Firearms | Silencers 101
The Best 9mm Suppressors of 2024

The Best 9mm Suppressors of 2024

The Best 9mm Suppressors of 2024

The 9mm is the most popular pistol cartridge going, and there are more options for pistols with threaded barrels available in 9mm as well. It makes sense then, that the 9mm is the most popular non-rimfire pistol to be suppressed. There are also quite a few rifles chambered for the 9mm. These work well for suppressors, too. There are several solid options for the best 9mm suppressor for you, and most depend upon your setup and what you want from your suppressor. 

The best 9mm suppressor is a topic that has led to a lot of heated debate. Not only because 9mm suppressors are in common use, but also because there is no one objective criteria for what is the best 9mm suppressor. Some people value price point, others favor extremes in performance, while others still have a long laundry list of features they consider important.

Picking the best 9mm suppressor

There are three main criteria most people use when choosing the best 9mm suppressor. How much is it, how compact is it, and how quiet is it?

CategoryNameCaliberWeightLengthPrice
Editor's PickBanish 45.459.6 - 11 oz.6.7 - 8.6 in.$949
Most CompactYHM R9Multiple10.7 oz.5.2 in.$579.95
LatestFN Rush 9Ti9mm10.8 oz.7.3 in.$848
Budget PickCoastal Ultima 45.4510.4 oz.9.5 in.$550

Of these three variables, two are pretty rigid. We can categorically state the cost of a given suppressor or the overall dimensions of a 9mm suppressor. Choosing a handgun suppressor based on how quiet it is, though, can be problematic, and that’s something we will touch on in a minute. Suffice it to say, what may be the single most important factor other than price is the one that is hardest to pin down.

Editor’s Pick – BANISH 45

Call us biased, but when we set out to design a pistol-caliber suppressor, we opted to go for an all-in-one design and came up with the Banish 45. We feel it is the best for the money, simply because it has all the elements you’d look for in a premium can, and it adds the versatility of working with all major pistol calibers, including 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and 10mm. You can also use this can on select rifle calibers, too.

Many 9mm suppressors are pretty much caliber specific. They handle 9×19mm and little else that isn’t around that same size/power range. Sometimes you can sneak .300 Blackout in, and of course, if you want to suppress that .32 or .380 gun, or your .22, your average purpose-built 9mm will work just fine.

But if you want a true universal handgun suppressor that is compatible with a wide range of caliber AND costs less than a thousand bucks, then you need a Banish 45.

The Banish 45 is made of titanium. That means it is lighter, stronger, more durable, and quieter than a silencer that uses stainless steel. It’s also modular and user-serviceable. That means you can make it longer or shorter based on your needs. And more importantly, it is multi-caliber rated! That means no matter if you are shooting a thundering 10mm, or popping off a little .22, the Banish 45 can be quickly configured for your gun, your caliber, and your setup – even .300 Blackout.

Advantages:

  • Fully modular and user-serviceable
  • A true multi-caliber suppressor
  • User-configurable in size

Disadvantages:

  • There are cheaper silencers out there

Specs:

  • Caliber: rimfire through .45
  • Weight: 9.6 or 11 oz.
  • Length: 6.7 or 8.6 in.
  • Sound reduction: up to 36 dB
  • Price: $949

MOST COMPACT – YHM R9

While there are other 9mm suppressors that can be made shorter due to being modular, we opted to include the YHM R9 as the most compact because it only comes in one length – 5.2 inches. That’s not big at all. And yet, as they say, good things come in small packages, the R9 is pretty sweet.

For starters, it is way more versatile than just 9mm. 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.

If you  like to run high volumes of ammo through your handguns, SBRs, and subguns, then the R9 is exactly what you need. It’s 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.

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

Advantages:

  • The shortest 9mm silencer on the market
  • Works on all types of firearms and calibers

Disadvantages:

  • Heavier than some

Specs:

  • Caliber: 9mm, some rifle calibers up to .30
  • Weight: 10.7 oz.
  • Length: 5.2 in.
  • Price: $579.95

Latest – FN RUSH 9 Ti

FN is one of those companies that, when you see the brand name, you know the product is going to be good. There’s good reason behind that, as FN handles most of the world’s police and military firearms needs, as well as holding several big-name brands that are known for quality – Browning and Winchester, to name a couple. Their pistols are amazing, and when we started carrying their new suppressors, we were immediately impressed.

