/k/, a local shop near me made too many 308 suppressors, and is selling them for near cost (or so they say)
They are full size, stainless steel suppressors. I'm tempted, and they seem very well made. Price is $399 (plus $200 tax stamp)
Should I buy one?
These guys normally do barrel threading. It's what they are known for, and they are backed up 4 months if you want a rifle threaded. So, their rifle threading seems to be loved by the community, I'm betting that their cans aren't half bad.
I already have a liberty mystic x and a YHM 7.62 titanium phantom on the way.
I'm figuring that the titanium isn't as durable or good with heat, so I'll save the YHM for my bolt guns (22-250, .240 weatherby, .270), and this no-name cheaper stainless steel one for high-volume 5.56 and 7.62x39
What the hell, America? I have never seen a suppressor that was over 450 and top tier .30cal cans, I'm talking world-class shit like AU, B&T, Jaki etc., sell for 200-300€.
Why is it so expensive in America? I get that you have the tax stamp but why the fuck are suppressors so expensive there?
Also, unrelated question. Forgive me, I'm not nogunz, just new.
This is a suppressor that I bought:
It is a .30 cal can. Will it fit 308? I'm noticing that 308 is slightly bigger than 7.62.
Yup, that's America. Our guns are cheap, but everyone thinks that silencers are the devil, and that the mafia will whack everyone if legalized.
Once you own it you own it. The can is yours. (Of course if you purchase through a trust or non-profit there are other hassles)
The suppressor may need maintenance.
I've seen MP-5 suppressors returned that were more than 2x original weight. Caked with powder, lead, etc. The suppressor was little more than a barrel extension / muzzle weight. :-)
So, getting a one-off may be a hassle down the road.
I know of manufacturers that will replace the baffle stack. Had a couple of my cans updated by a certain vendor. Great service!
it is now a requirement to notify the CLEO, no need to get their signature.
if you got the money to buy one why the fuck not? put it on an sbr 300 blk or the 300 blk ruger american compact, maybe an ar-10 or any other small handy 308. Use it as a truck can for a truck gun.
Because suppressors are an NFA restricted item that takes for fucking ever to get approved, which drives down demand. On the plus side, since it's a highly competitive market for the few manufacturers, the ones that are being built are highly innovative compared to what you're probably used to seeing.