The top 9mm suppressor options to put a lid on your nine.
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What are the best 9mm suppressors:
- Sig ModX-9
- YHM 9mm Sidewinder
- Gemtech Lunar 9
- CGS MOD-9
- Rugged Suppressors Obsidian 45
- Dead Air Odessa-9
- SIG Sauer SRD9
- SilencerCo Osprey
- CMMG DefCan 9
- SilencerCo Omega 9
- Griffin Armament Revolution 9
The most shot centerfire cartridge in the United States, the 9mm is as pervasive as the air we breathe. Chances are you have one in your collection, even if you’re lukewarm on the caliber. Admit it.
Its prominence is no mystery. The caliber is easy to shoot well, is a capable self-defense option, and is perhaps only eclipsed by the .22LR in economy of ammunition. It is also something else – eminently suppressible. The right can and your pistol – or pistol caliber carbine for that matter – is as stealthy as it gets in the centerfire world. That raises the question, however, what is the right 9mm suppressor?
No easy answer there, like choosing a gun it matters what’s right to you. There are a few facets you’ll definitely want to consider when shopping for an accessory that’s potentially as expensive as your pistol. Among these are:
- Size: Do you require something short and dexterous for shooting on the move or will a full-sized unit fit the bill.
- Weight: Will it throw the balance of your gun out of whack?
- Sound Suppression: How much do you need to achieve your goals?
- Flexibility: Is the suppressor dedicated to one caliber or will it sever multiple guns?
- Cost: How much can you afford, given you have a tax bill on top of costs?
As usual, you’ll have to assess your own situation and what suppressor ticks off the right boxes. In the meantime, we’ll give you a taste of some of the best choices out there today. On top of their games, these 12 9mm suppressor options fill about every conceivable niche and will certainly keep a lid on your nine.
Best 9mm Suppressor Options
Sig certainly built suspense with its modular pistol suppressor. The ModX-9 made its debut at the 2019 SHOT Show to great fanfare, exciting shooters with the direction the company was taking its burgeoning suppressor empire. Flash forward to the winter of 2020 and the ModX-9 finally hit store shelves.
Despite the thumb-twiddling the wait was worth it, with Sig delivering among the slimmest, lightest and effective modular cans on the market. Thank advanced manufacturing for the ModX-9’s attributes, with the 3D-printed titanium device boasting a flawless fit and function. To its fine points, the 9mm suppressor comes in at 7.75-inches in its full configuration and weighs a very manageable 8 ounces. But it shrinks down to 3.25 with just its blast baffle and end cap for a tidy 5-ounce package. With eight total baffles, shooters can modify it to their situation at hand. No matter the size, it does a capital job of noise reduction, cutting a 9mm’s report to around 127 dB at full length to 145 dB in its smallest alignment.
Sig includes two springs with the ModX-9 with different tensions, two pistons with metric and imperial thread patterns and a fixed barrel spacer. The final point makes the suppressor compatible with carbines and sub guns, where the reciprocation of the entire booster assembly isn’t required. A nice point bout the ModX-9, it carries its weight reward, which adds to its nimbleness even when run at full length.
Sig ModX-9 Specs:Caliber: 9mmWeight: 8/5 ouncesLength: 7.75/3.25 inchesDiameter: 1.35 inchesMaterials: TitaniumFinish: N/AAttachment: 1/2×28 and M13.5x1LHAverage Decibels: 127 (approx.) dB full configurationMSRP: $925
YHM 9mm Sidewinder
Even before ponying up for the tax stamp—not to mention your time filling out paperwork and waiting—a suppressor is often a sizable investment. Most retail just shy $1,000, in turn, often costing more than the guns they’re destined to hush up. This makes the Sidewinder so refreshing. Ringing up at less than $600 at most outlets, the 9mm suppress doesn’t put a shooter in the poorhouse and performs well beyond its price.
Yankee Hill’s can is pretty straightforward, a user-serviceable unit with an aluminum tube and monocore, and stainless steel blast baffle. Yeah, like many monos it suffers from first-round pop—a function of larger chamber volume. But once settled in shooters can expect generous noise reduction in the neighborhood of 36 dB—more when wet. Though, there is a bit of a trade for price and performance. The Sidewinder runs on the heavier end of the spectrum at a hair over 10 ounces, which is fairly hefty particularly for something pistol specific. For many, the Sidewinder might make a better PPC option.
