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The Best .380 Suppressors We’ve Tested

The Best .380 Suppressors We’ve Tested

The Best .380 Suppressors We’ve Tested

Not everyone likes shooting 9mm or .45ACP all the time. We get it. Sometimes it’s fun to switch things up and shoot a caliber than falls somewhere in between the two.

Enter the .380ACP.

While not as common as they were at the turn of the 20th century, pistols chambered in .380 are still popular among concealed carriers and recreational shooters. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that people are looking for suppressors for their .380 firearms.

So, without further ado, here are our picks for the best .380 suppressors on the market right now.

Specs BANISH 45 BANISH 46 Dead Air Wolfman Ultima 9mm
Weight 9.6 oz or 11 oz 16.3 oz or 20.4 oz 9.8 oz or 11.4 oz 10.4 oz
Length 6.7″ or 8.6″ 7.9″ or 10″ 5.13″ or 7.5″ 9.5″
Finish Black GunKote Black GunKote Black Cerakote Black Anodized
Materials Titanium Titanium Stainless Steel Aluminum and Stainless Steel
Price $949 $1,249 $989 $550

Suppressor #1: BANISH 45

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.

Made of titanium for the ultimate combination of durability and weight reduction, the BANISH 45 is the lightest in its class at a mere 9.6oz in the short configuration of 6.7”. This means that you can add rock-solid performance to your .380ACP pistol without adding a ton of weight.

Because of the BANISH 45’s modular design, you can run it with eight or 12 baffles, depending on your specific needs. Ideal for 3-gun or target shooting, the BANISH 45 will help protect the hearing of the shooter and others in a shooting competition and reduce recoil for quicker second shot target acquisition.

User-serviceable from both ends, this suppressor can be easily and quickly disassembled for configuration changes and cleaning. Since it’s made of titanium, you can easily clean the baffles in a tumbler, ultrasonic cleaner, or 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.

Why We Like It:

  • User-serviceable for cleaning and maintenance
  • Multi-caliber compatibility
  • Modular configuration

The unique design of the BANISH 45 makes it the one suppressor to fit any pistol caliber gun. Simply swap out the pistons (sold separately) 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 and not just your guns chambered for .380ACP.

BANISH 45 Specs

  • Weight: 9.6 oz or 11 oz
  • Length: 6.7″ or 8.6″
  • Finish: GunKote
  • Materials: Titanium
  • MSRP: $949

Suppressor #2: BANISH 46

You might be wondering why we’re putting the BANISH 46 on here right after the BANISH 45. It’s just one number different, right? Wrong.

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 .380ACP pistols 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.

Why We Like It:

  • User-serviceable for cleaning and maintenance
  • Multi-caliber compatibility (even more than the BANISH 45)
  • Modular configuration

If you’re looking for one suppressor to use on a wide variety of firearms, the BANISH 46 is what you’re looking for. You can quickly, easily, and safely transfer this one suppressor between your semi-auto pistols in .380ACP or in 9mm and, say, a Henry X Model lever-action rifle in .45-70 and get equally awesome performance.

BANISH 46 Specs

  • Weight: 16.3 oz or 20.4 oz
  • Length: 7.9″ or 10″
  • Finish: GunKote
  • Materials: Titanium
  • MSRP: $1,249

Suppressor #3: Dead Air Wolfman

The Wolfman is the next generation in suppression. Like its Wolf-9SD predecessor, the Wolfman from Dead Air 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 any .380ACP pistols or a variety of other guns you may own.

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, which is very important when it comes to adding a suppressor to a pistol.

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.

The Wolfman ships with a 1/2×28 direct thread mount and features a wipe-compatible front cap (tool included). Wipes are user-replaceable with commonly available rubber washer sizes.

Why We Like It:

  • Compatible with wipes for extra decibel reduction
  • Good balance between weight and strength
  • Multi-caliber compatibility

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.

Dead Air Wolfman Specs

  • Weight: 9.8 oz or 14.4 oz
  • Length: 5.13″ or 7.5″
  • Finish: Cerakote
  • Materials: Stainless Steel
  • MSRP: $989

Suppressor #4: Ultima 9mm

This is the least expensive option on the list, but don’t let the price deceive you. Coastal Gun’s Ultima 9mm can is a high-quality suppressor constructed of aluminum and stainless steel. This suppressor is outfitted with Coastal Gun’s Recoil Attenuation Device (or R.A.D.) mount, meaning that it is designed so that the Ultima will function on semi-auto pistols chambered in .380ACP.

You want a suppressor to be as quiet as possible from the first shot to the last, and the Ultima was designed to do just that. It can be shot wet to assist in further reduction of first-round pop.

Ensuring that a can is properly fit to the barrel is essential for safe and effective performance. The Ultima 9mm has built-in knurling on the tube at the mounting end to help you get some extra purchase on the unit to ensure that it is attached securely.

Why We Like It:

  • Affordable, but not “cheap”
  • Can be shot wet to reduce first-round pop
  • Durable anodized finish

If money is a concern, the Ultima 9mm is the most affordable suppressor on this list, but don’t mistake “less money” for “cheap.” This is a quality suppressor that won’t break the bank.

Ultima 9mm Specs

  • Weight: 10.4 oz
  • Length: 9.5″
  • Finish: Anodized
  • Materials: Aluminum and Stainless Steel
  • MSRP: $550

Get a Suppressor For Your .380 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 who have pistols in .380ACP. Our staff has shot dozens of different models and they know what works best for these pistols. If you’re unsure which one to pick, give us a call and we can help select the right silencer for your .380ACP pistol. Get your suppressor today!

.380 Suppressor FAQs

Can I use a 9mm suppressor on a .380?

Yes, you can absolutely use a 9mm suppressor on a .380ACP firearm. There are no compatibility issues between the two calibers or diameters.

Is .380 a subsonic round?

Not all .380 cartridges are subsonic, but many are. Just look on the packaging and the listed feet-per-second (fps) and see if it’s under 1,100 fps, which is generally regarded as the average speed of sound. If it’s under that number, then yes, it’s subsonic. If not, then no, it’s supersonic.