Resilient brings us an unusually shaped 9mm suppressor that is most often used on MP5 style sub-guns and pistol caliber carbines. The RS9 is full auto rated and designed for the blow-back style of PCCs, Resilient has designed a suppressor to reduce the port-pop sound heard on blow back action rifles and pistols. Getting the mix of lower back pressure and gasses and sound reduction on a blowback style action is typically a compromise of with a larger diameter suppressor. Resilient's answer is a design with a larger blast chamber - also allowing for an industry standard hub and the optionality of direct thread, QD and trilug attachment points - and a small diameter main body.
Resilient claims that its unique design has allowed the RS9 to be the quietest sub gun suppressor. The RS9 has a 17-4 stainless baffle stack, which allows for full auto firing. With a weight of 12.5 ounces, the RS9 makes an attractive addition to your armament locker.
Charlie's view is that Resilient is a newcomer to the suppressor field, having got its start in the home development (Form 1) business, and that while the manufacturer wants to show versatility of the use of its suppressor with various calibers using an industry standard hub, the best use of this suppressor is with 9mm ammo and the manufacturer's supplied direct thread adapter, and used on an MP5 style 9mm sub gun. Its design is unique, and it does seem to excel in that space, and the RS9 has favorable reviews from Pew Science with the use of the supplied direct thread adapter. It is clear that Resilient did some R&D to get a sub gun specific suppressor that excels in performance, and this is where we would recommend our customers evaluate the Resilient RS9.
Pew Science has reviewed the performance of the RS9. Pew Science gives the RS9 a rating of 53.1. This is a favorable rating, somewhat above average. Pew Science ratings take into account suppression at the muzzle, suppression at the shooter's ear and back pressure, or back flow of gas, which can both cause early wear on a bolt and uncomfortable gas in the face of the shooter. While the Pew Science rating of suppression at the shooter's ear, using an HK SP5 and HK SP5K was less than the suppression at the muzzle, this is very common of blow back fired operation, and the numbers can be deceiving, compared to shooting an AR style rifle, which inherently has less noise at the bolt chamber. Pew Science notes that the RS9 performs far above average with short barrel 9mm sub-guns, which is in part due the the larger blast chamber design. Pew Science notes that all of its testing was done with the proprietary direct thread mount, and that the use of the hub adapter would likely result in different performance, and does not advise using rifle bullets, including the .300 BLK on this suppressor, while the manufacturer does rate the .300 BLK with a longer barrel.
To read the complete review of the RS9 take a look at Pew Science
Photos courtesy of Reslient Suppressors and MrGunsnGear
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