Showing up for a little quiet time in Knob Creek (17 PHOTOS)

Showing up for a little quiet time in Knob Creek (17 PHOTOS)

Knob Creek in West Point, Kentucky was a little quieter than normal this week. (Photos: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

The suppressor industry was out in force at Knob Creek on Thursday at the Third Annual American Suppressor Association Media Day and Guns.com was there.

Vendors including Thunder Beast, Daniel Defense, SilencerCo, Sig Sauer, YHM, Gemtec, Liberty Suppressors, and AAC were on hand showing off their latest and greatest, as well as a few interesting items they had around the shop. With the rapidly growing and evolving suppressor manufacturing pool a vibrant part of the Americans firearms industry, you can expect such events, like the sound moderating devices they show off, to become more commonplace.

SilencerCo brought a SIX12 Modular Shotgun out to play, complete with Salvo suppressor, which was a crowd-pleaser.

SilencerCo brought a SIX12 Modular Shotgun out to play, complete with Salvo suppressor, which was a crowd-pleaser.

SilencerCo also showed their increasing versatility with their Radius, a rail mounted rangefinder capable of ranging out to a mile on a reflective target and attaching to a Picatinny rail in any orientation

SilencerCo also showed their increasing versatility with their Radius, a rail mounted rangefinder capable of ranging out to a mile on a reflective target and attaching to a Picatinny rail in any orientation

Liberty Suppressors tapped in with several offerings...

Liberty Suppressors tapped in with several offerings…

...and you know you want a close up of that hushed-up M1911

…and you know you want a close up of that hushed-up M1911

The tactical honey badger himself, Mr. John Hollister was on site.

The tactical honey badger himself, Sig’s Mr. John Hollister was on site.

And brought a stack of Sig Sauer cans with him

And brought a bar chart of Sig Sauer cans with him

...including this interesting cut-away to show where the magic happens.

…including this interesting cut-away to show where the magic happens.

Just gonna drop this right here

Just gonna drop this right here

That stock, doe

That stock, doe

Gemtech, whose ffounder Dr. Phil Dater will be in their booth in Louisville this weekend, brought this sweet integrally suppressed 10/22

Gemtech, whose founder Dr. Phil Dater will be in their booth in Louisville this weekend, brought this sweet integrally suppressed 10/22

...As well as a few other toys

…As well as a few other toys

AAC came correct with a number of cans including one installed on this single shot .300

AAC came correct with a number of cans including one installed on this single shot .300 and will be introducing their new Blastout 51T at the NRA Show this week.

YHM's Chris Graham was on-site along with other suppressor industry insiders

YHM’s Chris Graham was on-site along with other suppressor industry insiders

Among YHMs range offerings was this Sidewinder, with a lot of fodder to keep it slithering

Among YHMs range offerings was this Sidewinder, with a lot of fodder to keep it slithering

Thunderbeast made an appearance and showed that, yes, Virginia, you can suppress .338 Laupua

Thunderbeast made an appearance and showed that, yes, Virginia, you can suppress .338 Laupua Mag

No foolin

No foolin

The event was in conjunction with the 145th National Rifle Association’s Annual Meeting and Exhibits held this year in Louisville, Kentucky starting Friday.