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Finding the Best Ruger PC Charger Suppressor: Our Top 5 for 2024

Finding the Best Ruger PC Charger Suppressor: Our Top 5 for 2024

Finding the Best Ruger PC Charger Suppressor: Our Top 5 for 2024

Shooters looking to pair their normal 9mm handgun with something in the same caliber will often agree – the Ruger PC Charger is a terrific choice. It is a fast-handling pistol that bridges the gap between a handgun and a carbine. The appeal is increased accuracy and faster magazine changes. Better still is that the flared magazine well accepts both Ruger Security 9 and SR magazines, as well as Glock mags, giving you more options and available extended magazine capacity. Of course, the next logical step is to suppress it, and we’ve got just the ticket for that with the five best Ruger PC Charger suppressors.

Suppressor options abound for the PC Charger simply because there are so many 9mm suppressors on the market. We took into consideration the thousands of suppressors that we’ve sold that are compatible with the Ruger PC Charger and narrowed it down to our top five picks. How’d we get there? We based our picks on things like price, weight, length, decibel reduction, and more, including feedback from our best resource – our amazing customers.

Ruger PC Charger PistolWhat is the Ruger PC Charger?

While it may not look like it at first, the Ruger PC Charger is a pistol – not a carbine. While it may look a bit different, this gun is legally a handgun. Chambered in 9mm, it can accept Ruger’s SR and Security 9 magazines, or it can be used with a magwell adapter and use Glock magazines. Being able to accept Glock mags really opens up the capacity potential. If you really want to have some fun, you can use the 50-round drum magazine from Magpul for the Glock.

Sporting a 6.5″ barrel that’s threaded 1/2×28, the PC Charger is a takedown pistol that allows you to store it in two pieces for optimum portability. The mag release and charging handle can be switched to the left or right sides, it is compatible with all standard AR pistol grips, and the rear of the gun has an integral picatinny rail for you to attach a brace to it.

What is really cool about the PC Charger is that while it may look a little strange, it is a solid firearm that can be adapted for many different uses, and it is so much fun to shoot.

Can You Suppress the Ruger PC Charger?

Yes, you can absolutely suppress the Ruger PC Charger, and doing so is very easy because it comes from the factory with a threaded barrel. By adding a suppressor to the PC Charger, you’ll be able to shoot quieter and with less recoil. Really and truly, it doesn’t get any better than that. Adding a suppressor makes this fun-to-shoot pistol even more fun to shoot. That’s not any bias talking either. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

Choosing the right Ruger PC Charger Suppressor

There’s no right or wrong choice when it comes to choosing a suppressor for the Ruger PC Charger, so long as it’s compatible with the caliber. Aside from that, it becomes a personal choice with a lot of factors that people may weigh differently.

For some, price is the only deciding factor; their budget drives the decision. For others, it could be the ability to use the suppressor on other guns in different calibers, or perhaps the overall length or weight and how it balances with the Ruger PC Charger. That’s why we included five different options, as there is at least one that will fit any factor you might have.

Top 5 Suppressor Models for the Ruger PC Charger

ModelCaliberWeightLengthPrice
BANISH 45.459.6 - 11 oz.6.7 - 8.6 in.$949
SilencerCo Omega 36M.369.8 - 12.5 oz.4.9 - 6.85 in.$1,169
Yankee Hill Machine R99mm10.7 oz.5.2 in.$579.95
Dead Air Wolfman9mm9.8 - 14.4 oz.5.13 - 7.5 in.$899
Rugged Obsidian99mm8.7 - 12.7 oz.4.8 - 7.8 in.$820

There are a ton of suppressors that will work on a Ruger PC Charger, but we wanted to wade through the multitude of options and drill down into the top models. We’ve taken into consideration things like caliber compatibility, modularity, decibel reduction, build construction, weight, length, and more. So, without further ado, here are our picks for the top suppressor models for the Ruger PC Charger.

BANISH 45

Even though it is a .45-caliber suppressor, the BANISH 45 shines on any pistol caliber gun, including the 9mm Ruger PC Charger. When it comes to sound suppression, the BANISH 45 is hard to beat. Tests show that it knocks down 9mm by a whopping 36 decibels!

Constructed of titanium and aluminum to make a product that is both lightweight and incredibly durable, the BANISH 45 weighs just 9.6 oz in the short configuration of 6.7”. You can also run it in the long configuration of 8.6” for the highest level of sound suppression and still barely notice it’s on your Ruger PC Charger because it weighs only 11 oz.

