First Look: SureFire SOCOM50-SPS Suppressor

First Look: SureFire SOCOM50-SPS Suppressor


Designed for the .50 BMG and featuring an integrated muzzle brake, SureFire's SOCOM50-SPS suppressor does away with a majority of an extreme long-range rifle's recoil and muzzle flash. It also does a number on its report too.

What The SOCOM50-SPS Delivers:

  • Delivers up to 99 percent flash reduction to conceal the shooter’s location
  • Significant sound and dust signature reduction
  • Tight tolerances and bore concentricity result in excellent accuracy

There’s nothing small about the .50 BMG. That goes for its report, recoil and muzzle flash. As they say in the late-night infomercial, “If there was only some way to take care of them all.”

If you tinker in extreme long-range calibers you know there is—a suppressor. Of course, cans large enough to muzzle a .50 BMG aren’t exactly falling off store shelves, which makes SureFire’s latest addition to their lineup so welcome. Boasting some clever engineering, the SOCOM50-SPS should make your massive zip-code-to-zip-code cannon just a tad more manageable.

So, what does SureFire’s device bring to the table that other .50-caliber suppressors don’t? For one, an integrated muzzle brake, which by the company’s numbers whittles away a rifle’s recoil by around 66 percent. Additionally, this design point also does away with 99 percent of the muzzle blast, thus keeping your firing position clandestine. Well, as clandestine as you can get pitching .50 BMG.

SureFire’s new suppressor isn’t chicken scratch, with a healthy $2,950 MSRP. But if you’re the type that shoots .50 BMG for fun or profit, top-shelf prices are nothing new.

More From SureFire:

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the SOCOM50-SPS suppressor. This innovative suppressor tames the violent recoil, flash and sound of.50-cal precision rifles resulting in immense tactical and health benefits for the shooter.

The SOCOM50-SPS utilizes an integrated muzzle brake which decreases recoil by 66% to greatly reduce impact on the shooter and allow faster follow-up shots. This reduction in recoil occurs all while maintaining muzzle flash reduction by an amazing 99% to conceal the shooter’s location.

The violence of the .50-caliber rifle platform isn’t confined forward of the muzzle. Blast overpressure and acoustic exposure from unsuppressed .50-cal rifles have a substantial negative impact on the end user. Recent testing by the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) has shown the SOCOM50-SPS to virtually eliminate blast overpressure. Additionally, the sound from unsuppressed .50-cal rifles is typically so high that most hearing protection does not provide enough noise reduction to sufficiently protect the shooter from hearing damage. The SureFire SOCOM50-SPS reduces sound at the shooter’s ear by approximately 30 dB, preserving the shooters hearing, aiding their ability to communicate, and increasing their operational performance overall.

The SOCOM50-SPS suppressor mounts to rifles via the SureFire muzzle brake. Together they provide rock-solid attachment in seconds with extremely minimal and consistent point-of-aim/point-of-impact shift for supreme accuracy. Compatible muzzle brakes include the SFMB-TAC50, SFMB-HT1 and SFMB-M107.

SOCOM50-SPS Specs:
Caliber: .50 BMG
Construction: Stainless Steel
Coating: DLC and Cerakote Finish
Body Color: Black
Diameter: 2.5 in
Length: 14.4 in
Weight: 86 oz

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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. Before that, he was an award-winning sports and outdoors reporter for a number of newspapers across the Rocky Mountains. His experience has consisted of covering the spread of chronic wasting disease into the Western Slope of Colorado to the state’s ranching for wildlife programs. His passion for shooting began at a young age, fostered on pheasant hunts with his father. Since then, he has become an accomplished handloader, long-range shooter and avid hunter—particularly mule deer and any low-down, dirty varmint that comes into his crosshairs. He is a regular contributor to Gun Digest Magazine and has contributed to various books on guns and shooting, most recently Lever-Actions: A Tribute to the All-American Rifle.


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