View Full Version : green fire/flash out of troy medieval muzzle brake
04-13-2012, 12:02 AM
Hey calgunners. anyone have much experience with the medieval muzzle brake from troy. i've had it on my piston ar for a while now albeit i never had it tightened properly due to a lack of a vice. I recently tightened it and took it to an indoor range (p2k in el cajon) and noticed that the flash coming out of the top and side ports of the muzzle brake looked green. it was also noticeably louder than before. is this suppose to happen? when i look up videos on youtube there is barely any noticeable flash. could it be leftover residue from the blue loctite that i squeezed onto the threads (i don't know why i put it there but i did)? I was shooting american eagle 5.56 out of an adams arms piston upper, if that makes a difference. any help is much appreciated.
04-13-2012, 12:14 AM
Indoor range will amplify everything, flash and noise. And this is normal for a comp
The green comes from the fluorescent lighting in the range.
The Troy Medieval is a brake and designed to act as a brake. You'll have more noise than a flash hider and more flash than a flash hider.
Also, videos rarely capture a firearms true flash signature because the flash is over in FFAAAARRR less time than the 24-30fps of the video camera can capture.
The only way to accurately capture the flash from a firearm is to use a still camera with an open lens in a dark room (or dark area at night). Set your shutter speed to a couple seconds, fire off a photo, then fire the gun. The light from the flash will be the only light that the camera captures and give you a much better idea of how much flame is actually coming out of that muzzle.
04-13-2012, 9:47 AM
green flash could be due to copper residue from previous build up
04-13-2012, 12:47 PM
I wish my gun had green flash. At the last carbine course i took all i saw was gravel in my face :/
04-13-2012, 12:48 PM
Oh as mentioned, a brake will seem louder indoors, since the sound bounces off the walls.
04-13-2012, 1:13 PM
Its not green but a muzzle break does put on a light show at an indoor range
(American Shooting Center)
04-22-2012, 4:22 PM
My god that's awesome ^^
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