Even though today is officially the tenth day of TFB Christmas, I wanted to make sure to recognize the last night of Hanukkah for our Jewish readers and shooters around the world. If I had thought of it, I would have made today the “illumination” part of the series – bringing much needed light to the dark winter days of the northern hemisphere. Instead, today is arbitrarily all about Rifle Silencers.
Rifle silencers are a bit of a misnomer for supersonic rounds – suppression levels are usually only good enough to prevent pain and hearing damage. With quality subsonic ammunition, however, the enjoyment level increases with every pull of the trigger.
Thankfully, there are many quality options available for rifle-toting gift givers. I’ve listed some of the latest models here alongside some longtime favorites. See something that needs to be added to the list? Drop a comment below.
The Optimus Micro re-defines the rimfire class of suppressors by offering the most durable and versatile rimfire suppressor ever designed.
Utilizing state of the art manufacturing and heat treated 17-4 stainless steel throughout, the Optimus Micro supports 5.56mm cartridges out of the box using the included 1/2×28 direct thread mount.
Interlocking HEDP patented baffle technology provides uncompromising sound performance while ensuring durability and proper orientation. Patent pending dual taper locking front caps ensure the suppressor can be used vigorously without fear of unintentional disassembly.
Additionally the suppressor supports 3 lug mounting with the use of the Griffin 3 Lug Kit (which is compatible with the Optimus 9mm, Revolution and Resistance suppressors). Taper Mounts can also be used with the Optimus Micro Taper mount accessory interface. In the Taper Mount configuration the Optimus Micro is rated for 22-250 caliber, on 22″ or longer barrels.
The K has the class leading solid weld Stellite® baffle core and detachable front cap, just like the rest of our Sandman Series. The exterior is finished in Cerakote® for ultimate durability. Like all of our products, it is backed by a lifetime warranty.
We’re offering the Sandman-K at an introductory price of just $699 MSRP until the Hearing Protection Act moves from committee. Plus, each Sandman-K that ships until that time, will feature a special “HPA” prefixed serial number. This special pricing and unique serial # prefixes will end the day HPA moves out of committee, passing or not, and MSRP will then be $950. Don’t miss this unique opportunity and savings!
BELT FED RATED™
Constructed entirely of 17-4PH Stainless Steel and featuring a full Stellite™ baffle stack, the Micro is built for anything you can throw at it.
LENGTH & WEIGHT
At 5″ long and weighing in at 11.8oz, the Mico is the shortest and lightest in it’s class.
ADAPT™ MODULAR TECHNOLOGY
ADAPT™ Modular Technology allows the Micro to be configured in a standard 6.5″ or short 5″ configuration within seconds.
DUAL TAPER LOCK™ MOUNTING SYSTEM
Patented quick detach mounting system ensures a rock solid lockup between the suppressor and muzzle device. 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 Micro infinitely upgradable in the future.
OPTIONAL 5.56 FRONT CAPS
The Micro30 is a perfect choice for both 7.62 or 5.56 caliber rifles and with the addition of 5.56 front caps, sound suppression levels are improved up to an additional 2 dB.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX
The Micro comes standard with the suppressor, ADAPT Module, 7.62 R3 Flash Hider (5/8×24 Thread Pitch), 7.62 Front Cap, Tool, Operator’s Manual, and Micro30 Logo Sticker.
Silencers by Q represent the latest development in a long line of silencer evolution. From day one, Q set out to build the best products suitable for all users, be it the everyday hunter or military. Q uses science to develop a far superior product to anything else available. We focus on identifying new ways to deliver the strongest, quietest, most accurate, and advanced silencers in the world.
The Discreet Ballistics 300 Blackout 190gr Subsonic Target Load is intended for use in semi-automatic and bolt action firearms chambered in 300 AAC Blackout. This round has been thoroughly tested to function in both pistol and carbine length gas systems. Discreet Ballistics gives its customers the option of choosing these loads for use in 16″ barrels or 7-11” barrels.
300 AAC Blackout is typically chambered in platforms with barrel lengths ranging from 7” to 16”. Until recently, any commercially available ammunition had only been available in one load for each extreme in barrel length. What this means is that 300 Blackout ammunition that is designed to have a muzzle velocity of 1050FPS out of a standard 16” rifle barrel will often have a 950fps or less out of a 7” pistol/SBR barrel. At 100 yards this can result in as much as a 200fps drop making it more difficult for the shooter to get on target. Discreet Ballistics offers its 300 AAC Blackout ammunition in either pistol/SBR (7-11”) or rifle (16”) barrel loads so that velocity is consistently in the 1050fps range no matter which platform the shooter is using.
Discreet Ballistics designed this target round as part of a premium two load system that complements the Discreet Ballistics 300 AAC Blackout Hunting/SD system which utilizes a machined copper projectile (Selous bullet).
Surefire SOCOM 300 SPS – $1079
Initially introduced in early 2015, the SOCOM2 suppressors have minimal increase in capability than that of the SOCOM option, and have had a significant increase in production capability. Now when using computer controlled laser welding there is a significant decrease in production cycle-time, thus a reduction in cost, which has been passed along to the end-user offering the best suppressor product available at a lesser price.
The SOCOM2 suppressors continue to be constructed of advanced high-temperature alloys and stainless steel featuring a redesigned internal venting system to additionally reduce back pressure and in some cases a further reduction in sound attenuation. Ascetically the visual difference of the SOCOM2 suppressors is a new recessed end cap.
There is no change in suppressor adapter attachment between the SOCOM and SOCOM2 suppressors. The SOCOM 3-Prong Flash Hider, Muzzle Brake and WARCOMP option adapters are designed for use with weapons system from carbine through machine gun variants.
Like all SureFire SOCOM Fast-Attach models, the SOCOM2 produces minimal consistent shift in impact, if at all, compared to that of the unsuppressed weapon. As always SureFire suppressors are designed and manufactured in the USA.
The ULTRA 5 is our super compact .30 caliber precision rifle suppressor. It is best for applications where minimum size is the highest priority but good suppression is still required.
The ULTRA 5 will suppress a typical .308 bolt-action rifle down to approx 143-145 dB1. The ULTRA 5 weighs only 7.6 ounces and is just 5 inches long.
The ULTRA 5 is also perfect for .300 Blackout rifles. A 16-inch bolt-action .300 Blackout will be suppressed down to 133-135 dB with subsonic ammunition.
Arsenal ARS30-1 – $999
Arsenal, Inc. compact titanium 7.62mm quick mount suppressor, 19.5 oz., 7.5”, includes one 14x1mm LH and one 24×1.5 mm RH quick adaptors, manufactured exclusively for Arsenal by Gemtech. Full-auto rated.
Dead Air Wolverine PBS-1 – $1099
The Wolverine strikes the perfect balance between suppression and minimal back pressure.
SO WHAT DOES THE WOLVERINE PBS-1 SILENCER FIT?
You won’t have to buy multiple silencers to fit different threaded combloc rifles. The Wolverine offers user changeable thread inserts.
The Wolverine ships with a 14L thread insert. We plan on making 14R, 24R, 26L, 15mm, 16mm, 1/2×28, 5/8×24, and 9/16L as well; and possibly more will be added to the list depending on demand.
Manufacturer: ON TARGET AMMUNITION
Condition: Factory Remanufactured
Bullet Weight: 220 Grain
Bullet Type: Hi-Tec Supercoat Lead RN
Ammo Caliber: 7.62×39mm
Primer Type: Berdan
Velocity: 1020 Ft/s
This round is designed to feed and cycle with or without a suppressor in AK-47
(Kalashnikov) and M16/M4 weapons.