I have a Faxon 10.5 Gov't profile that I really like. I also have an 11.5 BCM LW fluted that is OK. I don't know if 1 inch makes a difference in noise or blast but i only have A2 flash hiders on them. They are both very loud and blasty.
They are a blast (literally and figuratively) at the range and everyone makes comments about them and then asks to shoot them.
I built a total PSA 10.5”. No issues what so ever. So far. Knock on wood. Etc.....
My work gun is a Colt 11.5” LEO Carbine. Have had it since 2006. Have changed some springs and the gas rings once. The only issues I have ever had was when the gas rings were going I would have a couple rounds not get picked up from the mag. That’s it. Thing has ran like a champ!!! I have put many rounds through her.
If I had to do it again I would make a 11.5 over a 10.5. When I shoot them un-suppressed side by side it seems like the 10.5” a little more concussion.
What others have said on 11.5 vs 10.5 seems true - there is a felt and noticed difference. I'd go with 11.5" for sure.
Our team just replaced all of their shot out Sig uppers with Sionics units - fantastic quality uppers so far, subjected to high round count and harsh environmental exposures and they are the best performing uppers we've had yet.
Posts: 528 | Location: Alaska | Registered: April 29, 2015
For cans, I think my next purchase is a YHM Turbo-K. The size and weight, plus the flexible mount options make it a winner.
I have a couple of older cans (AAC, Gemtek), plus a pair of TBAC. If money was no object, I’d recommend an TBAC Ultra-5 for an SBR, but that can is all Ti, and only rated for 11.5”. I don’t like using heavy cans on my SBRs, and I rarely suppress them right now.
But, there are a ton of new cans that have come to the market lately, so I’m not fully up to speed on all the latest offerings. My biggest recommendation, though, is to get a can that supports a 1 3/8” x 24 thread mount, which is quickly becoming the universal standard. It gives you much more flexibility for mounts down the road.
Posts: 752 | Location: Volunteer | Registered: January 16, 2009
Daniel Defence 10.5 and a Geisselle super 10.5. Each has a Gemtech Trek permanently fixed. Tough choice between the two. Gemtech Trek was easy- police trade from Summit Gun. He just ran the same promotion a couple days ago- Trek for $290.