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Old January 13, 2021, 11:38 PM   #1
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Pistol suppressor suggestions

I'm looking to get a pistol suppressor and I'm open to suggestions. I currently have a SilencerCo Omega 300 for my centerfire rifles (w/ an additional 5.56 end cap when I have it on my 5.56 rifles) and a .22 LR suppressor from Griffin Armament. Both of them have QD attachment methods: the Dead Air Key-Mo (bought the adapter) for the Omega and a tri-lug for the Griffin Armament and I'm a big fan of both QD methods.

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- As stated, I'm a big fan of QD mounting systems. But I understand that pistol suppressors have to be direct thread due to the tilting design/function of most modern pistols and the booster/piston in the suppressor to compensate for that. That being said, if there is a QD mounting system out there for pistols that functions reliably, I'd like to hear about it.
- I'm active duty military, so companies that offer MIL/LE discounts are always a plus. That's why I went with SilencerCo initially.
- Pistol I plan on suppressing is my Sig 226. I may suppress others down the road too, so I'm not set on 9mm only. I also plan on getting a pistol caliber carbine not far down the road I will be using this on as well.
- For size vs quiet factor of the suppressor, I don't want a paper towel roll on the end of my pistol for the added decibels of noise reduction. Something middle ground for both size and noise reduction OR one that is modular and I can make it as small or large as I want.

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Old January 14, 2021, 12:02 AM   #2
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Does your host have suppressor height sights?
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Old January 14, 2021, 12:15 AM   #3
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Does your host have suppressor height sights?
I do not. Though I'm considering taking my 226's slide to a machinist and adding in a slot to fit a RMR sight.
How big of a difference does the suppressor height sights provide?
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Old January 14, 2021, 11:56 AM   #4
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I understand that pistol suppressors have to be direct thread due to the tilting design/function of most modern pistols and the booster/piston in the suppressor to compensate for that. That being said, if there is a QD mounting system out there for pistols that functions reliably, I'd like to hear about it.
Griffin has what you are looking for. They have a Cam-Lok system that uses a replacement piston that cams onto a barrel mounted adapter. It gives you a three lug like capability with the Nielson Booster functionality.

I'm using it on my pistols and their piston in my CGS Kraken suppressor. It works great. The best part is the barrel adapter is torqued on the pistol so no more constantly checking to see if the suppressor is threading off.

Griffin Cam-Lok barrel adapter

Cam-Lok pistons

BTW, you can get some of these components cheaper at 3rd party vendors. I bought my parts from Buds Gun Shop and Hansohn Brothers.

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Old January 14, 2021, 01:22 PM   #5
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Have a silencerco 45 octane that fills 9mm/45/40 pretty nicely. Have a quick detach for fixed barrel carbine use, but do not believe their quick detach works for tilting barrel.

After experimenting with taller sights on some pistols, found it easier to just practice with smaller dia and the regular sights. But none of my pistols are suppressed only.
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Old January 14, 2021, 06:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info on that QD piston DMK! I'll definitely get that to go with whatever suppressor I end up going with.
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Old January 14, 2021, 08:42 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info on that QD piston DMK! I'll definitely get that to go with whatever suppressor I end up going with.
Just make sure to check the compatibility on the Griffin pistons. They support a bunch, but I'm sure not every suppressor on the market.

Regarding suppressors, I'm really happy with my CGS. You may want to look at their Nautilus. Just keep in mind that although it has an SS blast baffle, the rest of the baffles and the tube are aluminum for light weight and balance. You can't throw AL in the ultrasonic cleaners. I just clean mine with a toothbrush and bore cleaner. A lot of folks over clean their suppressors.
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Old January 15, 2021, 02:23 PM   #8
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I have the Griffin Revolution 45 . Very happy with it overall. Its unique in the sense that you can assemble to 2 different lengths (standard and "shorty"). I have the Rev45 mated to my ideal host FNX45T. I chose .45 so i could also run 9mm. I handload so i can easily run 9mm subs. I have a Beretta 92FS with a threaded barrel that cycles supressed subs excellent.

https://www.griffinarmament.com/revo...silencer-mod3/
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I have been happy with my Octane 45, it has handled 45 & 9mm quite well on PCC and my pistols.

The Osprey may be an option if you don't to worry about sighting issues?
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I'm still waiting on my CGS Mod9sk to get out of jail. My biggest attraction was the weight, I ran a couple heavier cans on my TX22 and just hated the balance. I like QD for certain applications but imma hard pass on handguns.
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I suppressed my 1911 for a bit, but the can obscured the sights. It is difficult to be accurate when you can't see the target through the sight picture! I eventually stopped shooting that combo. So, I'd recommend making sure your sights can clear the can or you get a can that sits low (non-symetrical can that is timed to sit low, usually).
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Rugged Suppressor Obsidian 45 with 9mm and .45 pistons make it very versatile. High quality materials. Modular. As quiet as any on the market . Easy to clean. I have standard and raised sights. Standard sights work quite well. The Silencer Shop helped me become informed and also made the paperwork and trust very easy to complete.
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