Choosing the best 9mm suppressor is a multifaceted decision that depends largely on your host gun and what’s most important to you in a silencer. This blog post is going to give you our best pistol suppressors of 2020 and of all time with an explanation of why they’ve managed to make their way to the top.

Best 9mm Silencers in 2020

  1. Rugged Obsidian 9
  2. SilencerCo Omega 9K
  3. Dead Air Wolfman
  4. CGS Mod 9
  5. Griffin Revolution 9

We realize we’re still in the midst of the calendar year, with all of the gifts that 2020 has brought us so far. But since we get asked the question, what is the best 9mm suppressor so often that we wanted to give you a year-to-date census.

Rifles, Handguns, and 9mm Suppressors

Let’s start off with a brief description of what you need to consider, based on what firearm host or hosts you might be using. Pistol suppressors have their own subcategories because they can be optimized for a handgun, or for a 9mm rifle, but also have the unique ability to be run on either.

Rifle: If you are looking to run your suppressor on a PCC (pistol caliber carbine) or 9mm rifle, or really any host firearm with a barrel that doesn’t move, a booster assembly is not necessary, and a larger diameter silencer can provide increased sound reduction without adding additional length to your set up.

Handgun: Alternatively, if you have a handgun you want to suppress, a smaller diameter suppressor will help you still be able to use your handgun’s sights. Usually, for optimized performance, suppressors that tend to be a little lighter help to not disrupt the balance of the gun. Best 9mm Pistols.

Rifle and Handgun: Sometimes we have customers looking to suppress both 9mm rifles and handguns. If you’re in this category, we tend to recommend a modular suppressor with an average diameter that allows a clear sight picture on your handgun while also providing optimal suppression on your rifle.

The following list is compiled of our top 5 selling 9mm silencers so far in 2020. This list will show you the rapid fire stats in order to compare and contrast each suppressor side by side before we dive into more details.

TOP 5 9MM SILENCERS YEAR TO DATE IN 2020

 

Rugged Obsidian 9

SilencerCo Omega 9K

Dead Air Wolfman

CGS Mod 9

Griffin Revolution 9

Length

7.8”; 4.8”

4.7”

7.5”; 5.13”

7.7”

7.6”; 6.1”

Weight

12.7oz; 8.7oz

7.2oz

14.4oz; 9.8oz

10oz

11.2oz; 9.7oz

Diameter

1.37”

1.48”

1.618”

1.37”

1.375”

Build Materials

Stainless Steel, Aluminum

Stellite, Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel, Aluminum

Stainless Steel, Aluminum

Finish

Cerakote

Depends on color

Cerakote

Nitrided and Anodized

Black Oxide

Modular

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Caliber Rating

.22 LR

.300BLK (subsonic)

9mm

.350 Legend

9mm

.300 BLK

.300BLK (subsonic)

.300 BLK

7.62x39mm

.350 Legend

.22 LR

.300BLK (subsonic)

9mm

.300BLK (subsonic)

9mm

Attachment/Thread Pitch

1/2x28

5/8x24 thread mount

1/2x28

1/2x28

1/2x28; M13.5x1 LH

Full Auto Rated

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes


Rugged Obsidian 9

Rugged Obsidian 9 Silencer Suppressor

The Rugged Obsidian 9 is a suppressor dedicated to everything 9mm, pistol or rifle, and can even perform on some higher pressure rounds like .350 legend and .300blk subsonic. Its stainless and aluminum construction has made Rugged’s Obsidian a popular choice due to its perfect balance between lightweight and durable. The Obsidian’s design makes this suppressor extremely user friendly and user serviceable.

Our customer service professional, Jay, simply said, that the Rugged Obsidian has gained popularity because “it’s modular, very quiet and well made. It truly delivers great results.” Drawing quite the crowd for our pistol caliber carbine subgun users, this Rugged suppressor has secured its spot as one of the most popular 9mm suppressors to date.

