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Silencer Innovation: Rugged Surge

Rugged Surge 7.62When Henry Graham (the designer of the Specwar suppressor line) left SilencerCo, we had a feeling we’d see him again – and that happened last year when he started Rugged Suppressors.

Their first product, the Rugged Surge 7.62, did not disappoint – and the bar has been set extremely high for their next product releases!

So, what does the Rugged Surge bring to the table?

Modularity

The Surge 7.62 is the first mass market rifle suppressor to offer true multi-length modularity.

In other words, the Surge can be used in its full-length 9″ configuration (in which case it’s one of the quietest 7.62mm suppressors on the market) – or it can be shortened to a 7″ configuration for additional maneuverability.

With the Surge, you’re getting the best of both worlds in a single suppressor!

Rugged Surge Modularity

On top of that, there are 5.56mm endcaps available for the Surge – which can effectively improve suppression levels when you want to use your 7.62mm suppressor on a 5.56mm weapon.

Suppression

Due to its modular design, the Surge offers top-of-the-line suppression in its full length configuration.  We’ve spent quite a bit of time shooting this suppressor, and it’s quickly becoming a shop favorite.

Even in the shorter configuration, the Surge offers respectable suppression levels.

Mounting System

Over the last few years, suppressor mounting systems have come a long way – and manufacturers have learned some hard lessons on what works and what doesn’t.

Currently, the most prevalent mounting systems are ‘tooth mount’ & ‘compression’ system.

Both systems have their own pros and cons:

  1. Tooth mount systems are easy to attach – and don’t work themselves loose.  The biggest problem is typically a loss of accuracy due to the ‘wobble’ that’s present in direct-thread mounts.
  2. Compression systems eliminate the wobble & are better for accuracy; but, they’re more complex.  As a result, they’re also more likely to break – and are far more likely to just fly off the firearm when in use.

The Rugged Surge combines the best of both systems by using rapid attach threads (similar to a tooth mount system) that hold the suppressor solidly in place, and then using a compression lock to keep it from unscrewing.

It’s an ingenious system – and offers simplicity, reliability & excellent accuracy.

Accuracy

As we’ve already mentioned when talking about the mounting system, the Rugged Surge offers top-of-the-line accuracy.

It’s amazing how far quick attach suppressors have improved for accuracy over just the last couple of years.

Durability

When it comes to durability, the Rugged Surge is in a class of its own!

I won’t go into too many details here – other than to link to this video showing why the Surge is ‘Belt-Fed Rated':

Conclusion

Suppressor guys know that nobody owns just one suppressor. :)

Having said that, when you get your first, it’s a great idea to get a model that will cover as many firearms as possible – and that will work effectively on all of them.  If that’s what you’re looking for, then the Rugged Surge 7.62 is currently the absolute top-of-the-line choice among versatile 7.62mm suppressor models.

6 Responses to “Silencer Innovation: Rugged Surge”

  1. Mark says:

    Do you have plans to make a pistol version of this? I’m interested in a suppressor that would be as capable and as versatile (changeable caps ) from 9mm 40 cal and 45.

    Thank you

    Mark

    • jeremy@silencershop.com says:

      I’m not sure what Rugged has planned for future silencers. We should know more after SHOT. Also we will keep you updated with posts from SHOT and on our blog. Hang on 2016 is going to be another great year for silencers.

  2. mark C says:

    Will there be a 6.8SPC option? I’d like to run this on my SBR.

    • jeremy@silencershop.com says:

      You can use it on your 6.8 out of the box. It comes with a 5/8×24 muzzle brake that fits most 6.8 barrels.

  3. Matthew says:

    I am interested in using this on a 5.7X28 Upper. Would I need to use the included 7.62 muzzle break or would I use the 5.56 flash hider that I purchased with it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • jeremy@silencershop.com says:

      It depends on the thread pitch of the barrel. I suspect that it will be 1/2×28 so you will need to use that muzzle device.

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