Suppressor Manufacturer Guide

By The Small Arms Review Editorial Staff

Company: GEMTECH
Model: The ONE
Caliber: 7.62 NATO / 308
Length: 7.5”
Diameter: 1.625 with Shroud
Weight: 16.3oz
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 32dB
Materials: Titanium & Inconel
Finish: High temp black Cerakote
Website: www.gemtech.com
MSRP: $1099

This is the ONE suppressor to go to for any application you could want. GEMTECH has answered customer demand with our newest addition to our Extreme Duty line. With caliber ratings from short 5.56 full-auto to 300WM, it’s the only rifle suppressor you’ll ever need. Made of Titanium and Inconel, not only does it perform to SOCOM standards, but it won’t weigh down your overall set-up. Caliber Rated: 300WM, 300BLK, 7.62 NATO, 5.56 NATO

Company: Liberty Suppressors
Model: Cosmic
Caliber: 45 ACP
Length: 8 “ (Suppressor Module Only)
Diameter: 1.375”
Weight: 9.5 oz
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 22-24 dB Reduction
Materials: Stainless / Titanium
Finish: Type C Cerakote
Website: www.libertycans.net
MSRP: $799

Liberty Suppressors is a family owned company specializing in making some of the quietest suppressors on the market. Quality coupled with the best customer service in the industry is what we do best. The Cosmic is no exception, with great suppression and rated for over 70 calibers, Liberty has set a new benchmark in the industry.

Company: EliteIron
Caliber: .308
Length: 6”
Diameter: 1.625”
Weight: 16oz
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 28db
Materials: 17- 4 Stainless Steel
Finish: Cerakote
Website: www.eliteiron.com
MSRP: $760

From today’s need for lighter, stronger suppressor systems comes the EliteIron BATTLEDOG. Each suppressor comes as a 3-piece system to include muzzle brake and cover cap for thread protection which also acts as a blast mitigation device when shooting unsuppressed. Each BATTLEDOG is meticulously hand assembled and TIG welded for incredible strength and reliability. Advancements in material and technology make the BATTLEDOG truly full-auto rated. Putting an end to all the noise about suppressors.

Company: SRT Arms
Model: Shadow XL TI
Caliber: 7.62 NATO / 308
Length: 9.3”
Diameter: 1.5”
Weight: 16 oz
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 34 db on 16” barrel .308, 33 db on 20” barrel 300 Win Mag.
Rated for: .308, 30-.06, 300 MW, .300 UM, 30/338, and any smaller calibers than .30.
Materials: 6Al-4V Titanium with 316 stainless steel blast baffle
Finish: Cerakote
Website: www.srtarms.com

.385” baffle and endcap aperture is forgiving for minor barrel thread misalignment to bore. Patented AZTECH baffle is symmetric and does not require any “clocking” of suppressor to barrel. Any minor POI shift is always straight down from unsuppressed. Measures at 133 db absolute on .308 and 134 db on .300 Win Mag 1 meter to left of muzzle to Mil-Std 1474D. 316 Stainless blast baffle eliminates sparking that occurs from Ti blast baffles.

Company: Rugged Suppressors
Model: Surge 762
Caliber: 30 Caliber
Length: 9” - Standard Configuration / 7.5” Short Configuration
Diameter: 1.5”
Weight: 21.5oz – Standard Configuration / 17.5oz Short Configuration
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 133.4 – 138.4dB – .308; 131.5 – 137.3db – 5.56;
Materials: 17-4PH Stainless Steel; Stellite Baffle Core
Finish: Cerakote
Website: www.ruggedsuppressors.com
MSRP: $1300.00 with 7.62 flash hider

Rugged Suppressors, founded in 2014 by Henry Graham and Michael Derdziak, creates innovative products that upset the industry. We’re pioneering new materials and manufacturing methods that create superior suppressors you can trust to work right the first time.

We are committed to being the best silencer manufacturer in the United States by always focusing on positive customer interactions before and after the sale, producing cosmetically and functionally superior products, and a desire to continually outpace our competition through rigorous new product development and testing.

Company: Hailey Ordnance Company
Model: AeGIS
Caliber: .22LR
Length: 17.5” (8.5” barrel, 9” suppressor)
Diameter: 0.920”
Weight: Complete integral barrel 19-24oz
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: With Ruger 10/22, 18-23dB reduction depending on ammo
Materials: SS Lothar Walther Barrel, 7075-T6 Baffles, SS or Titanium Sleeve, optional Nitrided Steel Blast Insert
Finish: CeraKote or Matte Metal
Website: www.haileyord.com
MSRP: $550-675

The AeGIS by Hailey Ordnance Company improves on the conventional integral suppressor by including a patent pending externally adjustable gas bleed system and a Nitride hardened pressed in steel blast baffle. The Adjustable gas system allows a shooter to adjust the amount of gas being bled off behind the projectile to tune the rifle for maximum velocity, maximum sound reduction or to calibrate a specific ammunition to the subsonic threshold.

