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tac-40
February 26, 2017, 13:51
I see a lot of rifles with suppressors attached at the ranges and competitions. Many, if not all have some sort of cloth cover on them. My suppressor only came with a cloth MOLLE pouch and the requisite tools for cleaning and assembly. So what is the purpose behind the covers? Keep the operator from burning himself on the hot metal? Or it it just for looks?

Similar to this:

http://2poqx8tjzgi65olp24je4x4n.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/precision-rifle-suppressor1.jpg

wheelgunner505
February 27, 2017, 02:10
They are used to reduce mirage from the heat coming off of the silencer and to protect the shooter when handling the "can" when it's hot.

John A
February 27, 2017, 07:51
^ This.

I made mine from a pot holder, 1 inch webbing and paracord. Sorry, not paying $60-$90+ for something that I can make for $6 in a few minutes.

detailed info of how I did it here:
http://mossbergowners.com/forum/index.php?threads/getting-burned-sucks.16292/

MistWolf
February 27, 2017, 17:58
The downside is, the can takes longer to cool off with the cover on

Tuhlmann
February 27, 2017, 19:03
Every Tier One operator uses those. Don't be a dingaling....put a bag over that thing!

fireplug
February 28, 2017, 12:26
The biggest reason they are used on cans,is because some cans will loosen over a period of rounds fired,so with the cover you can safely tighten a can back up and keep shooting.

Artful
February 28, 2017, 15:33
for Mirage it helps.

Help protect you - yeah - unless it melts on you - Ouch
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1399/5123568743_dca3d226e7.jpg

For being able to stay on and do mag dumps - not good.
And once they melt it's a royal pain to remove the remains.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v669/nf9648/01/IMG_0476_zps1665e7fa.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/nf9648/media/01/IMG_0476_zps1665e7fa.jpg.html)

to Tighten your hot can
- get a hot pad
I used to take one of the Orca Oven Mittens but the Silicon isn't
good for real high temps. I now use some Home Depot Welding
blanket - Carbon Fiber stuff - I think the Fiberglass welding blanket
would work just fine as well.

stimpsonjcat
March 01, 2017, 11:19
I always considered it bling.

GOVT1911
March 02, 2017, 09:35
I keep an old M60 barrel mitt (oven mitt looking thing) in my range bag to tighten/change/handle hot suppressors. I had a suppressor cover I picked up a few years ago and it ended up melting onto my suppressor after a mag dump so I ditched it. It DID make me look all Operator, though. ;)

meltblown
March 02, 2017, 09:42
I bought the one from Silencerco. I gave it to a friend. I'm going to try to make a home made one. I think they are useful. A couple of weeks ago I was pussy footing around with mine changing it from one to another while hot and didn't get it tightened. Well 1st shot I sent the $1200 can 20 yards down range. I felt like a damn fool.

W.E.G.
March 02, 2017, 11:10
http://i65.tinypic.com/2e0sktt.jpg

tac-40
March 02, 2017, 21:00
Gary, trying to go a little more tacticool, high speed, low drag. More in line with this:

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd226/Deadheadmatt/chicken.jpg

01BIRDDOG
March 06, 2017, 08:38
I bought the one from Silencerco. I gave it to a friend. I'm going to try to make a home made one. I think they are useful. A couple of weeks ago I was pussy footing around with mine changing it from one to another while hot and didn't get it tightened. Well 1st shot I sent the $1200 can 20 yards down range. I felt like a damn fool.


Every can i have at some time has started to back off even ones with ratchet lock up. So is there one that stays tight and not need constant checking? Thanks

Scott S
March 07, 2017, 22:32
Every can i have at some time has started to back off even ones with ratchet lock up. So is there one that stays tight and not need constant checking? Thanks

I've had no issues with my YHM Phantom QD cans nor the SiCo Warlock with the O-ring engagement. I pour rounds down range with no worry. On the other hand, the Omega 9K is a serious pain to keep tight. Can't get thru a single mag. I'm gonna Loctite it.