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New Wipe-Silencer, Slide-Locked Glock Pistol From Hush Puppy Project

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

The new Model 2 wipe-style suppressor from the Hush Puppy Project weighs 3.7 ozs and is only 3” long yet delivers superb sound reduction thanks to a patent-pending arrangement of sound-dampening “wipes”. The Model 2 will be shown at the upcoming 2020 SHOT Show next week in Las Vegas along with a new slide-locked Glock G19 Gen 5 pistol with a Glock factory threaded barrel and factory suppressor height sights.

The Model 2 is the smallest and lightest silencer ever produced by the Hush Puppy Project. Designed to be shot “wet” for maximum sound reduction, the Model 2 features six wipes held by a patent-pending module that clips the wipes into place.  The fully functional Auxiliary Module allows for added length and wipes for additional suppression or the wipes in the Auxiliary Module allow reloading of the primary module.

Additionally, a new Hush Puppy slide-locked Glock G19 Gen 5 pistol with a Glock factory threaded barrel will be shown for the first time at the SHOT Show. New for 2020, Glock is introducing a threaded-barrel model of their popular G19 Gen 5 and the Hush Puppy Project is offering this pistol with our patented Slide Lock Device to render the pistol a locked breech, manually operated single-shot, eliminating the sound of the slide cycling for the quietest shot possible.

Hush Puppy Project’s sister company, Super Vel Ammunition, will be introducing a recreation of the U.S. Navy SEALs’ Mk 144 Mod 0 9mm subsonic ammunition at the SHOT Show. Super Vel and Hush Puppy can be found at booth 1720 and with their distributor Lipsey’s at booth 11329.

USSOCOM Completes Safety Certification and Purchase of SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Guns, Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Big news from SIG. For the first time in over a century, the US military has safety certified bot a new weapon as well as ammunition at the same time.

They also certified a suppressor at the same time, a first.

These weapons are undergoing a combat evaluation by MARSOC on behalf of USSOCOM and the US Marine Corps.

I recently had an opportunity to fire the SIG SAUER MG 338 machine gun. It is extremely controllable and weighs less than an M240.

Here is their press release.

NEWINGTON, N.H., (January 13, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the United States Special Operation Command (USSOCOM), working closely with SIG SAUER, has completed a safety certification of the new SIG SAUER MG 338 Machine Gun, SIG SAUER 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors.  Following this historic official safety certification, SIG SAUER has completed deliveries of multiple systems, comprised of the MG 338 Machine Guns, 338 Norma Mag Ammunition, and Next Generation Suppressors – all researched, designed, engineered, and manufactured by SIG SAUER in the U.S.A.

“The safety certification of the complete SIG SAUER MG 338 system, and delivery of the system to USSOCOM is historically very significant.  For the first time in decades the U.S. Military certified a new machine gun, ammunition, and suppressor at the same time, bringing new innovation, portability, and increased lethality to our ground forces, with all components coming from one company,” began Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “This certification was achieved following the outstanding performance of the complete MG 338 system through the rigors of the extensive function, durability, and safety tests set forth by USSOCOM.”

The SIG MG 338 bridges the gap between the current machine guns currently in use with the U.S. Military.  In comparison to the current M240 (7.62x51cal) machine gun, which has been in service with the U.S. Military for 60 years, the SIG MG 338, is noticeably lighter, weighing only 20 pounds, and provides significantly more range and lethality.  In comparison to the M2 (.50cal), which has been in service with the U.S. Military for 110 years, the MG 338 is approximately one-quarter the weight, and in a historic first, offers a man-portable solution with similar effective-range.  Making this system even more desirable are the new SIG SAUER Next Generation Suppressors which drastically reduces the impact of harmful toxic fumes and signature, making the operator less vulnerable.  

The SIG SAUER MG 338 machine gun is a belt-fed, lightweight medium machine gun weighing under 20lbs., chambered in 338 Norma Mag.  The MG 338 features a short-stroke gas piston system and a proprietary recoil mitigation system, with a free-floating, quick-change barrel, ambidextrous controls, switchable feed tray, charging handle that can be alternated to either side depending on operator preference, and as a modern, multi-caliber, modular system the new SIG MG 338 is easily convertible to 7.62x51cal.

“We are incredibly proud of this historical accomplishment and honored to have received this safety certification by USSOCOM for the performance of the complete MG 338 system,” concluded Cohen.

www.sigsauer.com

Griffin Armament Announces The BUSHWHACKER 46 Universal Sound Suppressor

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Watertown, WI, January 14, 2020 — After fourteen years of dedicated professional work and development in the sound suppressor market, Griffin Armament is proud to introduce the Bushwhacker® 46, a universal sound suppressor designed to maximize feature functionality, performance, and value with a vast selection of caliber compatibility.

