Suppressor Spotlight: Thompson Machine

In business since 1991, Thompson Machine has been a silent mainstay of the the suppressor community, producing quality cans at affordable prices. Today, their entire product line is composed of monocore silencers – the internal baffle structure is composed of a one-piece lattice-like structure instead of individual cones. In addition, every one of Thompson Machine’s can be disassembled for cleaning, which wasn’t always the industry norm.


Thompson Machine Operative. Credit: MAC Tactical

“When we first started making take-apart rimfire suppressors, other manufacturers were asking ‘why are you doing that?’,” said Brooks from Thompson Machine. “After a while, it seemed like everyone was making serviceable .22 long rifle suppressors. Then when we started making serviceable pistol suppressors, everyone was asking ‘why are you doing that?'” Brooks believes that in a few years, many manufacturers will be following their lead making serviceable centerfire rifle suppressors as well.

Thompson Machine has an impressive lineup of products, ranging from the adorably short Poseidon 9mm boosterless pistol silencer, to the SG-2 submachine gun can, all the way up to the 30Ti, a centerfire rifle suppressor.


Thompson Machine Wasp

In the rimfire line, Thompson Machine’s best seller is the Isis22. An unfortunate name for current events, but Brooks and company have no intention of rebranding the suppressor. “The way we see it, we were here first. We aren’t going to back down.”

Also in the rimfire arena, Thompson machine has a solid line of integrally suppressed rifles and pistols, covering the standard Ruger 10/22 platform to a unique CZ 455. All of which are beautifully finished in Cerakote that matches their hardwood and laminate stocks.


Thompson Machine CZB


Thompson Machine Operative

Thompson Machine Operative



Thompson Machine Operative S



Thompson Machine SG-2

Although the SG-2 is deceivingly small in diameter, the large internal volume makes it a great submachine gun suppressor. A host of attachment options make it a popular choice among UZI and MAC fans.


Thompson Machine 16



Thompson Machine Zephr


Thompson Machine 30Ti


Thompson Machine is transitioning to a new manufacturing facility with more space and better capabilities. I bet we see a few new models sometime after the move.

Great customer services. Monocore. User-serviceable. Affordable. Thompson Machine should be on your short list when selecting your next suppressor.

Thompson Machine –

Sales: 850-408-5161
Fax : 850-984-5483
Shop: 850-984-0114


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  • Darryl

    I have been thinking, over the last couple of days, what I would trade to make suppressors permit-free. In my case I would trade having 20 round max magazines for making suppressors non-regulated. If I could push it a little further I would also add SBR’s and the ability to put stocks on handguns without tax stamps. Anyway, just a thought.

    • Sasquatch

      Nonsense we the people should have it all.

      • Darryl

        You can ask for it all and end up with none of it. I would prefer to do a little horse trading and end up with most of what I want. Sure, it would be nice to have the Feds be reasonable about this NFA thing but when have you known for the government to be reasonable.

        • Sasquatch

          You can’t do that with them though… You would lose more than you would gain.

        • Stan Darsh

          “Horse trading” is what resulted in us being burdened with the 1934 NFA, 1968 GCA, 1986 Hughes Amendment, 1989 Import ban, 1994 AWB and various State and county infringements. What exactly did “We” get out of those trades?

    • Mr. C

      Well, I wouldn’t. Why trade standard capacity mags for unregulated suppressors? Not to mention the slippery slope….

  • Sasquatch

    Love the guy shooting the Tavor with no sights.

    • Jeff Smith

      He’s using the backup iron sights. They’re small and hard to see in the video, but they’re up.

      • Sasquatch

        Wow those are small.

        • iksnilol

          You mean light weight and low drag?

          • Sasquatch

            If you want to.

  • Cymond

    I’ve been considering getting a Poseidon as my first 9mm suppressor. There are SO MANY MODELS that I can’t decide, and ultimately, I’d like to have a fullsize and a compact suppressor. Hence, it’s tempting to buy the compact first and continue researching the fullsize, especially with so many adaptable cans coming out like the Liberty Mystic-X and Griffin Armament and SilencerCo Hybrid.

