New for 2022: Silencer Central Banish 46 Suppressor

Hunter, shooter and Second Amendment ambassador Melissa Bachman explains why this is her new favorite silencer.

posted on July 13, 2022

Whether you call it a silencer or a suppressor (its inventor, Hiram Maxim, called it a silencer), these muzzle devices will absolutely change your experience of hunting and shooting for the better. As a hunter, NRA Women columnist, shooter and the star of Winchester Deadly Passion, Melissa Bachman knows this as well as anyone. Suppressors don't just reduce the harmful noise of large-caliber guns; they also reduce recoil significantly. That leads to more comfort, which leads to better accuracy, which leads to a more successful time in the field and more fun.  

Of course, not all suppressors are created alike, and Bachman's zeroed in on the one she likes best. The Silencer Central Banish 46 suppressor now crowns her hunting rifle ... which hunting rifle? The answer is "all of the centerfires with threaded barrels." That's because the Banish 46 can be easily swapped from gun to gun, and handles all calibers from .223 to .46, even including high-pressure chamberings. What's more, the advanced insulation keeps the suppressor cool to the touch for more shots than its competitors. That's an added bonus in that it will reduce "silencer mirage" (you can read more about that here). 

In this great video review, you'll see why Melissa has chosen the Banish 46 for all her big-game, big-caliber, big adventures afield. For more information, visit


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