H&P Manufacturing Admits They Have the Ugliest Suppressor and They are Proud of It – SHOT Show 2019

Yes, the title is clickbait… kind of. H&P Manufacturing produces a suppressor that is literally called the “Ugly Suppressor” and honestly, it really is. However, there is a lot of science that went into their design as can be noted by the different flow path that the hot gasses are forced to take. The basic idea that most suppressors function off of is to slow down and cool the hot gasses exiting the muzzle of a gun in order to slow their rapid expansion which leads to the “bang” that is heard. This suppressor design also allows the overall length of the gun to remain shorter than with a conventional suppressor.

The Ugly Suppressor made by H&P Manufacturing is unlike any other suppressor design out there.

One reason that the Ugly Suppressor is so cool is because the gasses are not designed to stay trapped within the suppressor itself. Instead, the gasses flow through an elongated path which allows them to cool without generating extra back pressure. This suppressor design is perfect for semi-auto guns because the ejection speed is not affected by a pressure spike. Naturally, there are 3 different sizes that this can comes in; 223, 308 and 338 caliber. As the can’s muzzle diameter increases, the internal volume also increases in these different models.

The Ugly Suppressor comes in 3 different flavors, here is the 308 and 223 version. The 338 can (not shown) is the biggest of them all naturally.

The Ugly Suppressor is rather light due to it’s titanium construction. These suppressors are made in a 3d printing fashion in order to form the complex structures that are designed internally which cannot be machined through conventional methods. Due to the one piece design, these suppressors are also extraordinarily strong.

the inside design of the Ugly Suppressor is kind of wild, as you can see.

Because the Ugly Suppressor is so new there has not been extensive sound meter testing done but I was told by H&P Manufacturing that when used with the caliber that the can was designed for, the user can expect a sound reading of mid 130 decibles. Overall, this suppressor may be “ugly,” but it is effective and serves the purpose that it was intended for well.

The front end of the Ugly Suppressor. Gasses exit below the muzzle.

Specifications and Features

  • comes in 223, 308 and 338 caliber versions
  • utilizes a self-timing system
  • titanium 3d printed construction
  • redirects gasses – does not retain
  • 223, 308 and 338 caliber versions are $700, $800 and $1500 respectively
  • ships within 2-3 months


A self-timing system is included in order to clock this suppressor on the muzzle.

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About the author: Riley Baxter is an avid and experienced hunter, shooter, outdoorsman, and he’s worked in the backcountry guiding for an outfitter. He also get’s a lot of enjoyment out of building or customizing his firearms and equipment. Check out Riley’s Instagram @Shooter300

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  • Ejharb February 12, 2019, 7:18 pm

    This has me thinking,if you covered the bottom in a heat resistant carbon fiber and adapted it to a krinker with the forend removed you’d have a very quiet krink with little added length

  • Jamie L Sorensen February 11, 2019, 9:41 am

    I to would much rather buy a firearm. I have ear protection. Of course one must pay the freaking government $200 for absolutely nothing.

  • Rattlerjake February 8, 2019, 3:32 am

    700-1500 bucks? Good grief, a fool and his money are soon parted! I’d rather buy another gun, and instead of paying the government for the right to own it, I can buy plenty of good hearing protection!

  • Kevin Mullins February 7, 2019, 10:30 pm

    Those things are wild. Overall they may be a little bulky, but they are light. The whole inside is basically thin walled tubes redirecting and slowing gases. There is a lot of open real estate inside the suppressor and air don’t weigh much. The more “traditional” suppressors they 3d print are by far the coolest I’ve seen. I wish they would have showed them too. Hope to see H and P at Shot next year.

  • Beachhawk February 7, 2019, 7:26 pm

    They cost as much as a hearing aid!

  • Link Lackluster February 7, 2019, 7:42 am

    1. One-piece? Must be impossible to clean.

    2. “Has went”? C’mon, man. That’s bush league.

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