Company: (SEG) Stealth Engineering Group
Model: Competition
Caliber: .223 - .308
Length: 6.75”
Diameter: 1.55”
Weight: 14.5 oz
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 35 dB reduction average
Materials: Titanium
Finish: Any
Website: www.SEGsuppressors.com
MSRP: $847

The SEG Competition suppressor is an evolution of the only symmetrical suppressor on the market. SEG already has competition shooters switching for our accuracy, we wanted to give them even more reason. January 2016 after testing with various shooting teams, SEG released the Competition Hancock™. The result is the least amount of bullet shift and most consistent suppressor that actually suppresses. A guide hole is included for single stamp SBR pinning.

Company: (SEG) Stealth Engineering Group
Model: SURG Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (Integral)
Caliber: .223 - .300 Blackout
Length: Barrel Length 16”
Diameter: 1.55
Weight: < 5 lbs.
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 30-40 dB
Materials: Titanium/SS
Finish: Any
Website: www.SEGsuppressors.com
MSRP: $2000

To fully understand the scope of the SURG project you must review the spec. (Suppressed Upper Receiver Group) This project will pioneer the transition for our military to integrally suppressed rifles. SEG saw this coming and has been developing the solution well before the spec was released on November 28, 2015. SOCOM has allowed us to sell this technology to the US public. Its not just an integral suppressor, much more goes into the design that makes only ours successful.

Company: SilencerCo
Model: Hybrid
Caliber: 9mm to .45–70 GOV. Full Auto Rated. Magnum Rated Up To .338, Lapua Magnum with 18” Barrel or Longer
Length: 7.8”
Diameter: 1.565”
Weight: 13.8 oz., (with Direct Thread Mount)
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 125.7 dB to 140.6 dB
Finish: Grey Cerakote
Website: www.silencerco.com
MSRP: $999.00

The Hybrid™ is the silencer for any platform. Compatible with calibers ranging from 5.56mm to 9mm, .45–70 GOV to .458 SOCOM, and many in between, the Hybrid is both full auto and magnum-rated and can be used on pistols, rifles, and submachine guns. Boasting low-120 dB’s on 300BLK and remaining hearing-safe with .45–70, the Hybrid offers an unparalleled pairing of versatility and performance – a combination you’ve come to expect from SilencerCo products.

The Hybrid is rated down to 16? barrels for .45–70 and .458 SOCOM and down to 18? barrels for all magnum calibers up to .338. With a slew of compatible accessories available, you can turn the Hybrid into the perfect silencer for any demand.

Company: Yankee Hill Machine
Model: Phantom, Ultra Light Tactical (YHM-4300s)
Caliber: 30 Cal (.17 HMR through .308 Winchester.)
Length: 7.625”
Diameter: 1.6”
Weight: 13 Oz.
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: -32 dB
Materials: Grade 9 Titanium with Heat Treated Inconel Blast Baffle
Finish: Natural Titanium or Black Cerakote®
Website: http://yhm.net/30-cal-ultra-light-tactical-2067.html
MSRP: $1130.00

YHM .30 Cal Phantom Tis are light enough to leave on your rifle while navigating your environment, and are equally effective for Close Quarters situations or long-range shots. All models in the series are full-auto rated, and downward compatible to YHM 5.56 Quick Detach mounts, for fast redeployment on another host firearm. Choose from Titanium or Black Titanium, Direct Thread or Q.D. Mount.

Company: Yankee Hill Machine
Model: Sidewinder, 9mm (YHM-3240)
Caliber: Available in 9mm, .40Cal and .45 Cal
Length: 7.8”
Diameter: .375”
Weight: 10 Oz.
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: -36 dB
Materials: Aircraft Grade Aluminum and Stainless Steel Components
Finish: Matte Black Plated
Website: http://yhm.net/9mm-sidewinder-sound-suppressor.html
MSRP: $699.00

YHM’s 9mm Sidewinder is the new standard in pistol caliber suppression. Many special features work together to keep weight down while offering Hearing Safe decibel reduction. The Sidewinder is constructed of Aircraft Grade Aluminum Tube and Baffle and 17-4 Stainless Steel mounting and wear components. This combination of materials creates a durable, dependable and cost-effective solution to any shooter. A 300 BLK adapter is sold separately to allow the operator to fire 300 BLK Subsonic loads through the YHM Sidewinder Suppressor on fixed barrel rifles. The Sidewinder is also rated for autofire
and use on SMGs.