    Why have both? Because the compact doesn’t need a booster (or fixed barrel adapter), and would be ideal for taking the edge off of a home defense pistol or 9mm SBR. Seriously, the Poseidon is 4 inches shorter and 5 ounces lighter than something like an AAC Ti-Rant 9mm. That’s like the difference between a 16″ carbine and a 12″ SBR.

    • Gorilla Biscuit

      I have Poseidon and a Degroat nano, wiped cans have a tenancy to occasionally throw rounds in crazy directions at distance. But they are very quiet for the limited life on the wipe. If you want something small have a look at the SiCo Omega 9k .

      • Cymond

        Interesting! Have you shot an Omega9k side by side with your Poseidon?

        Sadly, the Omega9k is approximately $500 and 5 ounces more than the Poseidon, and will probably need a booster on a pistol, which adds to the cost.
        Is it worth it? I’m not sure. I need a comparison.

        Fwiw, I’ve read that the AAC Ti-Rant 9s is surprisingly loud, and if I’m going to settle for a loud mini can, I atleast want it to be affordable.

        • iksnilol

          You should get a booster anyway. Running a suppressor on a tilting barrel pistol without a booster is asking for trouble.

        • Gorilla Biscuit

          The Poseidon is really quiet for a little while. But running the Omega wet gives a comparable signature. And you can run multiple magazines without the can getting crazy loud. It does have a booster and I prefer that it does. Not to mention it can run supersonic 300 BLK also. Pretty versatile in my book. Good luck on your decision.

    • Gregory Markle

      I’m waiting for the paperwork to come back on a 9mm Thompson Machine ISIS-2 right now, but thankfully the dealer is a friend and will be bringing it to our 4th of July picnic so it and my new Urban Grey CZ P-09 suppressor ready pistol can get to know each other.

  • Wfa

    An 18th century law so loved by US patriots seems to me as an observer as outdated and antiquated as a 14th century islamic law on the rights of women. As leaders of the free world you have to realise that the times have changed and that an absolute freedom demands an absolute responsibility.

    • Cymond

      I AM absolutely responsible for how I use my freedoms. I just refuse to accept blame for how others abuse that freedom, especially those that abuse freedom in order to destroy the rights of others.

      Two wrongs don’t make a right. Taking freedoms doesn’t make us more free.

    • Dan

      How does government regulating the ownership of certain firearms make anyone more responsible? Does the press need more government regulation to make sure they don’t fan the flames trying to sway public opinion? Let’s go down the list at all these other antiquated laws, wait I mean freedoms. Troll elsewhere

  • Nicks87

    That sounds good to me, but the problem is, I don’t think most anti-gun people are the type of people that like to compromise. They are more of the authoritarian type, who like to control people.

  • Cymond

    I personally would prefer your proposal over what we have now, assuming it were iron clad.
    My big concern is that the antis would slowly corrupt your system to create further restrictions. For example, if they expanded the definition of ‘mentally ill’. I am not a danger to myself or others, but I do have ADD, very mild anxiety, and one extreme phobia*. Or maybe they raise the requirements on who can give those mental exams, so it’s harder to find than an abortion clinic in Arkansas. Or they attach a $2000 fee to the exam. Or someday they take the final step and ban/confiscate, using the registry of gun owners as a guide.

    Your idea sounds great, except that it’s not a guarantee against future abuses.

    *My phobia is needles. There is no amount of money in the world that would ever counteract the terror I feel when I get blood work. I can take the maximum dose of lorazepam and still be a shaking mess. My phobia does not make me dangerous to anyone, unless someone attacked me with a hypodermic as a weapon (I’m strongly opposed to any assault anyway). The really nasty part of this phobia is that i am occasionally forced to submit and consent to allow my worst fear in the world to happen, and it’s not enough to merely not resist, I must actively cooperate by giving them my arm.

  • Dan

    You cannot have an AR to protect your family but I can have an Army of people with them to protect mine.