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Old October 18, 2018, 10:07 AM   #1
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Supressor advice please

Going to SBR my Evo Scorpion and add a suppressor. This will be my first foray into AFT forms.

Since I'm just getting started I plan on buying a .45 caliber suppressor. One size will fit all for now. I'm aware of pistons needed for pistol caliber but plan on using this on my AR's as well.

Being this will be my first and 'one size fits all (for now)' suppressor, what would those who have gone before me suggest? Afraid to buy a $399 can and have it fall apart or just be unhappy with it otherwise. I would like to keep purchase price around $800. I also would like to have the ability for a quick detach for AR style flash hiders. I understand this could pose a problem for pistols, but I'd like to have my cake and eat it too. Titanium can would be great, but being this will be primarily on rifles, its no a huge concern. Just want a quality, best bang for the buck can, I can use universally. Biggest caveat is it be a .45. I may go full bore in the future and buy caliber specific cans, but for now, this is what I want. Oh yeah, full auto rated.

I've youtube'd enough to know different cans are a bit quieter than other. Also know there are probably good questions I don't know enough to ask.

So, I'd like to hear from those who know more than me and have swam in that pool for a while. Advice please.
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Old October 18, 2018, 12:23 PM   #2
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Thats a pretty deep rabbit hole you are thinking about going down.

Cans are like potato chips, you cant stop at one. Be warned...

My advice is buy Two cans. One for pistols (a 45 can makes sense there) AND a rifle can (30cal gives the most versatility).

Thats what i did. My first was a AAC 762sdn6 and mounts for all my AR’s and 308 boltguns.
My second was a SWR Octane in 45. That let me shoot 45, 40, and 9 (40 SUCKS thru a suppressor). I even tried 22lr thru it. Not a good match :-(.

So, then i got a cpl 22lr cans, another rifle can (300blk), another pistol can (a “mini” for HD use). Not to mention the whole SBR thing... i started a stamp collection. Lol

Like i said its a deep hole.
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Old October 18, 2018, 02:25 PM   #3
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Thoughts? One in my local gun shop
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Old October 18, 2018, 03:20 PM   #4
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That looks good.
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Old October 21, 2018, 07:15 AM   #5
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Old October 22, 2018, 07:29 AM   #6
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I don't care for silencers on pistols, just doesn't do anything for me... that said I do have one pistol silencer but I use it on a pistol caliber carbine. As such it needs no piston/spring since I don't need the extra recoil impulse for cycling a slide. My Octane just has a fixed (direct thread) mount instead and works great.

My Omega .300 has the option of fixed (direct thread) or a quick release mount. I went with the quick release since I have two rifles to use it on. There is a 3-lug quick release mount made for the Octane (it would replace the piston/spring), but the Octane is limited for rifle calibers.

The Silencerco Hybrid may be the best fit for what you describe, but I am not familiar enough with it to say what kind of mounts it has available.

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Old October 22, 2018, 05:28 PM   #7
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Boosters are not for specific calibers, but for operating systems.

I don't know of any .45 cans that have a QD A2 flash hider mount.
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Old November 1, 2018, 07:34 AM   #8
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The Silencerco Hybrid 46 can use their ASR mount and run on pistol or rifle with the right adapters. Just ordered one recently.
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Old November 1, 2018, 10:19 AM   #9
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I wanted a "one shoe fits all" silencer as well when I first started doing the research and I also came across the SilencerCo Hybrid. Then I decided against it and got a 30cal dedicated rifle suppressor (the Omega) and a 22LR suppressor (Griffen Armament Checkmate). So I agree with the comment made about getting two, but only if you can afford it. I plan on getting a pistol suppressor down the road, but no rush for it at the moment.

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Old November 1, 2018, 01:09 PM   #10
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It sounds like the SilencerCo Hybrid 46 is what you think you want.

But, I do agree with previous replies: I believe you'll be better off with two or more suppressors than trying to with a "one-size-fits-most".

When I decided it was time for suppression, I put a lot of thought into what I wanted and how I could possibly make that work with a 'one-size-fits-all'. Then I put a lot of thought into how a 'one-size-fits-all' would actually work for the intended uses, how often I'd be swapping between firearms, how much money I would have to fork over in direct thread adapters and/or quick-attach mounts (this amount can be significant), how often I would find myself with one suppressor but two firearms that I wanted suppressed at the same time, and just how ridiculous it would get when I had to adjust a rifle for point of impact shift every time I moved the suppressor to a different host.

End result: I scrapped the 'one-size-fits-all' idea. I bought a rimfire can (Tac-Sol Ascent) and a Harvester 300, so I could spend some time actually dealing with the imagined annoyances and limitations; but have something that definitely would have been purchased in the future, anyway. (The rimfire can being 'mandatory' since the Harvester is fully welded and not serviceable, but I was certainly going to want to play with the .22s.)

I'm glad that I made that decision.
Not only do I have a much better idea of my 'needs' for a suppressor, but I'm also one step ahead in outfitting a certain group of rifles with .30-cal cans.
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