Know what your suppressor is made of and choose appropriate cleaning aids. Be careful with (or avoid) Simple Green. If the carbon/lead fouling gets bad enough, it’s possible for it to actually obstruct the bore. A monocore is a little simpler. Rotate the Disassembly/Assembly Tool clockwise while holding the suppressor tube or rotate the suppressor tube counterclockwise until hand tight. Most common gun cleaners may be used to remove carbon/copper fouling from both the adapter and the corresponding internal mounting surfaces of the suppressor as well. It can damage uncoated aluminum if left to soak. Pull the piston spring and piston out and separate them. Here is a very informative video of how to clean Sealed cans. These units come with the special tools to take apart the suppressor. Lower pressure suppressors like .22 and pistol calibers build up a lot of carbon and lead fouling. Brush the attachment areas of the suppressor with the supplied cleaning brush to remove any carbon buildup, then rinse the suppressor in clean water after brushing. If it becomes necessary, the suppressor can be rebuilt to factor new condition at a reasonable cost. Here I’m referring to the ammo your firearm is chambered for. To reassemble, again, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. I have used this on some of my suppressor that have seen high volume shooting. Very dirty. So, in general, you can use the same cleaning solvents for both. Modern rimfire and pistol caliber suppressors are designed to be disassembled and cleaned regularly. ARCHIVED; Armory » Silencers. Wear gloves and work in a ventilated area. Attach the suppressor to the weapon and fire 5-10 rounds of live ammunition through the suppressor to expel loosened carbon in the sealed section of the suppressor. As always, consult your suppressor’s manual or contact the manufacturer directly for the specifics of your model. A simple way is just to weigh the suppressor on a small digital scale to see how the weight is accumulating. If you don’t clean it out, your suppressor will eventually turn into a solid tube of lead and carbon. Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) states that their sealed rifle suppressors can handle up to 30,000 rounds without any decrease in sound reduction. If you do clean your can, remember that carbon, lead and solvents are not good for you. Grab a wooden dowel (I’m using the plastic handle of my nylon brush) for added leverage to push them out. Quick video on how to clean your suppressor. 2. I start at the muzzle end and remove the A.S.A.P piston system. Improper assembly can make for a BAD day. Rifle suppressors don’t and won’t necessarily require any cleaning. Seems to keep them pretty clean for me. User-serviceable suppressors, on … It just takes a rag to wipe them clean,no scrubbing or rubbing required on suppressors that come apart like the Varminter 3.0. Brush the attachment areas of the suppressor with the supplied cleaning brush to remove any carbon buildup, then rinse the suppressor in clean water after brushing. Make sure it’s an appropriate solvent for your can’s materials/finishes used. If you have a sealed suppressor — one you can’t open yourself — you can soak it in solvent. The biggest issue with .22 suppressors and why they need to be cleaned so often is lead buildup. DO IT NOW. Either way, it’s still recommended to clean them often, otherwise, they too can end up like the suppressor pictured above. Be sure the locking ring is not submerged in the CLR cleaner to avoid discoloration of the coating on the lock ring. This allows the owner to clean and maintain the internals. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This repeats with every shot, so not enough sticks to create significant build-up. To reinstall the piston assembly, place the piston into the suppressor back section and place the spring or fixed barrel spacer (with the spring facing to the rear) over the piston shaft. Let the suppressor soak in CLR cleaner undisturbed for 24 hours. If they still won’t come out, double check the instructions and make sure you’re going at it from the correct side, otherwise lightly and carefully tap the dowel with a hammer until they come out. Once inside, use a good solvent and brush to clean your suppressor. Works great! Gold $$ Contributor. The op has received some of the lamest advice I've seen on this forum to date. Extremely high round counts will cause carbon buildup between the baffles and the suppressor tube over time. That way it will always tighten onto the muzzle aligned with the bore, and to the same spot. They may be stuck or hard to push. 5. If a method to properly clean these suppressors were available, this would extend the service life of the item and eliminate unnecessary replacement costs. edw. SilencerCo’s Ospreys don’t come apart, and centerfire handgun rounds aren’t nearly as clean as centerfire rifle rounds. There’s always an exception. Your email address will not be published. Something like CLP will be your safest bet no matter what. Next, rotate the