What’s the quietest suppressor on the market? That depends on a variety of factors. Take a closer look at some of the quietest suppressors available for some of the most popular pistol and rifle calibers in the United States.
Quietest 9mm Suppressor
SilencerCo is one of the top suppressor manufactureres on the planet, despite having a name that makes some tactical purists cringe. Whether you call it a suppressor or a silencer, the Omega K Model 9 is one of the smallest, lightest, and quietest cans on the market.
Each Omega K is rated for fully automatic fire across all weapon platforms firing both sub and super-sonic ammunition.
- Caliber: 9mm, .300 Blk
- Length: 4.70″
- Diameter: 1.48″
- Weight: 7.2 oz.
- Muzzle Volume: 131.5 dB (9mm Super), 138.4 dB (.300 Blk Super)
- MSRP: $865
Hear what the Omega K sounds like in the following review by the NFA Review Channel.
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Quietest 5.56 Suppressor
Advanced Armament Corp.’s SR5 suppressor reduces the noise of a 5.56 NATO discharge by an average of 34 dB. Its small size and relatively light weight make it a superior choice for everything from tactical training to hunting.
In addition to being one of the quietest suppressors on the market, the SR5 is incredibly easy to use. The 90 Tooth Ratchet Taper™ fast attach system couldn’t be easier offering a seamless connection to the weapon without compromising accuracy.
- Caliber: 5.56 NATO
- Length: 6.70″
- Diameter: 1.50″
- Weight: 17.5 oz.
- Noise Reduction: 32 – 34 dB
- MSRP: $849
Havoc 556 demonstrates the SR5’s fast attach system and superior noise reduction in the video below.
Quietest .22 Suppressor
Unsurprisingly, SilencerCo leads the pack again when it comes to quiet rim-fire suppressors. The Osprey Micro is one of the shortest suppressors in existence rated for fully-automatic fire. It’s lightweight, easy to use, and easy to clean even after hundreds of rounds.
- Caliber: .22lr, .17 HMR, .17 WSM, .22 Mag, .22 WMR
- Length: 3.1″ or 4.6″
- Dimensions: 1.00″ x 1.36″
- Weight: 4.3 oz. or 6.1 oz.
- Muzzle Volume: 127.6 dB (.22 lr, 3.1″), 112.4 dB (.22lr, 4.6″)
- MSRP: $599
Gun Carrier tried the Osprey Micro silencer for rim-fire .22 and .17 rifles at Shot Show 2016. Watch their full review below.
Quietest .308 Suppressor
Although it’s designed for .300 Blackout, the SOCOM 300 SPS by SureFire is one of the quietest .308 suppressors available. The SOCOM 300 SPS owes its supreme noise reduction to a specialized V-shaped baffle. These unique baffles create a longer dwell time in the suppressor. The high-temperature stainless steel alloy offers incredible durability through full-automatic fire. M4Carbine.net forum useres have reported a volume of just 120 dB with subsonic 300 Blk and 129 dB with .308 subsonics.
- Caliber: .300 Blk, .300 Win Mag, .308 Win, 5.56mm
- Length: 8″
- Diameter: 1.5″
- Weight: 20 oz.
- Muzzle Volume: 129 dB (.308 Sub), 137 dB (.308 Super)
- MSRP: $1.075
Hear just how quiet the SOCOM 300 SPS can get with the range review by SilencerShop below.