WOLF-9SD – Dead Air Armament’s New Subgun Silencer

Shooting subsonic ammunition in a properly suppressed host is a real eye opening event for the uninitiated. My first suggestion to anyone jumping into the silencer world is to pick a gun that can reliably run ammo specifically loaded to stay at around 1050 feet per second (or less). That could mean a .22LR bolt action rifle or a .300 Blackout short barreled AR15. But when it comes to pistol caliber hosts, submachine gun or pistol caliber carbines, especially the H&K roller delayed/locked varieties, are unmatched for quiet semiautomatic fun. The Dead Air team is launching a new subgun silencer into the market – the Wolf-9SD promises rugged modularity alongside expert level suppression.

Everyone who thinks that the era of modern rifle-caliber personal defense weapons has arrived, raise your hand. Now everyone who believes that submachine guns or pistol caliber carbines (PCC) still have a viable place in the defensive firearms world, raise your hand (Step off, Nathaniel F.). Well, congratulations, you’re both right. Aside from the .300BLK platform, rifle caliber guns don’t suppress short barreled rifles well enough to be hearing safe. And rifle cartridges will almost always be ballistically superior to their pistol caliber cousins.

Nevertheless, the suppressed subgun/PCC market is still hot and Dead Air is banking on it staying that way into the future.

Dead Air Armament Wolf-9SD –

Old school styling combined with new technology. The Wolf-9SD is what your 9mm sub gun has been missing. The solid welded core is built to withstand the abuse of full auto fire and keep going for years of service. Extreme silence is epitomized in the long configuration, or unscrew the removable front module and embrace the thrill of making your sub gun more compact.

More updates to follow…

We will have to wait a little longer for specific weights-and-measures information, but if Dead Air history holds true, we can bank on a rugged silencer with a competitive weight, sweet suppression and adaptability to boot.

Check back in later in the week for additional details.


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  • PK

    “alongside expert level suppression.”

    So, fairly loud, but damn near indestructible? I’m just going off current military silencers around the world…

    • Giolli Joker

      “Aside from the .300BLK platform, rifle caliber guns don’t suppress IN short barreled rifles well enough to be hearing safe.”

      I think.

      • PK

        I think we’re on the same page on what it means, near enough. It’s a fair point, without a very large or integrated and well designed can, it’s the truth.

  • TheUnspoken

    Looks like a modular version of the silencerco Omega 9K. You can have a “Kurz” size for your mp5k for maximum compactness, or fullsize for your full size for maximum suppression. Makes sense. 3 lug compatibility and you are good to go.

    I assume this is full auto rated, and could be used with subsonic 300blk, and if like the Omega, supersonic 300blk as well. Then you don’t even have to pick, you can use it on your AR rifle pdw and PCC. I guess we will see when the specs come, price, etc.

    • PK

      “I assume this is full auto rated”

      From the article:

      “The solid welded core is built to withstand the abuse of full auto fire and keep going for years of service.”

      • TheUnspoken

        So it is… Reading helps!

        Nice that the module split is around halfway rather than three quarters or so. A lot of modular pistol cans go from ~ 8-9″ to ~ 6-7″, this looks like it might be closer to 5″ split, maybe even under.

        • PK

          Agreed, length options and finding the perfect setup for a given SMG is a nice ability, there’s just nothing else on the market like that unless you want to buy a half dozen cans.

  • Brett baker

    But….will it be just as awesome on a 2nd generation subgun?

    • Todd

      At the muzzle, yes. At the ear, no. An MP5, Sten, or Uzi just do better at holding the bolt closed longer than some newer subguns like the AR or MPX.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Welded core, non-servicable, “tough as nails”

    Can’t handle 300blk supersonic….. PASS.

    • Duray

      Who said it can’t handle supersonic blackout?

    • Todd

      It can handle 300 Supers.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        At what barrel lengths?

        • Todd

          No restriction on length. Development work was done on short barrels.

  • Cymond

    Really glad I didn’t order the Omega 9k …
    Looking forward to the inevitable tests/comparisons.

  • Shoot That Hipster

    Soooo now that 3d additive manufacturing is a super duper thing. Lets get a 5in x 2.5in can that weighs 12 oz and does 60k psi small rifle and pistol calibers from a 10in (rifle) and 4in (pistol) barrel hearing safe. Then connect 2 together and 308 is a possibility. Hmm I know there a few dudes with a bagillion dollars that could make this happen. That’s not even a difficult task these days. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/658dd16bf3fbda867ad422613cd1901dd3ba7de88ffada4a1392976e47d2ed25.png

  • TheUnspoken

    That was fast, looks like it is already in stock and for sale at SS and CA. 7.56″ long, 14.7 oz, and 4.1″ short cfg, 7.5oz (exact weight and length depends on the mount).

    Have to order either a Piston, direct thread, or 3 lug mount separately, makes sense as someone may only intend a specific configuration but adds to the price.

    No mention of other calibers like 300blk sub or super, so far only appears to be marketed as 9mm.

    Though you can use it on pistols it doesn’t seem to be the intended use. This is really for subguns and PCCs. Price is close to Omega 9k, you get the added benefit of being about to go fullsize but apparently without the portability to use on 300blk guns. Unless they clarify that.

    • Todd

      It’s very much rated for 300BLK. 🙂

  • Rebellivesmatter

    Gun and ammo makers shouldn’t have gouged people a few years back when there was a so-called “shortage”. You reap what you sow . . . .