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Old November 25, 2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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Quality can/suppressor recommendations (multiple calibers)?

What suppressor(s) would you recommend in the following calibers?

7.62 rifle

.22 rifle and/or pistol

9 mm pistol

.45 pistol

I've read that you can get decent results using a 7.62 can on a 5.56. I've also read that you should ideally use a separate, user serviceable can for .22 LR given the dirty ammo and likely need for cleaning. Some say using a .45 suppressor on a 9 mm gives reasonable results, but others say dedicated cans are significantly better.

Ignoring price for the moment, what would you recommend in these calibers and why? Would you use the same can for .45 and 9 mm?

Thanks in advance.
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Old November 25, 2014, 02:11 PM   #2
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I use a Sandstorm on my .308, 300 BLK, and occasionally on my .223 AR. I don't even plan on getting another rifle can.

For the .22, definitely get a serviceable can (didn't know they made non-serviceable, honestly) as it gets VERY dirty. I have an Outback IID, but will be getting a monocore design for my next can.

9mm, waiting for it to come in so I can start the transfer, but I'm going with a GMA-9. I'll update once I take it to the range.

45 I bought a TiRant, and it works fine. I have nothing else to compare it to, though. Sidenote, I'm getting a piston to run it on my 9mm in the mean-time. I'll report back with it, as well.
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Old November 25, 2014, 02:17 PM   #3
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The Surefire Ryder is a nice option for the .22

Or the Innovative Arms Apex suppressor (the S version can be used with 5.7 which is why I like it)

For a .45, hard to beat the AAC Ti-Rant .45....its got a great price going right now and a $200 MIR to help offset that damn tax stamp

For the 9mm, I like the Liberty Mystic. Can be used for 300BLK but designed for 9mm. Easy to breakdown/clean/maintain

Those are my rec's

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Old November 25, 2014, 03:00 PM   #4
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You can cover it very well with these three that I use:

Silencerco Sparrow for .22lr -- very easy to clean and .22lr cans need it every 500-1000 rounds. Use the search I posted photos of my Sparrow after its first 1000 rounds, I usually don't let it go quite that far now.

Gem-Tech HVT-QD covers 7.62 and 5.56 nicely and the QD feature is very nice if using on multiple guns at the same outing -- they get very hot and with an oven mitt are still pretty easy to swap out. Down side is its on the large side for a 5.56 can.

Octane HD will cover .45 .40 & 9mm. Downside is it on the large side for a 9mm can, and the pistons are not so easy to change to swap calibers on the firing line, but the Octane HD is among the easiest to swap.
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Old November 25, 2014, 08:06 PM   #5
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For .22 I went with a Huntertown Arms Guardian 22, it is serviceable. I've had it upgraded to the stainless baffles (versus aluminum alloy) and the Kestrel core so it's rated for semi-auto 5.7x28. The company has been a pleasure to deal with.

For 30 cal I went with a Yankee Hill Machine Phantom Ti QD. It's flexible, lightweight and works very well, even sub-caliber with .223.
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Old November 25, 2014, 08:12 PM   #6
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7.62 rifle: AAC Cyclone (threaded) or SilencerCo SpecWar or SilencerCo Saker (for QD). The Cyclone will give you ear safe (<140 DB on a 5.56--all but the shortest barrels)

.22 rifle and/or pistol: Silencerco Sparrow SS

9 mm pistol, .45 pistol: AAC TiRant .45 for both.

You get better supression for a dedicated supressor than subcaliber use as well as lower weight/length but if you do your research you will find many earsafe subcaliber configurations.

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Old November 25, 2014, 09:44 PM   #7
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I'm running a thunderbeast 30P1 on .30 cal to .243
5.56 I have a dedicated can; the Liberty Torch QA
.22 I am using the Silencerco Sparrow II
.45 acp and 9mm I am running and Osprey

They were a Pocket full of money but I am very happy with them.
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Old November 26, 2014, 09:12 PM   #8
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I have a SilencerCo Sparrow and a Spectre II on order. I love the sparrow. It is easy to come apart no matter how many rounds you put through it (The Spectre II is almost as good in this area as well). It has a first round pop that is no big deal but the spectre ii does not if that matters.

I also have the Octane 9 which is awesome as far as versatility goes, in your case I'd get the Ocatane 45. The pistons are easy to change, the baffles are stainless steel and easily removable which means you can use it for 22lr if you choose too.

Finally, the Saker 762 is also on order to be added to my list of cans. I haven't heard it in person but I have shot the Specwar 556 and it's similar performance to the Saker. The QD/direct thread/interchangeable end cap options are awesome and it will be primarily on my 300 blackout setup.

Just my 0.02
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Old November 28, 2014, 11:43 AM   #9
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It's a great time to be in the market. There are tons of quality offerings these days.

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Old November 28, 2014, 04:00 PM   #10
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I just purchased a SilencerCo Octane 45, came with a free Glock 21 threaded barrel. It's on sale right now, pretty nice deal: http://www.silencershop.com/shop/swr...+Silencer+Shop
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