Choosing the Best Suppressors for the FNX 45 Tactical – Top Models of 2024

Choosing the Best Suppressors for the FNX 45 Tactical – Top Models of 2024

Choosing the Best Suppressors for the FNX 45 Tactical – Top Models of 2024

The FNX 45 Tactical pistol is one of the hottest .45 ACP pistols on the market and it was designed to have a suppressor mounted on it. If you have one, and you definitely should, you will appreciate the suppressor height sights and the threaded barrel. Now comes the next very important step – finding the right suppressor for your FNX 45.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help. How about we take a look at the FNX 45 Tactical, why you need a suppressor for it, our top suppressor picks, and the easiest way to buy one?

FNX 45 Tactical – a Brief Overview

The FNX 45 Tactical was born and bred for battle as an improvement of the FNP 45 Tactical that FN created for the US Joint Combat Pistol. Its magazine holds 15 rounds of .45 ACP and is engineered to take a beating. The polymer frame has fully ambidextrous controls, a low-bore axis for reduced felt recoil, and it comes with four interchangeable backstraps to ensure the perfect fit in your hand. And, it’s from FN, so you know the quality is going to be top notch.

The business end of the 5.3 in. barrel has a threaded muzzle to accept sound suppressors, compensators, and other accessories. (Seriously, though, we know you’re going to put a suppressor on it.) The slide has high-profile combat night sights and includes two mounting bases to accept multiple styles of red dot sights.

Simply put, this pistol was built to be used with a suppressor and it was designed to be run hard. Go ahead and put it through its paces – quietly.

Why Suppress the .45 ACP?

Some people may argue that there’s no point in suppressing the .45 ACP because it is naturally subsonic. While this means that you won’t get the supersonic crack that you get with other cartridges, it doesn’t mean that the .45 ACP is quiet. If you’ve ever shot a .45, or been around one, you know it’s not.

As a result, it makes perfect sense that you’d want to suppress this caliber so that you can shoot at a lower decibel level. This is especially important if you plan on using your .45-caliber pistol in a home defense situation. Subsonic or not, an unsuppressed pistol shot indoors is very loud, and that’s a distraction you don’t need in such a stressful situation. Not to mention the fact that you still need to hear regardless of what happens.

What to Look for in FNX 45 Tactical Suppressors

Picking out a suppressor is a very personal process. In the end, only you can decide exactly which model is right for you and your FNX 45 Tactical. However, there are some basic things that everyone takes into consideration when shopping for a suppressor.

Things like decibel reduction, overall weight and/or length, build quality, caliber and gun compatibility, and price all come into play to one degree or another. For example, some people may prize decibel reduction above all other factors. Others may want it to be as light as possible. Neither is wrong, but both must be considered.

BANISH 45.459.6 - 11 oz.6.7-7.6 in.$949
YHM R45.4513 oz.6.45 in.$699.99
SilencerCo Hybrid 46M.4612.2 - 14.9 oz.5.78 - 7.72 in.$1,169
Rugged Obsidian 45.4510.7-12.8 oz.6.7 - 8.6 in.$875
Coastal Ultima 45.4510.4 oz.9.5 in.$550

Our Top 5 FNX 45 Tactical Suppressors of 2024

We honestly feel the best suppressor for the FNX 45 Tactical is the one that you are most comfortable with in all regards – weight, length, build quality, price, etc. The pistol suppressor market is very crowded and it can be hard to narrow some things down when it comes to you making your decision. We’ve come up with a list of five suppressors to give you a great place to start when finding the right FNX 45 suppressor.

Top Pick – BANISH 45

The BANISH 45 suppresses a 9mm pistol by 36 decibels – far more sound reduction than the competition – and since standard .45 ACP ammo is already subsonic, that means you’re in for a nice and quiet shooting experience.

Because of its titanium construction, the BANISH 45 weighs just 9.6 ounces in the short configuration of 6.7”. With the modular front section attached, the BANISH 45 is 8.6” long and weighs only 11 ounces. The titanium allows it to be both lightweight and ultra durable.

Ideal for 3-gun competition, home defense, or target shooting, the BANISH 45 protects the hearing of the shooter and others in the area while also and reducing recoil for a more comfortable shooting experience.

Unlike many other suppressors, this one can be taken apart from both ends making it uniquely friendly for user-serviceability. You can easily take it apart for cleaning and effortless reassembly thanks to the keyed and indexed baffles.


  • Excellent sound suppression rating
  • Completely user-serviceable from both ends
  • Rated for full-auto fire


  • Direct thread attachment only

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

Yankee Hill Machine R45

The R45 is Yankee Hill Machine’s most versatile suppressor to date. They set out to create a suppressor that was lightweight, quiet, cost-effective, and durable – and they succeeded. It can handle everything from 9mm Luger to .45-70, including .45 ACP, 5.56 NATO, .300 Blackout, and .308 Winchester. That’s a seriously versatile suppressor.

Built from heat-treated 17-4 stainless steel and utilizing a tubeless design, the R45 is definitely durable. It will easily withstand a lifetime of shooting on the FNX 45 Tactical.

YHM’s approach to suppressor design was to create something that wasn’t just limited to use on pistols. As a result, the R45 can easily be used with pistol-caliber carbines and sub-guns. Included with the R45 are two wrenches and a 5/8×24 Direct Thread HUB Adapter to make it even easier to adapt this suppressor for other guns.