Suppressors are expensive, and it’s unlikely that you’ll only use it on this one gun. The BANISH 45’s versatility in terms of length, weight, and caliber compatibility means that you can use it on a bunch of other pistol-caliber firearms, too!

Advantages:

  • Modular design lets the shooter decide which size is best
  • Premium build quality from titanium
  • Easy to clean and maintain from both ends

Drawbacks:

  • No QD mounting options

BANISH 45 Specs:

  • Caliber: .45
  • Weight: 9.6 oz or 11 oz
  • Diameter: 1 3/8″
  • Length: 6.7″ or 7.6″
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread
  • Material: Titanium and Aluminum
  • User-Serviceable: Yes
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $949

SilencerCo Omega 36M

If you want a suppressor that is also capable of being used with some popular rifle calibers, then the SilencerCo Omega 36M should be considered.

The Omega 36M was built on a two-piece modular design that allows for the removal of the front section. This provides the shooter with a shorter and lighter suppressor that still offers impressive sound performance on a Ruger PC Charger.

The Omega 36M short configuration measures 4.90” and weighs just 9.8 ounces. This is perfect for the shooter who prizes weight and length above all else. For those who want the best sound suppression without worry of size or weight, the long configuration is just 6.85” and weighs 12.5 ounces. Made of stainless steel, titanium, and Cobalt 6, both long and short configurations of the Omega 36M are full-auto rated. (Yeah, we know the PC Charger is semi-auto only, but it’s nice to have options!)

Cross-platform compatibility means that the Omega 36M can be used with a variety of other SilencerCo pistons, Charlie, ASR, and 3-Lug accessories.

Advantages:

  • Can be used with some rifle calibers, too
  • Able to be used for full-auto
  • Build quality is top-notch

Drawbacks:

  • Unable to be serviced by the user

SilencerCo Omega 36M Specs:

  • Caliber: .360
  • Weight: 9.8 oz or 12.5 oz
  • Diameter: 1.57″
  • Length: 4.9″ or 6.85″
  • Mount Type: ASR Mount
  • Material: Cobalt, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
  • User-Serviceable: No
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $1,169

Yankee Hill Machine R9

The Yankee Hill Machine R9 gives you the best bang for your buck out of any of the suppressors on this list. Even after you factor in the $200 tax stamp, this suppressor still costs $240 less than the next least expensive suppressor on this list – before you add the stamp!

Built from stainless steel and utilizing a fully-welded, tubeless design, the YHM R9 was created to be ruggedly durable to matter what. The YHM R9 is no one-trick pony either. It is compatible with a wide variety of calibers, including .17 HMR, 9mm NATO, 5.56 NATO, .300BLK, .350 Legend, 6.5 Grendel, and .308 Winchester.

Mounting options abound, as the R9 is compatible with the YHM Phantom QD adapter, 3-lug adapter, Nielson adapter, and other direct thread sizes.

Advantages:

  • Price simply cannot be beat
  • Stainless steel construction is very strong
  • Can be used with a variety of different calibers

Drawbacks:

  • Not modular in design

Yankee Hill Machine R9 Specs:

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Weight: 10.7 oz
  • Diameter: 1.562″
  • Length: 5.2″
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • User-Serviceable: No
  • Full-Auto Rated: Limited
  • Price: $579.95

Dead Air Wolfman

All components of the Wolfman from Dead Air are made of fully welded 17-4 PH stainless steel. This allows for the highest levels of strength and durability while still delivering a suppressor that doesn’t weigh as much as a boat anchor. It’s the perfect balance of toughness and lightweight. The Wolfman’s performance has been optimized to provide maximum sound suppression at both the muzzle and at the shooter’s ear for a pleasant shooting experience for both the shooter and those in the vicinity.

Since the Ruger PC Charger is big for a pistol, you may not always want to run a full-length suppressor on it. Because the Wolfman is modular in design, you can choose between a short or long configuration. Either way you choose, it still provides exceptional sound suppression. For extra decibel reduction, the front cap can contain a user-provided rubber wipe that can drop sound suppression levels even further.

