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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.

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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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What is the best type of suppressor in 2023?

Suppressors come in many shapes and sizes. So when you are looking for the best type of suppressor, we want to look at several factors like application, price, familiarity with the process of ownership, what other suppressors owned, ect. Let’s take a look at these factors and see if we can clear up some of the confusion for people looking to get a new silencer.

Application

A lot of people that are new to silencers will want a one size fits all approach, but once this desire is filled, they start wanting another suppressor, but dont know exactly what they want. Here is my “secret sauce” test to see what I would recommend next for the person wanting another suppressor, but not knowing what that silencer is.

It takes a little time, but it works 100% of the time too. If you really want to get another suppressor and do the whole ownership process and spend the money and time to do it, then do this test first. It will save you a lot of buyers remorse down the road.

Get one of the little pocket notebooks or even start a note on your iPhone and every time you goto the range, log what you shoot, roughly how many rounds with that gun, and then literally any notes about what you was thinking about like, “wanting to shoot 22LR suppressor today but only had my Infiniti X so I used that.” These journal entry notes will give you a crazy amount of clarity on what you really want in a silencer versus what the current hotness is that you are looking at online.

I recommend logging at least ten range sessions before reading the results too so you can have some data points that are starting to lead you in a direction. Standard engineering practice is to collect at least 30 data points minimum, but sometimes we dont want to wait that long on picking our next suppressor…

Agent 5.56 rifle silencer suppressor
Agent 5.56 rifle silencer

Suppressor Price

This is a big one for a lot of people. This is why there are literally dozens of suppressor companies out there now at all price points. People have different budgets, valuations and desires. Once you figure out the caliber, now you can start looking at silencers in this caliber area and considering what your specs will be based on price point.

Say you want a 556 suppressor now that you have seen you shoot tons of 556 at your range sessions. So there are low cost 556 direct thread suppressors, mid level QA 556 silencer, and even high end special application 556 cans including things like the Zulu integral and titanium silencers like the Agent.

You are the only person that can decide how much a silencer should cost for you. Choosing a integral suppressor is a big decision and one that you will have to live with for quite some time, maybe even till you depart this realm. This being said, you should consider how much you will enjoy this purchase over the next few years and only you can decide this. Suppressors in the USA are built very well since the NFA makes ownership more complicated, so picking one that fits your desires is critical.

suppressor silencer integral suppressors

Process of Ownership (in the USA)

The process of ownership in the USA is kinda burdensome, and that is probably by design. Normally when congress passes a law about something they dont like, they will make the legal path to that activity very cumbersome for the person wanting to participate legally in the activity. Suppressor ownership is one of these activities and the process of ownership has to be factored in. The process for suppressor ownership in the US is something like this. You purchase the suppressor and then file some forms with the NFA branch of the ATF to transfer ownership to your from the gunstore. This process can take upwards of a year and I have seen it happen very fast too, you just really dont know for certain, but normally it take 8 months or so from the averages I have seen for the forms to clear. Then once the forms clear the ATF, you goto the gun store and pick up your suppressor with a traditional 4473 like any other gun purchase. This is the super simplified version, but you get the idea.

What other suppressor designs do you own?

The reason this one matters is that most people dont want to have redundant silencers to start out. They look to expand the range of guns that they can suppress and this usually involves getting different kinds of suppressors so they can cover these guns. The world of suppressor ownership is unique in that we have literally “do everything” silencers and the opposite end of the spectrum…integral suppressors. The integrals are the ones that most people become infatuated with after owning a couple of suppressor designs that are more versatile.

With all this I want to say, that there are no hard and fast rules to choosing your next suppressor, but these are the typical routes that most people follow. The integrally suppressed rifle is something that a lot of people wont find appealing in the beginning as it is a “one trick pony” and they can only use it like this, but after a while, this starts to look more and more appealing and people will gravitate to these eventually. Just seems to be human nature. Anyway, hope this was helpful and until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Material choices in the USA for 9mm suppressor use.

Well, it is interesting to know that we live in a constitutional republic and that said republic has really interesting laws that govern some unusual things. One of those things is silencers, you see, a silencer is a muffler, nothing more…nothing less. These specialized mufflers are used to tame the sound and recoil of firearms to more manageable levels. The reason, I believe, that these safety devices are regulated so heavily comes down to congress being uninformed as to what a suppressor is at all. 9mm suppressor design follows the intent of these laws in a sense and because the laws are so strict on ownership, the USA uses vastly different materials in their silencer designs than most other industrialized countries around the world. Let’s take a short look at some of these materials and how they perform in the silencer role.

Aluminium

The first material that is used in a 9mm suppressor is good ole aluminum. Yep, both 6061 and 7075 have been used in 9mm suppressor designs in the past and with great effect. The 9mm suppressor generates fairly low muzzle pressure so it lends itself to this wonder metal really well. The typical 9mm suppressor that is built with aluminum will weigh in at around 10 ounces or maybe less depending on the design and will usually perform really well. We have made silencers in the past like the Miranda and the Patriot out of aluminum and even some of our specialty cans like the Uzi LS were even made from it.

Stainless Steel

The next metal on the list is usually stainless steel. This metal also is in common use in 9mm suppressor designs but it is also heavier and more costly than aluminum comparatively. This typically will make it a more specialized design such as a submachine gun silencer or, in more recent times, a multi purpose silencer. This category though is really pretty broad and runs into several grades of stainless steel, typically separated into two main camps, the 300 series stainless steels and the 17-4PH variants.

The 300 series is basically any of the metals in this class, such as 303(18-8), 304, or even 316 stainless steel, these are all great for 9mm suppressor use, but of these 303 is not really suited for welding. If you want to weld a 300 series silencer, then use either 304 or 316. The reason 303 doesnt weld very well is because of the addition of sulphur to the alloy. The sulphur is added to make the metal easier to machine when turning out shapes in the lathe or mill.

Better Stainless Steel

When it comes to 17-4PH stainless steel, there are several grades as well. This main ones used in 9mm suppressor designs is either annealed, H1050 or H1100. The annealed version is the softest and is designed to be machined then heat treated once cut to shape. The main thing with this is that even the annealed 17-4PH stainless steel is over twice as strong as the best 300 series stainless steel. This is one of the reasons why it is a favorite of the silencer world in the USA. Now the main problem with 17-4PH is the cost, it does cost more than 300 series stainless steel, so there is a trade off here. Do you need the extra strength of the stronger metal or will the 300 series do everything you need. In most 9mm suppressor designs, the 300 series will be just fine and will last many lifetimes.

Infiniti X Lightweight multi caliber suppressor

Exotic Alloys

The last category is the exotic metals. Some 9mm suppressor designs are made from things like titanium or even other metals like inconel or some such as that. We use titanium in our Infiniti X 9mm suppressor for the main benefit, weight reduction. The strength of titanium is so great when compared to the weight is phenomenal. If you need a 9mm suppressor that is the absolute lightest as well as the strongest, then titanium if your metal. We rate our Infiniti X silencer for 300 Winchester Magnum, it is that strong even at the paltry weight of 7.7 ounces! That is the magic of titanium!

So I hope this clears up some of the questions about what metals are used in making silencers in the USA. Till next time, keep your powder dry!

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What finish is on my 9mm suppressor?

We have used many finishes over the years on our 9mm suppressor designs, but the most prolific and widely used has been and continues to be, NiB Cerakote. There is good reason for the use of this coating too, it is durable, relatively easy to apply, heat resistant and it looks good.

But before we delve too deep into our current coating let’s step back in time a little to look at what coatings we have used in the past that has led to the adoption of Cerakote.

The first coating we used back in the day was KG Gunkote that we bought from Brownells in the little spray cans. It is a thermal cure epoxy based coating that is durable and comes in many colors, it is also really easy to apply, and you heat cure it with an oven. This last feature is also it’s downfall. It seems that silencers get really hot at times and this is an epoxy based coating, which if you didnt know, is basically plastic. So we would see 9mm suppressor warranties come back for a variety of things and one was that the finish had burned off really fast.

Another finish we have used in the past, and yes…even on our 9mm suppressor models, is natural metal finish, also known as “in the white” in machine shop circles.This is a rather difficult one to pull off though as it ends up that you can scratch it so easily. It looks really good though and we have done it a lot in the past. The good thing about this finish is that it doesnt burn off and we do not have to outsource the finishing. Just polish it out in the same machines you cut it out on and your done.

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The next evolution in our silencer finishing journey in salt bath nitride. We used this finish for several years on a few of our suppressor models, but only on part of our 9mm suppressor parts. The Mystic X and it’s family all share a tube retaining ring that is black nitride treated. This is a great finish, but typically leaves the metal with a shiney finish… (not something you would want on a 9mm suppressor) So what we have figured out is that we have to prepare the retaining rings by media blasting them first to matte finish them prior to nitride coating. This makes them a nice dull black that is also durable.