The Bushwhacker’s durable 1.375×24 threaded 17-4 stainless steel tube chassis, is supplied with a Griffin Plan-A Taper Mount adapter, Taper Mount muzzle device, and a booster piston housing. These factory inclusions allow the Bushwhacker to quickly and easily be configured for centerfire rifle or handgun use. Its .46 caliber diameter provides end users with the most caliber flexibility possible, while retaining quality sound suppression. .450 Bushmaster, .458 socom, .45-70 Govt, and other large bore calibers are at home with the Bushwhacker 46. Additionally, .30 caliber Paladin blast shield front cap can be interfaced with the Bushwhacker 46 further improving sound performance on the Paladin with 30 caliber and lesser rounds like .308 Win, .300 BLK, and 6.5 Creedmoor.

Sound suppressors can increase in weight and reduce in internal volume, losing performance over time from carbon and copper accumulation. The Bushwhacker features Griffin Armament’s unique, patented Ratchet-lok end cap which provides the user with a robust mechanism to disassemble their suppressor easily for periodic cleaning and maintenance. This consumer demanded technology and the included tools ensure that your investment can be reset to factory weight and sound performance specifications with minor preventative maintenance.

The Bushwhacker 46 also features Griffin’s patented High Efficiency, Dual Purpose baffle technology. HEDP baffles are engineered to provide balanced sound performance on a host of popular calibers and firearms. The bushwhacker’s 6AL4V Titanium HEDP baffles provide impressive sound performance measuring 141dB with full power .450 Bushmaster, 126dB with .300 blackout subsonic, and 130dB with .45 ACP. The 17-4 Stainless tube, front cap and Titanium baffle stack give put the Bushwhacker at 16.3 ounces in its Rifle configuration and 18.1 ounces in a pistol configuration.

Additional accessory support allows the Bushwhacker to be mounted to a myriad of hosts via the 3-lug QD kit, Plan-A XL, or the 1.375×24 A2 adapter. A specialty mount was also designed and manufactured for mounting the Bushwhacker to an unmodified 1928a1 Thompson via the Cutts Compensator.

Performance, Durability, and Versatility are hallmarks of the Griffin Armament brand. These qualities are embodied in the Bushwhacker® 46 and will ensure this universal sound suppressor remains a highly demanded product for years to come.

 

To find out more on Griffin Armament’s entire product line, please visit their website at www.GriffinArmament.com. For attendees of the 2020 SHOT Show, Griffin Armament will be exhibiting the Bushwhacker, along with the rest of their product line at Booth #8207.

Key points – price and inclusions:
• $999 MSRP
• 1.375×24 Plan-A™ Taper Mount interface
• Booster assembly included (piston is not included)
• 5/8×24 .30 Cal Taper Mount muzzle device & shims
• Total of 3 wrenches, 2 for the rear geometry on the Plan-A™ and the tube body, and one for the pistol accessories and configuration

Features:
• Patented Ratchet-LOK™ end cap system for user serviceability
• Patented HEDP™ baffles (High efficiency dual purpose)
• Compatible with Griffin Taper Mount minimalist devices and TM Hammer Comp with included Plan-A™, and all Griffin Taper Mounts with the Plan-A™ XL (coming soon)
• 1.375×24 threaded rear interface to support alternative mounting options
• Supports 3-lug QD kit in 9mm and 10mm/.45 via 1.375×24 Booster piston housing
• Supports rifle calibers from .22 up to 45-70 Govt.
• Supports Pistol calibers up to .45 ACP
• Use of 30 cal Paladin® blast shield end cap increases sound performance on 30 caliber and lesser.

Specs:
• 8.25” long x  1.5” diameter
• 17-4 Stainless Steel tube body and front cap, Black nitride finish
• 6AL4V Titanium baffles
• 16.3 oz in the Taper Mount configuration (using the included Plan A)
• 18.1oz in the Pistol configuration
• Ratings: 16”-.45-70, .450 Bushmaster, .458 SOCOM; 9.5”-5.56; 6” .300BLK; 8” 6.8 SPC, 7.62×39; 12.5” .308Win; 20” .300WM

Sneak Peek – Venom Suppressor Collab from Manticore Arms & Rat Worx

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Manticore Arms designed this Venom Suppressor and Rat Worx is manufacturing and selling it.

Milipol 19 – Ase Utra Dual Suppressors Now In Production

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

Earlier this year, Finnish suppressor manufacturer Ase Utra introduces new Dual suppressors in 5.56 and 7.62 versions.

The DUAL556-BL model features minimal ( less than 10% ) addition in bolt carrier speed across different 5.56 weapon types and barrel lengths. The higher end of 20% is only see with extremely short barreled weapons such as the HK G36C with less than 9? barrel. On this weapon the more traditional suppressor types have 40-50% increase. Data sheet is available at Ase Utra DUAL 556-BL suppressor.

