NEW PEW PEW: The Yankee Hill Machine Turbo

I am not normally a fan of posting press release-type news, but I am a fan of both silencers and value. Yesterday, the team over at Silencer Shop forwarded me the specs on a new rifle suppressor from Yankee Hill Machine. Branded the ‘Turbo’, YHM has created a quiet, lightweight and robust silencer that includes a muzzle brake attachment – all with a sub $500 MSRP.

With a street price that will bump up against the $400 mark, YHM will pull a lot of prospective suppressor shooters (and veteran can owners) into the market. This is a feature-rich package for small money; YHM often doesn’t get the credit they deserve – serving up top notch products that perform.

I’m looking forward to talking with the YHM guys at SHOT next week and seeing the new Turbo in person.




From the YHM Press Release:


Silencing the Competition with the new TURBO sound suppressor by YHM®

Yankee Hill Machine® is proud to announce the release of the TURBO, the all new 5.56 suppressor. It was designed to meet the increasing demand for a quiet, yet lightweight sound suppressor that won’t break the bank. As the current state of the suppressor industry grows and evolves, the demand for a high-tech, cost effective suppressor becomes more apparent.

Since we first began milling out handguards as a firearms manufacturer, YHM® has built a strong reputation on producing the highest quality products for the everyday shooter that doesn’t have access to an unlimited budget. The same YHM® commitment lives on, bringing the modern suppressed shooter a superior product at an attainable price point.

The TURBO utilizes a tubeless design made from heat treated 17-4 stainless steel along with a heat treated 718 Inconel® blast baffle. The combination of these materials allows the suppressor to be full auto rated and designed for rigorous use. The overall length measures 6.5” with a 1.5625” diameter -all while weighing in at a surprising 13.5 oz.

Having an average sound pressure level of 134dB on a 14.5” AR shooting 55 grain ammo, the TURBO is well within the hearing safe threshold of 140 dB. Built with the same care, quality, and attention to detail that has defined the YHM® brand for generations.

With an MSRP of $489 (which includes a Q.D. brake) the TURBO was created to supply the modern suppressor community with a full-featured suppressor at an affordable price.

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  • JumpIf NotZero

    New YHM can… who are they copying this time? Looks like AAC and SIG.

    Without having to spend money on R&D, they pass the savings on to you! (Anyone trying to save money on NFA purchases is REALLY doing it wrong)

    • Dave

      This guy is salty wow… AAC and SIG copied Hiram Maxim…so there 😛

      • SomeRandomGuy

        Actually it was his son, Hiram (Percy) Maxim Jr. who invented the “Silencer.”

    • nova3930

      What are you seeing that looks AAC and SIG? The SIG centerfire rifle line all have pretty unique shapes and the mount doesn’t look 51Tish IMO. That and it’s the guts that matter in a suppressor anyway…

      • JumpIf NotZero

        The “guts” here are clearly circumferential welded cones, likely by robot or on a fixture with no outer protection tube..

        You know kinda like AAC and SIG who share the design for obvious reasons.

        • nova3930

          That’s not exactly an epiphany of design. Lots of prior art in other applications long pre-dating the use in suppressors.

          In my career as an engineer I’ve seen flow mixers built in the same manner for quite a few applications.

        • Suppressor John

          Are you just on here to spread your own negative opinion? Maybe you should invent the new suppressor that you dont weld any cones or baffles.

    • valorius

      What a bizarre statement.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Knock it off.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Are you saying this isn’t a “clone” of the AAC and SIG designs? What about their new Omega clone?

        • Pete – TFB Writer

          You’re talking looks? 99% of silencers are black round tubes. You’re trolling.

          • JumpIf NotZero

            So, you’re saying the “Nitro30” isn’t a direct knockoff of the SiCo Omega? Cool… Cool.

    • Blake

      You might want to take care of that sandy vag as soon as possible. Sig cans have perfectly smooth tubes and AAC cans have a distinct look all their own, so it’s pretty obvious that Yankee is using a different design here as there are visible lines on the tube.

    • AC97


    • are you literally a sig employee

  • LazyReader

    It’s a turbo? Very European-y

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      It uses the exhaust gases from your previous combustion to boost the power of your next combustion, right?

    • noob

      with a slightly different design you could call the next one a Kompressor Suppressor.

  • valorius

    Suppressors are persona non grata to me until they are disentangled from the NFA.

    • Blake

      I’m not trying to be obnoxious but persona non grata refers to a person, not an object. It hits the ear wrong.

      Even if suppressors were legal in California I would most likely wait to buy until they’re removed from the NFA as well.

      • valorius

        Suppressors are machinama non grata if you prefer.

    • iksnilol

      Well, enjoy the hearing damage I guess.

      • valorius

        Do you know what ear plugs are?

        • iksnilol

          I know, but 160+ db even with plugs and muffs will lead to damage after a while. Since then you can only brin it down to like 125-130 db. And longer exposure to sounds of that level will damage your ears (IE a couple of hours at a shooting range).

          • valorius

            Electronic headphone type hearing protection is sensationally effective Don’t get me wrong, i love suppressors for civvie use, but i am not playing the NFA game.

  • Looks like somebody’s banking on a fast-tracked HPA; good on ya, YHM.

  • DoctorH

    Now they just need one in 30 cal.