What an awesome opportunity we were given to test the B.E.Meyers 249F flash hider. First off let me say that the people over at B.E. Meyers have been more than awesome to work with.
The quality of the 249F is top notch, out of the many muzzle devices I have shot with over the past few years this one has to be at the top. The flash hider is manufactured to the highest standards, and when you first get it into your hands you can tell that right away. Every small detail of the flash hider seems to have been given special attention to make sure that this flash hider functions perfectly.
During the first trip to the range it quickly became known as the "tuning fork" because after every shot that's exactly what you hear, a distinct "ring". During the day there is absolutely no flash emitted during shooting, and the dust signature is rather small also.
When we headed out to the range to do some night shooting with a few different muzzle devices I was excited to see just how well the 249F would do. I had seen a few of the B.E. Meyers promo videos and was impressed, but I still was wanting to see it with my own eyes.
We first shot an A2 Flash Hider to have an idea of what most AR's on the market would look like when shot at night. Although the video doesn't capture exactly what the eyes see it does give a decent idea that the A2 does give a flash signature, small as it may be it is still visible when it's dark.
After shooting with the A2 we swapped it out for the B.E. Meyers 249F. The first shot created absolutely no flash both in person and on video, second shot followed closely to the first and a very small spark was seen. The only thing that was kind of a giveaway as to the firing position was the tuning fork "ring". However when we moved the camera to the 25 yard mark it was very hard to tell where that ring was coming from, so there is no concern in my mind that it would give away where you are at.
Overall I was very impressed with the performance of the 249F both during the day and at night. It has moved up to the top of the list on upgrades for the SpartanTC Reviews test AR.
Make sure to check back for the comparison video and write up on all of the muzzle devices we recently used during night shooting.