Then we arrive at Type C Cerakote, the finish that we feel is the perfect finish for a silencer. This coating is incredible in that it can withstand an enourmous amount of heat, which even 9mm suppressor use can generate. This typically comes from either 5.56mm NATO as it is a very hot round when run through a silencer. Another is 9mm NATO when run full auto through a silencer. These two scenarios can easily burn off the finish of a painted silencer that is coated with something like Gunkote, or any of the thermal set resin type finishes. So we opted for the most durable finish we could find when we chose Cerakote as we just wanted it to work.

I hope you enjoyed this little discussion on why we use the finish we use and until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Best 22LR suppressor for a new owner

When you think about a rimfire silencer, you think of things like the Regulator 22lr suppressor or the Vector rimfire suppressor, but there are other options as well.

You see, the new silencer owner also has other biases that they need to consider when choosing their first 22lr suppressor. These things include, clean-ability, sound suppression and weight as well as a host of other things like price and size. We will look at a few of these and a couple of silencer options that you might not consider as well.

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22LR Suppression

Come on… we all know this is the real reason for buying the 22lr suppressor to start with. That “movie gun” sound that can only come from a suppressed 22lr is the magic that all suppressor owners strive for. We know that since this is the main criteria that we want to make sure to address this first and foremost. Even with other options on the table, the best suppressors for this task are the dedicated 22lr suppressor designs like the Regulator Ti and the Regulator. These are leading class sound reduction (with subsonic ammunition of course) and will last a lifetime with some routine maintenance. The next level up from this would be small bore rifle silencers. These would be very effective on suppression, but not practical as they are large and bulky compared to the design specific 22lr suppressor. Also, dedicated rifle silencers are not user cleanable for the most part and this poses a problem for rimfire use, cleaning…. This normally requires a trip back to the maker for cleaning and that can get costly.

Weight and Size

The next area that makes the most sense is in the physical weight and size of our choices. Now, of course, the dedicated models will be the best choice here again… (are you seeing the pattern yet?) But we can look at a few other ideas too. Another great choice for a light weight rimfire silencer is the Infiniti X multi caliber silencer. The Inifinti X is designed for maximum caliber choices (including all rimfire calibers) and light weight at the same time. So if oyu want options with your 22lr suppressor then you can also choose something like the Infiniti X as well as it will still allow light weight and excellent suppression too.

Price

Here is where the point to be considered leans towards the dedicated 22lr suppressor. The price of the silencer is one of the biggest factors for many people and a dedicated rimfire silencer will almost always be significantly cheaper than any other option out there. So if you plan to only shoot rimfire ammunition and price is a major factor for you then you will probably want something like a Regulator 22lr suppressor. You still get class leading…or some might even say… movie gun quiet out of it, and you can save some money in the process.

As you can see, these are just a few of the possible factors to consider when looking for a 22lr suppressor, but these are the ones we see the most often and the solutions we find for them. So what do you think is a factor for you? We would like to know and until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Suppressor Tips – Finding the Best Suppressor

Tips for Finding the Best Suppressor

With so many suppressors on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. The team at Liberty Suppressors offers high-quality suppressors. In today’s blog post, our silencer shop is here with some tips for finding the best suppressor. Learn more about how to buy a suppressor that fits your needs and shop our selection at Liberty Suppressors today!

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Determine the Type of Suppressor You Need

There are different suppressors for different types of firearms, so you ‘ll need to figure out which one is right for your gun. For example,  if you have a rifle, you’ll need a different suppressor than if you have a handgun. 

You can find suppressors designed for specific types of guns at Liberty Suppressors. If you’re not sure, our team can help you choose the right suppressor based  on the make and model of your gun.

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Get Your Paperwork in Order

In order to purchase a silencer, you’ll need to fill out an ATF Form 4 packet and get your documents in order. The process can seem daunting, but our team at Liberty Suppressors is here to help. Once you’ve found a dealer, you can pick up a pre-filled ATF Form 4 packet. From there, complete the packet and mail it to ATF. Once it’s received, you can pick up your Liberty suppressor or silencer kit!

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Know the Laws

Suppressors are regulated by the National Firearms Act, so it’s important to know the ins and outs of the law before making a purchase. For example, you’ll need to have a clean criminal record and be 21 years of age or older to purchase a silencer. You should also be aware of the transfer process, as suppressors can only be transferred to individuals in your state.

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Shop at Liberty Suppressors

When you’re ready to purchase a suppressor, shop at Liberty Suppressors. We offer a wide selection of suppressors for different types of firearms. Plus, our team can help you with the paperwork and answer any questions you have about suppressors.

Visit Our Suppressor Shop Today

Whether you’re learning how to buy a suppressor or ready to start the process of equipping your gun with a suppressor, you’ve come to the right place. Liberty Suppressors— a Georgia-based company — is here to offer high-quality suppressors made with the very best materials. Shop now!

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Why the Liberty Kit is for True Patriots

At  Liberty Suppressors, we create some of the finest silencers on the market and provide you with some of the best merch and cleaning supplies to match it. We offer a huge variety of product packages to help you rep our brand and keep your silencer clean. The Liberty Kit is one of these packages and can help patriots all over America care for their suppressors.

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Made In America

At Liberty Suppressors, all of our products are made right here in the U.S. When you shop with us, you are not only supporting an American-owned and operated company, but you are supporting American manufacturing companies in and around the U.S.

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Keep Your Firearm Clean

Owning a firearm isn’t just about exercising your Second Amendment rights, having the ability to hunt with your firearm, or defending yourself. Instead, maintaining your firearm and your silencer is something that allows you to properly and patriotically own your firearm — and the Liberty kit helps you to do just that.

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Rep Some Liberty Suppressor Merch

Liberty Suppressors is an American company that specializes in helping you to hunt, shoot, and defend yourself safely and effectively. The Liberty Kit is the perfect way to express your patriotism through supporting a company that helps you to exercise your Second Amendment rights effectively.

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Support an American Company

As a United States company, we are committed to providing you with products made right here and supporting our employees in our Georgia community. If you are looking to support your neighbors, the Liberty Kit can help you do just that!

The Liberty Kit not only includes our suppressor cleaning kit, but also some sweet merch for everyday life. If you are looking to support an American company and safely utilize your silencer, the Liberty Kit is for you. Shop this kit and much more today!

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A 22LR Suppressor is the best way to quietly bring in the new year!

If you have never shot a 22LR suppressor then I strongly recommend you either find a friend with one or goto a range that will rent you one. Thi9s is a treat you have to experience to understand. The rifle suppressor world is one that invokes movie gun levels of “quiet” and tonal qualities and when you get the instant feedback from steel targets it just turns the whole thing up another level!

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

When I goto the range I normally take a Regulator Ti 22LR suppressor and a Ruger MK II pistol. I know this is old school, but it is my favorite host weapon. Today you can get the newer version of this wonderful handgun from Ruger with several improvements. The Regulator Ti is one of the quietest 22LR suppressor options on the market and is incredibly light at less than just 4 ounces! This makes it literally disappear on the end of your host weapon since it weights less than most muzzle brakes.

Another great choice is the Vector as it is designed from the ground up with ease of maintenance in mind and it also has several other features that make it attractive to the 22LR suppressor owner. Some of these are things like, modularity and the fact that it can be dismantled with simple hand tools for cleaning. A lot of people like the fact that when used with subsonic ammunition on a 22LR rifle, it can be configured to be just 5″ long so it is more compact and still provides world class suppression. We have a couple of youtube videos about the features of this suppressor and one where we shoot over two thousand rounds through it and then show how easy it is to clean it afterwards. Once you watch this video you can see why this design is so desirable to the 22LR suppressor owner.

Both of these 22LR suppressor options are only as good as the host weapon and the and good quality subsonic ammunition used in them. Without these two items the whole system is kinda moot, and you will need see the actual benefits of a good quality suppressor. But with good subsonic ammunition like CCI Standard Velocity you will see stellar performance and it is life changing. I hope this helps oyu with your 22LR suppressor decision making process and if you have any questions just give us a call as 706-661-6911 or email us at support@libertycans.net

Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Christmas Ideas that are easy!

When you think of silencers, you think that the process involves forms and time, but did oyu know that Liberty Suppressors also has a ton of other stuff that is not regulated like suppressors?

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We have all sorts of things like Cole-tac Boss Bags, Armageddon Gear suppressor covers and even Dead Air Keymo mounts!

If you think about it, the Dead Air Keymo mount is one of the best values in non-regulated items in the suppressor world. The Dead Air Keymo mount works on a large quantity of different silencers and in our opinion, it is the best QD mount available in 2022. So if the Dead Air Keymo mount is something that you have been looking at picking up, now is the time! We have limited stock on hand and they are ready to go.

