Armageddon Gear Suppressor Covers – Review

Authors note: In the spirit of full disclosure, I bought these suppressor covers well over a year ago. I wasn’t compensated nor was I given anything for writing this review. I researched every suppressor cover I could find and these are the ones I ended up spending my money on.

Armageddon Gear Suppressor Covers next to the SilencerCo Omega and Hybrid.

Usually, when I shoot groups or small targets I give my barrels a period of time between shots to cool off. However, one hot summer day a couple of years ago, a buddy and I were going head to head on a BCC Zone target at 1200 yards. We were both suppressed and after about 7 fast hits we both started missing. The mirage became incredible and the target would dance under the crosshairs. Just as I thought I had a good hold, the target would move, the image looked blurry, and it looked like there was water below the target. Turning down the magnification on the scope helped a little, but didn’t fix the problem.

It only took a minute for us to diagnose the problem. Our suppressors were putting out so much heat that they were creating mirage directly in line with our optics.

Back when I used to shoot F or F/TR class matches, mirage covers for barrels were common and I made one from a window shade that I velcroed on my barrel. Just the sun shining on 30 inches of steel barrel was enough to create a mirage.

It was after this experience that I started shopping for a suppressor cover. Suppressor covers have to be able to withstand extremely hot temperatures and not spontaneously combust, light up, smoke, or melt. Also, you want them to hold the heat so that you don’t get mirage off your suppressor.

In the right conditions, as few as 2-3 shots can create mirage from the heat emanating from a suppressor. Obviously, the closer the scope is mounted to the bore and the larger the diameter of the suppressor the sooner you’ll see the effects.

The author is shown here hunting with the Armageddon Gear Suppressor Cover.

If you do a Google search for suppressor covers there are a lot of options. The problem I found was that most of them were heavy. I didn’t need one for full auto or long strings of sustained semi-auto fire and being lightweight was more important to me than the highest temperature rating.

I settled on the Armageddon Gear suppressor covers because they have a great heat rating and they were the lightest covers I found.

The Armageddon Gear Suppressor Covers are all handmade in the U.S.A.!

The new for 2017 Armageddon Gear Suppressor Cover models can withstand sustained semi-auto fire. They are specifically rated to 800 degrees. I’m running titanium suppressors and don’t want to ever get my suppressors or barrels that hot. If you are doing full auto mag dumps then you’ll likely exceed that temperature and this probably isn’t the suppressor cover for you.

Starting with the new model in 2017 the Armageddon Gear Suppressor Cover can now handle sustained semi-auto fire up to a temperature rating of 800 degrees.

Weights on the end of your barrel change harmonics and point of impact. I personally don’t want to add or carry any more weight than is absolutely necessary, thus my concern for weight. I zero my gun with my suppressor on and then verify what the point of impact changes are for suppressed and unsuppressed. In my experience, the heavier and longer the suppressor, the more POI changes. Some of the suppressor covers on the market weigh anywhere from 6 ounces all the way up to over a pound. That’s ridiculous as my SilencerCo Omega only weighs 14 ounces. I don’t want a suppressor cover that weighs as much or more than my suppressor.

This Armageddon Gear Suppressor Cover fits the SilencerCo Omega and weighs .13 lbs or 2.08 ounces and is the lightest suppressor cover I’ve been able to find.

This Armageddon Gear Suppressor Cover fits the SilencerCo Hybrid and weighs .136 lbs or 2.17 ounces.

I’ve been very happy with the performance I’ve gotten from the suppressor covers. They have held up great and still look nearly brand new even though they’ve been a few miles.

The suppressor cover is easily pulled back to allow the suppressor to cool. This is a long range prairie dog/ground squirrel setup.

The suppressor covers also stay in place very well. I’ve never had one fall off or come off the front but you can easily remove them in less than 5 seconds.

MSRP is $69.95 for the pre-2017 models and $79.95 for the 2017 high temp version.

Check out Armageddon Gear to see all the color options and sizes.

A variety of colors and sizes are available to fit nearly any suppressor on the market.

The author using his Armageddon Gear Suppressor Cover in the field.

About the author: True Pearce is the Managing Editor at GunsAmerica. He’s a competitive shooter, hunter, instructor & attorney. You can see and follow his adventures on Instagram. @true1911

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  • Cyrus July 30, 2018, 7:16 am

    Not for nothing but I would rather see him holding a Taliban instead of a Coyote as his shooting prize!

    • ~ Occams August 2, 2018, 5:47 pm

      What did the Taliban ever do to you, me, or the US, save for defending their country from an illegal, unconstitutional invader?

      Remember; When YOU illegally invade someone else’s country, YOU are the terrorist.

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