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The 16 Best 223 Suppressors for the Money – Editor’s Choice

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Troy Medieval Flash Suppressor .223 SSUP-MED-05BT-00 .223 RemingtonTroy Medieval Flash Suppressor .223 SSUP-MED-05BT-00 .223 RemingtonTroyBUY
Guntec USA 5.5in Fake SuppressorGuntec USA 5.5in Fake SuppressorGuntec USABUY
LANTAC Dragon Muzzle Brake with Dead Air KEYMOLANTAC Dragon Muzzle Brake with Dead Air KEYMOLANTACBUY
Guntec USA AR-15 Slip Over Socom Fake SuppressorGuntec USA AR-15 Slip Over Socom Fake SuppressorGuntec USABUY
Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc Muzzle Brake TPI MB-5SPPhase 5 Weapon Systems Inc Muzzle Brake TPI MB-5SPPhase 5 Weapon SystemsBUY
SureFire SOCOM Closed Tine 223 Flash Hider SFCT-556-1/2-28SureFire SOCOM Closed Tine 223 Flash Hider SFCT-556-1/2-28SureFireBUY
Guntec USA Gen 2 Micro Socom Fake SuppressorGuntec USA Gen 2 Micro Socom Fake SuppressorGuntec USABUY
Tactical Solutions Inert Fake Suppressor SUP-INERT-223Tactical Solutions Inert Fake Suppressor SUP-INERT-223Tactical SolutionsBUY
LANTAC Dragon SilencerCo 223 Muzzle Brake DGN556B-ASRLANTAC Dragon SilencerCo 223 Muzzle Brake DGN556B-ASRLANTACBUY
Ultradyne Nighthawk Flash Hider 223 5.56 UD11000Ultradyne Nighthawk Flash Hider 223 5.56 UD11000UltradyneBUY
Black Rain Ordnance Milled Flash Suppressor BRO-MFS-SLIMBlack Rain Ordnance Milled Flash Suppressor BRO-MFS-SLIMBlack Rain OrdnanceBUY
Next Level Armament 223/556 Flash Muzzle Brake NLX404Next Level Armament 223/556 Flash Muzzle Brake NLX404Next Level ArmamentBUY
Black Rain Ordnance Milled Flash Suppressor BRO-MFS-MACHBlack Rain Ordnance Milled Flash Suppressor BRO-MFS-MACHBlack Rain OrdnanceBUY
LANTAC Enhanced Full Auto 223 Bolt Carrier 01-UP-556-NIT-EBCGLANTAC Enhanced Full Auto 223 Bolt Carrier 01-UP-556-NIT-EBCGLANTACBUY
Aero Precision M4E1 Enhanced 223 Upper ReceiverAero Precision M4E1 Enhanced 223 Upper ReceiverAero PrecisionBUY
Aero Precision M4E1 Enhanced 223 Wylde SS Upper ReceiverAero Precision M4E1 Enhanced 223 Wylde SS Upper ReceiverAero PrecisionBUY

The muffle devices are invented to decrease the range and velocity of the projectile gasses, venting up from the muzzle. The suppressors can be used for hunting, at the range, during sports, or paintball competitions.

Why do you need a 223 suppressor?

Unsuppressed shot with 223/5.56mm is recorded at an average of 166-171 dB for the 16-in and 20-in AR15 rifles. While firing with a silencer, about 36dB is an average reduction between the unsuppressed and suppressed shots.

Suppressors don’t mitigate accuracy, they attenuate the shooting noise, helping shooters focus on the target. If suppressors are properly mounted, they make less muzzle rise and concussive effect, even improving accuracy.

Best Picks

LANTAC Dragon SilencerCo 223 Muzzle Brake DGN556B-ASR

LANTAC Dragon SilencerCo 223 Muzzle Brake DGN556B-ASR

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The Advanced Muzzle Brake ensures excellent compensation and recoil control, decreasing recoil length due to the unique Short Energy Pulse system, when repeating shot energy cannot overlap and knock the shooter off target. It is not considered a flash hider, being California legal.

SureFire SOCOM Closed Tine 223 Flash Hider SFCT-556-1/2-28

SureFire SOCOM Closed Tine 223 Flash Hider SFCT-556-1/2-28

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The muzzle brake delivers minimal flash, significantly diminishing both recoil impulse and muzzle climb. This sturdy and good-looking mount makes the firearm straight back to keep the shooter on target for quicker shot-to-shot recovery.

