Suppressor covers?

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  1. 11B CIB

    11B CIB IG: HandloadsAndHoldovers Staff Member Charter Life Member

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    Anyone use one?

    I need one primarily for a mirage cover but a high temp rating is a plus just in case 2-3 rounds turns to 20-30 for whatever reason.

    I was looking at the Cole Tac HTP; I like the straps versus cords and I like the material of it (and others like it) versus a Manta or Bowers type cover

    Anyone, just seeing what everyone was using and what their experiences were
     
  2. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I use an Armageddon Gear cover. I like it, it does the job. It's been long enough that I don't recall specifically why I bought this over the competition though.

    It does make a significant difference for mirage, even after just a few shots.

    https://www.armageddongear.com/Suppressor-Cover
     
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  3. draco88

    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Tagged. Imma need one soon, too
     
  4. 11B CIB

    11B CIB IG: HandloadsAndHoldovers Staff Member Charter Life Member

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    I like that...the cords aren’t as bulky like some others
     
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    Spartan01 Well-Known Member Staff Member Life Member

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    Try Rifles Only.
    The make a few different versions, depending on your needs.
    For what you are describing, @11B CIB try their "Skinny" cover.
    This is the one I use, it is good for pretty much everything except extended full auto sessions, which requires a thicker, more robust cover.
    They are currently having a sale, so get them while the getting is good.
    https://www.riflesonly.com/suppressor-covers
     
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    BurnedOutGeek Well-Known Member Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Same here. Good stuff.

    Ordered mine through @TSConver last time
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    What do you mean by Mirage cover?
     
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    B00ger Das B00G Charter Member Supporting Member

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    As a suppressed firearm is fired, the heat off the suppressor starts making a fuzzy "mirage" around itself. Like when you look down the road on a super hot day and it gets all wavy in the distance. This mirage can impact sight picture.
     
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    ...and it gets really bad using a scope.

    @HMP Think about trying to lay on an asphalt street in the middle of July (ignoring the heat against your skin) and shooting with that heat mirage rising up...then multiply that by some big number. Rifle cans reach over 1000° when shooting a decent volume of fire.
     
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    HMP Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Never noticed it, but maybe I dont shoot as much as yall or shoot enough to get it real hot (usually a few shots here and there)

    Thanks for information
     
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    jmccracken1214 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ive seen a few guys at matches with header wrap around their cans. It works for cars and bikes and super hot temps... makes sense that it would work on a can. Super easy to put on.

    I have a roll of titanium wrap left in my garage somewhere from the last harley I built. I can mail you some to use.
     
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    jmccracken1214 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This is what I have. Use metal ties or metal zip ties and they're almost unnoticeable

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    I use the RiflesOnly.com suppressor cover on my MP5SD. So far no complaints and it has stood up well to FA fire. RiflesOnly suppressor coverC.jpg
     
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    Sub-Tac makes some really nice suppressor covers. Multiple lengths and colors as well. @subtaccovers on Instagram if you want to check them out.
     
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    On a hot summer day, three quick rounds from a centerfire rifle can render a precision rig useless

    @Scsmith42 any problems with it sliding forward off the can?
     
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    How much do the rifles only covers weigh? Obviously it would depend on the length you choose, but they don't list anything on the website.

    A lot of the beefier covers on the market weigh as much as the cans.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
     
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    Yeah no way I’d run the Magpul cover
     
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    Agreed, on a hot day, I shoot about two or three rounds above 85 degree days and the mirage gets really bad. At distance, combined with environmental mirage, it makes the target down range inconsistent to get a 100% precise and consistent anchor.
     
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    I had some problems in the beginning but once I cinched it tighter it’s stayed put.
     
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    My can is pretty heavy so the cover is definitely lighter. I’ll see if I can weigh it tonight and post the info.
     
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