Now, shifting to the body of the silencer, if you shoot long range or just target shoot more than a few rounds at a time, you know that heat mirage is a huge problem with scoped rifles. This is why we have the Armageddon Gear suppressor cover as an option for people on many of our silencers. The Armageddon Gear suppressor cover allows the user to shoot their rifle many more times than would be possible without the Armageddon Gear suppressor cover before heat mirage makes target acquisition possible. You see heat rises off of the silencer when you shoot and this heat causes mirage to distort the view through the scope or even mechanical sights… So if you hunt with your silencer another benifit of having a Armageddon Gear suppressor cover is that the noise of the suppressor rubbing against foliage is toned down and made to be more subdued and not sound so foreign in nature. Armageddon Gear suppressor cover is made of ballistic materials and this cloth has a more appropriate color in the field as well. It blends in really well.

Last but not least is the Cole-tac Boss Bag. This device is not for the silencer directly, but instead it aids in aiming the rifle and supports the shooter in odd positions. The Cole-tac Boss Bag is a support system that the PRS community has been using for a while now and is an invaluable resource for field ops as well. At the range, the Cole-tac Boss Bag keeps the gun nice and steady when confirming zero or shooting groups to confirm which handholds perform the best or even to just put your elbow on so you dont rest on the bench, it has tons of uses. The Cole-tac Boss Bag is lightweight and works really well when out hunting too. If oyu need a good steady bag at the lady of the rifle that is still lightweight, then the Cole-tac Boss Bag is just the thing for you. It just works and works and works…

Cole Tac Boss Bag

These are just a few of the things we have in the webstore that you can get without paperwork and we are here to get you going, dont hesitate to give us a call or goto the website and reach out via email!

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Taking a silencer and other NFA items to the range

If you have never owned an NFA item, that being a silencer, short barreled rifle or some other regulated item, then you might want to read on as this article discusses a few items about this subject that we have ran across at times. We will reference silencer or suppressor from here on out as this is the most common item people have on the NFA registry that will require a form 4. Please also be aware that we are not lawyers here at Liberty and you should consult a qualified attorney if you need clarity on the laws pertaining to NFA items, with all that said, let’s dive in!

The first thing that comes up is someone such as a law enforcement officer, asks if you have paperwork on the item. This doesn’t happen very often, but it does occasionally happen. First off, there is no law that says you have to prove you own the silencer, SBR, etc. But that doesn’t stop some uninformed LEOs from giving you a hard time and possibly taking your item if you cant prove it is yours. Silencers draw a lot of attention since they are very obvious (and cool) and what we have found solves almost ever problem like this is to have a copy of your transfer form with you while you are out and about with your suppressor. Some people will make 1/4 scale copies and laminate them, but we find that a regular copy stored in the gun case works really well in this instance. It is always with the item and easy to find. Having a copy of this form will neutralize almost all of these encounters and might even get someone else into NFA, who knows?

What do you do if a private citizen asks for your forms? Honestly, it is up to you how you handle this, but I would politely tell them I dont have to prove ownership to them and keep on enjoying my silencer. Just remember, you dont have to prove anything to some random person who is trying to leverage you about your property. This is something that we have ran into in the past more than in more recent times, as silencers get to be more commonplace, we see this one happen less and less. But it does happen. You can flip this too, if you want to win over another “convert” to the world of suppressor ownership, you could explain that it is legal for them to own silencers and that it is a pretty simple form that you file with the ATF and then show them the form and how you did yours to sell them on the idea. Some people are just curious so capitalize on this curiosity.

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The next thing to discuss is taking NFA items across state lines. Some NFA items can not leave your home state without a special form being filed prior to taking them out of state. Make sure you check into this before leaving the state with a regulated item, this could turn into a huge problem if you run into trouble and the ATF gets involved. Fortunately, silencers are exempt from this rule so they can be transported into any state that they are legal in from your home state. So taking your silencer from Georgia to Texas to hunt wild hogs is fine without any special forms being filed to do so. Just make sure if you have other NFA items that you make sure they are good to go too before taking off for the Texas hill country.

Also, some other things to prepare for are, people will ask if they are legal and some will ask where you got it. Some will start telling you about their exploits, some of which is probably incriminating… It happens…lol. Another thing is people routinely forget that silencers get VERY hot with even moderate use. I have seen melted range bags, gun cases and even jackets. So keep it in mind and allow time for the silencer to cool before you have to leave so you are not doing the hot potato game with it while heading to the car. Also dont forget that most QA mounts are not quick DETACH as the can heats up and locks the mount into position until it has had time to cool down some letting the part shrink a little and allowing the the mount to release. Another reason to allow the can time to cool before leaving the range.

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I also never leave NFA items like silencers on the bench when going downrange to change targets or check grouping and such, it would be almost impossible for you to sprint the 100 yards back to the bench then out to the parking lot to get a tag number if some one grabbed your can while you was down range checking targets. Either have someone sit with the items or take them with you. either way, I cant stress this enough, dont leave them unattended…at all. People get complacent and forget that people will do dumb stuff like score your favorite 22 can when you aint watching… dont trust anybody. I know it shouldn’t need saying, but it is the reality we live in here…

I hope you have enjoyed this little trip down the rabbit hole with me today and in the future, just be safe and careful and you will be fine…till then, keep your powder dry.

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Firearm suppressor safety concerns.

I wanted to take a minute to talk about something that a lot of people seem to simply dismiss. That is safety surrounding the use of a silencer.

You see, people tend to think of the suppressor as a safety device and they are not wrong here. There are also some concerns that tend to surface in the warranty department from time to time as well. I figured it would be a good topic to inform people of the common and not so common items that tend to show up for warranty and that are true safety concerns.

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  1. People seem to think that if a bullet will fit in the front of a silencer, that it can be used with this caliber. Sometimes this happens even when the maker clearly states otherwise. We speculate that it is because the end user feels the silencer company is simply wanting to sell more suppressors by not rating a particular model of silencer for a slightly larger caliber. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Silencers here at Liberty are typically bored .050″ over the marked caliber for clearance of the bullet in flight, possible base yaw from unstabilized rounds, and stacking tolerance issues between the host firearm and the silencer. If you add .050 to a 9mm bullet (.354), you get .404″ The Mystic X is bored slightly bigger at .413″ at the muzzle end. Note a 40 S&W is .400″ diameter. Technically it will fit, but with only the thickness of a couple of sheets of paper all the way around…at the muzzle. Here is the rub, the other end of the silencer is not this big as the bore is tapered… In fact is it significantly undersized and will not pass a 40 cal bullet at all. Rule to follow here: Do not use calibers bigger than the rated calibers from the maker of the silencer.
  2. Using the wrong silencer for the job at hand. Seems that a lot of people think all silencers are made the same, unfortunate this is not true. Suppressors are made for a host of different jobs to include hunting, long range shooting, recreational shooting, training, patrolling and combat. Some are severe duty cycle engineered so they will survive heavy firing schedules and some are designed to be the lightest silencer possible for deployment in the field for hunting to keep fatigue to a minimum. Using something like the Mystic X on a machine gun will end in terrible failure typically. This silencer isnt designed for this kind of severe duty. It is meant to be used in semi-auto applications, where the suppressor can dissipate the heat from use over time, machine-guns typically build up heat so fast that the suppressor can easily be heated cherry red in just minutes. This is not a safe condition to operate your silencer in and you should stop if you see it turning red and allow it to cool. There are silencers that are available and designed for this application though and using them will extend the cycle time of a machine-gun, but even those will fail under prolonged exposure to full auto fire.
  3. Assuming things do not change during use. This comes in the form of not checking to see if the silencer is loose after shooting it some, typically before it gets too hot to touch. We have seen this one all to often, a person gets a new silencer. Installs it on their rifle, shoots a couple of magazines of rounds through it. Suddenly and for what appears to be no reason at all, the accuracy goes down hill. The groups open up on target and some of the bullet holes are no longer round but shaped like the side profile of the bullet! What has happen here is the suppressor “shot” loose. The heating of the parts in the system, the barrel and suppressor end-cap, will cause them to work loose. they are made from two different metals that have different thermal expansion characteristics, not to mention they are two different sizes and shapes. This typically results in the rear cap expanding faster than the barrel and therefore the thread interface will loosen as the rear cap grows. This causes the suppressor to drop in the front since the thread fit is looser now and then you start getting baffle strikes at the exit end of the suppressor. Hence the sudden change in accuracy and the key holing in the target.

These are some of the concerns we have encountered over the years, so the point is, follow the manufactures recommendations and if you dont know for sure, ask before you try it and keep that suppressor tight!

Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Who is the perfect silencer owner?

We look at the silencer owner in 2022 and what they look like now. This is a interesting subject that shows the variety of people that have learned how beneficial a silencer is and that we can all benefit from the use of silencers on our favorite firearm.

