LUNAR 45 Suppressor from Gemtech: One-Can Fits Most – SHOT Show 2018

This year at SHOT Show 2018, GEMTECH released the LUNAR 45, a super lightweight can made of military-grade aluminum and titanium. This suppressor is modular, allowing you to adjust the length to the amount of noise reduction you need. Users can remove 2 inches, making the can shorter for pistol-length barrels. The LUNAR 45 is usable for not only .45 ACP, but 9mm, .40 S&W, and 10mm.

The Lunar 45 Is modular and offers end users a lot of options.

The booth monkey wasn’t sure about 7.62 Tokarov, but that is rarely an issue in the US market. It is kind of like a one-stop shop for a pistol suppressor. Different piston options from the front of the can adapt to the thread pitches needed for various pistol and carbines.

The shroud protects the K-shaped baffles. It weighs a mere 11.3 ounces.

SPECS

  • Caliber 45ACP
  • Sound Reduction 30-34 dB
  • Diameter 1.375″
  • Length 8.75″ Long, 6.9″ Short
  • Weight In Units 11.3oz Long, 10.1oz Short
  • Mount All LUNAR-45 suppressors are shipped with a .578-28 standard piston
  • Material Aluminum
  • Full Auto Rated Yes
  • Finish Matte Black Cerakote with Reduced Visual-IR Signature

Impressions

For testing on the range today, we had the LUNAR 45 mounted on a Kriss Vector sub gun chambered in 9mm. The LUNAR 45 had little effect on the balance of the weapon. As pistol caliber carbines become more popular, this is going to be a main player in the marketplace.

The Lunar 45 shroud is easy to remove.

Taking this thing apart for cleaning is a snap, and I love the new tools included in case you forget to clean it. Often. Not that I have ever done that. Professionals always follow recommended cleaning schedules. And never ever get a can so stuck together that they have to warm it up on the BBQ grill to get it apart.For testing on the range today, we had the LUNAR 45 mounted on a Kriss Vector sub gun chambered in 9mm. The LUNAR 45 had little effect on the balance of the firearm, but did nicely reduce the noise. As pistol caliber carbines become more popular, this is going to be a force to reckon with in the market.

Pricing

MSRP is $799.  For more information, visit the Gemtech website.

About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website, Off-The-Reservation.com

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  • Ben June 3, 2020, 1:59 pm

    I have a Lunar45, and the writer of this post is a fucking idiot.

    The picture labeled “The Lunar 45 shroud is easy to remove” is 100% NOT the correct suppressor, as the Lunar45 is NOT a monocore design.

    Jesus christ ya fucking dunce.

  • Billybob January 30, 2018, 8:57 am

    Wait time should be NO MORE THAN 2 MONTHS total NOT A YEARS WAIT !

  • mrpski January 23, 2018, 11:22 am

    So glad to see as the surppressor market matures these things becoming more usable with a variety of calibers

  • Infidel762X51 January 23, 2018, 8:55 am

    If the rinos ever get off their butts and pass the Hearing Protection Act this would be a great accessory.

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