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Does a silencer actually protect your hearing?

In a nutshell, yes and no. Silencers aid in protecting your hearing but are not the end all of the task.

When silencers began to become more mainstream some 20 years ago there was all this hype about “hearing safe” silencers and how they had to be under this level or that level to “protect” your hearing. What this is based on is the OSHA threshold of 140dB and to be honest about it, this is still too high…

This seems to be some arbitrary number to use but you see this is not the whole story. The level also has a time factor also. So if you have 140dB for say some short time like 5 milliseconds then after that it is too much…straight guessing here, I am not a OSHA regulation specialist. Continuing on, that level combined with some sort of time limit are what equal the maximum permissible exposure level, not just the dB number alone.

So for guns like the 22LR this means the exposure can be much longer with a high quality rimfire suppressor than say a 300 win mag with a suppressor installed. Simply because the rimfire silencer is suppressed to 113dB and the 30 WinMag in sitting at 138dB… So here is the rub, 113dB is still high. The difference is that is can be exposed for longer periods of time since it is a lower level.

Armed with this information, I always recommend additional hearing protection for anyone shooting a firearm, whether it has a silencer or not. The additional protection of the ear pro added to that of the silencers lowers the level even more and thereby lengthening the exposure time longer. This reduces the risk of permemant hearing loss, but again, I am no audiologist so take it for what you paid for it. This is just what I have learned over the years.

So when you see you tubers like MrGunsNGear wearing ear pro while shooting suppressed, that isnt because the silencer is bad, it is because the suppressor alone is not enough…especially on a rifle. What a silencer does that ear pro doesnt do is that it protects the hearing of literally everyone in the area instead of the one person wearing ear pro. This simply makes everyone’s ear pro that much more effective. I hope this helps someone protect their hearing and makes life better for everyone.

Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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What is David’s favorite silencer?

David’s favorite silencer is the Kodiak TL.

kodiak tl rimfire silencer core

This is because the Kodiak TL was the first silencer in the rimfire world to be a monolithic core and to be well below the 120dB threshold as well. At least that we are aware of…

It took many iterations (from our best estimation, it looks like it was over 16 variations) to get it down to the 115-116dB level it operated at, but we did it. The silencer baffles were also very unique as well with no part of the core being replicated more than once. Back in the day, we were still experimenting heavily in all sorts of baffle technology and really had not settled on any certain structure for a rimfire can at that point… It did work, rather well I might add…but it was technically complicated to say the least and the machining was a painful experience as well. Many deep, small, tightly cornered pockets, made it a nightmare for the machinists that were tasked with cutting them out of the solid bar stock we made them from.

There was a lot of broken end mills that were sacrificed to make these silencers. With the super tight pockets and minimal radii, the cutters often couldn’t clear the chips properly and would do what is known as “recutting” and this would break the end mill. This was one of the many things that led us to the development of the Regulator a number of years later.

We also made the exact same baffle stack for our all titanium core Essence suppressor as well and that is what is pictured above. Below is an early version of the Kodiak TL that still has the plain front cap design that predates the cross slotted front cap that was the standard offering for the bulk of the manufacturing run. These suppressors were made with 300 series stainless steel in the core and had titanium tubes to reduce weight. The silencer has a nice deep tone that is very pleasant to hear for the user and especially when using subsonic ammunition in longer barreled rimfire rifles and pistols. The favorite ammunition has always been CCI Standard Velocity. This ammunition proves to be subsonic at the Liberty facility and is very consistent as well as accurate. We dont even buy anything else anymore if at all possible.

So do you have a favorite rimfire suppressor from days gone by? What is it? We would love to hear your thoughts on this! Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Liberty Suppressors Carbine Buffer

When you think of Liberty Suppressors, you dont normally think of AR-15 parts, but we do offer a couple of things that apply to our suppressors and help our users get the most out of there guns. This buffer is one of those items.

When we set out to make our own buffer, it was from a need to have one that was heavier than stock but not overly complicated with a ton of interchangeable parts or things that can get lost easily. We also wanted it to be completely reliable as well. This meant that we could not make it to where it could be altered by the end user and needed to fit into the existing buffer footprint perfectly.

We also wanted it to have a sort of “signature” of our making, so we chose to make it out of stainless steel, the same that we have used is some of our silencers in fact, and it needed to look good to boot. We achieved both of these with room left over. This buffer comes in at 4 ounces which is about 50% heavier than stock and this slows down the action somewhat to reduce the effects of over gassing. We documented the results in video and it is noticeable in that the ejection angle is modified when the heavier buffer is used. This also smooths out the recoil cycle in the firearm making it easier to control and faster follow up shots and such…

This design is a simple drop in modification that simply requires the end user to remove the old buffer from the carbine and just insert the new one in its place. It is literally that simple. No muss or fuss, just drop it in and have better performance. What could be simpler?

The extra weight makes it easier on the user when it comes to excess gasses as well since it delays the unlocking of the rifle making more of the gasses go out the muzzle instead of the ejection port. There you have it, some simple reasons to add the Liberty Suppressors carbine buffer to your AR15 style rifle. Till next time, keep your powder dry!

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Why are suppressor adapters needed?

When using a suppressor on your project, there is always a lot of things to consider and one of those is whether or not to use a sized silencer or an adapter to couple a suppressor of a different thread to it.

Small adapter to couple 30 caliber rifle silencers to 556 rifles
Small adapter for rifle silecners

We are always looking to make the dollars we have go a little further and adapting a silencer is an easy way to do that. Most suppressors on the market come in one thread pitch or mounting scheme. So adapting those silencers to guns that are setup differently can be a great way to not have to buy a second silencer.

We make quite a few adapters that can couple three primary types of suppressors with them being in one of the following categories.

  1. Direct Thread with a Common Thread Pitch
  2. Mount coupled (The silencer fits a specific mount/device that stays on the host weapon)
  3. Modular mounting designs specifically designed to be used with a large quantity of adapter.

An example of the first one would be our Amendment 7.62 suppressor. This silencer comes threaded 5/8-24 and this is not able to be changed. So we have an adapter that will couple it to 5.56mm rifles typically threaded 1/2-28. This adapter is called the Freedom Coupling and is available on the website.

The second one is really common in todays world and an example of one of these would be our Sovereign rifle silencer. It has a mounting scheme designed to fit a set of mounts that we make for it. It couples to a large diameter thread and breeches on a taper for positive engagement. This can easily be adapted to our Mystic X family of adapters with the Sovereign to Mystic Adapter.

The mystic x kit covers most calibers

The last category is by far our most popular. The modular mounting silencer family. This is a specific family of suppressors and mounts to make adapting the suppressor easy and fast for a plethora of different applications. These mounts are almost endless and couple our popular Mystic X to everything imaginable. We have so many adapters for this silencer, that we have to make multiple pages on the site to cover them all. These can also be used to couple many other suppressors on the market to various host firearms and they are also popular with the project builders in the community. So if oyu have a Form 1 build you are working on, we have the thread spec available to make the rear of your silencer fit our mounts seamlessly.

If you have any questions about adapting a silencer to a firearm, just give us a shout and we will be happy to help.

Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Why get a 22 silencer, also called a 22 suppressor, at all?

Well, the short answer is, it is just plain fun!

Adding a 22 silencer to your rimfire firearm, whether it be a 22 rifle or a rimfire pistol, makes the whole shooting experience more pleasurable. We have always recommended using something like the Regulator Ti for new shooters when they are just learning the fundamentals of accuracy. This silencer is so light that its doesnt weigh down the gun and it takes the loud bang out of the event so there is a lot less problems from flinching.

Regulator rimfire silencer

Also, when a 22 suppressor is added the sounds the the user hears instead come out since the firearms “bang” is eliminated, I have heard all sorts of things that were not possible till I started using a 22 silencer. Noises like the sound the bullet makes when it hits the target, the action of the firearm, or the bullet passing through the air is another odd sound that you normally don’t hear. It is actually kind of fascinating to know all those other sounds are there too…

So what is the best 22 silencer for the beginning shooter? I would reccomend one that is light weight and that is a proven design with high performance sound suppression as the main target item of the design. Our Regulator series is a perfect example of these kinds of 22 suppressor designs as you want the initial experience to be the best possible and absolute suppression will give this result.

kodiak tl rimfire silencer core

Another thing to consider is the reduction in noise pollution that a quality 22 silencer can bring to the table, maybe you are at a gun range that only allows firing during certain hours , but suppressed, subsonic 22 suppressor use can happen anytime as it is almost silent. This is just another benefit to using rimfire silencers when shooting, the rules can get singed for you in these kinds of situations.

So until next time, keep your powder dry!

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What about the 6.5 creedmoor suppressed?

What is it with us not making the 6.5 creedmoor suppressed with a dedicated muzzle suppressor? Well let’s take a small look at why.

When we started working on our newest rifle designs like the Sovereign and the Agent, we wanted to make them work as good as possible on as many calibers as possible right out of the chute. This meant testing them on a host of different guns over time and seeing what the numbers say on the sound meter.

What we learned out the 6.5 creedmoor suppressed platform is that we need to be able to make it work on other calibers as well. You see, there really isn’t a huge demand for a dedicated 6.5 creed moor suppressor at this time. The PRS community uses them some but not extensively so we dont see a huge demand for a specialized version of a silencer just for this caliber. What we do see are people wanting a good 308 suppressor that they can also use on their 6.5 creedmoor.

Enter the Sovereign, with the titanium construction and the high pressure optimized baffle structure, these silencers work surprisingly well as a 6.5 creedmoor suppressed platform. When we designed the baffles they were specifically designed to work with our muzzle brake so the rifle can be shot with a brake in places where the silencer cant be employed. Then simply screw the silencer over the brake to turn the brake into a sacrificial blast baffle of sorts for the silencer. The brake does two jobs this way and the end user benefits the whole time…

What we did for a 6.5 creedmoor suppressed platform ultimately was to build a dedicated integral to be able to maximize the silencer for the 6.5 creedmoor and make it as small as possible to keep weight and size to a minimum for the hunter who is fielding the rifle all day. This project which is called the Whitetail is what we feel is the perfect deer rifle for 99% of north american big game.

So ultimately, you have to decide which path is right for you in your silencer journey, do you need a suppressor for a PRS rifle that you will also want to use on your hunting rig or will it only be the hunting rifle and this one will get lots of use? We can help you sort out these questions and much more, so if you need some help with your journey, dont hesitate to give us a call! Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Making a 50 BMG suppressor

When you make a 50 bmg suppressor, there are things to consider. Things that need consideration are like pressure, gas volume, weight and size. All these come secondary to sound suppression but must be considered.

These are the four main things aside from sound performance we looked at when we made the Behemoth 50 bmg suppressor. So lets take a little closer look at those specs.

Pressure… is a funny creature. It can do work, it can be destructive, it can be a byproduct of another job, all sorts of things but for us, it is a problem. We have to design the 50 bmg suppressor to handle incredible levels of pressure as this cartridge is propelling a 750gr bullet at almost 3000 feet per second. This kind of energy delivery takes a lot of pressure. Like from 9000 to 11,500 PSI in most modern bolt action sniper style platforms. So you have to design the silencer to absorb this pressure and then be able to mitigate the noise signature at the same time.

The gas volume of the 50 BMG cartridge is enormous to say the least. There is 290 grains of gunpowder in a 50 BMG round, compare this to a 308 Winchester which has 41 grains of gunpowder and you start to understand how massive the 50 bmg suppressor has to be to handle it. That is 7 times the gunpowder… So this necessitates that a good 50 bmg suppressor be fairly large. We need to be able to capture that gas column and hold onto it momentarily to be able to do the things with it we do and then let it go under controlled conditions.

Weight is an obvious spec that has to be addressed. This is because these guns are meant to be man portable and not crew served. Since we are having to carry this thing in a pack of some sort, we have to keep weight manageable or the soldier will not deploy with it. He will simply choose to leave it behind to conserve space and weight. This is why we chose to make it out of titanium, almost exclusively. We had to keep weight under 3 pounds and titanium allowed us to do that. Another great benefit to titanium is that it is incredibly strong as well as light, these two things made it the obvious choice for the Behemoth.

Size is the final spec we are talking about today with this design. The size is dictated by volume as well as bore t bore aspect ratio. When we decided to build a 50 bmg suppressor, we knew it would be fairly large, but we had no idea it would be as big as it turned out. This was in part due to us also wanting it to be hearing safe at the shooter’s ear. This basically means we wanted it to meter below 140dB at the shooters ear since that is the person that will be closest to the rifle when it is being used. We achieved this metric and then some with it consistency measuring 134 to 136dB at the shooter’s ear. This was only possible through the use of titanium and the size we finally chose to work with.

There was a lot more to designing the Behemoth 50 bmg suppressor, but these are some of the highlights and this gives you a glimpse into the world of making a suppressor for one of the largest rounds out there for civilian use today. Hope you enjoyed this little peek behind the curtain so to speak and until next time, keep your powder dry!

