One of other neat toys we got to play with yesterday was this gem that Surefire brought with them. While the event was sponsored by Colt (and I’ll have a post about Colt’s newest civilian market AR, which is legal in 49 STATES up later this week) Surefire brought a pair of Ruger SR-556 rifles that had been set up with Surefire Suppressors on them. Here, one of our instructors demos the sound reduction of the can – notice he’s not wearing ear protection, and honestly neither was I when I filmed this.
The sound reduction really is impressive. I had an opportunity to put 40 rounds through this rifle doing hammers while moving, and I can absolutely say that the combination of the Surefire suppressor and the Ruger SR-556 made an absolutely recoilless rifle. It honestly had no muzzle flip. This was an absolute blast to shoot.