What is the Most Accurate Suppressor?
Accuracy is the name of the game when it comes to shooting of any kind. After all, what’s the point of pulling the trigger if you’re not going to hit what you’re aiming at, right?
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best suppressors on the market when it comes to accuracy. That in and of itself is a whole topic, so let’s briefly go over how it relates to suppressors.
Understanding Shooting Accuracy
Some gun and suppressor combinations can cause a change in accuracy when compared to shooting unsuppressed. In most cases, a shooter’s accuracy will improve when shooting suppressed. Of course, using a suppressor is not a replacement for time behind the trigger. If you don’t practice shooting (or dry firing), it doesn’t matter how much you spend on a suppressor; you’ll still be a lousy shot.
So, with some trigger time and a quality suppressor, you’ll be shooting more accurately than ever before, and this next section explains why that is.
Benefits of Using a Suppressor
There are a lot of great benefits of using a suppressor, but these are just some of the biggest ones:
- Noise Reduction
- Suppressors suppress sound; that’s their main purpose. They make your time at the range less noisy, and being able to shoot with less noise is a lot of fun. It’s also something that you can’t duplicate without a suppressor.
- Recoil Mitigation
- No one really likes recoil. If they say they do, chances are good that they’re lying. Because of a suppressor’s inherent design in the way that it dissipates escaping gases, you’ll experience less felt recoil when shooting suppressed versus shooting unsuppressed.
- 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. This is especially important if you’ve got a new shooter. Keeping them comfortable is key to getting them to be repeat range buddies.
Considerations for Choosing the Best Suppressor
Most suppressors on the market today aren’t designed to be used with just one gun in just one caliber. This is a good thing because suppressors are expensive and you don’t want to have to spend more than you have to in order to use your suppressor on a variety of different guns in different calibers.
It’s important to consider your host gun when buying a suppressor. Look at the gun’s weight, overall length, and what different ways you plan on utilizing the combo. A suppressor of one weight and length might be fine for competitive benchrest shooting, but that same suppressor might be a bit overkill on a smaller rimfire gun.
Once you’ve got a ballpark weight and length in mind, then you can consider other important things that factor into the final decision, such as mounting options, accessory compatibility, and, of course, price.
|Up to .300 RUM or 6.5mm
|SilencerCo Hybrid 46
|Up to .45-70
|BANISH 30 GOLD
|Up to .300 RUM
|YHM Resonator R2
|Up to .300 RUM
|Up to .45-70
|16.3 oz or 20.4 oz
|7.9" or 10"
Top Suppressor Models for Enhanced Accuracy
It’s important to understand that you may experience some point of impact shift when using a suppressor. This is completely normal, and with a little adjustment on your end, you’ll be shooting more accurately than ever before.
Note that we say you may experience some POI shift. It’s also possible that you may not. Either way, the thing to remember is that a suppressor should not make your accuracy any worse once you’ve got everything dialed in properly.
Without further ado, here is a detailed look at our top picks for the top suppressor models for enhanced accuracy on the market today.
Best Overall: TBAC ULTRA-9
When someone starts shopping around for a suppressor and asks the opinion of other owners what brand they should get, there’s one company that gets mentioned more than any other: Thunder Beast Arms Corp, or TBAC.
Each product in the ULTRA series from TBAC has a number with it. Usually, it’s a 5, 7, or 9, and this indicates the length of the can. In this case, we’ll be talking about the ULTRA-9, which is their full-length precision rifle suppressor.
The ULTRA-9 is a titanium, fully-welded tubeless suppressor. This means that it is not designed to be taken apart and the baffles are joined directly to one another instead of being stacked in a separate tube.
Available as either a direct thread can or with a compact brake (CB) mount, it is available in a variety of different thread patterns. The weight of the can will vary slightly depending on which kind of mount you use.
Simply put, this is a solid suppressor that is lightweight, rugged, and quiet – tests show decibel ratings of 131 dB. You can’t go wrong with the TBAC ULTRA-9.
- Made of lightweight titanium
- Choose from direct thread or compact brake mounting
- Lightweight, quiet, and durable: perfect trifecta
- TBAC products are very popular, so it might be hard to find
TBAC ULTRA-9 Specs
- Caliber: .30 or 6.5mm
- Weight: 10 oz
- Length: 9”
- Price: $1,195
Quietest: SilencerCo Hybrid 46
Tests show that the SilencerCo Hybrid 46 brings the decibel rating of the mighty .45-70 Government cartridge down to just 140 decibels and the already-quiet .300 Blackout down to just 123 decibels. With numbers like that, the Hybrid 46 is your best option for a quiet suppressor.
Made of titanium and stainless steel, the Hybrid 46 is a fully welded suppressor that is both magnum and rull-auto rated, so there’s a lot of versatility with this unit.
Included with the can is a 5/8×24 thread mount, a .46-caliber front end cap, a piston housing, a multitool, and two spanner wrenches. You can switch out to other front caps and choose from a variety of pistons for whatever you’re using.