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What makes a good 5.7 suppressor?

When looking at the 5.7 suppressor choices out there, it becomes abundantly clear that most companies (including us at one time) just beefed up their 22 lr suppressor designs and used those for 5.7x28mm as well.

This is not a great idea, in that these suppressors have been designed around a different caliber entirely and will not perform really well on a more powerful cartridge like the 5.7mm. First off, a good 5.7 suppressor should have more volume than a 22LR suppressor has as it generates a larger gas column. This is evident in that is has a higher chamber pressure and the chamber is physically larger, this means there is more gas to deal with. Now this doesn’t mean we just need to use 5.56 suppressor modules instead, although a good 5.56 suppressor would work just fine. But rather, something in between is needed for a great 5.7mm suppressor. We have tinkered with the design in the past, but there really wasnt a lot of interest in the caliber until recently when there was a resurgence in AR15 uppers in this caliber.

Our latest designs (which have used in custom builds so far and have not seen enough demand to make a production items yet) involve a tube of 1.25″ in diameter and an overall length of 6.5″ and contains a titanium core to keep weight to a minimum. When using premium material like this the price is driven by the cost of supplies to build it like the raw titanium bar stock and tubing are quite expensive and make the base cost of the silencer much higher than if we had used something like 316 stainless steel.

Liberty Triumph next to a Liberty Essence silencer for size.

This is another thing that makes a good 5.7 suppressor unique. We see it needing to be lightweight in design, so this is why we chose the titanium tube and core. It is not a take-apart design though so it is not to be used in rimfire applications. We did this to maintain repeatability in the design so the can doesn’t get assembled with changed to the structure over time like changes in torque or assembling it differently causing point of impact shift. So we opted to build it as a rifle can that does not come apart like the rest of the world has done. The last thing to consider is the baffle design, which is optimized for high pressure rifle cartridges and not low pressure rimfire rounds. This makes it work much better with the whole system and keeps accuracy high on the list of priorities.

So until next time, keep your powder dry!

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The benefits of a 22lr suppressor

We sometimes dont realize how beneficial a 22lr suppressor can be for other reasons than it is super cool to have one… Well, lets take a look at some not so obvious reasons.

The Regulator 22lr suppressor

The first one comes with teaching new people the fundamentals of marksmanship. A 22lr suppressor on a quality host firearm will allow the new shooter to learn the fundamentals of sight alignment, trigger press and follow through without the usual down sides. Things like people closing their eyes or flinching and jerking the trigger and such are usually associated with the loud bang from the gunshot. If you can eliminate this noise, then the firearm doesnt seem near as “Scary” and people are able to stay focused of the firearm. A good 22lr suppressor design like our Regulator makes the whole experience fun instead of intimidating…

The next thing that most people dont think about when it comes to a 22lr suppressor is the hearing protection it affords. You would think this is more common, but honestly it takes a back seat to the actual sound and the cool factor. People do understand that silencer designs like the Regulator Ti are great for making a rimfire rifle hearing “safe” but they actually dont think about the hearing protection it affords. You see, the rimfire firearm is still actually quite loud on the measuring instrument when measured even with a high quality 22lr suppressor attached. To the point that most audiologists would recommend using additional hearing protection along side the silencer. Even the best rimfire silencers will only get the sound impulse down to maybe 108 to 110dB, this is still really high compared to the normal world around us. Now, to not get into the weeds too deep here. Just understand that we dont recommend using any firearm without hearing protection, even if there is a silencer installed on it. The 22 suppressor does help greatly though and this coupled with high quality hearing protection will make your hearing last much longer…normally… than not using these precautions. The government has done extensive studies on hearing loss coupled with combat (gunfire) and it is pretty bleak. Most veterans come home with SIGNIFICANT hearing loss… keep that in mind when your talking to one of them and they ask you to repeat what you said, they probably didnt hear you.

So until next time, keep your powder dry!

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22LR Silencer – Regulator Ti

Why do we make a premium 22lr silencer like the Regulator Ti?

When we decided to make the Regulator Ti, it was because people kept asking us for a all titanium version comparable to the Essence that we once offered. A 22lr silencer like the Essence was not easy to find in the marketplace as most people flocked to the more budget friendly designs made mainly from aluminum.

When we made the Essence, we wanted to offer the absolute best option for people when it came to a rimfire suppressor. It had an all titanium construction with a replaceable stainless steel blast baffle insert. This insert was factory replaceable should you shoot enough 22 WMR or 5.7mm FN through it to erode the insert down. This was a design aspect implemented to extend the life of an already well built silencer ever further.

Later we redesigned the base model suppressor and that became the Regulator. At this point we dropped the prior model the Kodiak TL and kept the Essence as our premium offering. But something else happened along this time that caused us to eliminate the Essence from the lineup…the ammo shortage.

The regulator Ti is one of the lightest rimfire silencers on the market today.

You heard right, about that time there was a huge rimfire ammunition shortage and people just were not buying rimfire silencers at all. So we pivoted and let our love of rimfire silencers settle for a while. But we didnt stop all together. Some discerning people would occasionally call us and inquire about an all titanium alternative to the Regulator, wanting something that would be insanity in weight and still have that incredible sound suppression that the Regulator had became famous for…enter the Regulator Ti.

This 22lr silencer is the pinnacle of thread mounted muzzle cans in the world of rimfire suppressor design. We made it with the best titanium available (Grade 5 – 6Al-4V) and gave it a nice Cerakote finish as well as redesigning the core to have the monolithic blast chamber design. This reduced stacking tolerance possibliites, made the silencer lighter and made maintenance simpler all at the same time. A better 22lr silencer has yet to be designed in our book…but we are working on it anyway…

So until we design something better…keep your powder dry!!!

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Building a 300 blackout suppressor

This is something that I have personally enjoyed working on over the years. The perfect 300 blackout suppressor is one that has size, weight and sound performance at the forefront of the list of attributes that is has to have. So let’s take a look at my favorite 300 blackout suppressor.

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Leonidas Gen 2 ready to go!

The first and absolutely best 300 blackout suppressor that we know of it the Leonidas Gen 2 integrally suppressed AR15 upper. This is a personal pet project that has evolved into one of the very best suppressed 300 blackout rifles on the market in our opinion. We use titanium in the construction of the core, there is very specific geometry to prevent things like gas pinging that makes the silencer ring like a bell so to speak. We also have VERY caliber specific baffle geometry that is optimized for the subsonic variant of the cartridges that are on the market. This doesnt mean that you cant use supersonic rounds in the Leonidas, it will work great with those too, but to see the real magic, you need to shoot subsonic ammunition in it.

There are so many little nuanced things that have been done to this design over the years to improve it that I could probably write an entire book called ” The Ultimate 300 Blackout Suppressor “… Things like putting the gas block inside the silencer module allows us to capture leaking barrel pressure gas around the gas block as well as adding significant volume to the expansion chamber to lower to pressure of the gas column so the baffle stack can handle it easier. We also have improvements in barrel technology as well by using specifically designed barrels that have a tighter twist rate to help stabilize the heavy, subsonic bullets available today for this caliber.

The Leonidas Gen 2 300 BLK Integral Silencer
The Leonidas Gen 2 brings a smile to everyone’s face!

If you would like more information about the Leonidas Gen 2 integrally suppressed rifle, just shoot us an email or give us a call and we will do our best to answer your questions! Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Why are rifle suppressors still loud?

Let’s take a short look at what makes a rifle silencer seem loud when they are obviously still making the gun quieter.

When we think of what a rifle with a silencer sounds like, we automatically think of movie guns. Suppressor sounds in the movies for a long time have been creatures of the imagination of the foley artists and nothing more. This gives the general public a misconception of what a silencer should actually sound like.

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Sovereign 30 cal suppressor on a long range rifle.

The first thing we have to understand is that the bullet exiting a 30 cal suppressor, like the Amendment silencer, is basically traveling Mach 2.7 right out of the gun. So with something going this fast, there will be an associated sonic boom as the bullet passes through the sound barrier. This sonic boom is proportional in size to the object so it makes a loud “pop” instead of a boom like we are used to hearing when a fighter jet passes over that is supersonic (which as I understand it, they are not supposed to do)… This pop is very loud at about 135dB usually, this makes the bullet in flight, the loudest part of the gun firing when there is a suppressor for 6.5 grendel, integrally suppressed rifles or any other rifle silencer installed IF the measured sound comes in at about that number. Since we have no way of suppressing this level of sound this will make it to the sound meter no matter what.

The usual 30 cal suppressor, a suppressor for 6.5 grendel (we recommend the Sovereign suppressor for this application), and even integrally suppressed rifles all suffer from this phenomenon. These are some of the carbines and rifles we see that have silencers installed on them that will also have people question why the silencer doesnt make it quieter. Once we get the bullet below the speed of sound, integrally suppressed rifles in particular sounds much better.

The Zulu integrally suppressed 5.56mm AR15 rifle is a great option.

Lastly, understand one other thing about rifle silencers as well. They are dealing with a lot more energy than pistol or rimfire calibers firearms. This fact alone makes designing a 30 cal suppressor that is super quiet a daunting task right out of the gate. We have done it with several of our models, but it is not easy to do. Even our integrally suppressed rifles like the Leonidas or Zulu are great examples of this concept. So if you have questions concerning getting a suppressor for your rifle, or just need to ask us about something we make in general, just reach out to us at 706-661-6911 and we will be happy to help. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Both a 223 suppressor / 22 Suppressor Design

This is something that comes up more often that we suspected that it would. A suppressor for use as a 223 suppressor and a 22 Suppressor in a single unit to save a tax stamp if possible. The main reason this is a problem is that the 22lr cartridge is wax coated and the was coating will build up in the silencer module requiring it to be dismantled for cleaning periodically. This is important because when you shoot the 223 rifle round through a silencer with 22lr buildup in it, it is possible to break look chunks of this material and then it floats around in the silencer and can possible contact the bullet in flight, this causes all sorts of problems like poor accuracy and worst of all… baffle strikes. These baffles strikes can also lead to catastrophic failure of the silencer as well. Not good outcomes. So we need to be able to dismantle the silencer to clean it…

Mystic X is a great 22 suppressor as well as a 223 suppressor.

First thing we have to do is eliminate the silencer models that we can not use so we know what we can pick from. The first to go are the sealed rifle silencers like the Sovereign and the Triumph. The next suppressor models to go are the dedicated 22LR silencer designs like the Vector and the Regulator. So what doest this leave? Let’s take a look at what silencers are optimal for this application.

The first model we would recommend is the most obvious. The Mystic X can do both of these calibers and has decent suppression on both with the 22lr suppressor option be really nice. This makes a lot of sense as it is a take apart design that has a baffle design that is strong enough to handle rifle calibers. Another trait of a suppressor design that can perform as both a 223 suppressor and a 22 Suppressor is modular mounting if possible and the Mystic X also has this feature.

The next model we would look at is the Constitution as it is designed to be maintained by the end user in a capacity that would allow it to perform both as a 223 suppressor and a 22 Suppressor both. This is because the tube can be removed by the end user for cleaning. It is not something we talk about a lot, but it can be done if the silencer is maintained at regular intervals to prevent tube lock. This design is also quieter than the Mystic X as it has a bore designed specifically for the 223 and smaller caliber cartridges. These two aspects make it great for a 223 suppressor and a 22 Suppressor in one package just like the Mystic X. While the Constitution does not have modular mount inserts, it is threaded in the most popular 1/2-28 thread that almost all 223 suppressor and a 22 Suppressor designs use so it will work in almost all applications.

So there you have it, two great options that allow use of both of those calibers. If you would like to discuss what your best solution would be for the calibers you want to suppress, give us a call at 706-661-6911 and we will help you figure out what you need. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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The Best .22 Suppressor for You

When looking for the best .22 suppressor, we tend to get caught up in just numbers we read on the internet.

Dont get me wrong, those are important and even more so with a .22 suppressor, alternately there are several other factors you may or may not be considering. Let’s take a look at some of these factors toghether.

The first one is tone. Tone can make the best .22 suppressor sound terrible to the end user and everyone around them. This is because we perceive sound different from a sound meter does. The meter is a special instrument that can hear sounds WAY past the human ear, which is great for several reasons, but it doesnt information what the silencer sounds like to the ear. You see it will capture that peak sound or even plot it over time and show this amazing story of how great the silencer is going on paper, but if the pitch is really high, it will seem like it is whistling in the shooters ear and this isnt pleasant. So a nice deep tone is better even if it is a couple of dB higher than one that has a higher pitch tone. It will be perceived to actually be quieter even though the meter says otherwise.

The next thing the best .22 suppressor should have is a quality build, this means being made with high quality materials, a good engineering design, simple construction and so on. If the system can be dismantled and then it is not intuitive to be reassembled correctly, then it is not the best .22 suppressor choice in our opinion. Metals like titanium and stainless steel make for a durable and strong 22 silencer that will last many lifetimes. Finishes like Cerakote and Nitride coatings also greatly add to the life of the best .22 suppressor options out there. So dont forget things like this.

