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Choosing the Best Suppressors for the Glock 19

Choosing the Best Suppressors for the Glock 19

Choosing the Best Suppressors for the Glock 19

A Roundup of the Best Suppressor for the Glock 19 – 2024

The GLOCK 19 is arguably the most famous and popular of all the GLOCK pistols. Often imitated but never duplicated, it can be found in use by civilians, law enforcement officers, and militaries throughout the world.

Because the gun is so popular and ubiquitous, it’s only logical that people would want to use a suppressor with it. We’ll cover all of that and more in this post.

What You Need to Know About the GLOCK 19

Begun by Gaston Glock in the 1980s, LOCK pistols took the world by storm. While some were hesitant to embrace the so-called “plastic pistol with no safety,” people eventually came around and their dominance is almost worldwide as we close out the first quarter of the 21st century. (And for the record, they’re not plastic and they do have a safety – multiple, actually.)

The GLOCK 19 was introduced in 1988 as a slightly smaller version of the GLOCK 17. This compact version of the striker-fired polymer pistol is chambered for the 9mm NATO cartridge and has a standard magazine capacity of 15 rounds.

Because the gun is effortless to use, easy to maintain, and affordable, it has become the gold standard worldwide against which all other striker-fired polymer pistols are judged.

Why Suppress the GLOCK 19?

Tens of millions of GLOCK 19s are in use with suppressors throughout the world, and with good reason. The gun is well-suited as a suppressor host and it performs very well with one on the end of the barrel.

Because of the gun’s popularity worldwide, it’s easy to find aftermarket threaded barrels in all kinds and configurations, as well as different kinds of suppressor height sights to maximize the shooting experience.

Beyond all of that, a suppressed GLOCK 19 is just fun to shoot. Simple as that.

Considerations for Choosing the Best Glock 19 Suppressor

Some of the most important things to consider when choosing a GLOCK 19 suppressor are decibel reduction, weight, length, recoil reduction, durability, and price. There’s no one right or wrong answer, as the need change with use.

If you’re just shooting for fun, your main concerns may simply be decibel reduction and price. As a competitive shooter, you may be more concerned by weight and recoil reduction. If, however, you’re using it professionally, you may place durability above all else.

Best OverallDead Air Wolfman9 mm9.8 oz or 14.4 oz5.13" or 7.5"$899
QuietestRugged Obsidian99 mm8.7 oz or 12.7 oz4.8" or 7.8"$820
Most AffordableYankee Hill Machine R99 mm10.7 oz5.2"$499.95
Best BANISHBANISH 45.459.6 oz or 11 oz6.7" or 8.6"$949
Best PremiumSilencerCo Omega 36M.369.8 oz or 12.5 oz4.9" or 6.85"$1,169
Most VersatileBANISH 46.4616.3 or 20.4 oz7.9" or 10"$1,249
LightestDead Air Odessa 99 mmUp to 7.4 oz2.75" to 7.75"$899

Top Suppressor Models for the GLOCK 19

There are a ton of suppressors that will work on a GLOCK 19, but we wanted to wade through the multitude of options and drill down into the top models. For each one on the list, we’ll explain why it took that spot and more. So, without further ado, here are our picks for the top suppressor models for the GLOCK 19.

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

The Wolfman takes our best overall pick because of the sound suppression, size, build quality, and price. It is a modular, multi-caliber suppressor that specializes in sub-gun, light-duty rifle, and pistol use, which means it’ll be right at home on your GLOCK 19 or a variety of other guns you may own.

Because the Wolfman is a modular suppressor, it 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 – though this is not required.

Made of 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, which is very important when it comes to adding a suppressor to a pistol like the GLOCK 19.


  • Modular configuration
  • Can use wipes for extra sound reduction
  • Durable stainless steel construction


  • 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: No
  • Price: $899

Quietest: Rugged Obsidian9 RUGGED OBSIDIAN 9 DT 1/2×28 BLK

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. 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.

Shooting the GLOCK 19 equipped with the Obsidian9 will be smooth and enjoyable thanks to the 1/2×28 non-slotted piston design that reduces blowback. Plus, the small overall diameter means you most likely won’t need suppressor height sights to use it.

The Obsidian9 features keyed baffles machined from stainless steel for ease of cleaning and reassembly, and the outer tube is made of aluminum to help keep the overall weight down.


  • Best sound suppression on the list
  • Diameter makes it compatible with most regular height sights
  • User serviceable


  • Outer tube is made of aluminum

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

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

The YHM R9 is a great choice for the budget-conscious suppressor owner with a GLOCK 19. Even after factoring in the $200 tax stamp, the R9 still costs less than any of the other suppressors on this list.

The fully-welded, tubeless design is built from stainless steel for rugged durability no matter what kind of ammo you’re running through your GLOCK 19.

As an added benefit, the YHM R9 is compatible with everything from 17HMR to 9mm in the handgun range, which means you can use it with other GLOCKs, too. Plus, you can use it with 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, which makes it an even better buy.

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


  • Very budget friendly
  • Lots of caliber versatility
  • Rugged stainless steel construction


  • 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


We have a whole slew of different suppressors in the BANISH lineup, but the BANISH 45 is our pick for the best in that series for pairing with the GLOCK 19. The BANISH 45 motto is “one suppressor, one tax stamp, many guns” and it definitely lives up to it.

