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Suppression Elevated with the New HUXWRX Safety Co. HUB Compatible VENTUM 762 Suppressor

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

MILLCREEK, UTAH – HUXWRX Safety Co. proudly announces the first HUB compatible VENTUM 762 suppressor – the latest in a long line of technological advancements from the pioneers and innovators of Flow-Through® technology.

Constructed with a removable 3D-printed Grade 5 Titanium core and 17-4 stainless steel suppressor housing, the VENTUM 762 suppressor is the first of its kind to come from HUXWRX. The new design is preassembled for direct thread compatibility and features an optional universal HUB mounting system, which allows adapters such as Xeno, KeyMo, and ASR. It is cross-platform functional and ideal for bolt and lever action, centerfire, bullpup, and AK platforms.

“We have created the VENTUM 762 to be a perfect entry suppressor for those wanting to experience the benefits of Flow-Through® technology at an affordable price,” says Auburn Flores, HUXWRX’ Director of Marketing. “Our goal was to make this the most versatile Flow-Through® suppressor on the market to allow all customers the ability to use this on a wide range of caliber and mounting options.”

Named for its function, this new suppressor makes hunting, training, and long-range precision shooting a “breeze”. The VENTUM 762 is easily serviceable and provides all the benefits of true Flow-Through® technology including toxic fume mitigation, improved sound performance, and excellent repeatability. Full-auto rated, it comes with a detachable Geo-Flash cap and does not require modifications to the platform or gas system to install or operate this suppressor.

For product and warranty information, visit huxwrx.com. The VENTUM 762 is now available through distributors and dealers – contact [email protected] for more details.

HUXWRX’ VENTUM Series – Suppression Elevated

General Purpose Suppressor from RD

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

RD has just launched their new General Purpose Suppressor which is designed for use with both rifles as well as belt-fed guns in 7.62mm to 8.6mm. It integrates their forward venting, Breathable Technology to negate the effects of back pressure.

Made from Haynes 282, this 3D printed suppressor weighs 23.5 ounces and is 7.5″ long. It attaches to the weapon via their taper lock, RD KFM-MG QD Flash Hider.

To help mitigate the thermal signature produced by the suppressor, they’ve also used a proprietary I/R non-reflective coating.

Attendees at next week’s NDIA Future Forces Capabilities range day in Huntsville will get to try the General Purpose Suppressor out.

RD expects the GPS to be available for order no later than AUSA or early to mid October 2023.

Quiet Down with FN’s New Rimfire Suppressor – The Catch 22 Ti

Thursday, September 7th, 2023

September 7, 2023 – McLean, VA) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the FN Catch 22™Ti, the company’s first rimfire suppressor and second installment in its suppressor lineup following the FN Rush™ 9Ti released in 2022. The rimfire Catch 22 Ti is a lightweight, durable and quiet suppressor that has been optimized for versatility, spinning up to all suppressor-ready rimfires like the FN 502 Tactical. Designed for unmatched reliability, the Catch 22 Ti turns a normal day on range into an incredibly quiet blast.

“With the successful release of the 9mm Rush 9Ti last year, tackling the rimfire category is the next logical step as we expand our suppressor lineup and develop accessories that enhance our suppressor-ready firearms,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America, LLC. “The FN Catch 22 Ti is an extremely small and tough rimfire suppressor with very effective sound reduction and impressive reliability given the wide variety of .22 ammunition. While it delivers all these benefits to shooters in a compact and lightweight package, it’s also a blast when paired with an FN 502 Tactical.”

Reliability, especially when paired with the FN 502 Tactical, was a key performance metric in the development of the suppressor given the wide variability that is common with .22 ammunition. The Catch 22 Ti was subjected to an extremely rigorous endurance testing paired with the FN 502 Tactical and other .22-caliber firearms along with a variety of common rimfire ammunition loads to ensure functional reliability and platform adaptability would rise above the current products in market.

“During testing, FN ran the FN 502 Tactical suppressed with the FN Catch 22Ti to very high round counts, stopping only to perform routine cleaning and lubrication along the way,” said John Ryan, Director of Product Management for FN America, LLC. “The combination ran flawlessly from start to finish with zero malfunctions, which speaks volumes about the robust design of the Catch 22.”

