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9mm handguns and ammunition are far and away the most popular in the United States. Given the versatility of 9mm ammo — in compact handguns, full sized handguns, pistol caliber carbines (PCCs) and more — the 9mm suppressors category must be similarly adaptable. Choosing the best 9mm suppressor will depend on your setup and what attributes (e.g. recoil, sound, flash reduction) you value most. In this post, we'll explore the best 9mm silencer choices for this year and highlight the particular strengths of each.

Rifles, Handguns, and 9mm Suppressors

There are a few important considerations related to the firearm host or hosts you might be using. You may be looking to suppress a handgun or 9mm carbine or rifle, but pistol suppressors also have the unique ability to run on both.

If this suppressor will only be used on a fixed-barrel carbine or 9mm rifle, you can benefit from the increased sound reduction of a larger diameter suppressor without worrying as much about additional length. You'll also be able to use a simple direct thread mount instead of any booster system.

On the other hand, if you'd like to suppress your prized 9mm handgun, you might want to consider a smaller diameter option that doesn't block your sights (unlike the heroes of our favorite Westerns, some of us like to rely on being able to use sights). Lighter suppressors may also help here, as they are less likely to interfere with the balance of suppressed pistol in your hands.

For those customers looking to suppress both 9mm rifles and handguns, modular suppressors are a fantastic option. Search for a modular suppressor that offers strong sound suppression for your rifle while remaining small enough to preserve your handgun's sights. It can be a delicate balance, but you'll see that it's obtainable!

Best 9mm Suppressors in 2021

It's time to get down to brass tacks. Our full line of pistol suppressors is stacked top-to-bottom with quality options, but unlike peewee baseball, we can't crown everyone a winner. Featuring two newcomers from our last year's line up, here are the top five pistol suppressors of 2021:

  1. Dead Air Wolfman
  2. Rugged Obsidian 9
  3. YHM R9
  4. Dead Air Odessa 9
  5. SilencerCo Octane 9

The following chart gives you the rapid fire stats of our top five for easy comparison. Let's dive into the details.

TOP 5 9MM SILENCERS IN 2021

 

Dead Air Wolfman

Rugged Obsidian 9

YHM R9

Dead Air Odessa 9

SilencerCo Octane 9

Length

7.5”; 5.13”

7.8”; 4.8”

5.2"

2.75”-8.59"

7.5”

Weight

14.4oz; 9.8oz

12.7oz; 8.7oz

10.7oz

10.6oz

10.78oz

Diameter

1.618”

1.37”

1.562"

1.1"

1.37”

Build Materials

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, Aluminum

Stainless Steel, Inconel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, Aluminum

Finish

Cerakote

Cerakote

Cerakote

Black Nitride

Hardcoat Anodize Black

Modular

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Caliber Rating

.300BLK (subsonic),

.300 BLK, 7.62x39mm, .350 Legend

.22 LR, .300BLK (subsonic),

9mm, .350

Legend

.17 HMR, .300 BLK, 9mm, 5.56mm

(.223), .350 Legend

22LR, .17HMR, 380 Auto, 9mm

.22 LR, 9mm, .300BLK (subsonic)

Attachment Included Mount

1/2x28 direct thread

Booster housting and 1/2x28 DT piston

1/2x28 direct thread

1/2x28; piston included

Booster Housing (piston not included)

Full Auto Rated

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


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Dead Air Wolfman

The Dead Air Wolfman returns in 2021 as the 9mm champion. A modular suppressor and upgraded version of the Wolf-9SD pistol suppressor, the Wolfman can run well on a PCC or handgun, but with the greatest diameter on the list, it is optimized for a carbine. Its fully-welded stainless steel build lends it insane toughness and durability. While boasting an impressive sound signature, the Wolfman is also wipe-friendly, giving you the option to knock off even more dB.

The smaller Wolfman configuration is more than two inches shorter than the full setup, essentially giving you both a K suppressor and a full sized suppressor (but only one tax stamp!).

