Hey all, we here at True Shot Academy have suppressors on our mind again and want to talk about some solid 9mm suppressors. The 9mm Luger is one of the most popular handgun cartridges in history, so it is only natural that we want to suppress it.
While this is by no means an exhaustive list of the best 9mm suppressors on the market, these are some of the offerings that we have had good luck with and can recommend. Whether you’re running these suppressors on a pistol or a subgun you will be well-served by any of the options on this list. Without further ado, let’s get into it.
The term “modular suppressor” refers to a unit that is able to be configured in different lengths. Having the ability to change a unit’s length will allow an end user to optimize the suppressor for use on a variety of platforms.
It should be noted that the number of baffles in a suppressor are generally relative to the length of a suppressor. A short suppressor will have fewer baffles than a longer suppressor. This is to say that a longer suppressor will yield better suppression than a shorter suppressor. This increased performance will come with the cost of adding to the overall length and weight of the host firearm.
Some suppressors are rated for more than the caliber they are designated for. For example, a .30 caliber rifle suppressor will generally handle calibers up to .300 Winchester Magnum and accommodate smaller calibers such as 5.56x45mm NATO and .223 Remington.
Many new suppressor owners will opt to go with a “one size fits most” approach with their first unit. It should be noted that while larger caliber suppressors will suppress smaller calibers, they will not reduce sound as good as units dedicated to a specific caliber. Granted, the difference is generally going to only be a few decibels, but it is worth noting.
If own a suppressor that is rated for multiple calibers, one should consider the minimum barrel length recommended by manufacturers for each caliber. The required minimum barrel length is related to specific calibers as well as the length of the suppressor itself.
For example, some shorter suppressors that are rated for .308 Winchester are recommended to be used on a barrel that is at least 20” long. Furthermore, some of these barrel length recommendations may be accompanied by manufacturers stating that one should avoid rapid fire or use bolt action rifles to preserve the function of the unit. If these warnings are not heeded, one can damage the suppressor and potentially destroy their baffles, rendering the unit useless.
While some suppressors include hardware needed to mount them on a firearm right out of the box, some do not. One should be aware of what is or isn’t included with their suppressor. One might have to purchase a booster assembly to facilitate use on a semi-automatic handgun.
If you plan on using the suppressor on a pistol caliber carbine (PCC) you will want to make sure you have a fixed barrel adapter installed. Some compatibility exists between components and suppressors from different manufacturers. For example, HUXWRX suppressors are compatible with SilencerCo piston components.
Otter Creek Labs is most well-known for their OCM5, a modern revision of the classic AEM5 suppressor for Mk12 type rifles. The innovative company also makes a versatile 9mm suppressor that will accommodate a variety of other calibers. Beyond 9mm, the suppressor is also rated for .300 Blackout, .357 Magnum, .350 Legend, .300 HAMR, 5.56x45mm NATO, and .308 Winchester.
The suppressor is also compatible with a wide variety of mounting hardware such as HUB/ASR Bravo components and more conventional piston and 3-lug mounts. This offering from Otter Creek Labs is a versatile and high-quality suppressor that will serve an end user very.
This suppressor from Rugged is the first modular suppressor on our list, meaning it can be run in both a short or long configuration. The Obsidian 9’s ADAPT Module technology allows the suppressor to be configured in either 7.8” or 4.85” lengths, making the suppressor a welcome addition to a variety of hosts.
Since the suppressor is modular and can disassembled down to the baffles, one can effectively service this unit on the user level. This suppressor is also rated for subsonic .300 Blackout, subsonic 9×39, and .350 Legend in addition to 9mm Luger. Interestingly, the suppressor is also rated for belt fed use in pistol calibers up to 9mm.
The Wolfman from Dead Air Silencers is also modular and rated for multiple calibers beyond 9mm. With the use of a KeyMicro adapter and mount, the suppressor is carbine-ready. Dead Air states that the 5.56x45mm NATO, .300 Blackout, 7.62×39, .350 Legend, and .357 Magnum. In the long configuration, the unit measures at 7.5” while it measures at 5.13” in the short configuration.
The Wolfman also features the ability to swap front caps and run wipes to further optimize the suppressor for an end user’s usage. This suppressor is compatible with a wide variety of mounting options from Dead Air to ensure it can be mounted on a multitude of firearms.
This is the updated version of SilencerCo’s iconic Osprey, one of the most recognizable suppressors in recent years due to its unique appearance and its use in movies. The Osprey features a unique indexing system which consists of a button at the bottom of the suppressor which is utilized to help index and “square up” the suppressor to its host. The unique shape of the suppressor allows end users to utilize most standard height sights on handguns.
Typically, the diameter of a suppressor will occlude the sight picture of standard sights, often making elevated sighting solutions such as suppressor sights or red dots necessary to maintain a sight picture. Granted, one can get used to the sight picture of standard height sights being blocked by a suppressor and shoot “through” it with practice. SilencerCo states that the Osprey 9 is rated for 9mm Luger and subsonic .300 Blackout. This updated Osprey will serve you well and provide excellent suppression.
The suppressor manufacturer formerly known as OSS, HUXWRX is a well-known producer of flow-through suppressors. While most associate the brand with their rifle offerings, HUXWRX also produces reliable pistol suppressors such as the RAD 9. Like their rifle suppressors, the RAD 9 utilizes flow-though baffles which direct gasses downrange and away from the operator. The RAD 9 is also a modular can which can be run in a long and short configuration.
The long configuration of the RAD 9 measures at 7.7” while measuring 5.15” in its short form. As a modular suppressor, the unit is also serviceable on the user level, allowing an end user to easily clean and maintain their suppressor.
In addition to 9mm, HUXWRX states that the RAD 9 is also rated for .22 Long Rifle, .17 HMR, 5.7x28mm, subsonic .300 Blackout loads, and .350 Legend. This suppressor is a versatile and solid choice for anyone wishing to get into a high-quality and serviceable unit.
Again, this is not a comprehensive list of all the 9mm suppressors on the market. While the options on this list will serve you well and have good reputations, there are other high quality 9mm suppressors on the market that are worth considering. Some of the companies on this list even offer multiple 9mm suppressors which have different features and aspects.
As always, one should consider their use cases and particular firearms when purchasing a suppressor. One should take extra care when purchasing a suppressor as the process is lengthy and quite different from buying a firearm or other accessory. Basically, you want to make the most informed choice possible and get it right the first time.
Regardless of the caliber you shoot, we here at True Shot have you covered and are here to supply you with ammunition and information to help you on your shooting journey. We also sell subsonic 9mm Luger ammunition which is conducive to suppressor use.
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