The Q Half Nelson and Full Nelson suppressors are everything you want and nothing you don’t need – titanium, direct thread, and a great price point. Evidently Kevin Brittingham must be a big wrestling fan. Considering the track record of Mr. Brittingham – founder of AAC and developer of the Sig Sauer suppressors – the new Q silencers created quite a buzz and they don’t disappoint.
The Half Nelson is basically a shorter version of the Full Nelson. Both feature a fatter-than-typical 1.75″ diameter. Both silencers are manufactured from titanium and are therefore quite light. I am personally not a huge fan of Quick Attach systems so the direct thread appeals to me – for others it is a deal breaker (in which case Q does offer two Quickie Fast-Attach cans).
The Q Full Nelson and Q Half Nelson certainly have the coolest packaging.
|Half Nelson||Full Nelson|
|Calibers||7.62, 300 BLK, 300 WM||7.62, 300 BLK, 300 WM|
|Weight||12.2 ounces||16.6 ounces|
|Attachment||Direct Thread||Direct Thread|
|220gr 300 BLK 7″||133db||121db|
|110gr 300 BLK 7″||136db||129db|
|175gr 7.62 16″||140db||130db|
The additional volume of the Full Nelson is evident in the reduced sound signature of approximately 10 – 12 decibels – which is significant. Everyone loves “short” but the larger suppressor is a more enjoyable shooting experience. I frequently hunt with a 6.8 SPC SBR and run a longer silencer on it. I have a 6″ suppressor which is awesome for maneuverability but is just brutal on a SBR. The over-sized 1.75″ diameter design is evident when viewed beside a “standard” 1.5″ silencer:
As with most centerfire rifle suppressors, the Full Nelson and Half Nelson are not user serviceable. Instructions for cleaning are included on the enclosed card.
A thoughtful feature is not one but two flat surfaces for installing and removing the suppressor. As a .30 caliber suppressor both versions feature the standard 5/8 – 24 thread pattern. You can use a wrench on either front/rear or a socket on the front.
Those familiar with Sig Sauer silencers will see some resemblance in the unique welding.
Check the Silencer Shop for current street price.