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Silencer Central Announces Home Sweet Home Delivery—Direct-to-Consumer Shipping in 42 States

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Sioux Falls, South Dakota – January 14, 2021 – Silencer Central, America’s largest silencer dealer, can now deliver silencers directly to customers in the 42 states where silencers are legal. The shipping process has revolutionized the way silencers are sold and allows for customers to streamline their purchasing experience by cutting out unnecessary hurdles to silencer ownership.

“We run a highly regulated business,” said Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central. “We have to do everything by the book—100%. We’ve pioneered a system that allows Silencer Central to be the pinnacle of service for our customers. We handle every step of the process, from paperwork to barrel threading to the final delivery of your silencer—straight to your front door. The process has never been more efficient.”

In the early days, Silencer Central focused on direct sales at trade shows. As their reputation grew, the company sought a way to expedite silencer sales. Now with a customer base that spans across the country, customers can call in directly or buy online at SilencerCentral.com.

Once the order is placed, Silencer Central emails the customer forms and instructions for their completion. This simple process is completed with a digital signature. After the paperwork is complete, Silencer Central sends them an email with a copy of their paperwork and free NFA Gun Trust.

When the approved tax stamp comes back to Silencer Central, customers are sent a text and email with steps to arrange for delivery. The company can now deliver silencers directly to customers in 42 states, making this part of the process incredibly efficient.

For more information, call 888-781-8778 or visit SilencerCentral.com.

B&T Announces STATION 6, A Modern Welrod

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Brugger & Thomet has announced the new STATION 6 is coming to the U.S. Now available for order through your B&T dealer for delivery end of Q1.

Tracing its roots back to the covert, World War II-era Welrod pistol, and more modernized contract VP9, the all-new Station SIX (Silenced Project caliber 9) harkens back to the famed SOE Station IX, where the original concept was conceived by the, then, Inter-Services Research Bureau. This updated, integrally suppressed pistol features a new grip and updated magazines, yet maintains its non-descript appearance, whisper-quiet sound signature and unique rotating bolt operation. Available in 9mm and .45 Auto.

OSS Suppressors Announces New Board Member

Monday, January 4th, 2021

DALLAS TX— 1/4/21 OSS Suppressors LLC (OSS) announced the appointment of a new member to its Board of Managers, Richard (Rick) Elder, President of Beyond Clothing. “I am pleased to welcome Rick to the Board of Managers. His experience growing successful performance brands and sales, especially with military procurement, will be a valuable addition to our team as we continue to expand our patented and proven Flow-Through® technology and business with key programs and contracts” said Board Chairman Scott Walker.

In his position as President of Beyond Clothing, Rick led the vision, structure and development of the company and its advanced fabrication technology and gear – used by professionals and enthusiasts to perform and survive in some of the most extreme climatic conditions. Prior to joining Beyond Clothing, Rick was Executive Director of Smith Sport Optics’ Elite military products, Asst. Program Manager for USSOCOM SOF Personnel Equipment Advanced Requirement, and Captain, 1/75 Ranger Regiment, USSOCOM.

“I am excited to assist the team at OSS Suppressors in bringing their Flow-Through technology to a broader audience. I have believed in Flow-Through from its inception, and with its unique ability to dramatically decrease toxic gas blowback, strongly feel it is the only responsibly safe suppressor solution for professionals and enthusiasts alike” said Rick Elder.

osssuppressors.com

Marine Corps Begins Widespread Fielding of Suppressors

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. —

Marines risk their lives to protect others.

Many are trained to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or repel the enemy’s assault by fire and close combat. They engage adversaries in any clime and place, no matter how arduous the conditions.

Marine Corps Systems Command is tasked not only with enhancing the lethality of warfighters. The command also strives to protect them.

MCSC has taken another step toward increasing lethality and protection for Marines. In December, the command began the process of fielding thousands of suppressors to infantry, reconnaissance and special operation units for employment on the M27, M4 and M4A1 rifles.

Small arms suppressors are designed to reduce a weapon’s noise, flash and recoil. They are also time-efficient, as attachment and detachment only takes a few seconds. The mass fielding of the suppressors, and their myriad benefits, represents a monumental moment for the Marine Corps.

“We’ve never fielded suppressors at this scale,” said Maj. Mike Brisker, weapons product manager in MCSC’s Program Manager for Infantry Weapons. “This fielding is a big moment for the Marine Corps.”

