New GM45 can noticably quieter than Blackside 45?

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New GM45 can noticably quieter than Blackside 45?

Post by vike » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:24 pm

Anyone heard the GM45 can yet? Is it hearing safe or another wet can like the Blackside?

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Re: New GM45 can noticably quieter than Blackside 45?

Post by Bendersquint » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:26 pm

vike wrote:Anyone heard the GM45 can yet? Is it hearing safe or another wet can like the Blackside?
Don't even believe they are in production.

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Re: New GM45 can noticably quieter than Blackside 45?

Post by mk23 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:23 pm

I have a Blackside and it is not quiet. SO that is not saying much...

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Re: New GM45 can noticably quieter than Blackside 45?

Post by vike » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:52 pm

mk, Gemtech does a good job of keeping their cans smaller than most. They just aren't as quiet as you know. The Blackside 45 does a good job as a small wet can, especially on a long gun(no LID/booster).
The smaller AAC Tirant-s can that the military uses has about the same DB reduction as the Blackside45. Gemtechs newer GM45 may be quieter than both the Blackside and Tirant-S if their test numbers are true and its smaller at 1.25" diameter.
GM45= 21-23DB dry, 32-35 wet. Tirant-S and Blackside are about 20 dry and about 30 wet I recall. Of course none of them quite compare to the super long full length Tirant or the Octane & Osprey, but shorter cans have their niche if one can appreciate it.

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Re: New GM45 can noticably quieter than Blackside 45?

Post by mk23 » Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:45 pm

Yeas, the Blackside 45 is definitely a WET can. Dry, it will ring ears and make you flinch every time.

Huge difference between that Blackside and the KAC it was competing with at the time.

And yeah, by full length can standard like the Osprey, it is very poor.

But wet, it ok. Mess to shoot, but OK. It can have a niche market I suppose. But not so much in the civilian market.

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