Suppressors can reduce muzzle flash, and in some cases, they can eliminate it. There are a few factors that contribute to how effective a suppressor is at reducing muzzle flash, including the length of the suppressor and the type of firearm it’s being used on. Suppressors work by trapping the expanding gases that are released when a bullet is fired and allowing them to cool before they exit the muzzle. This process significantly reduces the temperature of the gases, which in turn reduces or eliminates the visible light that we see as muzzle flash.
So if you’re looking for a way to reduce muzzle flash, using a suppressor is one option to consider. Just keep in mind that suppressors can also slightly reduce the velocity of your bullet, so it’s important to choose one that’s the right length for your particular firearm.
Just about every suppressor on the market will do an admirable job of reducing muzzle flash, and there are even a few that are specifically designed to excel at this. However, it’s important to keep in mind that reductions in muzzle flash can come with trade-offs, such as increased weight or length, and/or decreased sound reduction.
When shopping for a suppressor, those looking specifically for reduced muzzle flash should focus on models that use ablative materials. These materials work by disintegrating when they come into contact with hot gases, which effectively cools down the gases before they exit the muzzle. This results in a significant reduction in muzzle flash. Ablative materials also have the added benefit of not significantly affecting sound reduction levels
It depends on the design of the suppressor and the gun itself. Some suppressors will eliminate muzzle flash, while others will just reduce it. Muzzle flash is caused by escaped gases, so a good way to reduce it is to have a suppressor that traps those gases and doesn’t allow them to escape.
Suppressors reduce muzzle flash by breaking up the hot gases that create the flash. In addition, they slow down the release of these gases, which further reduces the intensity of the flash. By contrast, unsuppressed firearms release all of the hot gas in one shot, which creates a brighter and more visible flash.