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Magpul Shipping 5.5” Suppressor Cover

The much anticipated Magpul Suppressor Cover is now shipping.


Constructed of a heat-resistant polymer sleeve overlaid onto a raised stainless steel heat shield that mounts directly to the suppressor body with steel clamps, the Magpul Suppressor Cover – 5.5” minimizes heat transfer to keep external cover temperatures up to 1000 degrees F cooler than the surface of the suppressor and allows cooling airflow across the can. Additionally, it serves as an enhanced thermal insulator and signature reduction device, significantly mitigating mirage distortions to the shooter’s sight picture, reducing the likelihood of impact damage to the suppressor body, and lessening the chance of accidental heat-related injury or damage to personnel or equipment during weapon firing and 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


· Weight: 9.6oz
· Outer Diameter (OD): 2.5″
· Made in USA

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23 Responses to “Magpul Shipping 5.5” Suppressor Cover”

  1. Mike says:

    This was the thing at the Magpul booth at SHOT i was most anticipating hitting the market. Now the wait for a Sandman-S compatible model begins. I’ll buy it immediately in any color and i know it’ll be right the first time.

  2. Jbgleason says:

    Can someone tell me why they didn’t elect to port the cover in some spots to allow heat to more easily escape and also lighten the cover up some? Is it strictly for the Signature reduction?

  3. Jeb says:

    Ummm, yeah….no. Now having seen one along with what folks were saying about size and weight, I’ll pass on adding a boat anchor to the end of my rifle that already has extra weight from the can and mount. Adding the weight of a second can is kinda….well. Good effort though.

    • SVGC says:

      Yeah, who thought something like this was a good idea? Certainly not SOCOM… I mean with variable power optics about to become a more prevalent option, who the hell would want a device that would allow your can to cool while simultaneously limiting the effect of mirage and offering a clearer sight picture?! And don’t even get me started about how dumb it would be to actually be able to see through your thermal optic after 2 or 3 rounds while still being able to remain suppressed! I mean the last thing I want at night is to be able to have follow on rounds while limiting my signature. Good effort MAGPUL, now hurry up and make what we all really want. A UBR Gen 3 in the appropriate shade of tan from Multicam Arid!

      • some dude says:

        Gotta realize most of the commenters on this website aren’t PRO end users and posts about equipment driven by performance demands by MIl/LE tend to be followed by a loud whooshing sound as it goes over the heads of most.

        Like when people complain about H&K’s lack of support for the US market despite having zero knowledge of the laws of Germany that they have to deal with which is a big driver behind their lack of support for the US market.

      • Adun says:

        Serious Question. Could they have ported it on the bottom while still retaining all of the aforementioned benefits of having the cover? Just curious.

      • Jeb says:

        There are options on the market to assist with mirage and heat…at a lot less weight. And no, I’m not ignorant nor not cued to what shooting suppressed requires and the dynamics associated with it. Heat mirage is not a “thing” until the can has a few rounds through it. On a precision bolt gun, the realities of shooting suppressed are not as evident as shooting several strings or suppressive fire. I’ve already ran the dynamics across a handful of cans and platforms…in the end, does anyone want essentially 2 cans hanging off their CQBR? Does anyone want an accessory that almost doubles the diameter of their can? As I stated in the first sentence of this post, options already exist without doubling weight or diameter of existing cans used within various Commands. For those who pay dividends to the Magpul gods, I’m sure your tithes will be met. YMMV but mine is not based on ignorance or stupidity

        • Jeb says:

          *So please don’t assume it is

        • SVGC says:

          To assume this product has no redeeming qualities over current options without having any quantifiable first hand data to prove so, is a comment solely based on ignorance and stupidity. It’s a sign of occupational immaturity. I agree with you that adding weight to a can is something that should be approached slowly, where we part in opinions is that I recognize that there will be mission sets and parameters where the cost/benefit analysis will side on this product for certain end users. As far as the effects of a suppressor on a precision rifle not being prevalent enough to necessitate this, we disagree on that as well. I don’t pray to the Magpul Gods or bend the knee to any one company or product, I also don’t throw out potential solutions “cause heavy, no want carry” either. It’s like being the one booger that always just runs the cqbr because his carbine is just too cumbersome.

        • Alex says:

          When you mention competitors, are you referring to suppressor covers like the HMMS, etc because those have issues that are addressed by this design.

          In my opinion, increasing the diameter of the can doesn’t really matter much when you have an LA-5, a weaponlight, etc increasing the overall diameter of the front end anyways.

          • Jeb says:

            SVGC and Alex, points made from both of you. And I can see where within mission criteria, this could have benefits. SVGC, I never said precision bolt shooting would not necessitate this – I said it is a different reality then shooting multiple strings or suppressive fire, i.e., M4. So I don’t know what you disagree with on that. As for the CQBR to carbine comparison…I was issued an M16A2. Love M4’s and CQBR’s. Alex, I bought into running a cover when my first stamp cleared…several stamps later and I quit running covers at all. Where I live, the heat mirage bouncing off canyon walls is much more of a concern then suppressor mirage. As for the burn safety factor…well, you’ll only do it once. I considered this cover when first hearing about it, but the weight is the biggest turn off.

  4. Bad Dancer says:

    So….its basically a lewis gun cover for your can? That’s pretty neat.

    • Gerard says:

      LMFAO thats a great observation,

    • Buckaroomedic says:

      Heck ya, that’s a good idea; a liquid cooled suppressor. I imagine there has to be some modern, space age material that would work.

      • Bad Dancer says:

        Maybe I am thinking of the wrong platform but I thought the lewis was air cooled and used a large barrel shroud to direct air from the back towards the muzzle over the barrel?

  5. Stickman says:

    As with anything, some people will have a strong need to hang .6lb off the front of an already nose heavy suppressed weapon, and some people will have zero need for it.

    The products currently existing on the market which already mitigate heat on silencers have drawbacks, but they are much lighter.

    At the end of the day additional options for people aren’t a bad thing.

    • Stickman says:

      I should have added that people who want the newest latest and greatest aren’t going to care about the $100 price tag for the Magpul can cover.

      For people who bought low priced cans, or just don’t want to drop $100 a piece on covers, they can always go with the Bowers Group can covers which start at $35 and still have solid function.

      The world being filled with options is a good thing!