MCSC works with CD&I, PP&O

In recent years, the Marine Corps had already begun suppressing its M38 and M4A1 rifles. However, an increased number of commanders felt suppressing additional weapons would increase the overall lethality of the infantry.

The impetus for equipping additional weapons with suppressors came from a series of experimentations at a 2016 “Sea Dragon” event, which enables the Marine Corps to experiment with current and emerging technologies and operational concepts.

At the event, a battalion employed the suppressors as part of a Marine Corps Warfighting Lab experimentation.

“The positive feedback from that experiment was the primary driving force behind procuring suppressors,” said Brisker. “We’ve had a few limited user experiments with various units since that time, and all of those events generated positive reviews of the capability.”

Before acquiring the suppressors, MCSC worked with the Marine Corps’ Combat Development and Integration; Plans, Policies and Operations; and the Fleet Marine Force to determine the optimal concept of distribution to support the close combat Marine.

“Our intent was to leverage commercially available technology to support the near-term modernization required for our close combat Marines,” said Billy Epperson, the Infantry Weapon Capabilities Integration Officer at CD&I.

Epperson added that the Marine Corps conducted Limited User Evaluations in 2019 with commercial suppressors provided by vendors showcasing the latest and greatest in technology to characterize requirements in support of an acquisition effort that began in fiscal year 2020.

In 2020, PM IW procured about 6,700 small arms suppressors through Defense Logistics Agency’s Tailored Logistic Program, and acquired more than 7,000 additional units on the first delivery order upon the contract award. Brisker said the goal is to field approximately 30,000 suppressors by fiscal year 2023.

How suppressors save lives

CWO4 David Tomlinson, MCSC’s infantry weapons officer, emphasized the importance of suppressors in exchanging information during battle. He said gun fights create a chaotic environment with intense noise levels, producing communication problems that can increase confusion.

“I would say the most important thing the suppressor does is allow for better inter-squad, inter-platoon communication,” said Tomlinson. “It allows the operators to communicate laterally up and down the line during a fire fight.”

Tomlinson said suppressors can save lives, as Marines engaged in battle can expose themselves from their firing position. The suppressor reduces their audible and visual signature, making it more difficult for the enemy to ascertain their location.

In addition to tactical advantages on the battlefield, the reduced noise of the suppressors also benefits a Marine’s long-term health, said Brisker. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, hearing problems are by far the most prevalent service-connected disability among American veterans.

“In the big picture, the VA pays out a lot in hearing loss claims,” said Brisker. “We’d like Marines to be able to continue to hear for many years even after they leave the service. These suppressors have that benefit as well.”

Tomlinson mentioned how the news of the fielding of additional suppressors has created a groundswell of excitement among the units receiving them. He believes the myriad advantages suppressors provide will benefit the Marine Corps for years to come.

“As I travel and brief units, this capability has generated the most interest—from lance corporals to colonels,” said Tomlinson. “There has been an overwhelming excitement to receiving the suppressors, which we anticipate will serve as an effective capability for the warfighter.”

Story by Matt Gonzales, MCSC Office of Public Affairs and Communication, Marine Corps Systems Command

US Marine Corps photo by Sarah N. Petrock, 2d MARDIV Combat Camera

Gemtech Integra 15-22, an Integrally Suppressed AR Upper in .22

Wednesday, December 30th, 2020

The Integra 15-22 from Gemtech brings their integrally suppressed AR uppers to the Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 rifle. This is a natural fit as S&W has owned Gemtech since 2017.

The Integra 15-22 utilizes Gemtech’s G-core technology found in the MIST for the Ruger 10/22. That application of the technology offers 114dB performance.

The barrel is 17.5″ long and the upper comes ready to go, complete with BCG and charging handle.

www.gemtech.com/integrar-15-22-suppressed-upper

Torrent Suppressors & SWR Join Forces

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

 

Torrent Suppressors is proud to announce that Torrent has teamed up with Joe Gaddini of SWR to reintroduce world class suppression into a market that has for too long accepted “status quo” and mediocre suppression of sound.  

We at Torrent are excited to enter this new collaboration.

Joe Gaddini holds the patent on one of the most significant, historic and effective silencers designs ever patented in the United States.  So much so that a lot of current suppressor manufacturers are using a lesser variant of his patented design.

At Torrent, we have vast experience in materials science and industrial welding technology. With the SWR Omega Technology (U.S. patent No: 6,575,074) our talented engineer has combined the best baffle design of the last two decades with modern design aesthetics and materials to create a technically superior overall product.    