Considering the effects of environmental elements and ammunition velocity, the pairing of the FN 502 Tactical with the Catch 22 Ti produces a significantly reduced sound signature that dramatically improves the shooting experience and is especially notable when paired with supersonic ammunition. The usual crack that is heard during unsuppressed fire is all but eliminated and the loudest sound that can be heard is the impact on steel.

“While we don’t publish decibel reduction ratings for our suppressors due to the variability in sound capture methods, meters and ammunition types, multiple sound tests prove the FN Catch 22 Ti is extremely effective in reducing the report of .22LR and other rimfire loads,” said Rich Spalla, Suppressors Product Manager for FN America, LLC. “When we compare Catch 22 Ti head-to-head with all other rimfire suppressors, sound reduction performance puts the newest FN suppressor at the top of its class, suppressing the signature high-pitched crack.”

Weighing in at just approximately 5 ounces and 5.25-inches in length, the titanium-hybrid construction of the Catch 22 Ti provides the perfect balance to the FN 502 Tactical. Similar to the Rush 9Ti, the Catch 22 Ti features a titanium tube with a robust Cerkote™ coating rated for high temperatures. The baffle stack is comprised of a stainless-steel blast baffle tempered for heat resistance and an aircraft-grade aluminum baffle stack for the ultimate strength to weight ratio. The included tool enables quick removal of the end cap and baffle stack, making cleaning and maintenance fast and simple.

“Serviceability is critical with rimfire suppressors and .22 rimfire ammunition is notorious for producing a lot of fouling and build-up. We wanted to ensure that owners could easily disassemble their Catch 22 Ti to thoroughly clean each component,” added John Ryan, Director of Product Management. “The included disassembly tool makes maintenance fast and simple – using the tool, unscrew the end cap and slide the entire baffle stack out.”

The slim 1.1-inch tube clears the suppressor-height sights easily on the FN 502 Tactical and mounts securely to any platform via the 1/2×28-inch threads and is rated for rimfire firearms chambered in .22LR, .22 Mag, .22 WMR and .17 HMR.

• Caliber Rating: .22LR, .22 Mag, .22 WMR and .17 HMR.
• Overall Length: 5.25 inches
• Tube Diameter: 1.12 inches
• Weight: ?5 ounces
• Mount: 1/2×28” TPI
• Included end cap/front cap assembly tool
• Titanium tube, high-heat stainless steel blast baffle, aircraft-grade aluminum baffle stack
• Available in Flat Dark Earth or Black HT Cerakote™
• Limited lifetime warranty


Griffin Armament Announces the Recce 5K Rifle Suppressor

Thursday, August 31st, 2023

Watertown WI, Aug. 30th, 2023 –  

The Recce series of suppressors are a long-standing staple in the suppressor market segment.  The 1st generation Recce suppressors were debuted in 2012 with the purpose of providing compact, durable, accurate, rifle-specific suppressors to the market.  These suppressors have received continued technology enhancements and revisions over the years to keep them at the forefront of the suppressor market. The latest iteration of this line is the Recce 5K, a compact version of the Recce 5 for users demanding a compact, rapid-indexing, taper mount suppressor.

The Recce 5K features Griffin’s utility-patented ECO-FLOW™ baffle system which offers the pinnacle of .22 caliber sound performance.  This baffle system is tuned such that performance at the muzzle of the suppressor and the ears of the operator are balanced for a uniform and low sound signature in the immediate vicinity of the shooter. Flow-through ports in the baffles alleviate backpressure and minimize toxic gas blowback resulting in a more comfortable shooting experience.  

 Combining these baffles with a redesigned flash hiding front cap results in flagship flash reduction in a compact K can. Users prioritizing flash suppression for use with night vision optics will also benefit from the tube-over design which slows heating and delays the resulting glow of the suppressor. Combined with the low flash signature, this makes the Recce 5K an ideal choice for nighttime shooting.

