SILENCER SATURDAY #138: Picking The Best 5.56mm AR15 Suppressor For You

Good evening everyone and thanks for joining us for another Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Turbo K 5.56mm rifle suppressor. Last week we did a rundown of what I consider to be the best 300BLK suppressors on today’s market. This week we make a move in the other direction and look at a AR15 suppressor showdown for the 5.56/.223 cartridge. Some of you will say “what’s the point, supersonic rounds are always going to be loud”. Besides helping with felt recoil, flash suppression, a task-selected AR15 silencer will reduce noise from permanent hearing damage and disorientation to loud and uncomfortable.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #137: The Best 300BLK Suppressors Available

Good morning quiet time lovers and welcome to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Resonator R2 7.62mm rifle suppressor. Last week we got a review of a high-performance suppressor cover From Liberty’s Defense. This week I wanted to take an updated look at a question that is probably asked the most often: “What are the best 300BLK suppressors on the market today?” A simple question with a handful of good answers, depending on your requirements.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #136: Flame Proof! Liberty's Defense Silencer Cover

Good morning everyone and thanks for joining us again for Silencer Saturday, brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new R9 9mm suppressor that is now starting to ship out to distributors and dealers. Last week we got a sneak peak at the soon to be released SIG Sauer suppressors, Next Generation Squad Weapon (NGSW) submissions, and 6.8mm three part case ammunition. This week we take a look at the Liberty’s Defense straightJacket silencer cover, an impressive blend of fabrics that keeps hot cans away from hands, gear and anything else at risk of bursting into flames.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #135: SIG Sauer Suppressors – New 3D Printed Hotness

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the awesome Turbo K 5.56 suppressor. Last week we discussed how everyone needs at least one rimfire suppressor. This week we get an exclusive look at the new SIG Sauer suppressors that will be available starting in August or September. Will you want to add one to your armory? I think so. Follow me for some initial feedback and performance evaluations.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #134: Everyone Needs A Rimfire Suppressor

Good evening quiet lovers and welcome back to the late edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Stinger rimfire suppressor. Last week we discussed the pros and cons of modular silencers – they absolutely have a place in your armory, you just need to be realistic about your intentions. This week we are going to talk about the wonderful world of rimfire silencers and why everyone should own at least one. Why? Because suppressed rimfire shooting is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to induce smiles. I won’t tell you about the hardest and most expensive ways to induce a smile (we aren’t that type of blog).

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SILENCER SATURDAY #133: The Case For/Against Modular Suppressors

Hey silent superfans and welcome back to the 133rd edition of Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Nitro N20 modular rifle suppressor set to be at dealers in a few months. Last week we got an introductory look at the Pen15 integrally suppressed pen gun from Cotton Branch Custom Firearms. We’ll get back to some velocity and video testing in a few weeks. This week we discuss the benefits and complications of modular suppressors and where they are most useful. Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #132: Suppressed Pen Gun – Two Stamp Quill

Good afternoon dear readers and Happy Independence Day for all our fellow Americans. Welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturer’s of the eagerly anticipated YHM R9 suppressor. Last week we debuted the Dead Air Nomad-TI, an excellent edition to their 30 caliber lineup. This week we go slightly off-grid with a Suppressed Pen Gun from Cotton Branch Custom Firearms – a two stamp Any Other Weapon (AOW) and silencer in a discreet form factor. No, I’m not an assassin in training; pen guns are unique firearms and suppressing one has been a goal of mine for a number of years. Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #131: Dead Air NOMAD-TI Review

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new R9 suppressor. Last week we finished up the last of the integrally suppressed firearms from Innovative Arms – the IA-SC9-K Scorpion K. This week we head back to thread-on country with the new Dead Air NOMAD-TI titanium suppressor. Featuring a sub 10 ounce weight, mount modularity and end cap swapping, the NOMAD-TI could be the next king of the quiet hill. Keep reading for all the details.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #130: Innovative Arms Integrally Suppressed Scorpion K

