Suppressor Performance Database

The Modern Rifleman Suppressor Performance Database is intended to compile as much of the “open source” suppressor data as possible and present it in a single location with other relevant data about the featured suppressors. This should help prospective buyers and other suppressor enthusiasts who wish to compare multiple options using available data.

Readers who want to filter or otherwise manipulate the data are encouraged to download the full workbook at the link below.

Version 2.00
Silencer Shop – SIG SRD22X
Silencer Shop – Q Half Nelson
Silencer Shop – Rugged Suppressors Obsidian 9
Silencer Shop – Dead Air Sandman K
Silencer Shop – Wolverine PBS-1
Silencer Shop – Griffin Armament Optimus Micro
Silencer Shop – Dead Air Odessa-9
Silencer Shop – Rugged Suppressors Micro 30
Silencer Shop – Griffin Armament GP7
Silencer Shop – Dead Air Wolf-9SD

Version 1.99
Buffman – R.A.N.G.E – CMMG DefCan 45
Buffman – R.A.N.G.E – Griffin Armament GP5

Version 1.97
Buffman – R.A.N.G.E – YHM Turbo

Version 1.96
Buffman – R.A.N.G.E. – Daniel Defense DDWAVE
Buffman – R.A.N.G.E. – Q Full Nelson
Buffman – R.A.N.G.E. – Q Half Nelson
Buffman – R.A.N.G.E. – YHM Phantom M2 762

Version 1.90
Silencer Shop – Gemtech Lunar-45
Silencer Shop – Q Full Nelson

Version 1.88
Military Arms Channel – Gemtech Integra 5.56
Silencer Shop – SIG SRD-762TIQD

Version 1.85
Google Docs Suppressor Performance Database Deprecated: All data migrated to embedded sheet at ModernRifleman.net

Version 1.83
Silencer Shop – Innovative Arms Interceptor 7.62
Military Arms Channel – YHM Turbo
Military Arms Channel – Dead Air Wolverine PBS-1

Version 1.80
Silencer Shop – CGS Hydra-SS
Silencer Shop – DaVinci Arms Bambino LW
Silencer Shop – DaVinci Arms Bambino SS
Silencer Shop – Innovative Arms Slingshot
Silencer Shop – Innovative Arms Slingshot Micro
Silencer Shop – Q El Camino
Silencer Shop – Rugged Suppressors Oculus 22
Silencer Shop – Thunder Beast 22 Takedown

Version 1.73
Silencer Shop – AAC Ti-Rant 9M
Silencer Shop – CGS Hydra-AL

Version 1.71
Military Arms Channel – Knight’s Armament 5.56 QDC

Version 1.70
Silencer Shop – Innovative Arms M&P 15-22 Integral
Silencer Shop – Gemtech Mist 22
Silencer Shop – Gemtech Raptor II

Version 1.65
Silencer Shop – Griffin Armament Resistance 9
Silencer Shop – Radical Firearms RF 5.56
Silencer Shop – Radical Firearms RF 7.62
Silencer Shop – Radical Firearms RF 22

Version 1.60
Silencer Shop – Gemtech Tracker
Silencer Shop – Liberty Suppressors Mystic X
Military Arms Channel – SIG SRD-762 TI
Military Arms Channel – SIG SRD-762 TI QD
Military Arms Channel – SilencerCo Omega

Version 1.55
Silencer Shop – Gemtech Dagger
Silencer Shop – Griffin Armament Checkmate
Silencer Shop – Liberty Suppressors Cosmic
Silencer Shop – Liberty Suppressors Centurion
Silencer Shop – Liberty Suppressors Regulator
Fixed – At ear values for the Dead Air Sandman S
Added – Shots fired column on “Full” worksheet
Added – iFrame embedded view

Version 1.52
Silencer Shop – Gemtech Aurora
Silencer Shop – Tactical Solutions Ascent

Version 1.50
Silencer Shop – Gemtech Trek
Silencer Shop – Surefire SOCOM 556-RC 2
Silencer Shop – Surefire SOCOM 556-RC
Silencer Shop – Bowers VERS 50
Silencer Shop – Rugged Suppressors Obsidian 45

Version 1.45
Silencer Shop – Griffin Armament Optimus
Silencer Shop – Rugged Suppressors Surge 762 (5.56mm Hosts)

Version 1.38
Silencer Shop – Rugged Suppressors Razor 762
Silencer Shop – YHM Integrally Suppressed 10/22 Barrel

Version 1.35
Silencer Shop – Rugged Suppressors SURGE 762 (7.5″)
Silencer Shop – Surefire Ryder 9Ti

Version 1.33
Silencer Shop – Rugged Suppressors SURGE 762 (9″)

Version 1.32
Silencer Shop – Knight’s Armament 556 QDC
Silencer Shop – Surefire SOCOM300 SPS