The group of people that use firearm silencers are as varied as the types of firearms that they use them on. We have the obvious tactical guy and the not-so-obvious girly girl, both benefitting from silencer use. Let’s take a look at the most common types I have observed:

Tactical training AR15 guy: You know the guy, he shows up to the range with a really nice carbine and a top tier suppressor on it, shoots Mozambique drills for an hour then packs up and goes home. These guys may seem like a bunch of posers to some, but what they really are is interested young people that want to enjoy the freedoms afforded to them by their fore fathers. I am glad to see them on the range. I hope that they continue to goto the range and practice, it may come in handy one day, you never know.

22 Timmy/ 22 Lily: these people love coming to the range with dad so they can shoot the 22 rifle with the Regulator Ti silencer on it. This has to be the highlight of the week! The steels at 50 yards never stood a chance! These will be our countries leaders in 25 years so it is important that they understand what the Constitution is and how we can participate in the process and knowing civics is a good part of that. This is part of that process.

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The soccer mom: This segment is the sleeper cell of the gun community, you never expect this one as they dont normally look like the type that would enjoy coming to the range. When you see them step up to the line though, you know they are all business and love to shoot the Glock custom with the Centurion on it (and they like it even more if it has a little oil in it to help reduce first round pop). We are seeing an increasing amount of “mom” shooters who want a suppressor to make their favorite gun more fun to shoot.

The newly minted gun owner: These people are the 21 and 22 years olds who have just come of age and are well versed with the internet and have found that they can have a silencer because of youtube and the long list of companies making high quality silencers for them now. These are the next leaders of this country and we are glad to see them taking to this part of their birthright like they should. These people pick the multi caliber suppressor as their first foray into NFA as they are being frugal and this allows the most versatility for the cost involved. The Mystic X seems to be their silencer of choice and for good reason.

22lr silencer for pistol or rifle use.

The grand dad of the newly minted gun owner: These are typically people who were born in the 70s, these people were accustomed to guns being fairly easy to get and have, but never really thought about owning silencers as no one really knew who to get them from. Plus add to this the problem of there being very few makers at the time as well and this just compounded the problem. With the machine-gun ban of 1986 still in their minds, they love having freedom and these silencers, which were reserved for the elite few that knew where to get them, are grabbing them up now to protect what little hearing they have left.

The immigrant: These people came into the country mostly after the iron curtain fell in the 90s and have lived under communist rule. They know full well how the world works when the populace is disarmed and do not have the ability to defend themselves from evil people intent on committing evil acts against them. They love the freedom that comes from living in the USA and want to participate in all of it. These people are awesome and I take my hat off to them.

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Last but not least, a silencer is sometimes found on the gun of a veteran. These people know the price of freedom as they have seen it first hand. The cost is high and they don’t want to just toss it aside like some discarded piece of clothing. They also understand that governments can go bad and that it is up to the people to make course corrections when this happens and that the three boxes of liberty have to be cared for. They train, but hope they never need it. These people are the ones that will be there when you need them most.

This is my thoughts on what I have seen at the range in the past couple of years and the people I have observed using a silencer. I may be way off base, but that is what it looks like to me. Thank you for your time.

David Saylors

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Silencer !?! – When is the best time to buy a new silencer?

The short answer for your first silencer…a year ago.

The long answer is that a silencer takes about a year to clear ATF paperwork and if you wanted it before that time, it takes a very understanding gun dealer to work with you. The process is pretty straight forward these days with the indivual purchasing the silencer from the dealer, then the dealer prepares the ATF Form 4 paperwork for the purchaser, who will in turn, will also have to do some steps to the forms before submitting them to the ATF NFA branch for processing.

You see, gun silencer purchases are regulated by the NFA branch of the ATF. The National Firearms Act branch regulates many specialty firearms such as machine-guns and sawed off shotguns. This list even includes the silencer as well even though it is treated as a firearm yet is in no way able to act as a firearm at all… But I digress…

The Liberty Sovereign makes a great hunting silencer.

A silencer that is purchased by an individual will need to be taxed before the individual can legally posses it. You see, it is really about the money and not about regulating the silencer. As long as the tax is paid, the ATF really doesnt care about the suppressor, only that it is possessed by the person who paid the tax on it. That is all… It is kinda strange when you submit your paperwork in that you would think that it shouldn’t take very long to do a back ground check and then put your name in the registry by your serial number and be done with it, but it isnt that simple. It seems that the office where the paperwork is done is staffed with between 10 and 20 people usually and the number of forms submitted is well north of 1/2 million annually. This means that each person is processing thousands of applications each year and each one of the applications has several steps that must be done internally.

On top of all that , there is the 200$ tax associated with the transfer and this tax is due on every silencer that is submitted. Additionally, the tax is due every time the silencer changes ownership too, so if you sell it to your neighbor, that same suppressor you paid 200$ to register in your name, will now be taxed at 200$ again to be registered in the neighbor’s name. Every time it changes ownership, it is taxed. Now dealers have special rules associated with them doing business, but if it is on a Form 4 and it goes to a dealer, it is a taxed transfer to goto the dealer! The only action that is not taxed, is the destruction of the item, they do not tax this action for some reason. So if you get tired of owning a silencer and want rid of it but nobody will buy it or even take it, even for the tax owed on the transfer, then you can legally destroy the silencer and let the ATF know that is has been destroyed and they will make it destroyed in the NFRTR and you are good to go…as long as you actually destroyed it.

When you should get your silencer for your hobby?

Now with all this out of the way, there are times of the year when it is good to get your silencer depending on what you plan to do with it. Summertime is good if you want to get it in time for the spring competition season, the silencer should clear ATF by then and you are good to go. If you want it by hunting season, then no later than December or January would be my target window so you will have it by opening day. If you want some time to work up handholds to use with your new silencer before hunting season starts then you will probably want to submit forms in July, this should get it out of transfer in the May or June time frame, giving you time to develop your load before you need it in hunting season.

Basically the best time to get your silencer is one year ago, but if that isnt possible, then right now is the next best time followed by the suggestions above for when you plan to use it, pretty much plan for a year to get everything cleared and in your possession. Sometimes this isnt even enough time, but that seems to be the exception and not the rule lately. If the e-Forms system ever gets going like it should, these time will be dramatically reduced, we can only hope…

Until next time, keep your powder dry.

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Multi Caliber Suppressor Perfection

OK, we all know about the Mystic X multi caliber suppressor and how it has the prestige of being the from the first true multi caliber suppressor, the Mystic. We have never stopped improving on this concept either. The next logical evolution in this genre is the Cosmic which turns out, is a really good multi caliber suppressor too. The Cosmic silencer was designed so that it maximized the pistol calibers for suppression and minimized weight by excluding the heavy rifle calibers from the caliber list. This is not a problem for most people though as it will still cover many rifle calibers on normal barrel lengths (read that as longer barrels) so the pressures wont damage the core in the Cosmic silencer. Seems that there was still a “hole” in the multi purpose suppressor lineup though so we started looking at customer feedback and came to realize that what people wanted was the Infiniti X silencer.

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The Infiniti X is literally a Mystic X made of solid titanium…sans tube retaining ring… which brought the weight down to a feather like 7.7 ounces! It is so light that you literally dont know it is on the barrel. The magic here is that since it is titanium the heat is mitigated really well too, it cools down really fast and has a great tone as well. This is something that is often overlooked when people are shopping for suppressors…tone. The tone of the silencer will make the who system sound either sharp or dull, or if the tone is deep, it can measure higher on the sound meter, but will be perceived as quieter as low tones are felt by humans as quieter.

So now your asking yourself, “Which multi caliber suppressor is right for me?” The answer is not really simple either, you have to figure out what features are the most important for you and these include things like:

a. Sound
b. Weight
c. Cost
d. Tone
e. Versatility
f. Heat Dissipation
g. Size
h. Support

Let’s dive into these a little more…

a. Sound – This is obvious but it is the reason you are buying a silencer to start with. If you are not picking it for sound, then why get one at all? It should sound good on the calibers you plan to use it on with a pleasing tone.

b. Weight – This is sometimes a factor that is given up when choosing a multi caliber suppressor as it needs to withstand the punishment of the larger calibers, so this is another reason we feel the Mystic X is a great choice as it comes in at a great weight while still handling 95% of the calibers you will come in contact with.

c. Cost – This is one that gets most people. Silencers can get expensive, being made with costly materials and carrying tons of engineering costs to develop high sound suppression in a efficient package, combined with a small market makes them seem really costly. This is where we have to explain that the reason they cost som much in the USA is the NFA, if the feds were not involved, there would be disposable silencers that would be REALLY cheap all over the place. The fact that they are regulated so heavily has forced makers to spend significant resources on developing silencers that will last a lifetime in the harshest environment known to mankind, thereby making them practical to own.

