Review: Bowers Group Suppressors

    Recently my friend Chris with Campbell Defense has become a Bowers retailer. He asked if I wanted to review a few of the Bowers suppressors, and it took me about a tenth of a second to respond with a yes!

    The suppressors by Bowers Group are well known for their affordability and light weight, but as an added bonus they make a plethora of full auto rated submachinegun cans. I am a huge fan of sub-guns due to their low recoil, cheap ammo, and cheap parts (generally speaking), and it just seems like a suppressor is  a great accessory for any sub gunner.

    Chris brought out a CAC 45 threaded for my Lage equipped M10, a VERS 9 with an UZI adapter, and a VERS 9s (a compact version of the VERS 9). Below is my M10 with the CAC 45:

    As per Bower’s website, “This suppressor is also suitable for 9mm and subsonic .30 caliber applications such as the .300 Whisper. It is 11.25” overall and 1 ¾” diameter. It is strong and light, weighing approximately 18 oz.” Retail is listed at $485 as well, which is a great price for a great suppressor.

    The dedicated 9mm can with UZI adapter was neat. The suppressor’s attachment point replaces the barrel nut on the UZI and installation is quick and easy. Unfortunately all we had that day was supersonic ammo, but that did not stop us from getting in some excellent trigger time!


    Of course reviewing suppressors is hard, as it is difficult to describe the sound reduction, so I have shot a video to display them in action:

    As you can see, the Bowers suppressor put a smile on my face, and with the new ATF eforms, transfer times have dipped back down to 2 and a half months (if you use the system rather than mailing forms the old fashioned way).

    Now for the bullet points:

    The Good:

    • Affordable
    • Quiet
    • Light
    • Multiple mounting systems available
    • Mounts interchange in seconds with just a wrench
    • Multi-caliber rated

    The Bad:

    • NFA hassle of $200 tax and a wait (not Bower’s fault in the slightest)
    • Extra adapters are pricey, and the UZI mount is $100 more

    The Ugly:

    • POI shift was about a foot high and right at 20 yards

    All in all, I don’t think you can go wrong with a can from Bowers Group. If you own one, I would love to hear your feedback in the comments as well!

    Alex C.

    Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.