Final verdict: The Rugged Obsidian 9 has been popularized due to its impressive handgun performance, and its ability to perform on a 9mm rifle. It is a lightweight suppressor that has a diameter that doesn’t obstruct your handgun’s sight picture.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 7.8”; 4.8”
  • Weight: 12.7oz; 8.7oz
  • Diameter: 1.37”
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Modular: Yes
  • Caliber: .22 LR, .300BLK (subsonic), 9mm, .350 Legend
  • Attachment/Thread Pitch: 1/2x28 piston included
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

SilencerCo Omega 9K

SilencerCo Omega 9k Silencer Suppressor

The SilencerCo Omega 9K has been said to check a lot of boxes that customers look for when they set out for their pistol suppressor. Featuring a tubeless, fully welded design, this SiCo suppressor has truly made a name for itself. Its popularity stemmed from its shortened and wider stature, offering a compact, yet still extremely quiet suppressor without adding on a lot of length. The SiCo Omega 9K is also versatile with its 1.125x28 thread to accept a broad range of SilencerCo Alpha mounts and accessories, like this SiCo direct thread mount.

One of our professional representatives, Zachary, stated, “its solid stainless construction makes it rated for full power 300BLK, a rarity in pistol caliber suppressors, and you get a lot (or a little, pun absolutely intended), of bang for your buck.” And we couldn’t agree more! At its price point, the Omega 9K was sure to be a top five 9mm suppressor!

Final verdict: Due to its short and compact stature, the SilencerCo Omega 9K is a great suppressor for either PCCs or handguns. Its size and weight provide minimal impact on the balance of the host firearm set up, which in turn makes the Omega 9K one of the most maneuverable on our 9mm suppressor list.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 4.7”
  • Weight: 7.2oz
  • Diameter: 1.48”
  • Build Materials: Stellite, Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Depends on color
  • Modular: No
  • Caliber: 9mm, .300 BLK
  • Attachment/Thread Pitch: 5/8x24 thread mount included
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

Dead Air Wolfman

Dead Air Wolfman Silencer Suppressor

The Dead Air Wolfman is a more recent addition, since its debut was in 2019. The Wolfman is an elevated version of its predecessor, the Wolf 9SD. It’s popular due to its modularity and durability. Its larger diameter allows its full configuration and short configuration lengths to be shorter, while still providing an impressive noise reduction. With such forward thinking and versatility, Dead Air’s Wolfman has earned its place as a top five for 9mm suppressors.

To quote one of our sales professionals, Will said the Dead Air Wolfman “is fully capable on both pistol and rifle calibers suppressors.” This Dead Air silencer has been popularized for its impressive performance on pistol caliber subguns and continues to be a strong contender out of our 9mm suppressor options.

Final verdict: Because of its size and modularity, the Dead Air Wolfman is optimal on a PCC or 9mm rifle, while still performing well on a handgun. The Wolfman is considered a carbine silencer first and foremost, while it still works on a handgun. With its larger diameter, if you’re running a glock, Dead Air's Switch Sight will be able to give you a clear sight picture.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 7.5”; 5.13”
  • Weight: 14.4oz; 9.8oz
  • Diameter: 1.618”
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Modular: Yes
  • Caliber: .300BLK (subsonic), .300 BLK, 7.62x39mm, .350 Legend
  • Attachment/Thread Pitch: 1/2x28 included
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

CGS Mod 9

CGS Mod 9

The CGS Mod 9 has a stronghold on our top 9mm suppressor group because it is lightweight, compact, and astoundingly quiet. The Mod 9 is the next generation of the notorious CGS Kraken, which also made waves when it was originally introduced. Mike stated that the “Mod 9 is said to be one of the new quietest” out there. Its impressive sound attenuation coupled with its durability has makes CGS’s Mod 9 one of our customer favorites.

The Mod 9 was designed to perform on either a handgun or a rifle. Its stainless steel blast baffle provides dependability, while it's primarily aluminum construction cuts weight where it counts to optimize balance and maneuverability. Our customers looking for one of the quietest cans on the market and wanting to use multiple firearm hosts tend to gravitate toward this CGS suppressor.

Final verdict: Based on its length and diameter, the CGS Mod 9 is popularly used on handguns, but can also perform on a carbine. Its lightweight aluminum construction provides a balanced handgun that reduces noise and allows for a clear sight picture.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 7.7”
  • Weight: 10oz
  • Diameter: 1.37”
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Finish: Nitrided and anodized
  • Modular: No
  • Caliber: .22 LR, .300BLK (subsonic), 9mm
  • Attachment/Thread Pitch: 1/2x28 included
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

Griffin Revolution 9

Griffin Armament Revolution 9 Silencer Suppressor

Griffin’s Revolution 9 has been widely touted for its impressive sound performance and durability. The Revolution 9  has fast become a customer favorite because of its versatility, performing not only on 9mm, but also 300 blk, 5.56, 7.62x39 and 308 win. Also featuring ease of disassembly, the Revolution 9 is a cinch to maintain and clean.

