Flash Forward Not a Silencer for 9mm

Flash Forward Mk1 MOD 3



Flash Forward Mk1 MOD 3

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Shockwave Flash Forward™ MK 1 MOD 3 aka Not a Silencer™

Help protect your hearing!* And do so without a $200 NFA tax stamp!


Introducing the newest Shockwave™ Technologies Flash Forward™ muzzle device–now for any 9mm firearm with a ½”-36 threaded muzzle. Its design redirects the expanding gases at the muzzle of your firearm away from you and toward the target. In testing, we have seen the peak decibel reading at the shooter’s ear reduced by an average of 9.4 db**. (As the decibel is logarithmic, this is a very noticeable difference.) However, because the overall sound level isn’t affected—just redirected—the Flash Forward isn’t considered an NFA item. It’s classified as a simple “threaded muzzle device.”

This hard-anodized, 6061-T6 aluminum “can” mounts directly to your ½”-36 threaded muzzle. No need for shims or crush washers, though you can still use them if you wish. For a semi-permanent installation, a bit of blue thread-locking compound works well.


Optionally, extend your pistol barrel to rifle length.

For a permanent installation, we offer an easy-to-use silver soldering kit. The silver solder we will offer has a melting point of 1,145 degrees. (ATF’s requirement is 1,100 degrees or more.) Contrary to what you may have heard, permanently attaching a muzzle device with silver solder really isn’t any more difficult than sweating copper tubing when doing plumbing. Given an overall length of 9.00” and assuming a threading interface of 0.625”, the Flash Forward lengthens your barrel by 8.375”. The 1.50” outer diameter fits under many popular handguards.



*Please note that OSHA’s “hearing safe” threshold is 140 dB. The Flash Forward is not an approved hearing-safe suppressor. Please always wear hearing protection, such as OSHA-approved ear plugs, earbuds, or over-the-ear earmuffs.


**Testing methodology: Larson Davis SoundTrack LxT decibel meter microphone placed 0.15 meters left of the left ear. Muzzle, ear, and microphone all located 1.6 meters above ground. 10 shots were fired outdoors—and an average calculated. Ammo: Fiocchi 9mm 158-grain Subsonic Ammo. Temperature: 72 degrees, sunny. Barometric pressure: 29.98 inches. Average wind speed: 1 mph. Altitude: 342 feet ASL. Humidity: 65 percent.

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Weight 8.0 oz

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