  • Lots of versatility, but not a lot of money
  • Tubeless stainless steel design is very strong
  • Can be used for limited full-auto fire


  • Not user-serviceable

Yankee Hill Machine R45 Specs:

  • Caliber: .45
  • Weight: 13 oz.
  • Diameter: 1.563″
  • Length: 6.45″
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • User-Serviceable: No
  • Full-Auto Rated: Limited
  • Price: $699.95

Most Versatile – SilencerCo Hybrid 46M

Suppressors are a financial investment, and it’s highly likely that you’ll want to use it on multiple guns in a variety of calibers. The SilencerCo Hybrid 46M was built for this exact purpose. Made of stainless steel, titanium, and Inconel, it provides exceptional durability and modular compatibility for use with centerfire pistol and rifle calibers including .45 ACP, 10MM, .450 Bushmaster, .458 SOCOM, .45-70 Govt, .338 Lapua Magnum, and up to .460 Weatherby Magnum.

A removable front module on the Hybrid 46M provides the shooter with a shorter and lighter suppressor body for situations where size and maneuverability are of utmost importance. For example, you may not need or want the full-size configuration on the end of your FNX 45 Tactical, but if you’re using it on a rifle, a bigger configuration may be preferable to you.

In the long configuration, the Hybrid 46M is 7.72” in length and weighs 14.9 ounces. The short configuration is 5.78” long and weighs 12.2 ounces. Both size configurations are full-auto rated so that you can get the most out of the modularity of the Hybrid 46M.


  • Compatible with a bunch of different pistol and rifle calibers
  • Modular design lets user choose their perfect setup
  • Comes with multiple caliber front caps for optimum performance


  • Most expensive suppressor on the list

SilencerCo Hybrid 46M Specs:

  • Caliber: .46
  • Weight: 12.2 oz. or 14.9 oz.
  • Diameter: 1.57″
  • Length: 5.78″ or 7.72″
  • Mount Type: Quick Detach
  • Material: Titanium, Inconel, and Stainless Steel
  • User-Serviceable: No
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $1,169

Rugged Obsidian45

Suppressors are all about balance, both figuratively and literally, and Rugged created the perfect balance between durability and lightweight design when they came out with the Obsidian45. Rugged’s ADAPT™ Module allows shooters to easily switch between the full configuration, measuring 8.6 inches and weighing 12.8 ounces, and the compact configuration, measuring 6.7 inches and weighing 10.7 ounces. This lets you choose which side you need to be on depending on the usage – quieter and a bit bigger or smaller and a few more decibels

Obsidian45 baffles are machined from 17-4 stainless steel, offering easy cleaning options and extreme durability. In addition, it’s belt-fed rated for pistol calibers up to . 45 ACP. OK, sure, there’s no such thing as a belt-fed FNX 45 Tactical, but hey, it’s nice to have options, and how much fun would that be?

Equipped with a non-slotted piston design, the Obsidian45 is able to create a gas seal that significantly reduces gas blowback. Doing so makes for a much more pleasant shooting experience, which is beneficial for everyone.


  • Belt-fed rated in case the opportunity should arise
  • Modular design is user-configurable
  • Non-slotted piston design reduces gas blowback


  • Direct thread attachment only

Rugged Obsidian45 Specs:

  • Caliber: .45
  • Weight: 10.7 oz. or 12.8 oz.
  • Diameter: 1.37″
  • Length: 6.7″ or 8.6″
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread
  • Material: Stainless Steel and Aluminum
  • User-Serviceable: Yes
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $875

Budget Pick – Coastal Ultima 45

Not everyone has a big budget for a suppressor, but that doesn’t mean you need to settle for a sub-par product. The Ultima 45 is a high-quality pistol suppressor constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel. Best of all, it costs $150 less than the next cheapest suppressor. That’s 75% of your tax stamp cost saved right there!

The Ultima sound suppressor can be shot wet or dry and has a very high reduction with first-round pop. This unit is not sealed so the user may disassemble it for cleaning.


  • Price is attainable to everyone
  • User-serviceable for easy maintenance
  • Can be shot wet to reduce first-round pop


  • Longest suppressor on this list

Coastal Ultima 45 Specs:

  • Caliber: .45
  • Weight: 10.4 oz.
  • Diameter: 1.375″
  • Length: 9.5″
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread
  • Material: Stainless Steel and Aluminum
  • User-Serviceable: Yes
  • Full-Auto Rated: No
  • Price: $550

Is It Legal to Suppress the FNX 45 Tactical?

Yes, it is absolutely legal to suppress the FNX 45 Tactical so long as you live in one of the 42 states where suppressors are legal to own. Be sure to consult all of your state and local laws first and make sure everything is on the up-and-up so that you don’t get all excited about buying a suppressor only to then find out that you live in one of the eight states where they are prohibited.

Buying a Suppressor

People think buying a suppressor is hard. It’s really not, and when you buy from Silencer Central, you can rest assured that your buying process could not possibly be any simpler.

We’ll help you pick the right suppressor, fill out all of the paperwork and submit it for you, set you up with a free gun trust and an interest-free payment plan, and then mail your suppressor right to your door once it has been approved. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

Enhance Your Shooting Experience Now – Shop Silencer Central

If you’re ready to buy a suppressor for your FNX 45 Tactical, then you’ve come to the right place. Silencer Central is the nation’s largest suppressor dealer and we’re the only one that’s licensed to sell to customers in all 42 states where suppressors are legal to own. After almost 20 years in business, we’ve got the suppressor selection and buying process pretty well perfected.

Get ahold of us today and let us show you how easy it is to start your journey toward suppressed shooting.