Silencers for every need and budget
No matter what kind of firearm you’re packing – a modern sporting carbine, a high powered hunting rifle, or a sleek .22 pistol – Silencer Central has you covered. Along with our state-of-the-art, true multi-caliber BANISH Suppressors, we carry a range of the best silencers out on the market today. With a silencer to fit any need or budget, poke around, and see why we’re America’s #1 silencer dealer!
Yes, pistol silencers are legal. Silencers, while regulated, actually make guns safer for everyone. They reduce the risk of hearing loss, allowing gun owners to operate without earplugs, which in turn, helps them be much more aware of their surroundings.
So yes. With the exception of 8 states (California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Hawaii), and one federal district, Washington D.C, owning suppressors is legal in the United States of America. If you want to know more about the specific regulations on silencers in your state, read our state-by-state guide on silencer ownership.
And if the process seems a little daunting, don’t worry. Silencer Central is here to help you navigate the buying process, wait time, and paperwork. We’re licensed in all 42 states where pistol silencers are legal.
We may be partial, but we think our BANISH 45 is top of the line. Its lightweight titanium body and awesome 36 dB sound reduction make it a no-brainer. It’s also one of the only silencers on the market that is adjustable and is designed to work for anywhere from a Rimfire to a .45ACP.
For a slightly less expensive option, we recommend the Ultima 45 ACP. At only $550, The Ultima 45 disassembles easily for cleaning and maintenance and is one of the lower-priced pistol suppressors on the market while maintaining a high degree of quality.
Standard-pressure 45 ACP ammo is inherently subsonic but there are versions of .45 ACP rounds that are significantly louder. It is considered to be one of the best rounds to use with a silencer because together, they’ll deliver much quieter rounds.
A .45 ACP and a 9mm blast will likely sound very similar. That said, a suppressed .45 ACP will likely be quieter than a suppressed 9mm. But this is actually a very complicated question to answer because it depends on more than ammunition. It will also depend on the gun, barrel length, silencer being used, and more uncontrollable factors like the weather and humidity.
Technically, because standard .45 ACP ammo is subsonic, it is more effectively suppressed than 9mm ammo. 9mm is actually what can be called “supersonic”, which means that it breaks the sound barrier. Supersonic bullets are generally louder because a suppressor cannot quiet the sonic “crack,” so a suppressor will probably do more for a 45 ACP than a 9mm.
That being said, it really will depend on more factors than just ammo, and the difference we’re talking about here is small. In general, it’s best to use hearing protection when shooting a gun. But both a silenced .45 ACP and silenced 9mm will be below 140 dB, the OSHA threshold for hearing damage.
This depends, like all dB levels, on the gun, suppressor, ammo, and environment. One gun will sound different depending on the context. That being said, it’s probably a toss-up between a 9mm and 45 ACP. Both are known to be two of the quietest ammo on the market.