The next thing we would say to look at is size. It seems everyone wants to keep making their 22 silencer smaller and smaller. This is fine if they do, but we have found that there is a sweet spot between maximum suppression, back pressure and over all size when it comes to a great 22 silencer. When making a small design as quiet as a larger one, we end up with greatly increased back pressure most of the time causing firearm and ammunition fowling and sometimes overworking the action of the host weapon. So a slightly bigger design that allows the pressure to flow forward more will lower back pressure while maintaining a nice deep tone (remember that part?) as well. This seems to be overlooked for a great number on a spreadsheet these days and we dont understand why…

These are just some of the things we look at when we evaluate a choice for the best .22 suppressor in our eyes and we hope you have gotten something out of this that helps you with our choice. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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A Silencer for 450 Bushmaster

This is a subject that has been coming up more and more. A silencer for 450 bushmaster is a interesting proposition to be honest. When looking at this cartridge, one has to consider the huge volume of gas as well as the large bore diameter the suppressor needs for this caliber.

We always suggest something like the Goliath for this cartridge as it has the best sound characteristics when it comes to a silencer for 450 bushmaster. Nothing that we are aware of beats this silencer for sound signature. It also has the ability to be a suppressor for marlin 45-70 as well. The 45-70 is a very similar performing cartridge as the 450 bushmaster so they will perform very well with the Goliath .458 socom suppressor.

What makes the Goliath silencer so good? Well, three things in particular. The material of construction is almost all titanium so it is incredibly light weight for it’s size. It is large enough to deal with the huge volume of gas that these cartridges produce and lastly, it is engineered specifically for these large bore, high volume calibers.

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Goliath makes a great 308 suppressor as well.

We chose titanium to do tow things in particular, one was to dissipate heat rapidly. which titanium does well. The second thing was that we could make the silencer light weight as titanium is a very strong material as well. Titanium is also very rigid so there is little to no baffle flex with these powerful rounds and this translates into better accuracy on target and more repeatable results over time. Another thing to consider is that this silencer can also be used on other calibers as well since it will clear anything in diameter smaller than 45 caliber. Things like the 338 Lapua Magnum and 408 Chey Tac are perfect examples of large caliber rounds this silencer can work with. IT is also light enough from the use of titanium to be a viable hunting silencer as well. It can basically do everything you need in a rifle silencer and we also ship it with an Armageddon gear suppressor cover so when you shoot the mighty 450 Bushmaster through it, you wont have to deal with heat mirage for several rounds on your hunt.

So if you have questions about the Goliath silencer and how it works as a silencer for 450 Bushmaster, just call us at 706-661-6911 or shoot us an email, which is plastered all over the website. Till next time, keep your powder dry!

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What makes a premium 308 suppressor…premium?

When looking at 308 suppressor choices there is an amazing amount of models to consider. Well, the one that no one seems to talk about is the premium suppressor. So today we will look at our premium 308 suppressor and go over what makes it “premium”.

Sovereign 308 suppressor on a hunting rifle.

The first thing is material it is made from. The Sovereign is made from titanium almost exclusively. This metal is a wonder metal by almost all measurements, it is lighter and stronger than steel. It handles heat really well with a melting point 400 degrees higher than that of steel. There are only two real issues with it…the cost and how difficult it is to work. Both of these factors drive up the price of a premium silencer too. The raw material is several times more expensive than stainless steel so that automatically passes through to the retail price by necessity. The other factor drive price through several channels like: increased tool usage, slower cycle times which translates into less productivity with the same fixed costs, greater difficulty in finishing tasks like deburring and such. All of this adds additional machine hours, man hours and tooling costs to the final product. So when you look at the Sovereign and wonder why it is so much more than an Amendment silencer, these are some of the reasons why.

The next thing that makes a premium 308 suppressor “premium” is adaptability. This comes in several forms but the most common is multiple mounting solutions like QD mounts or what we have with the Sovereign, TOMB mounts. TOMB is an acronym meaning Thread Over Muzzle Brake and is where the connection for the silencer is part of the rear of the muzzle brake where the suppressor can be screwed over the brake so the brake does not have to be removed from the gun when the silencer is not in use. This does a couple of things for the end user, like protect the muzzle of the rifle when the silencer is not installed from impact damage like banging it into things. The muzzle threads are also not worn from repeated install and uninstalls of the silencer module. It also leaves a very effective muzzle brake on the rifle for when the suppressor is not needed…although I would argue this is never…

Sovereign silencer flash hider mount installed.

Another feature of premium 308 suppressor designs is exit aperture options. This comes in the form of replaceable front caps so if there is a front cap strike, then it can be repaired easily without having to scrap the whole silencer. Also other end cap options are available like the muzzle brake front cap where we add up to 10% additional braking with a muzzle brake on the end of the silencer. We all know the most effective brakes are nearest to the muzzle of the rifle as this is where the gas pressure is the greatest, but we still get moderate braking at the end of the Sovereign silencer as well, so we offer this option.

Sovereign silencer muzzle brake front cap

Finally there are the accessories, like the Sovereign comes with a Armageddon Gear mirage cover that protects the view of the shooter for many round from heat mirage distortion in the optical view. This is not a fireproof cover, but is instead a high insulation factor thermal protection device to reduce thermal mirage from obscuring the shootings view of the target. All covers will eventually “soak” through with heat, but this one is the best one we have found for this application so it is bundled with the Sovereign for this reason.

Custom Armageddon Gear covers are shipped with the Sovereign 308 suppressor.

There you go, a few reason why premium rifle silencers like the Sovereign 308 suppressor are a little more costly than other models and now you have some information to help you decide if these reasons fit your needs.. If you need more information then you can call us (706)-661-6911 or email (it is on this website everywhere) and we will be happy to help. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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The Amendment: A simple yet effective 308 suppressor

When you think of a 308 suppressor, a lot of the time what comes to mind is all these fancy QD silencers that are on the market. That is fine and all if your wanting to build out a complete system and install special adapters on your rifles for them.

The Amendment 308 suppressor is simple to install and use.

What we have found though, is that most people that want a 308 suppressor typically want it for their hunting rig. This ends up being a bolt action rifle for the most part and it is also one that goes in to the field. That last part is important. Carrying a rifle for more than 30 or 40 yards to the shooting line at a rifle range, is way different than taking your rifle to the stand in the field where you might be carrying it for hundreds of yards and even up to miles… A few ounces doesnt seem like a big deal on paper, but ounces turn into pain when that gun strap is sitting on your collar bone for several hours.

Eliminating all the bulk and weight of QD mounting items and special modular designs with interchangeable widgets makes the silencer simple and light without the need for super exotic alloys to keep weight manageable. This makes the Amendment in a class by itself since it has good suppression, weight and size all in a affordable package that can be left to a dedicated rig. Another aspect that fits this well is that it works so well in this application that most people install the silencer and zero the rifle with it installed and leave it on the rifle till the season is finished…or they never remove it…

We have many silencer options to fits the needs of the end user.

This gives you the simplicity of knowing that the zero is this or that IF… it is just zeroed. Get it out and use it. Adding a 308 suppressor to the rifle system should be simple and the Amendment is that. It has the threaded socket on the back that fits the standard 5/8-24 threads and you simply screw it onto your rifle and your done. Nothing to time or shim, just put the silencer on your rifle and goto the range to zero it. Your done. So if it your planning on setting up your hunting rig with a dedicated silencer, just give us a shout and we will be happy to help you sort out what would be best for you. Till next time, keep your powder dry!

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Liberty Suppressors Zulu Integrally Suppressed AR Upper Receiver

When looking for an integrally suppressed AR, there is only one true option to choose. The Zulu is literally designed around the 5.56 NATO cartridge and is optimized for the AR15 platform. We made the decision to build the silencer into the upper as an integral part of the rifle to see just how good we could get the build.

We made several design decisions that we felt incorporated the gas impingement design. Things like putting the gas block inside the silencer module to capture the gas that leaks out of the gas block in the areas when it meets the gas tube and barrel. This done another thing, we were able to extend the back of the silencer module past the gas block which allows for a significant amount of volume to be added to the blast chamber. This added volume allows us to lower the initial blast pressure dramatically before entering he subsequent baffle chambers. This lowers overall tone and reduced gas spitting to some degree.

Another innovative feature of the Zulu integrally suppressed AR upper receiver assembly is the peripherally ported front cap. This allows pressure to bleed off at a controlled pace to further lower internal pressure and to also reduce back pressure even more.

The next trick we employed was the use of all that titanium in the construction of the suppressor module. We figured that this would do several things at once for our idea of the perfect integrally suppressed AR upper assembly. The first thing is the most obvious though in that it makes the fact that there is a silencer on the rifle not even noticed, it is incredibly lightweight and points very easily. The next thing that the titanium does is to help with heat dissipation where it will lot hold the heat very well, there by reducing the amount of stored heat from shot to shot a lot less than what we would have had with stainless steel. Dont get me wrong, this girl can get feisty! But with just a short period of time to cool, it can have decent manners much faster than if we have used other metals.

So when you are looking for integrally suppressed AR builds, we feel this is the best you can find.

So until next time, keep your powder dry!

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5.56 suppressor variations and why?

There is no shortage of 5.56 suppressor designs, and we have several here to choose from as well.

The reason for all of the variations in 5.56 suppressor designs is that there are many needs for the Suppressors. When you are looking for a suppressor for your 5.56 rifle I would suggest that you decide what is most important first. Cost, weight, or suppression are all factors that need to be considered. Once this has been determined, you can move forward with your choice at that time.

The constitution is right at home on your 556 SBR as well as a host of other guns.
The constitution is right at home on your 556 SBR as well as a host of other guns.

The first thing that most people need to decide is weight. Weight is a big factor for a carbine and with a really heavy muzzle silencer it causes some problems and solves some problems. Our Constitution direct thread 5.56 suppressor works well with SBR designs and makes for a cost versus weight balance that is hard to beat. The weight on a short barrel rifle causes transition muzzle over-shoot when transitioning from one target to the next it also makes the gun more stable in the hand, so there is less sight bounce. But on a longer target rifle style firearm, it will cause the muzzle to drop a little from the added weight on the end of the barrel, adding bullet drop to the position of the aim.

Once this has been decided, the next thing is cost. A lot of people have very specific needs and do not want to spend large quantities of money on a silencer and it is important to decide how much money you wish to invest in your suppressor for your 5.56 suppressor. Things like material choice, or design will affect price. Another thing to consider is integral designs like the Zulu. It will cost more but adds significant accuracy and sound suppression in one package.

The Zulu integral 5.56 suppressor in a completed build.

Once you have decided these things, the next step to get one in process. This is really easy if you just reach out to us, we will be happy to assist you in getting the ball rolling. So until then, keep your powder dry!

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Why use silencers?

When I get this question, it brings back memories of a time before I knew I could own these mythical devices. As silencers grew in popularity I was drawn to using them on every gun I owned. This was because there is an allure to not having to deal with the enormous bang associated with the gunshot. Once you have used firearms without silencers for a while, you get accustomed to the report of the firearm. This conditions you to respond in like kind, typically with a flinch for most people as the sound is so loud that it trips the “fight or flight” response temporarily. This is because sounds this loud are not normal in nature. You see, even if you dont know it, your brain does. This means that humans should never be around sounds over 120dB in normal circumstances, and even the lowly 22LR is louder than this with the use of silencers.

9mm multipurpose silencer suppressor 7.62 suppressor 9mm silencer

We normally suggest people get a suppressor for their favorite gun first then once that one is understood as to how a firearm should sound, we suggest getting another one. This gives the user time to get comfortable with the aspect of using the silencer and all the benefits that come with it. A great starter silencer is the Mystic X as it allows the user to put a silencer on many different firearms with really good results. It even has excellent results on several calibers even though is it not optimal on for them. Given the numerous mounting options that come with the Mystic X silencer, this also makes it easy to adapt to a large variety of firearms. It is literally a “Swiss army knife” in the silencer world. Many silencers work well in specific applications, but the Mystic X stands alone in the world of multi caliber suppressor designs. This is just a little taste of what information is out there for the silencer user, so until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Choosing a 308 suppressor…

OK, now this seems obvious, but let me explain, a 308 suppressor is something of an anomaly these days.

You can get silencers in all kinds of flavors these days in all sorts of metals and finishes. But which ones are really best suited for your 308 Winchester rifle? Well, let’s take a look at a couple of viable options today.

The sovereign is a very versatile 308 suppressor.

The first option is the obvious one. The Sovereign silencer is a 7.62mm suppressor designed for rifle use. Just the other day we were shooting a Sovereign silencer on a 7mm Remington Magnum rifle and it worked flawlessly. The combination of titanium tube and core makes this silencer light weight and a perfect fit for your 308 suppressor needs. It has a ton of features like the interchangeable from plates that even include a muzzle brake cap design. The rear is also a adapter design allowing the use of several different interchangeable mounts to allow fitment to 1/2-28 threaded rifles, 5/8-24 threaded rifles and we also have muzzle brakes and flash suppressor mounts that fit it as well.

