Word has come to us from Willie Blair, SilencerCo’s resident impavid herald of happy news, that the Hybrid and Omega 9K silencers are now officially released. The annunciation from far-off West Valley tells us of a can for “nearly every platform” in the form of the Hybrid, and a suppressor that may well be the smallest and lightest of its kind: the Omega K9.
SilencerCo advises us the Hybrid works with pistol calibers from 9mm up to .45ACP and rifle calibers from 5.56mm to .45-70 GOV and .458 SOCOM, and of course damned near all points between. Like our favorite dancing moms it’s magnum-rated and easily capable of handling automatic fire. It can be used on pistols, rifles and submachine guns and so would conceivably function with just about any firearm to be found in the typical person’s vault (note that we do not count Burt Gummer, David Merrill or Jeremy Stafford in that description). We’re guessing it probably won’t work on anything like the Rückstoßfreie Maschinenkanone 30 but it’d be interesting to watch someone try.
SilencerCo describes performance as follows:
Sound results have come back in the low-120 dB’s on .300 BLK and remain hearing safe with .45–70 GOV. The Hybrid is rated down to 16″ barrels for .45–70 GOV and .458 SOCOM and down to 18″ barrels for all magnum calibers up to .338 Lapua Magnum. A quick-reference poster of all Hybrid accessories is available on the Hybrid product page at www.silencerco.com.
The Omega 9K, much like its larger predecessor, is described as an “exceptionally versatile suppressor [that is the] the smallest, lightest, and quietest silencer of its kind in the world.” It’s just under 5 inches long (something a few of our minions can empathize with) and can be used with pistols, .300BLK rifles and subguns alike.
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