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Suppressor Sleeves?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by Sebastian the Ibis, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Sebastian the Ibis
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    So, what can you tell me about suppressor sleeves/covers? I have burned myself more than once (Note to self: Don't wear shorts, when doing transition drills), and it seems like these may be the answer. Are there features that are more or less desirable?
     
  2. JeffG

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    They're usually multi layer, bulky and a PITA. But you don't get burned. Generic models are even bulkier, with tie on, or velcro type closures. If the manufacturer of your suppressor has one specifically for your model, that would be the best choice.

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  3. greyling22

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    I'd look hard at a Bowers griptastic
     
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    The Cole-Tac is good, and I like that it opens flat to come off (and dry if you ever shoot in the rain), but I hate the hokey retention string. Really like the velcro straps. I like the Armageddon Gear sleeve a lot better - but I did modify mine - I cut the original cord short and tied it tight so the tail end stays "puckered" around the tail of the can and won't slide off of the front, then use a separate FR cord for the main cinching string so I can cinch it tightly for use, then loosen it and slide it back off of the can between stages to cool. Quick and easy to slide it back into place and tighten it. If I could have the "puckering" cinch cord on the Cole-Tac with the 3 velcro straps, it would be perfect. I may sew some loops onto the Cole-Tac this spring and make my own cinch cord on the tail end, as I really do like that design better.

    The Bower's is really good too - but a guy has to REALLY want it to tolerate that thing hanging on the front of their rifle. :scrutiny: But seriously, other than appearance, I really haven't found a great way to get the Bower's sleeve off while the can is hot to allow cooling. The Cole-tac peels off like a banana, the Armageddon gear slides off, but the Bower's doesn't really want to slide off without touching the can. Nice feature for staying put when you need it to, but not handy when you want to cool your can a bit.
     
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  5. Hoser

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    Armageddon Gear makes an outstanding cover as does TAB.
     
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    I don't own one but I did get to play with the Magpul Suppressor Cover at the Great American Sportsman Show last year. Just the other day I saw one on Brownells and thought "I wanted to get a few of them." I think they were going for around $100 for the 5.5 inch.
     
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