Justin, one of our silencer professionals says the Griffin Revolution 9 is a popular choice for customers because “the Revo 9 is a lightweight multi caliber silencer that is both modular and user-serviceable.” With its ability to excel performing equally outstanding on either a handgun or a rifle without disrupting the natural balance of your host firearm, the Revolution 9’s popularity has soared in the pistol suppressor category.

Final verdict: Given its multi caliber rating, the Griffin Revolution 9 is one of the more versatile silencers on this list, and is a suppressor that is perfectly comfortable on either a handgun or a 9mm rifle.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 7.6”; 6.1”
  • Weight: 11.2oz; 9.7oz
  • Diameter: 1.375”
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Finish: Black Oxide
  • Modular: Yes
  • Caliber: .300BLK (subsonic), 9mm
  • Attachment/Thread Pitch: 1/2x28 included
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

Now you may be wondering what the best 9mm silencers were in 2019, since that provides you a full year’s worth of sales. Below, we give you our best 9mm silencers, and the honorable mentions to the products that barely didn’t make our 2020 list.

BONUS: Best 9mm Silencers in 2019

  1. Rugged Obsidian 9
  2. SilencerCo Omega 9K
  3. Dead Air Wolfman
  4. Dead Air Odessa-9
  5. AAC Ti-Rant 9M

Dead Air Odessa-9

Dead Air Odessa 9 Silencer Suppressor

The Dead Air Odessa-9 is one of the most modular suppressors on the market, so it’s no wonder it has made its way to our top 5 9mm suppressor list. This Dead Air suppressor features the smallest diameter, meaning that it clears almost every factory pistol’s sights. The Odessa-9’s booster tension is adjustable with included shims that allow it to not only be tuned for sound performance, but also to your individual gun and ammo. If variety is the spice of life, then the Odessa-9 takes the cake in this list.

Our social media manager, and Jack-of-all-trades, Michael said that customers who want a “low profile and modular” suppressor tend to gravitate toward the Odessa-9. With its stainless steel construction and 12 baffle options that can be threaded together, the Odessa-9 puts the power in your hands with optimal silence versus maneuverability.

Final Verdict: Dead Air’s Odessa-9 is best used on a handgun as it does not have any fixed mounts or fixed barrel spacers. But because of its ability to not obstruct sights due to its thin diameter, and it being the most modular on the list, the Odessa-9 has created a place for itself as one of the top in our 9mm suppressor list.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 2.75”-8.59”
  • Weight: 5oz-10.6oz
  • Diameter: 1.1”
  • Build Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Black Nitride
  • Modular: Yes, very
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Attachment/Thread Pitch: 1/2x28
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

AAC Ti-Rant 9M

Advanced Armament Corporation Ti-Rant 9m Silencer Suppressor

The AAC Ti-Rant 9M has been a top 5 for a few years now, and it’s still going strong. This silencer is known for its modularity and optimized performance. With its ultra lightweight yet durable construction, the Ti-Rant 9M stands strong in the best 9mm pistol suppressor category.

As Mike, one of our sales professionals, states, “everyone chases the Ti-Rant because of its sound performance.” Known for its ultra noise reduction, AAC’s Ti-Rant has become a household name and a suppressor that other 9mm silencers tend to be compared to.

Final verdict: Because of its modularity and ultra quiet noise reduction, AAC’s Ti-Rant 9M has gained popularity for its performance on handguns, although it can still perform on pistol caliber carbines. Its lightweight structure doesn’t disrupt the balance of your host firearm or your sight picture.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 8.06”; 5.88”
  • Weight: 9.2oz; 7.5oz
  • Diameter: 1.375”
  • Build Materials: Titanium, Stainless Steel, Aluminum
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Modular: Yes
  • Caliber: .22 LR, 9mm
  • Attachment/Thread Pitch: 1/2x28; M12.5x1LH Included
  • Full Auto Rated: Yes

This blog post gives you just a taste of the incredible suppressors in our inventory, but it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Each silencer in this list, while specifically designed for 9mm host firearms, is still unique from the other silencers. Whether you’re looking for a silencer to run on your handgun or rifle (or both!) platform, we’ve got you covered.


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