The drawback for those who figure the suppressor is perfect for a carbine, it’s purely a direct-attachment affair. Not a deal-breaker, but certainly a slower switchover compared to quick-attach systems. As to its threads, three patterns are available: 1/2″-28, 1/2″-36 and metric 13.5×1 LH.
YHM 9mm Sidewinder Specs:Caliber: 9mm /.300 BlackoutWeight: 10.2 ouncesLength: 7.8 inchesDiameter: 1.375 inchesMaterials: Aluminum/Stainless SteelFinish: Hardcoat AnodizedAttachment: 1/2″-28, 1/2″-36 and metric 13.5×1 LHAverage Decibels: 125 (approx.) dB full configurationMSRP: $745
Gemtech Lunar 9
Modularity, it’s pretty much becoming the norm in suppressors. Why not? Drop the coin and jump the hoops, might as well have a can with versatility baked into the cake. Which makes the configurability of Gemtech’s newest offering a surprise to absolutely no one.
The ability to run two different lengths—7 or 4.7 inches—both extremely lightweight with a 10-ounce top end, makes the Lunar 9 a do-all, perfect for tactical and pleasure shooting. Though, this just the tip of the iceberg. Making matters considerably more convenient, the 9mm suppressor is also compatible—thanks to Gemtech‘s Multi-Mount system—with a variety of the company’s mounting systems—three-lug, direct thread, what have you. As for noise reduction, the Lunar 9 gets the job done, no matter what size you run it. In full configuration, it’ll knock a pistol down into the 120 dB range, shortened up the mid-130s. Not quite enough to go without plugs, but a comfortable level nonetheless.
Gemtech Lunar 9 Specs:Caliber: 9mm /.300 BlackoutWeight: 10/7 ouncesLength: 7/4.7 inchesDiameter: 1.4 inchesMaterials: Aluminum/stainless steelFinish: Hardcoat AnodizeAttachment: 1/2×28 booster included. Compatible with GM-9 mountsAverage Decibels: 129 (approx.) dB full configurationMSRP: $654
Doesn’t matter if you’re talking handguns or precision optics, striking a balance is always a challenge. Suppressors are no different, though CGS goes a long way in finding middle ground with its MOD 9. Lightweight, yet durable and an excellent noise-reduction profile, the 9mm suppressor walks the line on all the desirable attributes shooters search for in a can.
Yeah, the MOD-9 is a full-sized, measuring in at 7.7 inches in length, with a 1.37-inch tube diameter. If you aren’t kicking in doors for a living that should prove more than manageable, especially for the payoff. CGS has cooked up a quiet suppressor—mouse-sneeze quiet. Of course, this varies depending on ammo and barrel length, but expect most 9mms with a 4-inch-plus fire tube to generate between 113 and 120 dB with a MOD-9 mounted. Aluminum is the main ingredient of the build, including the suppressor’s 6 baffle stack and tube. This keeps it a light 10 ounces. One last note, the piston assembly is impressive, with 12-point rotational adjustment to dial in for impact shift.
CGS MOD-9 Specs:Caliber: 9mm/.22 LR/.300 BlackoutWeight: 10 ouncesLength: 7.7 inchesDiameter: 1.37 inchesMaterials: Aluminum tube and baffle stack, stainless steel blast baffleFinish: Black AnodizedAverage Decibels: 123.7dB full configurationMSRP: $915
Rugged Suppressors Obsidian 45
Technically, the Rugged Suppressors Obsidian 45 is much more than a 9mm suppressor. Rated for .45 ACP, the extremely robust device handles some real heavyweights, including .450 Bushmaster, .45-70 Government and .458 SOCOM—with the appropriate barrel length. Quite a spread, to say the least, making the Obsidian an ideal choice if you not only want to hush up your ‘Nine’, but a load of rifles and carbines.
The versatility doesn’t stop with caliber compatibility. Modular, you can tailor the Obsidian to your firearm and application with an 8.7-inch full configuration and 6.7-inch K configuration. This gives you ideal lengths for use on your rifle or pistol. Either way, the suppressor is full-auto rated for all pistol calibers, as well as .300 Blackout and does a number on your gun’s report. At full length, it knocks a 9mm pistol’s report down to 123.7dB run dry. The unit features a non-slotted piston design, cutting down on gas blowback from handguns, and is constructed of a durable aircraft-grade aluminum tube and stainless steel baffles. This is a true jack-of-all-trades.
