Suppressor Spotlight: Curtis Tactical

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In the third installment of the ‘Spotlight’ series we bring you Curtis Tactical – quite literally a “Mom and Pop” operation. And that is exactly how owner Joe Jones and his wife like to operate. Besides periodic crunch times when Joe needs to hire part time help to run the machines making baffles, he and his wife are perfectly happy running a silencer business on their own. “I don’t want to get any bigger; I like being able to make exactly what our customers want,” said Jones.

Sitting just west of Dayton and north of Cincinnati in Lewisburg, OH, Jones has been developing, producing and selling custom silencers for almost a decade. After a fire destroyed most of their shop about three years ago, Jones had to shut down operations to rebuild. So, over the course of a painfully slow two years, he dreamed up new silencer designs and entertained custom project ideas from customers who had unique requests.

“Almost everything we make is a custom project made to order,” says Jones. Although he has just started carrying a line of pistol suppressors, his mainstay comes from those customers who call the shop with an idea. “You name it, we will find a way to suppress it,” said Jones.

Curtis Tactical: 300blk Integrally Suppressed Upper Receiver.

Curtis Tactical: Suppressed 300blk Upper Receiver.

Case in point: When Jones’ friend came to him looking to suppress a M3 Grease Gun, he didn’t think twice. After some time planning and designing, he turned around and built a fully functional Grease Gun suppressor in about a day. And it sounds great – the slow rate of fire and subsonic 45 ACP makes the M3 a worthy host.

Part of Curtis Tactical’s ability to manufacture custom projects quickly comes from the fact that Jones developed a baffle system that can be used across multiple platforms without the need for a lot of retooling. As an added benefit, the baffles are all linked/encapsulated to make cleaning and servicing a snap for the end user.

Aside from their custom projects, Curtis Tactical will also upgrade customers silencers with new baffle stacks that are made by other manufacturers. Whether they have been damaged, underperforming or the original manufacturer is unable to help, Jones can make almost any suppressor new again.

Jones has been a master gunsmith, a builder of both custom rifles and 1911’s and now suppressors for almost two decades. And his experience shows in the quality of his work. Each project is professionally built and refined. Not only that, but Jones’ stands behind all of his work: “I have a lifetime guarantee on all my silencers,” said Jones. “If you can wear out one of my cans, I’ll fix it for free.”

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Curtis Tactical: Integrally Suppressed MPX

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Curtis Tactical: Integrally Suppressed MPX

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Curtis Tactical: Integrally Suppressed MPX

Curtis Tactical just started offering an integrally suppressed Sig Sauer MPX. Coming in well below $1K on a customer supplied gun, Jones offers both ported barrel and non-ported barrel versions. In the YouTube video below, Jones tests both 124gr and 147gr 9mm in the MPX with excellent results.

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Curtis Tactical: Booster Assembly

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Curtis Tactical: Centerfire Pistol Suppressor

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Curtis Tactical: Centerfire Pistol Suppressor

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Curtis Tactical: M3 Grease Gun Suppressor

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Curtis Tactical: M3 Grease Gun Suppressor Baffle Stack.

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Curtis Tactical: Integrally Suppressed .308 Bolt Action

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Curtis Tactical: Integrally Suppressed .308 Bolt Action

Integrally Suppressed Sig MPX:

The one project I am most interested in from Curtis Tactical? Jones is developing a 9mm integrally suppressed bolt gun that will accept Glock magazines. Sign me up.

Although Curtis Tactical’s plans don’t include dominating the US silencer market, if you have a wild idea to suppress a gun sitting in the back of your safe, give Jones a call. My guess is that he is going to walk you through your options and design something that looks and functions great – all at a very affordable price.


CURTIS TACTICAL – http://www.curtistactical.com
6011 US RT 40 EAST
LEWISBURG, OHIO 45338

(937) 962-4259
jjones@curtistactical.com



Pete

LE – Science – OSINT.
On a mission to make all of my guns as quiet as possible.
Pete.M@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • mechamaster

    Wow, the integrated suppressor Grease gun is really great looking and ‘refreshing’.

    • Gregory Markle

      My buddy’s M3 has an old Tim Bixler can on it, quiet as heck and loads of fun to shoot!

      • mechamaster

        Awesome !

  • Dracon1201

    Looks much more impressive than anything Blackhawk will put out.

    • Pete M

      Polar opposite business models but equally important to the silencer industry.

      • Dracon1201

        Very true.

  • iksnilol

    Looking at the grease gun I was thinking “So the Americans can make cans of reasonable length?”

    Then I saw the .308. Don’t get me wrong. it’s nice. But could be so much handier.

    • Cynic

      The issue is barrel length laws. If I go integral but it’s under 16″ it is a two stamp gun and 400$ extra is a pig when it could be done and be quieter with 200$ tax. Plus if I use a short action I could have a legal 16″ barrel length be shorter than the OAL length required for it not to be an sbr

      • iksnilol

        No, no. It is just that American cans are on average f***long by European standards in regards to length past the muzzle. This applies to all cans, not only the integrals.. Like the 308, make it with an 18 inch barrel, and make the suppressor extend past the muzzle no more than 4 inches. That way it would be just as long as your average run of the mill hunting rifle with a 22 inch barrel. That there looks like at least 26 inches long.

  • Hansohn Brothers

    Great folks! Very nice to see them in print. 🙂

  • JASON B

    I enjoyed this article. This is my kind of guy!