Disassembly/Assembly Tool counterclockwise while holding or rotating the suppressor clockwise until the front plate is unscrewed. Slide baffle #1 onto the Disassembly/Assembly Tool Central Rod. But let’s talk about if and when you should clean your suppressors (AKA silencers) plus some common methods of doing so. If you really want to clean your sealed suppressor, call the manufacturer and see what they recommend. Suppressors are often made from aluminum, stainless steels, titanium, and Inconel. Tap-Rack Tactical explains the finer points of low light shooting, The Lightweight Ti Suppressor for .408 CheyTac Long-Range Shooters, There's a Difference. Comprised of a mixture of carbon, a minimal amount of unburnt powder, and lead, fouling becomes problematic once the lead is evenly mixed with the carbon in vapor form. The big thing to look for is large deposits of carbon/lead. Attach the suppressor to the weapon and fire 5-10 rounds of live ammunition through the suppressor to expel loosened carbon in the sealed section of the suppressor. A clean suppressor is a happy suppressor. Conclusion. Just curious as to how you clean a sealed suppressor when the time comes. That being said, they do experience some degree of buildup, and they state that a solvent bath is a common way to clean them. Every SOCOM suppressor comes with a cleaning brush that can be used to loosen carbon deposits. When it comes to servicing a silencer, there are several options at your disposal to reach the end goal: a high-performing, fully-functioning can. That means less room for the gasses to calm down inside the can, and the suppressor won’t work as well. Your email address will not be published. If you have a sealed suppressor you shoot a lot of unjacketed bullets through then eventually you’ll need to get it opened and cleaned. Reply. Since “soaking” would need a lot of solvent, I seal … Cleaning a rimfire silencer is challenging because of two factors: what the fouling consists of and how it accrues. I have tried looking all over the internet regarding this question and most people are saying to have the suppressor jail broken. Pistol calibers and .22LR are generally considered low-pressure ammo. Never clean a sealed suppressor in a water based/flammable liquid. 3. For more information on Surefire’s lineup of world-class suppressors, visit SureFire.com. No, and not going to, I am set up to clean suppressors, take apart and sealed, CLR, or a clr type on steroids, Spartan High Acid(not acid and eco friendly. Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) states that their sealed rifle suppressors can handle up to 30,000 rounds without any decrease in sound reduction. Nov 24, 2017 #31 Without the ability to properly clean sealed suppressors, these units are turned in as unserviceable before their lifetime. Stone Reliable. 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Make sure it’s an appropriate solvent for your can’s materials/finishes used. As for sealed suppressors, cleaning should be done according to the provided manual. Suppressors are made of materials similar, if not identical, to firearms. Hopefully, this will answer some of your questions about cleaning a suppressor. Dammit, GemTech recommended something to clean my suppressor but I can't remember what it is! To disassemble the back end, unscrew rear cap with the back end of the Disassembly/Assembly Tool by turning the cap counterclockwise and remove. If your suppressor uses a piston, now is a good time to clean and lube that system. This explains why your regular 5.56 suppressor is a sealed unit, and can't come apart, but rimfire and handgun cans all disassemble by the user. If there is stubborn carbon buildup, a small piece of wood or stiff plastic works well to scrape it off without any risk of scratching or damaging the parts. For a sealed suppressor, all you really have to do, and then only if it is a QC/QA design, is brush the mounting system clean between uses. It’s a proven fact that SureFire’s SOCOM Fast-Attach® suppressors will outlast the barrels on which they’re mounted, and every SOCOM and SF RYDER suppressor is capable of withstanding tens of thousands of rounds, making them ideal for everyone from range day shooters to elite combat force teams. What then? Most of that talk was coming from the guy's who actually do the jail breaking. 