Heat mirage is the visual distortion that appears on asphalt and other dark surfaces on a hot day. This can impact your weaponry as well – especially the suppressor on your rifle. A hot suppressor can throw off this same heat distortion, obscuring your view of the target.
This is even more pronounced if you use a high magnification scope or if you’re shooting in direct sunlight, which can make an already hot suppressor incredibly hot.
Thankfully, there’s a ready solution to this problem – the mighty suppressor cover. These simple devices block the sun rays from hitting your dark-colored suppressor helping it stay cool, even in direct sunlight.
These handy accessories also allow you to handle or remove your suppressor after use, as they protect your hands (and other items that come into contact with a hot suppressor) like a tactical oven mitt. As you likely know, without a suppressor cover this can be an impossible task, even after spending several minutes waiting for the suppressor to cool down. This way, your rifle won’t mar the surfaces you put it on – which your truck (and your local gun range owners) – will appreciate.
In this article, we’re going to highlight five of the best suppressor covers on the market today. Each selection covers the key criteria for a quality suppressor cover: high heat resistance & excellent heat insulation for suppressor removal & protection.
Some have heat shields durable enough to handle a full-on mag dump, which is a surefire way to make your suppressor unbearably hot.