Silencerco 5.56 Saker

Silencerco’s new 5.56mm Saker suppressor is now in production and will be shipping soon. It features a mounting system that can be configured to attach to a wide range of flash suppressors and also replaceable end caps allowing for customization and easy repairs.

From the press release …

The Silencerco Saker 5.56 represents years of Research and development, with tens of thousands of rounds expended. No effort and no expenses were spared in an effort to bring the finest centerfire rifle suppressor in the world out of R&D and into reality. The Saker series of rifle suppressors features 3 key innovations that make it stand alone in its field. The MAAD (Multiple Accessory Attachment Device) mount is an industry first, interchangeable centerfire rifle mounting platform that is used to attach a Saker, or other muzzle accessories, to the users choice of many popular flash hiders and other mounts. With the Saker the user is no longer trapped by a specific proprietary mounting system. The Saker allows the user to configure the mounting system to suit the task or taste of the individual. With several MAAD mounts for popular platforms available now and more planned, the Saker gives unparalleled mounting solution flexibility to its user.

Durability and Accuracy are often a direct result of design effort, and the Saker has no peer in this arena. The Patent Pending Hoplon blast baffle is a radical departure from traditional cone blast baffle designs that uses “new to silencer design” materials, strategic reinforcements and improved geometry to achieve incomparable strength, longevity and repeatable accuracy.

The biggest cause of rifle suppressor damage is end cap strikes. The Saker also Features the MAAD cap, the first ever user replaceable, rifle silencer front cap. The MAAD cap is threaded to the fully welded suppressor tube and does NOT hold any silencer parts inside, so there is no reduction in strength like non welded designs. Users can purchase a spare standard MAAD cap or any other MAAD cap accessories, like our available MAAD cap flash hider and replace them without the need to return the suppressor for repair. This also allows the user to customize the front of the Saker to meet the task at hand or taste of the user. Modularity is the key defining word of the Saker, from the back to the front.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Big Bore

    I think this would go great with the Jack Carbine, plus a Vortex 1-6. What do you all think?

  • gunslinger

    so, you don’t need a threaded barrel? it just attaches to a fixed flash suppressor?


    • JoeBob

      Most suppressed now days use QD mounts.

      • Noodles

        Which still thread on to the gun, so both is the answer for gunslinger

  • Mike Knox

    I hope it has the same easy cleaning take-down feature like the sparrow and osprey..

    • Noodles

      Osprey doesn’t take down really, centerfire rifle cans don’t need cleaning.

      • Mike Knox

        Still buy that AK47 plug? Every muzzle device needs cleaning, especially gas traps..

  • 032125

    These are the exact features I’ve been wanting for a very long time. A replaceable end cap means that the suppressor can switch from 7.62 to .223 without that 4db compromise that multi-cal shooters have learned to accept, and it’s such an obvious solution that one wonders why it took this long.

    • Noodles

      No. The bore is still 556 regardless of the end cap. You can only use this on a 30cal gun ONCE.

  • noob

    hmm. If this user replacable end cap thing takes off as a feature, how long before we start seeing endcaps covered in spikes or other such…?

  • mike

    For making such a big deal of this, they don’t really go out of their way to explain some of these awesome new features, and why we need them. Like what’s the deal with the mounting options? I have no idea. I guess someone will have to buy one to figure it out?

    Pictures are nice too, but pictures of the can mounted to a gun from different angles don’t exactly make any of these exciting new mystery features clear either.

    • Justin

    • Cymond

      There’s a video from SHOT Show that explains a lot, but here’s a summary for those who would rather read than watch.

      First: the end caps. The front end cap is basically just cosmetic. The actual front end cap is welded on. In front of that is a cosmetic end cap that threads off and can be replaced. As far as I know, the only replacement end cap has flash-suppressing tines because suppressors are not actually 100% effective at suppressing flash.

      Second: the mounting system. If you’re familiar with the Gemtech Multi-Mount 9mm suppressor, it’s a similar concept. Basically, the rear section is changeable to attach to different mounting systems. They have their own QD mount (Trifecta), but they offer an adapter to thread directly onto the barrel and one that mounts to AAC’s 51T QD mount more solidly than the AAC system.

      Third: the ‘Hoplon’ baffle stack. They’ve been pretty quiet about what this actually means. They’ve just said ‘new geometry and a new material’ without giving any real specifics. They claim that it radically reduces erosion for a longer suppressor lifespan. They claim that the new material is more durable than inconel for high temperature uses.

      • mike

        Nice. It would be great if they had one available in .308 too.