Some people still envision sound suppressors as those little black tubes secret agents install on guns in movies. But suppressors, silencers, cans — whatever you want to call them — are legal to own and hunt with in most states after obtaining the proper paperwork. And the benefits of suppressors are many: less hearing damage, less angry neighbors, less flinching from recoil.

So read on and scroll through the gallery to see what new suppressors are hitting the market for 2016. There are dozens available to help outfit all your weapons.

AAC Illusion 9

The Illusion 9 is AAC’s first eccentric design and is based on the Evolution 9mm suppressor. It was designed to be low enough to allow for the use of factory-height sights. This unit is also user serviceable. It is constructed with seven stainless steel conical baffles and a titanium body with a hardcoat anodized finish. The illusion is 7.88 inches long, 1.25 inches in diameter, weighs 10.4 ounces and has a rated sound reduction of 33 decibels. (; 770-925-9988)


The Ti-RANT 45M can be configured as either a short or long unit. This unit is user serviceable. In the long incarnation, the unit is 8.74 inches long and weighs 13 ounces while the short version is 6.75 inches and 11.3 ounces due to having three less baffles. The Ti-RANT 45M offers a dry sound reduction of 30 and 18 decibels in the full and short configurations, respectively. The Ti-RANT 45M is also made with a stainless steel blast baffle, anodized aluminum secondary baffles, and a titanium tube and end cap. The 1.38-inch-diameter tube is finished with Cerakote. (; 770-925-9988)


AMTAC is a new player to the suppressor business but brings with it lots of experience in precision machining. Most AMTAC suppressors use a reflex design where the suppressor fits over and around the barrel, and gas is discharged inside the suppressor to the front and rear of the muzzle. This design allows for significant volume but does not add much length the barrel. AMTAC suppressors also use an interesting and very durable monocore made from a single rod of 17-4 precipitate-hardened stainless steel and a stainless tube. The CQBM is made in 5.56mm and 7.62mm NATO. Both units are 7.7 inches long, but extend the muzzle by 3.7 inches. Their diameters are 1.62 inches and they weigh 17.7 ounces. (; 801-505-7100)

AWC Ultra 13TD

AWC is one of the oldest suppressor manufacturers with considerable experience in integrally suppressed firearms, including the Browning Buckmark as well as Ruger’s MKIII pistols and 10/22 and 77/44 rifles. The Ultra 13TD is an integrally suppressed, stainless steel, takedown Ruger 10/22. The Ultra 13TD involves a ported and shortened Ruger barrel and adds a suppressor core in front. The suppressor is a welded baffle design made from stainless steel and is removable for cleaning with the barrel/suppressor shroud made from stainless steel. The Ultra 13TD is 35.5 inches long when assembled—1.5 inches shorter than Ruger’s original—and breaks down to 20 inches. According to AWC, because the barrel is permanently attached to the receiver, this system has only one tax stamp and is not considered an SBR. (; 623-780-1050)

Century Arms AK Suppressors

Century arms is best known for its line of U.S.-made AK-pattern rifles and imported surplus firearms. It will soon enter the suppressor market with two Red Army Standard-branded AK suppressors that are 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 or 8 inches long. These suppressors mount with 14×1 LH threads, which will attach directly to many AK-47 rifles. The AK suppressors also use a stainless steel monocore. (; 800-527-1252)

Dead Air Silencers Ghost-M

Dead Air Silencers’ new Ghost-M pistol suppressor offers lots of versatility because it can handle .22 LR, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, 10mm and subsonic 300 BLK cartridges and can be converted between two configurations: short (6.2 inches) and long (8.75 inches. The Ghost-M can also handle full-auto fire (semi-auto in 300 BLK), and you can quickly change the suppressor’s length by unscrewing the forward section and replacing the end cap. The baffles in the forward section and main body stay intact, making reassembly just as quick. The Ghost-M is made with a titanium tube and 17-4 stainless steel baffles and end caps. Its weight varies from 9.6 to 12 ounces. (; 877-892-7544)

Delta P Design Brevis II

Perhaps the most compact and certainly the most unconventionally manufactured suppressors available are the Bevis II series from Delta P Design. These short rifle suppressors are new to the market and are made with titanium or Inconel steel using 3D printing technology. This manufacturing method makes the unit one piece without any welds, seams or added parts. All Brevis II suppressors are thread mounted. The 5.56mm Brevis II is 2 inches in diameter, 3.7 inches long and weighs 11.5 ounces while the 7.62mm Brevis II is only 5.5 inches long and weighs 16 ounces. Both models are full-auto rated and made from Inconel. (; 503-487-0007)

