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SWR suppressors

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by SonicBlue03, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    For any of you with experience with them, how to they compare to other brands like AAC, Gem-Tech, and the like?

    Upsides? Downsides? Are they all pretty close to the same?
     
  2. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Which one(s) are you looking at? AAC and Gem-Tech have some models that are better than some models of SWR, and that's coming from someone who's drank the SWR kool-aid. I can attest that SWR C.S. is awesome.:thumbup:
     
  3. Bhowe

    Bhowe Seattle Member

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    I've got a Trident 9, pretty nice can. Like some others out there, it is a dry can that can be ran wet. The instruction manual says you can spit in the can to make it work better. Specifically says, to avoid 'capture', a good way to dispose of the can is to throw it in a large body of water as it will sink very quickly. I guess they thought of everything. Plus, it has the ability to be ran on a subgun, or use the Neilson device and run it on your handgun. I think if you are talking 5.56 or .30 cal suppressors, there are nicer models out there. Gemtechs are always a safe bet, AAC and Surefire probably the best.
     
  4. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I have the HEMS2, and am very happy with it. When I test fired a few of them, it was clearly the best.
     
  5. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the comments, folks.

    To the question of what I'm looking at, a Spectre for a P22. I (will) have an AAC M4-2000 in about a month barring any ATF hiccups for my 5.56.

    I'm generally open to any brand based on people experience, so I'm not really set on one per sé.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. Keane

    Keane Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    If you are looking for a .22 suppressor, just about any will do. I have a Tac-65 which is disassemblable and quite quiet. It was one of the cheaper ones, so it is definitely worth looking into.
     
  7. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    I've shot a friends Spectre and it's awesome. I wish I had got one of those instead of the Warlock I got, Warlocks are GREAT but not take apart, and the Spectre is just as quiet and take apart as well as multi-caliber. My friend has a threaded .17HMR which you still have the ballistic "crack" but the shot itself is hearing safe. The Spectre also is .22 mag, and 5.7 capable which may be a plus. Also the Spectre is about $100 less than the AAC Element (IIRC).
     
  8. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    Cool and cool. Thanks again, gents. I appreciate the helpful feedback.
     
  9. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    I have the Trident 9 and the Hems 2, happy with both of them.
     
  10. BlackGunsRFun

    BlackGunsRFun PDXish Member

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    You might also consider looking at the Silencerco Sparrows. The big downside to .22 cans is that lead vapor and carbon eventually will fill the can. The SWR Spectre can be disassembled, but after a lot of shooting, it will be difficult to do so, even with their pusher tool. That's where the Sparrow really shines- they patented a clamshell type sleeve that fits between the baffle stack and the main tube that makes for VERY easy disassembly. I've run over a thousand rounds through mine without cleaning it just to see if it would gunk up to the point where I couldn't take it apart, and the sleeve came out just fine.

    Silencerco just released their Gen2 Sparrow that is an inch shorter than the previous model, (and an inch shorter than the Spectre) and now it's made of stainless, so you can clean it in aggressive cleaning agents like "dip" with no ill effects.

    BGRF
     
  11. dj_fatstyles

    dj_fatstyles renton New Member

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    i have the spectre and like blackguns said, the new sparrow might be the better choice. itll be my next purchase. still, the spectre is a GREAT can.
     
  12. mamba

    mamba creswell or New Member

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    Tactical cascade is quiet and easy to take apart and clean
     
  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    The new Sparrow is 4db quieter also.:thumbup:

    I'll have them in stock next week.

    For SWR, They are one of the best silencer manufacturers out there.
    Their marketing isn't as good as Gemtax, so there are fewer fanbois.
     
  14. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    I have owned a Spectre for almost a year, and it is great. Very easy to clean also ..... +1
     
  15. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Agreed,,,, If I were in the market for another .22 can. It would probably be the 2 gen sparrow. Looks like a great can,,,


    BTW: SWR is a great company. :cool:
     
  16. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    I only have one can: the SWR Warlock. I couldn't be happier with it. After talking at length with Pat at ORL-LLC, we concluded that it was going to be a long, long time before I needed to disassemble my suppressor for cleaning. Until that time, the Warlock remains the clear winner, since it's shorter, cheaper, and less than half the weight of the Spectre.

    I only shoot subsonic through it, so I'm not punishing the baffles. After it dries out, a fine, beige powder pours out of it without any coaxing. I weighed it brand-new, so I'm tracking the buildup inside it, and it's not much.

    My next one will be in .45, and I expect to get the HEMS II for the Nielsen device. I'm sold on SWR.
     
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    Abiqua Oregon Active Member

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    The HEMS II is a very good can but there are newer cans that are significantly quieter. Check out the SilencerCo Osprey and AAC Ti-Rant, both as quiet or quieter dry than the HEMS is wet, and very effective on subcalibers. I shoot 9mm and .45 thru my 45Osprey.
     
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    silentslammer east oregun Member

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    SilCo Sparrow is tops. I'll be sending mine back next month for an upgrade to stainless steel:) Spectre is a great can but must be cleaned every few hundred rounds. Sparrow 1,000 rounds:cool: BTW, Gemtax & AAC arent that great of companies to deal with.
     
  19. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Just curious, why the spectre would need to be cleaned every few hundred rounds?

    SWR recommends 1000 rnds between cleanings,,,:)
     
  20. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Probably because it gets difficult to take apart and cleaning at that point is a pain.

    I love my SWR Spectre but if the Silencerco Sparrow were available at the time I would have chosen it.