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Choosing the Best Quick-Detach Suppressor for Your Rifle

Choosing the Best Quick-Detach Suppressor for Your Rifle

Choosing the Best Quick-Detach Suppressor for Your Rifle

In short, quick detach means that a suppressor can quickly be detached and reattached to the host firearm. Quick is relative in comparison to a direct thread suppressor.
While you might think that the above explanation is the end of the discussion, it’s not. There’s actually a good bit more to go into when it comes to quick detach suppressors. Here’s everything that we’re going to cover:

What Does Quick Detach Mean?

Whereas a direct thread suppressor can mount only one way – threaded directly onto the end of the barrel – a quick detach suppressor uses a special mounting mechanism, and there are a wide variety of them.

The main types of quick detach involve either passive locking or active locking mechanisms. Passive locking uses a combination of a tapered surface and threads. Active locking often involves multiple steps for installation and removal and there will be a definitive difference between locked and unlocked positions.

Benefits of Quick Detach

There’s certainly nothing wrong with direct thread suppressors, but it’s hard to ignore the benefits of ones with quick detach options. Here are our top three benefits of quick detach:

  • Use of Muzzle Devices
    • There may be some instances when you don’t want or need to shoot suppressed, and in those situations, your gun can benefit from a muzzle device such as a brake, compensator, or flash hider. Many quick detach suppressors incorporate a muzzle device into the attachment mechanism, so you can easily switch between optimum performance both suppressed and unsuppressed.
  • Transfer Between Guns
    • If you’ve got a bunch of host guns that can be used with the same suppressor, it’s a lot faster to switch between the hosts with a quick detach suppressor than it is with a direct thread suppressor.
  • Solid Attachment
    • Quick detach suppressors often incorporate a form of locking attachment, which ensures that your suppressor won’t accidentally come off while shooting. That’s not to say that direct thread suppressors are dangerous – they’re definitely not – but you will need to check their tightness when shooting, which is something you don’t need to do with a quick detach suppressor.

Benefits of Using a Rifle Suppressor

The biggest benefit of using a rifle suppressor is the decibel reduction. After all, that’s why they’re called suppressors: they suppress sound. Generally speaking, rifles are chambered in bigger calibers than handguns, and so they tend to be louder. You need to protect your hearing no matter what you’re shooting, but it’s especially important with rifles.

Because of the way a suppressor operates by slowing down and expanding escaping gases, they also offer a degree of recoil mitigation. Again, if you’re shooting a bigger caliber, it’s going to have more recoil. While there’s no way to eliminate recoil altogether, a suppressor can help take some of it away.

Shooter comfort is another big reason to use a rifle suppressor – especially when you’re introducing someone to a rifle for the first time. Regardless of the shooter’s experience with firearms, a more comfortable shooting experience is always a good thing. Less recoil and lower decibels allow for all shooters to spend more time at the range.

Suppressor Overview: What to Consider

There are a lot of different variables that go into choosing the right suppressor. For some people, price may be the most important factor. Suppressors aren’t inexpensive so that definitely comes into play.

For others, weight and length may be their biggest concern. If you have host guns and applications already in mind, then those two factors may need serious consideration in which suppressor you choose.

Caliber compatibility is also a serious consideration, as it’s always nice when you can use one suppressor on multiple host guns in a variety of calibers.

CategoryNameCaliberWeightLengthPrice
Best OverallBANISH 30-GoldUp to .300 RUM13.2 oz8.2"$1,699
QuietestYHM Resonator R2Up to .300 RUM16.8 oz7.825"$769.95
Best for Big BoreBANISH 46Up to .45-70 GOVT16.3 oz or 20.4 oz7.9" or 10"$1,388
Best .30 caliberTBAC ULTRA 7Up to .300 RUM8 oz7"$1,180
Best for AR-15SureFire SOCOM556 RC25.56/.223 & 5.45x3917 oz6.4"$1,199

Top Quick Detach Suppressor Models for Your Rifle

For the suppressors on this list, we carefully considered a variety of factors, including cost, caliber compatibility, size, weight, and more. All of those things were taken into consideration and weighed against one another to come up with selections that provide the best balance of all of those considerations.

