Silencer Answers

  1. Common Silencer Cycling Issues

    While cycling issues on your favorite firearm can be a royal pain in the posterior, they are not quite as common as some of the internet may lead you to believe.  They certainly are a factor, but gaining a very simple understanding of how silencers affect the action of your particular firearm(..)
  2. Interview With An Engineer: Ethan Lessard

    We were paid a visit by, in our opinion, one of the most well-known silencer moguls, Ethan Lessard. Currently the VP of Engineering at Q, his accolades span back to engineering at Sig Sauer and Advanced Armament Corporation. We were able to sit down with him for lunch and dive deep into Ethan’(..)
  3. Silencer Finishes 101

    - Often taken for granted (or simply overlooked), the finishes that silencer manufacturers employ on various cans play a pivotal role in the effectiveness of each unit. With so much emphasis (and rightly so) on the baffle design, the build materials, and so on, a suppressor’s (..)
  4. ATF 41F Is Not The End

    July 13, 2016, is a date which will forever live in suppressor lore. On that Wednesday, the much-discussed ATF 41F rule goes into effect, kick-starting a new process for suppressor ownership approval. Because we’ve known this industry-wide change became a reality in early January, we at (..)
  5. Can You Suppress Supersonic Ammo?

    When people first start learning about suppressors, one of the first 'facts' they learn is typically that you can't suppress supersonic ammunition. This couldn't be further from the truth! What is the Supersonic Crack? After a bullet is fired, it creates pressure waves as air is displaced along(..)
  6. What is a Silencer vs a Suppressor?

    There's a lot of confusion & misinformation focused around the differences between a silencer and a suppressor.  In fact, it's historically been one of our top questions from customers. The simple answer is both words can be used interchangeably - meaning the terms Silencer(..)