The Amendment 308 suppressor is a bargain for the casual shooter.

The next choice that is readily available and works really well is the Amendment 7.62mm silencer. This 308 suppressor is designed from the ground up for the 7.62mm bullet at rifle power levels. This includes many calibers other than 308 Winchester, but it is a great option for this round. The Amendment is also very economical coming in at almost half the cost of the Sovereign silencer. This is because we eliminated everything from the design that isnt absolutely needed for it to function. So it only have the 5/8-24 threaded socket on the end and this is made into the silencer. Honestly, a 308 suppressor is almost always going to be attached with this thread anyway so that is why we chose it for the Amendment silencer. It also doesn’t have any of the interchangeable features of the Sovereign suppressor. This eliminates so many machining operations and time that the cost is dramatically reduced. Sound performance is still really good though so even though you are sacrificing several features, this is one that is not being sacrificed. To be honest about it, the Sovereign is still a little quieter, but if cost is an issue, this one gets you 90% of the performance for 50% of the price.

The Mystic X silencer would also be another great choice for your 308 suppressor needs.

Once last option for a 308 suppressor is a Mystic X multi purpose silencer, this is because it is considered the best multi caliber suppressor out there by many. It performs rather well on rifle calibers and has a plethora of mounts to choose from so it is easy to adapt it to your rifle. Oddball threads? No problem here, need a suppressor cover? We got you fam. This thing isnt called the sis army knife of silencers for nothing. So if you want versatility more than anything else, then the Mystic X will be your choice. It gives you so much versatility that it sometimes overwhelms the user with options… Dont worry though, if you need advice on a setup, just give us a call and we will be happy to help you sort out the problems.

So there you have it, three different 308 suppressor options that you might or might not have considered and if you need assistance, like I said earlier, just give us a call or shoot us an email, we will be happy to help. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Which 22lr suppressor option is right for you?

In a previous post I discussed choosing the right 22LR suppressor for your needs. But what I didnt do was explain that there are many more options for a 22LR suppressor than dedicated silencers.

You see in the early days, there was caliber specific designs with very little leniency towards shooting other calibers out of your silencer. This was because people made them out of low cost materials and designed them around the caliber in question very deliberately. This works great when you want to suppressor a certain caliber only, but not so much if you want to suppress multiple calibers.

Original Mystic silencers circa 2010

Back in late 2010 we launched the Mystic silencer. This was ground breaking in that it was the first true multipurpose 9mm bore silencer that worked really well on a long list of other calibers as well as 9mm. The truly first multipurpose silencer was born.

This gave rise to people actually using their Mystic as a 22LR suppressor. This was made possible by the team at Liberty Suppressors making the Mystic to where it could be easily dismantled by the end user for cleaning. This also gave rise to another phenomenon in the silencer world…user serviceable suppressor designs.

Another often overlooked 22LR suppressor is the integral. IF you love shooting one specific type of firearm like a 22LR rifle or pistol of a certain kind, then an integral really makes a lot of sense and will quickly become the only firearm you get out of the safe. By building integrally on the host firearm we are able to significantly lower the sound signature of the firearm WAY past that of a thread on muzzle can. Things like integral 10-22 builds and such are really common but this kind of design really shines on bolt action builds. IT can literally be made to where the rifle sounds like you dry fired it. This is incredible levels of suppression and has to be expierienced to be understood.

IDF 10/22 suppressed barrel
IDF 10/22 suppressed barrel

When you start looking into the other areas for a suppressor to go on your 22LR build, just remember that there are many more than just the little 22LR silencers that you see on the shelf. We here at Liberty Suppressors will be glad to help you design your custom build to bring you dreams to life or to even get you a multipurpose silencer for your first time purchase to dip your toes into the world of silencers. Then again, there really is nothing like a great 2LR suppressor like the Regulator to get your favorite rimfire firearm super quiet… So there are three simple solutions for your rimfire needs that will give you next level performance and make your dreams a reality. So until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Need a firearm suppressor?

The web is filled with things to capture your attention these days and finding the information you need is getting harder and harder. So how do you navigate this mine field? Goto the source. for suppressor needs, you have come to the right place.

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A suppressor is a very specific thing that most people need and just dont know it. With 100 million gun owners in the US now (estimated) the need for firearm suppressors has never been greater. We have realized this almost 20 years ago and have been supplying high quality suppressors for the industry and have also been constantly innovating on those designs as we go as well.

The need to innovate has driven us to create many class leading designs over the years in the suppressor world. To name a few, we would look to the Regulator rimfire suppressor that has some of the best suppression in the industry even though it is a monolithic core design.

Another design that leads in the industry is the Leonidas 300 Blackout integral suppressor. This integral was class leading in the original iteration and has been improved significantly with the release of the generation 2 variant. The world of integral suppressor design has always intrigued us here at Liberty Suppressors and we feel every gun should come with a silencer as standard equipment. Integrals are a natural evolution of this concept.

When you decide to add a quality silencer to your host weapons ,we are here to help with that. The process can seem burdensome to some, but in reality it really isnt. There is an extra form or two to fill and and an extra fee to pay one time, so it isnt that bad. We can explain it in detail when you call. If you are a first time owner, we have a couple other blog posts as to what we would recommend, but suffice it to say, the Mystic X usually gets the nod as it gives you the most bang for the buck…or is it the least bang… LOL

If you need to to talk to us about owning a silencer, just give us a call at 706-661-6911 or shoot us an email to support@libertycans.net and we will get you the information you need.

Well, until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Which 9mm suppressor and why?

When choosing a 9mm suppressor, there is a few things to consider whether you’re a first time buyer or a seasoned owner. So let’s get into this and see what works for you from what we have seen.

9mm suppressor

The first thing to do is determine if you are looking to dip your toe into silencers or if you have already gotten one or two and are now looking for something specific. If it is a first timer, then we always recommend something like the Mystic X over a dedicated 9mm design more like the Centurion. The reason for this is that most people want to see how a silencer sounds on lots of guns when they get into the game and this allows them do it if the silencer is a multi caliber silencer.

So what people normally do is get a multi caliber silencer first then once they have one of these, they will normally get a more specialized suppressor next. This way they can cover lots of guns to start with then they can get one for their favorite gun and leave that as a set.Now the veteran suppressor owner will normally want something more specialized. This is where custom built integrals normally come into play as well. We see this in our office pretty regularly. A custom 9mm integral bolt rifle or lever gun is usually something chosen after they have a good multi caliber suppressor.

The best multi caliber suppressor in our opinion is the Infiniti X and for many good reasons. This mainly has to do with two things though, the material of choice and the design of the baffles. The baffle structure is such that it will suppress many calibers effectively and really well on a large percentage of them. The material is almost entirely titanium so it is super strong and also super light. This combination makes it arguably the best multi caliber suppressor ever made.

Now, when people move away from a multi cal silencer the idea of integrals really comes to the front just as we mentioned earlier. There is a another camp of owners that we have not mentioned yet. The camp that wants a dedicated suppressor for every gun they have.

These people will normally not care about ATF wait times or the cost of tax stamps, as they literally will buy a silencer every month or two and “always have something in transfer” so they seemingly dont have a long wait time between purchases. They people are the most awesome as they have learned how to game a system that is burdened with a ton of red tape. So which are you? Give us a call and talk to us about your next 9mm suppressor at 706-661-6911 and until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Taking the best multi caliber suppressor to the extreme…

When we set out to make the Infiniti X silencer, we wanted to make the ultimate best multi caliber suppressor that could possibly be had. We feel like we succeeded in that mission.

The best multi caliber suppressor should include all the things that any silencer in this class would have like a wide range of caliber options to work with that the single silencer will work very well at suppressing. It should also not be overly large as it needs to be reasonably sized to fit the smaller calibers as well as big enough to handle the larger ones effectively. The Infiniti X comes in a 1 3/8″ diameter, which fits under many AR15 free float hand guards really well, and is only 8.3″ long. This size envelope, in our opinion, is the exact point where rifle use is at a great level and it still isnt so big that it works great on 22lr rifles too.

The next thing we looked at is weight. Our normal multi purpose silencer is made of stainless steel baffles. This led us to look at using titanium to make the baffles of the Infiniti X to save weight without losing any strength in the process. This allowed up to use proven baffle geometry while reducing the weight of the module down to only 7.7 ounces! That is incredible when you realize that there are some dedicated rimfire silencers out there that weight this much! Shoot even our discontinued Kodiak silencer weighted 8.7 ounces and it was a fraction of the size of the Infiniti X!

Now moving to titanium did cause one problem…cost. The core for the Infiniti X is cut from a single piece of solid bar stock grade 5 titanium. This is the strongest grade commercially available. Once we realized we were going to be using more costly materials, we decided to go ahead and use the best available. This way our no compromise ideology would be simple to apply. This did increase the overall price of the suppressor, but not to unrealistic levels considering what is being delivered here…it is actually quite a bargain. By using a solid billet of titanium, we eliminate any stress risers from welding that can occur or warpage from the same process. We also reduce the amount of stress risers in the assembly as well so that it is an inherently stronger design in the end. This design allows us to rate the silencer for even more calibers than could be with other engineering ideas.

So whether your looking for a suppressor for your 270 Winchester hunting rifle, maybe your wanting a good 243 suppressor, 9mm pistol silencer, or even something for your 32 ACP TC Encore, the Infiniti X can help. We are here to help you with any questions you might have as well. Dont hesitate to reach out, and until next time, keep your powder dry!

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The Regulator 22LR Suppressor

It isnt often that a silencer catches my attention anymore. You see, I have been in this industry for almost 2 decades at this point and have seen an incredible amount of silencers. By far, my favorite one is a 22LR suppressor.

22lr suppressor

The Regulator is the current iteration of our venerable Kodiak TL and improves on that design significantly. We have this love affair with “movie gun quiet” silencers and to be honest… a 22LR suppressor is the only way to do that at all. You see, all other calibers have enough noise with them to push the sound up to where it isnt movie gun quiet. The action noise of say 9mm pistols alone is louder than this phenomenon. The little subsonic 22LR cartridge though is capable of astonishing accuracy and incredibly low sound signature levels. We personally have seen reductions OVER 40dB with our Regulator silencer. That is no small feat to be honest, even 30dB is significant, but with 22LR, it seems all things are possible…

What we do is literally optimize the baffle geometry for a specific caliber, working sometimes by trial and error and sometimes by using 3D modeling to create specific sound signatures.The Regulator was developed starting with the original Kodiak TL baffle structure that was built from trial and error designs. After we started with that step, we used the 3D solid model operations to further improve the design and at the same time, we simplified it as well. This helped up improve the sound performance without impacting costs, if fact we were able to keep costs down for longer due to this and we were able to pass this on to the end user ultimately with better value for your purchase dollar.

kodiak tl rimfire silencer core
Kodiak TL Baffle Structure was very complex.

The next thing to make a great 22LR suppressor is to make it look good. We always incorporate sound design into our aesthetics as well so even the decoration on the silencer has performance characteristics. I cant go into the specifics of this as it is trade secret, but rest assured that all the features are there to help with sound reduction as well as good looks. Another aspect is that we want to keep the package as small as possible, this usually means using special materials to maximize the internal volume, like using thin wall titanium tubing so we can increase the internal volume of the silencer, thereby lowering tone of the suppressor. Because we all know, volume is your friend in the silencer world.

Those are just a few of the things we look into when designing a 22LR suppressor and want to make it the best one we can possibly offer. So if you want to get that “movie gun quiet” sound, give us a call and let us know you want a Regulator or a Regulator Ti on the way to make that happen! Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Is this your first silencer?

If you answered yes, then this is written just for you. If you are already a savvy silencer owner, then you may still find some wisdom in this post so I encourage you to read on as well.

The original Mystic silencer.

When we are looking for the best multi caliber suppressor, we look for several things, but the most obvious is the “multi caliber” part of that statement. A new silencer owner is looking for a silencer that does many things well so they can move the suppressor around from one host weapon to the next. For instance, they might have a nice 22lr pistol and a 5.56mm AR-15 and they want to use the same silencer on both of these firearms to see what they like about the experience of shooting each.

This is where the Mystic X enters the chat…so to speak. We introduced the first viable cross over multi purpose suppressor way back in 2011 with the Mystic. It was the first silencer to be able to fit on a 9mm pistol, a bolt action rifle and a rimfire firearm and be taken apart to be able to clean it…all in one package. We realized the age of the best multi caliber suppressor had arrived and we aimed to provide for that need.

2022 special edition mystic x- New Multi caliber silencer
2022 special edition mystic x – New Multi caliber silencer

In 2014 we had our largest update in the history of the Mystic project happen with the redesign for use with even more calibers. The Mystic X was born and we launched it with vigor. To say it had some teething pains is an understatement, it had a couple of problems arise early on that we didnt find in our internal testing. We worked through these problems and moved from the 300 series stainless steel for the core to the much stronger 17-4PH stainless steel and also improved the baffle stack somewhat as well. This is part of our mission to have continued improvement in our products.

