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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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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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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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