New: SilencerCo Hybrid 46M Large Bore Modular Suppressor
Utah-based SilencerCo on Tuesday announced a new addition to its lineup, the Hybrid 46M, billed as "the world's first and only truly modular large-bore suppressor."
Built to a design that incorporates titanium, 17-4 heat-treated stainless steel, and Inconel, the full-auto-rated Hybrid 46M adds modularity to the company's already popular Hybrid 46. In its long configuration, stretching over the front module and endcap, the suppressor runs 7.72 inches and weighs 14.9 ounces. In its shorter format, ideal for SBRs or pistols, it tapes out at 5.78 inches and weighs 12.2 ounces.
When it comes to accommodating calibers, it is omnivorous and is rated for all centerfire pistol and rifle calibers – including .45 ACP, 10mm, .450 Bushmaster, .458 SOCOM, .45-70 Government, .338 Lapua Magnum – up to .460 Weatherby Magnum. This gives it the appeal of being a single can for just about everything in the gun safe.
"The Hybrid 46M is the perfect tool for shooters hoping to suppress a variety of calibers on both pistols and rifles with only one suppressor,” said Dewie Vieira, SilencerCo’s senior product development specialist. “It’s the first modular big-bore suppressor ever; it’s the answer for those who want to suppress every small and large bore caliber."
Jacob Turnblom, one of SilencerCo's engineers, told Guns.com part of the design philosophy of the 46M was to give consumers a lot of mileage out of a suppressor, a sort of "do-all" can. "Especially with new buyers, it's a big bummer to have to spend the money on a silencer plus $200 bucks and the wait time. So, there are a lot of people that want to get the most 'bang for the buck.' They want it to cover everything," he said.
While the company already has an Omega 36M series modular suppressor, which covers calibers up to .30 caliber in a smaller can, the 46M reaches into those larger bores while including the ability to go shorter when needed.
We ran the SilencerCo Hybrid 46M on a CMMG Banshee in 9mm, an Ed Brown 1911 in .45 ACP, a B&T APC in .45 ACP, a Defiance Machine custom bolt gun in .338 LM, and a Marlin M1895 in .45-70 in short and long configurations.
All hosts proved quick and easy to mount the 46M on, with either SiCo's Charlie ASR or direct thread mounts or the Charlie Piston Mount tapped in for use on PCCs, handguns, and sub guns. It is compatible with all Charlie Front Caps, as well as all ASR muzzle devices, pistons, and Tri-Lugs.
The Hybrid 46M ships with a multi-tool, a spanner tool, an ASR mount, a .46 caliber front cap, and a .30 caliber front cap.