Now choosing the best multi caliber suppressor can be daunting these days as there is no shortage of people offering what they call the best multi caliber suppressor. But is it? We have a suite of adapters that covers virtually every firearm imaginable and we will make custom adapters for the ones we dont have on the shelf. This lends the Mystic X family of silencers to being easy to adapt to ALL the users firearms, only excluding the ones the silencer isnt rated for.

So if your thinking about your first suppressor, give us a call and we can see what you are looking to do with it and make sure you get the right tool for the job the first time. Until then, keep your powder dry!

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.22 Silencer Choices in 2023

22LR Suppressors

When people think about the 22lr cartridge, most dont consider how or why to even add a 22lr suppressor to it. They dont realize that a 22lr pistol without a good .22 silencer on it will still have sound energies well above the limit of 140db…well above it…

We always consider which silencer we will be planning to use when we are looking at our options for a new host weapon. We no longer look at the firearm as a stand alone item but rather, it is part of a system that includes optic, firearm, ammunition AND a .22lr suppressor. Without any one of these key components, the system is incomplete and in our opinion is not ready to be fielded. The lack of attention to the .22 silencer is in part from a few things. The lack of knowledge that the silencers are even legal is a huge hurdle. Most people simply do not know that they are legal. Another hurdle is the ATF paperwork that comes with ownership and the associated responsibility that comes with owning a .22 silencer. Another hurdle is in finding one at all. Most firearm dealers dont have the extra licenses to deal in NFA items (which is what a .22 silencer is considered).

So let’s say you overcome all these hurdles and now are looking to get some .22lr suppressors of your very own. Which on do you pick? There seems to actually be no end to the options now a days. Well, here are a couple that we like…

The Regulator Ti .22LR Suppressor

This is the creme de la creme of silencers for a .22 silencer. The construction is titanium baffles and tube and on top of that, the over cap is light weight aluminum alloy so the whole thing on weighs 3.8 ounces! That is insane for any many 22lr suppressors out there today and the durability will last many lifetimes so there is no danger of ever wearing it out. The Regulator Ti also has world class sound suppression too. This makes it a .22lr suppressor that is perfect for virtually all rimfire applications.

The Regulator .22 Silencer

Now if all that titanium has you worried, there is another options out there. As far as 22lr suppressors go, the Regulator is one of the finest available. It provides class leading suppression, to the point of being considered a benchmark by many. This .22 silencer can do it all…except for one thing. This one thing is be shortened for use in rifle applications like the Vector can… This is why the Regulator .22lr suppressor is our best selling rimfire silencer. It just works REALLY well.

The Vector .22LR Suppressor

This is our newest design and most versatile .22 silencer ever. This silencer is designed from the ground up for ease of cleaning in mind and holds true to that feature. It can be dismantle easily even after 2000 rounds of rimfire use. This is no small feat as this would weld most other 22lr suppressors shut. The Vector also allows for modular use too, this feature was designed into it for use on rimfire rifles that didnt need a full size silencer. Most 22lr rifles using subsonic ammunition dont need much for a great sounding 22lr suppressor so this is easily done with the Vector in the short configuration.

So there you have it, three different solutions for a great .22lr suppressor that is readily available and work really well. So till next time, keep your powder dry!

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Rifle silencer choice for the hunter in 2023

Whether you are choosing a 243 suppressor or a silencer for your 300 PRC, the market has a lot to offer in 2023 for the hunter looking for a high quality rifle silencer.

2022 special edition mystic x- New Multi caliber silencer
2022 special edition mystic x – New Multi caliber silencer

Rifle silencer availability

Today the rifle silencer is something that is almost a household word unlike just a few years ago when no one really knew about silencers at all. It is shocking how fast the internet can educate the population about a subject. In the days before the internet, there was a very limited market of people who traded in these types of devices as there was not marketing department to spread the word. You had to know somebody to find a dealer who could then find the item you was looking for…if it even existed…

Now there are common silencers that cover all sorts of applications like a 243 suppressor or a 300 blackout suppressor such as our Amendment rifle suppressor. Things have become more mainstream due to the internet.

So what does the hunter in 2023 look for in a hunting rifle suppressor? Well for starters, it has to be light. No one wants to trek the mountains with a heavy silencer on their rifle. So silencers made with special metals like titanium, such as our Sovereign rifle silencer come into play here. Another aspect is size, and this is something that the Mystic X works out well for since it is fairly small. The Mystic X makes for a fairly lightweight and small hunting rifle silencer and produces excellent results too.

Something else to consider is the bundle of accessories that come with the silencer you plan to use. Does it come with a cover to mitigate noise and heat like the Sovereign does? Does it need to just fit on to one rifle and never be used on anything else? Then maybe just get the Amendment suppressor and leave it on the rifle all the time.

What we see most of the time is a person who wants a silencer like the Sovereign, but usually leaves it on one gun and never moves it. Lots of the time we have recommended people get the Infiniti X instead as it is lighter and a cover is available for it. This makes for an amazingly light hunting rifle silencer that can easily be left of the rifle all the time with no issues.

So what are your needs? If you dont have a solution now, just give us a call and we will be happy to go over your specs and help you with your decision. Until then, keep your powder dry1

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Best Multi Caliber Suppressor Features

When looking for the best multi caliber suppressor, some features come to mind but a couple are often overlooked. Let’s take a look at these overlooked features of what we think is the best multi caliber suppressor.

First off, the obvious thing that separates these kinds of silencers is the caliber list. We all know a multi purpose suppressor needs to cover many calibers, but some cover even more such as the Mystic X and the Infiniti X silencers. Well now that we know that, what do people overlook? Things like size and weight are big factors and tone over a spectrum of cailbers.

Out with the old mystic
Original Mystic with a 1/2-28 FBA

The topic of weight sometimes comes up for us, but it is surprising how many people dont put a lot of thought into this aspect. The weight of the best multi caliber suppressor should be almost zero and this is where the Infiniti X silencer shines. It weighs less than most pistol silencers and is rated to 300 WIN MAG. This is an insane amount of versatility that should not be overlooked. We also made the Mystic X silencer incredibly light for what it is made of and even with the 17-4PH stainless steel core in it, we still have an incredibly light weight silencer that can also handle 300 WIN MAG.

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Mystic X multi caliber suppressor

Diameter is the main thing that people overlook though. For some reason, when people are looking for the best multi caliber suppressor, they get hung up on the largest caliber it will carry and that seems to be it. Most modern multi purpose silencers seem to be wandering towards the 1 3/4″ diameter realm these day for some reason. We can speculate as to why, but we really dont know what the designers over at other places are influenced with to make choices like this. When we launched the original Mystic, we found lots of people wanted to recess the silencer under the hand guard of their carbine. So when the Mystic X was developed, we made sure to improve the diameter specification to make it no more than 1 3/8″ Max out side diameter to get it under the most hand guards as possible. This we feel is a critical aspect of the best multi caliber suppressor ideology and work on improving it daily. his philosophy also translated to the Infiniti X suppressor as well so it also has this feature and these two units seem to be in a very elite community of suppressors able to accomplish this feat.

Front cap of the Infiniti X

The next thing no one talks about is tone. The tone can make or break the deal for a silencer and this is because we humans perceive the tone to relate directly to quieter for some reason. A lower tone is perceived to be quieter and since this is the case a silencer that meters poorly to the instrument can be perceived to be great due to the tone of the suppressor. So we work to improve tone as well as dB measurements and this shows with the Infiniti X in particular. We used titanium for two reasons in the Infiniti X. The first reason was the weight savings versus the strength and the second reason is that it is a special material. Being a special material gives the Infiniti X a niche status in that it is not as readily available on the street, so people tend to want things that they dont see every day and this fills that need. So there you have it, several more things to consider when you are choosing the best multi caliber suppressor for your needs. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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What about a 243 suppressor?

When choosing a round to hunt with in North America, we look to certain rounds, one of which is the 243 WIN. This is because the little round is proven at this point and it has a number of qualities that make is desirable for about everything east of the Mississippi river…and some west of it. Would you want a 243 suppressor for this rifle?

Sovereign Rifle Silencer

Silencer choices

First off, let me throw this out there. We dont make a dedicated 243 suppressor as a production item at this time.

That doesnt mean there are not a ton of options though so let’s dive right in!

The first choice would be our Sovereign. With the baffle structure designed around these high performance cartridges and pressure levels it works very well on the 243 WIN. So if you have a 243 and want to put a silencer on it, we can thread your rifle for our Sovereign silencer and it will be a perfect match. This is because the clearance around the bullet in the bore of the silencer is not enough of a difference to make a perceptible change in sound signature. It is actually a fairly common practice to use a larger caliber suppressor on a smaller caliber firearm. So the Sovereign will perform exceptionally well as a 243 suppressor because of this fact.

243 suppressor
Amendment 7.62 rifle silencer

A more budget friendly solution for the person who doesn’t want to invest as much into the system would be something like the Amendment. The Amendment is a simpler design with the thread attachment made directly into the suppressor. This feature actually eliminates stacking tolerance issues that can come from interchangeable mount designs as it only has the firearm thread and nothing else. The next thing is that the core of the suppressor is made from stainless steel, particularly 17-4PH stainless steel, for a ultra durable design that is also very budget friendly. While being ultra durable for a rifle silencer, this also adds weight to the system over the titanium used in the Sovereign. Both of these will perform very well as a 243 suppressor though so it comes down to a balance of cost versus weight in the end.

So what would we recommend for a good 243 suppressor? Well, we would ask you if you plan to leave it on one rifle. This would lend us to recommend either the Sovereign silencer with the direct thread adapter or the Amendment silencer and then we would ask you what is your pricing requirements versus weight requirements. These are the ones where the conversation either goes down the “I need it to be light weight” road or the “I only go hunting a couple times a year” road and we would recommend the Sovereign rifle silencer for the light weight specification and the Amendment suppressor for the occasional user as it really doesnt justify the extra expense if you are going to be using it only a couple times a year.

There is a another requirement that I have not talked about yet too. Which one do you WANT… This will literally trump every other factor that I have mentioned. If you want the Sovereign rifle silencer, then by all means, that is the one to get. Dont go cheap on a rifle silencer if you are in the market for a 243 suppressor as this is a commitment that incurs considerable time and money on your part. You dont want to get your suppressor after waiting a year for it just to have buyers remorse for not getting the one you wanted to start with. At least that is my opinion on it, so take that for what it is worth. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Mystic X – The Original Best Multi Caliber Suppressor

When it comes to the best multi caliber suppressor there is a lot of debate these days. When the dust settles though, there are only a few that are still relevant. Let’s list a few criteria to consider when looking for the best multi caliber suppressor.

Investment

Lots of things go into making a great silencer even better and this is the first one people look at. The cost of ownership will always be a factor for 95% of the people out there and for good reason. People work hard for their money and they want it to go as far as possible. The Mystic X is made from world class materials such as 17-4PH Stainless steel as well as Grade 9 titanium, this is to provide a secondary investment benifit, long service life. What good is saving a few bucks on your silencer if you end up having to either pay for a rebuild every couple of years or even worse, a replacement? We think the best multi caliber suppressor should last for decades not just years. The Mystic X does this.

Physical Dimensions

2022 special edition mystic x- New Multi caliber silencer
2022 special edition mystic x – New Multi caliber silencer

The best multi caliber suppressor should also be a convenient size to use as well. The Mystic X fits this criteria as well with the diameter being small enough to fit under many AR15 rails for a pseudo integral look as well as being only 8.3″ long keeping over all length to a minimum too. These dimensions, we feel, bring the best balance to the silencer to be used on everything from 300 WIN MAG to 22LR.

Adaptability

This one is obvious to some, but it is worth mentioning. When choosing the best multi caliber suppressor, would you not want it to be adaptable to virtually every firearm you own? Well, we have an EXTENSIVE catalog of mounts for the Mystic X as well and we will even make custom ones for special applications if needed. If this isnt the exact definition of the best multi caliber suppressor, I dont know what is…

Mounts group pic 2 (MX series, LS series, IS series)

Legacy

Ahhhh…. The hidden ruby among the gravel. Legacy makes a huge difference at this point. Yes, the Mystic X was a new silencer years ago and had to go through it’s own teething pains, but now…now it has matured into a mainstay of the suppressor world. With the fact that it has been around in this form for over 8 years now and the original multi caliber silencer, the Mystic , was launched over a decade back, the support industry is huge surrounding the Mystic X. There are third party companies at this point that are making support items for it such as suppressor tools.com and several companies making their own mounting solutions to fit it. We also support a thriving From 1 subculture with our mounts since they have been around for so long and are readily available from over 1500 dealers across the country. This combined with the fact that we even share the thread spec of the mount with the community for development purposes just proves the Mystic X is the best multi caliber suppressor in our opinion…forever.