The latest thing in 9mm suppressors is the Rush 9 Ti. This is a lightweight, easy-to-clean suppressor that is just flat-out cool.

With FN’s advanced booster assembly, mounting the FN Rush 9Ti to any pistol barrel that is threaded ½” x 28 is easy and fast. It has a tight piston gas seal that contains the carbon fouling in the baffle core. This gives you smooth shooting without heavy blowback and stoppages that can be common with some suppressors.

The FN Rush 9Ti has a great strength to weight ratio, thanks to the titanium construction. At just 10.8 oz., this light, easy-to-maintain design breaks down quickly for cleaning, too.  FN feels so strong about this silencer that they gave it a limited lifetime warranty.

Advantages:

  • Extremely quiet
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean

Disadvantages:

  • Not user configurable

Specs:

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Weight: 10.8 oz.
  • Length: 7.3 in.
  • Price: $848 (Available in black and FDE)

Budget Pick – Coastal Ultima 45ACP

One of the things we looked at for 9mm suppressors is cost, and we wanted to see what our lowest-cost option was. It’s the Ultima 45 from Coastal. What is cool about this suppressor is that even though it comes in at a low, $550 price, it is still a quality suppressor that you’d be proud to own.

The Ultima  suppressor is constructed of aircraft-grade Aluminum and Stainless Steel. This helps bring the price down, but also makes for a very durable and sturdy suppressor. It uses Coastal’s Recoil Attenuation Device mount (R.A.D.). The R.A.D. is designed so the Ultima will function on semi auto pistols and be easy to mount.

The Ultima suppressor can be shot wet or dry and has a very high reduction with first round pop.  It is not sealed so you can disassemble it for cleaning. The finish is anodized matte black and looks great.

Advantages:

  • Lowest cost 9mm suppressor
  • User serviceable

Disadvantages:

  • Heavier and longer than some

Specs:

  • Caliber: .45
  • Weight: 10.4 oz.
  • Length: 9.5 in.
  • Price: $550

What to look for in a 9mm suppressor

There are many factors that go into play when you pick a 9mm suppressor, but there are two in particular that seem to stand out – Weight and length.

Weight

Obviously you don’t want a hefty suppressor tacked onto the front of your pistol. There are some 9mm options that can fit a Nine, but in all honesty, we wouldn’t recommend them as a stand-alone 9mm suppressor simply because they are really for something bigger – such as a large-caliber rifle. If you want a dedicated 9mm suppressor, look for something that is light enough to not interfere much with your pistol’s balance when you hold it.

Length

This notion goes hand-in-hand with the weight factor. You really don’t want to have a long, heavy suppressor on your pistol if you’re not able to shoot it as you’d like. On our list, the longest is a 9.5 inch model, but it has reasonable weight to go along with it. Still if you want short and light, you’re going to spend more, but you may wind up much happier with the result.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE 9MM SUPPRESSOR?

We won’t lie. Our absolute favorite 9mm suppressor is the Banish 45. Why? Because we designed it to be that way! We’d love to sell you a suppressor for every handgun caliber you own and your .300 Blackout to boot. We made as close to a universal handgun and .300 Blackout silencer as is possible so you only need one.

But what we love may not be what you love. That’s why as the nation’s largest silencer dealer with locations in all 42 silencer legal states, we stock a wide variety of the best 9mm (and rifle, and shotgun) suppressors on the market. Our expert staff is here to help you choose the best suppressor for your needs. We maintain an in-house lab for testing silencers in real-world conditions, and we are happy to share our data with you.

Get started today

After you’ve taken a look at our selection, send us an email or give us a call, and we’ll be happy to help you choose your next silencer. And don’t forget, Silencer Central is the only silencer dealer who can conduct your entire purchase without leaving your home.

That’s right! You don’t have to leave your home to buy and receive your silencer. We’ll even send you fully prepared registration paperwork and a free NFA gun trust with your purchase. And when the ATF gets around to approving your registration, we mail the completed paperwork and silencer straight to your door. How cool is that? So, tell us what your favorite 9mm silencer is, and let’s get your paperwork started!