The BANISH 45 handles the GLOCK 19’s 9mm cartridge with ease, and it does a fantastic job of suppressing the sound of both supersonic and subsonic 9mm ammo.

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 – and the perfect pairing with a GLOCK 19.


  • Self-serviceable for easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Lightest in its class in the short configuration
  • Full auto rated


  • Direct thread attachment only

BANISH 45 Specs:

  • Caliber: .45
  • Weight: 9.6 oz or 11 oz
  • Diameter: 1.375″
  • Length: 6.7″ or 8.6″
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread
  • Material: Titanium and Aluminum
  • User-Serviceable: Yes
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $949

Best Premium: SilencerCo Omega 36M SILENCERCO OMEGA 36M

SilencerCo really knows suppressors, and they know how to bring the best of the best to market and not skimp on anything. That’s why the SilencerCo Omega 36M is our pick for the best premium suppressor for the GLOCK 19. Made of highly durable stainless steel, you can safely use it on magnum rifles, 9mm pistols like the GLOCK 19, and even sub guns. This suppressor was designed to accommodate your caliber needs up to .338 Lapua, so that makes the Omega 36M unique.

As a modular design, you are also able to change sizes from long to short configurations as needed. The short configuration is under six inches and the long configuration is just over seven and a half inches, so that means that you can configure this suppressor to fit your specific application without having to sacrifice sound or space.

The premium aspect of this suppressor also carries over to the Omega 36M’s mounting options. Featuring a durable lock-ring, this suppressor is compatible with the Charlie mounting systems, including the ASR, direct thread, 3-lug, and piston housings.


  • Made of Cobalt, titanium, and stainless steel
  • Rated for full auto and magnum calibers
  • Lots of barrel mounting options


  • If you’re only going to use it on a GLOCK 19, there are cheaper options out there

SilencerCo Omega 36M Specs:

  • Caliber: .36
  • Weight: 9.8 oz or 12.5 oz
  • Diameter: 1.57″
  • Length: 4.9″ or 6.85″
  • Mount Type: Multi
  • Material: Cobalt, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
  • User-Serviceable: No
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $1,169

Most Versatile: BANISH 46 Banish 46 woo thread down

You might be wondering why we’re putting the BANISH 46 on here along with the BANISH 45. That’s because the 46 isn’t just “one number more,” it’s actually a lot more versatile.

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 GLOCK 19 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 – very versatile
  • Modular design fits pistols of all sizes
  • Durable titanium and Inconel construction


  • It’s quite heavy for use only on a GLOCK 19

BANISH 46 Specs:

  • Caliber: .46
  • Weight: 16.3 oz or 20.4 oz
  • Diameter: 1.73″
  • Length: 7.9″ or 10″
  • Mount Type: Direct Thread or Muzzle Brake
  • Material: Titanium and Inconel
  • User-Serviceable: Yes
  • Full-Auto Rated: Yes
  • Price: $1,249

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

The Dead Air Odessa 9 is a no-brainer for the lightest GLOCK 19 suppressor. With the ability to choose from ten different configurable lengths with the included nine baffles means that even at its longest length of 7.75″ it still only weighs 7.4 ounces – that’s still 1.3 ounces lighter than the next lightest suppressor on the list.

Due to its compact size – ranging from a tiny 2.75” to just 7.75” in its full length, you’ll barely even notice the Odessa 9 on the end of your GLOCK 19 barrel. As an added bonus, the 1.1” diameter means that you won’t need suppressor height sights when used on most pistols. This is a big plus since most people don’t run suppressed all the time.


  • Incredibly light, even in its longest configuration
  • No need for suppressor height sights
  • Tons of options, with 10 different length configurations


  • Direct thread attachment only

Dead Air Odessa 9 Specs:

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Weight: Up to 7.4 oz
  • 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

Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Suppressor for You

When picking out a suppressor for your GLOCK 19, 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.

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 GLOCK 19 you’re using it with. The laws aren’t hard to understand, and we go over all of that in another post.

Sound 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 simply because of how a suppressor works.

When added to the end of the barrel of your GLOCK 19, 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.

Felt Recoil Mitigation

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.

Size, Weight, and Length

Adding a suppressor to your GLOCK 19 is going to have an impact on the balance, maneuverability, and overall usage of the gun. None of this is a bad thing; it’s just something to consider. A suppressor’s extra weight (however slight it may be) will make the gun more nose-heavy and change how it balances and how you maneuver in certain situations with it. Additionally, you’ll be unable to put a suppressed GLOCK 19 in a holster unless you have one custom-made, so you’ll need to consider use of the gun when suppressed versus unsuppressed.

Don’t Slack on Performance – Shop Silencers Today!

Whether you were an early adopter of the GLOCK almost 40 years ago or you only recently realized why they’ve been so popular for so long, you know that they have tremendous potential and are a ton of fun to shoot. Really, the only way to improve upon a GLOCK 19 pistol is to put a suppressor on the end of the barrel.

If you’re ready to suppress your GLOCK 19, 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 GLOCK 19 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!

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