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Posted: 7/20/2008 8:04:11 PM EDT
Hello,

I need some advice on the purchase of my first suppressor. I have attempted to do as much research as possible and it seems the more I read the more confused I get. In a final bit of desperation I am throwing up my arms and asking for help and advice from those of you who have real experience in the area.

I have several AR platforms, two at 16” and one at 9.25” . The 16 inch ones are standard configs with the exception of the fact that one has a 1 in 7 HBAR, and the other a 1 in 8 stainless barrel. The 9.25 system is a POF gas piston platform and will probably be home for the suppressor approx 70% of the time.

I am seriously considering a Gemtech G5 or a Surefire can. I am wanting a quick attach system that can go onto a Vortex like hider or an effective compensator (suggestions in those areas welcome as well). I have read on the Surefire specs that they don’t advise using their can on a system as short as 9.25 inches. Is that for safety? Proper cycling? I asked Surefire and they just said “ we don’t support that short”.

So…. What works well for my needs? Any other advice or words of wisdom regarding this thread?

Thanks in advance to all!

Mark
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:09:56 PM EDT
i would go with a surefire K model.


The inconel construction should be able to tolerate the abuse a 9" barrel will provide.


it will also work on your longer barrels just fine.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:10:44 PM EDT
I would say the best one for the buck right now is the YHM SS Phantom QD.

Excellent performance and excellent pricing.

Most manufacturers won't warranty a can on a barrel less than 10.5 inches due to the extreme wear and the fact that its not gauranteed that the bullet is stabilized and you run the risk of a baffle strike.

Are you anywhere near El Paso? If so we should meet up and test out a few cans.

If so EMAIL me.

-TS
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 10:54:02 PM EDT
I'm sure there's better and more expensive cans, but my G5 runs great on my 10.5" AR.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 11:37:10 PM EDT
M4-1000

Best bang for the buck. M4-2000 would be even better
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:23:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
M4-1000

Best bang for the buck. M4-2000 would be even better


I was going to say that "best" is subjective. Everyone will say that the best is what they own. I have a M4-1000 that I purchased a price that could not be beat anywhere & it has performed wonderfully for me. Is it the best? Well, it is for me.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 11:19:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zack3g:
i would go with a surefire K model.


The inconel construction should be able to tolerate the abuse a 9" barrel will provide.


it will also work on your longer barrels just fine.


+1. My Surefire K works perfect with all my short sticks and long sticks. Cost is a bit more but you get what you pay for.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 12:30:43 PM EDT
i have a knights nt-4 and works great on 16" and 10.5" inch built like a tank, and great mounting system. only drawback is they are a bit pricey compared to others and can be hard to get at times but overall to me its well worth the money. mil has been using them for years
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 2:34:19 PM EDT
No complaints with my G-5 on a 10.3" CMMG.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 5:06:23 PM EDT
Another vote for the M4-2000, I love mine.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 6:37:32 PM EDT
Another vote for the Surefire 556K. I use mine mostly on a 10.5" LWRC, bit also use it on a 14.5" Colt 6920 and a 16" MRP. No complaints. It's a great can
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 1:03:25 AM EDT
No other can has been used more on SBR's than the KAC NT4/M4QD. It's a proven design and very durable.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:15:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 8:15:29 AM EDT by DevL]
For a barrel that short Id be looking at cans that have 100% Inconel baffles from the blast baffle to the end cap. Those would be the Surefire 556K, KAC NT4, and AAC M4-2000.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 2:58:33 PM EDT
And is there any where, out there, on the internet that has unbiased comparisons of those 3 ?

Thanks,

Mark
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:17:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
M4-1000

Best bang for the buck. M4-2000 would be even better


My M4-1000-8 should be here very soon!!!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 3:37:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Warlock_Hunter:
And is there any where, out there, on the internet that has unbiased comparisons of those 3 ?

Thanks,

Mark


no such thing, i would suggest a suppresor shoot.
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