Dead Air Armament’s New Pingless Flash Hider

Dead Air Armament's new flash hider. Photo: Dead Air Armaments.Dead Air Armament's new flash hider. Photo: Dead Air Armaments.

Dead Air Armament has a new flash hider that eliminates the “ping” associated with open-prong flash hiders.

“Shooting with a flash hider that produces a tuning fork-like ping after every shot is well… annoying,” said Mike Pappas, director of product development for Dead Air Armament. “So, say hello to our new Flash Hider and say goodbye to muzzle flash and ping.”

The new flash hider has a unique patent-pending design, featuring mass-shifted, equal-length tines. The end result is a flash hider that does not “ping,” according to a recent press release.

Dead Air uses the same ultra-hard black nitriding process on its flash hiders as it does on its muzzle brakes to ensure they are tough enough to handle whatever’s thrown at it, according to the release.

In addition, Dead Air’s new flash hider is quite a bit lighter than other flash hiders and makes for an excellent suppressor mount, the release states.

It weighs just under four ounces and retails for $89.

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  • That makes it more weightful but has been delighted! Appreciate it.

  • Stephen

    New? Griffin Armament had this out a year ago

  • Slow_Joe_Crow

    So why go to the trouble of engineering a better open prong design when birdcage designs work well?

  • Gordon Rottman

    The reason the birdcage flash hider was developed was to eliminate the problem of prong-type flash hiders snagging on vegetation and barbed wire. That’s a real problem. I don’t know if there’s any significant difference between the amount of flash reduction. From my experience there’s not and the snagging issue is more important.

    • Larry

      +100 on this point. The first thing that came to mind when I saw this is how much I hated that version of the flash hider on AR-15s I’ve used in the past. It snags on everything that is in your way. The birdcage design does not. Just another solution looking for a problem.

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