[SHOT 2016 Range Day] Nothing But Silence from Witt Machine (Suppressed M1919!!!!)

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Last year Witt Machine brought a number of interesting new muzzle devices to SHOT Industry Day at the Range. This year, along with some devilish grins, they brought some new toys they have been working on.

The eye-catching feature of their booth was a table mounted M1919 surrounded by belts of gleaming ammo. And this wasn’t even Industry Day at the Range proper—just The Firearm Blog’s exclusive pre-day. Did I mention that it was suppressed? Definitely the first time I had ever seen a unicorn like that… If you ever have the chance to shoot one, I highly recommend it. Until that day, please enjoy this teaser:

So, is this what they are producing? Nope. This was just the flashing neon sign used to draw people in to see what they are really offering this year—integrally suppressed rifles. And if you already have a rifle, they are offering just the suppressor.

Integrally suppressed .300 Blackout AR

Integrally suppressed .300 Blackout AR

Their 100% titanium suppressor utilizes their patented baffle system and is seeing a 37db+ SPL reduction. It is available for any caliber in any thread pattern, and you can have one with a custom serial number (available upon request). The user-serviceable suppress will come in two sizes: a 5.8 inch model weighing 11 ounces and a 9 inch model weighing 15.5 ounces.

Witt Machine’s complete integrally suppressed rifle uses their same 100% titanium suppressor technology.

This is the shortest suppressed .300 Blackout Hog killing machine that you can own with one tax stamp. Lightweight, Compact, and quick to maneuver in any situation from hunting to home defense.

It will boast a mil spec upper receiver with forward assist, a nickel boron treated BGC charging handle, and hex hand guard. Barrel sleeves will be available in polished titanium, high temp graphite black, or FDE ceratoke.



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • DIR911911 .

    well that was highly disappointing. why no full auto?

    • Phillip Cooper

      Not only that, it appears to have been a jam-o-matic.

      • DataMatters

        1919 is recoil operated so I’m sure the suppressor throws that off a bit because of that booster thing that goes on the end of the barrel shroud.

  • Dracon1201

    I’ve been waiting on uppers like these.

  • Brian

    Will this actually be like an MP5SD and bleed off velocity to make supersonic rounds subsonic? That I would be interested in, otherwise it’s just a rifle with a permanently attached
    suppressor.

    • De Facto

      This; a TRUE integrally silenced firearm is of interest to me, not a SBR with a welded on can.

      • iksnilol

        That’s kinda an integrally suppressed firearm. As long as the supppressor is a permanent part that isn’t intended to be removed it is integrally suppressed.

        That whole ported, “bleed of the velocity” crap is just a gimmick. 9mm becomes 380 and I don’t dare think about 123 grain subsonic.

        • Brian

          It’s a gimmick that allows me to shoot cheaper 115 grain 9mm ammo I can find at any Walmart on the way to the range and have it be subsonic. If it only carries the power of a .380, that’s fine. it’s just being shot at steel at 25 yards anyways.

          The price of current .300 blackout subsonic ammo is one reason I’ve stayed away from the round. If I could buy relatively cheaper .300 blackout from the Walmart on the way to the range and have it be subsonic. That would interest me in the round.

          • 1911a145acp

            Walmart carries factory Rem 220 grn Subsonic for 80 cents a round, Freedom Munitions carries 300 BLK for .47 cents a rnd in bulk. Specialty heavy 9mm subsonic ammo is about the same price or more than 300 BLK. 300 BLK performance across the board is in another realm compared to nearly ALL pistol caliber carbine or traditional SMG round’s performance.

          • iksnilol

            I wouldn’t really call 147 grain 9mm “specialty” ammo. It’s not that much harder to find.

          • iksnilol

            You can’t find 147 grain ammo? You can even get WWB in 9mm 147 grain.

            So yes, it is a gimmick that reduces the usability in exchange for little gain if any.

