The Best Suppressors (and Shocking Language) of SHOT Show 2020

If you’re a connoisseur of “Caliber Gluttons,” “Muzzle Sluts,” beer can weight equivalencies, and “Tits,” welcome! You’re in the right place. The Mag Life’s best and brightest pull out their finest strip club etiquette to tell you all about their favorite suppressors from SHOT Show 2020 and even throw in a little political advocacy as an extra pasty, er…cherry…oh Hell, you know what I mean—on top.

Daniel Shaw and the Beer Can “Can”

Daniel Shaw starts off with his choice of the Q half-Nelson (yes, the ‘H” is supposed to be lower case). He starts off by saying it’s “a pretty slick can.” It’s 100 percent titanium, making it very light at 12.2 ounces. It “hardly even feels like there’s anything out there.”

Daniel Shaw says the Q half-Nelson is “a pretty slick can."
Daniel Shaw says the Q half-Nelson is “a pretty slick can.”

Travis Pike then starts us off the rails by saying of the 12.2 ounces, “That’s a beer.” The Mag Life Editor David Reeder assures us that this is perfectly normal, as Travis apparently measures everything in beer. Paul Carlson throws out two tallboys as a unit of measure, which David helpfully identifies as equaling an SBR. Make sure you’re getting all this, as it will likely be on a test. Somewhere. Sometime. Anyway, the half-Nelson was installed on a Q Honey Badger, which Daniel really digs a lot. To which I would add, “Who doesn’t?”

Basic specs on the Q half-Nelson

  • Caliber: 7.62
  • Length: 6.85 inches
  • Weight: 12.2 ounces
  • Diameter: 1.75 inches
  • Materials: Titanium
  • MSRP: $849.00
suppressors - Q half-Nelson Specs.
Q half-Nelson Specs.

Paul Carlson: The Only Gentleman in the Room?

Paul provides us with a businesslike description of the Odin Works Enduro with minimal comments from the Peanut Gallery. The Enduro is modular, always a plus, and handles different calibers from 5.56 to .308 to 9mm. It comes with a handy disassembly tool as well, as all modular cans should. It’s rated at an impressive 129 decibels at the ear for the .308.

Paul Carlson chose the Odin Works Enduro modular suppressor.
Paul Carlson chose the Odin Works Enduro modular suppressor.

Basic specs on the Odin Works Enduro

  • Caliber: the video graphic says “5.56 – 7.62mm” Since Paul says it’s rated for 9mm, I went to the Odin Works website and confirmed that. They give a range of .22LR
    through .338 Lapua Magnum. They are a bit vague on pistol calibers, so do your homework.
  • Length: Variable
  • Weight: The video graphic says “unknown.” The website says 19.9 ounces. Call it a beer and a half. Roughly.
  • Diameter: 1.75 inches +/-
  • Titanium and Stainless Steel
  • MSRP: $749.00

David Reeder’s Shocking Vocabulary

David starts off innocently enough, talking about SilencerCo’s Omega 36M modular suppressor. It’s set up to handle .22 Hornet to .338 Lapua Magnum and everything in between. Daniel notes “That’s a great workhorse can.” Any semblance of decorum is ruthlessly ripped from our eyes and ears here, as David refers to the Omega 36M as a ‘caliber glutton,” or a muzzle slut,” asserting that “It’ll eat all kinds of stuff.” Appalling, I know. In fact. I’ll give you a moment to reclaim your composure…

David Reeder has some colorful descriptors for the SilencerCo Omega 36M.
David Reeder has some colorful descriptors for the SilencerCo Omega 36M.

…There. Hopefully, the conversation will improve, but I can’t promise anything.

Anyhow, on to the SilencerCo Omega 36M specs

  • Caliber: .22 Hornet – .338 Lapua Magnum
  • Length: 5.1 – 7.6 Inches
  • Weight: 9.2 – 16.5 ounces. You can do the ciphering on how many beer cans that equals.
  • Diameter: 1.57 inches
  • Barrel rating: 10” for .223;16” for .308; 20” for .300 Win Mag
  • Full auto rated
  • Materials: Cobalt and Inconel
  • MSRP: $1,187.00
SilencerCo Omega 36M Specs. Suppressors at SHOT Show 2020
SilencerCo Omega 36M Specs.