4. As carbon and lead fouling build up, the suppressor loses internal volume. While this carbon won’t affect the accuracy of the suppressor, it can have a negative affect on flash and sound performance, and the weight of the excess carbon inside the suppressor may become noticeable. If this happens you can simply place the Baffle Removal Tool on the Disassembly/Assemble Tool central rod and rotate until it mates with the shear cut on the baffle, then use the tool for leverage to push the baffle stack through. Northern Red's Zack Harrison Explains It, Cost-Effective, Rechargeable Power for SureFire Tactical Illumination Tools, Safety + comfort = world-class hearing protection, The World's First Duty-Grade Micro-Compact WeaponLight. [ARCHIVED THREAD] - Cleaning a sealed suppressor. Cleaning sealed suppressors If you have a sealed suppressor — one you can’t open yourself — you can soak it in solvent. This video is about How to Clean a Suppressor Silencer Can. You can do the same thing with your sealed suppressors. SureFire suppressors are designed to function in the harshest conditions with minimal maintenance, but there are a few things you can do to ensure consistent performance from your SF RYDER or SOCOM suppressor. You can also use the brush remove carbon and copper residue from the suppressor mounting surfaces and adapter. Cleaning a suppressor. Rimfire Suppressors. You will have built up residues inside of the suppressor, residues that cannot be easily cleaned out. Once fully disassembled, start cleaning. And while there are a variety of techniques to cleaning baffles, one technique regularly discussed on internet forums is simply called “The Dip”. Apr 19, 2017 #8 I use my YHM Phantom QD on several different rifles. If the user feels compelled to clean the suppressor, immerse only in hydrocarbon-based solvents such as mineral spirits, WD-40, or lacquer thinner. Hoppes #9, CLP, acetone, paint thinner, soapy water, these options will aid in breaking up/removing the carbon without damaging your suppressor. They should be cleaned every 300-500 rounds, or after every range session. Ultrasonic cleaners MAY be an option, but some makers don’t recommend it. Required fields are marked *. As far as cleaning, as I said before it takes about 20 minutes to completely clean 6 baffles with my blast cabinet...it's like using an eraser. They create chamber pressures that commonly range from 25,000-35,000 psi (plenty of exceptions, I know). Likewise, I don't use harsh solvents that might react with the aluminum. 6. 6. On sealed cans like my Thunder Beast 30-P1's,I just soak the whole thing in the Chem-Dip,and then stand them up on end and drain for … If any are damaged or frayed, replace them. Slide baffle #2 onto the central rod and align the index tab so baffle #2 can be pushed flush with baffle #1. Or maybe they don’t want to clean at all if the rifle gets fired for example a maximum of some hundreds of rounds a year. Mounting and dismounting the suppressor from the weapon several times will help to dislodge carbon and metal-fouling buildup. The high pressures blast out the old carbon leaving a light coating of new carbon. Definitely make sure your suppressor is thoroughly dry of solvent before use. Lastly, there is an optional procedure that can be performed on SOCOM suppressors. AR15.COM is the world’s largest firearm community and is a gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types. Unfortunately where I live we’re not legally allowed the use of hearing protection in the form of suppressors. Cleaning Sealed Suppressors If you have a sealed suppressor — one you can’t open yourself — you can soak it in solvent. Pistol suppressors are similar to rimfire cans. SureFire SF RYDER suppressors such as the SF RYDER 22-S and SF-RYDER 9 models feature a modular design that allows for easy disassembly, cleaning and reassembly, and every SF RYDER comes with a tool that facilitates the process of disassembly and reassembly. Fill the container with CLR® cleaner while making sure to stop just before the suppressor locking ring comes into contact with the cleaner. Basically you just fill the suppressor up, let it sit, then empty it out and allow it to dry. I built a PVC tube with one end sealed and the other sealed with a threaded cap, fill it with Kroil and soak my sealed suppressors or integral suppressed barrels for a couple days then blow them out with my air compressor. A nylon brush is my go-to for all my cleaning, especially aluminum parts. Silver $$ Contributor. Any other attempt at cleaning my well shorten the life of the suppressor. If any solvents were used, make sure they have fully evaporated before reassembling. 7. Some of these silencers are sealed units and cannot be taken apart. All threads need to be cleaned thoroughly. JOIN THE SUREFIRE TRIBE. They claim it weakens the aluminum. The overwhelming majority of rifle suppressors can’t even be disassembled. Now that brings us to suppressors that are used on pistol cartridges or subsonic rifle rounds. This type of device will be found on other pistol suppressors as it is designed to aid in the function of firearms with moving barrels, like pistols. DO IT. Clean off all excess splatter from the suppressor and rifle, and you’re good to go. Synthetic safe Gunscrubber on my Thompson Machine Poseidon (monocore, so a bit easier to clean after shooting). As always, follow the instructions for your specific suppressor. This can be critical with baffle style suppressors as they likely need to be stacked in a specific way. However, it’s important to avoid damaging the suppressor itself and its components, which (unfortunately) is easily achieved when utilizing certain toxic chemicals and abrasive devices.As mentioned in last week’s post, rimfire cans are