B&T AG’s Glock 42/SIG P238 Suppressor

    B&T AG (formerly Brügger & Thomet AG) of Switzerland have introduced a new sound suppressor targeted at the .380 subcompact market. The suppressor is partnered with a barrel either for a Glock 42 or a SIG P238 pistol. Designed to be smaller than other suppressors, it still offers hearing-safe sound suppression of about 28db (about the same as a pair of ear plugs). B&T has released through their YouTube channel a brief, but satisfying video of the new product:

    A unique extruded hexagon-shaped wrench is used to replace a rubber wipe at the end of the suppressor, a design feature presumably included to reduce the size of the can as much as possible. Specifications are below:

    Technical Specifications:
    Item Number: SD-988380
    Caliber: .380 ACP
    Attachment: M12x0.75 Thread
    Diameter: 30mm
    Length: 125mm
    Length Extending Weapon: 118mm
    Weight: 132g
    Material: Aluminum and Steel
    Sound Suppression: 28dBA

    Item Number: BT-15220
    Weapon: Glock 42
    Caliber: .380ACP
    Barrel Legth: 89mm
    Thread: M12x0.75

    Item Number: BT-15214
    Weapon: SIG P238
    Caliber: .380ACP
    Barrel Legth: 80mm
    Thread: M12x0.75

    The suppressor should be available in the future through B&T’s distributors, though no word yet on pricing or shipping dates.

    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. He can be reached via email at [email protected]