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Piston Housing and Pistol Mounting

Modern centerfire handgun suppressors require a piston assembly to attach the silencer to the threads of the host barrel. Without a piston, the suppressor will not function properly. Wholesale distributors stock SilencerCo pistol silencers without a piston. Your customer will need a mounting solution before being able to use their new silencer.

Most modern handguns are recoil operated. The piston that attaches a silencer to the handgun barrel as part of the booster device counteracts the weight of the silencer to ensure the gun cycles correctly. When the gun recoils rearward, this motion causes the silencer to move on the spring-loaded piston. Propellant gas also helps push the suppressor forward on the spring. This forward momentum allows the gun to unlock and cycle normally. Without a piston attached to the booster device, a handgun silencer will not attach properly to most handguns.

Works with:

  • Alpha: Omega 9K, Omega 45K, Octane 9, Octane 45 (piston housing is built in)
  • Bravo: Hybrid 46 Piston Housing (Piston Housing is a separate piece)
  • Charlie: Omega 36M and Hybrid 46M Piston Housing (Piston Housing is a separate piece)


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