TFB Armorer's Bench: Cleaning a Silencer Central Banish 45

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided it has been a while since we have done a step-by-step article. This one will be pretty straightforward but hopefully, some Banish 45 owners out there find it helpful. Sometimes suppressor parts cannot or are suggested against using an ultrasonic cleaner which is my typical go-to for cleaning lead and carbon fouling. That is why today we are using the old water and soap method. Let’s dive right into cleaning a Silencer Central Banish 45!

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SILENCER SATURDAY #272: Under Pressure – SilencerCo VELOS LBP

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 5.56 rifle suppressor. Last week we walked through some of the aspects that make a solid Personal Defense Weapon (PDW). Today we look at the SilencerCo VELOS LBP, the West Valley City, Utah company’s latest model that focuses primarily on low back pressure while also featuring a very manageable weight and hard use capabilities to meet the demands of educated suppressor buyers. Let’s take a look at the first 3D printed release from a household name in suppressors.

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BIGGER BLK: Announcing the B&T USA Advanced Precision Rifle In 8.6BLK

Physics is an unrelenting mistress, especially when we are discussing terminal ballistics.  I am the last guy you want explaining high school physics, but Newton’s laws of motion apply whether you are a target shooter, a hunter, or a soldier. All things being equal more mass traveling at higher velocities will result in a greater transfer of energy. Factoring subsonic velocities into the equation makes transferring that energy even more challenging. B&T USA has stepped into the world of bigger subsonic cartridges with the B&T USA Advanced Precision Rifle in 8.6BLK.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #271: Selecting The Best Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 5.56 rifle suppressor. Last week we took the new 16″ 5.56mm SIG MCX-SPEAR LT rifle and SLX556C-QD out on the range for some accuracy and sound evaluation testing. Today we will discuss the characteristics that make the best Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) and the reasons that I believe a PDW should be suppressed. Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #270: On The Range – SIG MCX-SPEAR LT And SLX556-QD

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 5.56 rifle suppressor. Last week we discussed the SIG Sauer MCX-SPEAR – a 13″, 7.62×51 mm piston rifle. This week we take its little brother out on the range: the 16″  SIG MCX-SPEAR LT in 5.56×45 mm paired with the SIG SLX556-QD suppressor. Let’s take a look at how it performed.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #269: First Shots – The SIG MCX-SPEAR And SLH SLX Suppressors

Good morning everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the best value for performance suppressors on the market. Last week we reviewed the attributes of what I think makes the SIG MCX the best suppressor platform currently available – especially when we are talking about rifles chambered in 300BLK. This week we step it up a notch with the brand new SIG MCX-SPEAR short barrel rifle chambered in 7.62×51 paired with the SIG SLH762-QD (full size) and SIG SLX762C-QD (compact) suppressors. As a normally practical, tool-focused shooter, why am I drawn to a 13″ 7.62 NATO rifle? Let me explain.

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New Custom Paint Service from SilencerCo

SilencerCo has launched a new custom paint service for those who want to add some color to their suppressor. They now offer five different Cerakote finishes at a cost of $89 per suppressor. This gives you an opportunity to match your suppressor to your firearm, and yes – they do offer black as well. The Cerakote C Series Ceramic Coatings used for this application will perform at temperatures up to 1200°F (about 650° C). The “Cobra Black” uses the Cerakote V Series ceramic coatings, capable of temperatures up to 1800°F.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #268: Why Is The SIG MCX The Best Suppressor Host Available?

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturer’s of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we discussed the challenges of suppressing super short rifle barrels and what you can do to mitigate the harmful side effects. Pro Tip – It’s called 300BLK. This week I will explain why I think the  SIG MCX is the best suppressor host available for rifle cartridges. I am Pete, your resident suppressor fan, and I approve of this message.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #267: Living With A Super Short Barrel (TWSS)

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we took the B&T SQD RBS 9mm rifle suppressor out for a spin on the H&K MP5K sub-machine gun. This week we address a condition that afflicts thousands of men in America, and probably their partners too. Yes, I’m talking about living life with a super short barrel and the challenges of adding a silencer on the end. Step inside for your initial consultation.