Final verdict: The Wolfman is a great pick for those looking to do more with one item. With impressive performance using high rates of fire, there's no question why it ranks among the best.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 7.5"; 5.13”
  • Weight: 14.4 oz; 9.8 oz
  • Diameter: 1.618"
  • Build Material: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Cerakote™
  • Modular: Yes
  • Caliber Rating: .300BLK (subsonic), .300 BLK, 7.62x39mm, .350 Legend
  • Attachment Included Mount: 1/2x28
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes

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Rugged Obsidian 9

The Rugged Obsidian 9 is another strong and highly versatile modular suppressor. With a light weight and small diameter, it can run well on handguns (without sight obstruction), but it is optimized for PCCs. The 4.7" short configuration length (pictured) offers a three inch reduction, giving you the ability to adapt depending on your performance needs and use case.

We don’t foresee the Rugged Obsidian 9 hopping off this best 9mm suppressor list any time soon. It’s incredibly user friendly and can switch between its two lengths with a quick switch of the endcap, in addition to just providing incredible sound reduction.

Final verdict: The Obsidian 9 knocks it out of the park on any setup — rifle, carbine, handgun… did we mention that it's belt fed rated and insanely durable?

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 7.8" / 4.8"
  • Weight: 12.7 oz / 8.7 oz
  • Diameter: 1.37"
  • Build Material: Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Finish: Cerakote™
  • Modular: Yes
  • Caliber Rating: .22 LR, .300BLK (subsonic), 9mm, .350 Legend
  • Attachment Included Mount: Booster System
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes (belt fed rated)

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YHM R9

A well-deserved addition to the list, the YHM R9 primarily focuses on suppressing sub-machine guns and SBRs chambered in 9mm. The R9 has a fully welded, tubeless design body, so durability and toughness for a heavy firing load are not a concern.

Conveniently, the R9 is compatible with YHM Phantom and Kurz QD Adapters, enabling you to quickly switch from Direct Thread to QD, depending on your needs. While the YHM R9 comes with a direct thread attachment, you can easily unscrew it and install a different compatible attachment to use on your handguns.

Final verdict: This budget friendly option offers impressive durability and suppression. SBR and sub-machine gun owners in particular should add this to their short list.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 5.2"
  • Weight: 10.7 oz
  • Diameter: 1.562"
  • Build Material: Stainless Steel, Inconel
  • Finish: Cerakote™
  • Modular: No
  • Caliber Rating: .17 HMR, .300 BLK, 9mm, 5.56mm (.223), .350 Legend
  • Attachment Included Mount: 1/2x28 direct thread
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes

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Dead Air Odessa 9

The Dead Air Odessa 9 gives new meaning to a modular suppressor.  Its nine baffles are fully customizable from 2.75" up to 7.75", and allow for everything from 22lr to 9mm. It's like the Goldilocks of sound suppression — feel free to adjust maneuverability and sound suppression until it's just right. And at just 1.1" in diameter, the Odessa 9 also gives you a clear sight picture on any and every setup.

Final verdict: Lacking fixed mounts or barrel spacers, the Odessa is best used on a handgun. However many baffles you prefer, you'll find the Odessa 9's performance to be formidable and a deserving 9mm suppressor contender.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 2.75-7.75"
  • Weight: 10.6 oz
  • Diameter: 1.1"
  • Build Material: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Black Nitride
  • Modular: Yes
  • Caliber Rating: 22LR, .17HMR, 380 Auto, 9mm
  • Attachment Included Mount: 1/2x28; piston included
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes

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SilencerCo Octane 9

We round out the list with a strong new addition. Like others on this list, the SilencerCo Octane 9 offers incredible caliber versatility in addition to impressive performance on both carbines and handguns. It is user serviceable, with a "click-together" set up that makes disassembly and reassembly a breeze. At 10.78 oz, it's also fairly light weight, deploying aluminum alongside stainless steel to save weight while maintaining full durability.

Final verdict: The most easily serviceable suppressor on the list, the Octane 9 is a great option for pistol suppression.

Rapid Fire 

  • Length: 7.5"
  • Weight 10.78 oz
  • Diameter: 1.37"
  • Build Material: Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Finish: Hardcoat Anodize Black
  • Modular: No
  • Caliber Rating: .22 LR, .300BLK (subsonic), 9mm
  • Attachment Included Mout: Boost housing (piston not included)
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes

Conclusion

Our customers come to us with a wide variety of suppression needs — and we have an impressive collection of options if we do say so ourselves. We've laid out the top 9mm suppressor choices for 2021 — but we'll leave it to you to pick the best suppressor for your handgun or carbine. And if you get jammed, please reach out — our team would be happy to assist.