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OSS Introduces New HELIX-QD Suppressor Line

Friday, January 19th, 2018


Millcreek UT – OSS Suppressors LLC is proud to announce the new HELIX-QD suppressor line in 5.56k, 7.62 and Magnum configurations.

“Our new Helix-QD (Quick Disconnect) line is the culmination of hard work that began two years ago when OSS Suppressors acquired Operators Suppressor Systems,” said John Spurrier, CEO of OSS Suppressors. “Armed with insights and feedback from customers, dealers, OEMs and military partners, our design and engineering team implemented a development process that intensively analyzed and tested new designs to extremes. The result is an evolution of OSS’s Flow-Through™ technology in this new one-piece design” he said. “We’re excited by the reaction we’re getting from dealers and partners for these new quieter, shorter, lighter and stronger suppressors.”

• HX-QD 556k: a short, extremely durable suppressor. It delivers sub-140 dB performance, is full-auto rated and easily passes the USSOCOM Reliability Stress Test – it’s designed and built for abuse. MSRP is $899.
• HX-QD 762: a strong “utility player” suppressor. With its design and development heavily influenced by the U.S. Army CSASS requirements, the HX-QD 762 delivers 136-139 dB performance, is full-auto rated up to 7.62, and is cross-platform compatible from 5.56 up to .300 WM — there’s no other suppressor like it on the market. MSRP is $999.
• HX-QD Magnum Ti: a short, lightweight and durable suppressor for large bore rifles – ideal for most .30 caliber platforms. With a fully welded Grade 5 titanium body and heat treated 17-4 stainless steel and Grade 5 titanium internals, the HX-QD Magnum Ti is full-auto rated for 5.56, and delivers hearing safe suppression from 5.56 (sub-133 dB) to .338 (sub-139 dB) — no other .338 suppressor is this versatile. MSRP is $1599.

“What’s most impressive about this new product line is how our engineers built the unmatched benefits of Flow-Through into a simpler one-piece design and improved or maintained the benefits,” said Chris Estadt, VP of Marketing and Sales. “For example, the new tool-less HX-QD Torque Lock System (TLS) – maybe the most advanced yet simple mounting system in the market – uses the rotational pressure from gasses exiting the suppressor to keep it snug on the muzzle device. It can’t shoot loose and you don’t need a complicated mechanical device…that will ultimately fail.” he said. “How snug? Testers have said detaching the HX-QD can is like opening a pickle jar.”

OSS’s disciplined product development process and simple one-piece design will accelerate continued innovation and new products – including rimfire and handgun suppressors – for dealers and their customers.

See the new HELIX-QD suppressors at SHOT Show (Booth #1561), The Industry Day Range (Lane SR 35) and ATAC Range.

Magpul Suppressor Cover – 5.5”

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018


The Magpul® Suppressor Cover – 5.5” is the first product of its kind able to stand up to the extreme temperatures caused by extended strings of semi-automatic and automatic fire and still protect the user against burns by keeping internal can temperatures at safe levels and cool-off times short. The Magpul® Suppressor Cover – 5.5” is made up of a heat-resistant polymer sleeve overlaid onto a raised stainless steel heat shield that mounts directly to the suppressor body with steel clamps. It minimizes heat transfer to keep external cover temperatures up to 1000 degrees F cooler than the surface of the suppressor by allowing high volumes of cooling airflow across the can, reducing retained heat and the damage it can cause. Our Suppressor Cover withstands USSOCOM suppressor abuse requirements and numerous cycles of suppressor surface temperatures over 1300 degrees F with ease, all while allowing you to sling your rifle without burns or melted clothing. The Magpul Suppressor Cover is also an enhanced thermal insulator and signature reduction device, which significantly mitigates negative visible mirage effects to the shooter’s sight picture, reduces external suppressor body impact damage, and lessens the chance of accidental contact injury or other heat-related damage to personnel or equipment during weapon firing or cool down. Optimized for 1.5” outer diameter round suppressors with a body length of approximately 5.5” (not including attachment hardware/ interface) such as the Surefire SOCOM556-RC2.  Other lengths are in the works and are coming soon.