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ASA Helps To Defeat Suppressor Ban In New Mexico

Last week, the American Suppressor Association testified in the New Mexico Senate in support of the use of suppressors as hearing protection for shooters and hunters. The testimony lead to the removal of the petition that would have banned suppressors. Knox Williams, Executive Director of the ASA, educated lawmakers on the actual use of suppressors to protect hearing and that a suppressor ban would do nothing to prevent crime. Additional details can be found below.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #266: MP5 + B&T SQD = Awesome

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 5.56 rifle suppressor. Last week I made my pitch that everyone should own a 5.56mm bolt action rifle and suppressor combination (the Ruger American Ranch in particular). This week we dive into a classic pairing that is becoming more and more prevalent every year in the United States – H&K and B&T. Specifically, the B&T SQD RBS – Super Quick Disconnect and Reduced Backpressure System 9mm suppressor – on the H&K MP5 and MP5K sub-machine guns. Yes it’s awesome, but we should look at the details before typing in our billing information. Let’s dig in.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #265: Why Everyone Needs 5.56 Bolt Action Rifle

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 5.56mm rifle suppressor. Last week we reviewed the FN RUSH 9Ti on the FN 509 Compact Tactical. This week we move into what some might consider FUDD territory with some arguments for owning a 5.56 bolt action rifle. Do you have one? You probably should.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #264: The 9mm FN Rush 9Ti Pistol Suppressor

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we recapped the silencer coverage from the 2023 SHOT Show. Hours before I hopped on the plane to Vegas for the show, the new FN RUSH 9Ti pistol suppressor arrived for a review. Since this is FN’s first entry into the suppressor market, you might be wondering how it stacks up? Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #263: Suppressed SHOT Show 2023 Recap

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new Fat Cat 5.56mm suppressor. We just wrapped up a busy week in Las Vegas (our coverage will continue into this coming week) so let’s take a look at the suppressed SHOT Show of 2023. This was a pretty big year for silencers; did your next can debut at the show?

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[SHOT 2023] Angstadt Arms NO-BAFFLE Suppressed Ruger 10/22

In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves is at SHOT Show Range Day with Rich Angstadt to discuss the Ruger 10/22 Vanquish, a ported, no-baffle, integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22 that will actually slow down supersonic .22LR to subsonic speeds. This is an incredibly quiet platform for a suppressor with NO baffles whatsoever. Check today’s video for details.

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[SHOT Show 2023] SilencerCo's FIRST Flowthrough Can – The Velos LBP

New for 2023, SilencerCo is adding a low backpressure or “flow through” suppressor to their lineup. The new Velos LBP is a 5.56 optimized low backpressure can, and integrates a 3d printed inconel core, with welded stainless steel at the front and rear. It still features SiCo’s now industry standard rear HUB threads for wide compatibility with suppressor mounting interfaces.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #262: SHOT Show Suppressor Preview & Requests

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. TFB and TFBTV are on location in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2023 SHOT Show. We will be bringing you the latest and greatest in guns and gear from the range and the show floor. I will be on the lookout for anything new in the suppressor world.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #261: Resilient Suppressors RS9 and RSP

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we said goodbye to 2022 and a few of my favorite firearm and suppressor combinations from last year. This week we take a look at the Resilient Suppressors RS9 and RSP 9mm silencers. Are these your next new pistol and carbine suppressors? Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #260: A Few Of My Favorite Things – 2022

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Since it is New Year’s Eve, I thought we could reflect back at the year in suppressors with a few of my favorite things. This episode marks five straight years of the Silencer Saturday series. Thank you all for joining us every week for an NFA journey and spreading the word of reducing hearing damage and quieter shooting.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #259: – A Suppressor Conversation With ChatGPT

Good morning everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturer’s of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we dove in to the FN M249S that is converted to 300BLK. Today, on Christmas Eve, we are going to kick back in our easy chair, next to the fire, with a mug of eggnog and have a suppressor conversion with ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence system. Let’ hear what it has to say.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #258: Subsonic 300BLK M249 – BRM Belt-Fed Joy

