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Choosing the Right Suppressor for Your Gun

At Liberty Suppressors in Georgia, we offer some of the best silencers for guns that you can find. From our custom fits to our quality materials, each suppressor is a work of art. If you’re looking to join our family of firearm enthusiasts by purchasing one of these great pieces, then keep reading to learn about how to find the right silencer for your gun, and contact us with any questions!

The Caliber

The first thing to consider when shopping for a suppressor is the caliber of firearm you plan to use it with. A small-caliber gun, like a .22, will need a smaller suppressor than a large-caliber gun, like a .50. If you’re not sure what size suppressor you need, then our team at Liberty Suppressors can help you figure it out.

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Length of the Barrel

The length of the barrel is another factor to consider when shopping for a silencer. The longer the barrel, the more room the suppressor has to do its job. So, if you have a short-barreled gun, then you’ll need a shorter suppressor. Conversely, if you have a long-barreled gun, then you can choose from a variety of silencer lengths.

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The Sound Reduction

Finally, you need to consider the amount of sound reduction you need. This will depend on how often you plan to use the suppressor and for what purpose. If you’re a hunter and you only plan to use the silencer occasionally, then you might not need as much sound reduction as someone who uses their suppressor for regular target practice.

Knowing Where To Start

With so many different suppressor options available to you, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why the experts at Liberty Suppressors created the Mystic X with first time buyers in mind! This suppressor is incredibly versatile, rated for over 70 different calibers, ranging from 22lr up to 300 Win Mag.

At Liberty Suppressors, we have a variety of suppressors to choose from, and our team can help you find the perfect one for your gun. Explore our selection today!

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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…

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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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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.
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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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