In my quest for a small, lightweight .30 caliber silencer that provides as much sound suppression as possible for it’s size we came upon the Alpha from Griffin Armament.
The Alpha comes in at 14.5 ounces with an over all length (OAL) of 7.6″ and outer diameter of 1.5″ and checked all the boxes thus far. It also has a full auto rating, lifetime warranty and can handle up to 300Win Mag.
Sound suppression is impressive for a package this size and while, for this can, 5.56 wasn’t a primary purpose it is as light as many 5.56 cans and sound suppression comes in at 33db. In addition to the 5/8×24 minimalist brake it comes with a direct thread 1/2×28 muzzle device and you can pick up a 5.56 end cap if you like.
A special thank you to Silencer Shop for sending this out for testing, it’s going to be sad to see this one go back and even sadder waiting who knows how many months before the tax stamp for mine is approved.
We also continue testing on the AIM AR/M16 H4 .223/5.56/.300 BLACKOUT 9310 MPI Bolt Carrier Group from Aimsurplus.com in this review.
You’ll find all the stats on the Alpha, including how we have our host rifle setup in the full video review on the 13C YouTube Channel –
Included in the box from Griffin:
- 5/8×24 Minimalist Muzzle Brake (with shims)
- 1/2×28 Direct Thread Insert
- CAR Stock Wrench/multi tool
- Baffle Pushing tool (3 pieces)
- Molle Pouch
- User Manual
|Materials:||17-4 Stainless Steel, and 6AL4V Titanium|
|Attachment:||Taper Mount devices|
|DB Attenuation:||5.56mm (33DB), 300BLK (34DB Super), (39DB Sub) 7.62mm (32DB)|
|Full Auto Rated:||Yes|
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