For those who prefer longer over shorter (in terms of silencers, of course), the Dead Air Armament Sandman-L is an optimal choice in the 7.62mm rifle category. Similar to its smaller brethren—S, K, and TI models—the Sandman-L is a versatile and highly-effective can for your centerfire hosts. To help differentiate this unit from its kin, simply rock out to this song for obvious reasons.
When you get Mike Pappas, Todd Magee, and Gary Hughes in a room talking silencers, expect amazing results. The Sandman-L is evidence of this fact and reinforces the notion that Georgia-based Dead Air is a manufacturer to keep a close eye on. Their ground-breaking design skillset has already worked wonders, and more are on the way.
Sporting the same build metals—stainless steel core and Stellite™ baffle stack—as the shorter S unit, the L measures 8.9” and weighs 21.8 ounces. With a slightly longer frame comes more effective sound suppression. To that point, the durable Sandman-L provides a reduction of 31 dB when firing standard 7.62mm ammo. By utilizing the same convenient and high-performing QD mounting system as the S version, the L suppressor promotes precision and minimal POI shift (perfect for use on bolt action setups), all while being securely attached to your preferred host. Moreover, this Sandman offers a detachable end cap that holds an integrated flash hider. Honestly, this can is just silly good…
- Sound reduction: 31 dB
- Multi-rated (up to .300 Win Mag)
- Weight: 21.8 ounces
- Length: 8.9”
- Build materials: stainless steel (exterior); Stellite™ (baffles)
- Finish: matte black Cerakote™