Company: AWC Silencers
Caliber: .308 - .338
Length: 8”
Diameter: 1.625”
Weight: 18.6oz
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: -32db - -34db (MIL-STD Testing on Surgeon Rifles CSR in .308 with 16” Barrel)
Materials: Titanium
Finish: Matte Cerakote
MSRP: $1095

Designed for elite US Military users, the THOR PSR over-the-muzzlebrake suppressor was engineered by AWC in partnership with Surgeon Rifles. The suppressor mounts over the included muzzle brake for a faster attachment method that maintains the accuracy and repeatability of traditional direct-thread suppressors.

Company: Tactical Solutions
Model: Ascent22
Caliber: .22LR, .22 WMR, .17HM2, .17HMR
Length: 5.9”
Diameter: 1.0”
Weight: 4.1oz
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 38dB
Materials: 6AL-4V Titanium, 6061-T6 Aluminum, 304 Stainless
Finish: Matte Black Anodize
Website: www.tacticalsol.com
MSRP: $360.00

New for 2016 is Tactical Solutions lightweight and versatile rimfire Ascent22 suppressor. This user serviceable suppressor is designed with our patented split tube that makes cleaning the suppressor extremely easy. The Ascent22 features DiamonDyze™ coated baffles, a titanium thread adapter and blast baffle for increased heat and wear resistance. Please visit us at www.tacticalsol.com

Company: Surefire, LLC
Model: SOCOM556-RC2
Caliber: 5.56 mm
Length: 6.2”
Diameter: 1.5”
Weight: 17 oz.
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 136 dB on Mk18 10.5” using 70g ammunition
Materials: High Temp Alloy & Stainless Steel
Finish: Cerakote (Black or Dark Earth)
Website: www.surefire.com
MSRP: $1095.00

The new and improved SureFire SOCOM556-RC2 Fast-Attach® suppressor is the most advanced 5.56 mm rifle suppressor ever made. Compact and lightweight, our SOCOM suppressor was selected for the Mk18 and M4 by US Special Operations Command as first among all competitors in the most extensive and rigorous suppressor evaluation in history. This test covered all aspects of suppressor performance, and SureFire beat every other entry. It has also received the USSOCOM official safety verification in support of fielding. Constructed of advanced high-temperature alloys and stainless steel, the SOCOM556-RC2 features a more advanced internal venting to reduce back pressure, reducing the suppressed cyclic rate and gas blowback on the operator. The new design also includes an integrated blast shield in the back section that increases durability. The patent-pending front-plate design along with proprietary improvement in gas-flow dynamics nearly eliminates first-round flash, a true technological breakthrough in this area. It also attenuates noise and dust signatures to an unprecedented degree. A new indexing system and computer controlled welding means this suppressor securely mounts to a SureFire muzzle brake or flash hider even more solidly than our previous models, and is easier to remove after extended firing since the index tab is in a low carbon-buildup area. Like all SureFire Fast-Attach models the SOCOM556-RC2 produces minimal, consistent shift in point of impact compared with the unsuppressed weapon.

Company: FA Machine Works
Model: Grenadier
Caliber: 9mm / 45 ACP
Length: 6.8” / 7.4” / 8.5”
Diameter: 1.375”
Weight: 9.9 oz. / 10.3 oz. / 11.4 oz.
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 32db - 38db
Materials: Titanium
Finish: Cerakote (Black or FDE) or Natural
Website: www.famachineworks.com
MSRP: $905.00 / $930.00 / $980.00

FA Machine Works Grenadier centerfire pistol suppressors are composed of titanium. Their light weight and extreme durability create a revolution in the suppressor industry. TBT (Total Breakdown Technology) provides complete serviceability with common tools and user configurable baffles with patent pending GIT (Gas Indexing Technology) enhance the revolutionary design. The Grenadier 9, Grenadier 9 CQB, and Grenadier 45 suppressors have multi-caliber capability and select caliber full auto rating that provide from 32-38db sound reduction collectively.

Company: Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Model: Silent-SR 22 LR Suppressor
Caliber: 22 LR, 22 WMR, and .17 HMR
Length: 5.37”
Diameter: 1.06”
Weight: 6.3 oz.
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: 40 dB to 113.3 on Bolt Action .22 LR
Materials: Titanium, 17-4 Stainless Steel, & Aluminum
Finish: Matte Black Cerakote
Website: www.Ruger.com/Silent-SR
MSRP: $449

Ruger has built great threaded rimfire firearms for years, and now offers a great silencer to match. The Silent-SR™ features best-in-class materials and advanced design, resulting in a light, compact and quiet suppressor. Each piece snaps together to seal the baffles making it easy to disassemble and clean. The Ruger® Silent-SR™ utilizes a titanium tube, aluminum rear cap, and stainless steel threaded mount, baffles and front cap. Go to www.ruger.com for more information.

