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Not to long ago I was shooting out to 100+ yards on a warm Florida day when the heat off my can ended my shooting. It was terrible, I could t see anything, shoot anything, and worse I had to wait for my can to cool to store my gear.

I decided I was interested in looking into solving this situation. What do you use, what other so,unions have you seen or explored? Is this a problem that can be mitigated? Looking for experience with thus stuff, thoughts, dialog, links, reviews, discussions

I came across a product at my class III that offers a solution to this-but expensive- is this worth it?

http://www.griffonindustries.com/product_p/gi-suppressor-hmms-01.htm

and I came across this on Amazon. 50$ difference--does one really work that much better than another?

http://www.amazon.com/FTW-MAD-Suppr...d=1436496314&sr=8-5&keywords=Suppressor+cover
 

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The FTW is a great choice, I've seen several guys running them. Don't know about Griffon personally.

I have an Armageddon gear on a TBAC 338 that has definitely served it's purpose, the can gets HOT A.F. So hot in fact I have had the Nomex fibers or whatever it is smoking after I removed the cover, but it did it's job of mirage mitigation very very well. I also didn't have it tight enough more than once, fraying the fabric inside once, then shooting the whole damn cover downrange about 30 yards. I thought I launched my can and nearly filled my shorts. Picked it up, still completely intact put it back on and haven't had a problem since. That's a feature I like about the Armageddon, but wasn't using properly before, the elastic band goes around one end so you can scrunch it up on the thread end, effectively preventing my two mistakes. Makes it easy to slide back between strings to allow cooling, then slide back on easily before going hot again.

That being said, I've seen a couple guys using the Bowers Tactical silicone ones, and I think I'll be trying one of those out. But you can't get it in multicam, so how effective can it be?

Edit: T.A.B. Gear also makes a very good cover that a lot of precision competition guys use. Texas family owned, Made in U.S.A.
 

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I have been using the Armageddon gear suppressor covers. I like that they have a sewn in "lip" that prevents the cover from sliding forward while firing. When you are taking a break between mags just slide the cover back over the barrel to let the can cool down.

I made the mistake one time of using the cover like a hot mitt to unscrew my Specwar 762 when it was smoking hot since I was in a hurry. I had done it before but never when it was this hot. The covers won't typically melt when sitting loosely on the can as designed, but if you use them to grab the can when it's very hot then parts of the cover will melt to the can. So from that learning experience I prefer designs like the Armageddon gear that don't require you to wrap the cover really tightly around the can for it to stay in place.
 

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Just and FYI having used all of the covers mentioned here. Which ever one that you go with just make sure and remove it as soon as you are through shooting. They all hold in the heat and can cause damage to your silencer.

Heat is the enemy of silencers especially if they are made of aluminium or titanium.
 

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Just and FYI having used all of the covers mentioned here. Which ever one that you go with just make sure and remove it as soon as you are through shooting. They all hold in the heat and can cause damage to your silencer.

Heat is the enemy of silencers especially if they are made of aluminium or titanium.
That and the fact the heat comes through any and all material making it hot as hell, seems the only fans that should get this are precision or semi precision rigs that are used for shooting medium to long range, relatively slow rate of fire... And of course it will slow down the cooking process as well.
 

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I am going with the Manta rubber ones. Have had them in courses and they hold on just fine and keep the mirage down. I have seen the cordura ones get snagged on stuff, fall off... may have been installer error but the rubber/silicone... ones work great, look great, and don't represent a snag danger.
 

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Troubles, I will give you another option. Tallhofer mentioned in a thread last year about using welding gloves. I took his advice and went that route. Check out these guys:

Welding Clothing Made in USA| Welding Jacket | FR Clothing | Flame Resistant Clothing

I purchased 5 of the x-pads and lay them out on the table and when I am fished shooting I let the suppressors lay on the x-pads to cool down. Sometimes I dump cold water over the suppressors while on the x-pads to cool them down quicker so I can get home. I thought about the larger torch towel but didn't want to spend the money.

I also purchased a pair of the Gold Gloves to use to take the suppressors off the weapons while hot. They do however have a new glove coming soon that will

be most resistant to much higher temps just not sure when it will go on sale. Maybe this will help you?



Where are some good place to purchase these from?
 

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I think that there are multiple reasons to use can covers: 1) mirage - gloves won't solve for that and 2) safety. If you carry a rifle for several hours during a carbine course, as some point your leg, arm... is going to touch the barrel or the side of the can. Mine came into contact with my calf while I was taking a piss and I ended up doing a modified "hot brass" dance while trying to control the rifle, zip up, and not spray urine everywhere. Sometimes its hard to be cool... The manta sleeve would have prevented all of that, had I been using one.
 

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I am going with the Manta rubber ones. Have had them in courses and they hold on just fine and keep the mirage down. I have seen the cordura ones get snagged on stuff, fall off... may have been installer error but the rubber/silicone... ones work great, look great, and don't represent a snag danger.
I have the FTW on my Specwar 762 and frankly dont like it. It continues to slide around no matter how tight I lace it. I think I will try the Manta as well.
 

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Troubles, I will give you another option. Tallhofer mentioned in a thread last year about using welding gloves. I took his advice and went that route. Check out these guys:

Welding Clothing Made in USA| Welding Jacket | FR Clothing | Flame Resistant Clothing

I purchased 5 of the x-pads and lay them out on the table and when I am fished shooting I let the suppressors lay on the x-pads to cool down. Sometimes I dump cold water over the suppressors while on the x-pads to cool them down quicker so I can get home. I thought about the larger torch towel but didn't want to spend the money.

I also purchased a pair of the Gold Gloves to use to take the suppressors off the weapons while hot. They do however have a new glove coming soon that will

be most resistant to much higher temps just not sure when it will go on sale. Maybe this will help you?
cool link and great info. I will look into this as well
 
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