It’s not a secret that I love suppressors of all shapes, sizes and flavors. But from time-to-time it seems that a handful of manufacturers dominate the stage. And rightly so; there are some awesome silencers and accessories hitting the market and many of them are made by the “Big Three” companies (I’ll let you figure out who those are). But, there are a lot of other suppressor manufacturers that may not get the proper airtime they deserve. In the ‘Suppressor Spotlight’ series we are going to highlight the work being done by the lesser-known muffler makers.
Innovative Arms, based in Elgin, South Carolina, is definitely not a “mom and pop” operation: they have an impressive line of silencers for almost every application and a professional website to display them all. While their bread-and-butter offerings may have started in the Grunt 5.56 and Grunt 7.62 line of direct-thread cans, the company has recently expanded into the quick detach market as well.
Most impressive is Innovative Arms’ extensive line of integrally suppressed weapons ranging from an expected Ruger 10/22 rifle to a Sig Sauer MPX pistol. Each gun is well thought out, refined and of course quiet. At a recent demo day held by MAC Tactical, an Innovative Arms dealer, I got some hands-on time with their integrally suppressed Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22. I was super impressed: Not only did it keep standard velocity .22LR subsonic, but it was really quiet for a semi-automatic rifle.
One of the Innovative Arms products that caught my attention is was the integrally suppressed Ruger Charger .22LR pistol. This gun looks like it would be the perfect travel companion for some quiet fun away from the range.
All of our integral firearms feature a one piece billet core that is machined from 17-4ph stainless steel and are user serviceable. Each integral comes with a tool, however, you can also use any standard 3/8 drive wrench. No need to buy subsonic ammo to be stealth quiet, our unique design gives you subsonic velocities with standard and high velocity ammunition.
The integrally suppressed Sig Sauer MPX pistol also looks like a sweet package. All of Innovative Arms’ integrally suppressed guns are ported to eliminate the need for subsonic ammunition.
Beside being, well, innovative, the prices of the products offered at Innovative Arms are very competitive. When we talk about a street price of around $500 for a full auto rated 5.56 can, the list of options on the market is pretty small. And besides being affordable, the Grunt 5.56 is also impressively quiet.
So, when you are researching your next suppressor purchase, don’t forget to check out Innovative Arms. Great products, great people.
PO Box 340, Elgin SC 29045