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.