TFB’s 9th Day Of Christmas: Pistol Silencers

    Ah, the final days of a very TFB Christmas are upon us. And what better way of keeping those silent nights (or days, afternoons, anytime really) actually silent then by gifting yourself a quality pistol suppressor. Lucky for you, or whomever is buying your gift, the market is especially rich with options at the moment.

    One question you should ask yourself before buying a pistol silencer revolves around caliber choice. If you shoot a variety of hosts and would like the ability to share your new toy safety device between them, opt for a .45 caliber model. However, If you only stockpile subsonic 9mm, stick with a matching caliber silencer for your guns for a slight edge towards suppression.

    Another consideration is our modularity – how important is it to you that you can have a single suppressor that can be shortened for compactness or lengthened to maximize suppression?  My usual suggestion to first-time buyers is, modular or not, to invest in two (or more). They are just too much fun.

    So go ahead, trest yourself to a pistol silencer that’s ‘real nice’.


    DEAD AIR GHOST M – $949 (EST)

    Introducing the modular multi-caliber pistol/subgun suppressor, the .45 Ghost – a centerfire pistol suppressor rated all the way up to 300 blackout sub-sonic.

    The Ghost™ is full auto rated and features a unique patent pending modular design. Break it down to the short configuration and you have the smallest and quietest .45 can in its class. When it’s time to be scary quiet, the Long configuration with wipes is the way to go.

    A combination of 17-4 stainless steel, titanium, and anodized 7075 aluminum materials in all the right places ensures rugged reliability and minimum weight.


    Griffin Armament Revolution 45 – $850 (EST)

    The Revolution 9 and 45 silencers were first to market with the modular length feature concept. The removable booster extension allows the user to configure the length of the suppressor to fit their needs. The silencer is user serviceable ensuring long, high performance service life. The front caps can be interchanged for smaller calibers with 9mm and 22 caliber front caps, available separately. 17-4 stainless heat treated baffles, with anti-rotation (Return To Zero) Geometry features, ensure maximum strength and sound performance. The booster assembly includes a piston for a turnkey suppressor system out of the box. Included take down tools allow for an easy and satisfying end user maintenance experience. Additional pistons, fixed barrel spacers, an integral 3 lug adapter, and fixed direct thread mounts are available to support the Revolution in any configuration the end user could desire. High quality, industry leading performance, strength, unparalleled feature functionality, build quality, and price make the Revolution a clear winner in the modular class of silencers.

    The Rev 45 can also be configured into a short (K) configuration by removing the stainless black oxide external booster housing extension and collapsing the booster housing or 3 lug assembly into the silencer tube. This configuration is best used wet. By adding 5cc’s of rem oil, wire pulling gel, or some other ablative medium sound suppression can be dampened extremely well in the short configuration.


    RUGGED OBSIDIAN 45 – $850 (EST)

    ADAPT™ Modular Technology allows the Obsidian 45 to be configured in a standard 8.6″ or short 6.7″ configuration within seconds.

    Silence Comes Standard:
    Whether you prefer the standard or short configuration the Obsidian 45 will performs above your expectations. Standard Configuration: 129.3dB – 45ACP; 123.7dB – 9MM Short Configuration: 137.5dB – 45ACP; 130.4dB – 9MM

    Revolutionary Mounting System:
    We strategically place the engraving on the thickest cross section of the 17-4 stainless steel mount for fast and easy replacement should the suppressor become damaged beyond repair it also serves to make the Obsidian infinitely upgradable in the future.

    Non-Slotted Piston Design
    A common problem with pistol caliber suppressors is the gas blowback associated with slotted pistons. The Obsidian 45’s non-slotted piston system solves this issue by creating a full circumference gas seal.

    Material Selection at its Finest:
    Constructed of aluminum and 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, the Obsidian is completely user serviceable and rated up-to subsonic 300BLK and full auto rated for pistol calibers up-to 45ACP.

    What’s in the Box:
    The Obsidian 45 comes standard with the suppressor, ADAPT Module, 45 Front Cap, .578×28 Piston (fits most standard .45 Auto threaded barrels), Operator’s Manual, and Obsidian Logo Sticker. Additional accessories such as fixed barrel mounts, pistons for use with other calibers/thread pitches, and 9mm Front Cap are available for purchase separately.


    SIlencerCO Omega 9k – $865 (EST)

    The Omega™ 9K, like the full-size Omega from which it draws its name, is an exceptionally versatile silencer and is the smallest, lightest, and quietest silencer of its kind in the world at just under 5˝. Full auto rated and usable with pistols, rifles, and submachine guns, the Omega 9K offers extreme durability in an ultra-compact package and is compatible with 9mm and 300BLK. With the fully-welded, tubeless, minimalist Omega 9K, big sound suppression now comes in a tiny footprint.


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    GEMtech MK-9K – $699 (EST)

    Writers Note: Yes, this is a subgun suppressor. I have a soft spot for the MK-9K. Happy New Year.

    The MK-9K silencer is held in high regard among collectors for its low, pleasing tone and soft back-pressure for use with open-bolt subguns, such as the UZI. For sport shooters who appreciate its recoil-dampening and low blowback, it is a classic, old-school workhorse 9mm suppressor. The MK-9K performs best with subsonic 9mm ammunition having bullet weights from 147 to 158 grains. As with any muzzle suppressor, supersonic light bullets, such as the 115 gr Winchester White Box 9mm ammunition, will result in a downrange supersonic ballistic crack, but excellent sound reduction at the muzzle is still achieved.



    The  Centurion is everything you want in a compact 9×19 pistol suppressor. It is designed to provide excellent suppression on 9mm handguns dry or wet. We designed it to be take apart since 9mm tends to run a little dirty, and this by default makes it suitable for 22LR as well. If there was ever a suppressor that is perfect for the nightstand, the Centurion would be it. The length added to the host firearm is only about 6″ allowing it to balance nicely with virtually any 9mm threaded handgun on the market today. We made this suppressor 34% shorter than the Mystic X by reducing the footprint a full 3 inches, making an extremely compact platform that handles well. This suppressor also performs very well on rimfire calibers as well as 300 Blackout carbines. Short, light and handy, this suppressor works well in many different roles.


    TFB’s 12 Days Of Christmas:

    Day 1:  Back Up IRON Sights – ‘BUIS’

    Day 2: Tools

    Day 3: Hearing Protection

    Day 4: Rimfire Silencers

    Day 5: Cleaning Kits

    Day 6: First Aid And Survival

    Day 7: Magazines

    Day 8: Lights and Lasers

    Day 9: Pistol Silencers


    Day 11: (Special Snowflake Kit)

    Day 12:  (Anything chambered in .380) 


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