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Selecting a SureFire 5.56 Suppressor with Barry Dueck

Thursday, September 26th, 2019


The More You Know

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Dead Air Silencers dropped this bit of knowledge for those wondering.

How quickly a suppressor discolors, or the Cerakote burns off, depends greatly on how fast it heats up. You’ll find high-mass suppressors (like a Sandman-S) slowly heat up. Tubeless designs like the Nomad get heat to the surface fast. ?

On a side note, because the exterior of our cans are either stainless steel or titanium, you don’t have to worry about corrosion even if the Cerakote is completely gone.?

OSS Begins Shipping SDMR Suppressors

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Millcreek, UT – September 17, 2019  OSS Suppressors LLC has begun shipments for the first Elite-QD (EL-QD 762) suppressor units as part the Heckler & Koch® (H&K) contract to deliver between 5,000 and 6,000 complete M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR) systems to the U.S. Army.

“OSS is very honored to have been selected as the official suppressor for the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle.  Coming on the heels of our selection as the official suppressor for the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS), it’s extremely gratifying to be able to deliver the superior suppression and precision these mission critical programs demand,” said John Spurrier, CEO OSS Suppressors. “OSS’s patented Flow-Through™ technology is increasingly being acknowledged by military programs around the world as the only suppression solution that allows weapon systems to run reliably while delivering exceptional sound suppression, accuracy and durability – in the most extreme conditions.”

“We’re proud and privileged to work with Heckler & Koch to support their SDMR contract and deliver this much-needed capability to every squad in the Army,” said Dennis Cunningham, Director Government Business Development and Sales.

The EL-QD 762 is a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) variant of the commercially available Helix-QD (HX-QD 762).

• Learn more about the EL-QD 762 here.

• View EL-QD 762 technology and testing White Paper here.

For more information on the SDMR contract, please visit hk-usa.com.

Savage Introduces A22 Semi-Auto Rifle with Suppressor-Ready Barrel

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Westfield, Massachusetts – Savage now offers a new configuration of its semi- automatic 22 LR which upgrades its original A22 platform by adding a button-rifled, medium-contour barrel and threaded muzzle. Shipments of these firearms have been delivered to dealers. 

Accuracy, reliability and durability all come together in the A22 FV-SR from Savage. The new rimfire rifle features a black synthetic stock, user-adjustable AccuTrigger, reliable straight blowback action and more. 

• 22 LR straight-blowback action
• User-adjustable AccuTrigger
• 10-round rotary magazine
• 16 ½-inch, medium contour, button-rifled barrel
• Suppressor-ready muzzle with target crown
• Rugged composite stock and matte black finish on barreled action
• Two quick-detach studs
• Drilled and tapped with a one-piece Picatinny rail

Part No. / Description / MSRP 

47241 / A22 FV-SR 22 LR, 16.5-inch barrel / $349 


SureFire Announces Suppressor Training Product NSNs

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is pleased to announce that National Stock Numbers (NSN) are now assigned to SureFire’s full spectrum of training products.

SF-BSD-556  NSN/ 1005-01-608-7572

Train Smarter. The SureFire Blank Safety Device not only cycles the host weapon when using blank ammunition, but is designed to safely contain up to three inadvertently fired live rounds of M855 without injuring the shooter or others. The BSD duplicates the weight, length and feel of its equivalent SureFire sound suppressor which is critical in providing realistic training value. If a live round is fired, the live round penetrates a sacraficial wall, causing sound and flash to vent from the bottom of the BSD and alerting the shooter and those around him of a problem. The SF-BSD-556 is specifically for 10.5″ barrels, such as the MK18, while the SF-BSD-556-M4 is for 14.5″ barrels. The Fast-Attach® mechanism allows for secure attachment or removal of the Blank Safety Device to SureFire compatible adapters, no tools required.

SF-TRAINER-556  NSN/ 1005-01-608-7565

SF-TRAINER-762  NSN/ 1005-01-608-7570

Train like you Fight. SureFire Suppressor Trainers are intended for use with marking cartridges (e.g. Simunition® FX®, and UTM), training ammunition (e.g. SRTA), frangible and live ammunition in a training environment. The SureFire Trainers mimic the length, weight, and attachment of SureFire SOCOM Fast-Attach® suppressors allowing warfighters to train as they would fight when participating in force on force training scenarios. Every SureFire Suppressor Trainer is made in the U.S.A.


SureFire Suppressor Division Awarded NSNs

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is pleased to announce that NATO Stock Numbers (NSN) have been assigned to the SOCOM556-RC2 Suppressor and three different SureFire muzzle devices for 5.56 mm rifles.

SOCOM556-RC2 / NSN 1005-01-668-4190

Hold the Objective. Attach the SOCOM556-RC2 to any 5.56 mm weapon system with a minimum barrel length of 10 inches, and you will. The RC2 showcases our USSOCOM contract-winning know-how in cutting-edge suppressor design, and incorporates the latest in manufacturing techniques and materials to produce the most exceptional tool of its kind. Count on it to deliver the utmost in sound, flash and dust signature reduction. Precision-built of advanced Inconel alloys and stainless steel, and CNC laser-welded for uncompromising durability, the RC2 features unique internal baffling that reduces backpressure and sound, matching supreme accuracy with extreme quiet when compared to an unsuppressed weapon. It’s the best overall suppressor in any environment.