mystic multi caliber suppressor

d. Tone – This is one of those areas where a lot of people dont put much thought when choosing a silencer. The tone of the suppressor will determine whether it seems loud or not to the end user. A nice deep tone is the goal with all silencer makers and some designs work better than others. For instance, the Mystic X has a deeper tone than the Infiniti X due to the use of the stainless steel in the core material. This metal is less prone to ringing than the titanium used in the Infiniti X. So it sounds better even though they meter almost identical.

e. Versatility – When choosing a multi caliber suppressor, one must consider the options of mounting solutions. We here at Liberty have seen just about everything and have adapters to fit almost all of those options in stock. We stock so many choices for our multi caliber suppressors that sometimes it overwhelms the end user from all the choices. What we try to do it build out the user with a kit of mounts that is minimal in nature but still covers all the guns the end user wants to suppress. Sometimes we end up making custom mounts to fill in the holes, but that is what we are here for…

f. Heat Dissipation – This really only becomes a factor for a limited segment of the shooting community. The long range shooters and the hunters where there is significant round counts being fired. The silencer gets very hot during use and this heat has to go somewhere. It normally bleeds off into the atmosphere and then once cool, the shooter can see the sights once again to get an accurate shot. The heat that comes off the barrel will produce mirage and this mirage makes follow up shots more difficult and less accurate ,this is why we have thermal covers for our silencers, to prevent this problem for most shooters.

g. Size – The size comes in for many people but what makes a difference to most people is two pronged. Aesthetics and practicality. The aesthetic portion is for people that want the system to look a certain way, this is fine and we like this kind of thing ourselves, like our MP5 has a Centurion because it is cool. The other gourd is the hunter group where they want it to be compact or lightweight for a field carry. You know the saying… ounces equal pounds…

centurion 9mm silencer

h. Support – This is where we feel the game ends. If you cant pick up the phone and talk to a human on the other end who can get you the answer you need, then what good is the product? Email is great too, because it is simple to use, but you need quality customer support that is here to help you if you have a problem and need assistance in solving it. We have always felt this is a priority with us and will continue to provide this to our users as long as we can. It isnt much good to have a can and no way to get information about it that isnt on the website in a pinch… We are here for you.

This is what we consider when choosing a multi caliber suppressor, what do you place priority on when choosing your silencers? We are curious to know…

Keep your powder dry.

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What is the perfect pistol silencer?

The answer is … it depends. The perfect pistol silencer doesn’t currently exist to be honest. This is because there are many different jobs that a good pistol silencer would have to do well and there is no such thing as a one size fits all…

The closest thing we can think of though, is the Centurion pistol silencer. With this comes some positives as well as some negatives, but the positives are overwhelmingly more common.

We will start with weight. The Centurion pistol silencer is built to handle submachine gun use therefore the durability and weight have to compliment each other, make it too light and it will fail on PCC (pistol caliber carbines) make it too heavy and it will not work well on handguns due to recoil dampening. So we struck a balance where it can withstand a great deal of sub gun use and is still light enough for pistols too. The weight came out to 7.9 ounces with the 17-4PH stainless steel core and titanium tube. The weight goes up a little when you add a booster, but not a great deal. Booster installed weight is 12.5 ounces as our booster has a stainless steel body for long life as well…

Centurion 9mm pistol silencer
Dakota Tactical D54 with Centurion

The net thing you will notice is how small it is for what a pistol silencer like this can do. It is a mere 6.5″ overall length and just a paltry 5.3″ without the booster installed, like when you run it on that PCC…

We also wanted to look at some other options though for a perfect pistol silencer, so we grabbed the Infiniti X and the Cosmic as well to see how they could stack up against this can. Albiet longer by a full 3 inches, the Infiniti X using the titanium core is 7.7 ounces!!! Literally .2 ounces lighter! Now that is amazing for a pistol silencer! The magic comes in when you hear it though, it is insanely quiet with 9mm subsonic ammunition. This suppressor has to be heard in person to understand how good it sounds, it is next level. So comparing the Infiniti X to the Centurion on sound suppression would not really be fair, the Infiniti X will win that contest every time. But you have to remember that if you plan to make this a night stand rig, you probably want it to be smaller so the Centurion will be the better choice for this fact alone. A pistol silencer needs to be quiet enough to preserve your hearing during intense events, but a few decibels one way or the other wont make a huge difference here.

Now up to this point, there has only been 9mm cans in the race, so what happens when you bring in a 45 ACP silencer like the Cosmic? We get more caliber versatility of course, so now we can include the capability of a 10mm suppressor and a 45 ACP suppressor to the mix. Neither of the previous suppressors can do this at all. The Cosmic pistol silencer will be noisier than the others on 9mm calibers too since the bore is so much larger, but this is offset by the expanded caliber list it can use. Since the Cosmic also has a stainless steel core, it weighs in at 9.5ounces so it is somewhat heavier than it’s siblings here, but not by a significant amount. It is still 3″ longer than the Centurion and this might be your determining factor over caliber versatility. These are some of the considerations when choosing a pistol silencer for personal or range use. So now that you all this to chew on go on over to the website to see more about all of these suppressors and to pick one for yourself!

Until next time, keep your powder dry!

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What is a “Neilson Device” or “Booster” needed for?

silencer booster assembly
A parade of silencer boosters showing the various revisions over the years.

The Neilson device has several names in the silencer industry. They go by Neilson device, for the person who invented it, they are also known as “Boosters”, Linear Decouplers, or LIDs (Linear Inertia Device), but the most common name by far is booster. Now we need to clarify something here too. These devices do not add recoil back to the system as the name implies. It is actually quite the opposite and I hope to explain that here.

Cutaway booster assembly
Cut-away view of a booster assembly showing how the internal parts are located.

The point of the booster is to allow the host firearm to work properly with the additional mass of the silencer to be on the end of the barrel. The pistol is not engineered with the mass in place so we have to figure out how to get it to work with the existing engineering. The early days solved this problem with silencers that were super lightweight. and then the gun was modified with extra lightweight springs to allow for cyclic operation even with the reduced recoil of the host weapon with the silencer attached. You see almost all pistol caliber handguns made in the modern era are made from what is known at the “Browning” design where the barrel moves back and down to unlock from the slide so the gun can self load the next round in the magazine.

pistol silencer booster
Here is the barrel is “locked” with the slide on the pistol creating a locked breech.

The problem with silencers is that they reduce the amount of recoil the pistol sees and most of the time will reduce it to the point that the pistol will not function properly on its own. The solution is two pronged, one is to not use a silencer, the other is to decouple the silencer somehow to allow the pistol to function properly. Option one is not great as the point is to have the silencer… So how do we solve this? Add a recoil “booster” to the equation.

pistol booster silencer barrel unlocked
Once the barrel moves back under recoil about 1/8″ with the slide, the barrel is moved down like this, unlocking the system.

What the silencer booster actually does is really quite simple when you see it. It momentarily decouples the mass of the suppressor from the gun to allow the gun to operate as it should during he firing cycle. Imagine the magician doing the trick with the table cloth on the dinner table covered in dishes and he pulls it off the table while leaving the dishes behind. This is the same principle that the booster operates at. The gun fires, the barrel/slide combo start to move back as they should and this pulls on the booster piston which compresses the spring. Once the barrel has moved back enough to unlock, the booster will start to reset via the booster spring and this prepares the silencer for the next shot.

It is clearly visible under high speed cameras where you see the silencer booster piston leaping to the rear with the barrel and the silencer module sitting almost perfectly still for a moment (during the pistol cycle). The reason we moved to this design of coupling over the earlier idea is that this requires no modifications to the host weapon other than adding a threaded barrel if it doesn’t already have on. It is simpler and it can be applied to almost any firearm. To use a booster, it is really simple too, just get the booster with the thread pitch that fits your host weapon, screw the silencer module on the side that fits the booster threads and screw the barrel onto the side where the pistol barrel threads fit the pistol silencer booster module. It is also recommended to oil your booster somewhat as you use it at the range, we oil our booster about every 50 rounds or so with a few drops of gun oil on the spring. Basically just remove the retainer cap and squirt in a few drops of oil on the spring so the parts are not dry and screw the cap back into place hand tight. It couldn’t be simpler.

The caveat of adding the booster is that it adds several high precision parts to the system and these are also wear parts that have to be replaced from time to time. This is because of the carbon and soot from the firing of cartridges wears the mating surfaces down over time making the part fitment loose. So don’t think on a booster as a once and done purchase but rather something that wears over time between the host weapon and the silencer that is easily replaced when worn out. We have done several things to our pistol silencer booster design over the years to make it last as long as possible for the end user though and we feel this makes our booster the best choice in the industry because of these features. Some of the things our current boosters use are a stainless steel nitrided housing to resist linear wear. A stainless steel piston that resists corrosion from the moisture in the booster from firing. Chemical resistant o-ring in the retaining cap to reduce damage from the gasses produced from the gunpowder. and so fourth.

If you have any questions about your host firearm and whether you need a booster or not with it, just give us a call and we will be happy to assist you in getting the answers you need. We can be found at 706-661-6911 or at support@libertycans.net

So until next time, keep your powder dry!

