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A gun suppressor is a device that attaches to the end of your firearm to suppress sounds made by it when fired. It’s also called a gun silencer, though this term is a bit misleading. The thing is that a suppressor doesn’t make your firearm completely silent. There are three sources of noise made by firearms: muzzle blast, sonic boom made by bullets, and mechanical noise made by firearm parts working. A suppressor handles only muzzle blast and doesn’t affect everything else. Still, it reduces noise by 20-35 dB.

Noise reduction quality makes suppressors helpful for many reasons. First of all, it is good for your hearing. Due to constant noise exposure, shooters may suffer from hearing damage. Gun suppressors help to reduce it. Especially, when paired with ear protection gear.

Some hunters think of gun suppressors as salvation because they can’t wear earplugs and muffins to stay aware of the environment.

If you like to practice target shooting in your backyard, your neighbors might as well appreciate a suppressor.

Other benefits of using a gun suppressor are reduced recoil and increased accuracy.

All gun suppressors can be classified by mounting designs and by use case.

Mounting designs: direct thread and use case

Direct thread suppressors are designed to be attached directly to a barrel without an intermediate connection. They are easier to produce which results in their lower cost compared to quick detach silencers. Moreover, a firearm equipped with a direct thread suppressor tends to be more accurate and have a less point-of-impact shift.

Quick detach suppressors are faster in mounting, which is, well, kind of obvious from the name. To install it, you need to screw a muzzle device to a barrel and then attach a suppressor. Quick detach suppressors are more expensive and provide less noise reduction when compared to direct threaded suppressors of the same size and volume because the muzzle device takes some space. Yet, due to their construction, they sit tighter.

Suppressor types by use case:

Rimfire rounds like 22 LR, 22 Mag, 17 HMR are low-power and low-pressure. That’s why rimfire suppressors are made smaller and lighter than centerfire ones. Because of lightweight materials, they have a weaker construction and are not intended to be used with high-power rounds. They are also the cheapest gun silencers on the list.

Pistol suppressors deal well with both rimfire and centerfire rounds. Most pistol silencers are specifically designed to work with modern tilting barrel handguns. Such suppressors feature a spring and a piston that allow the independent function of a barrel and a suppressor.

Rifle suppressors are made of stronger materials to deal with high-pressure rounds. They can be made for .30, .45, .50, .223/5.56, or higher caliber.

On GritrSports.com, we have a broad range of gun suppressors for sale, be it AR suppressors, multi-caliber silencers, or air rifle cans. The products are made by such trusted pistol and rifle silencer brands as SilencerCo, Dead Air Armament, Rugged Suppressors, and others.