If you’re looking for a do-it-all can that is stupid quiet, look no further than the SilencerCo Hybrid 46.
- You can color coordinate: black, white, sniper grey, and FDE
- Use it on pistols and rifles
- Priced (just) under a grand
- Not user-serviceable
SilencerCo Hybrid 46 Specs
- Caliber: Up to .45-70
- Weight: 17.3 oz
- Length: 7.8”
- Price: $999
Best Premium: BANISH 30-GOLD
If you’re going to go all out and spend the big bucks, you might as well splurge on the BANISH 30-GOLD. Now, this can is specially made for us at Silencer Central, but there’s a good reason for it taking this spot on the list.
Made of lightweight titanium, the BANISH 30-GOLD has 11 baffles in a tube that’s just barely over eight inches in length and weighs just 13 ounces. This means you’re getting a suppressor that is as light, short, and quiet as possible, and will make your range day one of the most pleasant you’ve ever had.
This QD suppressor is rated for full-auto fire and can be completely taken apart by the user for cleaning. Yeah, we know you’re not supposed to have to take a rifle suppressor apart for cleaning, but it’s nice to know that you have the option to really get in there and get it super clean if you want to.
To round out the BANISH 30-GOLD, it also comes standard with accessories that normally cost extra from other companies. Along with the suppressor, you’ll get two muzzle brakes – 1/2×28 and 5/8×24, a limited-edition gray Devour suppressor cover, BANISH suppressor pouch in black, BANISH baffle removal tool, a Silencer Central t-shirt, and a Silencer Central vinyl sticker.
- Full-auto rated
- Comes with a premium accessory package valued at more than $500
- At $1,699, it may be out of reach for some buyers
BANISH 30-GOLD Specs
- Caliber: Up to .300 RUM
- Weight: 13 oz
- Length: 8.2”
- Price: $1,699
Best Value: YHM Resonator R2
Most of us aren’t made of money. If cost is your bottom line for choosing a suppressor, then look no further than the Yankee Hill Machine Resonator R2 suppressor. It’s not the least expensive, but we think it provides the best bang for your buck. YHM created the R2 with the intent to provide shooters of all types with a quiet and cost-effective silencer. The R2 can be used on calibers ranging from .17HMR through 300 RUM.
Making things even better, YHM redesigned the Resonator that we tested, and this is the Resonator R2, which is even better than before. This suppressor uses a tubeless design made of stainless steel with an Inconel blast baffle, which means it’s also rated for full auto performance.
Compatible with other YHM mounts and QD adapters, you won’t have to buy extra accessories if you’ve already got a YHM suppressor. Plus, it’s an extremely affordable suppressor for what you’re getting.
- Recently redesigned for even better overall performance
- Fantastic sound suppression
- Great price for what you get
- Minimum barrel length requirements of 10.5” for 7.62×39
Yankee Hill Machine Resonator R2 Specs
- Caliber: Up to .300 RUM
- Weight: 16 ounces
- Length: 7.8”
- Price: $764
Best Multi-Caliber: BANISH 46
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 multiple guns.
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.
- Wide variety of caliber compatibility
- Modular design fits guns of all sizes
- Durable titanium construction
- Price may put it out of reach for some
BANISH 46 Specs
- Caliber: Up to .45-70
- Weight: 16.3 oz or 20.4 oz
- Length: 7.9″ or 10″
- Price: $1,249
Buying a Suppressor
Even though the process of going through NFA paperwork can seem daunting, it’s really not. In fact, it’s probably easier than you think it is – especially when you buy from Silencer Central!
In a nutshell, here’s how it works:
- Find out whether silencers are legal to own in your state.
- Select the suppressor that’s right for you.
- Buy your silencer and tax stamp.
- Let us handle the paperwork and submit your eForm.
- Let us help you set up a FREE NFA Gun Trust.
- Use our eZ-Pay installment plan to pay for it while you wait.
- Get your silencer shipped to your door upon approval.
Are Suppressors Legal In My State?
At the time this post was written in mid-2023, it is legal to own suppressors in 42 states. The eight prohibited states include California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. (They’re also illegal in the District of Columbia, which isn’t a state.)
Of course, there may well be other local restrictions that you need to make yourself aware of, so be sure to check for those as well.
Increase Your Chance of Hitting Your Target –Invest In a Quality Suppressor Today!
Suppressors are a significant investment both in terms of money and time. There’s nothing worse than shelling out your hard-earned cash and waiting for months to get your silencer only to discover it’s not as great as you thought it was going to be.
At Silencer Central, we will make sure that never happens to you. We’ve been selling silencers all day, every day for more than 15 years. In that amount of time, we’ve sold countless silencers to people all over the country. Our staff has shot dozens of different models and they know what works best for various situations. If you’re unsure which one to pick, give us a call and we can help select the right silencer for your needs.
Get started on your journey to quality suppressor ownership today by giving us a call!