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9mm Silencer Consideration in 2022

Today we are talking about the world of 9mm silencer considerations and how they apply to the end user. Well… the top five considerations at least…lol. There are a lot more but for the sanctity of keeping this blog to reasonable in length, we will just do five for now.

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Mystic X 9mm silencer outfitted with adapters to couple it to a Krebs AK-47 variant.

The 9mm silencer is one of the most common silencers on the market and as such can be used for many things and come in many configurations.

Top five 9mm Silencer Considerations

The list of things that we look for in a 9mm silencer are as follows:

  1. Sound Suppression – This seems obvious, but not everyone looks at this metric first. We want the best performance for our purchase dollar and to be honest… Isnt this the reason for getting a silencer to start with? Our Mystic X and Infiniti X silencers are some of the best performing 9mm silencers available and when combined with quality sub-sonic ammunition, the performance is stellar!
  2. Weight – The next thing we look at here is weight. Nobody wants a brick screwed onto the end of their rifle, so when we design a 9mm silencer like the Mystic X we look at the cost in weight to add features versus the sound performance added. this is where solid models in CAD software save tons of time and expense, we model them up and run evaluations on them then cut out the top designs for head to head real world silencer comparison testing. No amount of simulation software can compete with the perception of the human ear. So we look at the weight during the design phase and work the designs based on the metals we choose.
  3. Material – Since I just mentioned it in #2, let’s go ahead and talk about the material next. We have used all sorts of metal in the past to make our suppressors with, but over time we have slowly settled on just a few materials because of cost versus performance of each of the metals we use now. Titanium is our most costly metal we use at this time.,,well by volume at least. It is super strong, super rigid and super light weight. It doesn’t hold up to ablative abrasion as good as some others though. 17-4 PH Stainless Steel is the next metal and it takes weight for cost with titanium. more cost effective, but heavier is the biggest problem we are looking at most of time in the lab. The next metal is 300 series stainless steel, this choice is great where cost is a problem but it trades cost for weight AND strength, so if the solution doesnt require a light weight super strong design, this one is a great choice. Lots of silencers on the market are made from this grade of stainless steel. Next is aluminum alloys, these alloys are almost universally used in rimfire silencers and pistol caliber silencers as the pressures are low enough to not cause material failure in the aluminum. This metal is not really suitable for rifle use in the United States since the cost in money and time is so great here. There are other metals, but these are the most common for us.
  4. Multi-role use – The 9mm silencer of today needs to be able to fill roles other than its namesake. Our Mystic X family of silencers are all rated for many calibers other than the native markings on the suppressor. This gives the end user the most diverse option list possible when it comes to platforms that the silencer is effective on. This metric is why we recommend people get one the Mystic X suppressors for their first silencer as it allows them to try it out on lots of host weapons for the cost of one unit. Then once they find a specific use case that rises to the top, so to speak, then we can work with the user in choosing a role specific model for that one job freeing up the Mystic X for other tasks.
  5. Cost – We all know that silencers in the USA are costly to get in the form of time, money and peace of mind. These three factors contribute greatly to the decision on which suppressor to choose for the first one or even 2nd or 3rd addition at some point… So this is balanced with our cans by having the same model available in more than one metal choice. Like the Mystic X and the Infiniti X are essentially identical other than metal choice. This gives the user the choice of lighter weight at great monetary cost or heavier and less monetary expenditure.
mystic x 9mm silencer
The 9mm silencer of today is adaptable to many calibers and firearms.

As you can see, the thinking behind making a 9mm silencer is not so cut and dried. If you have a favorite host firearm like a Sig P226 or a 9mm AR1-15 Carbine or even a 357 lever gun, then give us a call we are here to help you keep those guns quiet!

If you want to know more, email us at support@libertycans.net or call us at 706-661-6911 and until next time, keep your powder dry…

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The Regulator Ti is the worlds best 22LR Rimfire Silencer.

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Regulator Ti silencer mounted on a Ruger 22/45 rimfire pistol.

When you are looking for a the pinnacle in rimfire suppressors, the only place to look is Liberty Suppressors and the Regulator Ti. The reason for this is simple, we have almost 20 years in the silencer trade and rimfire suppressors are a specialty of ours. We started out with some early designs that most people dont even know we made, such as the Sparrow silencer (yes, we made one before another company came out with the same model on their design). Then we made a new design and called it the Sparrowhawk rimfire suppressor.

kodiak tl rimfire silencer core
The Kodiak TL predecessor rimfire silencer.

Next came the Kodiak and Kodiak TL rimfire silencers with several advantages of each one, and from these came the Essence. The Essence was our first all titanium rimfire suppressor and gave us much of the inspiration for the Regulator Ti. We drew inspiration for the baffle design as well as the material choice and this made the Regulator Ti one of the lightest AND quietest rimfire silencers ever made.

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

To understand how good the Regulator Ti sounds you honestly have to hear it in person, but to give you an idea… The Regulator Ti resembles what a small pneumatic staple gun sounds like when fired on a rimfire pistol like the Ruger MK IV series of firearms. This is the best description I have been able to come up with over the years. It is surprising when people fire it, especially if they have never fired a rimfire pistol with a silencer like the Regulator Ti suppressor installed. The usual reaction is snickering or chuckles followed up with a request to shoot it some more. Once you have had the pleasure of shooting subsonic, suppressed 22LR firearms, you will not want to shoot without a suppressor installed ever again. The design of the baffles is such that the gasses are forced to recirculate and the heat in the gas column is bled off through the tube wall as well as the volume allows for reduction in gass pressure to combine together for the perfect trifecta of rimfire silencer perfection.

If you want more information about the Regulator Ti, Regulator or Vector rimfire silencers just click on one of the photos above of the Regulator Ti to be taken to the webpage and you can navigate around from there easily. To talk to us about getting one of your own, just give us a call or shoot us an email to support@libertycans.net or 706-661-6911.

Of course, this is our opinion so take it for what it is worth, till next time, keep your powder dry…

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Cosmic silencer is the ultimate PCC suppressor!

The Cosmic silencer by Liberty Suppressors is a 45 caliber pistol silencer.
The Cosmic is a 45 caliber silencer that works well on many calibers.

When you go to choose a silencer for a pistol caliber carbine there are many you can choose from. What we have found is the best is choice, from our experience, is a silencer capable of at least one caliber bigger than what you plan to use it on. This does several things to help you at once. It will lower back pressure in the system. making the gun cycle more naturally and cause less cycling issues, it will also reduce fouling that is blown back into the action of the firearm also aiding in proper operation of the carbine. The Cosmic silencer fits this role perfectly.

This is due to the fact that there is less back pressure in the system as the over bored suppressors is allowing more gas to flow forward during firing. The down side is that the silencer is slightly louder than a caliber specific design would be but not by much. To us here at Liberty Suppressors, the amount of suppression is negligible. Pistol Caliber Carbines like the 10mm Banshee from CMMG also dont have many options out there for a suppressor since they are larger than the typical 9mm bore that most silencers are made to fit.

IF you have questions about the Cosmic silencer or any of our pistol suppressors, just give us a call at 706-661-6911 or shoot us an email at support@libertycans.net (you can ask about rifle silencers too if you want)

Liberty Suppressors is a Georgia-based company with family values and a warm charm that makes some of the best silencers for guns on earth! When you purchase a Liberty silencer or silencer kit, you are joining a family of firearms enthusiasts that take great pride in owning and using high-quality Made in USA/ USA products. Here at Liberty, we offer the most cost effective silencers with many different payment options for our dealers and retail customers to choose from!

For our retail customers, Liberty has basically set up endless payment options for you! Our customers are only required to pay 50% down when purchasing a silencer. You can order online, over the phone, via email, or even sign up for our layaway program! Liberty Suppressor’s top tier customer service is here to help you whether this is your first or tenth time purchasing a silencer!

 The silencers are some of the best on earth, American made, from premium materials to exacting standards, you will love our silencers…

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Fixed Barrel Adapters or Boosters

One question we often get asked is how are you supposed to use our line of Fixed Barrel adapters and Mounts to get the most out of your 9mm Silencer, like the Mystic X or the Infiniti X or our .45 ACP Silencer the Cosmic? 

Liberty Suppressor 3 lug mount
The Liberty Suppressor 3 lug silencer mount is designed for suppressors like the Mystic X, Infiniti X, Cosmic and Centurion.

It all comes down to barrel threading and making sure you know what thread your barrel is threaded to and double checking that against the standard list of caliber threadings that exist on the internet. As well as knowing the caliber and barrel ratings of your individual suppressor. The list of standard caliber threadings can be found here.

