In less than a week, Freedom Armory Machine Works will be debuting the Dragoon 5.56 and 7.62 at this year’s SHOT Show. Including features of being fully disassembled for cleaning, machined from solid titanium bar stock with no welds and being rated up to .300 Weatherby Magnum (7.62 version), the Dragoon brings a lot to the table.
The Dragoon 5.55 and 7.62 is available in a direct thread or one-handed quick detach mounting system.
Although decibel readings don’t necessarily tell a silencer’s whole story, one detail I especially appreciate is that they outline their sound reduction testing procedures here:
Following the standards & procedures as outlined in Paulson, Alan C., Silencer History and Performance, Volume 1 chapter 5
1.0 meter to the left of muzzle 90 deg to the bore axis
1.6 meters above non-reflective surface
No reflecting surfaces near by
10 rounds are fired & averaged to determine performance
Atmospheric conditions are recorded
B&K 2209 meter
B&K type 4136 ¼” microphone
B&K type 4220 pistonphone
Many things can impact the performance of a suppressor (partial list):
Local atmospheric pressure
Wind direction & velocity
Of course, they also manufacture a few other silencer models:
Introducing the Minuteman Suppressor from Freedom Armory Machine Works.
Freedom Armory has revolutionized modern suppressor technology with the first and only design using our patented* Gas Indexing Technology (GIT). GIT allows the rotational orientation of baffles as one relates to the next in a given stack to take advantage of differences in pressures between handguns and rifles. This provides the optimum in sound reduction capabilities on a host of different firearms allowing you to re-configure stacks as you transfer the suppressor between a handgun and a rifle.
Introducing the Grenadier Pistol Suppressor from Freedom Armory Machine Works.
Second in the family of revolutionary Freedom Armory suppressors that utilize our patented* Gas Indexing Technology (GIT), these .45, 9mm and 9mm CQB suppressors are balanced, lightweight and extremely robust. GIT allows the rotational orientation of baffles as one relates to the next in a given stack providing optimum sound reduction capabilities for a host of handguns and rifles.
Existing suppressor technology allows for only partial disassembly which greatly compromises cleaning abilities. Grenadier® features Total Breakdown Technology (TBT) that permits complete disassembly of all components, including piston housing, without the need for any special tools.
I will be swinging by the Freedom Armory booth at SHOT 2017 for a closer look.