We look forward to bringing you the Torrent/SWR Line of suppressors.

Contact [email protected]

MOD-X9 Suppressor Now Available from SIG SAUER

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

The MOD-X9 Suppressor from SIG SAUER is a Segmented Titanium 3D Printed design in 9mm.

It’s the first in their new line of pistol suppressors featuring modular and configurable titanium baffles. The MOD-X9 can be easily disassembled and reconfigured with fewer baffles, when your priority is size over sound.

It includes 1/2×28 and M13.5x1LH Pistons as well as a Fixed Barrel Spacer for use with Carbines.

Fully assembled it is 7.5 in long and weighs 8 oz.

www.sigsauer.com/modx-9

Here’s their press release:

NEWINGTON, N.H., (December 2, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to introduce the MOD-X9 Pistol Suppressor.  The MOD-X9 is the first release of SIG SAUER’s modular line of pistol suppressors made of titanium baffles for the ultimate in lightweight strength and performance that allows the user to personalize their suppressor for overall length, weight, and sound. 

“SIG SAUER was the first to innovate and design the first truly modular pistol with the P320, and we’re now excited to bring new, innovative modularity to our line of suppressors with the MOD-X series of suppressors,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “The MOD-X9 is designed for 9mm pistols and rifles, is easily configurable allowing the user to choose the amount of baffles to optimize sound, length, and weight.” 

The SIG SAUER MOD-X9 Suppressor is comprised of seven, 3D-printed titanium baffles and an encapsulator with 21-points of impact adjustment.  The length is adjustable from 3.25 inches to 7.5 inches, the weight is adjustable from 5 ounces to 8 ounces, and the sound is adjustable from 127.4dB to 145.3dB.  The suppressor is easily, user-configurable and comes with two pistons, disassembly tools, ½ x 28 and 13.1 pistons, and a fixed-barrel spacer and includes the most popular inch and metric position for its given caliber.

“This is an exciting addition to our line of suppressors because it’s the first product launch of brand-new innovation in suppressors and moves past the traditional baffle design currently in the market.  Once again SIG has raised the bar with the groundbreaking technology we engineer into our designs, and you can expect to see a full line of suppressors from SIG with this new technology in 2021 for all calibers,” concluded Taylor.

MOD-X9 Suppressor Specs:

Overall Weight: 8oz.

Overall Length: 7.5in.

Overall Width: 1.35in.

dB Average: 129dB (147gr 9mm)

Caliber: 9mm

Finish: Black DLC

Baffle Material: Titanium

Mount: 1/2×28 and m13x1xLH Pistons

The SIG SAUER MOD-X9 Suppressor is now available for purchase at retail stores.  For more information about the SIG SAUER MODX-9 Suppressor or the full line of SIG SAUER Suppressors visit sigsauer.com.  

Dead Air Silencers Signs Industry Veteran, Ernie Beckwith, as New President

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

Former Dead Air Silencers President, Eric Rogers, moves into the CEO position.

Kamas, Utah (November 2020) – Dead Air Silencers announce Ernie Beckwith, a firearms industry veteran, has joined the Dead Air team as their new president. Eric Rogers formerly held the position and will now occupy the CEO seat. Mr. Beckwith brings to Dead Air a wealth of experience within the firearms industry. Before his new position with Dead Air, Mr. Beckwith was with FN America for nine years with his last position being Director of Retail Sales.

“Dead Air Silencers is an innovative company with a progressive team of dedicated professionals committed to producing products of uncompromising quality,” Mr. Beckwith commented. “I am excited to be part of the Dead Air team and am looking forward to assisting with their future growth and success. Great things are on the horizon, so stay tuned!”

Eric Rogers, CEO of Dead Air Silencers, added, “Dead Air has grown from a start-up just six short years ago, to the number one market leader in our industry. We are thrilled to bring Ernie into the fold and view his addition as an essential step towards consolidating and growing our business. Ernie’s leadership and drive will add tremendous momentum to the brand and our company as a whole. We are excited to have him.”

Dead Air Silencer’s industry-leading products include the NOMAD, SANDMAN, and WOLVERINE line for centerfire rifles; the WOLFMAN and GHOST for centerfire pistols; and the MASK for rimfire. Dead Air also designs and produces muzzle brakes and flash hiders.

For more information on Dead Air Silencers, visit www.DeadAirSilencers.com.