We are now just a week and a half away from SHOT 2017 and there is a steady stream of new product releases hitting the wire. Not to be left behind, SilencerCo has just offered up two new suppressors that might look slightly familiar to you. The pistol caliber Omega 45K and the Saker ASR are both revamped versions of silencers released in prior years.
At first glance, SilencerCo’s Saker offerings look mainly cosmetic, with the ASR mounting system now being the standard. However, as Josh from Capitol Armory points out, there’s more going on under the hood than just a style switch. He writes:
When the Saker was originally released, it brought extreme durability, replaceable endcaps, and modular mounting systems into the market. It was arguably the suppressor that changed how many people look at centerfire rifle cans. Since it’s release other suppressors have been developed to have modular components and improve dB reduction, but the Saker has still been a king of durability. The new Saker ASR retains the same original Saker durability for extremely short barrel lengths and full auto abuse, but has improved dB reduction. Aside from the ASR mount being included and cosmetic changes, the Saker ASR is a quieter can at a much more accessible price point.
SilencerCo’s Matt Pinnell was kind enough to provide extra details and.spec sheets for both the old and new Sakers for a comparison.
One of the standout numbers is the reduction rating of 137.7dB for .300WM.
The Omega 9K has an excellent reputation of being a solid performer for a small sized pistol and sub gun can, so I’m assuming the 45K will follow suit. On the other side of the house, SiCo has discontinued the underperforming Osprey Micro and the Specwar line of centerfire rifle suppressors.
- CALIBER: 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .300 BLK
- WEIGHT: 8.8 oz
- DIAMETER: 1.48″
- LENGTH: 6.36″
- MATERIAL: Stellite & Stainless Steel
- MUZZLE AVERAGE:
9mm: 137.7 dB
.40 S&W: 136.2 dB
.45 ACP: 135.9 dB
.300 BLK SUB: 133.5 dB
.300 BLK SUPER: 136.1 dB
The Omega™ 45K is an exceptionally versatile suppressor and is the smallest, lightest, and quietest silencer in its class. Full auto rated and usable with pistols, rifles, and submachine guns, the Omega 45K offers the same extreme durability in an ultra-compact package that you’ve come to expect from its smaller sibling, the Omega 9K, and is compatible with 9mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, 10mm, .45 ACP, .357 Magnum, .38 Special, .45 LC and both subsonic and supersonic .300 BLK.
Video screenshots. Full YouTube video embedded below:
The newly redesigned Saker® ASR sets the industry standard for durability and modularity at an affordable price. The Saker ASR was designed for use with bolt action, semi-auto, and full-auto firearms. In addition to its performance, the Saker ASR’s design allows for maximum user adaptability and convenience – ASR™ (Active Spring Retention) Mount technology facilitates attachment via a variety of different flash hiders and muzzle brakes with an additional option of direct thread mounting.
So… how about that Maxim 9?