the main culprits in terms of dirtiness due to the filthy, unja… I’ve read anecdotes about rifle suppressors with over 100,000 rounds through them with no cleaning and no decrease in performance. Excessive carbon buildup can foul this service and may result in a suppressor that becomes stuck to the adapter. Place the suppressor muzzle down in a container that will hold liquid. Note that this is the messy part and will probably require some additional cleaning of the suppressor and the rifle. How does one clean a sealed silencer? Now it’s time to push the front plate and baffle stack through the front of the suppressor tube with the Baffle Removal Tool. I’ve used CLP, so I don’t need to wait. That interferes with the path of the bullet’s flight and can cause baffle strikes and other bad things. Gemtech pistol suppressors want similar grease on the spring/piston area. Part 1 or 2 They usually mention the solvent to be used. Lead bullets aren’t as common in pistol cartridges so lead fouling isn’t quite as bad. You should also inspect and replace if needed, any rubber O-rings. Proper cleaning is accomplished with most popular non-flammable cleaning solvents. Manually cleaning a suppressor requires a lot more effort and time. If cleaning a pistol suppressor with some type of piston system, pay attention to the instructions as you will likely be asked to grease some portion of that piston system. Then rinse it and repeat until it doesn’t look like any more carbon will come out. It takes longer for me to clean a handgun than it does to service my suppressor. Removes every trace of lead, and turns carbon into mud that can be just brushed off. We recommend cleaning every 200-300 rounds when possible. Suppressors are also often painted with Cerakote, so double check the coating and make sure your solvent won’t hurt that either. They don’t really need to be cleaned at all. Unless you bake the suppressor to dry it out (and do not… I soaked mine in the cleaner for 30 minutes and blew it out with my air compressor and WOOHOO clean as new.. now onto the Stainless cans... gonna have to order more now hahahaha … Once the baffle stack has cleared the suppressor tube, you can remove the Baffle Removal Tool. Proper Pistol Grip - Navy SEAL Teaches How to Grip a Pistol - … Since SureFire SOCOM suppressors are designed to excel in the most brutal combat conditions, they can take a tremendous amount of abuse with minimal attention. Since “soaking” would need a lot of solvent, I seal one end of the can and fill the suppressor. Last edited: Apr 19, 2017. shoot4fun. Chances are, they’ll say “don’t worry about it.”. One option is to use one of the ultrasonic cleaners (which we’ll get to shortly) but then you have liquid left inside. However, the majority of SOCOM SureFire suppressor cleaning and maintenance has little to do with the suppressor itself, but rather ensuring a clean bearing surface on the adapter so that the suppressor is able to be attached/detached quickly. It’s not always necessary depending on your particular can and the caliber you’re shooting. Simple Poll: Which Shotgun Should We Review? Having said that, I concur with most of the people below: I would use an ultrasonic cleaner. What if, since the threads are the same, you used your centerfire rifle suppressor, meant for .223/5.56, on your rimfire rifle? There are also plenty of reports of ultrasonic cleaners ruining Cerakote and other finishes. The buildup of gunk in a rimfire suppressor can be impressive. While the aforementioned SureFire suppressor cleaning and maintenance tips will help your SureFire suppressor perform like new, every SureFire suppressor model is guaranteed to provide faithful service for life. SureFire also sells the accessory SF-ACST Adapter Carbon-Scraping Tool that easily removes carbon fouling from SureFire suppressor adapters. When I use the pistol booster spring and housing, I clean off the piston and spring and apply a small amount of grease to the piston. emove the suppressor from the CLR cleaner and rinse. Next, place the spacer on the baffle stack, and then slide the suppressor tube over the entire stack. Place the rear cap over the exposed piston shaft and push it until it is flush with the suppressor tube, then hand-tighten the rear cap by turning it clockwise. They cannot be dismantled; therefore, cleaning them is not easy. Slide the Disassembly/Assembly Tool out from the suppressor, and your SF RYDER suppressor is ready for use. Remember, if in doubt, check your manual and/or contact the manufacturer. In the case of a sealed suppressor, you need to soak it in a particular solvent, which is appropriate for the material of the suppressor as per the maker’s instructions. These pressures determine how clean your suppressor stays. Be sure the locking ring is not submerged in the CLR cleaner to avoid discoloration of the coating on the lock ring. AAC is just one example. That may be an extreme example, but at minimum, a suppressor performs worse the dirtier it gets. For my Gemtech Outback .22 suppressor that seems to be