SilencerCo’s Shorter 5.56 Suppressors


SilencerCo announced two new, shorter versions of existing model sound suppressors: the Saker K 556 and the Specwar K 556. Originally developed to meet a military specification regarding length, the company is now selling them to civilians.

According to the company, testing with M855 ammo through barrels of 11″ – 16″ resulted in sound attenuation down to a range of 137-140 dB. The company states the suppressors have been successfully tested with full-auto fire in barrels as short as 7″ in length.

The Saker K 556 is 5.8″ long and weighs 14.7 ounces. The Specwar K 556 is 6.2″ long and weighs 13.7 ounces.

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  • Tim U

    Perfect for my AR pistol. Now I just need to hop across state lines to a place that lets it’s citizens own cans.

  • bbmg

    Now all you need is some subsonic 100 grain tungsten cored rounds to go with it 😉

  • echelon

    Meh. Get the government out of suppressor sales and then we can talk…

  • iksnilol

    What about a reflex design? Saves length without sacrificing volume.

    The T8 Scout extends the muzzle by 10 cm and goes 20 cm behind it.