The DUAL762-BL model features c. 5-20% increase across different barrel lenths and weapon types. Data sheet is available at Ase Utra DUAL762-BL suppressor.

SureFire Give Away for the ASA

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

SureFire is donating a SOCOM556-RC2 suppressor & WARCOMP-556-1/2-28 as one of the many great prizes for the American Suppressor Association’s November Cans Not Bans Membership Giveaway! Make your voice heard by joining ASA today. Visit the American Suppressor Association to enter.

How to enter:

1-Year Membership = One entry to win

3-Year Membership = Three entries to win

Lifetime Membership = Ten entries to win

Already a member? You are already entered to win! Want more chances to win?

Each $25 in Donations = One entry to win

Contest ends Monday, December 2, 2019, at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 5:00pm EST via the ASA’s website, Facebook and Instagram. Terms and Conditions apply.

www.cansnotbans.com

About the ASA:

The American Suppressor Association is spearheading the fight to legalize and deregulate suppressors, and are the front line defense against the anti-suppressor factions that want them banned! Over the past eight years, ASA has actively lobbied in 30 states, fought to ease the archaic restrictions on suppressors in D.C., testified in front of dozens of legislative bodies, hosted countless suppressor demonstrations for legislators, media, and the public, and funded research proving the efficacy of suppressors. As a result of our work, Iowa, Minnesota, and Vermont legalized suppressor ownership, and 18 new states have legalized the use of suppressors while hunting, proposed ATF regulations on suppressor manufacturers were stopped, CLEO sign-offs were removed from all transfers, and transfer times are again beginning to drop.

Virginia – ASA Will Fight For Your Suppressor Rights

Monday, November 11th, 2019

On Tuesday, November 5th, Democrats took control of both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly. Following Governor Northam’s anti-gun special session in July, one thing is now abundantly clear:

With anti-gunners in control of all three branches of government, the right to own suppressors in Virginia is in jeopardy.

On July 8th, Delegate Mark Levine (D-45) introduced House Bill 4021, which seeks to ban and confiscate all 60,000+ lawfully obtained suppressors in Virginia. The American Suppressor Association was on hand in Richmond to oppose the bill during the special session and testified in opposition to the Virginia State Crime Commission on August 20th. Unfortunately, when the legislature reconvenes in January, we anticipate Delegate Levine’s misguided attempt to ban and confiscate these hearing safety devices to be among the anti-gun priorities that are quickly ushered through the legislature and signed into law.

“In my eight years fighting for suppressors, I’ve never faced a threat this serious,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the American Suppressor Association. “The American Suppressor Association believes owning a suppressor is a right, not a privilege, and we will fight tooth and nail for that right. Plain and simple, suppressors are a tool that help protect hearing. They are not the nefarious devices that anti-gunners want you to believe they are. Banning them won’t make Virginia safer; in fact, it will make shooting more dangerous for the tens of thousands of law-abiding Virginians who use suppressors to protect themselves from preventable hearing damage.”

The American Suppressor Association is spearheading the fight to defend your right to own suppressors in Virginia. However, we will not win this attack on your Second Amendment rights alone. Our opposition is well organized and incredibly well funded. To counter their campaign, we need your help now more than ever.

We are calling on suppressor owners everywhere to make your voice heard by joining or making a donation to ASA today! Do so now through December 2nd, and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 12 prizes worth more than $15,000. Your membership makes our voice stronger and provides the funding that allows us to stay active and engaged in this essential fight! Visit CansNotBans.com for details and to enter.

SilencerCo – Omega 36M

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Earlier this year we had an opportunity to check out the new Omega 36M suppressor from SilencerCo. Modular in design, it will serve as an excellent suppressor for those who want to use it with multiple firearms and in multiple configurations.

The Omega 36M is a two-piece modular design with a fully welded rear core and a fully welded front module. The core construction consists of Cobalt 6 and Inconel which provides extreme wear resistance under high heat and heavy fire. The titanium outer tube combined with the lock-ring prevents tube loosening and reduces weight. The 36M has a 1.57” outside diameter and can be configured in 5.1″ – 7.6″ length. The 36M is finished with a black Cerakote for a heightened level of durability.

The Omega 36M is rated down to 10” barrels for 223 Remington/5.56mm NATO, 16” barrels for 308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO, and 20” barrels for 300 Win Mag and 338 Lapua Mag.

The Omega 36M ships with the Charlie ASR mount. This model is compatible with all SilencerCo Charlie style mounting systems. The updated Charlie front cap allows for tool-less removal and the rear Charlie mounting system provides better mount to suppressor retention.

Here you can see the length and weight of the 36M across its various configurations.

The Omega 36M will be available early December with a $1,187.00 MSRP.