Suppressor Recommendations

Looking for recommendations on what can (suppressor) works best for 5.56? I’m running a Rock River LAR15 with a 16” barrel in 5.56… I know that 5.56 is difficult to tame but looking to bring the noise level down as much as possible…

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Surefire SOCOM556 RC2
Thunder Beast Dominus-SR
Silencer Central’s Banish 30 is the top of my list!

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Keep in mind that 5.56 will always be loud. Being a rifle, and zipping along in the ballpark of 2800-3000 + FPS, it will always be loud.

That said a suppressor can certainly make it less ridiculously loud, reduce the flash, and reduce the concussive effect.

I’m partial to the Surefire SOCOM series. As a general rule, barrels under 12.5" people prefer a full size, and barrels over 12.5" people prefer a short/mini/k suppressor. Reason being that shorter is louder/harder to reduce, and with longer barrels, adding even more length, and more weight, and adding it way out on the end where it has the strongest negative effect on handing, smaller is better.

That said noise down as much as possible, while staying with 5.56, is of course a full size suppressor.

Just remember that there is a lot that goes into how a suppressor performs, and why you should select one over the other, beyond the rated or measured dB reduction. Longevity, assuredness that the company will be around to maintain or repair it years down the road if needed, MUZZLE DEVICES that it will mount to and how common and available those devices are now and will be years into the future…

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I’ve been seeing these monolithic suppressors where the suppressor is part of the barrel. Any thoughts on those versus having a suppressor that can be removed?

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It’s not appealing to me, personally. Given the regulatory nature the country has around silencers…the lengths one must go to in order to acquire one…the way you are practically married to the thing (and may not even be able to share it with your actual spouse…)…I don’t see the appeal of not getting something that can be moved between firearms/barrels.

The useful life of a good suppressor seems to be longer than the useful life of a barrel, also

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Thanks for your insight, didn’t think about some of that before.

I’ve been torn on doing this mainly because I don’t want to give the ATF more info than I have to. I’ve been reconsidering it lately.

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Once you get one you will wonder why there are not more of these around!

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Got a banish 223 and 30 coming, hopefully before I’m dead, or at least before I lose more hearing. Bought the adapter to put the 30 on a 5.56 gun if I want…mainly got the 30 for my .308 RPR though, freaking brake is loud, and on hot days, the gas has mosquitoes dropping…behind me…
I went with Silencer Centrals products due to laziness and aversion to the gun store that sells suppressors locally, as well as they’re being titanium, a material I prefer for it’s weight, strength, and heat dispersion properties. Got the trust included.

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I ordered mine back in May of last year. I figure it will be here by June.

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Same timeframe here. Race ya’!!:laughing:

We gotta’ understand the AFT’s overworked and underpaid :smirk:

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Nathan, I really appreciate you taking the time to impart your thoughts… If I understand you prefer a short can on a 16” barrel? My wife is running a RRA’s 556 with a 7” barrel in pistol format talk about loud, ouch! Will running 223 bring the noise down? Vr, Michael

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Yes, I and seemingly most others prefer a shorter lighter can on a 14.5"-16" barrel.

I doubt there’s anything to notice, at all, between 5.56 and .223. A 7" barrel is just super short, not the best ballistics match to that cartridge, that barrel is going to leave a lot of powder unburned as the bullet leaves the muzzle which means significantly reduced velocity and a whole lot of flash and noise. But also room to put a full size suppressor on the end while still being short

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I think their a great idea but then you’re either buying a new rifle or a complete new upper. My RRA shoots sub MOA at 100 yards so I really not looking to change, just add a suppressor to bring down the noise level. Thank you for your response.

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A what?

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A suppressor. It’s called a Banish 223. Looks like it’s made/sold/marketed by Silencer Central. Follow the link in the post you quoted

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I’ve just been of the mindset that I don’t want the ATF to have anymore info on me than they already do.

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What do you guys think is better, something that threads to an AR barrel or something like a surefire warcomp with Surefire suppressor? I’m actually thinking 300BLK.

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Something with a QD attachment based on the muzzle device, so that you can just take it off and the host firearm is good to go as is, and it can then be thrown onto another firearm of choice, without having exposed threads/crown at risk of damage anywhere or anything like that.

In the AR realm very few do direct thread, you mostly see that in .22lr applications

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My experience–unless I use subsonic ammo, it is still pretty darn uncomfortable even with a suppressor.

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Surefire is excellent stuff but beware. The cost and availability of their muzzle devices are a consideration. Often out of stock and perhaps because they are gov contractor for the military the restock time is long.

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