First Shots: Silencer Central Banish Speed K

by Braxton Taylor

The new Silencer Central Banish Speed K was designed specifically for the tactical market but is also a great option for anyone who is in the market for an easy-to-use rifle suppressor.

Speed K is a short, stubby can specific to 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem.-chambered rifles and large-format pistols which mounts via direct-thread to the muzzle. In a departure from the rest of the Banish line, is made from Inconel rather than titanium. At just 4 inches long, it finds a ready home at the end of your modern sporting rifle.

The suppressor threads directly to the muzzle and adds approximately 3.5 inches to the overall length of the carbine, which is substantially less than a traditional suppressor. To achieve the volume of space needed significant sound reduction, the Banish K is a good deal thicker than most other suppressors. At a full 2-inch diameter, its Inconel construction means that it is also a bit heavier than it looks, weighing in at 14.1 ounces

Because of its small size and superlative performance, the Speed K is an great option for use on a home-defense carbine. Its short length makes maneuvering through a home simple to accomplish and leaves less material hanging out beyond the muzzle for a criminal to potentially grab as you come around a corner. Having a suppressed firearm for home defense is a good idea, because while it certainly won’t “silence” the report of your carbine, it will reduce the noise level significantly. Silencer Central claims a report of 138.5 dB at the shooter’s ear, which would be a reduction of about 20 to 30 dB, depending on your particular AR and load. That can help you maintain a greater level of situational awareness, which is vital in any defensive scenario.

Silencer Central Banish Speed K Specifications

  • Caliber: 5.56/.223 Rem.
  • Material: Inconel 718
  • Diameter: 2 inches
  • Length: 4 inches
  • Weight: 14.1 ounces
  • MSRP: $1,199

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