Multi caliber silencers are unique because they bridge the gaps between rimfire, center-fire rifles, and tilt-barrel pistol silencers. While they are able to suppress a wide variety of calibers, their claim to fame is the variety of host platforms they can be mounted on. Each host requires different accommodations, and this is where multi caliber suppressors shine. For example, pistol silencers almost always need a booster system, whereas rimfire silencers require user-serviceability for ease of cleaning.

Multi caliber silencers are designed to accommodate most of the needs of each unique platform, which is why they’ve earned their own multi cal category. In this blog post, we’ll be giving you our top multi caliber suppressor sellers, along with details on what sets them apart from their competitors.

Best Multi Caliber Silencers in 2020

We’re sharing this list of year-to-date best multi cal suppressors to help you get your feet wet. Whether you’ve been searching for a long time, or you’re just starting out, this compilation will help propel you into the beautiful world of multi caliber suppression. 


Goals, Host Firearms, and Multi Caliber Suppressors

Multi caliber silencers offer a different kind of appeal to silencer buyers, because of their true versatility. Even though multi caliber suppressors are designed to perform on a wide variety of host firearms, they still have some favor toward certain hosts over the other. So let’s get started with thinking about your goals and what you’re looking to suppress first.

Your Goals: As with any suppressor you’re looking to buy, the best multi caliber silencer for you depends greatly on what your goals for it are. With varying lengths, weights, and diameters, each suppressor in this multi cal category offers a unique set of attributes that their compadres might not. For example, a shorter, lighter, smaller diameter suppressor will affect accuracy, and point of aim / point of impact shift in different ways than a longer, heavier, larger diameter suppressor. Ultimately, determining what’s most important to you will help you narrow down the options.

Your Host Firearm: Typically, when picking out your silencer, it boils down to what host firearm you’ll be shooting the silencer on. But in the case of multi caliber silencers, the question is plural: What kinds of firearms do you plan to be shooting the silencer on. The great thing about multi caliber suppressors is that they’re optimized for use on a multitude of host firearms. That being said, if you’re looking to shoot a dirty caliber, like .22 LR through this suppressor, make sure you also look for something that’s user-serviceable to be able to thoroughly clean it after a day at the shooting range.

We’ve compiled a list of our top selling multi caliber silencers so far in 2020. You’ll see the side by side comparison stats, and then we’ll go into detail why they’re the customer favorites in our multi caliber silencer category.

 

TOP 3 MULTI CALIBER SILENCERS YEAR TO DATE IN 2020

 

SilencerCo Hybrid 46

Griffin Bushwhacker 46

SilencerCo 36M

Length

7.8”

8.25”

7.625”; 5.75”

Weight

17.3 oz

16.3 oz

16.3 oz; 13.6 oz

Diameter

1.57”

1.5”

1.6”

Modular Length

No

No

Yes

Build Materials

Stainless Steel, Titanium

Stainless Steel, Titanium

Stainless Steel, Inconel, Stellite

Finish

Cerakote

Black Nitride

Cerakote

Caliber Rating / Rated for Use On

9mm up to .45-70GOV

.22 LR up to.458 SOCOM

9mm up to.338 LM

.22 LR Compatible

No

Yes; user serviceable

No

Pistol Compatible

Yes; SiCo Piston sold separately (housing included)

Yes; Griffin Piston sold separately (booster assembly included)

Yes; SiCo Charlie Piston Mount sold separately

Rifle Compatible

Yes; 5/8x24 thread mount included

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

Yes; Charlie ASR Mount included

Big Bore Compatible

Yes up to .338 LM

Yes up to .458 SOCOM

Yes up to .338 LM

User Serviceable

No

Yes

No

Full Auto Rated

Yes

Yes

Yes


SilencerCo Hybrid 46SilencerCo Hybrid 46

SilencerCo Hybrid 46

The SilencerCo Hybrid 46 is said to check a lot of boxes for the multi caliber suppressor buyer, so it’s no wonder it’s been a top multi cal seller for years. With its titanium and stainless steel construction, the SiCo Hybrid is a perfect blend of durability without adding on any unnecessary weight.