So without further ado, these are our top picks for quick detach suppressor models for your rifle.

Best Overall: BANISH 30-GOLDBanish 30 Gold Suppressor

An exceptionally versatile suppressor, the Banish 30-GOLD is rated for calibers from rimfire up to .300 RUM. All Banish suppressors have been designed for unmatched sound suppression, and testing shows that the Banish 30-GOLD reduces the report by 36 decibels.

The Banish 30-GOLD is an 8.2-inch quick detach titanium suppressor holding 11 baffles, and comes with two 100% titanium muzzle brakes (1/2×28 and 5/8×24). Completely user-serviceable, you can disassemble the suppressor for cleaning in a tumbler, ultrasonic cleaner, or by hand. When you’re ready to put it back together, the baffles are keyed and indexed for a hassle-free reassembly.

Perfect for everything from a fun time at the range to big game hunting, the Banish 30-GOLD will significantly reduce the report and recoil of large-caliber rifles (up to 45% in testing), while still being effective on rifles down to rimfire calibers.

Advantages:

  • User-serviceable for easy cleaning
  • Comes with multiple mounts, a pouch, a cover, and a baffle removal tool
  • Titanium offers great strength with minimal weight

Drawbacks:

  • Price may be out of reach for some people

BANISH 30-GOLD Specs:

  • Caliber: Up to .300 RUM
  • Weight: 13.2 oz
  • Diameter: 1.593″
  • Length: 8.2”
  • Mount Type: Quick Detach
  • Material: Titanium
  • User-Serviceable: Yes
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $1,699

Quietest: YHM Resonator R2 YHM - Resonator R2

When it comes to suppressors, decibel reduction is the name of the game; the quieter the better. It’s hard to beat the YHM Resonator R2 when it comes to sound suppression, and it can be used on rifle calibers ranging from .17 HMR through 300 RUM, all with greatly reduced decibel levels. The Resonator R2 uses a tubeless design which consists of heat treated 17-4 stainless steel and a heat treated 718 Inconel blast baffle which allows the suppressor to be full auto rated and designed for rigorous use.

Measured decibel levels for the Resonator R2 are as follows:

  • 20″ .308 Winchester 147 grain: 135Db
  • 16″ 6.8mm 110 grain: 132.5Db
  • 14.5″ 5.56mm 55 grain: 132Db

With those kinds of measured decibel levels, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a quieter suppressor.

The Resonator ships with the Phantom QD Adapter, 2 suppressor wrenches, and a YHM-4302 mount. It will fit all YHM-4302, YHM-3302 and YHM-3102/YHM-5M2 mounts.

Advantages:

  • Exceptional decibel level reduction
  • Rock solid build with stainless steel and Inconel tubeless construction
  • Compatible with a variety of QD mounts

Drawbacks:

  • Not user-serviceable

YHM Resonator R2 Specs:

  • Caliber: Up to .300 RUM
  • Weight: 16.8 oz
  • Diameter: 1.562″
  • Length: 7.825”
  • Mount Type: Quick Detach
  • Material: Stainless Steel & Inconel
  • User-Serviceable: No
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $769.95

Best for Big Bore: BANISH 46 Banish 46 woo thread down

If you want the convenience of a quick detach suppressor combined with the ability to suppress big bore cartridges, then the BANISH 46 is what you need. 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.

Testing has shown that the BANISH 46 offers a best-in-class noise reduction, more than 34 decibels in its long configuration.

The BANISH 46 provides the ultimate combination of durability and weight reduction, as it weighs only 16.3 oz in the short configuration of 7.9”, and 20.4 oz in its 10” configuration.

Advantages:

  • Modular design allows for short or long configuration
  • User-serviceable for ease of maintenance and cleaning
  • Uses an industry standard HUB mount

Drawbacks:

  • Muzzle brake quick detach option more expensive than direct thread option

BANISH 46 Specs:

  • Caliber: Up to .45-70 GOVT
  • Weight: 16.3 oz or 20.4 oz
  • Diameter: 1.73″
  • Length: 7.9″ or 10″
  • Mount Type: Quick Detach
  • Material: Titanium
  • User-Serviceable: Yes
  • Full-Auto Rated:
  • Price: $1,388

Best .30 Caliber: TBAC ULTRA 7 TBAC Ultra 7 .30 with quick detach muzzle brake product image; black suppressor.

