Originally posted under General Glocking: Hi folks, I'm brand new here, so forgive my impertinence in asking (what should not be) a sensitive question in my first post. Forgive me also for this preamble: I do not need replies from people who think its illegal to own a suppressor. I do not need replies from people who think its wrong to legally own a suppressor. I do not need replies from people who think its pointless to own a suppressor, even if its not morally wrong. Why do I not need these three points addressed? Because banning (or severely restricting, like the US) sound suppressors is government-mandated noise pollution. Nobody would even dream about driving a car around without a muffler; they would be ticketed and taken off the street immediately. Suppressors are hearing protection, plain & simple. Except theyre not selfish hearing protection like muffs or plugs; they benefits everyone. Using them is the polite thing to do; theres too much noise in the world as it is. I cant stand to see pro-gun people throw common sense out the window and scorn suppressors. I dont need to hear that kink of divisive crap; we hoplophiles need to stick together. If I get these kind of BS responses to my first thread, Ill take my Glocks and go home. Stepping down from soapbox, asking question: I know that the Glock isnt the best gun to suppress because its sensitive to extra weight on the barrel when cycling. But darn it, I love my little black babies. So Im on a quest to find the best possible suppressor for my Glock 19. (If it works on my 26 also, Id be thrilled.) After all, if Im going to blow ~$500 for the can and $200 for the tax and have to wait for 6 months while the paperwork clears, I want to make a good choice. My requirements are: >30 dB Noise Reduction Rating (dry) Reliable semiautomatic function with 147 or 158 grain subsonic ammunition Ive looked at the following options: Gemtech (http://www.gem-tech.com) Vortex-9 ($600) 30db Not sure if this will let the Glock cycle. Gemtech SOS-9 ($550) 28db This is lightweight enough to let the Glock cycle. AWC (http://www.awcsystech.com) Abraxas + recoil regulator ($600 + $250) Should let the Glock cycle, but its darned expensive! T.L. Guns (http://www.tlguns.com) Tac 9 ($450) Tac Ord (http://www.tac-ord.com) MS-DP9 ($500) 31db Allows cycling? I would really like to hear from anyone who has experience with these cans or any others on a Glock. Thanks in advance for any input!