So if you are looking for a great multi caliber option for your first or even your tenth silencer, give us a call! Until then, keep your powder dry!

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Infiniti X is a lightweight beast in 2023!

With the launch of the Infiniti X we have completed our 2019 trifecta of suppressors and this marks a huge milestone in our lineup. We are still working on several things in the project area, but these three cans are huge dreams that we have finally gotten to hold in our hands. The Whitetail is the first true integral hunting rifle designed for hunters in mind, we made the whole thing for that purpose. This means you can have either the Infiniti X for many rifles or the Whitetail for a dedicated system… OR BOTH…

If you think you have seen the best possible hunting rifle silencer and it was not the Infiniti X, then you need to see it before you make your decision. The Infiniti X is the lightest rifle silencer we know of and it incredibly quiet for a suppressor this size. When you want the best, this is it. We love pairing our Infiniti X with several different rifles but the Bergara B14 Ridge rifles have really impressed up with their ” out of the box” performance. We can confidently recommend any one of these rifles to be paired with our silencers for a wonderful hunting system that wont let you down when it counts the most.

We also have several adapters to compliment the Infiniti X when you need to adapt it to other systems, so just go take a look at the different options on our website to see if the adapter you need is there already, and if it is not there, just shoot us an email and we will see about getting a custom one made just for you.

The Zulu brings a truly quiet 556 integral to market that has been tuned to make the rifle work properly while suppressed and still maintain accuracy on target. Then there is the Infiniti X, this can brings all the features of the Mystic X but at a significant weight savings. Making this possibly the perfect multipurpose can… Thanks for coming along on this amazing ride with us this far and stick around for the next cool creation too

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Why would Liberty Suppressors recommend the Dead Air Keymo mount?

First of all, the Dead Air Keymo mount is just plain awesome. Secondly, the silencer industry is strange in that we are a huge family for the most part and have great relationships between manufacturers for the most part. Take for instance, this mount, we use the Dead Air Keymo mount on our Agent 556 silencer and for good reason, it works.

The Agent 556 Silencer Tier 3 kit
Dead Air Keymo mount with our Agent suppressor

It works so well that we decided to work on a deal with them to offer their mounts with our cans instead of developing our own mount. This was two fold beneficial for the consumer in the end. First off, they get the best mount on the market and secondly this basically standardizes our suppressor mounting with theirs which is heading towards industry standardization. This is always a win for the end user. The mounting solutions over the years have had varying degrees of success and when Mike and the team over at Dead Air got done, the Keymo basically solved the problem.

Some of the attributes of a good mount are that it needs to be able to be installed quickly, even in the dark. This means that you should also be able to install it with one hand. No special latches to release or fumble with that can also be defeated with mud or ice. It also needs to release easily when the gun has cooled back to normal as well, this is the problem with most mounts today, they freeze in place requiring extreme measures to remove them. Another note is that these are not quick detach cans, but rather quick attach silencers. This literally means you need to let it cool before trying to remove it.

We stock the Dead Air Keymo mount in our webstore for anyone wanting one for their project as well as offering it bundled with our Agent 556 silencer. So until next time, keep your powder dry and have some fun!

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Why we think the Goliath is the best 350 Legend suppressor on the market.

We might be biased about our 350 Legend suppressor… Just so you know. LOL

Goliath with an Armageddon Gear thermal cover installed.

The 350 Legend Cartridge

You see this is a new idea that needs a little backstory so to speak. The 350 Legend is a round that was introduced by Winchester in 2019 for people who live in states that have the “straight wall cartridge” rule for deer hunting ammo. There are quite a few states that do this, so if you dont know if your state is one of those, then we suggest checking with your states dept that governs hunting regulations. These states needed a round that was potent out to 200 yards with good terminal energy and Winchester delivered on that with this round. Coupled with a quality 350 Legend suppressor, this becomes a goto hunting rig.

The Goliath Silencer

Now that we have a cartridge that is designed for hunting deer, we thought there should be a silencer that can be the perfect match to this round. We went through our catalog of offerings and found that the Goliath fits the bill perfectly. Like Indiana requires this round(or something just as odd… the 358 Hoosier) and also is silencer friendly. This makes the state of Indiana the perfect place for the application of the Goliath on 350 Legend chambered hunting rifles.

Another benefit that using the Goliath brings to the table is that it will reduce the muzzle blast way over 30dB and probably on the order of 32 to 35dB at the end of the day. This silencer is designed around the 458 SOCOM cartridge initially, but we quickly reworked the baffle design to handle 338 Lapua as well as 300 Norma. So the baffle stack is plenty strong and well designed for this round.

A third benefit of getting a Goliath would be that it ships with a Armageddon Gear suppressor cover. This aids in many ways, but the main two are that it helps mitigate mirage after the first shot. This action of slowing the heat mirage enables the follow up shots to be more accurate. The second one is that it it all titanium (Except for the thread adapter) so it only weights 20 ounces. This thing is an amazing piece of technology for that weight.

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Goliath on a 308WIN chambered AR10 platform.

In closing, if you have never used a silencer on your hunting rifle, whether is be 350 Legend suppressor or what ever, then you will be in for a treat. It is really interesting what you will notice that makes noise other than the enormous bang of the gun once the get rid of that bang. You will hear the bullet hitting tree branches and whistling though the air (on subsonic round, we have heard this many times) and the guns action is actually quite loud mechanically. If you are using an autoloader, you will even notice the brass landing on the ground is kinda noisy… The point is, you don’t immediately lose your ability to hear your local environment if you have a good suppressor on your rifle like a Goliath. Anyway, thanks for reading and until next time, keep your powder dry!

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5.56 Silencer Options for the AR15

5.56 Silencer Designs

5.56 Silencer options are varied and plentiful. We have all sorts of options available today for good quality 5.56 silencer designs so let’s look at a few together now.

Direct Thread Suppressor Designs

These are by far, the most common suppressor you will find for the 5.56 carbine. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and with varying attachment schemes. One of these would be the Constitution rifle silencer. It is made for severe duty and simple design elements. Another direct thread 5.56 silencer design is the Triumph suppressor.

Of these two suppressors, the Triumph is lighter and quieter as it is designed with our Square Bore Technology and is almost entirely titanium in construction. The Constitution is also a great budget friendly 5.56 silencer design as it is made for the person who doesn’t want to invest quite so much into a dedicated suppressor.

Special Suppressor Designs

Another type of 5.56 silencer is the integrally suppressed AR upper. These are designed with the 5.56 NATO cartridge in mind from the outset so they have better performance than a traditional muzzle mounted suppressor. A notable design is the Zulu integrally suppressed AR upper. It is build with a very specific set of specifications to be the most beneficial for running the 55gr to 62gr 5.56 NATO cartridges with minimal back pressure and maximum performance downrange for a short barreled design. Another aspect is that it eliminated the short barrel rifle classification as it has the suppressor module pinned in place to eliminate this portion of the regulation. This also means it can travel over state lines without the need of the special paperwork that is normally associated with short barrel rifles. This is probably the biggest auxiliary benefit of having a pinned integrally suppressed AR upper, over the performance items stated earlier. So if you have to opportunity to test fire the Zulu integrally suppressed AR upper, I suggest you give it a try.

Well those are a few of the options in the world of 5.56 silencer options and until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Which rifle silencer for hunting?

When looking for a silencer for your hunting rifle, there are several good choices out there.

Here are the choices we will be looking at today in this blog post. A rifle silencer for hunting, integrally suppressed hunting rifle designs, and our integrally suppressed bolt action build called the Whitetail.

There are two basic types of hunting rifle silencer design on the market today. The first is the common muzzle silencer. This is anything from a dedicated caliber design like the Sovereign to something more broad in capabilities like a Mystic X suppressor. The second group are the integral and custom built designs. So let’s take a look at each of the suppressors to see which one is best of your application.

Muzzle mount silencers

These suppressors are the most common on the market and are readily available as stock items at most dealers that sell silencers. Silencers like the Sovereign and the Amendment are in this category and work really well. When looking for a rifle silencer for hunting be sure to look for things like weight, mounting scheme and primary caliber. These will factor into how well it will work for you and how adaptable it will be for other calibers and such as that. Take for instance the Sovereign rifle silencer, it comes designated in 7.62mm caliber. This means it is rated outright for 308 WIN and such but can easily be used of sub calibers as well such as 243 WIN and even 223 REM should the owner wish to do that. Now a caliber specific unit will produce better suppression, but it will be adequate with an over sized silencer too. Any hunting is mainly designed to reduce the initial noise level of the shot taken on game to help preserve the hearing of the hunter.

Another class of rifle silencer for hunting is the now common multi caliber suppressor. These are known for their ability to be used on a plethora of host weapons and calibers and have a large suite of adapters to facilitate this transfer. Silencers like the Mystic X and the Infiniti X fit into this category. They are light weight, they provide adequate sound reduction and are VERY versatile in design. When choosing a rifle silencer for hunting, just decide which of these features best fits your needs and desires and you will know what you need.

Custom and Integrally Suppressed Bolt Action Designs

This is where the person who already has a bunch of common muzzle silencers will end up after a while. These suppressors are some of the finest designs on the planet as they as designed specifically for the calibers in question and work really well accordingly.

The first one I will mention is the integrally suppressed hunting rifle. This is usually the kind like our Leonidas Gen 2 AR15 suppressed upper receivers. These are designed from the outset for maximum suppression in mind and will be the most jaw dropping builds that are on the range that day. You can literally hear the bullet impact the target when using these uppers. They are usually built in a caliber that is really common and is also naturally designed for subsonic use or at least have subsonic bullet options.

Leonidas Gen 2 main image - 300 blackout integral rifle silencer - best 300 blackout

The next is a integrally suppressed bolt action like our Whitetail integrally suppressed hunting rifle. This system is built on a host weapon and permanently attached to it for the life of the rifle, requiring a return trip to the maker to change things like the host weapon.With an integrally suppressed hunting rifle, you get the benefits of a nice bolt action rifle, and a purpose built silencer for that caliber. This helps mitigate things like blowback and sound at the shooters ear while maintaining accuracy and energy on target. So if you are looking for a integrally suppressed hunting rifle, then be sure to check out the Whitetail, Leonidas Gen 2 or even the Zulu 556 integral suppressor. All of these options will serve you well in the field and will make you the envy of the range at the same time. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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What is my favorite 22lr suppressor?

22lr suppressor 22lr silencer or 22 suppressor

So this could literally be a one sentence blog post, but I choose to not let it die that fast…lol

The fact is I have several 22lr silencer favorites , but there is one I keep going back to over and over and then there is another one I use a good bit too out of nostalgia or something like that.

The question is a little loaded too. If you wanted a general purpose 22 suppressor solution then it would be the Vector modular 22lr silencer. The reason is that it works really well on many different applications and it is utterly simply to take apart and clean at the end of a long range session. This is a big deal if you dont like taking your 22lr suppressor apart very often as it can be shot several thousand rounds and still be taken apart to be cleaned by hand…for the most part. There might be need for a 3/8 drive ratchet out of your tool box to get started but a lot of the time, it isnt needed…

If you wanted my choice for the absolute quietest 22lr silencer I have ever had the pleasure of shooting, then it would be the Regulator Ti 22 suppressor. This is because the Regulator Ti is so quiet and the tone is so nice that I cant thing of another 22lr suppressor that can even compare. Now keep in mind that it is not as easy to clean as the Vector silencer, but it is not really all that hard to clean as long as you stay on top of it. It is totally worth the extra work in the end though with the level of suppression that this 22lr suppressor has.

kodiak tl rimfire silencer core

Here is the inside secret though, my all time favorite 22 silencer of all time is the Kodiak TL. This was my personal pet project of rimfire suppression. The Kodiak TL was a culmination of over a year in development just to get the silencer to perform like I wanted it to and then it was something like 16 iterations to get it to this level. This is the silencer that the Regulator program is based on and for good reason. The Regulator is a game changing 22 suppressor. It is that simple. So if you want to learn more about dB suppression then follow this link and read what is going on to get a silencer to over 40dB of sound reduction.

So until next time, get your 22lr suppressor out and go shoot it.

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Integral 300 Blackout Suppressor

When you are looking for the absolute quietest 300 blackout suppressor, look no further than the Leonidas Gen 2.

The Leonidas Gen 2 300 Blackout Suppressor assembly shown as a compliment to a lower assembly.

The Leonidas Gen 2 is in a league of its own and for good reason. The Leonidas Gen 2 300 blackout suppressor is an evolution in design from Liberty Suppressors. You see we have been building super quiet 300 blackout suppressor designs for over 10 years now and with the refinements that come with time, have produced a design that is small and yet super quiet too.

