Silencer 101 Introduction
Most buyers end up with 3 silencers – one for rimfire, one for centerfire pistols and one for centerfire rifles. The reason being, with a .22, .45 & good .30 caliber silencer one is able to suppress a whole fleet of firearms! A quality .22 rimfire silencer is capable of suppressing .22LR/WMR, .17HMR/WSM, and even the popular 5.7x28MM Five Seven round. A quality Centerfire .45 pistol silencer can suppress any pistol cartridge smaller than .45 ACP – like .40S&W, 10MM, .357SIG, .9MM, .380ACP, etc. A quality centerfire .30 cal rifle silencer is generally capable of suppressing anything smaller than .300WM like .308WIN, 7.62x51MM, 7.62x39MM, 300AAC Blackout, 5.56MM, .223Rem and many more. If, however, you shoot mostly one caliber and would like maximum suppression, you should buy a one sized for that particular caliber as this will provide you with the quietest results.