Featured The Mute Suppressor: 3D Printed and Polymer Dave Merrill March 1, 2021 6 Comments, Join the Conversation We've seen silencers made from all manner of materials, with assorted effects and durability. We've seen 3D printed silencers before many, many times. We've even seen one-off plastic silencers. What we have yet to see yet is a commercially available polymer 3D-printed silencer. Mute aims to change that. When we first heard “3D printed plastic silencer” our first thoughts were with 22LR. The relatively low-pressure (albeit dirty) caliber makes some sort of sense. While we've seen advancements in home-built rimfire silencers largely based around resin printing and lamination of epoxy to critical parts, the folks behind the Mute Suppressor are aiming higher–as in aiming for higher pressures. 5.56mm pressures. The Mute will initially be available in 5.56, 9mm, and 22LR. They claim their proprietary polymer, D28, combined with the low-pressure operation of the silencer, is up to the task. Here's the information currently available on Mute's webpage: The Mute integrates self-thermal regulation via the Thermal Shroud function that regulates heat for less mirage and reduced muzzle rise, recoil, and sound compared to an unsuppressed weapon. Our proprietary D28 material and next-gen unibody construction methods deliver the highest level in all details and ensure best-in-class performance. The baffle-less design creates a Venturi Effect. The more rounds you fire, the more air flows through The Mute. Something we noticed while watching some renderings is that the Mute appears to be reverse-threaded ala' Area 419 while the device itself features standard threads. This means that you won't inadvertently remove your muzzle device while detaching the silencer. For pricing, we're starting at the affordable $599. Other details currently remain murky–but no worries, we have a pair on the way. We'll be testing their 5.56 silencer with a short-barreled rifle and see how she performs. Will this be worth gracing your safe once you add on the $200 tax stamp? Stay tuned. In the interim, you can visit Mute Suppressor online here and watch their video below: https://vimeo.com/516742069 More on Suppressors Stealth Project Suppressors: You're Gas System won't know it's being Suppressed. Mini-Me: Dead Air Sandman E-Brake takes what little sting left and cuts it down. Reviewing the Dead Air Nomad that takes a shot at the champs. Hands-on with the Dead Air Nomad-L. Explore RECOILweb:A Dark Storm is Brewing: the Variant 1 RifleMaking the Case to Sling Up for Home DefenseThe CZ Mag Extension is now available from Taran TacticalWiley X WX Hudson NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.