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome back to TFB’s weekly discussion of silencers and accessories designed to make suppressed weapons perform to their fullest potential. Last week we talked about the current state of the National Firearms Act – a series of laws and regulations initially designed to essentially ban silencers from common use that now forces gun owners to wait a year or more before taking possession of their purchased property. In happier news, this week we take a look at a integrally suppressed scorpion IA- SC9-K from Innovative arms. How does it stack up to the MP5SD, H&K SP5, B&T APC9 and other suppressed pistol caliber carbines on the market today? Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #129: NFA 2020 – Rights Still Delayed; Rights Still Denied

Good morning quiet shooters and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the YHM Nitro N20 suppressor. Last week we discussed a unique subsonic ammunition solution from Seismic Ammo – 185gr bullets in a 9mm cartridge traveling at about 1000fps. This week we look at the regulatory side of NFA 2020. Are we making forward progress in 2020?

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SILENCER SATURDAY #128: Suppressed Super Subsonic 9mm From Seismic Ammo

Good afternoon suppressor fans and welcome back to another Silencer Saturday segment brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Turbo K 5.56mm suppressor. Last week we talked about subsonic 9mm ammunition choices for pistol caliber carbines like the H&K SP5 and I’d like to continue the conversation with some 185gr 9mm from Seismic Ammo. With these massive bullets we are entering subsonic 300BLK territory. How do they sound? Stick around to find out.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #127: H&K SP5 Subsonic Ammunition Choices

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’ Silencer Saturday brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Turbo and Turbo K line of suppressors. Last week we discussed some buying tips for silencer newbies and many of you added advice from your own personal experiences in the comments section. Guidance like don’t wait for wait times to drop before buying, the market for used suppressors is almost non-existent and suppress the caliber, not just the gun, that you shoot the most, is all solid advice. As always, thank you for reading and sharing your knowledge. This week I wanted to touch on selecting ammunition for longer 9mm platforms. Specifically, H&K SP5 subsonic ammunition choices. Easy, right? Just pick a subsonic round and go to work. Hang on, we’ve got a bit of velocity estimation to do first.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #126: 10 Suppressor Buying Tips For Beginners

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another installment of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of Turbo K and Resonator K line of suppressors. Last week we had the pleasure of going hands-on with the Innovative Arms integrally suppressed IASW rimfire AR15. Today I’d like to offer up some basic suppressor buying tips for beginners. Let’s help prospective silencer buyers get setup for success with a few pointers that will guide them on their journey to quiet shooting.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #125: Silly Fun, Stupid Quiet – Suppressed 22LR AR15

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine and Graham Brothers Rifle Works, manufacturers of the MARC chassis and complete bolt action pistols chambered in either 300BLK or .308 Win. Today we take a look at the IASW Suppressed 22LR AR-15 from Innovative Arms. Small, light, inexpensive to shoot and very quiet, the IASW is a very quietly to practice skills or just backyard plink without alerting the neighbors. Heck, you wont even alert the guy standing next to you. Is it worth spending around $1,000 of your hard earned cash for a suppressed rimfire AR? Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #124: 300BLK Subs Vs 308 Subs With Labradar Data

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another installment of the world’s best weekly suppressor publication. Never mind that it’s probably the only weekly suppressor publication, just focus on the best. We are brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Resonator K suppressor and the Graham Brothers MARC chassis – both of which are featured in today’s episode. Last week we went deep into the integrally suppressed rifle world with the REM700 from Innovative Arms. Today we wade into the interesting debate of 300BLK subs versus 308Win subs. Is there a clear winner? We’ll see.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #123: Innovative Arms Integral Bolt Action In 300BLK

Good day suppressor lovers and welcome back to the 123rd edition of Silencer Saturday brought to you by my friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Resonator and Turbo lines of suppressors.  Last week we finished off the Rex Silentium review series with the MG7 K 5.56mm rifle suppressor. Today we get a special look at the Innovative Arms integral bolt action rifle, the REM700. How much quieter an we get subsonic 300BLK? Keep reading and find out.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #122: Quiet 5.56 With The Rex Silentium MG7 K

