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Here at Silencer Shop, we sell a lot of adaptable, modular, and multi-use suppressors that can fulfill more than just one role in your arsenal. But if you're looking for one suppressor that meets as many of your needs as possible, look no further. Welcome to the multi caliber suppressor category.

Multi Caliber Silencer Considerations

As the name suggests, every suppressor listed on this best of list has the ability to be used on a wide variety of calibers. One important consideration is what calibers those are. As you’ll see, some of these multi cal suppressor options listed are .22lr, for example, meaning that you’ll need to service your suppressor if you plan on actually shooting that ammo.

Another consideration you will want to keep in mind is the accessory options available. While the suppressor is compatible with everything under the sun, you’ll need to consider the attachment method and prepare for what you’ll need. A great example of this is if you need extra hardware for a booster assembly in order to shoot your multi cal suppressor on your handgun.

Best Multi Caliber Suppressor Options in 2021

The multi cal category contains a number of distinctive options. We've shared this list to help you get started on your search or perhaps reach a final decision. Below are the specs for each of the top multi caliber suppressor choices — the particular advantages of each option are discussed below.

TOP MULTI CALIBER SILENCERS IN 2021

  SilencerCo Hybrid 46

SilencerCo 36M

Griffin Armament Bushwhacker 46

Griffin Armament 36M

Dead Air Primal

Length

7.8"

7.625"; 5.75"

7.75"

9.4"; 6.6"

7.9"

Weight

17.3 oz

16.3 oz; 13.6 oz

15.8 oz (in Taper Mount configuration)

18.5 oz; 14 oz

16.5 oz

Diameter

1.57"

1.6"

1.5”

1.375"

1.618"

Modular Length

No

Yes

No

No

No

Build Materials

Stainless Steel, Titanium

Stainless Steel, Inconel, Stellite

Stainless Steel, Titanium

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Finish

Cerakote

Cerakote

Black Nitride

Cerakote

High temp Cerakote

Caliber Rating / Rated for Use On

9mm up to .338LM

9mm up to .338LM

.22 LR up to .458 SOCOM

.17 Mach 2 up to .300WM

9mm up to .338LM

.22 LR Compatible

No

No

Yes; user serviceable

Yes; user serviceable

No

Pistol Compatible

Yes; SiCo Piston sold separately (housing included)

Yes; SiCo Charlie Piston Mount sold separately

Yes; Griffin Piston sold separately (booster assembly included)

Yes; 1/2x28 piston included

Yes; Dead Air Booster Assemblies (HUB included)

Rifle Compatible

Yes; 5/8x24 thread mount included

Yes; Charlie ASR Mount included

Yes; 1.375 Plan-A Taper Mount interface and 5/8x24 .30 Cal Taper Mount included

Yes; 5/8x24 taper mount included

Yes; 5/8x24 taper mount included

Big Bore Compatible

Yes up to .338 LM

Yes up to .338 LM

Yes up to .458 SOCOM

No

Yes up to .338LM

User Serviceable

No

No

Yes

Yes

 No

Full Auto Rated

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

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SilencerCo Hybrid 46

The SilencerCo Hybrid 46 can cover the gamut of what's in the average gun safe: anything from 9mm to .338LM (it's not made for rimfire). With fully welded steel construction, it's incredibly durable and full auto rated — AND it's not heavy.

It’s not only that, though. This hybrid suppressor is adaptable to fit most firearms, whether they’re direct thread to quick detach. With seemingly every attachment system under the SilencerCo sun available to the Hybrid 46, you’ll be hard pressed to find a host it doesn’t fit on within its caliber rating.

Final verdict: The Hybrid 46 is versatile — it can adapt to work on nearly any mounting system — and durable. It's one of the top performing suppressors in this category, so there's no surprise it made the list.

SilencerCo Hybrid 46 Specs

  • Length: 7.625”
  • Weight: 16.3 oz
  • Diameter: 1.5”
  • Modular: No
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel, Inconel, Stellite
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Rating: 9mm up to .338 LM
  • .22 LR Compatible: No
  • Pistol Compatible: Yes; SiCo Piston sold separately (housing included)
  • Rifle Compatible: Yes; 5/8x24 thread mount included
  • Big Bore Compatible: Yes; up to .338 LM
  • User Serviceable: No
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

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SilencerCo 36M

The SilencerCo 36M has an incredible range. Rated from 22 Hornet to 338LM, it's a real "caliber glutton." And as one of two modular suppressors in this category, it can be shorter and lighter for smaller calibers, or it can run well on handguns, PCCs, and rifles. Further, it's compatible with all Charlie mounts.

Paired with this versatility is incredible durability: a fully welded core, cobalt 6 rear construction, and Inconel baffles make it extremely resistant to wear and tear.

