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Your Guide To the Best Suppressors for the Ruger PC Carbine 9mm – 2024

Your Guide To the Best Suppressors for the Ruger PC Carbine 9mm – 2024

Your Guide To the Best Suppressors for the Ruger PC Carbine 9mm – 2024

Pistol caliber carbines like the Ruger PC Carbine are very popular. They give shooters the best of both worlds: the ability to have greater precision and adaptability over using a pistol while still shooting a pistol caliber that’s got magazine and caliber compatibility with a preferred pistol platform.

Because pistol caliber carbines (PCCs) are smaller than rifles, their smaller footprint makes them a popular host for a suppressor. Of course, there are myriad options to choose from, and picking the right one can be a challenge. The goal for this post is to make that decision easier for you.
Here’s what we’re going to cover:

Suppressing the Ruger PC Carbine 9mm

Since this firearm is a carbine and not a pistol even though it’s chambered in 9mm, it has a barrel that’s just over 16″ in overall length. This means that you’re going to get optimal performance from the 9mm ammo that you’re shooting when compared to a firearm with a much shorter pistol-length barrel.

If you’re a competitive shooter or perhaps you’re using this firearm for home defense, that extra edge in performance can make all the difference.


Of course, no matter how you’re using the PC Carbine, it’s still loud. Adding a suppressor will instantly quiet things down. This is a huge plus in a variety of settings. Competitive shooters practice and shoot a lot. Use of a suppressor helps protect their hearing during an all-day range session without making their ears uncomfortable.

Firearms used in home defense situations are often deployed quickly and without the time to grab hearing protection. The Ruger PC Carbine is a great choice for home defense, and having a suppressor already mounted to the end of the barrel is going to protect your hearing while you protect your home and family.

Potential Drawbacks

For all the benefits of using a suppressor, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t any drawbacks.

Since the PC Carbine has a full-length barrel, adding a suppressor is going to make it even longer, and that extra length could be cumbersome in some situations if you’re having to clear tight quarters in your house during a home defense situation.

As a competitive shooter, the addition of a suppressor can cause some POI shift due to a change in barrel harmonics. This means that you may have to take some extra practice shots to ensure you’re hitting dead on both when shooting suppressed and unsuppressed.

Drawbacks aside, those things are minimal and easy to overcome. All of the benefits of shooting suppressed far outweigh any of the drawbacks.

Considerations for Choosing the Best Suppressor

There are a ton of suppressors to choose from on the market right now, and we looked at a variety of different factors to put together this list and make sure that the right ones made the cut. We looked at things like price, caliber compatibility, overall design, build materials, weight, length, and more.

Best OverallDead Air Wolfman9mm9.8 oz or 14.4 oz5.13" or 7.5"$899
Most AffordableYankee Hill Machine R99mm10.7 oz5.2"$579.95
Best BANISHBANISH 45.459.6 oz or 11 oz6.7" or 8.6"$949
Most VersatileSilencerCo Omega 36M.3609.8 oz or 12.5 oz4.90" or 6.85"$1,169
Lightest Dead Air Odessa 99mm7.4 oz2.75" to 7.75"$899

Top Suppressor Models for the Ruger PC Carbine 9mm

With all of the considerations mentioned above in the previous section still fresh in mind, here are our top suppressor models for the Ruger PC Carbine in a variety of categories.

Best Overall: Dead Air Wolfman Dead Air - Wolfman 9 DT .5 x 28 Black

The Wolfman from Dead Air is a modular, multi-caliber suppressor that specializes in sub-gun, light-duty rifle, and pistol use. Because of the range in terms of modularity, caliber compatibility, firearm compatibility, and build quality, it’s easy to see why the Wolfman takes our top spot.

Made of fully welded 17-4 PH stainless steel, this provides ultimate levels of strength and durability while still keeping the suppressor as light as possible. It’s the perfect balance of toughness and lightweight. The Wolfman is designed for maximum muzzle suppression while also maximizing at-ear performance for the shooter by utilizing a large internal volume and generous blast chamber.

Because of its modularity, the Wolfman provides ultimate sound suppression in its full-length configuration while still providing exceptional performance when set up in the short configuration. As an added bonus, the front cap can contain a user-provided rubber wipe that can drop sound suppression levels even further.

With a Dead Air Wolfman on the end of your Ruger PC Carbine, you’ll be ready to tackle whatever task you want and do it quietly and confidently.


  • Fully welded stainless steel construction is very durable
  • Large internal volume and blast chamber provide great sound reduction
  • Optional use of rubber wipes makes it even quieter


  • 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

Most Affordable: Yankee Hill Machine R9 YHM R9 suppressor product image

Just because something is affordable doesn’t mean that it’s cheap. Don’t mistake the two with the Yankee Hill Machine R9. Even after you factor in the $200 tax stamp, this suppressor still costs $120 less than the next least expensive suppressor on this list – before you add the stamp!

If you’re the kind of shooter who likes to run high volume quantities of ammo through handguns, SBRs, subguns, or pistol caliber carbines like the Ruger PC Carbine, then the R9 is exactly what you need. It’s even rated for limited full-auto fire, so go ahead and send it! The fully-welded, tubeless design is built from stainless steel for rugged durability no matter what caliber you’re using.

