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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by G22inSC, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. G22inSC

    G22inSC

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    I am currently weighing the options for a suppressor on a Glock 17. Does anyone have experience with any of these suppressors (SWR Trident9 or AAC Evolution-9)? I have a local dealer that stocks SWR products; however, I am unfamiliar with all of them.

    What barrel should I use? I have thought about a G34 barrel that would have to be threaded or a threaded Jarvis barrel. What would you'll recommend?

    I would greatly appreciate any guidance, help and/or other recommendations you all have. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. trakker45

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    I have a SWR Trident9 and am extremely pleased with its performance. I use it on a Glock 17, and it functions great. If you are going to suppress a Glock, as you say you are, I recommend using a Glock factory barrel. For a G17, you can use a Glock 17L barrel or a Glock 34 barrel. Either way, the barrel will have to be cut down and threaded by a competent gunsmith. I bought a G17L barrel and sent it to Joe at SWR. As a general rule, you should always have the barrel threaded by the manufacturer of the suppressor. I would never buy an aftermarket barrel unless I had no other choice; for example, you have to use aftermarket barrels with suppressed Glock 19s because the Glock 17 barrel will not fit in a G19.

    I have never fired or heard anyone else fire an evolution-9, but they are said to be slightly quieter than the Trident9. The evo-9 is also slightly shorter and has a smaller diameter than the Trident. I seriously considered the evo-9, but opted for the Trident because the Trident can be used on subguns (I have a couple of those as well), Glocks or other Browning-type pistols, and fixed barrel pistols like the Beretta 92 with the use of interchangeable mounts. The evo-9 can also be used on fixed barrel pistols with the use of a special device that you can purchase separately from AAC. I am sure the evo-9 is a great product, and I don't believe all the b.s. out there about AAC having poor customer service. I plan on buying an AAC can in the future, just haven't decided which one I want yet.

    Price: AAC evo-9- $795 retail

    SWR Trident9- module costs $585, and the Glock LCD mount costs either $100 or $125, I can't remember what I paid.

    Bottom line:

    Whichever one you choose, you will be very happy. SWR and AAC are both premier companys in the suppressor arena.
     

  3. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I am very happy with my Glock21+After market barrel+ SWR suppressor

    I will do my G17 probably this year. The suppressor will be a SWR or Gemtech. I always just thought I would do an after market barrel that way I can shoot lead as well as jacketed ammo. My only other thought is that the chamber on the after market barrel is tighter.
     
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    Just don't shoot lead through the suppressor... I assume you use jacketed ammo when shooting suppressed RWBlue, just wanted to make sure everyone else in here does.
     
  5. G22inSC

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    You stated a G34 would have to be cut, crowned and threaded. Why could you not just have it threaded? I am assuming it may be a little longer, but it might keep cost down a little. Is there another reason for the cutting and crowning before threading? Sorry for my ignorance.
     
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    The more compact the barrel, the easier it will be for the gun to cycle with the suppressor mounted. You don't want a long barrel sticking out there in space with a 10 ounce suppressor hanging off of it. And having the barrel cut down will not add to the cost. Joe charged me $75 to cut and thread my Glock 17 barrel and that is a bargain compared to other suppressor companies out there. Gemtech charged me in excess of $100 to thread my Beretta 92 barrel, and there was no cutting involved there.
     
  7. G22inSC

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    trakker45

    How quiet is your particular setup? Is it just enough to not realize a gun shot or is it really quiet?
     
  8. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I have heard that shooting lead through a gun on full auto will cause buildup on the suppressor very fast, but have not heard of anyone with that problem when shooting semi-auto.

    I personally, have not seen the need to shoot lead bullets from my G21, with or without a suppressor. The cost differential is not significant enough for me to be worth my time. (I assume I would have a different openion, if I had more time to shoot.)
     
  9. UZIFORME

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    Semi or Full don't do it.

    Not so much a lead problem but case lead bullets are lubes with a waxy goo, this spins off into the silencer.
     
  10. RenegadeGlocker

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    I have an Evolution 9 and a SWR/GS9K3, do not have the Trident yet but am familiar with it. As you are aware, the Trident is much more versatile with more mount options. The Evolution is a nice small package but is thread-on only.

    I recommend a Glock barrel. Here are the corrected links, as I have moved some things around on my web site:

    http://tradecraft.us/Firearms/Glock17Thread/Glock17Thread.htm

    http://tradecraft.us/Firearms/Glock34Thread/Glock34Thread.htm

    If your local deal is Henry Graham, you are in good shape.
     
  11. trakker45

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    It definitely does not sound like a gunshot. Kind of like a low "foooomp" sound. I consider it "really quiet" compared to what the Glock would sound like without the suppressor. It's louder than a .22lr pistol can, if you have any experience with them. I think 9mm pistols are the most fun to suppress (in a caliber larger than .22) because they can be shot dry and are pretty quiet when used with 147 grain subsonic ammo. My first three cans were 9mm, the last was a .22lr. I really enjoy shooting all of them.