Featured SHOT16: Hybrid Modular Monster – Dead Air Ghost-M Silencer David Merrill January 20, 2016 0 COMMENT The modular suppressor appears to be king this year. Since a suppressor purchase is virtually for a lifetime thanks to the National Firearms Act of 1934, most purchasers are looking to get the best bang for their buck. The more calibers a silencer can take, the better–but there are big bonus points if you can also change the length depending on your desires or requirements. New for 2016, Dead Air has thrown their hat into the ring with the new Ghost-M silencer. While the Ghost-M is ostensibly for .45ACP, it’ll eat calibers below it as well. The Ghost-M can be run short when concealability is the name of the game and fullsize when noise suppression is of highest importance. Each portion has its own interlocking baffle stack (numbered for your convenience) with a specific baffle that runs behind the end cap regardless of what length is chosen (also labeled). So what’s with the ‘hybrid’ mentioned in the title? Well, the Ghost-M combines some old and new technologies in a single package. A replaceable rubber baffle can be affixed to the end cap to aid in noise suppression. They’ll be inexpensive and sold in multi-packs by Dead Air. I’m told a single rubber baffle will last a couple of magazines before it wears out–but fear not, it isn’t required for use. This was a concern of mine, as I’ve had some experience with hybrid cans that were absolutely dismal when the rubber baffle was worn. However, Dead Air says that the Ghost-M in fullsize configuration without the baffle and the Ghost-M in short configuration with the baffle have very similar suppression levels. The Ghost-M can also be run wet if maximum suppression is desired. Dead Air will have a variety of attachments for the Ghost-M so it can be run on all sorts of barrel configurations for both rifles and pistols. Here’s what they have to say about it: New for 2016 from Dead Air Silencers is the modular multi-caliber pistol/subgun suppressor, the .45 Ghost. The Ghost is a fully user serviceable centerfire pistol suppressor rated all the way up to 300 blackout sub-sonic. The Ghost is also full auto rated and features a unique patent pending modular design which allows operators to remove the forward sound module so that the suppressor can be shortened for different applications. The suppressor utilizes a combination of 17-4 stainless steel and titanium in order to ensure rugged reliability and light weight. The Ghost is competitively priced at $949 MSRP and backed by Dead Air’s lifetime warranty. Other specifications include Rating: .22lr, 300blk (subsonic), 40S&W, .45ACP, 10mm, 9mm Length (full/compact): 8.75″/6.2″ Weight (full/compact): 12oz/9.6oz Diameter: 1.375″ Available Attachments: 1/2-28, M13.5×1 LH, 9/16-24, 14.5×1 LH, 578-28, M16x1 LH, M16x1 RH Finish: Cerakote body, Nitrided attachments You can visit Dead Air online here. Follow us on Instagram, @RECOILmagazine and keep an eye out for these hashtags: #recoilmagazine, #recoil, #shotshow2016, #mediadayattherange and especially #recoilSHOT2016. We will updating the Constant Coverage article, well…constantly. Bookmark that here at this link or click on the image. What is the NSSF SHOT Show? The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. Imagine the Worlds’ Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you’d like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year’s SHOT, there’s a live map right here, though it doesn’t reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc View imagery from our coverage of last year’s SHOT Show right here. 2016 SHOT Show January 18 — Media on the Range (numerous shooting facilities in and around Las Vegas) January 19–22, 2016 Sands Expo and Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada Hours: Tuesday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 22 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.