The design is very deliberate also. We made the silencer specifically so that it would only incur the stamp for the silencer module and not be classified as an SBR as well. This saved the end user significant money and hassle in the long term. The fact that it is not a SBR (short barreled rifle) by the standards of the NFA means it can travel over state lines to states that allow silencer possession with out any other paperwork. The SBR designation does require additional forms to be filed each time the silencer goes over a state line. This can be a huge hassle should you live in a border town along a state line…

Another benefit to making it an integral is that there is significant volume in an integral design over a thread on muzzle silencer. The 300 blackout suppressor is best served with lots of volume and what we can “low pressure” baffle engineering. This produces better tone as well as lowers blow back significantly. The design is also done in such a way that it is a tensioned barrel design and can be more accurate this way as barrel tensioning has shown in the past to more accurate.

Here we compared the old versus the new Leonidas designs, notice how the new one is shorter.

Another benefit to an integral 300 blackout suppressor build is that is can also be shorter overall than a standard carbine with a thread on muzzle silencer. This can be as much as 8″ shorter too, with the whole of the build almost being under the hand guard of the AR15 railed fore arm. This system is also free floated which has been proven to be a more accurate design element as well.

These are just a few of the parameters that make the Leonidas Gen 2 300 blackout suppressor worth considering and if you have any more questions about it, just give us a call. Till next time, keep your powder dry!

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300 Blackout Suppressor Options

If you didnt want an integral 300 blackout suppressor then what would you choose? Well, the list here is quite lengthy but we can trim it down to three options.

Option 1 – Multi Purpose Suppressor

Something in this category would be like the Mystic X or if you need light weight, the Infiniti X silencers. These silencers are a perfect match to the job of suppressing the 300 blackout. When a first time buyer is looking to get their first suppressor, whether it be a 300 blackout suppressor or even a 22lr suppressor, the multipurpose suppressor is what we recommend. This is because it gives the end user a lot of options and they are able to use this silencer on a plethora of host weapons to see what they really enjoy the most. This then arms them with the information they need to make an informed decision on their next purchase, because we all know that they will get another one…lol.

Option 2 – Dedicated 300 Blackout Suppressor

When it comes to options for a silencer to hush the 300 blackout cartridge, the first choice is always a muzzle can. The Sovereign silencer is a wonderful choice for a 300 blackout suppressor because of this and the fact that it is a 30 caliber silencer. The dedicated rifle silencer will always perform better than a multi purpose suppressor as it has been tuned for the application of 30 caliber cartridges. So if you are either planning on only shooting rifle cartridges or just 300 blackout then a nice rifle silencer like the Sovereign would be a great choice. This is more specialized than the multi purpose suppressor, but it will perform better all around.

Option 3 – Integral / Custom builds

The third option here today and my personal favorite though is the integral suppressor. Nothing and I mean nothing can compare to this 300 blackout suppressor. When the absolute best suppression performance is needed then you look no further than the Leonidas Gen 2 integral AR15 upper assembly. This is because the whole upper is a tuned system that works specifically with the 300 blackout cartridge. If you have never fired this 300 blackout suppressor, then you are missing out. The tone, accuracy and low back pressure design is the culmination of almost a decade of suppressor design in this specific caliber. Even the first generation of this design was a phenomenal leap forward in silencer design with the integrated gas block inside of the silencer to capture any gas leaking from this part of the high pressure gas circuit. What’s more, the Leonidas Gen 2 now has been redesigned to be shorter, lighter and quieter than the previous version. The extensive use to titanium in the construction of the silencer makes this possible. We also use a very specific upper receiver design that allows for less stacking tolerance and a free floated barrel/suppressor module, thereby increasing accuracy.

So of these three choices, which one appeals to you more? Normally the end user will start with a multi purpose suppressor then move to dedicated caliber specific muzzle mounted silencers and finally they will add in some integrally suppressed systems or even custom builds. So where are you on your silencer journey? Let us know in the comments and what custom or new integral would you like to see next? Until next time, keep your powder.

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Which silencer is the most fun? A 22LR Suppressor of course!

So which silencer is the most “fun” to go to the range and use? The title kinda gives it away, but a lot of people dont know the fun that can be had by getting a good high quality 22LR suppressor. With one of these little silencers you can goto the range for pennies on the dollar compared to the bigger calibers while also getting better sound suppression.

Regulator rimfire silencer

Sound Signature of a silenced pistol.

Before we wander down this rabbit hole, I am not a audiologist nor am I able to give legal advice because I am not a lawyer, I am just some guy who loves to read and learn things about sound. With that lets get into what I have found over the years.

This is the number one reason for getting a 22LR suppressor in the first place. The sound reduction of this caliber is on the order of 40dB or more sometimes and can literally turn a 22LR pistol into what sounds like a staple gun. You have to understand what 40dB means because the dB scale is logorythmic and the scale gets progressively stronger the higher the number. 10db is 10 times quieter, ok…what is 20db then? Well 20dB is 100, 30dB is 1000 and 40dB is a whopping 10,000 times quieter! At least that is how I understand it. Now this doesn’t mean that the sound is so low you cant hear it, what it does mean is that it will take a pistol that registers 150dB (what will cause immediate and irreversible hearing damage and make it 110dB which is well below the OSHA threshold of levels for short periods of time. We are taking those energies and converting them into other things like heat or spreading them out over time so the energy doesnt have as high of an maximum amplitude. You see a gunshot has a huge peak impulse then the sound falls off really fast, so if we can capture that energy and release it slower over time, then we can lower the maximum peak, making the perceived sound much lower. There is a law of physics that states you can neither create nor destroy energy, you can only alter it’s state. So what we are doing is altering the period of which the energy is released (since we can not destroy this energy, we have to do something with it) so that the over all amplitude is much lower. By spreading out the sound, the same amount of energy is present, but at a lower level. The Regulator Ti silencer does a wonderful job of this and can be used on pistols as well as rifles.

Cost of a 22LR suppressor.

The next thing most people learn about shooting rimfire ammo is that it is so much cheaper than centerfire ammunition. So this means that you can shoot more at an outing and more often for the same money as you could if you bought rifle ammo.

22LR also has another benefit from cost, it is easier to train a new shooter with 22LR than it is with centerfire ammunition. This is because the ammo that you will be shooting through the 22LR suppressor will be cheaper and they can train more plus the sound suppression will help them develop good habits instead of bad ones from reacting to really loud gunfire.

So if you are ready to tame that 22LR rifle or pistol, Liberty Suppressors has the tools you need. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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What goes into a rifle silencer?

When looking at a rifle silencer, we need to look at several criteria. Let’s take a look at the Agent 556 rifle silencer.

Materials

Today, there are more materials than ever to make a quality rifle silencer out of. Things that dictate what is used come down to use case. The use case most of the time for a 556 silencer is high temperature capable with accuracy coming in second to that.

So the first thing that people do when they get their new 556 can is take it to the range and turn it into the forbidden popsicle, os so it seems… LOL

More times than not, people do not do this to their expensive and complicated purchase. But they will shoot it on short barrel rifles, machines gun and subject the silencer to heavy schedules of fire. A rifle silencer designed for heavy 556 use will have some sort of super alloy in the blast chamber, like 718 Inconel or the like. Our Agent has such a blast baffle in it. The next thing is that the baffle stack must be lightweight, rigid and durable. Here we also chose a specific material…titanium. Although titanium will spark initially when used due to ablative abrasion from gunpowder particles, once the sharp edges of the baffles near the bore line are smoothed out, this stops and the suppressor stops sparking. This phenomenon is experienced for different lengths of time based pretty much on barrel length. The longer the barrel, the less it sparks initially. But here is the magic of titanium. It melts at 1878 degrees and this is WAY past the point where it will do severe damage to the host weapon. So this is a super light material that has a high melting point and is capable of crazy strength numbers. The perfect combination for a light weight severe duty rifle silencer.

Rifle Silencer Baffle Design

So the next thing that really matters is the baffle design. With the Agent we designed the baffles strictly for 556 use and from the outset they have been optimized for this purpose. We wanted to make the absolute quietest silencer for a 556 rifle that we could while still making it as small as reasonably possible. This results in a rifle silencer that is small, light and quiet while still being very durable as well.

The Agent Silencer Tier 2 Kit

The main tactic used in the Agent suppressor baffle design is gas shear. This is where we cut the gas stream flowing through the suppressor into at least two separate streams and then force those two streams to interact in such a way that the gas flow is slowed and sort of recirculated inside the silencer.

This is a very effective design that is also a signature of Liberty Suppressors, where it also lowers the tone of the suppressor significantly. You see, tone makes as much of a difference as the level of the sound itself. Another thing we employ with the Agent is a special pressure lowering feature to reduce the amount of pressure pushed back into the rifle by letting it flow out of the front of the silencer. This is also effective in reducing the gassing that is experienced by the shooter of older silencer designs.

I hope this clears up a few things about the design factors going into a quality rifle silencer and that you are now better armed to make an informed decision. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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350 Legend Suppressor anyone?

Let’s take a look at what it takes to suppress the 350 Legend cartridge. This round has become very popular in recent years and for good reason. The 350 Legend is a round that can do almost everything. When choosing a 350 Legend suppressor, first is a need for one that can handle the energy. This means that most 9mm silencers on the market are not really suitable as they can not handle the pressures of a rifle round without causing stress fatigue issues in the silencer. With velocities basically a little over double that of 9mm Luger, this round has a lot more energy to deal with.

Infiniti X Lightweight multi caliber suppressor
The Infiniti X makes a great choice for a compact 350 Legend suppressor.

Take for instance our Infiniti X silencer, this particular model is made from titanium and is more than capable of doing the job as a 350 Legend suppressor as it is made from metals strong enough to handle the gas energy of the cartridge. When we designed the Infiniti X we wanted it to be the lightest and the strongest 9mm bore suppressor available that could also handle rifle cartridges. This is a big thing for us and with this design we have achieved it. A 350 Legend suppressor needs to be light as it is going to be used for hunting and you want the hunting system to be as light as possible to reduce hunter fatigue in the field.

So the next thing to consider is how the silencer is designed in regards to the gas column being delivered by the cartridge. The Mystic X and the Infiniti X are both designs that use the 9mm Luger as the basis for the energy flowing through the silencer. This means they are initially designed to be best performers with pistol caliber energy level rounds. So we took this basis and then started adjusting it till it performed well on these intermediate rifle rounds too. Here is the crux though, the initial design is what is the best round for the silencer, so these take a back seat to the next silencer I will recommend.

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The Goliath silencer makes the ultimate 350 Legend suppressor.

The real winner in the 350 Legend suppressor game is the Goliath. Although larger and more heavy than the Infiniti X, it works SO much better in suppressing the round. This performance comes from two things mainly. One is volume, the silencer is has more volume to work with. The next thing is the baffle structure is engineered to run with rifle rounds. So you have a silencer with more volume and is designed from the outset for rifle use. This is a combination made in heaven if you ask me. The weight of the Goliath is only 20 ounces and most of that weight is towards the rear of the suppressor so it doesn’t feel muzzle heavy either.

So there you have it, two very capable 350 Legend suppressor options that are designed for use with this cartridge and are available right now. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to discuss your needs and we will help you get the can you need headed to your dealer soon!

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A 10mm Suppressor you say?…

When you think of silencers, most people think of a 22lr suppressor, but there are several other calibers that are really fun to suppress and the 10mm AUTO is on of those rounds.

Why a 10mm Suppressor?

Part of the reason people like the 10mm AUTO cartridge is the power it delivers on target. Another reason is the cool factor. It being a relatively obscure cartridge, it isnt something that most people see everyday. Another thing about this round is that it is capable of taking on some pretty cool roles other than in a Glock model 20 pistol. It also responds to being suppressed really well and there is an active community of handloaders that make heavy, subsonic loads for it as well as the regular full power stuff.

The Cosmic is right at home on semi-auto handguns.

Enter the Cosmic and Goliath silencers

If you plan to put a suppressor on your 10mm AUTO, then you need something light, quiet, and durable like either our Cosmic or our Goliath suppressors. A 10mm suppressor needs to be able to handle the energy of the potent 10mm round as well as the gas volume this cartridge produces. Both of these silencers are capable of handling these criteria. The Cosmic suppressor will be better suited to pistol use where the user wants a semi-automatic handgun to cycle while firing. The Goliath, on the other hand, is perfect on builds like the CMMG Banshee in 10mm or the Hi-Point Arms 10mm Carbine

The Cosmic suppressor is designed from the outset for handgun use. This makes it smaller and lighter than it’s big brother the Goliath by nature, but this doesnt mean it lacks capability. The Cosmic will work really well for almost all applications that the Goliath can do PLUS it will cycle handguns too. Now that mean it is ALOMST as good as the Goliath in most applications, but not all. The Goliath silencer shines in the carbine applications for a 10mm suppressor. Things like the aforementioned semi-auto carbines as well as other unique builds like the TC Encore single shot builds in this caliber as well. These are the ones where the build can be tailored to subsonic rounds and the Goliath will be magical on these builds. With the volume of the Goliath, combined with the baffle technology, this would literally be “hollywood quiet” as the old saying goes…

The Goliath uses thread inserts to allow for multiple thread options.

