NEW: Gemtech Trek II Rifle Silencer

Often I get asked the question about silencer choices for someone just entering the NFA market. Even though the majority of the decision process is left to a particular shooters use case, for rifle caliber suppressors I tend to gravitate towards suggestions that include considerations for weight, length and price above all else. Seemingly on the list every time is the Trek from Gemtech – a no frills performer for the 5.56mm market.

While many of you would recommend a quick detach silencer with the ability to be swapped between hosts, my current line of thought centers on a “set it and forget it” mentality for new enthusiasts. QD mounts have the potential for user error which is already at a higher than normal risk when the trigger puller is green.

While we are still waiting on the official pricing on the new Trek II, the original model was a huge value in the ‘everything you need, nothing you don’t’ category of silencers. With the street price as low as $300, the Trek suppressed well and clocks in better than average in the length and width categories. The newest release includes a spot for a pin and weld setup, sometimes negating the need for a second NFA stamp for a short barreled rifle.

Gemtech Trek II:


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  • Blake

    Poor me living in California.

    • Tim

      Redemption is a choice.

    • LoneAone Rocker

      I feel for you folks up there in the land of ice and snow.

  • Raptor Fred

    What’s the minimum barrel length allowable?

    • Anonymoose

      I wonder too. If it it works down to Commando barrels, I would totally pin one on an 11.5″!

      • Pete – TFB Writer

        That would be awesome. 10.5″

        • Anonymoose

          Since it’s 5.7″ long, a flat 11.0″ barrels from KAK or Green Mountain would give the shortest pinned and welded package. The Green Mountain 11.0 has a weird 1/6 twist, but that would probably allow you to shoot 77gr to 85gr ammo really well at least.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      10.5″ – Apologies, I thought it was on the spec sheet.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    So, they took their Trek and made it heavier? Hmmm, ok.

    • Tony

      The Trek weighed in at 17.3 oz, the Trek-II is an ounce lighter.

  • LoneAone Rocker

    Not familiar with the first Trek so forgive the question if it’s ignorant. What are the internals like: Are we looking at K’s, M’, or some kind of “X” variant. I’m assuming that it is a sealed unit, so .22 rim-fire would be a no-no?

  • Arclight

    I’ve got two Gemtechs, rock solid in every category with low MOAs