Budget Pick

Guntec USA 5.5in Fake Suppressor

Guntec USA 5.5in Fake Suppressor

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This muzzle device works as a barrel shroud without extra length to the barrel, it slips over the barrel and thread on. The Fake suppressor complies with the 16-in barrel requirement (under the ATF approval); it fits the standard handguard.

1# Troy Medieval Flash Suppressor .223 SSUP-MED-05BT-00 .223 Remington

Troy Medieval Flash Suppressor .223 SSUP-MED-05BT-00 .223 Remington

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Specification

Model Header: 5.56mm/.223
Thread per inch: 1/2×28 TPI
OAL: 2.25 in

The Tactical Flash Suppressors are designed for AR-15 and manufactured in specialized factories. The Suppressor allows shooters not to become easy targets, as it immediately removes flash and helps maintain focus with enlarged light slots for effective disperse flash.

The aggressive diamond-shaped teeth can serve as a breaching device designed for close-quarter battle. The muzzle devices are threaded for all AR15/M16/M4 rifles and carbines.

Pros
  • No need to wait for eyes to recover from a bright muzzle flash, as there is no any

  • Durable heat-treated ordnance steel construction

  • Looks mean

  • Easy to put on under the supplied Troy instructions

Cons
  • Not yet

2# Guntec USA 5.5in Fake Suppressor

Guntec USA 5.5in Fake Suppressor

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington; .308 Caliber; 7.62x39mm, 9mm Luger
Threads per Inch:1/2×28; 5/8×24; 1/2×36
Gun Model: AR-10; AR-15
Length: 5.5 in
Weight: 8.3 oz

The muzzle device operates as a barrel case without extra length to the barrel, it slips over the barrel and thread on. The Fake suppressor doesn’t feature its direct function, but it serves well to upgrade the rifle’s look. There are ten available suppressor models of four caliber types and in seven colors: Black, Flat Dark Earth, Anodized Red, Anodized Green, Anodized Purple, Anodized Blue, and Anodized Gold. The Aluminum (T6) suppressors fit the AR barrels to extend their length, but they will not be compatible with handgun barrels.

Pros
  • Well-constructed and strong

  • Suitable weight

  • Runs as a barrel shroud

  • Easy mounting

  • Great look

  • Complies with 16-in barrel requirement (under the ATF approval)

  • Wide choice of colorful coating for .223 Caliber suppressors (5 options)

  • Can be used as a placeholder for an eventual suppressor (as a spacer)

  • Compatible with the standard handguard

Cons
  • Upside down writing when installed

3# LANTAC Dragon Muzzle Brake with Dead Air KEYMO Suppressor Mounts

LANTAC Dragon Muzzle Brake with Dead Air KEYMO

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Caliber; .308 Caliber
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Length: 2.76 in
Weight: 4 oz

The muzzle brakes feature firmly welded Stellite baffle cores, detachable front caps, and Cerakote finished outer surfaces. The mounting design is licensed from Dead Air.

The suppressor is crafted from steel (AISI4150), hardened to 48-52Rc (Rockwell C) with QPQ (Quench Polish Quench) Nitrided to AMS2753D standards on the Swiss lathes.

Pros
  • Advanced firearm control

  • Customers’ silencer warranty

  • Improved corrosion resistant and long-lasting Nitride coating

  • Recoil length reduction due to the Special Short Energy Pulse system

  • The muzzle rise and recoil diminish allows full-auto fire with accurate shots on target

  • Includes a timing shim set

Cons
  • None yet

4# Guntec USA AR-15 Reverse Thread Slip Over Socom Fake Suppressor

Guntec USA AR-15 Slip Over Socom Fake Suppressor

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington, 7.62x39mm, 9mm Luger; .308 Caliber
Threads per Inch: 1/2×36; 5/8×24
Gun Model: AR-15

The Fake suppressor includes both adapters with Steel thread (1/2 X 28 Thread) and user screws over barrel threads. To install it, it is enough to locksets screws (proprietary size) into the steel adapter and slides the shroud over the barrel. The Fake device is crafted from Aluminum (T6).

