TFB Quiet Time: Silencer Saturday Series – #1

    Welcome to the first installment of TFB’s Silencer Saturday – where we will come to quietly play with our toys. It is my hope that we will provide our readers with a weekly roll up of news, reviews, product announcements and regulatory and legal issues in the silencer industry. We may stumble into the rest of the National Firearms Act (NFA) world; after all, short barreled rifles (SBRs) go together with silencers like peanut butter and jelly.

    We will setup a dedicated email address for news and information intake related to the suppressor world, but for now, if there is something you’d like to see highlighted, drop me a line at [email protected]. Submissions are welcome from everyone – consumers, dealers, distributors and manufacturers. Space and content requirements may not allow for every submission to be included.

    For now, if there is something you’d like to see covered, leave me a note in the comments section below.

    Thompson Machine Poseidon

    Once this Arctic blast moves out, I’m looking forward to putting some more rounds into my new Glock G43 and Thompson Machine Poseidon combination. It is a compact and lightweight package that should be concealable with the right holster. I’m looking for holster ideas at the moment, so suggestions are welcome.

    Innovative Arms Apex Micro – .22LR

    ”One can simply not have enough rimfire silencers” – Ned Stark. This Walther PPK/S and Innovative Arms Apex Micro combination is really nice. Besides, it has that classic, ‘I’d do anything for you, Miss Moneypenny’ feel.

    Look for full reviews on both silencers in the coming months, after SHOT 2018 craziness and the snow drifts drop to manageable levels.

    New Silencers Announced From Bowers Group

    The good people at Bowers are hinting at a few new suppressors for 2018. By way of Lone Star Boars, they are teasing two new models: a K-sized subgun silencer and a K-Sized rimfire silencer. Over the past year, I have come to appreciate shorter, more specialized cans that give up a little sound suppression for a lot of length savings.

    Im looking forward to seeing more from Bowers in coming editions of Silencer Saturday.

    Lone Star Boars – YouTube

    Suppressing the TP9

    We have a B&T TP9 silencer review underway here at TFB. The crazy part is that we don’t yet own a TP9.  Hopefully we will bring you an update to this semi-secret setup in the second installment of Silencer Saturday. (Come for the silencers, stay for the alliteration.)

    For now, take a look at our friend Tim’s video about suppressing the TP9 on the Military Arms Channel.

    Published on Nov 19, 2017

    We take the B&T TP9 SBR out for a little shooting fun, but this time with it’s dedicated B&T TP9 silencer and also with its relative, the Steyr SPP pistol. We cover a lot of ground about the Steyr SPP/TMP and B&T TP9 in this video. I hope you enjoy!

    Military Arms Channel – YouTube

    Suppressing 6.8SPC

    Suppressed Nation takes a look at suppressing the 6.8spc rifle round through a good variety of some of the most popular silencers currently available. Take a look and give them a follow on YouTube.

    Published on Dec 29, 2017

    On this video we are running a 16″ ar15performance 6.8 spc ll barrel and Hornady 110grn V-max. Shooting the Dead Air Sandman S & K, Rugged Razor, SilencerCo Harvester, Q’s Full & Half Nelson and CGS group’s Hyperion. Listen close for the difference of loudness and tone. It was a nice crisp 30 degrees that morning.

    Suppressed Nation 

    The Daniel Defense DDWave

    I got a chance to spend some time with the quick detach version of the new Daniel Defense DDWave rifle silencer. While the suppression levels were on par with many of today’s industry leading silencers, I had some concerns about the mounting system and the overall purpose of this 3D Printed silencer.

    Silencer Saturday

    After holding my first silencer made using an additive manufacturing process (3D Printing), I was star struck. Here was a 6.5 ounce rifle can that could withstand the repeated blasts of 5.56mm ammo through a 7.5” barrel. Sure, it lacked a quick detach mounting system, but the trade off is a design that is meant to disappear on the end of a rifle like a flash hider or muzzle brake. In short, I had high expectations for the new DDWave 7.62mm rifle silencer. How did the 3D printed suppressor size up? Let’s find out.


    Buffman Range also reviewed the DDWave. Give it a look and consider following him on YouTube.

    Buffman Range

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    Special Silencer Saturday Thanks:

    Mac Tactical


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