[SHOT 2020] Yankee Hill Machine Co – Resonator K, Nitro N20, R9 Suppressors

    At SHOT 2020 today Yankee Hill Machine Co showed off three new suppressors that we at TFB have been excited about ever since their announcement.

    Yankee Hill Machine Co – Resonator K, Nitro N20, R9 Suppressors

    Resonator K Suppressor

    The Resonator K has been a highly anticipated release ever since the Turbo K was announced. As Pete said it in his article about the announcement, the Resonator K is “short, sweet, and affordable”. At just 5.65″ tall and weighing in at 12.4 ounces with a QD mount, or 4.8″ and 9.6 ounces without, it’s definitely short and sweet. Affordable? You bet, with an MSRP of just $589 (plus the tax stamp). The Resonator K is a 30-cal can that’s rated for rifle calibers from 17HMR through 300RUM.

    Nitro N20 Suppressor

    Additionally, YHM was very excited to show off their new Nitro N20. The original Nitro was a user-configurable suppressor, which was adjustable to one of two lengths depending on the user’s preference. The Nitro N20 is now a 100% titanium construction, with two configurations. The N20 weighs either 6.5oz (short configuration) or 10 ounces (long configuration). It is either 5.4″ or 7.5″ long depending on the configuration. The Nitro N20 is a “do it all can” rated for rifle calibers up to 308Win, and pistol calibers up to 9mm.

    I got a chance to take it apart and play with it, and it is a gorgeous piece of machining. The N20 is easy to manipulate. The end cap comes off with a provided wrench, a quarter, or possibly your fingers, and it’s as simple as unscrewing the body of the suppressor and putting the end cap on to switch configurations. In addition, it will work with just about any kind of adapter. The Nitro N20 has 1- 3/8”-24 rear mounting threads and ships in the 1/2”-28 Direct Thread format. Additional mounting options include the Phantom Q.D. Adapter, 3-Lug adapter, Nielsen adapter, and a multitude of Direct Thread sizes.

    R9 9mm Suppressor

    The R9 suppressor is very similar to the Resonator K, with a few exceptions. It’s 9mm capable whereas the Resonator K is not, but lacks the Resonator K’s full-auto capability. When Yankee Hill says their suppressors are full-auto capable, they mean you could put them on a post-sample M249 and burn through a full 200 round belt no problem. So when they say the R9 is “not” full-auto capable, they recommended no more than “a 30 round magazine” before letting it cool down. The R9 is specifically designed around the 9mm cartridge while retaining the ability to shoot up to 300BLK or 308Win.

    Yankee Hill set the MSRP for the Resonator K at $589, the Nitro N20 at $1249, and the R9 at $449.

    Benjamin is a recent graduate living in Virginia with a master’s degree in Criminology. He was introduced to firearms at summer camp when he was thirteen. Ever since his first shot with a .22LR bolt-action he has been in love with shooting sports. He is a moderator on the TFB Discord, which can be found at https://discord.gg/bcVD9zw, and can occasionally be found on twitter @BFriedmanUSA.