Good morning everyone and welcome back to another quiet edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Resonator and Resonator K line of 7.62mm suppressors. Last week we ventured off into DIY land with a primer tutorial on how to build your own Form 1 suppressor (hint: start with an approved ATF Form 1). As soon as my government permission slip comes  back stamped, we’ll get to work. This week we look at the professionally manufactured Rex Silentium MG7 K 5.56mm rifle silencer. How quiet was the MG7 K? Lean in and I’ll tell you.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #121: Build Your Own Form 1 Suppressor – Part 1

Good afternoon everyone and thanks for joining us for another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the inexpensive yet very effective Turbo K 5.56mm Suppressor. Last week we took a look at the new YHM MARC Chassis, A tough suppressor cover from Liberty’s Defense and the cheap insurance offered by suppressor alignment rods. Today we finally dive back into a subject I started here at TFB four years ago – building your own Form 1 Suppressor. Yes, it’s legal to build your own silencer, no it’s not hard and the process is very rewarding. Let’s get to work.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #120: Super Quiet, Super Cool And Super Straight

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to the 120th edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Resonator line of .30 caliber suppressors. Last week we got introduced to the Gemtech Lunar 9 pistol suppressor. This week I’ve got a potpourri of new additions to the review line up. First up is the super quiet YHM MARC bolt action chassis in 300BLK. Next is the super cool StraightJacket thermal attenuator from Liberty’s Defense. Lastly we make sure everything is super straight with the Geissele Suppressor Alignment Gauge.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #119: Gemtech Lunar 9 And M&P 9 Suppressor Ready

Good morning everyone and thanks for joining us for another installment of TFB’s Silencer Saturday. Last week we discussed suppressed rimfire shooting with the Rex Silentium SEG. Today we get a look at the new Gemtech Lunar 9 pistol caliber suppressor in front of a Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Compact Suppressor Ready pistol. The pairing is intentional: if you didn’t know, Gemtech was bought by S&W a few years ago, sparking conversations that the company and its world-renowned products would never be the same. Is Gemtech’s first release since the acquisition worthy of your money and NFA wait time? Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #118: Suppressing Rimfire With The Rex Silentium SEG

Welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday, where suppressed shooting is the most polite form of social distancing. Last week we discussed the utility of defensive suppressors, but this week I thought we could turn back to some pure wholesome fun – suppressing rimfire rifles and pistols. Rex Silentium was nice enough to let me borrow three silencers: the MG10 7.62mm rifle suppressor (reviewed – thumbs up), the MG7 .224 rifle suppressor (review pending) and the SEG modular rimfire suppressor. You’re sick of hearing me say it, but I don’t care: suppressed rimfire is life. So did the Rex Silentium SEG live up to my high expectations? Let’s a look .

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PEW Science Announces Industry Leading Silencer Sound Standard

I can personally attest to the difficulties in evaluating suppressors from a scientific standpoint. Consumers want a go/no-go gauge for the performance of a particular silencer on a variety of different hosts. But unfortunately, the variables that come into play – from atmospheric conditions all the way down to gas port sizes – will alter test results in some shape or form. One way to help consumers make more informed decisions is to provide them with a variety of test data collected using the scientific method and an industry standard. Jay Idriss of PEW Science hopes to give the industry access to the most comprehensive test data currently available through a subscription based service that will launch today at www.pewscience.com.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #117: Quiet In The Time Of Corona – Defensive Suppressors

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday, brought to you by our friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the Turbo K and Resonator K suppressors. With everything going on in the world at the moment, it seems odd to be talking about one of the firearm industry’s seemingly elite class of accessories – suppressors. But what myself and others have been preaching for years is more evident now than ever before: suppressors are important tools that preserve situational awareness, aid in concealment from threats, reduces felt recoil and of course can prevent permanent hearing damage when used correctly. So let’s talk about defensive suppressors for defensive guns and how new shooters can benefit from joining team silencer.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #116: Ugly Duckling – The SIG Copperhead Suppressed

