Suppressor letdown

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  1. MostWanted

    MostWanted I used to be JustInCase

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    I bought a SilencerCo Hybrid 46 from Fuquay Gun on December 6 and got the call to pick it up July 3, 6.5 months. This was my first suppressor so I excitedly ran down there this afternoon to collect. Since this was my first suppressor, I had a lot of questions about the adapters and threaded barrels. I brought my G19 and Sig M400. Things are pretty crazy down there, the shelves are nearly bare and it was a Sunday, so I guess I should have come at a different time. The line was out the door, I had to wait for my turn.

    They had the SilencerCo muzzle brake with 1/2 - 28 threads and they put it on the M400. But they didn't have the part I needed to attach the Hybrid to the M400. They looked it up and told me what I needed. I got home and couldn't find the paper, but I remember he said that the important thing was that it was the "bravo" one. They sold me a threaded barrel for the G19, and I thought I'd be able to screw the Hybrid onto the G19, and when I got home I discovered I couldn't.

    I know, I'm a newbie to this world. But could someone point me to the parts I need to use this suppressor?
     
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    TSConver Active Member Supporting Member Vendor

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    What parts do you have. For a handgun you need a piston and a spring. The piston adapts the can to the barrel.
     
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    BigWaylon Head philatelist Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I think it comes with the piston booster assembly, but not the piston itself. Do you have a piece that screws into it and has a big spring inside?

    If the G19 bareel is threaded 1/2-28, you need a 1/2-28 piston. If they sold you a metric threaded barrel, you probably need a M13.5x1LH piston.
     
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    BigWaylon Head philatelist Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    You should have this:

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    And you need to add this:

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    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    BigWaylon Head philatelist Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    SiCo’s site wasn’t working well on my phone...but CA’s site include this:

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    MostWanted I used to be JustInCase

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    I watched the video above, and still had questions. So I went back, and today FG&G had someone more knowledgeable. I bought the piston assembly for the G19, 1/2 - 28, which is the same as several of my other pistols like the M17. But they were out of the AC824 ASR Bravo mount that I'd use to quick disconnect the M400. I also learned that SilencerCo doesn't make a QD muzzle brake for my Sig MPX. I had a choice of using a direct thread mount ($110) or a fixed barrel spacer ($50). That was a disappointment, now I have a QD mount that only fits one rifle (at least until I buy QD brakes for my other rifles). FG&G was out of all three of these parts and the suppliers are showing out of stock. So I guess I'll be waiting even longer before I have a suppressor on my MPX or M400, but at least I can put it on my G19.

    I guess the idea of one suppressor that fits most of my guns and has a QD mount looks good on paper, but in reality, you wind up having to swap out adapters (potentially on a hot suppressor) all the time anyway. I think maybe I understand why many of you have so many suppressors.

    I wanted to add that I appreciate all the answers I got here. I guess getting a hybrid that mounts to anything complicates the equation.
     
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    BigWaylon Head philatelist Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Yeah, the jack-of-all-trades silencer is much better on paper. :D

    You could dedicate that one to rifles and buy a pistol can at some point.
     
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    You can use a thread adapter for the MPX. 13.5x1 LH to 1/2x28 RH Thread Adapter. https://hughesprecision.com/
    PM sent for the ASR mount in stock online.
     
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  11. draco88

    draco88 Dang it, Bobby Benefactor Charter Life Member Supporting Member

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    Thats the evolution I went through.
    My Optimus no longer goes on a pistol at all and just bounces between rifles. It does a great job in that context while I have a 9mm can dedicated to my Scorpion and another that swaps between pistols.
     
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    kcult Alcohol fueled dumbass Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I learned quite a bit about suppressors and mounts and pistons.... when I thought I was going to mount my Odessa 9 on my MP5 clone.

    Long story short, it didn't, but my Rev9 did. What a task!
     
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    Just play the game I do. Always keep one in the system and then you have 8-9 months to find/build a host for it.
     
  14. shadowsbane

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    Yeah silencerco doesn't like to give stuff out for their products to you know actually use them.

    Hybrid is a decent can though, but what you trade for versatility you make up for it in ease of use
     
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    Toss it on a threaded beretta 92 until you get a booster to use with your glock.
     
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    You had 6.5 months to research exactly what you would need for each setup...
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    My Ole Pard Snooky Horne used to say "Universal fit means it don't fit a Damn thing!"
     
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    MadMardigan Antagonist

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    My Optimus will be dedicated to 3 lug, now using the Nomad for rifles.
     
  20. MKM

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    Bought the Hybrid and now waiting. Wanted to verify it came with the bravo piston mount or not? Sco website doesn't say. Wanted to get it ordered if it didnt.

    Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
     
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    Question for all the suppressor owners here. Is the first shot out of the can louder than the succeeding shots?
     
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    Yes.
     
  23. BigWaylon

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    Depends on host, ammo, silencer, etc...

    FRP is the term, First Round Pop. It’s due to the high level of oxygen inside the can. Lots of ways to reduce/eliminate it...starting with the design of the baffles.
     
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    jimmyjames8 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    So there are cans that do a (much) better job of eliminating FRP than others?
     
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    BigWaylon Head philatelist Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Yes. Monocores are worse than cones. Most people think about FRP with rimfire fans. But there’s the same issue with pistol and rifle...just not many monocore non-rimfire cans. But my Ospreys have it worse than my Octanes.

    A little squirt of wire pulling gel in the blast chamber will greatly reduce it.

     
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    You can hear (and see) it here:

    The first suppressed shot after 5 rounds unsuppressed...

     
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    Mine came with a 5/8 direct thread adapter and the piston mounting assembly and spring. No pistons and only the 46cal endcap
     
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    Thanks

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