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Best choices for Colt 1911 Silencer?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by Oyeboten, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Well-Known Member

    I was looking at this advertisement -


    I am sure there must be many different makers though, each with their own particular designs or finesse.

    For a Colt 1911 or Government Model then, one would need to have a new Barrel which is longer, and, has Threads on the Muzzle End for the Silencer ( or Suppressor, as they tend to be called now ) to screw on to?

    I have no experience with these, but always wanted one since I was a kid!

    Thinking now, maybe to go ahead with it, do the paperwork and so on, and, have some fun with it.

    MDW GUNS Well-Known Member

    While a good choice, you also might want to look at Gem-Tech.
    see: www.gem-tech.com
  3. LiquidTension

    LiquidTension Well-Known Member

  4. Ironman

    Ironman Well-Known Member

    The only 45 suppressors worth buying at the moment is either a silencerco osprey or aac tirant....no other 45 can comes close. Research the two and pick the one you like most, you can't go wrong.
  5. GoingQuiet

    GoingQuiet Well-Known Member

    I like this statement. I also stock both.
  6. Keith@Liberty

    Keith@Liberty Member

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011

    GRAPE-DRANK Well-Known Member

    I bought a Maxim .45 suppressor. I have not taken possession as of yet, but I too have a Colt. My Colt is an armed forces tribute pistol (70 series) with old-school G.I. sights. I bought the Maxim because sight-alignment will clear the can.

    I typically take gun dealers with a grain of salt. The NFA dealer I dealt with seems to me to be a different breed. They are enthusiasts that know their stuff and they swear by it.

    When I get a threaded barrel I will give you a range report.
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2011
  8. Effigy

    Effigy Well-Known Member

    +1 for the Osprey 45. It seems to give the best dB reduction and doesn't infere with sights as much due to the unusual shape. I'm thinking about picking one up, but it's hard to make the hefty investment and long wait rather than just buying more guns. :D
  9. MrM4

    MrM4 Well-Known Member

    You might look at a SWR HEMS2, we sell a few of them and everyone seems to like them. Blackslides have mixed reveiws....

    GRAPE-DRANK Well-Known Member

    I got the Maxim suppressor. I have not taken possession yet, but I was able to take it to the range under the Class III dealer's supervision.

    My first response was WOW! It surpassed my expectations for sound reduction. I wanted to shoot my carry, self-defense ammo to see how she did. Not one hiccup. I use Winchester PDX 230 grain hollow point or Winchester Lawman (bullets look identical to me).

    After testing the self-defense ammo I switched over to new Remington UMC 230 grain ball. I shot 3 UMC's when I noticed my Colt hiccuping, something she has never, ever done before. Upon closer inspection I noticed that the baffles had broken apart and that fragments were everywhere. The fragments caused my Colt to hiccup.

    I was devastated. The can looked great, felt great, and the first 4 magazines I shot were super quit.

    I called Yankee Hill and they wanted me to send the barrel with the can, so I gave the barrel to my class III dealer to send with the can.

    We'll see how fast YHM identifies and fixes the problem. I'll keep you posted.

    GRAPE-DRANK Well-Known Member

  12. mstreddy

    mstreddy Well-Known Member


    I had a similar issue (baffle strike) on my Maxim. This was back in July 2010. Sent it in to YHM, with the barrels (Storm Lake for 1911, Lone Wolf Glock 21). They had to replace the tube due to crack. I just got my new form and suppressor back a couple of weeks ago. Yankee Hill did right by me -- apparently they paid the new stamp fee. So far, I have put around 150 rounds through the new can and thankfully no issues. YHM will take care of you -- the process (form 4) might take time, but I'm happy once again.

  13. mstreddy

    mstreddy Well-Known Member


    I'm using a Storm Lake barrel, extended and threaded on my 1911. It's working perfectly. Read above post for issue with Maxim. Company is solid customer service, but unfortunately both Grape-Drank and I had baffle strikes.


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