Video can be found at: www.youtube.com/swrsuppressors
West Valley City, UT- SWR is pleased to announce that the new for 2013 Specwar 762 has begun shipping and is now available. Marking our entry into 30 caliber suppression, we are excited for this versatile, rugged suppressor to hit the market. We put this can through it’s paces recently and caught it all on film. From a belt dump out of a FN 249 Para SAW to a bolt action 300 Win Mag, the Specwar 762 took everything we gave it. Check out the video here:
Standard 308, Magnum, or subsonic rifle, the Specwar 762 delivers unmatched precision in a lightweight, durable suppressor. The unique Active Spring Retention design provides solid repeatability for complete confidence in your next shot. True bore manufacturing process ensures the highest level of accuracy with minimal point of impact shift.
Introduced at SHOT 2013, the Specwar 762 finally gives SWR fans a full-house .30 caliber suppressor that can handle anything they can throw at it – or shoot through it. It is rated for everything from 5.56 to .300 Ultra Mag, and everything in between. The Specwar is SWR’s workhorse centerfire rifle suppressor, and we fully expect people to use and abuse them. They were designed, redesigned, and designed again to meet our rigorous expectations so they don’t fail you in yours. New for 2013, the Specwar’s fully welded, precision, wire-cut core features our unique, new baffle alloy that represents a significant strength increase over current industry standard materials. The Specwar’s patented ASR (Active Spring Retention) locking collar ensures your Specwar will always index the same, and will not come loose under a heavy firing schedule. The Specwar 762 is available with the Trifecta RS flash hider mount, or a muzzle brake mount. Click here for product specs.
For a limited time, the Octane 45 HD is being offered in Flat Dark Earth. This offer is available exclusively through our wholesaler M3 Major Malfunction Munitions. If you’re looking to optimize your FDE host weapon with a matching, top-performing suppressor, now is your chance. Contact your dealer to order today.
New this year, the SWR Octane 45 HD made its debut at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. It is what we call a “Crossover” Suppressor, meaning that, not only does it work exceptionally well on handguns, but also submachine-guns, pistol caliber carbines, or even subsonic centerfire rifle applications. The Octane 45’s baffles, like the Octane 9′s, are all stainless steel and feature SWR’s CTA (Click Together Assembly) technology, making it one of the strongest and easiest to disassemble suppressors in its class. Even after a heavy firing schedule or using unjacketed rounds, the Octane 45 is still easily cleaned and returned to factory specs. It also uses the same piston assembly found in the Silencerco Osprey series, and can be easily interchanged to switch host weapons or allow for multi-caliber use. The piston assembly was designed to work as the disassembly tool, so no additional tools are needed. In addition to the piston assembly mount, the Octane Series will accept a fixed thread mount and an HK style 3 lug mount. The Octane 45 is full-auto rated, user serviceable, and like all of our suppressors, is covered by a lifetime warranty.
Weight: 12.1 oz
Finish: Hard Coat Anodized
Material: Baffles: 17.4 PH Stainless Steel, Tube: 6061 Aluminum
Sound Pressure Level 133 dB (Tested with HK 45 with .45 ACP Fed American Eagle 230 gr.)
If you’re looking to be part of one of the most innovative companies in the defense industry, and one of the fastest growing companies in Utah, we at Silencerco / SWR have some openings that are opportunities for your long-term career goals.
There are a handful of positions we are looking to staff immediately, so if you feel like you have what it takes to join our team anywhere from Machine Shop Foreman, to Production Operator, to Welder, please check the links below and submit your application with cover letter to the respective email addresses. This window of opportunity is limited, so if you would like to be considered, please apply soon.
(Machinist operators need apply under the foreman link as well)
Machine Shop Foreman
Welder / Assembly
While I was researching gun control, I came across a couple of cities with very different takes on gun control. I thought they were worth the time to share.
Since the early ‘80s, Chicago has been “the gun control capital of the United States,” and Illinois is the only state in the nation that does not allow some form of concealed carry. With laws banning the possession, sell, transfer, and registration of handguns (except for handguns purchased prior to Jan. 1982) in Chicago, one could only assume violence and homicide would be minimal. Well so far Chicago’s 2012 murders tally 436, putting Chicago on track for the projected 500+ murders in 2012. That is 19.4 murders per 100,000 people! I know this number is meaningless without comparison, so here are a few cities perceived as “dangerous:” Mexico city: 8.0 murders per 100.000 people, Moscow: 9.6, Sao Paulo: 15.6. Denying people’s 2nd Amendment rights is not the answer to this problem.
Kennesaw, Georgia, took the extreme opposite approach to Chicago’s firearm ban. In 1982, responding to the bans in Chicago, Kennesaw made it mandatory for each head of household (with a few exceptions) to own and maintain a gun. Of course the predictions were gun fights in the streets, large amounts of gun related accidents, and disputes escalating into murders. Police Lt. Craig Graydon of the Kennesaw Police Department stated in 2007, “When the Kennesaw law was passed in 1982 there was a substantial drop in crime … and we have maintained a really low crime rate since then. We are sure it is one of the lowest (crime) towns in the metro area (Atlanta).” Despite Kennesaw’s population growing from 5000 to almost 30,000 since 1982, its crime rate is significantly lower than the national average. These results are exactly what us Second Amendment supporters have known to be true. The citizens of Kennesaw did not have to use their guns to fight off criminals, the criminals simply knew that the odds were against them.
“25 Years Murder-Free in ‘Gun Town USA.’” WDN Free Press. Apr 19, 2007. http://www.wnd.com/2007/04/41196/
“Gun Control” The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago. Chicago Historical Society. http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org
Hawkins, Awr. “Obama’s Gun Control Not Working Out in Chicago.” Breitbart.com Oct. 28, 2012. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/28/Obama-s-Gun-Control-Not-Working-Out-So-Well-In-Chicago
McClelland, Edward. “Opinion: The Deadliest Global City” NBC Chicago. Aug. 2, 2012. http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/The-Deadliest-Global-City-163874546.html
Pavlich, Katie. “2012 Chicago Murders So Far? 436.” Townhall Magazine. Oct 30, 2012. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/012/10/30/2012_chicago_murders_so_far_436