So to summarize, if you are wanting a silencer for your 10mm build, we have a couple that will do the job really well. Go ahead and give us a shout so we can get your build started today and dont forget to keep your powder dry!

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A trick to adjusting POI on a 9mm silencer

When you use a 9mm silencer, there is a plethora of added parts to the pistol system that can affect accuracy. The silencer is the last part of that system and because of that, has the most potential to affect Point of Impact.

Cutaway booster assembly

How a 9mm silencer works with a booster

The first thing we have to understand is how the pistol and silencer work together. The part that connects the two devices is called a “Booster”. This little mechanism is a wonderful invention that allows the pistol to function with the added mass of the silencer to be attached to the end of the barrel. It also decouples the silencer momentarily from the gun so that the barrel can move before the the silencer does. This allows the gun to unlock and cycle in a new cartridge while the silencer “floats” in space in front of the gun. To keep this assembly repeatable, we have the booster indexed with little teeth inside the booster. There are ten of these teeth in the booster and ten slots that they fit into them. Our booster design for the Mystic X 9mm silencer family is designed in such a way that you can index the silencer in 36 degree increments.

So what this means is that we can unlock the booster and index it to a different position in the booster housing. The method to do this is pretty simple in our 9mm silencer assembly since the booster is not keyed for the full length of travel. Simply unload the gun, we dont want someone getting hurt doing this. Then grab the silencer and pull it away from the gun until the teeth in the booster clear the slots they fit into. Turn the silencer a little and reset the teeth into the next slot so not the teeth are shifted on slot in either the right or the left. This will also shift bullet impact as the silencer will impart a “nudge” to the bullet in flight due to the gas turbulence in the 9mm silencer.

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Various generations of Liberty boosters

When you shoot at the target the next time, you will notice the group will have shift somewhat to a new location based on the new index location of the booster. We here at Liberty will normally shift impact by indexing the booster until the group is at the 12 o’clock location and possibly high as it is simpler to aim based on a vertical location than any other. Normally this isnt a very large shift, but sometimes there are factors outside of our control and the planets just dont align. It is a thing that some guns just dont cohabitate with a silencer installed, but most do and this works 99.9% of the time. So if your groups are somewhere odd when you shoot suppressed, this may be the solve you are looking for. Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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The Liberty Tool Kit for silencer maintenance.

Silencer maintenance

The subject of silencer maintenance comes up fro time to time at Liberty and we work hard to support our users with equipment and information to help them with their suppressor experience. The main thing that comes up after how to install a suppressor is how do I take care of this thing? Do I clean it with the same stuff I use on my gun? Do I just use it and never maintenance it? These and many more come in regularly.

We suggest different regimens for different silencers. Take for instance, the Mystic X, this silencer is even marketed as take-apart. This tells the user that it is intended to be dismantled for cleaning or inspection. So people do just that, but sometimes they are not properly equipped to do this job. The proper tools will enable the user to take the suppressor apart and reassemble it without damage to the finish and it will also make the job easier at the same time.

To give you a simple run down for different silencers, follow this general guideline. If the silencer is a rimfire gun, then it needs cleaning every time the gun gets cleaned. Rimfire is very dirty and makes the silencer very dirty at the same time, so this means you should never shoot rimfire through a silencer that is not take apart in design. 9mm suppressor use is also a very common application and this is also a very dirty operation that requires regular maintenance and will serve you well to have the Liberty Tool Kit. Almost all rifle use does not normally need to clean the silencer. The rifle build up is minimal and for most people the time it takes to build up enough material to make a difference is decades. Heavy 556 use can fill up a suppressor in a year or two, but this is normal and is not a warranty item, so rebuilding the suppressor at the factory every few years is normal service work if you shoot tens of thousands of rounds per year and should be factored into the maintenance costs of using the rifle/suppressor combo. The same as replacing worn parts on the rifle, the silencer also have to be serviced. It is normal to have to do this, so just keep that in mind.

The proper tools…

The proper tools to maintain your silencer can vary from can to can. These tools are specially designed to work with your suppressor specifically and will be the best solution for your needs. The Liberty Tool Kit is designed for the Mystic X, Infiniti X, Cosmic and Centurion silencers specifically. These are all engineered with the same basic concept of assembly and these tools will work on all of them equally well. The Liberty Tool Kit contains a special tool that is not normally purchased by our silencer owners. This is the driver tool, it is used to protect the internal threads of the core when removing it from the tube and it also helps with holding the core while cleaning off material buildup.

Other tools in the Liberty Tool Kit are the ring wrench that is used to remove the tube retaining ring, the Liberty Multi-wrench and a nylon pouch to store the tools in when not in use. The ring wrench is the one tool we see not used the most as the retaining ring can get stuck from carbon build up and people will use pliers to remove it, lacking the ring wrench. This is terrible as it always chews up the retaining ring. This kit solves that. So when you grab your Dakota Tactical D54 and your Infinti X silencer, know that you can maintain this system properly with the Liberty Tool Kit.

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22LR Suppressor use on a Rimfire Rifle

Today we look at what is the optimal 22LR suppressor for a rimfire rifle and why we use one at all in this application.

Regulator rimfire silencer

There is a stark difference in the demands placed on the silencer when suppressing a pistol versus a rifle. The powder charge in a 22LR cartridge is consumed in the first 6″ to 10″ of bore in the gun barrel. What this means is that on a rimfire pistol we have unburnt gunpowder entering the silencer and then finishing the burn cycle. A 22lr suppressor is not actually designed for this application directly and it can cause wear to soft material baffles like aluminium. The term used for the damage that this can cause is ablative erosion, but that is for another blog post…

22LR Suppressor in a Rimfire Rifle

So , back to what I was saying. The rimfire pistol deals with the gas column in a different way from the rifle. The rifle is simply dealing with gasses and not burning powder particles. So since this is all the 22lr suppressor has to deal with on the rimfire rifle is can be optimized to work with this. What we have found is that it is imperative that you use subsonic ammunition in a rimfire rifle so the rounds do not break the sound barrier. This will make a lot of noise that there is no known technology to suppress. Once we know we have subsonic ammo, then we need some sort of silencer to capture the escaping gasses and allow them t expand some in a controller environment so they can lower their pressure and there by not reignite upon leaving the silencer.

Since all the powder is burned by this point and you are dealing with hot gasses only, the silencer can be a lot smaller. This is why we made the Vector 22lr suppressor modular in design. The extension module adds two more baffles to the system and this helps with use on a rimfire pistol. Since the gasses on a rimfire rifle are so much lower, the extension module can be removed and the shortened version can be used instead. This lends itself to a nice and lightweight package that is also fairly small too.

So if you are looking for a good, all purpose, 22lr suppressor then the Vector just might be the one you are looking for, for more info on the Vector and our other 22lr silencer offerings, just check us out at liberty cans.net
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Armageddon Gear Mystic X 9mm Suppressor Cover

Suppressors get hot during use. This is why we collaborated with Armageddon Gear to make a thermal heat shield cover for our most popular 9mm suppressor we offer.

Custom embroidery Armageddon Gear silencer cover.

9mm Suppressor Heat Problems

The 9mm suppressor that we are talking about here could be either the Mystic X or Infiniti X multi caliber suppressor. The silencers in use here also multi-purpose, so they are often used on rifles as well as pistols. The rifle use is really where we see the need for these suppressor covers from Armageddon Gear. When a suppressor is being used on a rifle it will absorb a tremendous amount of heat from the gas column passing through it. This heat is dissipated in two different ways. The first is regenerated back into the tail end of the gas column like a traditional gas regenerator and the second is through regular old conduction to the atmosphere around the outside of the silencer. This normally isnt a real problem, unless you want to see your sights and the target so you can line them up for a followup shot or something like that… Enter the suppressor cover, this wonderful device simply slips over the existing silencer and insulates it from the atmosphere temporarily to slow the radiation of the heat to the outside.

Notice I said it “slows” the radiation of heat, this is because it doesn’t stop the heat, but simply slows it down. The heat will eventually soak through and then the cover and suppressor will have to cool before use. Also, if your cover isnt made from special high temp materials, you can get the suppressor hot enough to melt covers like this Armageddon Gear suppressor cover. This cover is not a severe duty design to prevent burns at extreme temps but is designed to reduce heat mirage for follow up shots in a hunting situation. Those applications are different from the purpose of this one. So at the end of the day, this cover works perfectly for hunters and recreational target shooters or even entry teams that fire minimal amount of rounds on an entry. Another benefit from the cover is that since it is not metal, when it rubs on a limb in the woods, it will have a much more subdued sound opposed to the high pitched sound of titanium tubing rubbing on a branch in the forest.

Armageddon Gear suppressor covers just keep giving…

Another benefit from using a suppressor cover is that it breaks up the color pattern of the black part on the end of the barrel. It basically camouflages the firearm somewhat by adding the color to the end. Then finally there is one last benefit of using a suppressor cover…it helps you not to get burned! Yep, it will reduce the chances of getting burned from a hot suppressor. LOL I had to throw that in just for fun. Anyway, these are just some of the benefits of using the Armageddon Gear suppressor cover. Until next time, keep your powder dry.

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Cole Tac Boss Bag

So why do we sell the Cole Tac Boss Bag? Because it works.

The Cole Tac Boss Bag is a little piece of kit that will go unnoticed until you need it. It is one of those items that you didnt know you needed till you use it and then you are like “where has this been all my life?” When we added these to our webstore almost 8 years ago, we wanted to support an American made company and also sell a high quality product. We achieved bot of these with this one little item.

Cole Tac Boss Bag

The Cole Tac boss bag is used mainly in PRS shooting (precision rifle series) or more simply put, it is the little support pillow that you use to adjust elevation in a long range rifle. When a person is shooting at distance the rifle has to be aligned with the target to incredible levels of accuracy and this is not easily done with out devices designed to assist in this task. The Cole Tac boss bag is one such device and this bag works extremely well while also being very light at the same time so it wont kill your back when you take it to the field. They are made with 1000 denier corder nylon for long live in the harshest of conditions. What this means is that the material they are made from is super tough and almost indestructible. They are also filled with a kind of polymer beads that dont absorb moisture as well so even if you get out in the rain with the boss bag, they wont soak up a ton of water and weigh you down.

If you are looking for a nice stable shooting surface for you long range hunts or if your just banging steel, these are a great addition to your range bag. We have them in stock in our webstore too, so click this link to hop over and grab one today!

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What ammo do I need for my 9mm suppressor?

When looking over things that people frequently ask us about the world of suppressor ownership, one of the main things we find is ammunition choice for a 9mm suppressor.

Ammunition comes in two basic flavors in the world of 9mm suppressor ownership, and you need to start thinking in these terms if you want to get the most out of your 9mm suppressor. Super-sonic ammunition and subsonic ammunition.

Super sonic ammunition for 9mm silencer use.

When shooting super sonic ammunition through your 9mm suppressor, it will suppress the gun’s “bang” but there is a second noise that the silencer can not suppress.The supersonic flight noise of the projectile flying to the target is much louder than most people realize and is the number one complaint of a new silencer owner when they goto the range for the first time without knowing about this kind of ammunition to use. This is a common complaint and we have tried many different methods to educate people on it, but it is still a problem with new owners. For 9mm use, ammunition is running right at the super-sonic threshold and sometimes goes over this point. This speed is approximately 1070 feet per second and varies with all sorts of parameters, but understand that it is close to this number and if you go too fast, it will “crack” because the projectile is make a mini sonic boom as it flies down to the target.

Subsonic ammunition of 9mm suppressor use.

This is the most desirable ammunition for most applications. We understand that in some applications that certain ammo is needed, but for the most part this will be the ammo that you will want to use. The easiest way to know if the ammunition is subsonic is to shoot it. If it sounds super good and like a staple gun then it is subsonic, lol. At least that is how it should sound coming from one of our 9mm suppressors like the Infiniti X pistol silencer. All joking aside, some ammunition will be marked on the box as such. Another way to tell is to look at the bullet weight of the rounds you are thinking about using. if the bullet weight is 124 grains or less it is almost certainly super sonic ammunition. If the bullet weight is 147 grains or heavier then it will almost always be subsonic ammunition. There are instances where this doesnt work, but for the most part, it does.

Cutaway booster assembly
(Cutaway view of a booster showing component layout.)

Another thing to remember is that some 9mm subsonic ammunition is designed to be slow enough by reducing the energy of the powder charge. This will normally produce two things at once. The first is a nice sounding suppressor, the second is erratic cycling or failed cycling of the host weapon entirely. We have seen this often with handholds, the speeds are crazy slow and super quiet, but the gun wont cycle reliably. The recoil booster on the pistol silencer will help sometimes with this, but not always, there has to be enough energy to overcome the guns system as designed and some additional drag from the suppressor as well or it wont operate as intended.

These are the main things we look for when looking for ammunition for our 9mm systems with silencers installed on them. So if you have anymore questions, click on this link to be taken to the website for help.

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