The TBAC ULTRA 7 is a highly efficient, yet still compact, precision rifle suppressor. It is best for applications where compact size is important but excellent suppression is still required. Essentially, when you need the best of both worlds, go with the ULTRA 7, which splits the difference between the ULTRA 5 and the ULTRA 9.

Tests show that full-power hot M118LR ammo meters just 129 decibels at the shooter’s ear and 139 decibels at the muzzle. This makes shooting hearing safe and essentially all positions around the rifle.

All of TBAC’s ULTRA series suppressors, including the ULTRA 7, have the flexibility to change from direct thread to QD muzzle brake mount and vice versa with a simple factory service operation in case your needs change.

Since the ULTRA 7 is a .30 caliber suppressor, it means you can easily use it on your larger cartridges up to .300 RUM, but it’s just as well suited to an AR-15 in .223/5.56 if you so choose.

Advantages:

  • Excellent weight to durability ratio
  • Fully-welded tubeless baffle stack
  • Conical shoulder on muzzle brake gives solid lockup

Drawbacks:

  • Not user-serviceable

TBAC ULTRA 7 Specs:

  • Caliber: Up to .300 RUM
  • Weight: 8 oz
  • Diameter: 1.5″
  • Length: 7”
  • Mount Type: Quick Detach
  • Material: Titanium
  • User-Serviceable: No
  • Full-Auto Rated: Limited
  • Price: $1,180

Best for AR-15: SUREFIRE SOCOM556 RC2

There’s nothing wrong with using a .30 caliber suppressor on an AR-15, but if you really want a dedicated suppressor in .223/5.56, then this is the one you want. Made of stainless steel and Inconel, you’ll never have to question the durability of the SureFire SOCOM556-RC2. In fact, there’s a higher likelihood of wearing out your gun’s barrel before this suppressor even shows signs of slowing down.

This suppressor offers exceptional sound suppression even on barrels as short as 10” in length. Tests show M855 ammo from a 10.3” barrel registered just 137 decibels, which is considered hearing safe.

Utilizing a QD mounting system, you can quickly and easily switch between suppressed and unsuppressed fire. When stealth is of utmost importance, the use of the SOCOM556-RC2 boasts virtual elimination of first-round muzzle flash and minimal dust signature. In fact, tests have shown that it suppresses visible flash up to 99.3% over a bare muzzle.

Advantages:

  • Unrivaled first-round muzzle flash elimination and minimal dust signature
  • Works great even on barrels as short as 10″
  • Passes muster for use by SOCOM

Drawbacks:

  • Not user-serviceable

SureFire SOCOM556 RC2 Specs:

  • Caliber: 5.56/.223 & 5.45×39
  • Weight: 17 oz
  • Diameter: 1.5″
  • Length: 6.4”
  • Mount Type: Quick Detach
  • Material: Stainless Steel & Inconel
  • User-Serviceable: No
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $1,199

What You Need to Know About Owning a Suppressor

Just as there are legal requirements for owning a firearm in the US, there are also legal requirements for owning a suppressor. Even though suppressors function as an accessory, the Federal government treats them like they’re a firearm. Actually, a little more stringent than a firearm.

There’s more paperwork involved in purchasing them, the wait time is longer, and they’re not legal everywhere. At the time of writing, suppressor ownership is legal in 42 states and they’re legal to hunt with in 41 states.

The NFA and Suppressors

Suppressors are what are known as NFA items, and that’s an acronym for National Firearms Act. That’s a law that went into effect in 1934 and placed additional restrictions and fees on the ownership of a number of items, including suppressors.

Other items that are considered to be NFA items are machine guns, short-barrel rifles, and short-barrel shotguns. It may seem silly to have included suppressors in the same category as machine guns, but it could have been worse: the government actually wanted to make all handguns NFA items!

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Get ahold of us today and our knowledgeable sales staff can answer all of your questions and get you on your way to suppressor ownership.