Version 1.30
Silencer Shop – Tactical Solutions Axiom
Silencer Shop – SilencerCo Octane 9 (CZ Scorpion EVO)
Silencer Shop – AAC Illusion 9
Silencer Shop – AAC Pilot 2

Version 1.25
Silencer Shop – SilencerCo Specwar 556 K
Silencer Shop – SilencerCo Saker 556 K
Silencer Shop – YHM Phantom Ti 762
Silencer Shop – SilencerCo Spectre II (5.7x28mm)
Silencer Shop – SilencerCo Sparrow (5.7x28mm)
Silencer Shop – Tactical Solutions Axiom (5.7x28mm)

Version 1.20
Silencer Shop – Thunder Beast Ultra 5
Silencer Shop – Thunder Beast Ultra 7
Silencer Shop – Thunder Beast Ultra 9

Version 1.17
Silencer Shop – SilencerCo Specwar 762

Version 1.16
Silencer Shop – Griffin Armament M4-SD

Version 1.15
Silencer Shop – SilencerCo Harvester 30
Silencer Shop – YHM Phantom LT
Silencer Shop – YHM Phantom M2 762

Version 1.11
Silencer Shop – Dead Air Sandman L
Silencer Shop – Dead Air Sandman S
Silencer Shop – Griffin Armament 30-SD

Version 1.08
Silencer Shop – Underground Tactical Little Puff

Version 1.05
Silencer Shop – AAC Ti-Rant 45M
Military Arms Channel – Griffin Armament Revolution 9
Military Arms Channel – AAC Ti-Rant 9
Military Arms Channel – SilencerCo Octane 9
Military Arms Channel – SilencerCo Osprey 9

Version 1.00
Silencer Shop – AAC Aviator 2
Silencer Shop – Bowers VERS 458
Silencer Shop – Bowers USS 22

Version 0.98
Military Arms Channel – AAC SR7
Military Arms Channel – SilencerCo Saker 762
Military Arms Channel – Surefire SOCOM 762-RC
Military Arms Channel – Griffin Armament Recce 7
Military Arms Channel – Dead Air Sandman L
Military Arms Channel – SilencerCo Omega
Silencer Shop – Griffin Armament M4-SDII
Silencer Shop – Griffin Armament M4-SDII

Version 0.95
All current public Silencer Shop data now posted
Lite view added – Removes MSRP, Length, Weight, and Host
Silencer Shop – AAC Element 2
Silencer Shop – AAC Pilot 2
Silencer Shop – AAC Prodigy
Silencer Shop – AAC Ti-Rant 45S
Silencer Shop – SilencerCo Saker 762
Silencer Shop – SilencerCo Specwar 762
Silencer Shop – YHM Phantom Ti 762
Silencer Shop – YHM Phantom M2 762
Silencer Shop – YHM Phantom LT
Silencer Shop – Griffin Armament Recce 7

Version 0.75
Military Arms Channel – AAC M4-2000
Military Arms Channel – Griffin Armament M4-SD
Military Arms Channel – Griffin Armament M4-SDII
Military Arms Channel – Griffin Armament M4-SDK
Military Arms Channel – AAC Mini 4
Military Arms Channel – Griffin Armament Recce 5
Military Arms Channel – SilencerCo Saker 556
Military Arms Channel – Surefire 556-RC
Military Arms Channel – SilencerCo Specwar 556
Military Arms Channel – SilencerCo Specwar K 556
Military Arms Channel – Griffin Armament SPR

Version 0.65
SPL at ear for available suppressors added
SIG Sauer SRD-338 TI QD
Griffin Armament Revolution 9
Liberty Kodiak TL
Liberty Essence
Liberty Freedom
Liberty Victory Magnum

Version 0.55
SIG Sauer SRD-762 TI QD
SIG Sauer SRD-556 TI QD
AAC Mini 4
AAC Ti-Rant 9
AAC Ti-Rant 45
SilencerCo Octane 9
AAC Ti-Rant 9S
AAC M4-2000
AAC 556-SD
Griffin Armament Checkmate QD
Gemtech Halo
SilencerCo Harvester Big Bore
Thunder Beast 338 BA

Version 0.5
Surefire 556-RC
AAC 762 SDN-6
AAC 762-SD
Tactical Solutions Axiom
AAC M4-2000
SilencerCo Octane 45
SilencerCo Octane 45 (9mm Endcap)
SilencerCo Octane 45 K
SilencerCo Octane 45 K (9mm Endcap)
SilencerCo Octane 9
SilencerCo Osprey 45
SilencerCo Osprey 45 K
SilencerCo Osprey 9
Griffin Armament Recce 5
Griffin Armament Revolution 45 (Full)
Griffin Armament Revolution 45 (Short)
SilencerCo Saker 556
SilencerCo Sparrow
SilencerCo Spectre II
AAC SR7
SIG Sauer SRD-22
SIG Sauer SRD-45

20 thoughts on “Suppressor Performance Database

  1. Edwin

    Looks like cell G37 has a typo unless you mean to say that the Dead Air Sandman S is only 28.2dB at the ear. I assume you meant 128.2dB.