You can find the barrel and caliber ratings on your individual suppressor on the Liberty Suppressors silencer product webpage at Liberty Suppressor Silencers. I’ll focus in on the most popular calibers and suppressors here and discuss some ways that they can be mounted to your host firearm to give you an idea of how it works. The calibers discussed will be:

9mm

22 LR

5.56/.223

.308

.300 blk

.45 acp

These calibers will cover most everything from plinking to defensive and hunting applications and are great choices for beginner shooters to get into recreational target shooting.

If you are the proud of owner of a Liberty Suppressors 9mm multi caliber silencer like the Mystic X or the Infiniti X or our .45 acp multi caliber silencer the Cosmic, congrats! You will be able to shoot every caliber listed above through your Suppressor/firearm combo and much, much more.

Starting with the 9mm Suppressor varieties, it’s fairly simple to run those on the host firearm of your choice. Most all of the standard .22 lr and 9mm host thread will be running in 1/x28. It’s important to do your homework on 9mm, though. the ones that are produced in Europe might come in a non standard metric threading, such as 13.5×1 LH. It’s important to know the threading BEFORE you order your Booster Assembly or Fixed Barrel Adapter.

Infiniti X multipurpose lightweight silencer
Infinti X Multipurpose Silencer

If you’re running your 9mm multi caliber suppressor on a handgun that is also chambered in 9mm, you would need the 1/2×28 Booster Assembly. That is our version of the Nielsen device that allows modern duty type pistols to be able to cycle when they’re running suppressed. The Piston inside the Booster Assembly can be changed out with one of a different threading and that allows you to be able to run the same Booster Assembly housing on a pistol that’s threaded and chambered in a different caliber. For instance, .45 acp can be had in a .578×28 variety. Depending entirely on the threads that are on your host barrel.

If you’re running your multi caliber 9mm suppressor on a selection of pistol caliber carbines and rifle caliber carbines you’ll want to pick the matching Fixed Barrel Adapter. Again, the .22 lr and 9mm varieties will be in 1/2×28 Fixed Barrel Adapters, for the most part, but 9mm is still tricky here, as well, so be sure of the correct threading BEFORE you order.

Both .308 and .300 blk will be standardized on 5/8×24 Fixed Barrel Adapters. Luckily, there’s much less chance that these would be found in an odd metric threading than on some of the other calibers so you’ll be in pretty good shape with a 5/8×24 Fixed Barrel Adapter but, here, it’s important to pay attention to your caliber and barrel length rating that your can is rated for.

Lastly, we’ll cover the .45 acp multi caliber Silencer, the Cosmic. All the same methods of attachment hold true here, as well but the Cosmic comes with a .45 acp bore diameter that will allow you to run both .45 acp and .40 S&W, as well as some 45/70 rifle rounds and more. You won’t be able to shoot .45 acp through the Mystic X multi caliber suppressor because the bore diameter there is bored for 9mm and equivalent bullet diameters.

We here at Liberty Suppressors realize that this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface on the information that’s really out there when it comes to firearms, suppression and ballistics. We hope this you a good idea of how the basic Fixed Barrel Adapters interface with your multi caliber silencers and if were wondering about anything else that didn’t get talked about here, you can always call or shoot us an email and our knowledgeable Customer Service Team will be happy to help you out. 

Keep your powder dry…

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The modern technological age has shifted how we order things from retailers…

Liberty Suppressors silencer company making quality sound suppressors for 2 decades
We are here to get your needs sorted out as fast as possible.

We have noticed things about how to order something over the last few decades that intrigues us here at Liberty Suppressors.

The modern ordering experience is easy and enjoyable as compared to when some of were kids, before the age of the internet. You can order on our website @ libertycans.net , where you can shop whenever you like, day or night, for as long as you like. You can also shoot us an email, as many of our customers do, to purchase a silencer or silencer accessories quickly and efficiently. Also the good ‘ol way of just calling us and actually speaking to someone is another viable option for ordering. This is a great way to get help when you have questions or are not quite sure which silencer you need. The luxury now is that with a lifetime warranty on our outstanding silencers, you can’t go wrong, but you still have to order.

We always answer the phone during office hours from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time, this is a remnant of days gone by as back in the old days, you could call and get a human on the phone, that is something we still hold on to around here as well.. Lot’s of places today dont even have phones and you can only email them, this baffles me as it is cutting off a communications stream that some people still hold on to.

You will have peace of mind that you have chosen the right silencer for your gun when you talk to us here as we have a knowledgeable staff that will be with you till the end. You can pay on the website when you place your order, you can call us and we can send you a click-to-pay invoice, or we can take your information over the phone and finish processing your order within minutes. You can even still come by and pay with cash in person or mail us a check if you want, whatever is easiest for you. We also have a layaway plan if you choose to pay for your silencer in payments. No matter how you order, we strive to be the best silencer company on the market through excellent silencers, silencer accessories, and hands on customer service.

All of this to say, that going back merely 20 years and there was no ordering a silencer by email, you couldn’t log into a website at 2AM and get the Zulu integral 556 suppressor ordered, nor could you call us and have a click-to-pay invoice generated and emailed to you so you could complete the transaction in minutes. It just wasn’t that simple then, and now it is the norm for everyday purchases. It blows our minds how things have evolved in such a short span of time.

If you are interested in getting something headed your way, just give us a shout or email us at the link below:

Liberty Suppressors Contact Info

Keep your powder dry…

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Which rimfire suppressor is right for me?

The Vector rimfire suppressor is perfect for a 22LR pistol.

Today we look at which rimfire suppressor we recommend for the 22 LR enthusiast.

When you go down the rabbit hole of 22LR rimfire suppressors, it is important to figure out what your personal needs are when it comes to this amazing firearm caliber.

Do you want the absolute quietest platform available?

Do you want to use your silencer and not have to worry about cleaning it very often?

Do you need several different configurations to work on many platforms?

These are just a few of the questions that many rimfire silencer owners end up asking themselves when they choose a rimfire suppressor. Some of these questions ask the new, or even seasoned NFA owner, to take a hard look at themselves and see what is a real need in their mind as opposed to what they think they want based on marketing hype or peer pressure.

Once the end user has found what really matters to them, it really boils down to just one question. Do I want the Regulator rimfire suppressor or the Vector rimfire suppressor? Let’s take a short look at the differences and what this means for the end user.

Regulator Rimfire Suppressor

The Regulator rimfire suppressor is designed for flat out performance. The absolute quietest silencer money can buy…bar none. If having the literal “staple gun” quiet 22 silencer is your goal, then the Regulator is for you.

Regulator Rimfire suppressor

The only drawback (if you can call it that), that we can come up with, is that to maintain this level of performance, the silencer needs to be cleaned regularly, on the order of every 500 rounds or so. This doesn’t sound like many, but if you look at most rimfire firearms, they normally need cleaning in the same sort of time frame as well. The Regulator can go a bit longer but the silencer will be harder to dismantle the longer you wait. Once again, for most people, this isnt an issue.

Vector Rimfire Suppressor

The Vector silencer does things differently. It is designed from the outset for the person who wants the maintenance of their silencer to be easy even after several thousand rounds of use. We went into the project with this in mind along with simple design so it is easy to assemble and modular so it can be configured to fit the users needs when it comes to a rimfire suppressor. We have tested the Vector on a Ruger 22/45 rimfire pistol and after more than 2500 continuous rounds of fire, the silencer came apart with minimal effort. We even have a video of this process that can be viewed here!

Vector Rimfire Suppressor

All of this is a moot point though, if you do not have quality subsonic 22LR ammunition. For this we chose to use CCI Standard Velocity ammunition. This ammunition is subsonic naturally and is also VERY consistent over all for a bulk available ammo. If you are looking for our recommendation for a 22LR rimfire cartridge, this is it.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

David Saylors

Liberty Suppressors

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Upgrade Options, which is right for you?

Among the best features of the Liberty Suppressors product line is the fact that many older suppressors in our multi-caliber series can be upgraded to the most current version, and in some cases even other versions. In this post I explain what the upgrade is, how it works both physically and legally, which silencers can and cannot be upgraded to new models, and the differences in capabilities between them to help you decide which path is best for your needs.

What is an upgrade?

An upgrade is essentially a re-core of an existing silencer that has been purchased and transferred to the end user. When we receive a suppressor for upgrade we disassemble it, discard any parts that are to be replaced, and replace them with the new or different versions. We also will clean out the tube, and repaint everything so the user gets back what is essentially a brand new can for roughly half the cost of a new suppressor.

You do not need to fill out any ATF paperwork when doing an upgrade. We will never replace the tube, or modify the information on it. In fact, you can mail it directly to us and we can mail it directly back to you without any need for an FFL / SOT or any federal wait time. If you’re sending in an older Mystic or Infiniti (pre “Mystic X” generations) then we’ll slightly shorten the tube and add the wave lock feature as well, but the silencer’s overall length remains unchanged. All upgrades will look identical to the current generation version of that silencer, including the low profile lock ring and back front cap.

