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KAC Machine Gun Suppressor

One of the standouts from last week’s USASOC Sniper Competition vendor day is the Machine Gun Suppressor prototype from Knights Armament Co. It is distinctly different from the dedicated Lightweight Assault Machine Gun suppressor which debuted in 2019.

While this one is for 5.56mm weapons and is mounted to the Knights LAMG, they also have a 7.62 version.

The Army has been looking at multiple machine gun suppressors over the past few years, but they can’t seem to decide if they want a QD suppressor or a barrel with dedicated suppressor. This is Knights’ QD MG suppressor.

There aren’t a lot of details at this point so instead, I’m going to give a couple of extra images to check out. The red tint is due to the red tablecloth and natural light through the festival tent roof. One feature which jumps out is the distinct cooling fin design. You can also see the QD latch.

3 Responses to “KAC Machine Gun Suppressor”

  1. James says:

    Looks like some Lewis gun style forced cooling happening there.

  2. Joe says:

    This looks like it’s produced through additive manufacturing, which Trey has talked about in the past. I think this industry is going to see some very cool designs and leaps in performance in the next handful of years as the cost and material prices come down.