Advanced Armament Corporation has introduced a new shotgun flash hider called Brakeout 2.0 SG12. It is designed for Remington 870, 1100, 11-87, V3 shotguns or any other 12 gauge shotgun that utilizes choke tubes compatible with Rem Choke thread pitch. In the image embedded below, you can see that the flash signature reduction is really impressive compared to the bare muzzle.
Here is an excerpt from the company’s website describing the idea behind this muzzle device and the areas where it will be most useful:
Developed to mitigate the aggressive muzzle signature of defensive-use shotguns, the Brakeout 2.0 SG12 has been proven to reduce both felt recoil and muzzle flash for any shotgun utilizing a Rem® Choke compatible barrel.
By incorporating Rem® Choke architecture into this new Brakeout, users will be assured of accuracy with rifled slugs and consistent shot patterns with both lead and steel shot.
The breaching points defined by the cuts for the patented Blackout ® style 3-prong flash hider resets the bar for versatility and combined performance for today’s tactical breaching choke tubes.
The AAC Brakeout 2.0 SG12 flash hider is machined out of billet 17-4 stainless steel and features a black oxide finish. Much like in the case of many other flash hiders the three prongs are responsible for reducing the flash signature. The small side ports are advertised to reduce the felt recoil by redirecting some of the gasses to the sides. According to AAC, this flash hider also provides a “positive breaching design for enhanced surface engagement“.
Looks to be a simple yet effective construction, doesn’t it? Do you use a flash hider on your home defense or duty shotgun? Let us know in the comments section about your experience with shotgun flash hiders in general and your thoughts about this particular one.
Images from www.advanced-armament.com