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    1. Mat Cooper

      Hi can someone tell me what the Firelds, “Baseline” and “SPL” mean I am guessing it has to do with the decibles, if so, can someone tell me how these are measured?

      Thnka you,

      Mat

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      1. Matt

        I second Mat Cooper’s comment. Some of these terms are difficult to look up what it means for firearms suppressors.

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      2. Smaugbert

        Baseline means the dB rating when not suppressed.
        SPL means Sound Pressure Level. Basically, this entry field is the dB rating when the firearm is suppressed.
        Attenuation is the difference between Baseline (not suppressed) and SPL (suppressed).

        If you notice, some entries have SPL, but do not have an entry for “At Ear.” This is because some tests were done only with SPL meters at a distance of 1m to the side of the muzzle and not at the shooter’s ears. If you look on the “Full” tab under the “Measured From” column, you will see that they are all measured 1 meter left or right of the muzzle and sometimes additionally at 80cm from above the bench.

        I hope that helps clear some things up!

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        1. Smaugbert

          I should note that SPL doesn’t just mean how loud something is. It also takes into account the specific frequency. Sounds on the low end and the high end have a higher SPL dB at the same volume than frequencies in the mid-range. A frequency of 125Hz will have a higher SPL dB rating than a frequency at 1,000Hz, even though both are played at the same volume. SPL is not actually a good determination of how loud or damaging a sound may be. That 125Hz frequency will have to be played at 45 SPL dB to reach a Hearing Level of 0. That 1,000Hz frequency will need to be played at merely 7.5 SPL dB to reach a Hearing Level of 0.

          So, basically, these measurements are a good example of potential for damage that can lead to hearing loss. However, they are not 100% accurate due to ways in which the frequency changes alter the SPL, but not necessarily the potential for hearing damage.

          Here is a good article explaining SPL dB and Hearing Levels: https://hearinglosshelp.com/blog/understanding-the-difference-between-sound-pressure-level-spl-and-hearing-level-hl-in-measuring-hearing-loss/

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  2. Dan

    Would you please include the SilencerCo Hybrid 46 in some of its configurations? Would you consider adding dimensions and wieghts to the database? Thank you!

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      1. Modern Rifleman Post author

        Dan,

        Thanks for the comment. I would love to include the Hybrid. Unfortunately, I don’t have any data on it, or at least any that I have explicit permission to use. I’ll see if I can work on that.

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  3. Mike Smith

    It may be useful to note that most of Silencer Shop’s testing with .308 ammo was using a bolt-action rifle and not a semi-auto. Those numbers are ridiculously low at the ear compared to what they would be on an AR-10! I think the only suppressor on the entire list tested using .308 ammo on a semi-auto is the Griffin Optimus.

    Also, it appears you are missing the two tests from this video from MAC (OSS Helix and Dead Air Sandman-L, both with .308 ammo):

    https://youtu.be/1uroNmDS6wk

    To make my point, Silencer Shop shows 131.6 db at the ear for the Sandman L, yet MAC shows 148.6 db at the ear with the Sandman L on an AR-10 in the video above.

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  4. jerry shell

    I have searched the web for unbiased test for the .338 mag. ultra light suppressors ( crux, griffin, YHM , etc. ) . It seems that the ” big bore” suppressors have been over looked . It would be great if all the manufactures would give the db rating at the shooters ear, not ten feet off to the side and not ” 32 – 36 db sound reduction ” .

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    1. Modern Rifleman Post author

      Hey Reid,

      There isn’t a mechanism for others to contribute to the sheet. That said, I am aware of CGS’s video as well as a few others and I plan to add them soon. I’m just behind at the moment. Thanks.

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      1. Reid Baker

        Ok 🙂 I know YouTube is a big place and keeping up can be a lot of work. I mostly was hoping to ease some of your burden. Thanks for doing the hard work so that I can play with the data.

        If there is anything that might be helpful like an email where we can send YouTube videos you might not have seen or anything like that please let me know.

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  5. james

    I wish there was data for Allen engineering cans. The aem5 is the correct can for the mk12 rifle but no one has metered it.

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  6. Mike Smith

    I think you should consider making some kind of notation about which meter is being used for each test. The data from Buffman appears particularly suspect–I’m not sure if it is testing protocol or the meter but for example his numbers for the YHM Turbo at the ear are wildly different than MAC’s. The meter used by MAC and SilencerShop does not technically meet the milspec requirements, but it seems like the data still has some usefulness. Buffman is using the LXT which is not widely accepted as reliable.

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  7. Alec

    Is SilencerCo Chimera in planning to have some data in here or is it MIA for a reason? Great list thank you so much for this!

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