The discussion about buying, owning and using silencers primarily revolves around overall sound reduction. As in, “how quiet can I get my pistol or rifle?” And that’s great – I’ve been known to chase a few decibels myself. However, when we discuss suppressing centerfire rifle hosts, especially those with longer barrels, extreme signature reduction can (and probably should) take a back seat to the length and weight the silencer adds at the muzzle. In that vein, Dead Air Armament is giving us an advanced look at their newest/shortest rifle silencer release: the Sandman-K.
At first glance, the 5.4″ long and 1.5″ outer diameter can may seem like a status quo for the Dead Air team, however weighing only 12.8 ounces and adding only 2.9″ past the muzzle device is a big deal for a .300WM rated silencer. The 5.56mm decibel ratings are 149 at the muzzle and 140 at the ear respectively. Not too shabby for a silencer with a flash hider-sized footprint.
The Kürz can features the same Key-Mount quick detach system found on the rest of the Sandman family as well as a full stellite baffle stack and a replaceable end cap.
Dead Air is kicking off the Sandman-K with a bonus: from now until the time the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) leaves the house or senate committees, each siliencer will be stamped with a limited run HPA serial number prefix. The MSRP will also be reduced by $250 to $699 until (if/when) the HPA gains momentum.
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