Pros
  • Socom Style .223 Cal

  • Laser engraved with military-style markings

  • Functions as a barrel shroud

Cons
  • Imprecise the screw holes in the suppressor, difficult to put the device on

  • Non-quality craftsmanship

5# Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc Five Side Port Muzzle Brake TPI MB-5SP

Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc Muzzle Brake TPI MB-5SP

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Specification

Compatibility: 5.56 mm /.223
Length: 2 in
Width: 1 in
Threading: 1/2-28

The Phase 5 muzzle brake is outfitted with five tapered outside ports to effectively mitigate recoil and barrel climb. The Tactical Muzzle Brake with forwarding spikes is covered with a Mil-Spec Black Parkerized finish.

Pros
  • Manufactured in specialized factories

  • Comes with a crush washer

  • Aggressive forward spikes are suitable for a variety of situations, including self-defense

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

  • Not yet rated

6# SureFire SOCOM Closed Tine 223 Flash Hider SFCT-556-1/2-28

SureFire SOCOM Closed Tine 223 Flash Hider SFCT-556-1/2-28

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington, 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Length: 2.33 in

The muzzle brake is compatible with M4 / M16 /AR15 type firearms and installed without permanent modifications; it can serve as a reliable mounting adapter for SureFire SOCOM Series 5.56 mm Fast-Attach suppressors. The muzzle brakes are equipped with blind pilot holes at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions to enable fine-tuning of recoil characteristics for individual firing styles or ammo characteristics. The Flash Hider is manufactured from heat-treated stainless steel, US mill-certified.

Pros
  • Minimal Flash

  • Significantly diminishes both recoil impulse and muzzle climb

  • No ring

  • Strong and good-looking mount

  • Helps to straight weapon back to keep the shooter on target for quicker shot-to-shot recovery

  • Minimized side blast and rear-directed concussion effects due to the patented impulse diffusion design

  • Suppressor host

  • High-precision single-point cut threads for optimal thread interface

  • Multiple bearing surfaces ensure superior suppressor alignment

  • SF QD system is the best

  • Labyrinth seals prevent carbon buildup on suppressor lock ring indexing system

  • Black Ionbond DLC coating delivers maximum protection under severe operational conditions, facilitating cleaning after any use

  • Pilot holes for tuning of muzzle brake and to pin-and-weld on short-barreled rifles

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

7# Guntec USA Gen 2 Micro Reverse Slip Over Socom Fake Suppressor

Guntec USA Gen 2 Micro Socom Fake Suppressor

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington; .308 Caliber
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Gun Model: AR-15
Weight: 4.3 oz

T6 Aluminum suppressors serve as barrel shrouds, covering 2.5 in of barrel. There are six models of fake suppressors: five of them are chambered for .223 Remington and available in Black, Anodized Gold, Anodized Purple, Flat Dark Earth, or Red; and one is for .308 Caliber in Black. Gen 2 Micro Socom features two Different Settings for adapters; it can be Flush with Barrel or Add Length from End of Barrel. To install the suppressor, it’s necessary to screw Adapter Over Barrel Threads, slide Shroud Over Barrel, then lock Sets Screws Through Shroud into the Steel adapter.

Pros
  • Looks cool and easy to install

  • Four set screws you can place on either end of it to hold the threaded adapter in place

  • The device can shroud over the barrel or extend the barrel

  • No problems with attaching to the gun, it’s installed in minutes

  • Works as a flash can

  • When it is on a 16-inch barrel, it does not add any length: as it is a slip over the barrel and it makes the barrel look shorter than it is

Cons
  • Isn’t key-mod compatible: if you have key-mod or M-Lok it will not fit through the rail

  • The threaded portion is separate from the actual suppressor, so you can’t get it tightly threaded

  • After installing, it slides back and forwards a couple of millimeters, because it doesn’t screw in

8# Tactical Solutions Inert Fake Suppressor SUP-INERT-223

Tactical Solutions Inert Fake Suppressor SUP-INERT-223

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9# LANTAC Dragon SilencerCo 223 Muzzle Brake DGN556B-ASR

LANTAC Dragon SilencerCo 223 Muzzle Brake DGN556B-ASR

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO, .223 Remington
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Overall length: 2.57 in

The Advanced Muzzle Brake comes with SilencerCo ASR Quick Mount Suppressor Adapter ensures full auto fire with maximally reduced recoil and muzzle climb, allowing all shots to fall on target. The only recoil felt by the shooter is from the carrier movement and buffer within the buffer tube thanks to the patented gas handling system. A Rocksett thread locker is not included, but it is recommended to use it.