Which silencers can be upgraded?

Not all silencers are capable of being upgraded. The main one that can’t is the Cosmic. The reason for this has nothing to do with the physical limits of the suppressor itself, but rather ATF regulations. We engrave the Cosmic tube with the caliber mark “45 ACP”, and therefore must always be able to fire that caliber safely. All available upgrade paths other than the Cosmic upgrade are 9mm bore cores, and if we were to install one into a Cosmic then that suppressor would be in violation of ATF policy and illegal. Fortunately, the list of suppressors that we can upgrade is far more comprehensive. The Mystic, Infiniti, Mystic X, and Infiniti X are all eligible for the standard upgrade paths. Standard paths are upgrading to the Mystic X, Cosmic, or Infiniti X.

Which upgrade path is right for you?

Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Some are better suited for rifles, and some for pistols. We recommend that you decide what you want your silecer to be designed to do, and choose the upgrade that matches that best.

Mystic X

The most popular option is the Mystic X upgrade. As previously stated, we can upgrade several suppressors to the Mystic X style core, including the Mystic X. This may seem circular, so allow me to explain. Over the course of producing the Mystic X we found that if we were to rearrange our supporting structure inside the core and use a higher-grade stainless steel, we could support more rifle calibers and shorter barrels on existing calibers. We implemented this in all Mystic X silencers starting with serial number MX2600 and above at no additional cost to the end user. However, for the hundreds already out there we offered the upgrade program. This allows them to get those same caliber ratings in their suppressors. Compared to the other upgrade paths, the Mystic X gives you the maximum amount of rifle calibers, including 300 Win Mag and 5.56 down to 11.5” barrels.

Cosmic

The Cosmic upgrade is another popular path. This gives your suppressor the ability to shoot larger bore rounds, such as the .45 ACP, 10mm, and many others. Although the bore is now much larger in comparison to a 9mm can like the Mystic X or Infiniti X, it still suppresses the 9mm rounds quite well. The main limitation of the Cosmic style core is in regards to rifle rounds. This design only has about 6 baffles, and they’re designed to support low-pressure rounds. As opposed to the Mystic X style core that we gave about three times the baffles and is designed for higher-pressure rounds. The Cosmic upgrade is a fantastic option that is intended for pistol calibers, but can still handle many rifle rounds with some caveats.

Infiniti X

The final option, and my personal favorite, is the Infiniti X upgrade. This gives all of the capabilities of the Mystic X, while being significantly lighter due to its titanium core. All around a good choice, this option is geared towards rifles and can handle a lot more pressure than the Cosmic, but is not rated for anything larger than 9mm in diameter.

Of course, it’s ultimately up to the end user to decide which path is best for you. Once a can has been upgraded it can be upgraded again if you so choose, so you aren’t tied to any particular type. As always, if you have any questions or need any more information you can reach out to the sales team at support@libertycans.net or call us at (706) 661-6911 and we will do our best to help you.

About the author: Noah has worked at Liberty Suppressors since early 2012, starting out working production on the shop floor and has been working in the R&D and tech departments since late 2015.

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Liberty Suppressors Agent 556 Silencer has arrived!

The Agent is our latest dedicated 556 silencer and it has all the features you cold ever want in a detachable silencer design. The silencer is made from titanium and inconel (blast baffle) for long life and a light weight feel. When we designed this silencer, we wanted something that was not already available in this space. The reason was that we wanted to serve the people looking for a lightweight, severe duty 556 silencer that could be configured in any way the user needed it.

How we did this was to add a 1-3/8×24 socket to the back of the silencer so that we could install a plurality of mounting solutions. These include direct thread adapters from us or anyone in the industry that makes a quality adapter, or even something like the Dead Air Keymo mounting scheme as well. We actually offer the Agent 556 Silencer as packages with either the end cap only, nothing at all or the “full monty” of the end cap for direct thead use as well as the Dead Air Keymo mount and brake. This thought process leaves the choice to the end user as to which system of attachment is best for them.

Agent with the Dead Air Keymo Mount installed.

Another thing we did with the Agent that we have not traditionally done in the past is make a baffle design specific for this the 556 round and not compromise it with some other caliber to give it a multi-caliber option. This is because the Agent 556 silencer is designed from the outset for the 5.56 NATO cartridge and is truly optimized for it. As I was doing various tests on the prototypes, I would personally make minor adjustments to the baffle design to improve things like back pressure mitigation and tone and well as over all signature and flash reduction. We have done long term testing on this 556 silencer to see how it would handle things like rain where it would get water in it during use. This can be a problems as well, since adding water to a rifle silencer can make for a high pressure steam failure if the system is not designed to handle it. (As an aside, it worked flawlessly during these tests too, just producing glorious clouds of steam in the process.)

Something that is overlooked in many silencer designs is the back pressure generated in rifle silencers like the Agent. 556 silencers are especially susceptible to back pressure and the AR15 platform is greatly affected by the extra gas in the system as well. Ever since the introduction of our Zulu integral 556 silencer with the pressure vents on the front cap, we have incorporated this philosophy into our other rifle silencers we develop. The agent front cap has a plurality of tiny slots that line up with the joint between the tube and core where there is a high pressure low, low flow rate interface. This allows us to vent pressure from the silencer under very controlled conditions preventing secondary combustion, making the silencer even quieter.

9 radial ports in the front cap help vent high pressures away from the operator.

Finally, to top it all off, we added some more convenient features for the end user to benefit from this wonderful new 556 silencer. We made the front cap replaceable so in the unlikely event of a end cap strike, we dont have to mail the whole silencer back and forth across the country risking loss on every trip. It simply screws out and the new one screws in, easy as that. The other is the use of Type C Cerakote as it is almost indestructible and wont burn off during use. The front cap and thread adapter are done in black nitride so they dont need Cerakote light the titanium body does. So it is basically indestructible, for the most part and should easily last several lifetimes versus the rifle it is mounted to.

I hope you enjoyed this deep dive into the new Agent 556 silencer with me and come back for more info on here as we add more articles over time.

Thank you,

David Saylors

Liberty Suppressors

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Zulu & Whitetail are here!

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest silencer designs, the Zulu and the Whitetail!

The Zulu is an integral build on a purpose built AR15 upper assembly that uses Aero Precision upper and rail parts and an Odin Works custom barrel. These part are combined with our purpose built suppressor, to produce a system that is simply amazing!

The Whitetail is an integral designed for the hunter. It is built on a Ruger American rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor and is absolutely amazing to hear. The design is such that we are only 2″ longer than the unsuppressed rifle and virtually the same weight so the gun feels just like an un-suppressed rifle. You won’t even know you have a silencer…till you shoot it.

Check out both of these on our webpage for more info!

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Upgrades are here!

Did you know that we offer a slew of upgrade paths for existing suppressor owners? Did you know that there is no need for a new tax stamp or the long wait with an upgrade? We have upgrades for many of the suppressors we have made in the past including:

Out with the old mystic

Out with the old mystic

Mystic X from older Mystic models

Chaotic TI from Chaotic

Regulator style internals in your Kodiak TL

and much more!

Just goto our web store and look for the section with all the upgrade options and as always, we are here to discuss what you are looking for whether it be an upgrade, special project or one of our current production silencers!

 

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Christmas time is here!

With Christmas right around the corner, you know what makes a great gift idea…c’mon, you know what I am going to say… a t-shirt from our web store!!! (You thought I was going to say silencer, didn’t you?) We have a plethora of t-shirts to choose from and they will be in your mailbox in time for the big day if you order now…

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

We have noticed that people start getting into the hunting mood right before Thanksgiving and start getting in the woods more and more. You should pay attention to your gear when you do this as it can get wet causing guns to rust and things you never worry about (like your hunting knife) to lock up from corrosion. More than once have I seen friends with mildew on their cloth gear because it was stowed damp. Take care of your gear and it will take care of you. Fortunately our silencers need little to no maintenance and make things simpler for you guys because of this. Still, it is a good idea to dry them off when not in use, it will make things work better the next time you go into the field.

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What is happening for the FALL 2018?

Hello Everybody,

WE are busy getting ready for the fall season here at Liberty and have some interesting things to share with you!

First, we have released our 4oz. Heavy Buffer for the AR15 rifle platform, this buffer is designed to soften recoil and add some additional mass to aid in correcting ejection issues and assist in loading rounds from the magazine. These are made from stainless steel and are available in the web store for immediate access!

Follow this link to see it for yourself… AR15 Heavy Buffer

We are also now offering our LoPro FBA Mystic X mounts as a custom thread pitch option. This was previously not available due to production of the mounts, now we have ran a batch of blanks for you guys and gals that need a special thread pitch here and there. Follow the link below to find it in the drop down menu.

Custom LoPro FBA

Be on the lookout for other items coming up in the near future! We have a lot of things in the pipe that we think you will love!!!

Thank you and keep the guns quiet.

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