New Super Night Owl Suppressor from Geissele at Modern Day Marine 2017

    Gun accessory manufacturer Geissele has revealed its first ever production suppressor. The new can, called the “Super Night Owl”, was revealed at the Modern Day Marine 2017 industry demonstration. Soldier Systems Daily broke the story with a teaser post, and a single image:

    Bill Geissele, holding Geissele’s newly announced Super Night Owl suppressor. Image credit: Eric Graves, Soldier System Daily. Used with permission.


    According to Eric Graves of SSD, Geissele is not currently looking to get into the suppressor business, but developed the Super Night Owl for a specific requirement in conjunction with its new VSASS sniper platform. Beyond this, very little is known about the silencer, but there are a few pieces of information we can glean from its release. Its dimensions appear to be approximately one point five to two inches in diameter, and about four inches in length. It attaches to a flash hider, which appears as though it may be a variant of the Surefire FH556SA (obviously modified for 7.62mm). The front of the suppressor does not appear to be flat, like most conventional cans, suggesting that the new Super Night Owl silencer may be a flow through design similar to an OSS suppressor, or that it may have some other novel feature built in. The can appears to be made from weldments with a sleeve over the baffle stack that suggests it can be easily disassembled, but as of the time of writing this is yet unknown.

    TFB will continue their coverage of the suppressor, VSASS, and other new Geissele releases as new information comes to light.

    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]