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[SHOT Show 2017] Suppressor SITREP I: Four New Suppressors to Listen For

The days and weeks leading up to SHOT Show are rife with new product announcements. It seems this year will be a big year for silencers. We were recently advised of  four new silencer options, some from places that you might not expect. Please note that we haven't had hands-on with any of these.


SHOT Show 2017: Four New Suppressors To Listen For

We'll start off with a couple of companies that you'll certainly be aware of if you're even peripherally interested in suppressors. Here's an indextof the models you'll find detailed below:

1. The Rugged Suppressors Oculus

2. The Liberty Suppressors Sovereign

3. The Cap Arms Magnum

4. The Arion Compact Ported Suppressor


1. Rugged Suppressors Oculus.

First up is the new Oculus 22 from Rugged Suppressors

Rugged's first entry into the small bore market, the Oculus 22 is a modular and can be ran in both short (‘K') and standard configurations with weights of 4.3oz and 6.9oz respectively. Rugged Suppressors makes the claim that there is no first round pop as well. Here's some of what they have to say:

NO First Round Pop:
The Oculus 22 features class leading suppression and no first round pop in the standard configuration.

ADAPT™ Modular Technology:
ADAPT™ Modular Technology allows the Oculus 22 to be configured in a standard 5.25″ or short 3.25″ configuration within seconds.

Revolutionary Mounting System:
We strategically place the engraving on the thickest cross section of the 17-4 stainless steel mount for fast and easy replacement should the suppressor become damaged beyond repair it also serves to make the Oculus infinitely upgradable in the future.

Material Selection at its Finest:
Constructed of 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, the Oculus is completely user serviceable, belt fed rated for 22LR and full auto rated for 22 Magnum, 17 HMR, 17 WSM, and 5.7x28mm..

The MSRP is $499, and more information can be found on the Rugged Suppressors webpage. They'll also be exhibiting at the 2017 SHOT Show, in booth 7007.



2. Liberty Suppressors Sovereign

Next comes the Sovereign from Liberty Suppressors.
Recently Liberty Suppressors announced their big bore Goliath, but apparently they weren't going to stop there. Designed with the precision rifle shooter in mind, the Sovereign is a completely titanium .30 caliber suppressor and comes complete with an Armageddon Gear Suppressor Cover. Here's what they have to say about it:

Liberty Suppressors is proud to introduce our newest 30 caliber suppressor, the Sovereign. The Sovereign was designed for the Precision Rifle Shooter, as well as the hunting communities. At just over 1.5” by 7.125” and only 12.7 ounces, this titanium silencer all but disappears on the end of a rifle. It comes with both 1/2-28 and 5/8-24 direct thread adapters, as well as the 5/8-24 LS1 muzzle brake mount and a full compliment of beyond the box accessories available for the upmost in versatility. We round out the package with a custom Armageddon Gear Suppressor Cover making the Sovereign one of the most adaptable and functional silencers on the market.

The MSRP is $1050 and more information on the Sovereign can be found on the Liberty Suppressors webpage. They'll also be exhibiting at the 2017 SHOT Show, in booth 1566.
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3. CapArms Magnum

How about a silencer from a company that's best known for ammunition? That's what we have here with the Magnum from CapArms.
Details are still a bit sketchy on this one–but what we can tell you is that it's 10″ long, constructed of titanium, and rated to handle 300 Win Mag. The Magnum can be purchased as a direct-thread can or configured for use with a muzzle device. Here's a bit what CapArms says about it:

10″ Magnum-rated suppressor, titanium shroud, titanium monocore, and includes a titanium muzzle brake. 18 oz suppressor weight. 26 dB noise reduction minimum (tested in very tight confines, similar to a “house shoot”).

Rated to handle 300 Win Mag. These also come in alternate calibers, e.g. .223.

The MSRP is $499, and more information can be found on the CapArms webpage. If you're attending Industry Day at the Range at this year's SHOT, you'll find them sharing a bay with Hiperfire.
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4. Arion Compact Ported Suppressor

The most unusual looking silencer we're going to show you today is the Compact Ported Suppressor from Arion Compact Suppression Systems.
Made from 6061 T6 aluminum, the Compact Ported Suppressor is a 2-piece design with an Nielsen Device built right in. Arion says the Compact Ported Suppressor can be used on any pistol caliber from .22lr all the way to .45ACP and that stock pistons will be available in 1/2×28 and .578×28. Here's a bit about what Arion has to say about it:

Smallest in its Class
Only 3.5″ long because of the unique, Patent Pending baffle and port design. As the gases expand down and out the port they pass through baffles that further reduce the sound signature. Made from 6061 T6 Aluminum.

Increased Accuracy
The short extension allows the suppressor to act like a muzzle brake as the gases are released through the port. Added bonus: the likelihood of baffle strikes is greatly reduced

The box design allows for a much simpler holstering than standard cans. And you don't have a long pipe dangling down your leg. Yeah, there is that.

The MSRP is $1499, and more information can be found on the Arion Compact Suppression Systems webpage. If they're exhibiting at 2017 SHOT, we haven't yet found the booth number.



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