WARCOMP-556-1/2-28 / NSN 1005-01-646-9074

Choose the Best of Both Worlds. Flash hider? Muzzle brake? The proprietary design of SureFire’s WARCOMP flash hiders/suppressor adapters provides the best attributes of both devices. WARCOMPs deliver superior flash reduction and significantly reduce muzzle rise, helping to conceal your location, preserve your dark-adapted vision and keep you on target for faster follow-up shots. They effectively eliminate more than 98% of all muzzle flash, even on short-barreled rifles, and their port direction can be optimized for virtually any shooting style. Precision-machined from U.S. mill-certified, heat-treated stainless steel bar stock, every WARCOMP includes high-precision single-point cut barrel threads for optimum thread interface. DLC coating provides maximum protection under harsh environmental conditions and facilitates cleaning even after extreme use. Surefire WARCOMPs are the best suppressor adapters in the world. Period.

SF3P-556-1/2-28 NSN 1005-01-626-8770

Hide Your Position. SureFire’s advanced SF3P three-prong flash hiders deliver superior performance with a patent-pending design that greatly reduces muzzle flash — typically greater than 99% — when compared with a plain muzzle. Available for use with a variety of rifle calibers and muzzle thread specs, they are precision-machined from U.S. mill-certified heat-treated stainless steel bar stock and DLC-coated to resist erosion for consistent high performance. SF3P flash hiders feature robust tines built to withstand the rigors of combat, and every SF3P is carefully inspected for concentricity and alignment, ensuring a rock-solid mounting surface for SureFire SOCOM Series Fast-Attach® suppressors.

SFMB-556-1/2-28 NSN 1005-01-668-7486

Reign Over Recoil. SureFire SFMB muzzle brake suppressor adapters greatly reduce both recoil impulse and muzzle rise so that your weapon tracks straight back, keeping you on target for faster shot-to-shot recovery. Our proprietary Impulse Diffusion design minimizes side blast and rear-directed concussion effects. Precision machined from U.S. mill-certified heat-treated stainless steel bar stock and DLC-coated for extreme durability, they are available for a variety of weapon calibers and muzzle thread specs, and every SFMB serves as a rock-solid mounting adapter for SureFire’s combat-proven SOCOM Series Fast-Attach® suppressors. The SFMB design incorporates multiple bearing surfaces to ensure superior suppressor alignment. Blind pilot holes at the 3 o’ clock and 9 o’clock positions enable fine-tuning of recoil characteristics for individual shooting styles or ammunition characteristics. Blind pilot holes at the 6 o’clock position enable indexing the adapter at the bottom dead center. All that’s required is a basic hand drill and appropriate drill bits.


US Navy Seeks Suppressors for M2A1 .50 Machine Guns

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Mechanicsburg, PA has issued a Request for Information to industry for Suppressors compatible with the M2A1 .50 Machine Gun.

In addition to being resistant to a maritime environment and having no impact in barrel life, the Navy desires these capabilities as well:

Slide Lock Patent Granted To Hush Puppy Project LLC

Thursday, August 15th, 2019


On August 13, 2019, The U.S. Patent Office granted US Patent No. 10,378,838 to the Hush Puppy Project for its Slide Lock Device (“SLD”). Hush Puppy Project is a Louisiana-based manufacturer of suppressors, pistols and ammunition “dedicated to the art and science of small arms signature reduction.” US Patent No. 10,378,838 is directed to a mechanism that converts a semiautomatic pistol’s self-loading system to a single-shot locked breech mechanism, thus eliminating the mechanical sound of the slide cycling, the emission of noise from the ejection port (“port pop”) and collateral sound from brass hitting the ground while allowing the suppressor to achieve maximum efficiency. With the SLD disengaged, the pistol may still be fired in normal semiautomatic mode.


“Our new SLD patent covers the mechanism that converts a Glock pistol to function in locked breech mode, thus making for the quietest shot possible, especially when combined with the Hush Puppy Model 2 wipe silencer and Super Vel Mk 144 subsonic ammunition.” said Brad Gilpin, Hush Puppy Project president.

The Hush Puppy Project currently manufactures two brands of pistols with SLDs, Glock 19 Gen 5 and S&W M&P 2.0 as well as two suppressors, the Model 1 and Model 2. Super Vel Ammunition, a sister company of the Hush Puppy Project, manufactures subsonic 9mm ammunition as part of the Project’s “systems approach” to sound reduction.


Hush Puppy Project guns, suppressors and ammunition are available exclusively from Lipsey’s, a firearms wholesaler servicing stocking gun dealers. Military and Law Enforcement customers are manufacturer direct. The Hush Puppy Project is located in Baton Rouge, La.