This Blast Mitigation Device is precision machined, hardened to 48Rc and nitride finished; comes with a suitable brake timing shim set. The DGN556B-ASR does not operate with the BMD, but it can be installed to the SilencerCo Saker, Omega Suppressors, and the Blast Shield with the addition of the SilencerCo ASR quick-mount system.

Pros
  • Recoil control: diminished recoil length due to the unique Short Energy Pulse system, when repeating shot energy cannot overlap and knock the shooter off target

  • Corrosion-resistant finish

  • Not considered a flash hider – California legal

  • Great lock up with all SilencerCo ASR devices

  • The shims help time the device correctly

  • Helps with barrel rise

  • Looks super nice, feels very tough

  • A rigid piece of hardened Mil-spec steel, drop-resistant

  • Top-notch machining

  • Excellent compensation

  • Flat shooting

Cons
  • Not yet

10# Ultradyne Nighthawk Flash Hider 223 5.56 UD11000

Ultradyne Nighthawk Flash Hider 223 5.56 UD11000

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Gun Model: AR-15
Outer Diameter: 0.875 in
Weight: 3.7 oz

A birdcage-style flash suppressor is designed to mitigate muzzle flash, but in low light, it can impair the eye’s night vision. The Nighthawk also decreases muzzle rise, allowing quicker follow-up shots with enhanced accuracy. The suppressors are made from Stainless Steel (416) with Ultra Rugged SB Nitride finish; they are compatible with the Dynamount Sighting System.

Pros
  • Quality machining

  • Good for the prone position: a firm undercarriage diminishes dust cloud forming while shooting

  • Simple mounting due to the included timing nut

  • Nice, old fashion, and reliable A2 birdcage

  • Reduces Muzzle Flash and Muzzle Rise

  • Strong underframe

  • Long enough to get over 16 in on a 14.5 in the pin

  • Smooth three-piece jam nut brake setup

  • Post-apocalyptic future look

  • The counter locking nut facilitates timing

Cons
  • Logo “Ultradyne” is a mix-lasered, uneven color, like a blem

11# Black Rain Ordnance Milled Flash Suppressor BRO-MFS-SLIM

Black Rain Ordnance Milled Flash Suppressor BRO-MFS-SLIM

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington

Slim-profile Milled Flash Suppressor comes with a Crush Washer. The muzzle device finish is colored with Machined Shiny.

Pros
  • Included crush washer makes timing easy

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

12# Next Level Armament 223/556 Flash Muzzle Brake NLX404

Next Level Armament 223/556 Flash Muzzle Brake NLX404

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO, .223 Remington
Threads per Inch: 1/2×28
Gun Make: Universal

This muzzle device combines functions of AR15 Comp and Flash Suppressor to provide quick gun performance due to the muzzle rise reduction. The Steel suppressors are covered with Nitride.

Pros
  • Keeps shooters on target while still saving great flash suppression

  • The best for hunting and accurate shooting

  • The hexagon design is cool (it’s different compared to regular brakes) and accompanies a free-float handguard

Cons
  • Non yet

13# Black Rain Ordnance Milled Flash Suppressor BRO-MFS-MACH

Black Rain Ordnance Milled Flash Suppressor BRO-MFS-MACH

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Remington

The Milled Flash Suppressor features a slim profile and Machined Shiny color of the coating.

Pros
  • Comes with a crush washer, which facilitates timing

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

14# LANTAC Enhanced Full Auto 223 Bolt Carrier 01-UP-556-NIT-EBCG

LANTAC Enhanced Full Auto 223 Bolt Carrier 01-UP-556-NIT-EBCG

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Specification

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO, .223 Remington
Weight: 11.7oz

The BCG’s upper lock position is more stable due to the flared boss at the carrier tail which allows it to improve accuracy. Full Auto & Semi-Auto Compatible device features forward porting enlarged vents. The steel (8620) BCG with balanced flared boss consists of MPI Carpenter 158 Bolt, Carrier, CP-R360 Domed Cam Pin, both Mil-Spec Gas Rings and Staked Gas Key, Grade 8 Hardened Fasteners. This carrier assembly runs in any standard AR15 .223/5.56 .300blk.

