TFBTV’s James Reeves recently paid a visit to SureFire’s Suppressor Division along with Silencer Shop’s Tyler Walters to speak with SureFire Vice President of Suppressors and Weapons Barry Dueck and discuss Barry’s top five favorite weapons to run suppressed. You can watch the video right here:

“In this episode of TFBTV, James Reeves chats with Barry Dueck of SureFire and Tyler of Silencer Shop to discuss the five best guns to suppress, as well as some good can pairings for them,” TFBTV’s pitch states.  “They also resolve the nagging question: ‘Is it silencer or suppressor?’”

SureFire suppressor talk
(Left to right) TFBTV’s James Reeves, Silencer Shop’s Tyler Walters and SureFire Vice President of Suppressors and Weapons’ Barry Dueck talk about Barry’s favorite host weapons for suppressors.

We say, suppressor, because we view their job as so much more important than mere sound reduction, and we have the history to back it up. All suppressors will attenuate sound to some degree, but very few have a combat-proven pedigree. Compact and lightweight, SureFire SOCOM Series Fast-Attach® suppressors were selected for use on the Mk18 and M4 by U.S. Special Operations Command after placing first among all competitors in the most extensive and demanding suppressor evaluation in history. This test covered all aspects of suppressor performance, and SureFire beat every other entry. It has also received the USSOCOM official safety verification in support of fielding.

SureFire SOCOM Series Fast-Attach suppressors are used by the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marine Special Operations because they are built for combat. Our suppressors are battle-tested and proven to provide unmatched performance, durability, and reliability. In addition to providing tremendous sound attenuation, they reduce muzzle blast, provide minimal and consistent point-of-impact shift, securely attach/detach with no tools, minimize gas blowback, and effectively reduce flash with near-total elimination of first-round muzzle flash.

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About SureFire—Located in Fountain Valley, California, SureFire, LLC is the leading manufacturer of suppressors, high-performance flashlights, weapon-mounted lights, and other tactical equipment for those who go in harm’s way, or anyone who demands the ultimate in quality, innovation, and performance. SureFire illumination tools are used by more SWAT teams and elite special operations forces than any other brand. SureFire is an ISO 9001:2008-certified company. For more information on SureFire flash hiders and muzzle brakes, visit SUREFIRE.COM.