after 3-4 thousand rounds. Preventive maintenance is the best practice. Check all O-rings for serviceability, especially in piston systems like the A.S.A.P. AAC says “no” to ultrasonic cleaners on their aluminum suppressors. As I finish with the suppressor on one rifle I just give it a couple of taps on a wooden table or shooting bench to clear the loose stuff. Way 1: Cleaning a Sealed Suppressor A sealed suppressor simply means that these can’t be opened by the user. Self-maintained means the suppressor can be disassembled and maintained by the end user. It is important to take care to orient the parts so that loosed carbon does not fall into the weapon bore or into the suppressor body. Because of the wide variety of suppressors on the market, I’ll talk mostly in generalities. AR-15 AK-47 Handgun Precision Rifles Armory Training Competitive Shooting General Outdoors Archery Hometown Industry. Firearms Policy Coalition Files for Supreme Court Cert in Folajtar v. Barr Gun Rights Restoration Case. Since “soaking” would need a lot of solvent, I seal one end of the can and fill the suppressor. Maybe they want to clean more frequently than other users, maybe their cleaning period can be longer. One important note: The Disassembly/Assembly tool should not be used in this step. But that’s really all you can do. Supremely Durable. If the need to clean the baffles does arise, soak the silencer in a hydrocarbon-based solvent such as WD-40, particular varieties of mineral spirits, or lacquer thinners. Make sure it’s an appropriate solvent for your can’s materials/finishes used. If the seal is good enough, you can shake it up a bit to really try to knock some carbon free. In general, they should be cleaned every 750 rounds or so. SureFire suppressors are designed, engineered and manufactured in the U.S.A., and they’re built to provide years of faithful service. And I clean my suppressors when I notice the noise level increasing. Do you want — or need — to clean your suppressor? That being said, they do experience some degree of buildup, and they state that a solvent bath is a common way to clean them. Lead shavings from the ammo gets packed into the baffles/monocore and steadily build up. Rimfire suppressors get dirty. 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It is possible that the baffle stack may become difficult to push through the suppressor tube if you your SF RYDER has been subjected to high round counts. Otherwise, scrub everything clean like you would your pistol. Since it's a sealed can, you can't really clean it internally anyway. The following armorer-level deep cleaning procedure provides a way to flush out the suppressor: 1. So it is better to follow the rules. SureFire recommends that SF RYDER suppressors be cleaned and lubricated at least every 300 rounds, and the baffles every 1,000 rounds. This applies to recommended cleaning supplies as well as the disassembly and reassembly instructions. Insert the Disassembly/Assembly Tool Central Rod into the bore of the suppressor front plate, then align the Disassembly/Assembly Tool pins with the blank holes in the suppressor front plate and push the tool so that it is snug against the front plate. After soaking, remove the Osprey and blow out the internals with compressed air, ensuring all liquid is removed, and allow to air dry. It's best to clean the baffles before the lead builds up too much as it will take much longer to get the lead off. Sealed suppressors are susceptible to significant fouling that degrades their accuracy and that can lead to failure of the suppressor, particularly when they are used at high firing rates. Next, remove the end caps and push out the baffles (or monocore). This is a good point to double check all your threads for cleanliness and serviceability. Even so, rimfire and cast lead bullet loadings can make a silencer internals pretty messy. But while there’s very little that can go wrong with a SureFire, carbon buildup is the enemy of any suppressor. What I do is just make sure the threads for the mounts and end caps are clean periodically and apply a small amount of anti-seize to the threads. When everything is cleaned and the piston and shaft lubed with gun oil, start the reassembly procedure by sliding the front plate onto the Disassembly/Assembly Tool central rod and aligning the tool pins with the blank holes in the front plate. Don't really have a plan for my SpecWar, not enough rounds through it yet. 5. Even if you run jacketed bullets, it is still recommended to clean these suppressors just as often. I'll post the name this evening if I can find the thread. Fill the container with CLR® cleaner while making sure to stop just before the suppressor locking ring comes into contact with the cleaner. This just gives you a visual of how well it works. Here I am cleaning AAC’s Ti-RANT 45-M suppressor. Don’t buy a rimfire suppressor you can’t open to lubricate and clean. The Baffle Removal Tool is designed to interface with the shear cut of the baffle. 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