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Cypher7810
January 29, 2013, 10:43 AM
This will be my first suppressor and I want to make sure I can get all I can the first time and buy once cry once. I have been looking at the Liberty Mystic and the Sparrow and all kinds of suppressors, its very confusing to make sure I am getting the right thing.

Let me start with basically what I will be shooting from

Sig Sauer P226 Combat
Sig 516 Piston AR 223 and have .22 conversion kit

These are the main two I will be firing from.

I was interested in the Mystic as it is user serviceable and handles all the calibers I need. I will be shooting 9mm, 223, and 22 through my conversion kit.

1) Should I look at something that will shoot all, or get something that shoots .223 and .22 that can be cleaned since I can get a .22 barrel for the p226, or should I look at the mystic because it also does 9mm?

2) I will mostly shoot .22 and some .223 should I just get a dedicated .22 or a .223 that I can clean, and if so what are some recomendations?

3) What has the easiest set up? as in how many different attachments do I need to go between both guns I would like to be able to put it on the AR and on the pistol. Do I need a booster for the pistol on .22? and then a fixed for the AR?

4) If I go with just a .22 now and later get a 5.56/.223 can later can the 5.56 can screw on to the same attachement as the.22?

Sorry if I am missing any parts and any help will be greatly appreciated. Like I said this will be my first purchase, and I want to do it right and know what all exactly I need to get and get the most bang for my buck. I have looked at countless threads and been doing alot of research on Gemtechs, YHM, Liberty, Silencerco and so forth. My main goal is to shoot from both guns, weither it be strictly .22 or multicaliber.

Thanks again for any help.

David Hineline
January 30, 2013, 02:21 AM
It's a poor .223 silencer at best, and a broken .223 silencer at worst. Is low rate of fire and cooling breaks what you are looking for?


There has been a lot of interest in using this unit on 223 rifles as well as the intended caliber. It can be used on 223 under limited
conditions. Low rates of fire with cooling periods and no mirage covers. The use of a mirage cover will hide the obvious indicator of
the unit getting hot by producing mirage. This is a great indicator to let the shooter know that the can needs to cool off. Also, in 223
the barrel must be at least 16" in length.

Cypher7810
January 30, 2013, 10:00 AM
I actually just found out that innovative arms is up the road from me and they will let you try them in person. I am thinking of trying that and see how I like them. I have seen some good reviews, does anyone have any experience with them?

Liberty Suppressors
January 31, 2013, 02:55 PM
If you live anywhere near Trenton, GA your more than welcome to come try all the suppressors that we have.

hulley
February 1, 2013, 11:54 AM
I have a SS Sparrow and its awesome! I also purchased recently an AAC 762-SDN-6 to be used on my SBR 5.56 and a soon to be built .308 bolt action. The SDN-6 is more than tough enough for 5.56 action.

KO3422
February 7, 2013, 12:08 AM
FWIW, you'll always get the best performance from a dedicated can. With that being said, if you're looking for the most bang for you buck, a quality .22 can is hard to beat. Liberty has some awesome cans and are multicaliber rated as well.

Cypher7810
February 11, 2013, 11:12 AM
Thanks for the info. If I went with a .22 supressor, would I be able to easily use it on my sig516 with a 22 conversion bolt as well so I can shoot .22 out of it suppressed?

hulley
February 11, 2013, 09:09 PM
I use my SilencerCo. SS Sparrow on a bolt action rifle, AR-15 with a dedicated .22lr upper and a Ruger MKIII (no longer owned). Not sure the suppressor your asking about but I would say its probably fine. That the beauty of a .22lr suppressor.