• Extreme temperature protection that mitigates internal suppressor temperatures to safe levels
• Minimizes retained heat, allowing faster cooling than any other suppressor cover technology
• Reduces thermal signature of host firearm
• Mitigates mirage effects in sight picture
• Two stainless steel clamps provide a strong, rigid and reliable interface capable of sustained firing sessions and rough handling
• High temp polymer sleeve withstands brutal suppressor temperatures during extended periods of firing without deterioration
• High strength corrosion resistant stainless steel heat shield


Fitment for 1.5” outer diameter round suppressors with a body length of approximately 5.5” (not including attachment hardware/ interface) such as the Surefire® SOCOM556-RC2.


COLORS: Black or Medium Coyote Tan (MCT)


Leadership Changes Announced at SilencerCo

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

This press release hit Business Wire earlier today.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SilencerCo, the nation’s leading designer and manufacturer of firearm suppressors (“silencers”), announced a change in company leadership effective January 3, 2018. Joshua Waldron will step down from his CEO position, and Jonathon Shults will step down from his role as President. Co-founded in a garage in 2008 by Waldron and Shults, SilencerCo has grown to be an industry leader, controlling the majority of sales of firearm suppressors and related accessories. The company has garnered the attention of gun enthusiasts, the business community, and even lawmakers, as Waldron and Shults, and hundreds of dedicated employees, have worked together to perfect their trade while also effecting social awareness of gun rights.

Mr. Waldron will continue his relationship with SilencerCo as Senior Advocacy Advisor, where he will focus his energy on firearm legislative advocacy, an area in which he excels. Mr. Shults will assume a new role as SilencerCo Chief Operating Officer, where he will oversee day-to-day operations and remain heavily involved in his areas of expertise, including R&D and product innovation. Both Waldron and Shults will serve on the SilencerCo Board to stay involved with the overall direction of the company. They each remain the company’s two largest equity holders.

Mr. Waldron stated, “After years of grit and hard work, SilencerCo is poised to succeed. It is now time for me to turn my focus to advocacy for the company and its industry. Resigning from my current duties as CEO will allow for more time spent in the legislative arena, furthering the scope and influence of SilencerCo products in the future.” Mr. Shults stated, “SilencerCo is responsible for suppressor industry innovation. As Chief Operating Officer, I look forward to working with our team to ensure that we stay at the forefront of firearm suppressor design and technology.”

The SilencerCo Board is currently engaged in a search for a CEO and will make an announcement regarding this position as soon as it has been filled.

More information about SilencerCo can be found at www.silencerco.com.

Burn Proof Gear – Suppressed Pistol Holster

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Burn Proof Gear specializes in suppressor covers. However, they also offer a holster compatible with suppressor-equipped pistols. That’s feat enough alone, but they’ve also made the holster large enough for a suppressor equipped with their BPG Suppressor Cover Light. Granted, that’s a serious draw stroke, but few suppressor holsters exist on the market.

The holster is equipped with the G-Code RTI attachment and fitted with a G-Code drop-leg kit.  

There are a bunch of weapons and suppressor out there, so check out the website for the particulars, as well as color availability.


SureFire Awarded Additional SOCOM Contract For Muzzle Brakes And Suppressors

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017


Fountain Valley, CA–SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest–and most innovative–illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane posted an award for a $10 million contract to SureFire for “SUPPORT/SUSTAINMENT FOR MUZZLE BRAKES, AND SOUND SUPPRESSORS IN SUPPORT OF THE MK13 MOD 7 SNIPER RIFLE, 10.3 AND 14.5 M4A1 UPPER RECEIVER GROUP (URG)”. This is the second award based on the most rigorous and extensive suppressor selection in USSOCOM history.

