Dead Air Silencers released their first dedicated .223/5.56 suppressor, the Sierra-5, at the NRA show this weekend. It’s a compact, heavy-duty silencer designed specifically for 5.56 use without barrel length restrictions.
Available with either a Dead Air Xeno or KeyMo mount included, the Sierra-5 is threaded with the “industry standard” 1.375×24 mount pitch so the sky’s the limit for choosing and using your favorite mounting system
I like the checkering on the body. It looks cool, it provides grip for mounting and removing the suppressor, and it also aids heat dissipation by increasing surface area.
Though the Sierra-5 is compatible with the same front caps as Dead Air’s Sandman series, don’t mistake it for a Sandman with a smaller bore. Dead Air says the baffle geometry is unique to the Sierra-5, because it’s uniquely designed for the pressure and gas flow characteristics of 5.56.
They say the tone of the Sierra-5 is really great, and it has a nice, big blast chamber with some venting features that cut down on gas blowback in AR platform guns. We’ll get our hands on one soon to see how she stacks up!
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