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Re: 5.7 suppression

Post by panzermk2 » 29 Sep 2015, 13:07

YES, in fact it's the number one I recommend. Almost ALL of our testing is done with one.
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Re: 5.7 suppression

Post by DoubleJ » 29 Sep 2015, 17:43

I'll put my Axiom up against the Gemtech in any category.

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Re: 5.7 suppression

Post by panzermk2 » 29 Sep 2015, 20:15

DoubleJ wrote:I'll put my Axiom up against the Gemtech in any category.
Gemtech is lighter and balances better. I know only by an ounce but that adds up at the end of the barrel.

Have you done a side buy side test using the exact same gun and ammo?
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Re: 5.7 suppression

Post by galexander » 30 Sep 2015, 16:39

The Gemtech seems to be unavailable right now. One dealer told me Gemtech had a problem with one of their production machines and another told me Gemtech was making changes and that the can would likely to cost more when it was available again in 3 or 4 months. I find it irritating that Gemtech (and to a lesser extent their distributors) make no mention of this on their website. It is like all is well until a day or so after you try to order one. Have folks here had reliability issues with the Spectre or Axiom? I am not interested in subsonic shooting only in not having my ears bleed if I ever use it for home defense.

**I was misinformed. It is available but short supply. Gemtech told me they only do one manufacturing run for it each year. It sure is more expensive than the 5.7 rated rimfire cans but I ordered one anyway.
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Re: 5.7 suppression

Post by DoubleJ » 30 Sep 2015, 17:39

No trouble with my Axiom/FsN combo that isn't there when the can is off. Hoping it's just a break in issue with the new threaded barrel.

If anyone has the Gemtech around Denver, I'm up for a showdown. After that we'll put them both on my 22/45 and see how that goes.

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Re: 5.7 suppression

Post by Rapier1772 » 16 May 2016, 11:22

Anyone have more info on the EliteIron Echo suppressors?I did a search on here but only found one reference to it, I was hoping for more input. They're made of steel instead of aluminum so they're heavier than Gemtechs (~2x) , they're also smaller in physical size. Does anyone know for certain if they are they as quiet or close to Gemtechs?
Gem-Tech's & Elite Iron's website do cite dB reduction ratings
GT: 32 dB
EI: 33/37 dB (high velocity/subsonic)
So it would seem they're a little better :ponder:

Other things to ponder:
EI can also be disassembled, GT cannot.
GT can be used on both FsN & PS90, EI cannot.
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