Company: Barrett
Model: AM30
Caliber: 30 and less
Length: 8.3”
Diameter: 1.5”
Weight: .775 lbs
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: -25-30 dB
Materials: Titanium Alloy
Finish: Cerakote
Website: http://barrett.net
MSRP: $1151

Model: AM338
Caliber: 338 and less
Length: 9.9”
Diameter: 1.75”
Weight: 1.29 lbs
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: -23-28 dB
Materials: Titanium Alloy
Finish: Cerakote
MSRP: $1530

Model: DC30
Caliber: 30 and less
Length: 8.3”
Diameter: 1.5”
Weight: .775 lbs
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: -25-30 dB
Materials: Titanium Alloy
Finish: Cerakote
MSRP: $1151

Model: DC338
Caliber: 338 and less
Length: 9.9”
Diameter: 1.75”
Weight: 1.29 lbs
Factory Tested Sound Reduction: -23-28 dB
Materials: Titanium Alloy
Finish: Cerakote
MSRP: $1530

Barrett is the world leader in large-caliber rifle design and manufacturing. Well-known for .50 caliber rifles, the company now produces rifles in .416 Barrett, .338 LM, .308 WM, .300 Win, .338 NM, 7mm Rem Mag, .260 Rem, 6.5 Creed, 5.56 NATO, 6.8 SPC and .300 Blackout calibers, and is a growing innovator in the design and production of accessories for long-range shooters.

Company: MackBrothers
Model: Helium
Caliber: 7.62
Length: 7”, 8” and 8.9” depending on configuration.
Diameter: 1.52 inches
Weight: 13 oz, 13.5 oz and 15 oz depending on configuration.
Sound reduction: 32 to 34 db
Materials: Titanium, 17- 4 stainless
Finish: Cerakote
Website: Macbros.com
MSRP: $1250.00

Mack Brothers was founded in 1997 to meet the needs of the business within the firearms community. We have supplied various military and firearms manufacturers worldwide.Having a serious interest in sound suppressors we have put together products that we are very proud of. Lifelong sportsmen of South Dakota we know what it takes for products to survive in the field.

The TranQuilo M308 was designed for precision .308 rifles with a 5/8-24 threaded muzzle (1/2-28 adapters also available). The internal design redirects blowback, reducing dangerous back-pressure materials and contaminants that typically encounter the user’s face. An open, angled, four-prong flash-reducing tip reduces muzzle flash. The Muzzle-Brake Adapter is also 17-4 Stainless Steel, featuring a dual-shouldered design seating the suppressor in perfect alignment to the bore, eliminating gas from escaping to the rear of the suppressor.

Company: LaRue Tactical
Model: TranQuilo Corto
Caliber: 308
Length: 6.125”
Diameter: 1.50”-1.75”
Weight: 16 oz
Sound Reduction: Not Available
Materials: 17-4 PH Stainless Steel and Incoloy A-286
Finish: 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
MSRP: $499.00

Model: TranQuilo M308
Caliber: 308
Length: 8.0”
Diameter: 1.50”-1.75”
Weight: 23 oz
Sound Reduction: Not Available
Materials: 17-4 PH Stainless Steel and Incoloy A-286
Finish: 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
Website: www.larue.com
MSRP: $699.00

The TranQuilo Corto is a shortened version of the M308, intended for use on 300 Blackout and 5.56 SBR’s (5/8-24 and 1/2-28 adapters available). Like the M308, the internal design redirects blowback, reducing dangerous back-pressure materials and contaminants that typically encounter the user’s face. The adapter is 17-4 Stainless Steel, featuring a dual-shouldered design seating the suppressor in perfect alignment to the bore, eliminating gas from escaping to the rear of the suppressor.

Company: Thompson Machine
Model: 30Ti
Caliber: 7.62mm
Length: 8.375”
Diameter: 1.48”
Weight: 17oz
Db Reduction: 31db
Material: Titanium and Stainless
Finish: Matte Ti
Web: www.ThompsonMachine.net
MSRP: $1095

The Thompson Machine 30Ti stands out in the centerfire rifle suppressor market. While Titanium construction has become common in recent years in sealed rifle suppressors, Thompson Machine set the 30Ti apart by designing it as a take-apart suppressor for easy cleaning and inspection of its Monocore baffle stack. Constructed of grades 5 and 9 Titanium and stainless steel, the 30Ti is quiet, light, rugged, and user-serviceable.

This article first appeared in Small Arms Review V20N3 (April 2016)
and was posted online on February 19, 2016


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