        • De Facto

          Well, by integrally I mean something more along the lines of the Delisle carbine or MP5SD. One advantage of those systems is that there is no chance of baffle strikes, since they use vented barrels. If it’s not truly integral there’s no reason to get one, vs just going the SBR route and buying a suppressor that can move between rifles.

          • Flounder

            Both those guns have no barrel in the last half or third of the suppressor…

            So a baffle strike is still possible… Granted the suppressor is welded on and from what I hear/understand the primary cause of baffle strikes is the suppressor coming loose.

          • iksnilol

            Uh, hate to burst your bubble, but both of those do have baffles.

            There is always a chance of baffle strikes. As long as you have baffles there’s chance of baffle strikes.

          • De Facto

            Well consider my bubble burst 🙁
            That begs the question though, why bother porting the barrel on the MP5SD at all then? If it’s just a short barrel with a permanently attached suppressor, couldn’t the barrel be shortened enough to prevent supersonic velocities and just have a detachable suppressor? I feel I must be missing something here.

          • iksnilol

            Porting the barrel makes it quieter from what I understand. Porting the last inch or two of the barrel is something that is done in integral builds in Norway. Harder to clean (.22 LR) the ports, but makes it a bit quieter. Don’t ask me the how or why of it.

            Another reason to port the barrel might be stability and feasibility. According to BBTI even a 2 inch barrel results in supersonic velocity with some of the 115 grain ammo. To put that in perspective, the cartridge itself is 1.17 inches OAL. So unless you want a “barrel-less” design (like some .22 LR pistols*). So might not really be feasible to shorten the barrel enough to get it subsonic with all ammo.

            *some .22 LR pistols have the barrel chopped down to barely more than chamber length, only visible portion of the barrel is the threaded one. Cool rig that is even quieter than the regular ones though it does result in reduced velocity (1/3 less with regular standard velocity ammo).

          • De Facto

            Interesting. Definitely don’t want a barrel-less design. Would you happen to have some links to websites that document an integral build such as you’d find in Norway?

            I’m trying to learn as much as possible about silencers and integrally suppressed rifles because I’m considering a project to make my own. I would have to get ATF approval and all, so I’m still in the research phase to determine if it’s worth the trouble. Sadly in the US market silencers are still an expensive niche product and there’s not a whole lot of literature on the subject.

          • iksnilol

            Don’t have any yet. When I do have, I will send to you.

            Have a picture of a basic design (with vent holes, I wouldn’t recommend them).

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/635551b12e0a16f580da4f24dcb45d7abeb35ff69b1fc87b84667558399d23fe.jpg

  • Mike Lashewitz

    That is NOT RIGHT. I hate you guys…. OK how much???

  • Frank Young

    I just want to repost this as Witt Machine would post it to there web site, just so anyone thinking of doing business with them knows

    I have purchased (3) breaks here and couldn’t be happier. How ever I did have an issue with one (Mosin Nagant 91/30)muzzle break, stuff happens I understand that; but when I tried to contact the company thy totally ignored (all) my e-mails. Not even to say sorry. I hope you all the best if you choose to buy one of there products they do what is promised; how ever there customer service sucks.
    Be warned

  • Secundius

    During WW2, the SS-Waffenakademie (Arms Academy) produce the HUB-23 Suppressor in 7.92x57mmR. Which could be used on the Fallschirjager FG-42 and was Rater at 1,800-rpm. And interesting enough could also be used on the British BREN LMG, Vickers/Browning BSM1919 (Vickers Mk.II) .303 (7.92×56.44mmR), the Japanese 7.7x58mmR/Arisaka and adapted to the M1919 Machine Gun. ONE “Slight” Draw Back, it couldn’t be used with Standard Ammunition Loads. A “Nahpatrone” (Near Cartridge) had to be used instead. It was Derated to 721.78-ft/sec Muzzle Velocity to a Maximum Range of just 300-meters, with a Sound Reduction of 75%. The Suppressor itself Measured just 7.1-inches long and weighed a mere 1.1-pounds…