The federal laws on suppressor regulation have not changed, but the market sure has. A few years back, sound suppressors were a fairly rare commodity. Now, it seems like everyone is making, selling or buying cans. Even the big companies like Ruger and SIG SAUER have jumped into the game.
Black Aces Tactical announced a new sound suppressor that makes the game a bit more affordable for the average shooter. Called the Po’ Boy, the new Pro Series 56 sound suppressor is designed to offer a low price point with practical noise reduction. How cheap? $199. That’s less than the government tax on it.
The new can is designed to work great with an AR-style rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO. According to the company, it can be run full auto.
The Po’ Boy is a screw on suppressor uses dual wall construction. The outside wall is made of 4140 steel while the inside wall is made of 316 stainless. It has a straight stack baffle and is user serviceable. A standard AR stock wrench is used to open it up.
Overall, the suppressor is 8″ long with a 1.5″ diameter. It weighs 25 ounces.
Noise reduction is better than 30 dB with 5.56 NATO ammo. Of course, a lot of things go into how much noise is made with the suppressor being just one part of the equation. However, the video below shows some of the testing the company did with the suppressor:
For less than $200, it looks like pretty good performance to me.