YHM introduces new .30-caliber suppressor ‘The Resonator’

Kevin Graham, seen here showing off The Resonator at SHOT Show 2018, co-owns Yankee Hill Machine Company with his brother, Chris. They're the third generation to run YHM. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

Kevin Graham, seen here showing off The Resonator at SHOT Show 2018, co-owns Yankee Hill Machine Company with his brother, Chris. They’re the third generation to run YHM. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

Massachusetts-based gun maker Yankee Hill Machine Company released a new .30-caliber suppressor rated for a variety of cartridges at last week’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

YHM co-owner Kevin Graham called the new Resonator silencer the “big brother” to last year’s new release, the Turbo, which was designed for rifles chambered for standard military 5.56 rounds.

“It’s an easier sell for the customer to be able to buy one suppressor and cover a large variety of firearms rather than be stuck with say a dedicated 5.56 suppressor than you can only run on your 5.56,” he said, adding the Resonator can handle .300 Remington Ultra Mag down to .17 HMR.

The Resonator has a stainless steel construction, fits standard threaded barrels for the size, measures in at eight-inches long and weighs 16 ounces. Suggested retail prices comes in at $630.

The business end of The Resonator suppressor, which is rated for .300 Remington Ultra Mag down to .17 HMR, on display at SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

The business end of The Resonator suppressor, which is rated for .300 Remington Ultra Mag down to .17 HMR, on display at SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)

Graham explained that, besides the manufacturing process, the price tag comes in based on market conditions. “We know how much money we’re essentially trying to make profit-wise, so when we crunch all the numbers we more or less say this is our minimum selling price to our distributors and then from there we work the rest of our pricing structures,” he said.

The Resonator was released on Jan. 23 and is available through participating dealers, according to the company’s website.

Graham, alongside his brother, is the third generation to run YHM. The 65-year old company just recently moved to a new facility in Easthampton. The brothers were active this year lobbying state lawmakers to pass legislation to legalize silencers in The Bay State.