Clearly 2015 is the year of the silencer, aka “suppressor” or “can.” Now famed Texas gun maker LaRue has entered the game with the TranQuilo priced at a mere $699. No disrespect meant to LaRue or their many fans, but does the LaRue Tranquilo look like a stainless steel pepper grinder?
From what LaRue says, the priority here was reduced back pressure on AR platform rifles. If it works as advertised, that would be great. I used to think such concerns were overrated, but really, doing suppressed mag dumps might just make your cry.
The LaRue TranQuilo was designed and engineered for the LaRue 7.62×51 family of rifles, but it’s right at-home on any precision .308 with a 5/8-24 threaded muzzle (1/2-28 threaded adapters also available). The TranQuilo is 100% CNC machined from stainless steels, reduces sound to hearing-safe levels and flash signature to almost zero. CNC machining of all components results in near zero point-of-impact shift when comparing on/off repeatability. This is critical for the majority of users who remove and attach their suppressor between shooting sessions.
The TranQuilo’s reduced-blowback is what sets it apart. The design approach implemented what LaRue calls “SOT” (Safer Operator Technology). With mitigation of gas blow-back in mind, LEPE (Lower Ejection Port Emissions) reduces dangerous materials and contaminants that typically encounter the user’s face. LEPE is an internal design that allows a percentage of pressure to bypass the main flow-path, resulting in extremely low gas blow-back and soft recoil with the benefit of optimum noise and flash reduction.
All components manufactured from a combination of 17-4 PH Stainless Steel and Incoloy A-286. 17-4 PH (Precipitation Hardening) Stainless Steel is a robust chromium-nickel grade of stainless, hardened by a precipitation-hardening treatment. Incoloy A-286 is an age hardenable, Iron-Nickel-Chromium alloy designed for applications requiring high-strength and excellent corrosion resistance.