Rugged Suppressors Obsidian 45 Specs:Caliber: 9mm/.45 ACPWeight: 10.7-12.8 ouncesLength: 6.7-8.6 inchesDiameter: 1.37 inchesMaterials: Aluminum tube, stainless steel bafflesFinish: Hard Coat Anodized and CerokoteAttachment: .578×28 PistonAverage Decibels: 123.7dB full configurationMSRP: $875
Dead Air Odessa-9
Sound suppression, for obvious reasons, is what headlines suppressor innovation. But what about the little things that make a can more functional and practical to a greater swath of shooters? Dead Air homed in on these and, it’s safe to say, knocked it out of the park with the Odessa-9.
Among the most notable aspects is the 1.1-inch tube. On the surface, the slim design might not sound like much, until you consider it is fully compatible with nearly every pistol’s stock sights. Moreover, the 9mm suppressor adapts to any application put in front of it, given its modular design. You can run the Odessa with all 11 baffles if noise suppression is at a premium or with just one if you need to take the edge off your gun’s report. And it will do its job when run short, with four baffles putting subsonic ammunition at or near safe hearing levels. Full length, the 10-ounce suppressor reduces subsonic 9mm ammo to around 122dB. There’s little argument, the Odessa-9 makes going suppressed a whole lot easier.
Dead Air Odessa-9 Specs:Caliber: 9mm/.380 ACP, .32 ACP, 5.7x28mm, .17 HMR, .22 Mag, .22 LRWeight: 10.6 ouncesLength: 8.59 inchesDiameter: 1.1 inchesMaterials: Stainless SteelFinish: Black NitrideAttachment: 1/2×28, M13.5X1 LHAverage Decibels: 122dB full configurationMSRP: $899
SIG Sauer SRD9
Move over King Midas! It’s Sig Sauer that has the golden touch—at least when it comes to firearms and firearms accessories. The SRD9 is proof enough of this.
The user-serviceable 9mm suppressor is an absolute top-shelf choice. Made with a Grade 9 titanium tube and high nickel alloy stainless steel baffles, the device isn’t only lightweight (9 ounces), it’s effective. Run dry, the SRD9 knocks a 9mm’s report down to around 128dB. Full-auto rated, the suppressor also is compatible with the most popular pistol calibers: 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. It also comes with both a 1/2×28 and an m13.5x1LH pistons, giving it the ability to mount across the board, regardless of a gun’s origin. With the SRD9, you’ll pay near an entry-level price, but get pro performance.
Sig Sauer SRD9 Specs:Caliber: 9mmWeight: 9 ouncesLength: 7.2 inchesDiameter: 1.38 inchesMaterials: Titanium Tube, Stainless Steel BafflesFinish: PVDAttachment: 1/2×28, M13.5X1 LHAverage Decibels: 128dBMSRP: $775
SilencerCo’s uniquely shaped Osprey isn’t a spring chicken by any stretch of the imagination. But that doesn’t make the 9mm suppressor any less effective at doing its job. It’s among the best at cutting down noise, as well as offering one of the best possible shooting experiences.
The eccentric suppressor (meaning the bore doesn’t run down its center axis) offers a load of advantages over its cylindrical counterparts. First and foremost, it provides more internal volume for gases to expand, thus offers more noise-reduction capabilities. A 9mm’s report is reduced to 127dB, which is dynamite. Furthermore, its off-center design helps it stay out of your sight picture, in turn you get to keep your stock sights. Additionally, the device is extremely lightweight, composed of aluminum tube and baffles, and stainless steel blast baffle. Top noise reduction capabilities, user-friendly and lightweight—what’s not to like?
SilencerCo Osprey Specs:Caliber: 9mm, .300 Blackout, .40 S&W, .45 ACPWeight: 9.8 ouncesLength: 7.06 inchesDiameter: 1.30×1.75 inchesMaterials: Aluminum Tube and Baffles, Stainless Steel Blast BaffleFinish: Black OxideAttachment: Interchangeable PistonsAverage Decibels: 127dBMSRP: $840
CMMG DefCan 9
Not everyone shoots 9mm from pistols. In turn, not every 9mm suppressor need be designed for handguns. A fact plain as day to AR specialists CMMG. Jumping into the noise reduction game this past year, the company tailored the pistol-caliber members of its DefCan line for sub-guns and AR pistols, rifles and carbines.
