line.

Since I got the Venom in for review the listing for the .30 caliber muzzle device has been removed from the Strike Industries website, but they still produce the 5.56 model. The description on Strike’s website boasts some pretty cool features. Phil Note a new .30 caliber muzzle device is coming

Product Spec:
» Length:  2.165 in (5.5cm)
» Outer Diameter: .862
» Weight: 3oz
» Materials: Steel
» Color: Black
» Threaded at 1/2″x28 (.223)

Package include:
» Venom Flash Hider
» Crush washer

Features:
» Aggressive style with advanced design featuring four prongs with serrated points.
» The SI Venom-FH was engineered to create instant air flow to eliminate gas combustion.
»Long enough to make 14 ½” Barrel 16” w/pre-drilled hole for pin and welding
» Available in .223
» Wire-Cutter Capable

The Venom it a pretty good looking flash hider. After I source a handguard that is a more appropriate length, I think the Venom will look right at home. P1020110

The Venom has a four prong design that promotes airflow or something, at least that is what the marketing says.   P1020108

One really cool feature about the Venom is that it has a pre-drilled hole that makes pin and welding it to a 14.5″ barrel easy. I really like that Strike identified that as a need and made sure to include it, it shows that Strike is paying attention to the needs of shooters. P1020107

Time to get shooting. Even though my upper looked funny without a handguard, it still functions perfectly.  P1020155

The Venom did a pretty good job at hiding the flash. The camera just happened to catch the Venom working as advertised. flash

A couple more angles of the Venom, I really like how it looks on the rifle. I think after I get another handguard for this upper that it might become the permanent muzzle device.  P1020161 P1020162

I have to say, I wasn’t as impressed with the Venom as I normally am with Strike Industries products. I found the ringing kind of annoying every time I took a shot.P1020170

Something I noticed about the Venom is that post shot ringing of the flash hider is really prevalent. I found it to be a mild annoyance at best. I guess it would only be a big deal if I were shooting suppressed, since the Venom wont accept a suppressor the ringing isn’t that big of a deal.

Here is a quick video showing you the ringing.

The Venom offers some pretty interesting features for a mid-priced flash hider. If you would like to learn more about the Venom flash hider from Strike Industries you can read more on their website. The Venom flash hider carries a MSRP of $44.95 and is only available in 5.56 at the time of this review being written.



Patrick R

Patrick is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and works in the shooting sports industry. He is an avid recreational shooter and a verified gun nerd. With a lifelong passion for shooting, he has a love for all types of firearms, especially handguns and the AR-15 platform. Patrick may be contacted at tfbpatrick@gmail.com.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • BattleshipGrey

    Tactical tuning forks!

  • G0rdon_Fr33man

    I get the same sound with my 3-pronged hider. The sound obviously disappear when I snap on the suppressor….

  • ostiariusalpha

    That ringing is actually what makes prong flash hiders more effective than the birdcage style FH, it disrupts the expansion of any fireball at the muzzle. No ringing = weaker flash suppression.

    • Patrick R.

      Tell that to my trifecta. I still found it really annoying.

      • ostiariusalpha

        I can’t stand them either, nonetheless I’d bet their Lux rating is lower than your Trifecta. There’s no free lunch.

  • Dracon1201

    As others have said, the ringing is a common thing with prong style flash suppressors. It’s not Strike Industries fault.

    • Patrick R.

      I am aware that it is common with prong style flash hiders and their tuning fork abilities, it doesn’t make it less annoying though.

      • Dracon1201

        Agreed. If you still want the prong style there are some companies out there that shorten 1 or 2 of the prongs on 3 or 4 prong flash hiders, respectively. This helps to eliminate the ringing.

        • Rick

          And anyone that still(or ever) believed that the ringing suppresses the flash needs to do some research. Really

  • Orion Quach

    B.E. 249 >

  • James

    No visible flash on an SBR. I am surprised!

  • iksnilol

    No handguard? I like it, saves on weight.

  • Rick5555

    For a short barrel, this FH did its job rather well. Still, would need to see how it performs at night time. If the FH works as well as at night, as it does during day time. Then I could live with the pitch fork affect. I really don’t use brake’s on my AR’s, due to an AR has minimal recoil. A good FH is all you need. If you’re a competitor, then I can see the use for a compensator. I’ve been using Yankee Hill Phantom FH’s on my AR’s and they function just fine. For my next AR, I probably will try a fancy comp. i.e., like a Griffen Arms M4-SDII. These AR/AK’s are SO addicting. I suppose it could be worse. And be addicted to drugs or alcohol. Whenever, some I know gets their first firearm. I always tell them….”welcome to your new addiction.” Oh and too purchase ammo….a lot of ammo.

    BTW, I have to agree with Patrick. That Strike Industries does come out with some innovative and cool stuff. As well as, it’s quite affordable too. Which is always a plus, in my opinion. I use the Dust Cover Plate (from Strike) on all my AR’s. And recently got Strike’s Bolt Release Paddle too. As a lefty shooter, the paddle serves me well.

  • HKGuns

    Sure looks like my BE Meyers to my eyes.

  • Spikey DaPikey

    how about a slim heat proof silicon ring on the forks?