Originally released in 2012, the SOCOM Series Suppressors were selected by US Special Operations Command as first among all competitors, the most extensive and rigorous suppressor evaluation in history. The awarded full-length suppressors cover all aspects of performance to include effective reduction of sound attenuation, flash and dust signature, and also received the USSOCOM official safety verification in support of fielding. Additionally the suppressors were designed for optimum durability and service life. Since then the SOCOM suppressor has been sold to military units and police departments throughout the United States and the world over within allied NATO countries.
Initially introduced in early 2015, the SOCOM2 suppressors have minimal increase in capability than that of the SOCOM option, and have had a significant increase in production capability. Now when using computer controlled laser welding there is a significant decrease in production cycle-time, thus a reduction in cost, which has been passed along to the enduser offering the best suppressor product available at a lesser price.
The SOCOM2 suppressors continue to be constructed of advanced high-temperature alloys and stainless steel featuring a redesigned internal venting system to additionally reduce back pressure and in some cases a further reduction in sound attenuation. Ascetically the visual difference of the SOCOM2 suppressors is a new recessed end cap.
There is no change in suppressor adapter attachment between the SOCOM and SOCOM2 suppressors. The SOCOM 3-Prong Flash Hider, Muzzle Brake and WARCOMP option adapters are designed for use with weapons system from carbine through machine gun variants. Like all SureFire SOCOM Fast-Attach models, the SOCOM2 produces minimal consistent shift in impact, if at all, compared to that of the unsuppressed weapon.
As always SureFire suppressors are designed and manufactured in the USA.
SUREFIRE SOCOM556-MINI GEN 2 DARK EARTH (223 REM | 5.56 NATO)
FAMILY: SOCOM Series Sound Silencer
MODEL: SOCOM556-MINI Gen 2
TYPE: NFA - Silencer
FINISH: Ionbond, Cerakote Matte Dark Earth
WEIGHT: 14.5 Oz.
ATTACH METHOD: Quick Detachable
CALIBER/GAUGE: 223 Rem | 5.56 NATO
OVERALL LENGTH: 5.00"
CONSTRUCTION: High-Temp Alloys, SS Steel
CAN DISASSEMBLE: Yes
All SOCOM rifle and carbine suppressors are test fired and must shoot a group no more than 1 MOA than that of the baseline platform unsuppressed group to pass
Advanced features based off the Winner of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) extensive and rigorous suppressor trial
Five-inch overall length for minimal overall weapon length and minimal impact on handling characteristics (1.2 inches shorter and 2.5 ounces lighter than SOCOM556-RC)
Cutting-edge internal venting to reduce back pressure, cyclic rate, and gas blowback
Integrated blast shield increases durability
Patent-pending front-plate design and proprietary gas-flow improvements virtually eliminate first-round flash
Effective attenuation of noise and dust signatures
Patented Fast-Attach® design attaches and removes in seconds
Minimal, consistent point-of-impact shift compared with unsuppressed weapon
Designed for best overall reduction on 14.5” 5.56 M4-variants.
Can be used on shorter barrel length 5.56 system with minimal decrease in reduction compared to that of the SOCOM556-RC2 option suppressor.
Constructed of advanced high-temperature alloys and stainless steel
Long service life
Made in the USA