Your Guide to Choosing the Best 10mm Suppressor
The 10mm is a divisive cartridge. People either love it or hate it. We’re not here to judge you one way or the other. If, however, you’re the type of person who loves 10mm, then this post is for you.
We’re going to walk you through everything you need to know about choosing the best 10mm suppressor on the market today.
Understanding the 10 mm
In the aftermath of the 1986 FBI shootout in Miami, the federal law enforcement agency selected the 10mm in an effort to avoid being outgunned in the future. While the cartridge had a short life with the FBI, it has lived on as a popular self-defense and hunting cartridge.
The 10mm Cartridge
Though it’s “just one millimeter more” than 9mm, it’s a beefy caliber with a lot to offer. It’s got a high velocity, shoots flat at a distance, and is on par in most ways with many of the commercial offerings of .357 Magnum cartridges.
It definitely outperforms .40 S&W, with a higher pressure rating and larger case. This allows for the use of heavier bullets and more powder, both of which make it very popular as a handgun hunting cartridge.
Benefits of Using a Suppressor with 10mm
There are a number of benefits to using a suppressor when shooting 10mm, but these are some of the biggest ones:
- Noise Reduction
- 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.
- Recoil Mitigation
- Because of the way suppressors dissipate escaping gases, it means that you’ll also experience less felt recoil when shooting suppressed.
- Improved Shooter Comfort
- Less noise and less recoil makes for a more comfortable shooting experience which means that your range time is more enjoyable and you’ll want to shoot more often.
Considerations for Choosing the Best Suppressor
The majority of the suppressors that you’ll find rated for 10mm are also rated for a wide variety of other calibers, too. This is a good thing because you’ll more than likely end up with a can that is capable of use on a number of different firearm hosts and calibers that you own.
Make sure, too, that you consider your host gun when buying a suppressor, whether it be for 10mm or any other caliber. Look at the host gun’s weight, overall length, and what you’ll be using it for. A suppressor of one weight and length might be fine for bench shooting, but might be a bit much on a smaller rimfire gun.
Once you’ve got a ballpark weight and length in mind, then you can consider other things like mounting options, accessory compatibility, and, of course, price.
|BANISH 45||.45||9.6 oz or 11 oz||6.7" or 8.6"||$949|
|SilencerCo Hybrid 46M||.46||12.2 oz or 14.9 oz||5.7" or 7.7"||$1,169|
|Liberty Cosmic||10mm||9.5 oz||8"||$699|
|BANISH 46||.46||16.3 oz or 20.4 oz||7.9" or 10"||$1,249|
|Griffin Bushwhacker 46||.46||15.8 oz or 17.6 oz||7.7"||$999|
Top Suppressor Models for the 10mm
Without further ado, here is a detailed look at our top picks for the best 10mm suppressors on the market today.
The BANISH 45 motto is “one suppressor, one tax stamp, many guns” and it definitely lives up to it. As the name would suggest, the BANISH 45 is designed for .45-caliber cartridges, but it isn’t limited to them.
A lot of shooters prefer calibers such as 9mm, 10mm, .45 ACP, and more. The BANISH 45 handles all of those cartridges with ease, plus more.
With the rise of .300 Blackout as an incredibly popular caliber for AR-style pistols, we figured that the “many guns” part of the motto ought to extend to that caliber as well. As such, the BANISH 45 is capable of handling subsonic .300 Blackout rounds as well.
Made of lightweight titanium and aluminum and able to change between two sizes means that this modular suppressor can be an incredibly compact can, while sacrificing very, very little. In fact, when shortened to 6.7” it weighs just 9.6 ounces, making it the lightest suppressor in its class.
