Tag Archives: Gemtech

Gemtech is one of the oldest suppressor companies still around today. Founded by Dr. Phil Dater in 1994, the company’s roots really trace back to the mid-1970s and Dater’s work as the founder of Automatic Weapons Company.

Thoughts on Smith & Wesson’s Acquisition of Gemtech

Before I get into this, I need to issue a disclaimer that nothing I say here is based on any sort of insider information.  Sometimes I do get reliable tips from folks in the industry that I then share here. This isn’t one of those cases. With all of that out of the way, I am sure most readers saw… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Gemtech Integra 5.56mm Review

Suppressing the legendary 5.56mm rifle round in short barrels is a challenge that silencer manufacturers have attempted to master for decades. Containing a large amount of deflagrating powder as it leaves the muzzle results in extreme heat, pressure and blowback – forcing even the best scientists and engineers to make trade offs. Not to mention the supersonic crack generated when that ~75 grain projectile… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Gemtech Aurora Review

In June 1995, at the tail end of the Bosnian War, an American pilot, Captain Scott O’Grady, was shot down in his F-16 while flying a sortie over Serb controlled territory. For the next six days, O’Grady managed to successfully evade enemy forces who actively sought to flush him out of hiding. For the entirety of his six-day struggle, O’Grady… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Gemtech Dagger Review

Since joining forces with Silencer Shop, I’ve reviewed several rifle suppressors in both 5.56mm and 7.62mm varieties. Though each of these have differed (sometimes substantially) in terms of length, weight, materials, and capabilies, all of the rifle silencers I’ve examined thus far have featured quick detach (QD) mounting systems of some sort. There’s no doubt that QD cans generate the most market… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Gemtech GM-45 Review

Over the past year or two, the silencer veterans at Gemtech have effectively revamped their entire suppressor lineup. By releasing lighter versions of classic cans and replacing older products with radically new designs, the company has churned out an impressive number of products in recent years. One of these relatively new developments is Gemtech’s G-Core monocore baffles that originally debuted… Read more »

Gemtech Under New Ownership, New Products Coming

Yesterday, Gemtech released a video outlining some some major changes at the company, including new ownership and a revitalized commitment to competitive pricing and product selection. With more and more competitors entering the suppressor market every year, Gemtech’s new ownership seems to realize that the company needs to offer more innovative/interesting silencers at lower price points than were previously acceptable. If what… Read more »

Silence Evolved: 2016 New Suppressor Preview

In Modern Rifleman’s first silencer preview last January, I made what seemed like a bold forecast when I proclaimed that 2015 would be the “Year of the Suppressor”. At the time, several major brands had new cans just over the horizon and a few young, but promising, companies were just leaving the ground. Despite my assertion, I’m not sure I… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Gemtech GM-22 Review

When discussing suppressors and which ones offer the best value for the dollar, the argument usually begins and ends with .22 LR silencers. Compared to their centerfire brothers, rimfire cans offer better sound performance, lower weight, and cheaper price points. Thanks to these factors, .22 cans are often the optimal choice for suppression newbies and thanks to immense growth in… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Gemtech Suppressed Bolt Carrier Review

When shooters first suppress AR-15s, the first thing they typically notice is the increased backpressure that throws smelly gas and debris into a back into the user’s face and significantly dampens the fun. For those behind a fully automatic rifle, the problem is even worse as the backpressure contributes to substantially increase cyclic speeds. This leads to unpleasantly high rates… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Gemtech GMT-HALO Review

One of my favorite parts of firearm collecting and shooting has always been building clones of military issue rifles and handguns. Much of this enjoyment comes from my fascination with military history; and generally, these builds are limited to specific optics and forearms, but they also feature muzzle devices that typically do not facilitate suppressor usage. Since I truly enjoy… Read more »