This SilencerCo suppressor is adaptable to fit most firearm hosts, in either direct thread or quick detach fashion, making it one of the most well-rounded and versatile suppressors on the market. One of our silencer aficionados, Zachary, said, “I’d go as far as to call the SilencerCo Hybrid the multitool of the suppressor world. It’s the one silencer to quiet almost all of them. For the cost of admission of one tax stamp, you cover a majority of most shooters’ safes with just one suppressor.”

Final verdict: SilencerCo’s Hybrid clearly got its name from its versatility, and because of that has become our most popular multi caliber suppressor to date. With its durability and adaptability with mounting accessories, the SiCo Hybrid can perform on everything from 9mm up to .338 LM.

Rapid Fire

  • 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

Griffin Bushwhacker 46Griffin Bushwhacker 46

Griffin Bushwhacker 46

The Griffin Bushwhacker 46 is the only multi caliber suppressor on this list that is user serviceable, which opens up a whole new world of opportunity to suppress everything from .22LR to .458 SOCOM. The opportunities are truly endless with this Griffin suppressor, making it the most versatile in terms of performance on caliber ratings.

One of our suppressor gurus, Mike, says,  “Griffin’s Bushwhacker is a do everything silencer. Handguns? No problem… All rifle calibers under a .45 bore? No problem. And because the Bushwhacker comes apart for cleaning, it can also perform on rimfire and high rounds counts.” In addition to its caliber versatility, the Bushwhacker is also compatible with a whole host of accessories, including Griffin, Q, Dead Air, and SilencerCo, to name a few.

Final verdict: The Griffin Bushwhacker is definitely a jack-of-all-trades, and performs best on big bore firearm hosts. Combining durability and versatility, this Griffin Armament suppressor features their Ratchet-lok end cap, for ease of disassembly. If you’re looking for a silencer that truly does it all, you just met your match with the Bushwhacker.

Rapid Fire

  • Length: 8.25”
  • Weight: 16.3 oz
  • 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

SilencerCo 36MSilencerCo 36M

SilencerCo 36M

SilencerCo’s 36M is the only multi caliber suppressor in this list that offers modularity. Depending on your host firearm of choice, you may choose a shorter, more compact suppressor, or you might prefer a longer, quieter suppressor. With SilencerCo’s 36M, you don’t have to choose. 

In addition to modularity, the 36M is a high performer on rifles and pistols. “The SilencerCo 36M is a multi caliber suppressor, but unlike its competitors in this category, isn’t rated for rimfire. This SiCo suppressor is fully optimized to perform, and truly shines, on handguns, PCCs, and rifles,” says one of our trusty suppressor professionals, Will. 

Final verdict: The SilencerCo 36M is the epitome of modularity and versatility with its accessories and lengths. This multi cal suppressor is a heavy hitter for those looking to suppress a whole host of handguns, PCCs, and rifles. While it's not optimized to perform as a rimfire suppressor, almost every other firearm in your arsenal can be covered with a rating ranging from 9mm to .338 LM.

Rapid Fire

  • 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

2020 is still going strong, but we thought it’d be a nice treat mid-year to give you our stats. If you’re like us, you probably want a full year’s worth of our top sellers. So, without further adieu, we’ve included our 2019 top multi caliber suppressors so you can see how 2020 has changed. We should note that the Bushwhacker was introduced in 2020, and the 36M was introduced at the end of 2019, so we’ll have to see where this year takes us in terms of sales!

BONUS: Best Multi Caliber Silencers in 2019

  1. SilencerCo Hybrid
  2. SilencerCo 36M
  3. Griffin Bushwhacker

A designated multi caliber suppressor is a popular choice for our newer customers who aren’t sure how to get started. But we also see a lot of return customers who are looking for that one-size-fits-most niche.

This blog post is here to help you get your big bore suppressor feet wet. Each of these silencers has something unique to offer, which is why they’ve become so popular in their big bore category. With this list, you’ll be able to get a head start on what might matter most to you and your suppression needs. While we don’t know exactly what will work for your situation, we do know that we’ve got a lot of suppressors and a staff standing by to help fit you with the silencer you’ve been wanting.