Blackhawk has built a respected reputation in the firearms industry as a quality manufacturer of tactical accessories, apparel and holsters. But now the company is set to jump into a whole new category within the industry, one that has been rapidly growing over the course of the past few years: suppressors.
Just ahead of the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in late May, Blackhawk announced that it was entering the suppressor market with the introduction of its brand new, full line of suppressors. Consisting of seven suppressor models ranging in caliber compatibility from .22 LR all the way up to .338 Lapua Magnum, this line represents an exciting development and a major addition to the company's already large array of products.
Not a lot of information is known yet about the specifications for each model. However, according to a product sheet, the new suppressors offer best-in-class noise reduction, feature a lightweight construction providing an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, and incorporate a Turbine end cap to help direct gas downrange away from the shooter.
Pricing on the new suppressors will range from $389.95 to $1,395.99. The suppressors are tentatively slated to be available in late summer of 2016.
Some additional information on each individual model is available below:
Caliber Range: .22 LR, .17 HMR, .22 MAG, .22 WMR, .22 Hornet
Blackhawk Smoke Stack
Caliber Range: up to .45-caliber pistol, subsonic .300 BLK
Blackhawk Mini Boss
Caliber Range: up to 9mm pistol, subsonic and supersonic .300 BLK
Caliber Range: 5.56mm MSR
Blackhawk Gas Can
Caliber Range: 5.56, 7.62, and centerfire rifle up to .300 Win. Mag.
Caliber Range: centerfire rifle up to .300 Win. Mag.
Caliber Range: centerfire rifle up to .338 Lapua Magnum
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