The Recce 5K is fully CNC machined, and laser-welded from 17-4 stainless steel for maximum thermal transfer and unparalleled strength and durability. Every component in the Recce 5K is manufactured from solid, high temperature, corrosion resistant 17-4 Stainless Steel, and then H900 heat treated to ensure maximum service life is provided. Included with the Recce 5K is a Taper Mount EZ-Brake making the suppressor ready for use right out of the box.

“The Recce suppressor line has been a best-seller at Griffin since their release back in 2012, and with the increasing interest in compact “K” cans within the market, we knew there was demand for a Recce 5K among our customers. I think the team did a really nice job with this project and we were able to deliver a high-performance suppressor in a compact footprint. The new front cap performs really well and allows the Recce 5K to have full size flash performance in a K-size suppressor.”

– Austin, Product Development Manager, Griffin Armament 

Recce™ suppressors are machined in Griffin’s Watertown Wisconsin facility by freedom loving Americans.  

To find out more on Griffin Armament’s entire product line, please visit their website at www.GriffinArmament.com.

Sig Sauer Supports ASA with a Tier 3 Sponsorship

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Newington, NH – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce that Sig Sauer continues their support of ASA with a Tier 3 Sponsorship.

“SIG SAUER is honored to continue to support the ASA in their mission to pursue legislation (and now litigation) in every state that does not currently allow suppressor ownership or their use while hunting,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales.

Sig Sauer, one of the most well known brands in the firearms industry, expanded to include suppressors  in 2015.  In 2016, they began working with the ASA in their fight to legalize the use of suppressors while hunting.

“We are thrilled to have the continued support of SIG SAUER in our pursuit of pro-suppressor reform nationwide,” said Knox Williams, Executive Director of ASA. “We will continue together until we succeed in our mission to make suppressors legal in all 50 states!”

Join us in the fight to help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors by becoming an ASA Member at www.ASAMember.com.

Introducing the Forward Controls Design Nautilus Variable Timing System

Friday, August 18th, 2023

The NVTS Nautilus Variable Timing System is a meticulously designed and machined muzzle timing device that offers users the ability to time their muzzle device quickly and easily. NVTS consists of 2 interworking components: a base and a disc.  The base has 12 tick marks, each tick mark corresponds to 30 degrees of rotation of the muzzle device.

 NVTS is precision-machined in 4140 steel and finished with a patent pending QPQ process that protects it against corrosion, and is extremely durable, and can be reused. Installation is an easy process: Seat NVTS on the barrel, hand-tighten the muzzle device to determine the amount of timing required, then dial in that timing required by adjusting the disc in the base.

NVTS is patent pending and is developed and manufactured by Swiss CNC in Montgomery, TX, with input from Forward Controls Design on ergonomics and user friendliness. As always, proudly made in the USA. The NVTS Nautilus Variable Timing System is available now from Forward Controls Design, Big Tex Ordnance, Revival Defense, and Primary Arms. Installation video can be found on FCD’s product page.

Forward Controls Design

Big Tex Ordnance

Revival Defense

Primary Arms

B&T USA Announces Commercial Release of its APC9K SD2 US Army Submission

Monday, August 14th, 2023

Tampa, FL (August 14th, 2023) – B&T USA is excited to announce that due to continual requests by those familiar with the project, we have been persuaded to produce a limited number of integrally suppressed APC9K SD2 models complete with its scalable suppressor system. This variant was submitted for consideration during the United States Army Sub Compact Weapon (SCW) trials, with said branch ultimately selecting B&T USA’s APC9K and awarding it the SCW Contract.

“To win a US Government contract, you must submit a product that as closely meets their defined specifications as possible — not necessarily what you think the end user needs or even a product that is scalable to best suit its future needs — as was the case with the SD2; the advanced platform was not what the Army required in 2019, but one we anticipate it may in the future” said Chris Mudgett, Vice President of Marketing, B&T USA.

“At less than 15-inches in overall length, the APC9K SD2 is the shortest integrally suppressed submachine gun currently available. It is optimized for low visibility carriage and discreet deployment; while delivering unsurpassed accuracy, controllability, and ergonomics. With its advanced scalable suppressor system, the SD2 is a solution for your future mission.”