Advantages:

  • Rated for full-auto fire
  • Modular design for user size preferences
  • Wipes can be used for extra sound suppression

Drawbacks:

  • Not user-serviceable

Dead Air Wolfman Specs:

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Weight: 9.8 oz or 14.4 oz
  • Diameter: 1.618″
  • Length: 5.13″ or 7.5″
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • User-Serviceable: No
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $899

Rugged Obsidian9

Quiet is the name of the game with the Rugged Obsidian9. Rugged has published that you can expect suppression levels down to 135.5 dB in the short form and down to 121.4 in the full-size configuration. Those are both well below the 140 dB thresh hold to be considered hearing-safe.

Like many of the options on this list, the modularity of Rugged’s ADAPT Module gives users the ability to choose between the full configuration at 7.8 inches and 12.7 ounces, and the compact configuration at 4.8 inches and 8.7 ounces. The choice is yours to switch between at will.

Constructed with stainless steel keyed baffles and an outer tube made of aluminum, the Obsidian9 provides you with a durable suppressor that is easy to maintain while also being light.

Advantages:

  • Incredible decibel reduction results
  • Modular design lets the shooter pick the size
  • User serviceable for easy maintenance

Drawbacks:

  • Aluminum isn’t as durable as stainless steel or titanium

Rugged Obsidian 9 Specs:

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Weight: 8.7 oz or 12.7 oz
  • Diameter: 1.37″
  • Length: 4.8″ or 7.8″
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread
  • Material: Stainless Steel and Aluminum
  • User-Serviceable: Yes
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $820

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Suppressor for You

When picking out a suppressor for your Ruger PC Charger, there are a number of different things to take into consideration. You’ll obviously want to look into the decibel reduction ratings for different makes and models, as well as how things like the size, weight, and length of the suppressor impacts the gun’s overall performance and use. Recoil reduction can also be considered, as well as price.

Beyond that, you have to remember that suppressors are NFA items, which means that they are subject to a different set of laws than the Ruger PC Charger you’re using it with. The laws aren’t hard to understand, and we go over all that information in our article on NFA items.

Hearing Protection

Obviously, the biggest benefit of a suppressor is the decibel reduction. Being able to shoot quieter is awesome, and it’s something that you can’t duplicate without a suppressor simply because of how a suppressor works. Speaking of how a suppressor works – real life isn’t Hollywood. No suppressor can make any gun truly movie-quiet, but one can definitely lower the decibel level down to a comfortable range where it won’t damage your hearing.

When added to the end of the barrel of your Ruger PC Charger, a suppressor allows the gases created from firing the gun to expand before reaching the end of the muzzle. This expansion slows down the gases slightly, which means that they generate less noise when coming out of the muzzle. More than anything, a suppressor is a hearing protection device.

Felt Recoil Reduction

Because of the way suppressors dissipate escaping gases, it means that you’ll also experience less felt recoil when shooting suppressed. That recoil reduction is great for new and seasoned shooters alike. With less recoil, you can shoot longer without fatigue, and it makes it more pleasant for shooters who are just learning. Plus, less recoil means less muzzle rise, which makes it easier to get back on target for the next shot. Remember, though, that this isn’t Hollywood. Just as a suppressor won’t make a gun silent, it also won’t eliminate all recoil.

Bang for Your Buck

For most people, price is a big factor for choosing a suppressor. Sure, it would be awesome if everyone could afford the top-of-the-line, latest and greatest, most expensive suppressor on the market, but that’s just not reality. The fact of the matter is that you have to weigh your options and pick the best suppressor for you and your budget.

Be sure to consider how often you’ll be shooting suppressed, what other guns you may be using it on, who will be with you when you’re shooting, etc. All of these things can help you decide where to place your priorities when deciding which suppressor provides you with the best bang for your buck.

Find Your Perfect Suppressor at Silencer Central

There are a wide variety of suppressors on the market today, and the ones mentioned above are just a small sampling of the ones that would be a perfect fit for the Ruger PC Charger. If you have questions, our staff are happy to help you find the right suppressor. Not only for the Ruger, but just about any firearm you own. Have one you love that doesn’t come with a pre-threaded barrel? No worries. We have a service for that, too.

At Silencer Central, we’ve perfected the suppressor buying process over the course of almost 20 years. We’re the nation’s largest silencer dealer and the only one that’s licensed to sell to people in all 42 states where suppressors are legal. Plus, we’ll ship it right to your front door once it has been approved.

Contact us today to get started. We make silence simple.