Good morning everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the very capable YHM Turbo K. Last week we got a preview of the HUXWRX FLOW 556k suppressor that was just announced as the winner of the FBI HRT contract. This week we bring you the SilencerCo Osprey 2.0 pushbutton indexing suppressor. If you have held off on picking up a SCO Osprey or a pistol can in general, now is a great time to make the leap. Let’s take a look.
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Guns and gear featured in this article:
- GLOCK 19 MOS – Gen 5 suggested, Gen 4 pictured (Guns.com)
- Trijicon RMR Type 2 (Amazon)
- Trijicon Suppressor Height Sights (Amazon)
SILENCER SATURDAY #240: The New SilencerCo Osprey 2.0 – Pushbutton Indexing
The SilencerCo Osprey has to be one of the best looking silencers ever manufactured. Bucking the round-tube trend, the Osprey uses a rectangular form factor with rounded corners. The booster section features angular cuts that mimics some forward slide groves on a variety of popular pistols.
One key to the Osprey’s unique design is the offset bore that puts the majority of the internal volume below the bore line rather than equally distributed around it as seen in the overwhelming majority of tube-style suppressors. The primary benefit is to eliminate the need or suppressor-height sights with the superficial benefit of looking fantastic on the end of a GLOCK or other classic pistol. Obviously, the Trijicon RMR on the GLOCK 19 MOS should be used with suppressor heigh sights as a backup.
Under the hood of the Osprey is a monocore baffle system with a series of slanted waveform chambers to trap all those expanding gases that we want to suppress. The 9mm version has a small blast chamber followed by five large subsequent chambers ending with a notched end cap. As an added bonus, the Osprey can be shot with a small amount of ablative material such as water to knock dawn the already minimal amount of first round pop, something that is usually an issue with monocore silencers.
SilencerCo Osprey 2.0
- SKU: SU5184
- MSRP: $840
- MANUFACTURER’S PAGE: https://silencerco.com/silencers/osprey-2-0/
- SPECIFICATION SHEET: https://silencerco.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/ss-osprey-2.0.pdf
- USER MANUAL: https://silencerco.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Osprey_Manual_2.0-web2.pdf
- OSPREY 2.0 PISTON FIT GUIDE: https://silencerco.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/piston-fit-guide-web-scaled.jpg
- WEIGHT: 8.8 oz*
- LENGTH: 6.90″
- DIAMETER1.30 X 1.75″
- CALIBER COMPATIBILITY: 9MM & 300 BLK Subsonic
- MATERIALS: Aluminum & 17 – 4 SS
- MUZZLE AVERAGE: 9MM: 129.5 dB
- 300 BLK Subsonic: 128.8 dB
Out with the old…
The Original Osprey used a cam lever to do the final indexing once it was threaded onto the barrel.
In with the new…
The Osprey 2.0 uses a pressbutton system for the final rotation to get the suppressor aligned properly. As a reminder, do not press the button to unthread the Osprey from the barrel – keep it locked while twisting counterclockwise.
As with all new firearms and related gear, reading the user manual is very important. Part of the maintenance section describes how to clean and maintain the pushbutton section of the Osprey 2.0.
The new Osprey 2.0 button indexing adds to the sleek and streamlined original styling, eliminating the cam lever. The complete package feels like a collaboration with Apple – well-styled and hyper-functional.
With subsonic ammo, the Osprey is an impressively quiet silencer that performs above other market-leading options. While the original design is about eight years old, it still holds a top spot in the noise reduction rankings. The SilencerCo Osprey is one of those suppressors that I always wanted to own and the updated button design makes it just that much better. If you suppress pistol hosts, the Osprey 2.0 is a must-have silencer.
Thanks for reading. Be safe, have fun and we’ll see you back here next weekend for another Silencer Saturday.
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