Are you looking for a silent air rifle? And you are wondering which are the most efficient models? It looks like you’ve come to the right place! In fact, some brands offer rifles equipped with a silencer in their catalog. In fact, it turns out that the models on the market are not all equal. So we have reviewed the air rifles from the biggest brands Airsoft. Here are four models equipped with a sound moderator that caught our attention.
Pro tip: if you really want to reduce the number of decibels when shooting as much as possible, choose a slightly heavier pellet. So that the speed at the muzzle exit of the cannon does not exceed 340 m/s, or the speed of sound.
CROSMAN SHOCKWAVE: A SILENT PELLET RIFLE MADE IN THE USA
The Crosman company is one of the largest airgun manufacturers in the United States. Each year this company invests significant sums in research and development. Its objective is to offer high-performance innovations. Among the most interesting innovations is the sound moderator system called Quiet Fire.
Crosman introduced the first version of this silencer in 2017. Since that year the company has continued to improve it. The suppressor offers one of the best noise reduction capabilities in its class. Quiet Fire technology is designed to contain the expansion of gases upon firing.
According to Crosman engineers, the Quiet Fire system allows for more efficient energy dissipation. The muffler architecture leaves more room for gases to expand inside the sound moderator. The brand even claims that rifles equipped with the Quiet Fire system are 3 times quieter.
The Crosman Shockwave rifle is one of the models to benefit from this innovation. Crosman uses the Nitro Piston gas propulsion system to further reduce sound volume. When firing, the Shockwave rifle produces up to 70% less noise.
ROADSTER 10X IGT GEN 2: THE LATEST GENERATION SILENT PELLET RIFLE
Airgun manufacturer Gamo remains one of the most dynamic companies in the world of recreational shooting. Every year this brand manages to surprise us a little more with its innovations. It is true that for the design of its moderator Gamo is not at its neck testing. In fact, the company is already in the third generation of sound moderators. At Gamo, this technology is classified into three levels: Whisper, Whisper Maxxim and Whisper Fusion
The Whisper Fusion sound suppressor is a technology patented by Gamo. It remains at the forefront of the air rifle industry in sound suppression. The Whisper Fusion silencer includes a dual sound suppressor integrated into the barrel. The projectile travels through two different chambers. These compress and prevent the expansion of noise. Currently, this innovation represents the quietest sound reduction system from Gamo.
The Roadster 10X IGT Gen2 model is the first Gamo rifle to benefit from this innovation. In the same state of mind as at Crosman, Gamo has equipped this model with an IGT propulsion system. Thus, the Whisper Fusion sound suppressor reduces noise by 89% compared to a standard rifle.
STOEGER RX20 S3 SUPPRESSOR: THE SURE VALUE OF AIR RIFLES
In the world of air rifles Stoeger has a head start. This company is part of the Beretta Holding group. It therefore relies on the expertise of this arms giant to develop the brand’s innovations. It was by collaborating with Beretta engineers that the S3 Suppressor silencer was created.
Innovation, technology and style are the key words at Stoger. This is why the silencer has a very elaborate design. The S3 Suppressor system is based on a system of sound reduction baffles and a gas decompression chamber. When firing, these two parts work in tandem to minimize the noise emitted by the rifle.
The RX20 model is the only air rifle in the Stoeger catalog to benefit from this technology. The sound suppressor offers similar performance to the two rifles mentioned above. Where the Stoeger model stands out is in terms of ergonomics. In fact, it is the first silencer in the world to offer interchangeable handlebars.
XM1 S4 SUPPRESSOR: THE QUIETEST PCP RIFLE
If you want to take it to the next level, turn to the Stoeger XM1 rifle. The S4 Suppressor model is the quietest air rifle in this ranking. This air rifle incorporates the most advanced technology to reduce sound.
The S4 silencer combines several technologies to reduce the noise emitted when firing. The decompression chamber, the baffles as well as the compensator will absorb all of the sound.