SureFire SOCOM suppressors provide unmatched performance, reliability, and durability. Because they’re built for combat, in addition to providing impressive sound attenuation, these best-in-class suppressors also reduce muzzle blast; provide minimal and consistent point-of-impact shift; securely attach/detach with no tools; minimize gas blowback; and effectively reduce flash, including the virtual elimination of first round flash. Lightweight SOCOM suppressors don’t weigh down a weapon and are durable enough for full time use.

To learn more, visit www.surefire.com/tactical-equipment/sound-suppressors/socom-2-suppressors.

Paul Kim Working On Gen 2 VORTEX Suppressor Design

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

For years, Paul Kim was the creative force at SureFire, responsible for the design of several of their lights. A few years ago, PK struck on his own, standing up the aptly named, PK Designs Lab. We’ve showcased several of his lights over the years, but now he’s working on a Suppressor design.

Apperently, this is his second generation, disclosing on a Facebook post, “My previous Gen 1 suppressor was never analyzed to this level of scrutiny. This time we are doing it right.”

He went to offer four images, stating, “Here is a sneak preview of the finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics analysis of our Gen 2 VORTEX suppressor design.”





Crane “Contaminates” SURG Test Samples By Crosspolinating Weapon Components Between Vendor Submissions, Calls On Offerors For New Samples

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Naval Surface Warfare Center – Crane in Indiana is responsible for the testing and procurement of USSOCOM’s weapons. One of the projects they have been working on for SOCOM is the Suppressor Upper Receiver Group, an upgrade of the M4A1 Lower Receiver Group will allow the Warfighter’s weapon to be optimized for continuous suppressed use.

Earlier this year, the program had its second go around after an initial attempt at identifying a system failed last year. Performance parameters were adjusted from the earlier effort to more accurately reflect what was possible, and vendors submitted three sample SURG candidates each.

Unfortunately during recent testing, sample weapons were incorrectly assembled using parts from different vendor submissions, undermining the integrity of the results.

Last week, Crane contacted vendors and informed them that any offeror which had passed Phase I could resubmit three samples by 26 October in order to continue participation in the solicitation.

The government will then reaccomplish Phase I and then move on to Phases I & III with the resubmitted samples.

Additionally, Crane has outlined measures it will take to prevent future crosspollination of parts between vendor submissions.

Unfortunately, this information has not been made public via Fed Biz Opps as was the case with the original solicitation, which catalogued 11 updates.

Interestingly, United States Army Special Operations Command, the largest SOF component, is not one of the stakeholders for this capability. Hopefully, this program will result in a new Suppressed URG for the requesting warfighting community which includes other SOCOM components. As of now, USASOC plans to stick with its current suppressor capability, provided by SureFire.

ZEV and CGS Announce Kraken Suppressor Collaboration

Friday, September 29th, 2017

ZEV Technologies and CGS Suppressors LLC teamed up to design and produce what they claim to be the lightest, quietest, and most versatile 9mm handgun suppressor currently available.


The Kraken has a shielded baffle stack comprised of 7075 T6 Aluminum that has been Type III Hard Anodized to Military Specifications.


-Capable of metering 114db in accordance with MIL-STD-1474D when mounted on a ZEV G17 host shooting Freedom Munitions 165gr Hush ammunition.
-Utilizes second generation Orion baffles for the best sound reduction available.
-Uses special cut pistons to limit first round pop.
-An industry leading 12 piston engagement points allows users to easily adjust for point of impact shift on different host firearms.
-The baffles and the shroud shield the tube from carbon and debris.
-1/2×28 threading for compatibility with ZEV match grade threaded barrels.
-Easy to remove baffles for quick user serviceability.


Tube: 6061 T6 Aluminum
Blast Baffle: 17-4 Stainless Steel
Baffles: 7075 T6 Aluminum
Piston Assembly: 17-4 Stainless Steel