Unmistakably, the DefCan 9 looks the part. While extremely slender (1.38 inches), it is long – long as they come on this list at least. At 10.25 inches, even if it could fit your pistol, you wouldn’t want it there anyway. On a long-gun, SBR or AR-pistol it’s a completely different story. That extra length to dissipate gases does a number on a gun’s report, cutting it 32dB on average.
For its size, the DefCan 9 should prove a second thought mounted, given its featherweight. The suppressor adds a scant 10 ounces to a firearm, which is akin to adding many lighting options to the fore of a rail. Aluminum construction keeps the unit light, as well as imparting it with some desirable thermal properties, dissipating heat in a flash.
In its guts, the DefCan 9 uses a stack of seven M-style baffles, each of which has a squared port on the aperture. The design point further improves noise reduction, directing gas particles laterally inside the tube. The suppressor is completely sealed, in turn, not user accessible. However, it requires no routine cleaning.
DefCan 9 Specs:Caliber: 9mmWeight: 10 ouncesLength: 10.25 inchesDiameter: 1.375 inchesMaterials: Aluminum Tube and BafflesFinish: Hard Coat AnodizedAttachment: Bi-Lock Flash Hider with Included Peel Washer, Threaded 1/2-28Average Decibels: 128dB (estimated)MSRP: $700
SilencerCo Omega 9K
It’s difficult to make a suppressor list without the SilencerCo Omega K rearing its head. That goes for the ubiquitous 9mm. Residing on the tonier end of the market, the Omega 9K is hardly money wasted. It’s light, compact and does what it was designed to do – keep a lid on your noisy guns.
Among the smallest 9mm suppressors on this list, the tubeless Omega K adds a negligible 4.7 inches to the overall length of your gun. Yes, you’ll still know it’s there, but if you happen to compete or engage in any shooting activity that requires agility the suppressor won’t hang you up. Furthermore, at 7.2 ounces, the can won’t knock your pistol out of balance as greatly as heavier options.
Made from stainless steel and stellite (a cobalt-chromium alloy), the Omega K is wang-leather tough. The abrasion-resistant and extremely hard alloy is renowned for its wear resistance, standing up to long shooting sessions as well as the most rugged external punishment.
As to the suppressor’s performance where it counts – noise reduction – it’s a bit below par compared to longer options. SilencerCo pegs the average report of a 9mm outfitted with an Omega at 131.5dB, around 28.5dB of noise reduction. Not top of the charts, not a slouch either – especially for its size. If you need a push over the edge to spend the money, it can digest sub and supersonic 300 Blackout rounds as well.
Omega 9K Specs:Caliber: 9MM AND .300 BLKWeight: 7.2 ouncesLength: 4.7 inchesDiameter: 1.48 inchesMaterials: Stellite Tube, Stainless Steel BafflesFinish: Black OxideAttachment: Direct ThreadAverage Decibels: 131.5dB (estimated)MSRP: $750
Griffin Armament Revolution 9
Adaptable to your requirements, the Revolution 9 is akin to two cans in one. Modular in design, the 9mm suppressor has two configurations – full length and what Griffin Armament’s call its “K” version. The latter arrangement shaves 3-inches off the Rev 9, making for a more adroit unit, ideal for a nightstand gun or the like.
You guessed it, you run small, you run louder. Never fear, you’ve got plenty of sound suppression to work with in the Rev 9. Booster housing on and all eight baffles in, the 7.6-inch suppressor shaves an impressive 34dB off a 9mm’s report. In the smaller “K” configuration, three baffles removed, it still provides a respectable 32dB of noise suppression.
Griffin Armament designed the Rev 9 as more than a range toy, stoutly constructed with stainless steel baffles and a hard-coat anodized aluminum tube. This, as you might expect, makes the suppressor a bit weightier – 11.2 ounces at full length. However, if you can stand a little more noise the “K” configuration drops the Rev 9 to 9.7 ounces.
Overall, it’s a clever and flexible concept that should cover all your bases, whatever they might be.
Revolution 9 Specs:Caliber: 9MM AND .300 BLKWeight: 9.7-11.2 ouncesLength: 7.88 inchesDiameter: 1.375 inchesMaterials: Aluminum Tube, Stainless Steel BafflesFinish: T3 Hard-coat Anodize, NitrideAttachment: 1/2×28 or M13.5×1 LHAverage Decibels: 127dB (full length)MSRP: $795
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