The new rage products in the suppressor market are multi-purpose silencers. Some models like the SilencerCo Hybrid and Griffin Armament Optimus are made to cover both rifles and pistols. Others, like the Gemtech ONE, are multi-purpose, but for rifles only. I like this more narrowed approach. Certainly multi-caliber rifle and pistol silencers are a great […]
The first thing you notice about the Gemtech GM-22 is its amazingly light weight. While the GM-22 is approximately the same size as other .22 rimfire suppressors on the market, the all aluminum construction shaves a lot of weight from the package. I recently got my hands on one to check out thanks to our […]
As new silencers are hitting the market all the time, it’s hard to tell which is the quietest. I’ll bet a ham sandwich that the AAC Ti-Rant 45M is up near the top of the list. Our friends at Silencer Shop sent me an evaluation sample to run through the ringer. While there are a […]
I read a thread on a gun forum the other day. Someone with a lot of science knowledge, but no practical firearms experience, was arguing that a silencer was useless on a gun that fired a supersonic bullet. He was “enthusiastic” with his argument that you can’t do anything about the sonic boom of an […]
I’ve had my hot little hands on one of the new Sig Sauer .308 silencers for the past few weeks. It’s a great system, especially the science and logic behind the mounts and muzzle devices. Check out this closer look at how it works and, more importantly, how it shoots.
Last time we got into an ammunition geek-fest and talked about the variety of commercial ammo available for the 300 AAC Blackout and the endless tinkering you can do as a reloader for that caliber. Perhaps even more fun than creating endless varieties of ammunition for the 300 AAC Blackout is shooting it with silencers. […]
There’s not much more fun in recreational shooting than a .22 with a Silencer. Note I said “silencer” instead of “suppressor.” While “suppressor” is a more technically accurate term, the original devices were named silencers. Maxim Silencers, in fact. Hiram Percy Maxim, not to be confused with his machine gun inventing dad, Hiram Stevens Maxim, […]