How much are suppressors? Well, to a lot of people who use them, they’re worth their weight in gold (and wait in gold if you know what we mean). While we know they’re worth, we also know you’re here for those cold hard numbers.
The cost of silencers isn’t as direct as one dollar amount, as there are a lot of factors at play. We’re going to do our best to break down what you should expect to spend in 2021, based off of our inventory. Gold or no gold, this article is here to give you not only what one suppressor will cost, but also how much one suppressor costs in all!
You may be wondering why there is such a broad range. There are a few factors involved that can cause a suppressor to be more or less expensive:
The materials used. Different metals are different prices. For example, aluminum is less expensive than titanium. In that same vein, machining those metals and the tools involved vary greatly. Aluminum is easier to manipulate, so you don’t have to change out your tools or use heftier machinery to make a suppressor. Alternatively, titanium is more difficult to work with, making the wear on machinery and tools greater and the cost rise.
The suppressor finish.There are various finishes you can use on your suppressor to protect it and prevent it from natural wear and tear that occurs. Depending on what you use, prices may rise. Let’s look at three common examples of different suppressor finishes.
Anodize - $. The most economical option is to anodize a suppressor. Because of the way anodize acclimates to a metal, you’ll find that the most prominent anodized silencers are made of aluminum or titanium.
Cerakote - $$. Cerakote comes in at the middle tier price wise. Because of its composition, cerakote can adhere to essentially any silencer metal, including stainless steel, aluminum, titanium… you name it.
PVD - $$$. PVD stands for physical vapor deposition and is the most costly to use as a silencer finish out of these examples. This results in incredibly high abrasion resistance and durability, even more than those previously mentioned.
The Quality Control (QC) process. Quality control involves labor, and the more that’s done, the more that process adds up. We’re not here to dive into businesses, but that is a factor in why some suppressors are more expensive than others.
The brand. As with anything, you’re also paying for a brand as well. The great news is, every suppressor manufacturer we carry is an incredible brand, so you can’t go wrong no matter which you choose.
Alright, so we can all agree that suppressors are worth their weight in gold, but they also do have a dollar amount attached to it. Hopefully this helps you on your quest to buy a silencer, and what you can expect when you go to buy one. As you can see, there's quite a range and there are a lot of factors involved, including calibers and materials used.
We’d also like to add that suppressors are built to be “life long” products, and a lot of them do become a sort of family heirloom because of their durability. Most silencers are over-engineered meaning that the suppressor is built to last, regardless of the different firearms/barrels you put them on (based on their ratings, of course). These types of suppressors can lead to a heftier price tag than you would see if they were built as more of a single-use suppressor because of their versatility.