Suppressed Ruger SR-556

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.


  1. Cool camera placement: I kept waiting for one of the empties to bounce off of the lens!

  2. What kind of ammo was used? Was it staying subsonic? I’m not hearing the crack where the ammo breaks the sound barrier. I’ve got a S&W AR 15 with AAC 7-62 suppressor and the muzzle blast sounds much lower on your video. The problem is that it is also difficult to tell how much noise suppression your mic is providing. I cannot imagine that there would be more than a 10% difference between suppressors – but perhaps I’m wrong.

  3. What model Surefire was used, I own a SR556 and I am also in the market for a Suppressor. I have looked at the FA556AR.

    Just trying to gather info for my purchase.


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