EliteIron Delta Short

EliteIron makes detachable suppressors for 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP pistols and as well as .22-, .30- and .50-caliber rifles, as well as three integrally suppressed models for the Ruger 10/22 rifle and MKII pistol. New to the company’s lineup this year is the Delta Short for 5.56mm rifles. The Delta Short is the compact version of the 8-inch-long Delta. It’s 6.38 inches long and weighs 18.5 ounces. Like all EliteIron rifle suppressors, the Delta Short is made with a 1.5-inch-diameter, stainless steel tube finished with Cerakote. The K-baffles, made from 17-4 stainless steel, are fully welded for structural strength and durability and can withstand full-auto fire. The Delta Short mounts directly to 1/2×28 threads, but other threads and calibers are available. (; 406-244-0234)

Gemtech Tracker

Gemtech’s new Tracker suppressor is designed for hunters who want a lightweight (11.3 ounces) and reasonably priced suppressor. Its MSRP of $599 makes it Gemtech’s lowest-priced centerfire suppressor. The Tracker can be used on .300 Winchester Magnum rifles with 24-inch or longer barrels, or .308 Winchester and .223 Remington rifles with 16-inch or longer barrels. It can also be used on other .30-caliber and lower-caliber firearms. The 1.6-inch-diameter, 7.9-inch-long tube is made of aluminum while the 5/8×24 thread mount is titanium. (; 208-939-7222)

Hailey Ordnance AeGIS

One of the more popular suppressed rifles is the Ruger 10/22, but integrally suppressed models are scarce. Hailey Ordnance’s new AeGIS (Adjustable Gas Integrated) suppressor is a 10/22 barrel that is integrally suppressed and dropped into the Ruger .22LR or Savage .17 HMR rifles. The AeGIS allows the user to adjust the amount of gas that is bled into the baffles, thus fine-tuning the rifle for projectile velocity and noise signature. This system uses a stainless steel barrel followed by a pinned-on aluminum monocore suppressor with a steel insert on the first three baffles. The AeGIS has a stainless sleeve, is 0.92 inches in diameter and weighs 19.5 to 23 ounces. (; 405-813-0700)

Liberty Cosmic

Liberty’s versatile new Cosmic suppressor is a great choice for a first-time suppressor buyer who wants to buy only one suppressor and use it on several different firearms. The Cosmic can be used on pistols up to .454 Casull and rifles up to 5.56mm. Notably, the list of pistol calibers that can be used includes the 10mm and several magnums, including the .44 Mag and .400 CorBon. To handle these high pressures, the Cosmic uses a stainless steel monocore and a titanium tube finished in Cerakote, and it can be disassembled by the user for cleaning. It is rated for moderate full-auto fire in pistol calibers. The Cosmic is 8 inches long, 1.38 inches in diameter and weighs only 9.5 ounces. (; 706-661-6911)

Mack Brothers Helium

Mack Brothers’ new Helium is the company’s first silencer that allows the user to configure the mount to direct thread or QD for use on different rifles. The Helium is made for bolt-action rifles up to .300 Winchester Magnum where lighter weight is important. The unit is made with a titanium tube and baffles while the mount, end caps and front buffer are 17-4 stainless steel. It has a 1.63-inch diameter, a weight of 13.5 to 15 ounces and a length of 7.25 to 8.9 inches depending on the mounting configuration. The Helium is not user serviceable, but the factory can dissemble it. (; 605-720-0002)

Octave 12

The Octave 12 is one of only two commercially available shotgun suppressors made by an affiliate of UTAS, the maker of the 14-shot pump shotgun that created lots of excitement a few years ago when it made its debut. The Octave 12 is 12 inches long and 2.25 inches in diameter yet lightweight at only 19.8 ounces. It has a carbon-fiber tube and expansion chamber, and anodized aluminum baffles set around a machined-steel muffler tube. Gases are trapped in the expansion chambers, which are filled with removable noise dampening material. The end caps are removable for cleaning, and the unit threads into shotgun barrel chokes with adapters sold for Beretta/Benelli, Remington and Winchester chokes. (; 224-595-4578)

Ruger Silent-SR

Ruger’s first entry into the suppressor market is the Silent-SR, which is made for rimfires in .22LR, .22 WMR and .17 HMR. The Silent-SR is made with a titanium tube and an aluminum rear cap while the baffles, mount and end cap are stainless steel. The Silent-SR uses seven tightly fitted, snap-together baffles that keep lead and carbon away from the tube to make disassembly easy without fouling cementing the parts together. The Silent-SR is 1 inch in diameter, 5.37 inches long and weighs 6.3 ounces. It is rated for full-auto in .22 LR and has a stated sound reduction of up to 40 decibels. (