Speaking of calibers, the YHM R9 is compatible with everything from 17HMR to 9mm in the handgun range, plus rifle calibers such as 5.56 NATO, .300BLK, .350 Legend, 6.5 Grendel, and .308 Winchester. Simply put, there’s very little that you can’t do with this suppressor.

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


  • Amazing quality and performance for the price
  • Welded tubeless design is really durable
  • Lots of caliber compatibility beyond 9mm


  • Not user-serviceable

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


The BANISH 45 is a modular silencer specifically designed for handguns and pistol caliber carbines in calibers ranging from .45 ACP down to rimfire. Testing shows the BANISH 45 suppresses a 9mm pistol by 36 decibels – far more sound reduction than the competition. That’s why even though we have a ton of options in the BANISH lineup, this one takes the top spot for the best BANISH when paired with the Ruger PC Carbine.

User-serviceable from both ends, this suppressor can be easily and quickly disassembled for configuration changes and cleaning. You can easily clean the baffles by hand with a brush and your favorite solvent. Reassembly is just as easy, thanks to the keyed and indexed baffles. This guarantees that each one will be lined up perfectly for optimum performance.

The unique design of the BANISH 45 makes it the one suppressor to fit any pistol caliber gun. Simply swap out the pistons and you can attach this suppressor to any multitude of pistols or pistol caliber carbines in your collection. Silencers are a significant investment, so it’s a huge plus to be able to use one can on multiple different firearms.


  • Compatible with all of the common pistol calibers
  • Titanium construction makes it solid yet lightweight
  • Completely user-serviceable from both ends


  • If you need other pistons, they’re sold separately

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

Most Versatile: SilencerCo Omega 36M SILENCERCO OMEGA 36M

For the shooter who wants modular capabilities and multi-caliber compatibility without needing to accommodate big bore rifles, the SilencerCo Omega 36M fits the bill perfectly and easily slides into our spot for versatility on this list.

Offering multiple configurations for length, weight, and mounting options, the Omega 36M has 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.

With the front section removed, the Omega 36M short configuration measures 4.90” and weighs just 9.8 ounces. The long configuration is 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.

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


  • Modular, multi-caliber design without having to be huge in size
  • Rated for full-auto fire even in the short configuration
  • Tons of accessory mounting options


  • The sheer amount of mounting options could become confusing

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

Lightest: Dead Air Odessa 9 Dead Air's Odessa 9 product image

Due to its compact size – ranging from a tiny 2.75” to just 7.75” and weighing just 7.4 ounces in its full length – you’ll barely even notice the Odessa 9 on the end of your barrel. That’s also why the Odessa 9 takes the spot as the lightest on our list: even at its full length, it still weighs less than all the others at their shortest by more than 2 ounces!

You can run this suppressor on the end of your Ruger PC Carbine’s 16″ barrel and you really won’t even feel that its on there. Break it down into one of the shorter configurations, and the weight practically disappears. This is important when dealing with a pistol caliber carbine because keeping the overall weight down is a big factor in why people choose them in the first place.


  • Lightest on the list by more than 2 ounces
  • Ten different configurable lengths
  • Great decibel level reduction performance


  • Not rated for full-auto

Dead Air Odessa 9 Specs:

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Weight: 7.4 oz (full length)
  • Diameter: 1.1″
  • Length: 2.75″ to 7.75″
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • User-Serviceable: Yes
  • Full-Auto Rated: No
  • Price: $899

Is It Legal to Suppress the Ruger PC Carbine 9mm?

Yes, it’s legal to put a suppressor on your Ruger PC Carbine. In fact, suppressors are legal in 42 of the 50 states, so the chances are good that you live in a place where they’re legal to own and use. That said, there may be some local restrictions, too, so it’s important that you consult all Federal, state, and local regulations before buying a suppressor.

Buying a Suppressor

We’ve got an entire blog post that goes into great detail about how to buy a suppressor for your Ruger PC Carbine – and any other kind of suppressor, for that matter.

Instead of repeating all of that info, here’s the TL;DR version of what it’s like to buy a suppressor from Silencer Central:

  • Find out whether silencers are legal to own in your state. As of right now suppressors are legal to own in 42 of the 50 states.
  • Select the suppressor that’s right for you and your Ruger PC Carbine, whether it’s one of the ones on this list or another one that you like better.
  • Buy your silencer and tax stamp together from us. Remember: you have to have a tax stamp for each and every suppressor you buy.
  • Let us gather all of the necessary information, handle all of the paperwork, and submit your eForm for you.
  • Let us help you set up a FREE NFA Gun Trust for easy management of your suppressors.
  • Use our eZ-Pay program with no-interest payments to break up your purchase price into installments that you can make while you wait for approval from the ATF.

Get your silencer shipped right to your door upon approval – no need to drive to a gun shop and pick it up.

Take a Step Towards Sharp Shooter – Shop Silencers Today!

Make 2024 the year of the suppressor and buy one for your Ruger PC Carbine today! At Silencer Central, we are passionate about every aspect of firearm sound suppression. With more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, we are the nation’s largest silencer dealer, and we’re licensed in all 42 suppressor-legal states. This allows us to sell, process, and ship your new suppressor directly to your front door.

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