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. We got a first look at the Turbo T3 and we will return to a second part of the review next week. This week we pull the trigger on a unique belt-fed rifle conversion – a 300BLK M249 Para running subsonic ammo. Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #257: Limit TOXIC EXPOSURE – The New YHM Turbo T3 Suppressor

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we reviewed the Banish 30 Gold from Silencer Central. This week we get our first look at the YHM Turbo T3 – the latest iteration of the Turbo family of 5.56mm rifle suppressors that now focuses or reducing blowback. Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY # 256: Silencer Central Banish 30 Gold Suppressor

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we go a look at the Prairie Tactical PTAC-30L rifle suppressor. This week we dive in to the Silencer Central Banish 30 Gold rifle suppressor. Do you need this titanium, multi-caliber, and serviceable rifle suppressor in your life? Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY # 255: Prairie Tactical PTAC-30L Serviceable Rifle Suppressor

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM Turbo T3 rile suppressor. Last week we had an in depth conversation with Karl Brügger from B&T. Thank you Austin. This week we take a look at the Prairie Tactical PTAC-30L fully-serviceable .30 caliber rifle suppressors. How does it rank against other options on the market? Let’s take a look.

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Go With The Flow: Yankee Hill Machine Introduces the YHM Turbo T3

Yankee Hill Machine’s latest addition to their suppressor lineup is the new YHM Turbo T3. The YHM Turbo and Resonator series of silencers are arguably one of the best value for performance rifle suppressors on the market. When you factor in weight, length, noise reduction, mounting options and price, the YHM Turbo and Resonator rifle suppressors are consistently at the top of the suggestion list for anyone in the market. And I’d say that even if YHM didn’t sponsor TFB’s Silencer Saturday series.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #254: Talking Suppressors with Karl Brgger from B&T

Good morning everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new reduced blowback YHM Turbo T3 rifle suppressor. Last week we discussed the universal 1.375 x 24 mounting system and it’s applications throughout the industry. This week we get to have a conversation with Karl Brügger, owner and chief visionary of B&T – formerly named Brügger and Thomet. A few months ago, my suppressor brother-from-another-mother, Austin R. traveled to Switzerland with TFBTV’s James Reeves to spend a few days with Karl and the B&T team.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #253: The 1.375 x 24 Universal Mount EXPLAINED

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM Turbo K and YHM R9 suppressors. Last week we started our journey with the FN America M249S crew-served rifle in 5.56mm and 300BLK as a testing platform for suppressors that are rated for machine gun use. While we wait for the parts needed for the NFA “post sample” conversion, let’s talk about a feature of many modern silencers – the universal mount in 1.375 x 24. I find it is helpful to return to the basics for a deeper understanding of how our gear works. Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY#252: Five Challenges for a Beltfed Rifle Suppressor

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the awesome YHM R9 multi-host suppressor. Last week we brought you a look at the Hansohn Brothers Vidar 22 rimfire silencer. Today we take a look at the challenges of adding a beltfed rifle suppressor to a crew served machinegun. Is this the future of beltfed weapon systems? Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #251: The Hansohn Brothers Vidar 22 Rimfire Suppressor

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM R9 Multi-Host suppressor. Last week we brought you an initial look at the ECCO Machine Salamander rimfire suppressor – it’s thin, it’s light, and it’s priced right. This week we continue the .22LR journey with a look at the Hansohn Brothers Vidar 22 silencer. Does this can have what it takes to take on the big dogs? Let’s find out.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #248: SIG Sauer MCX Virtus, MCX-Spear LT, and SLX762C-QD Rifle Suppressor

Good evening everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturer’s of the YHM R9 multi-host suppressor. My apologies for missing last week’s edition; I was traveling on Saturday and was planning on shooting and publishing a review on a new suppressor. Fear not, we’ll get to it next week. I had the pleasure of bringing the SIG MCX-Spear LT, a few SIG suppressors and host of other guns and gear on my travels. This week we get a look at the SIG Sauer SLX762C-QD – a compact rifle suppressor that sits nicely on carbines with long or short barrels. Let’s take a look.

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