Pros
  • Lifetime Warranty

  • Domed Cam Pin

  • Well machined: all Hard Chrome surfaces comply with MIL-STD-171 1.2.2.2

  • QPQ Nitride Coating is a kind of the Nitrocarbrising Case Hardening, which makes super-hard, smooth surface with durable corrosion resistance and low coefficient of friction

  • Shot-peened manufacturing and magnetically Particle Inspected

  • Smooth action

  • Less Gas in Eyes

  • Ensures enhanced mass and lock time

  • Provides operates flatter with a smoother energy pulse with a softer start to carrier movement

  • Looks fantastic

  • The wear of the upper receiver is diminished due to the ultra-smooth head

Cons
  • Doesn’t work with rifle-length gas system

  • Both firing and cam pins have a very rough surface finish

  • The bolt is ground so much after heat treatment that many “critical dimensions” deviate

  • The extractor is not nitride as advertised, but is parkerized

15# Aero Precision M4E1 Enhanced 223 Wylde Fluted Complete Upper Receiver

Aero Precision M4E1 Enhanced 223 Upper Receiver

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Barrel Twist Rate: 1-8
Barrel Weight: 28 oz
Barrel Length: 16 in; 19 in
Gas block journal: 0.75 in
Handguard Length: 15 in
Gun Model: AR-15

There are 4 available models of Fluted Complete Upper Receiver in two colors Black or Flat Dark Earth, and two finishes corresponding: Anodized or Magpul Cerakote, and two options of barrel length: 16 in or 19 in. The assembled M-LOK Upper receiver comes with Gen 2 Enhanced Handguard, port door, and forward assist with the addition of quick disconnect sling sockets, improved milling design for grip and better look, a new profile for the Picatinny top rail.

The upper is forged from 7075 T6 Aluminum, precision machined to M4E1 specs, and laser engraved T-marks (Anodized only). The unit operates with AR15/M16 components, Aero Precision handguards, and most BAR systems. The upper includes Low Profile Gas Block and Rifle Length Gas Tube, it comes without BCG or Charging Handle. The handguard features built-in anti-rotation tabs, scalloped rails, and continuous top rail.

Pros
  • Comes with a barrel nut and wrench

  • The handguard mounting platform is forged into the receiver

  • Looks and shoots great

  • Smooth and well-finished handguard

  • Paired with an Aero Precision bolt carrier group, Trybe charging handle

  • Best for AR Mil-spec lower

Cons
  • Visible gas block issue: it doesn’t cycle

16# Aero Precision M4E1 Enhanced 223 Wylde SS Upper Receiver

Aero Precision M4E1 Enhanced 223 Wylde SS Upper Receiver

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Specification

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Barrel Twist Rate: 1-8
Barrel Weight: 28 oz
Barrel Length: 16 in; 18 in
Handguard Length: 15 in; 12 in
Gas block journal: 0.75 in
Handguard Length: 15 in
Gun Model: AR-15

The Assembled Upper comes with the Quantum Handguard, removable four-slot Picatinny rail section for a front sight, fitting AR15/M16 components, Aero Precision handguards, and most BAR systems. Five models are available in two colors Black or Flat Dark Earth, and two finishes correspondingly: Anodized or Magpul Cerakote. The handguard features scalloped rails, continuous top rail, and built-in anti-rotation tabs.

The upper receiver is precision machined to M4E1 specs and forged from Aluminum (7075 T6). The upper includes Low Profile Gas Block and Rifle Length Gas Tube, it comes without BCG or Charging Handle.

Pros
  • Built-in anti-rotation tabs

  • A seven-mounting surface for accessories

Cons
  • Not yet rated

Conclusion

The suppressors allow attenuating decibels, protecting your ears, depending on used ammunition (a subsonic or usual rounds), barrel length, and environmental conditions.

Choosing a quality silencer, you should remember about its maintenance to keep its high performance. Also, remember to take the tax stamp with your silencer to show it on the ATF agents’ demand as proof of the registration in request.

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