For more information on B&T USA, visit: www.bt-usa.com.

Griffin Armament Announces DUAL-LOK HRT-762 Rifle Suppressors

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Watertown WI, Aug. 9th, 2023 –  

When Griffin Armament designed the DUAL-LOK™ HRT-556™ for elite HRT units, the goal was to deliver a compact, highly durable, low flash, and top tier performing suppressor utilizing the new DUAL-LOK™ active retention system, an often demanded feature by government customers. Griffin is proud to now complete the HRT lineup with the HRT-762™. This suppressor completes the HRT lineup by providing a highly durable, low flash, 30 caliber model.  

The HRT-762™ features the patent-pending DUAL-LOK™ mounting system, an accurate, robust, reliable, and wear free system with robust muzzle device support.  The suppressor was designed to have minimal flash signature, minimal POI shift, and minimal gas blowback. These attributes, coupled with maximum strength, durability, and sound performance make the HRT-762™ an unbeatable option in the .30cal suppressor market. 

Baffle technology is a lightly modified version of the 4th generation Recce Suppressor baffle system. Tuned ECO-FLOW™ baffles reduce back-pressure, increasing flow, making the host firearm operating system more reliable and improving air quality in the vicinity of the operator’s face.  The patented low profile flash suppressor end cap further adds performance to the low flash baffle system. 

“When we developed the HRT-556™, we brought to market a compact, heavy-duty, high-performance can built on a foundation of extensive R&D. Customers requested a .30cal version and we delivered. The HRT-762™ piggybacks off the developments of the HRT-556™ and provides the same top tier performance in a rugged .30caliber option. The HRT 7 is one of our best performing .30cal suppressors to date. I’m extremely proud of the work our team did on this project, and I’m excited to introduce this suppressor to Griffin’s DUAL-LOK™ fanbase.”

– Austin, Product Development Manager, Griffin Armament 

DUAL-LOK™ suppressors are machined in Griffin’s Watertown Wisconsin facility by freedom loving Americans.  

Key points:

• Wear-free patent pending DUAL-LOK™ mounting system, requires no consumable parts

• Taper lock interface ensures security and accuracy with exceptional repeatability

• ACME thread improves speed of attachment

• Locking ring incorporates 3 anti-rotation teeth to eliminate inadvertent loosening

• 120 effective positions ensure a rock-solid suppressor mount and provide extremely low POI shift

• 17-4 stainless steel & 718 Inconel materials

• Traditional Tube Design with internal flash hiding characteristics

• Patent pending ECO-FLOW™ baffle system for reduced blow back

• Patented flash reducing end cap

• ¾” wrench flats on muzzle devices

• Collar PVD DLC black or PVD FDE for increased surface hardness, corrosion, and wear resistance

• Heat treated and Cerakoted Black and FDE in a heat resistant finish

• Warrantied for life with Griffin’s Perpetual Lifetime Warranty

HRT-762™ Specs:

• DIMS: 1.5”x 7.6”

• Weight: 18.25 oz

• Sound pressure Level:  (123.4db) .300BLK Sub, (129.9db) .300BLK Super [9.5” Griffin Mk1 rifles]

• MSRP: $1045.00

Muzzle devices supported :

• DUAL-LOK™ Minimalist Muzzle Brake (17-4 Steel or 6AL4V Titanium)

• DUAL-LOK™ Minimalist Stealth Flash Suppressor (17-4 Steel or 6AL4V Titanium)

• DUAL-LOK™ EZ-Brake™

• DUAL-LOK™ Paladin® 2-Port Brake

• DUAL-LOK™ 2.25” and 2.75” Stealth Flash Suppressor

• DUAL-LOK™ Bayonet Flash Hider

• DUAL-LOK™ Bayonet Micro Brake

• DUAL-LOK™ Closed Tine Flash Hider

• DUAL-LOK™ Tactical Compensator

Thread pitches supported:

• 1/2×28 (.22cal, .30cal)

• 5/8×24, 14x1MM LH, 18X1MM, 3/4X24, M13x.75 (.30cal)

• M13x1.25 (Up to 7MM)