Tag Archives: Suppressors

Suppressors, also known as silencers, are easily my favorite firearm accessories. Because Modern Rifleman and Silencer Shop work closely together in order to bring readers fresh suppressor content, this is one of the fastest growing areas of the site.

Silencer Shop Authority: Reviewing the Erector By Q

The National Firearms Act of 1934 and subsequent “add-ons” was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever forced upon American gun owners. Forget that it requires registration information and regulates inanimate objects like barrels, stocks, design shapes and trigger mechanisms for a moment. The NFA restriction of silencers, devices that can’t actually do anything on their own, hinders their… Read more »

Busy July for Suppressor Enthusiasts

July has been one heck of a month for silencer enthusiasts. First of all, the ATF appears to have finally cleared the pre-41F paperwork onslaught! That means approvals should speed up significantly. Second, a variety of manufacturers have announced new suppressors. Just two weeks after Thompson Machine revealed its new fully-modular .22 suppressor, SilencerCo and Q have thrown their hats… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Q Full and Half Nelson Review

While at SHOT Show last January, I had the immense privilege of attending an event called Q Ball. As you might suspect, given the location and the name, Q Ball was a party thrown by none other than the folks at Q and while it was a raucous event to say the least, it was also a first-glimpse opportunity to… Read more »

Silencer-Friendly SHUSH Act Introduced in Senate, House

Last week, yet another take on suppressor deregulation was introduced by Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), and Mike Crapo (R-ID), as well as Congressman Steve King (R-IA) in the form of the Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act (SHUSH Act). More aggressive in its approach than the Hearing Protection Act and the current SHARE Act, SHUSH aims to reclassify silencers as… Read more »

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 Introduces Money Back Guarantee

The purveyors of fine NFA wares at Silencer Shop just keep pouring it on. The SID kiosks introduced last year almost totally offset the fingerprinting and paperwork headaches brought about by ATF 41F and just last week, they announced the start of their new electronic Form 1 processing service to a massively positive response. The revolutionary new system makes Form… Read more »

Submitting NFA Form 1 Applications with Silencer Shop

Life just got a whole lot easier for people looking to make their own short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and DIY silencers. After months of development, Silencer Shop’s electronic Form 1 submissions are now live. Thanks to the crew down in Austin, I had the chance to be a beta tester for the new platform last week and today, I’m going… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Rugged Suppressors Oculus 22 Review

If there’s a crowded portion of the suppressor market, it’s undoubtedly the rimfire/.22 caliber segment. Often viewed as “gateway drugs” to the world of quieter shooting, .22 silencers offer the least bang for the buck (no, literally the least noise) and they’re also often cheaper than centerfire suppressors. Thanks to these factors, there are dozens of competitive options out there;… Read more »

Dead Air and Silencer Shop Back Together

After almost a year and a half of separation, two of the silencer industry’s best companies are finally back together. That’s right, Silencer Shop and Dead Air Armament have formally announced the restoration of their partnership and their whole lineup of suppressors are now available through Powered By Silencer Shop dealers and SID kiosks around the country. There’s no question,… Read more »

AAC Announces the Halcyon .22 Suppressor

Thanks to a new release from Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC), their Ti-Rant M series cans now have a little brother. Named the Halcyon, their new .22 silencer features the same adaptability as its larger siblings as well as the same (or similar) K-baffle design as the centerfire options. While the full specifications can be seen below, let’s take a moment… Read more »