Responding to a military request for a more compact, hearing safe .45 caliber sound suppressor, SilencerCo released “K” variants of their pistol sound suppressors. Where the K suffix is likely an abbreviation of the word kurtz, or short in German. According to SilencerCo’s chief executive officer, Josh Waldron, these new models are the shortest possible hearing-safe .45 caliber suppressors made.
SilencerCo had the new compact Osprey available for press to try at the Media Day preceding the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade Show attached to a HK USP 45, a classic suppressor-host and favorite weapon of special forces worldwide.
Despite its diminutive size, the Osprey 45 K coupled with the full-sized 45 caliber Heckler & Koch pistol was not only very quiet but also pleasant to shoot. The can also didn’t add as much balance-ruining length as other designs, while still retaining good pointability.
The new iteration of the Osprey tips the scales at 8 ounces, while the Octane is slightly heavier at 9.4 ounces. Both designs are shortened by 2 inches. These new designs are further distinguished from their full-sized counterparts by a new dark grey Cerakote finish that reduces glare and visual signature when compared to traditional black anodizing. No price or shipping date have been announced yet.
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