David finishes up with a shout-out to the good work being done by the American Suppressor Association in their effort to enact suppressor reform. If you’re reading this, you’re likely aware that suppressors were included under the National Firearms Act of 1934 due to ignorance on the part of lawmakers (imagine that) and that suppressors have many positives which add to the enjoyment of shooting, as well as the health of the shooter and those around him or her. Not to mention cutting down on general noise pollution.

Please consider supporting the American Suppressor Association.
Please consider supporting the American Suppressor Association.

Funny how the anti-gun politicians want to emulate Europe’s gun control, but when it comes to suppressors, they aren’t so keen, given the fact that suppressors are available off the shelf in the Old Country. So, if you shoot suppressed, or want to, consider supporting the American Suppressor Association. Or, as Daniel Says, if you don’t shoot suppressed but “you just like rights,” this would be a good thing too.

Travis Pike: A “Tit” Man

Travis took a different angle with the Yankee Hill Machine integrally suppressed Turbo 5.56 upper. The Turbo features a 10.5-inch barrel with a pinned and welded suppressor, giving it an overall barrel length of 16.1 inches. In all, we’re told it’s about six beer cans long and rated for 62-grain bullets and above with a decibel rating of 134. The handguard goes almost all the way to the end, a configuration Travis informs us is called “Tits.” Apparently, it looks like…well, it doesn’t take much imagination to connect the pasties here.

Travis Pike loves the Yankee Hill Machine Turbo 5.56 integrally suppressed upper.
Travis Pike loves the Yankee Hill Machine Turbo 5.56 integrally suppressed upper.

So, this article is now officially not kid-friendly, so be careful leaving it up on your computer, or put it in the tab with the Dancing Moms. It must be noted that David lodges a protest at Travis’ terminology, as he feels the criticism of his own vocabulary is now unwarranted.

talking about suppressors, using words like tits and muzzle slut

Yankee Hill Machine Turbo 5.56 upper specs

  • Caliber: 5.56mm
  • Length: 23.5 inches or six beer cans. Supposedly.
  • Weight: 4.38 lbs.
  • Materials: 17-4ph and Inconel
  • MSRP: $1,415.00

Another important fact about the Turbo is that, even though it is a suppressed short-barreled rifle, it only requires one tax stamp from the ATF. This nice feature (if a tax stamp can be nice in any way) is due to the suppressor being pinned and welded to the barrel. As one unit, it requires one stamp, thus saving you 200 bucks from the thieving hands of the gubmint.

Yankee Hill Machine Turbo 5.56 Integrally Suppressed Upper specs.
Yankee Hill Machine Turbo 5.56 Integrally Suppressed Upper specs.

Get Involved

No, not in the morally destitute ways of our commentators, but in advocating for suppressor reform. Not only is it good etiquette at the range or for your neighbors, but it protects the hearing of shooters and hunters and those around them. David also makes the astute point that suppressors are great for bringing new shooters along. Many people don’t like the loud noise and the recoil. Well, suppressors mitigate both and make it much more enjoyable for those folks. We’ll likely add more gun owners to the ranks if it isn’t so noisy. Daniel, in a final display of crudity, likens it to spreading your butt cheeks before breaking wind. I’ll let you decide if the comparison is valid. Either way, there’s a lot of good proposed legislation out there that won’t move unless we speak up. They’re your rights. What will you do?

William "Bucky" Lawson is a self-described "typical Appalachian-American gun enthusiast". He is a military historian specializing in World War II and has written a few things, as he says, "here and there". A featured contributor for Strategy & Tactics, he likes dogs, range time, and a good cigar - preferably with an Old Fashioned that has an extra orange slice.

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