WEST VALLEY CITY, UT – Jan. 19, 2015 – To address a specific military request, firearm silencer manufacturer SilencerCo released the shortest possible hearing-safe versions of the Octane and Osprey pistol silencers.
The Octane K 45 and Osprey K 45 were designed for several leading handgun manufacturers for submission to the U.S. Army’s Modular Handgun System (MHS) competition — a program intended to select the next standard issue side arm for multiple branches of the U.S. Military.
At 8 and 9.4 ounces respectively, the Osprey K 45 and Octane K 45 provide an option for those looking for a minimalist profile without sacrificing the need for a hearing-safe alternative to unsuppressed gunfire. In addition to weight, the lengths of the K 45 versions were also reduced by nearly 2 inches when compared to the standard Osprey and Octane 45 suppressors.
“We engineered these silencers to meet a military need for products suited to close-quarters combat,” said Joshua Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo. “At the same time, we also wanted to answer the request of many of our civilian customers that asked for a shorter, hearing-safe pistol can.”
The silencers also feature a dark grey Cerakote finish to reduce their visual signature compared to traditional black anodizing.