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I just got an Omega SD and I'm trying to decide which suppressor to get for it. It sounds like the two most popular choices are TPM and RCM. I like the lower weight of the TPM but I don't know if it's worth the extra cost. Another concern is the larger diameter of the RCM can might be a tight fit on the Omega upper, but it sounds like if everything is aligned correctly that's not a problem. So, I'd like to hear your thought about these two suppressors. Bonus points if you have experience with both of them.
 

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I am doing the same research, it appears there's much more support for the TPM. TPM's facebook page has some info on the suppressor and cleaning it gives you some insight.
 

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I'm still waiting on the Form 4 to clear on my TMP SD, but I did get some hands on with it at my dealer a while back. I can't compare it to an RCM can, but I will say the TPM is lightweight, high quality, easily serviceable and very quiet with 124 grain NATO.

 

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My TPM is fantastic. My SOT was really surprised at the light weight when he got it in, as he was used to HK made SD suppressors.

You have read the threads and posts in the TPM section of the supporting vendors here on HK Pro, right? Lots of great info and reviews there.

I cannot speak to RCM, just TPM. Sorry. But I would buy TPM again and recommend them to anyone.
 

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Does subsonic 9 perform well with the SD platform?
This is a tongue in cheek, right? I must have seen that question asked and answered a half dozen times on this board.......

It's not usually recommended. Any round that leaves the muzzle of an SD is subsonic, what's the point?

I have a TPM SD. There's no reason for an SD can to have any steel in it IMHO, it's a pistol caliber suppressor. Would you buy a can for your (insert 9mm handgun here) with a steel tube? Why not? That's why you don't need it in an SD.

If I may say so, you answered your own question regarding the fact that you have an Omega/Todd Bailey product and why you might not want an RCM can.
 

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This is a tongue in cheek, right? I must have seen that question asked and answered a half dozen times on this board.......

It's not usually recommended. Any round that leaves the muzzle of an SD is subsonic, what's the point?

I have a TPM SD. There's no reason for an SD can to have any steel in it IMHO, it's a pistol caliber suppressor. Would you buy a can for your (insert 9mm handgun here) with a steel tube? Why not? That's why you don't need it in an SD.

If I may say so, you answered your own question regarding the fact that you have an Omega/Todd Bailey product and why you might not want an RCM can.
You are correct should have investigate this myself simple answer: Key to the uniqueness of the SD suppressor is that it is coupled with a barrel that has 30 2.5 mm ports in it to drop supersonic bullets to subsonic velocity for even greater noise reduction. It is often confused, but shooting subsonic bullets in an MP5SD is a definite no-no for what is described in ballistic performance as the world's most expensive .380. The average reduction in velocity is 200 feet per second. You can thus see why subsonic is not a good idea, apart from the unreliability that you are introducing the gun as well. Supersonic always for the SD, but subsonic is in order for all the other muzzle mounted suppressors marketed by or manufactured for, HK submachine guns.

I will be purchasing the TPM can, spoke with them yesterday, oddly enough they gave the new Omega SD uppers some praise. Im very familiar with the entire Todd Bailey fiasco from many years ago.
 

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Well, for the price point you can't quibble much, right? The same product from TPM will cost you $1K more. But it's "buy once, cry once". The experience of finding out that my can won't mount up because the shroud is out of line with the barrel? Or a certain can won't work because of dimensional errors? I'll pay the extra for proven quality every time. And have, I just ordered one of the barreled SD uppers from TPM to be stashed away while I run the MP5SD I already have from them.

With Bailey you have to use the plural, "fiasco's". Speshul Weapons, Bobcat, etc. I'm not going anywhere near anything he's within 5 miles of when it comes to roller locked guns. If there's a weakness to the roller locked community it's an unwillingness (which I don't understand myself) to speak ill of people who produce products of varying degree's of reliability. Speaking freely and openly of such issues is in fact the corrective force needed to either drive them out of business, or force them to amend their ways, or make good on the occasional turkey they might produce if most of their stuff is OK. Sweeping problem children under the rug benefits only them.
 

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I saw those pics of the shroud being misaligned which is surprising considering it takes all of maybe 3 mins to quality check that. And I agree about TPM, I found them a bit too late, didn't know they had the same thing I would have went with them as well. The good part about a possible Bailey situation is Atlantic has excellent customer service and remedy any situation.
 

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I have a TPM SD. There's no reason for an SD can to have any steel in it IMHO, it's a pistol caliber suppressor. Would you buy a can for your (insert 9mm handgun here) with a steel tube? Why not? That's why you don't need it in an SD.
So, no Knights Armament can for you then?
 

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So, no Knights Armament can for you then?
Nope. Why? Because the SEAL's used them? :rolleyes:

I saw those pics of the shroud being misaligned which is surprising considering it takes all of maybe 3 mins to quality check that. And I agree about TPM, I found them a bit too late, didn't know they had the same thing I would have went with them as well. The good part about a possible Bailey situation is Atlantic has excellent customer service and remedy any situation.
That is to their credit. Atlantic seems to understand how easy it is to get a bad reputation, and be willing to do whatever it takes not to have one.
 

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Now as much as I dislike TB. Trying to get him to do the right thing is like dealing with a 2 yr olds tantrums. I bought a SW 89SD from DJ Getz about 3 years ago. It worked right out of the box. No issues other than a minor one. No front sling attachment. I run mine with a complete RCM bcg and a RCM can. I am very pleased with the RCM can. I don't have fte or ftfs. I use HK magazines with out any issues. I have about 2000 rounds thru it.
 

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TPM fan here, I'll take delivery of mine very soon. Reasons why I picked TPM: Silencer is the proper diameter. Silencer can be taken apart. Silencer is lighter. TPM is awesome and basically down the road from me.

The one thing that would really steer me away from the RCM can is the increased diameter that requires a shaved cocking tube support.
 

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I've got a TPM and couldn't be happier, fit and finish is fantastic its user serviceable and its REALLY freakin' light!! Plus the guys are a heck of a lot of fun :)
 

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I believe that TPM is the way to go in fact I will be ordering one very soon, just waiting for some extra funds to arrive.
 

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Tpm says mine will be finished in a few weeks. Long but worthy wait. RCM is fantastic to deal with. It's awesome to have someone making good replacement parts.
 
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