- Lightest in its class in the short configuration
- Full auto rated
- Not capable of handling supersonic .300 Blackout
BANISH 45 Specs
Weight: 9.6 oz or 11 oz
Length: 6.7” or 8.6”
SilencerCo Hybrid 46M
The Hybrid 46M is a modular centerfire rifle suppressor that allows for the removal of a front module which provides the shooter with a shorter and lighter suppressor body still capable of effectively suppressing all centerfire pistol cartridges as well as rifle offerings as large as .45-70 Govt and .458 SOCOM. This means that the Hybrid 46M can handle the 10mm handgun cartridge with absolute ease. It weighs less than one pound even in its longest configuration.
- Very light suppressor, even in full configuration
- Shortest on the list in its small configuration and on par with others in full configuration
- Comes with multiple caliber front caps
- Fully welded, so user-serviceability is limited
SilencerCo Hybrid 46M Specs
Weight: 12.2 oz or 14.9 oz
Length: 5.7″ or 7.7″
If you want 10mm performance without the price, then you’ll be hard pressed to find a more affordable option than the Liberty Cosmic. Designed from the ground up for use with pistol caliber applications, it is perfect as a 10mm suppressor. Made with a titanium tube and new bi-directional baffles in the stainless steel core, the Cosmic is extremely lightweight at only 9.5 oz.
Not limited to just pistol calibers, the Cosmic is also compatible with larger rifle calibers such as 5.56 NATO, 7.62 NATO, .300 Blackout, and plenty more.
Keeping budget in mind, you can buy just the Liberty Cosmic suppressor or step it up with the Complete Kit or Master Bundle to fully flesh out all of your accessories and mounting options.
- Priced hundreds of dollars less than other options on the list
- Durable titanium construction
- Compatible with a wide variety of other calibers
- Price is for suppressor and fixed barrel adapter only
Liberty Cosmic Specs
Weight: 9.5 oz
You might be wondering why we’re putting the BANISH 46 on here along with the BANISH 45. Well, there’s good reason for this.
The BANISH 46 is a modular silencer designed for use with a wide assortment of rifle calibers including .338 Lapua up to the mighty .45-70 Government as well as pistol calibers including 10mm and .45ACP. This means it is a great suppressor option for your guns chambered in 10mm and plenty of other guns, too!
Made of titanium and Inconel, the Banish 46 provides the ultimate combination of durability and weight reduction. The BANISH 46 weighs only 16.3 oz in the short configuration of 7.9”, and 20.4 oz in its 10” configuration.
The BANISH 46 is available with a variety of mounting options, including direct thread, a quick-detach muzzle brake attachment, or a Nielsen Device.
- Best caliber compatibility on the list
- Modular design fits pistols of all sizes
- Durable titanium construction
- It’s the heaviest on the list
BANISH 46 Specs
- Caliber: .46
- Weight: 16.3 oz or 20.4 oz
- Length: 7.9″ or 10″
- Price: $1,249
Griffin Bushwhacker 46
Versatility is the name of the game with the Griffin Bushwhacker 46. Engineered to be more compact, more durable, with higher performance, and more mounting options than any other, the Bushwhacker 46 is a class leader.
This more updated version provides better sound reduction, stronger construction, reduced backpressure, and higher heat resistance. This all adds up to a suppressor that will take whatever you throw at it, no matter the caliber or what firearm and mounting option of choice that you use as your host.
- User-serviceable for easy maintenance
- The newer Gen 2 version offers even more decibel reduction
- Compatible with a wide variety of mounting options, pistons, and end caps for optimum versatility with multiple calibers
- Not modular in design
Griffin Bushwhacker 46 Specs
Weight: 15.8 oz or 17.6 oz
Don’t Miss Your Mark –Shop Silencers Today!
If you’re ready to suppress your guns in 10mm and beyond, let us know. We’ve been in this business for more than 15 years and our top-notch staff can help you pick the right can for your needs. We’ll walk you through the super-easy ordering process of any of the picks on this list – or a different one altogether if that’s what you want – and even set you up on an interest-free payment plan. Even if you don’t see the suppressor you want on our site, we’ll help you get it. Plus, once your stamp is approved, we’ll mail your new suppressor right to your door!