WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
Founded in West Valley, Utah in 2008, SilencerCo started with a belief in the fundamental premise that firearms don't have to be loud and has now become the market leader in sound suppressors, muzzle devices and related products. By investing in innovation, customer service, organic manufacturing, advocacy, education and talent, SilencerCo is now focused on making firearms hearing-safe for all hunting and shooting applications, introducing products that have never been made before, and making the buying experience a better one.