SilencerCo 2017 – Saker ASR And Omega 45K

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.

Previous Saker:

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Saker ASR:

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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.

SilencerCo Omega 45K Product Page

  • 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

MSRP: $865

Capitol Armory lists the Omega 45K for $735

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:

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SilencerCo Saker ASR Product Page

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.

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So… how about that Maxim 9?



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  • Dave Webster

    Wow. Price is down by a huge chunk and including the mount is another chunk. For a can of those materials and sound suppression im stunned. Im a former employee of sico and have held a bit of a chip on my shoulder towards them since especially regarding how much they seemed to nickel and dime people for accessories. But this saker asr deal is really impressive.
    Id still rather have an oss…
    But im happy my old company is making strides.

    • Ken M.

      Their prices on accessories are norm for the industry. In my experience SiCo (like dead air, rugged, surefire etc.) is worth the cost. They exchanged a mount I didn’t want for another thread pitch no questions asked, as well as updating my ASR module to a newer design at no charge. Turn around time was less than a week. SiCo (and Rugged) have amazing warranties that easily justify their top tier price range. You can literally run over the can and they they will fix it for free, at least once.

      The fact that you have a chip on your shoulder towards your former employer (let alone bad mouthing them on a public forum) suggests you didn’t have a great tenure with them to begin with. I wonder what they would say about you?

      • Dave Webster

        Ha, dude. I’m not bad mouthing them. I’m swallowing the chip on my shoulder and lauding them for bringing a better product to the market.

      • iksnilol

        How is he bad mouthing them? He just said he didn’t like them nickel and diming folks.

  • AndyHasky

    Lol at discontinuing the osprey micro already, looked like the FRP on it was garbage and so was the “QD” mount

    • HSR47

      Damn. Good catch there.

      Hopefully they at least keep selling the mounts for them so that they don’t leave the folks who bought them out in the cold.

    • Cymond

      I didn’t realize it had so much FRP. I didn’t get that far in my suppressor research. I need took one look at the price, and the price of spare QD mounts, and said “no way”.

  • yodamiles

    What’s up with the dB reduction? It’s seems to be all over the place. The new products seem to be slightly longer than the older one but weight less. But dB reduction decrease for both 5.56 can? 7.62 can sees better dB reduction in all round except but poorer for .300 blk? I don’t understand the science, how would that work?

  • joshv06

    Seems like the Saker ASR was just to get away from the Trifecta mount which was horrible.

    • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

      Lol. When I saw the press release my thought was “oh good, they fixed it”

      • Jonathan

        Are you guys serious? I loved the trifecta! Mine has been rock solid. The design has to be hard to beat for repeatability. I’m actually quite disappointed to see they are getting rid of it, although I’ve always questioned if it would stick around after

        • Patrick R. – Senior Writer

          Have a suppressor get stuck to a gun a few times and you will see.

  • ??

    So if the Omega 45k is supersonic 300 blk capable, does that mean I can put it on a .460 Rowland ??

    • Jack Morris

      I too, am very interested in the answer to this question…

  • So why would one choose the one over the other?

  • Gary Kirk

    Here’s to the passage of the HPA

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.. PLEEEEAASSE!!!

  • Gary Kirk

    Here’s to the passage of the HPA

    PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.. PLEEEEAASSE!!!