SilencerCo has been pumping out hits like the Omega 36M for quite some time and dominating the silencer game. TFB was one of the 1st media outlets to cover the unveiling of the Omega 36M almost 1 year ago courtesy of our writer Nicholas Chen. Now, with some time and more range use behind it the Omega 36M has garnered Guns & Ammo’s “Suppressor of the Year” award for 2020. The full press release from SilencerCo outlining the award can be read below:
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT – For the second consecutive year, SilencerCo, the world’s largest firearm silencer manufacturer, has been awarded the Suppressor of the Year award from Guns & Ammo magazine. This year, the award is in recognition of the Omega 36M.
“Suppressor standards are continually being pushed and raised, creating a whole new class and expectation for the industry.” Said Eric Poole, Guns & Ammo Editor. “Modular suppressors are leading the market, and versatility while maintaining durability is the new normal, which is why SilencerCo’s Omega 36M is this year’s winner of the Guns & Ammo Suppressor of the Year award.”
The Omega 36M is a modular, full-auto rated, two-piece suppressor with a fully welded core in both front and rear pieces, and is made to suppress everything from 9mm to 338 Lapua Magnum. The Omega 36M suppresses 9mm rounds (147gr) to an amazing 123.3 dB at muzzle. Even more impressive is the reduction on 338 Lapua Mag (285gr): 134.2 dB at ear.
The rear core is constructed using Cobalt 6 and Inconel baffles, which provide extreme wear resistance under high heat and heavy fire. The front core consists of new lightweight 17-4 baffle design to save weight while still providing high wear resistance. The titanium outer tube with lock-ring prevents tube loosening and reduces overall weight. The 36M is finished with a black Cerakote for a heightened level of durability.
In its short configuration, the Omega 36M is 5.1 inches long and weighs 9.2 ounces. In its long configuration, it is 7.65 inches long and weighs 16.5 ounces. It ships with the Charlie ASR mount and is compatible with all SilencerCo Charlie style mounting systems. The updated Charlie mounting system provides better mount to suppressor retention.
SilencerCo also offers a full line of accessories that make for easy transfer from different hosts. The Omega 36M is compatible with Charlie accessories including direct thread mounts, ASR Muzzle Devices and the 9mm 3-Lug Mount. It is rated down to 10-inch barrels for 223 Remington/5.56mm NATO, 16-inch barrels for 308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO, and 18-inch barrels for 300 Win Mag and 338 Lapua Mag.
So, there you have it! For the 2nd year in a row the world’s largest silencer manufacturer comes away with the “Suppressor of the Year” award with one of their newest and most modular silencer offerings yet. I can honestly say the lone SilencerCo silencer I own I thoroughly enjoy, but what do you think? Do you believe the Omega 36M is deserving of the “Suppressor of the Year” award? Or do you have a different suppressor in mind? As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.