The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > NFA Guns and Gear

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 18, 2018, 02:10 PM   #1
cannonfire
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 12, 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 544
Dead Air Suppressors

Does anybody have any experience with Dead Air Suppressors? Specifically the Sandman-S or Sandman-K (7.62)? They are setup here in GA and I've read some decent reviews online, but curious if anyone of TFL has any experience

Thanks
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spats McGee
If my home is ever raided by the police, I'll be sorely disappointed if the term "arsenal" doesn't show up in the newspaper.
cannonfire is offline  
Old February 18, 2018, 08:41 PM   #2
jeepman1320
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 19, 2013
Posts: 5
They are good to go. Probably the best QD setup and mounts on the market. I have they 45 Ghost and the Sandman L along with a Silencerco Hybrid with a KeyMo mount (to uses Dead Air mounts) sitting in the safe currently. I also have the Sandman S and K currently in jail. You will not be disappointed with their stuff.
jeepman1320 is offline  
Old February 18, 2018, 08:41 PM   #3
Theohazard
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 19, 2012
Location: Western PA
Posts: 3,688
SilencerCo is one of the best names in silencers, and Dead Air is headed by one of the main guys from SilencerCo who left to start the new company. I consider Dead Air to be a top-tier silencer company.

I have a Dead Air Mask .22, and I think it’s the best heavy-duty .22 silencer on the market. I’ve worked at two high-volume NFA dealers and personally sold hundreds — if not thousands — of silencers over the years, so I was able to comparison shop in a hands-on manner.

I’ve sold a lot of Dead Air cans, but I’ve never shot any of their rifle silencers. I can tell you I like that their baffles are made of stellite and they don’t have any barrel-length restrictions. I also like the mounting system of their QD rifle silencers.

As far as customer service, I’ve never dealt with them directly but I hear they’re very good. That would make sense since Dead Air is basically SilencerCo Jr., and SilencerCo has amazing customer service.
__________________
0331: "Accuracy by volume."
Theohazard is offline  
Old February 20, 2018, 11:42 AM   #4
Machineguntony
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 22, 2013
Posts: 1,225
Back when I used FaceBook, I was part of the NFAGuns group, and the Dead Air guys, including the owner, chief marketer, CEO, etc, etc, were active in the group and seemed to really care about their reputation. If any problem popped up, they would immediately address it.

I was at an outdoor gun range a few months ago, and this guy next to me had a baffle strike which threw his silencer out about 25 yards. Coincidentally, one of the guys from the YouTube Military Arms Channel (or it looked like him, with the beard), went over and introduced himself, examined the damaged silencer, took pics of it for examination, and said he knew Mike Pappas of Dead Air Silencers and that he would make sure the Mike got him a new silencer.

Their customer service seeems over the top, which is a good thing.
__________________
Have a good day!
Machineguntony is offline  
Old February 21, 2018, 11:08 PM   #5
Machineguntony
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 22, 2013
Posts: 1,225
Btw, the company is actually called Dead Air Silencers. There’s no SuppresorCo or SuppressorShop.

The US Code refers to it as a silencer.

The inventor named it a silencer.

Patent US1482805A refers to it as a silencer.

It’s a silencer.
__________________
Have a good day!
Machineguntony is offline  
Old February 22, 2018, 12:43 AM   #6
Theohazard
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 19, 2012
Location: Western PA
Posts: 3,688
I agree with you, Tony. I hate how often gun people say, “It’s not a silencer, it’s a suppressor!” Wait, doesn’t the inventor of a product get to name his invention? Who cares if it doesn’t truly silence a gunshot, that’s what he named it. Do you complain that a parkway is actually for driving, a black box is actually orange, a hamburger isn’t made of ham, a butterfly isn’t made of butter, and so on?

Me, I’d rather use the historically-correct term than some recently made-up term. Besides, working at three different SOTs over the last 6 years and filling out hundreds (if not thousands) of Form 4s, I get used to the legal and industry term “silencer”.

On a side note: OP, I’m not criticizing your use of the word “suppressor” at all. Call it whatever you like. I’m simply making a general comment on the common misconception in the gun world that “silencer” is somehow an incorrect term.
__________________
0331: "Accuracy by volume."

Last edited by Theohazard; February 22, 2018 at 01:04 AM.
Theohazard is offline  
Old February 22, 2018, 07:18 PM   #7
dogtown tom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 23, 2006
Location: Plano, Texas
Posts: 2,275
muffler!!!!!!!!!!

__________________
Need a FFL in Dallas/Plano/Allen/Frisco/McKinney ? Just EMAIL me. $20 transfers ($10 for CHL, active military,police,fire or schoolteachers)

Plano, Texas...........the Gun Nut Capitol of Gun Culture, USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pELwCqz2JfE
dogtown tom is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.04813 seconds with 10 queries