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to a another quiet Silencer Saturday afternoon. It’s quiet mostly because of our love of suppressed firearms, but it also seems like everyone has started to shelter in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please take precautions to keep your yourself and your loved ones healthy and safe. Last week we discussed the Rex Silentium MG10 .308 rifle suppressor that is both affordable and quiet. This week we are going to focus on a genetic mutant of the MPX platform – the SIG Copperhead compact pistol caliber carbine. Next week I hope to bring you a review of one or two bolt action pistols from our sponsors at Yankee Hill Machine – the MARC chassis in 300BLK and .308WIN. Suppressed of course.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #115: Catch The Subsonic Virus – Rex Silentium MG10

Good afternoon suppressor fans and welcome back to yet another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, makers of the new MARC bolt action pistols. Today we will take a look at the first of three silencers from a lesser known, but highly underrated manufacturer. The Rex Silentium MG10 is a full size .308 suppressor that features a standard thread mounting solution and a tubeless baffle stack design. But is it a cure for the silent affliction known as Subsonicosis spread by the NFA virus? Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #114: Die Another (Leap) Day – The Covert GSL Pill Box

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by my friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new Resonator K 7.62 suppressor. We continue last week’s rimfire suppressor host journey with a look at two very unique silencers – the GSL Pill Box and Pill Box Plus. Designed as “last ditch” devices, these Pill Boxes are the smallest rimfire silencers available on the market. Should you buy one for your NFA collection? Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #113: A Glorious Rimfire Silencer Setup – Perfectly Quiet

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday sponsored by Yankee Hill Machine. Last week we reviewed the YHM Resonator K 7.62 suppressor which is great for keeping a small profile while providing impressive performance. This week I wanted to return to a topic we discussed a few months ago – finding the quietest rimfire silencer host system currently available. Today we’ll be talking about the Henry Frontier Threaded Model in .22LR.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #112: YHM Resonator K – Quiet, Short, Light, Affordable

Good afternoon suppressor fans and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday. Last week we dug into the Dead Air Nomad L, a very quiet can if you don’t mind a bit of extra length. On the other end of the yard stick (meter stick if you are a metric system junkie) is the brand new YHM Resonator K .30 caliber suppressor. Spoiler alert, for the money, there is probably no better option for a compact 7.62 that still performs well as a 7.62mm suppressor.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #111: Size Matters! The New Dead Air Nomad-L

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, home of the new MARC Bolt Action Pistol Chassis in 300BLK and .308WIN. Last week we discussed one of my favorite topics in the firearms world – suppressed subsonic pistol caliber carbines. For those progressives out there who have sworn off compact pistol carbines in favor of rifle PDW’s, we have a treat for you this week. Dead Air has finally announced the release of the Nomad-L, a longer and quieter version of the popular Nomad-30 released in late 2018. But does size, specifically length, matter that much? (I’ve always heard that it’s ok, size doesn’t matter, followed by sobbing and sympathy hugs).

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SILENCER SATURDAY #110: GSL Phoenix – Best Subgun Can On Earth?

First off, I sincerely apologize for my clickbait title – I am mostly poking fun at a site that loves to use out-of-this-world headlines. Literally. But in all honesty, the GSL Phoenix (formerly the Gemtech MK-9K) could possibly be the best submachine gun silencer ever made. Keep in mind however, like the rest of life, there is no free lunch. But before we get into the review, welcome back to the 110th installment of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by my friends at Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new Resonator K rifle suppressor. Fresh off of the whirlwind of SHOT Show 2020 I have stacked up a few months of reviews, starting with the YHM Resonator K, the Dead Air Nomad L, and three from GSL Technology. We’ll kick it off today with the GSL Phoenix – a grail suppressor for me ever since the MK-9K went underground.

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