Rugged Suppressors Surge 762

Rugged Suppressors is a new company founded by Henry Graham, who previously owned or partnered in two successful suppressor makers. As its name implies, the new company aims to make very durable suppressors that withstand hard use when mounted on full-auto weapons. Some of Rugged’s designs are even designed for the sustained fire of belt-fed machine guns. The Surge 762 is a modular rifle suppressor made with a fully circumferentially welded core of Stellite baffles, a 17-4 stainless steel mount and a 316L stainless tube. Users can configure it in its full length (9 inches) or unscrew the front section for a more compact 7.5 inches. This suppressor is rated for 7.62mm NATO to .300 RUM belt-fed machine guns with certain minimal barrel lengths. It can also be used on 5.56mm weapons with or without an optional end cap that will reduce noise. (

Sig Sauer SRD762Ti-QD

The SRD762Ti-QD is a Grade 5 titanium silencer using a Fast-Attach muzzle device for mounting the silencer to the rifle. The 7.62mm muzzle device is available in 5/8×24 threads, matching the vast majority of modern sporting rifles in .308/762 on the market today. The rear mount has wrench flats to torque the silencer to the barrel. There is a secondary retention latch that is depressed to remove the silencer from the mount. The SRD762Ti-QD is rated for use up to .300 Win Mag and it comes with a Taper-Lok muzzle brake. Other muzzle devices are available. (; 603-610-3000) 

SureFire Ryder 9M

This year SureFire offers a modular version of the very successful Ryder 9 Ti that was introduced in 2015. The SF Ryder 9M allows 9mm pistol and carbine shooters to use a full length or short version of the suppressor when needs dictate a different length or desired sound reduction. The Ryder 9M is 7.9 inches long and weighs 11 ounces, while unscrewing the end module brings length and weight down to 5.9 inches and 8.5 ounces. At only 1.25 inches wide, no special high-profile sights are needed on the host pistol. The Ryder 9M uses a titanium tube and end caps coated in grey, black or Flat Dark Earth Cerakote. Inside, there are five heat-treated stainless steel baffles and one spacer that are numbered and notched for correct and quick reassembly after cleaning. The unit is sold with an assembly/disassembly tool that easily removes and reinstalls the baffles as a single-stacked unit. (; 800-828-8809)

Troy M7

Troy has added the 5.56mm M7 suppressor to its existing suppressor line. The M7 can be purchased in short or long configurations in either 17-4 stainless steel or titanium for lighter weight. Both configurations come with a three-prong flash suppressor that mounts onto the threaded barrel of the host weapon. Shooters can select either a thread mount or QD mount to attach the suppressor to the three-prong flash hider. The 5.56mm M7 has a 1.5-inch diameter, while the long and short configurations are 7.75 inches/19.3 ounces and 6.13 inches/16.2 ounces, respectively. The sound reduction ratings for the long and short versions are 34 to 36 decibels and 32 to 34 decibels, respectively. (; 866-788-6412)

Wilson Combat WCR-22

The newest Wilson Combat suppressor is the WCR-22, which is a durable rimfire suppressor that can handle full-auto .22 LR and .22 WMR calibers. It’s made with a 7075-T6 aluminum monocore, a stainless steel thread mount and a titanium tube. It has a 1-inch diameter, a length of 6 inches and a weight of only 4.2 ounces. This suppressor comes with a wrench to remove the core for cleaning and a nylon belt pouch. Five colors of Wilson’s own Armor-Tuff finish are available. Applying Armor-Tuff is a multi-step process with a resulting finish that Wilson has tested and believes offers superior performance to other thermally cured finishes in several areas, including abrasion, corrosion resistance and lubricity. (; 800-955-4856)

Yankee Hill Machine Nitro

Yankee Hill Machine (YHM) makes rifle, pistol and submachine gun suppressors. For 2016, the company will offer the new Nitro modular suppressor that can be used on a wide range of calibers from .17 HMR to .300 Ultra Mag. The Nitro is configurable for different calibers by changing end caps for better sound reduction, and it can also use either a direct-thread or QD mount. Made from 17-4 stainless steel with an Inconel blast baffle, this nine-baffle suppressor is rated for full-auto fire up to .308 Winchester. The Nitro weighs 21 ounces, is measures 7.38 inches long and has a Cerakote finish. (; 877-892-6533)

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