Suppressor Testing

TiON follows stringent testing standards and procedures outlined in Alan C. Paulson’s book Silencer: History and Performance, Volume 1: Sporting and Tactical Silencers, Chapter 5.

This protocol positions the measuring meter 1.0m to the left of muzzle 90 degrees to the bore axis. Testing height is 1.6m above a non-reflective surface with no reflecting surfaces positioned near by. 10 rounds are fired and averaged to determine performance. Atmospheric conditions are recorded each time.


  • B&K 2209 meter

  • B&K type 4136 ¼” microphone

  • B&K type 4220 pistonphone

Factors That Can Impact Suppressor Performance

Many factors can impact the performance of a suppressor including (partial list):


  • Host weapon

  • Barrel length

  • Ammunition


  • Temperature

  • Humidity

  • Local atmospheric pressure

  • Wind direction and velocity

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