Rob Pincus is on the range firing a POF-USA .308 Revolution rifle but not wearing hearing protection, because a Stealth Project Suppressor is attached to the rifle. Let’s learn more about this unique suppressor design.
The suppressor Rob is using is a .30-caliber suppressor, which means it will work on a .308, 7.62x39mm, 6.5 Creedmoor, and other .30-caliberish rounds. Stealth Project also makes an adapter so that this suppressor can be put onto a traditional 5.56mm or .223 AR and really not lose much. Because of the adapter, you might gain 1 decibel of sound, which is significant in terms of what you will hear, but it doesn’t change the fact that this is hearing safe, nor does it dramatically reduce the capabilities of this suppressor.
The Stealth Project suppressor has a design that’s unique among rifle suppressors in that it vents the gases forward behind the bullet. That means the rifle will not get as dirty and the shooter won’t have as much blowback as with one of the traditional rifle suppressors. This is a very big difference with a gas gun (not so much with the POF Revolution due to its design). The gases that come back into the shooter’s face make shooting less comfortable, and make the gun harder to keep clean in a lot of designs.
Shooters like to use rifle suppressors as one of their self-defense tools because they don’t need to use hearing protection, but being blasted in the face by hot gases is a downside of shooting a suppressor-equipped rifle. The Stealth Project suppressor solves this problem.
Rob plans to continue shooting rifles equipped with Stealth Project suppressors for rifle training, practice, and PDN videos, so look for more on this “best of both worlds” rifle suppressor soon.