[Big 3 East] UM Tactical Is Making Suppressors

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UM Tactical has been making themselves known through their RAGE compensator. Nathan S. wrote about it last February. Click here to read about it.

At Big 3 East last week Brian, founder and owner of UM Tactical, showed off his latest evolution of the RAGE system. He is making integrated barrels. So rather than adding the RAGE comp to the end of the barrel, they will have ported barrels. The end of the barrels have holes near the muzzle. There will be RAGE comps that will slide over those holes and thread onto the barrel but the comp will technically be behind the muzzle.

More interesting than that is UM Tactical’s step into the world of NFA. They are making a 9mm integrally suppressed 9mm carbine. Brian was so eager to show off his new project that be brought down the prototype. They are still decided if this will be available simply as a barrel, upper or complete weapon.

It is extremely quiet and is venting the super sonic gasses of 115 grain so they drop down to sub sonic levels.

No word on pricing but they will be available next year.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Martin Grønsdal

    can someone who has an idea tell me one thing about suppressors:

    if I took this rifle, and shot 200 rounds, at a slow rate (withouth overheating the rifle itself), would that ruin the suppressor?

    what if I did 10 mags, 30 rounds, as fast as I could pull the semi auto, and reload?

    • Nicholas C

      Depends on the build of the can. I think it would be ok. Also 9mm doesn’t have that much heat and pressure compared to say a 556 or 308.

      • Martin Grønsdal

        So what is it about the MP5 SD?

        • Nicholas C

          Not sure what you are asking. The MP5 SD has a ported barrel. You are supposed to shoot super sonic rounds like 115gr or 124gr. The porting vents the gases and pressure dropping those rounds to sub sonic speeds this making the gun quiet.

          • Martin Grønsdal

            Here on thefirearmblog, I saw an article stating that one may only shoot a small amount of rounds through the SD without cleaning it, before it is ruined.

          • Pete – TFB Writer

            Not ruined, but you run the risk of excessive fouling that could make it difficult to remove the suppressor. The barrel porting is close to the threads.