Q Suppressors Brings Modular Erector and Durable El Camino Silencers to the Range | SHOT 17

Brand new and enigmatically named suppressor company “Q” had a booth at the SHOT Show 2017 Industry Day at the Range, where they showed off their first two suppressor offerings. The first – announced earlier this year – is the El Camino, a tubular .22 rimfire suppressor made from titanium, intended to provide better accuracy than previous rimfire suppressors available on the market, especially the AAC Element. The El Camino is already available for sale through SilencerShop, for less than $400.

The second suppressor is a unique-looking modular stacked suppressor called the “Erector”, which is designed with a stackable integral baffle design that allows variable decibel reduction and length. Each baffle is interchangeable and made of aluminum, with the exception of the baffle second closest to the muzzle, which is made of stainless steel. The whole unit is capped off with an end piece, and is designed to be tightened using a half inch wrench. Each baffle can also be tightened individually with included tools. The Erector is advertised as being hearing safe with two baffles on a 16″ .22 LR rifle, which would make for a very compact squirrel gun indeed.

“Q” is the brainchild of AAC founder and former SIG suppressor guru Kevin Brittingham, and is the execution of his vision to bring what he feels are the best suppressors to market. It is based in Portsmouth, NH.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


  • Lawbob

    I can’t take a company seriously hat would put that ridiculous site on a river pistol.

    • Lawbob


    • Harry’s Holsters

      I bet money they are using the optics for free or EoTech paid them to use them for this event. Considering the variety of shooters a dot will make the experience much more pleasurable.

  • Nicholas C

    Nathaniel, are those my hands shooting the Ruger with the Erector? LOL

  • Bub

    Is it more common than I think to mount Eotechs on handguns? Seen it done before on the odd occasion. New trend or in this case was all they had laying around? Good to see Kevin back in the game.

    • Harry’s Holsters

      Wouldn’t surprise me after the eotech recall if they are loaning for free or paying other companies to use their products at events like this. Also if people start talking crap about the optics at the show somebody with common sense will say that those guns all had a couple thousand rounds through them yesterday and didn’t fail.

      • MrBrassporkchop

        Yeah I don’t own one. But I’ve noticed a complete 180 on peoples opinion on them. Look up forum posts and reviews prior to 2015 and people speak highly of them, never saw a mention of thermal drift, a sprinkling of not holding zero (all optics has at least someone complain about this) which was resolved by sending it in. Many people own at least one. De facto go-to optic for many LE and civilians as well as some military. After 2015, they’re junk. Plain and simple. Like over night. People saying they’re unreliable and will get you killed. Going out of their way to recreate the conditions to cause the drift. I get people are upset that they lied….but on the other hand they’re a huge faceless corporation, not your best friend. Kinda should expect this sort of thing. VW and Takata did it.

        Wouldn’t stop me from getting one for the right price. Probably used since now they’re expensive for what they are. Now days you can get the same for cheaper with some combination of bet lighter, smaller or longer battery life.

        • Harry’s Holsters

          I plan to buy one mostly for cool factor not defense. But that’s a result of battery life not the quality of the optic. I hope they can rebuild their brand. Eotech faced the perfect storm of complaints and had horrible timing.

        • Cynic

          part of it will be that opinions arent being shouted down anymore by the fanboi’s so accounts of thermal drift are going to be taken more seriously than an ‘oh you’re a moron with a crap mount’ or ‘you did it wrong’ same with the nitrogen leaking stories coming out as well as some ‘hey I thought mine was the only one that ever got sent back coz it did x’

          although there will be a fair bit of bandwaggoning

  • MrBrassporkchop

    Ah, the infamous lower negative 1 and 1/3rd co-witness.

    They should put the front and rear sights on risers to make it look even more awesome.

  • thedonn007

    Is Q copying Rebel Silencers with the modular .22lr design? I am still not quite sure how each baffle is not considered a separate silencer part and run into issues with the ATF. They should make them from Titanium and not Aluminum with a SS blast baffle.

  • RSG

    The company owner, Kevin, has quite the pedigree, for those that don’t know. He knows his A’s, B’s C’s and now, his Q’s.