Frequently asked Questions
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Where can I find more information about inserts?
We have an overview available here.
Are your suppressors user serviceable, can they be taken apart for cleaning?
We have a lot of years in the business and the “need to clean” a silencer has been greatly overblown by folks on the internet. The architecture of our silencers won’t require frequent cleaning – a little dirty makes them quieter and build up tends to blow out when you shoot.
We do recommend that you make sure to wipe your barrel threads and make sure there isn’t debris on the internal threads of your inserts prior to installing your suppressor on your host firearm.
Our Vers series of silencers feature an asymmetrical baffle stack which can be challenging to orient correctly (incorrect alignment will negatively impact performance). The Vers suppressors can be taken apart through the end cap with no special or proprietary tools a simple spanner wrench will work.
Our USS .22 silencer is user serviceable and comes with instructions on how to care for/clean the silencer.
The Paradigm .22 silencers and the ASP .45 pistol suppressor are sealed cans.
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Your time has value and lead can be dangerous. Regardless of whether or not the Bowers Group silencer you purchase can be taken apart it’s quicker and easier and safer in terms of lead exposure to simply take a few minutes to send your silencer back to us for cleaning or service.
All of our silencers fall under our service policy. If you get a baffle strike, shoot up your end cap or lead up your suppressor you can send the silencer back directly to us for repair. Turnaround time on service is usually 2-3 shop days. Details can be found on page 2 of our retail catalog. We charge a nominal amount to cover our return shipping and insurance. Parts and labor are free for regular service/repairs.
One Silencer For All?
We understand that folks want to be able to use one silencer for a multitude of platforms. This is why Bowers Group was the first to offer a solution to be able to quickly & easily change the thread pitch of your silencer. It will never become a paper weight, but can be used on many different platforms as long as the silencer is rated for the velocity of the ammo being used and the bullet is appropriate for the bore size of the silencer.
Nearly all of our silencers can be used with several different calibers. If you have questions about the rating of your silencer please give us a call at 503-992-8697 or email us and we’ll be happy to walk you through it.
Keep in mind when purchasing a suppressor that the best performance will be achieved if you are able to use subsonic ammunition. Bore size will matter to a degree. If you are mainly planning on shooting .22 then look at getting a dedicated .22 silencer. While you still can run .22 through our Vers 50, as an example, you’d be shooting a very small round through a bore that can pass a .510. Purchasing a Bowers Group suppressor will give you unparalleled versatility but we are not yet so awesome that we have conquered the laws of physics.