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    I got my stamp back (after only 40days 🙂 ) for my HK branded B&T Impuls IIA o9mm suppressor. This is a 2017 built can manufactured in Tampa, FL at B&T USA and stamped HK VP9/USP and came in an HK red and black box. I have thrown about 100rds thru it, 50 thru my FDE USP9 and 50 thru my VP9T. Here are my thoughts (pix attached). Suppression is really good, tone is great but it's just a smidge louder than my YHM Sidewinder 9. The benefit is there is no noticeable FRP whereas there is FRP on the sidewinder (monocore design). Thats the pros (plus it looks great!). The other pro (which can also be a con) is that it's built like a tank and from what I've read, will take a beating and last a long time. The downside is that it's heavy as he'll (16oz) and it dominates even my Full-Size 9mm hosts. The other minor gripe I have is that it doesn't seem to have the "pull and ratchet" indexing ability, and since my can didn't come with any manual or instructions (was NIB), I don't know If I'm missing something or if I need to take the piston out and maybe there can be a different alignment which will index the can. The reason I say minor gripe is that I saw no noticeable POI shift with either gun, but the text (which is abundant) aligns at 1 o'clock when screwed onto the VP9 and looks dumb. Luckily, the text aligns up nearly perfectly on the USP at 9 o'clock with the text right side up, so unless I figure out how to index the tube, it'll remain on the usp which also has closer threading so the can screws on closer to the slide and just looks better than hanging off further on the VP9T. Both barrels are HK factory threaded barrels. Anyway, that's my review! Any questions or if your near Phila, PA, I'd be happy to meet up to let anyone who is considering one of these to test it out. I'm sure I'll figure out more but internet info on this can is sparse (and I have no manual! Lol). Pix are of this can on my FDE USP and for some comparison, I put my P2000sk with the sidewinder for comparison. The two cans are about the same size, but the sidewinder is 10oz and much lighter, not to mention 1/3 the cost.
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    Thanks for the excellent review and pictures!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGG View Post
    Thanks for the excellent review and pictures!!! <img src="https://www.hkpro.com/forum/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Biggrin" class="inlineimg" />

    Tony
    Thanks Tony! I'll post a pic of the total collection (all HK - all suppressed).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkguy007 View Post
    The other minor gripe I have is that it doesn't seem to have the "pull and ratchet" indexing ability, and since my can didn't come with any manual or instructions (was NIB), I don't know If I'm missing something or if I need to take the piston out and maybe there can be a different alignment which will index the can.
    You definitely can't index the can like a lot of booster assisted cans.




    The overall proportions look perfect with the USP.

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    How did u file for getting it back in only 40 days? That’s fast. Also where did you buy it? I see many places out of stock. Even few sites that say in stock aren’t accurate. Thanks

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    Thanks for the review. Regarding the lack of a manual, I have a couple of B&T suppressors, MP5SD and TP9. The TP9 came NIB with a manual, the SD didn’t have anything so I contacted B&T, thinking it was a mistake and was told they didn’t print or provide a manual for the SD suppressor. I found it odd, but the SD is pretty straightforward suppressor to use.

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    I have the same B&T suppressor (Swiss made) for my MK23. To index it, you remove the piston, turn it a notch or two, or several, and screw the piston back in. I'm not sure if changing the position of the piston can change the POI, so that would be something to check out if you do decide to change it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Callahan View Post
    I have the same B&T suppressor (Swiss made) for my MK23. To index it, you remove the piston, turn it a notch or two, or several, and screw the piston back in. I'm not sure if changing the position of the piston can change the POI, so that would be something to check out if you do decide to change it.
    Awesome! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant435 View Post
    How did u file for getting it back in only 40 days? That’s fast. Also where did you buy it? I see many places out of stock. Even few sites that say in stock aren’t accurate. Thanks
    Form 4 individual, just got lucky. I bought it online direct from a place called G&R Tactical; they had two in stock, but they are sold out now last time I checked. I just googled searched it and that's one of the places that came up. I saw maybe two or three different places that came up with them in stock back in Oct when I ordered it on a form 3 to my local Ffl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hkguy007 View Post
    Thanks Tony! I'll post a pic of the total collection (all HK - all suppressed).
    We will await the awesomeness!!!

    Tony

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