Final verdict: The SilencerCo 36M is a heavy hitter. It has in spades everything you want from a multi cal suppressor: versatility, durability, and strong performance.

SilencerCo 36M

  • Length: 7.625”; 5.75”
  • Weight: 16.3 oz; 13.6 oz
  • Diameter: 1.6”
  • Modular: Yes
  • Build Materials: Stainless steel, Inconel, stellite
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Rating: 9mm up to .338 LM
  • .22 LR Compatible: No
  • Pistol Compatible: Yes; SiCo Charlie Piston Mount sold separately
  • Rifle Compatible: Yes; Charlie ASR Mount included
  • Big Bore Compatible: Yes; up to .338 LM
  • User Serviceable: No
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

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Griffin Armament Bushwhacker 46

The Griffin Armament Bushwhacker 46 can tackle everything from a .22 up to 45-70 Govt. Wow. (It doesn't, unfortunately, suppress the kitchen sink).

The Bushwhacker is also light, so feel free to take it along on hunting stalks. With reduced backpressure thanks to its baffle design, it performs best on big bore hosts. But its Ratchet Lok end cap system makes it easy to disassemble and clean, so don't worry about running dirty rimfire ammo as well.

Final verdict: Like the Optimus, the Griffin Armament Bushwhacker is a strong jack-of-all-trades. It comes with a Plan A taper mount interface — a perfect blend of minimized weight and maximized performance.

Griffin Bushwhacker 46 Specs

  • Length: 7.75”
  • Weight: 15.8 oz (in Taper Mount configuration)
  • Diameter: 1.5”
  • Modular: No
  • Build Materials: Stainless steel, titanium
  • Finish: Black nitride
  • Rating: .22 LR up to .458 SOCOM
  • .22 LR Compatible: Yes; user serviceable
  • Pistol Compatible: Yes; Griffin Piston sold separately (booster assembly included)
  • Rifle Compatible: Yes; 1.375 Plan-A Taper Mount interface and 5/8x24 .30 Cal Taper Mount included
  • Big Bore Compatible: Yes; up to .458 SOCOM
  • User Serviceable: Yes
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

Griffin Armament Optimus

If you're shopping for multi cal suppressor options, you might be a fan of one-stop shopping. The Griffin Armament Optimus, rated from .22 up to 300 WM, is a wonderful option for you. It comes with tons of accessories in the box, including a taper mount extension interface (for 5/8x24, .30 cal), a taper mount EZ brake muzzle device, a universal piston (QD adapter separate), a booster assembly, and, to top it all off, 9mm and .22 caliber end caps.

Speaking of .22lr ammo, the Optimus is user serviceable, so keeping it clean is a breeze. It's also modular, so you can use a shorter, lighter configuration on lower pressure ammo. We love getting multiple suppressors for one tax stamp!

Final verdict: The Griffin Armament Optimus is a repeat winner for multi cal suppression, and there's no wondering why. It's serviceable, flexible & includes a ton of goodies — you won't find yourself wanting more.

Optimus Specs

  • Length: 9.4”; 6.6”
  • Weight: 18.5 oz; 14 oz
  • Diameter: 1.375”
  • Modular: No
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Rating: .17 Mach 2 up to .300WM
  • .22 LR Compatible: Yes; user serviceable
  • Pistol Compatible: Yes; 1/2x28 piston included
  • Rifle Compatible: Yes; 5/8x24 taper mount included
  • Big Bore Compatible: No
  • User Serviceable: Yes
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

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Dead Air Primal

The Dead Air Primal is the newest multi cal suppressor to make our list. Rated from .458 cal with energies up to .338LM, it will indeed devour almost anything.

The Primal is improving on the durability of similar cans with its stainless steel construction and high temp Cerakote finish. It is optimized for high-caliber rifles but can be mounted on nearly any host firearm. One allure of the Primal is the numerous mounting options. The ease of using a direct thread mount opens many doors for a wide variety of muzzle devices.

Final verdict: Batting last on the list, the multi-purpose and affordable Primal is new to the game but already changing the rules. It fits nearly any mount, defining the "versatility" of the multi cal category.

  • Length: 7.9”
  • Weight: 16.5 oz
  • Diameter: 1.618”
  • Modular: No
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: High temp Cerakote
  • Rating: 9mm up to .338 LM
  • .22 LR Compatible: No
  • Pistol Compatible: Yes; Dead Air Booster Assemblies sold separately (HUB included)
  • Rifle Compatible: Yes; 5/8x24 thread mount included
  • Big Bore Compatible: Yes; up to .338 LM
  • User Serviceable: No
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

Conclusion

We hope this blog post gets you acquainted with the particular advantages of our best multi caliber suppressor options. If this list didn't answer your nagging questions, our staff would be more than happy to discuss your setup and which suppressor might fit your needs best.