Suppressor Recommendations

I like SilencerCo suppressors in particular the Omega 36M as its multi-caliber design allows for it to be used a wider variety of firearms from .9 MM to .338 LM. It also allows switching from a shorter length to adding a few inches for higher caliber. It reduces .556 to a hearing safe level and works great on a 9 mm pistol. I also use a Sparrow 22 on my Ruger 10/22 and SR22 which is great for target practice and vermin hunting. I’d advise going the trust route as it provides more versatility in who can legally use the can which is a consideration when purchasing one at least for me, as I like to be able to allow my wife to use it too.

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If you are running a muzzle brake, you might try replacing it with a flash hider. Will soften the sound considerably. With 5.56 recoil is not really much of a problem anyway.

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Excellent advice!

And there’s several different devices with holes only facing forward which doesn’t expose the shooter to the muzzle blast.
This one is called a linear brake.

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Anything called a “brake” is only going to make your AR louder. A brakes sole function is to reduce felt recoil. To make your AR quieter replace the brake with a flash hider. The flash hider will push the gas where it needs to go. Read the instructions carefully, as many flash hiders have a top and bottom side.
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I completely agree.

In the example I posted above the holes all face forward and I would call it a linear compensator. I feel it is named incorrectly on the sellers website.
The loudest brakes are the ones with openings angled back toward the shooter.

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The one shown below adorns my Saint Edge. On the range shooters to my left and right are known to swear profusely and move to another lane. I could change it out, but I enjoy the extra room. :innocent:

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Here’s another example I feel is named incorrectly. From the shooters perspective, this probably isn’t as loud as a flash hider.

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If I owned an indoor range I would ban muzzle brakes on rifle cartridges. It’s the range equivalent of the super duty trucks “rolling coal” all over people in the sidewalk for no other reason than because they can.

JMO

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If you are looking for maximum “quiet” you should go for this option:

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Anybody else find that with their silencers that their guns get a heck of a lot dirtier than without it?

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Im awaiting a 22 can, a Rugged Oculus 22.

Next can I’ll likely go for is their Surge 762.

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I have no personal experience but would assume that since all of that pressure is being slowed down and delayed from going forward more stuff gets pushed backwards. More stuff in the firearm and more in the shooters face as well I would suspect.

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Absolutely. That’s the nature of the best. It’s okay though, lube sufficiently and, if ‘tuned’ correctly, they’ll still run just fine

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Very much so. Gas to face is a thing particularly with silenced/suppressed AR type rifles, especially since most of the mass market offerings are overgassed as is so people who shoot <1k rounds through them lifetime get reliable function with their under lubed rifles using cheap weak .223 range ammo…take those overgassed rifles and add a suppressor (especially a less expensive one with more backpressure) and it might just feel like it’s exploding a massive discharge of freshly burnt + unburnt powder straight into your eyeball with every shot.

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