If you want to start out with a less expensive option that is more fun than you can imagine, pick up a can for .22lr and lots of sub-sonic .22lr ammo. The only noise you will hear is the "click" of the bolt cycling. Threaded barrels for Ruger 10/22's are easy to find and install. My "gateway drug" was a Gemtech that is now called the GM-22. There are hours of cheap entertainment available with a suppressed .22 semi-auto and a barnyard flock of winged rats. You can literally explode five or six of them at a time before the flock figures out something just isn't right, lifts off, circles twice, and lands right back where they started.
Be warned, though. Cans are like 1919's. You can't stop at one. :tongue:
Octane 45 will cover the 45acp and 9mm
AAC sdn6 or Saker 7.62 cans are great on a 308 rem 700 and on the ar in 300blk or 5.56
Sparrow will cover the 22lr
Don't cheap out on the cans you will have for life, selling used cans sucks.
PPSH41 speaks the truth. Buy good cans and plan to keep them. Buy .30 cal cans even if for a .223. Brother has an Osprey .45 can, sweet. Pistol puffers in.22 are the cheapest, most fun thing you can imagine for less than $400.00. Oh, .22 pistol supressors become virtually valueless the instant you shoot it. New cans are pretty cheap. Have fun! J
Before jumping, I would suggest a bit of on-line research into places such as "suppressor comparisons." (For example, https://www.silencerforum.com/) You'll find big differences between companies and models. One wants to hear only the cycling of the action, at best. There have been many gun-magazine articles written, but I don't of any that were "conclusive." The manner of testing makes a big difference, so any manufacturer's/seller's opinions need be taken with a grain of salt. Let us know what you decide to get, and follow-up was a "report." Thanks.
I've only purchased one can from a manufacturer - .223/5.56 can from SRT ARMS. Works well with 22 rimfire too, but cannot open it to clean it. I did a Form 1 for the 30 Cal I use on my 300 BO / .308 M&P10 - it's whisper quiet with the BO Subsonic loads.
I agree start with a 22 can and just have some fun. After that decide on a good one and go with it. 9MM is OK out of a 45 - just not quite as quiet as a dedicated can for 9MM.
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