The Yankee Hill Turbo K should be on your short list for a great sounding, reasonably priced dedicated 5.56 silencer. Sound reduction is quite remarkable for a K-can. For those unfamiliar with the “K” nomenclature, it is an abbreviation for the German word “Kurz” which translates to “short.” The YHM Turbo K measures in at a scant 4.9″ with a true overall length of 5.5″ with the adapter. 5,56 rifles have a noticeable bark and everyone who shoots the Turbo K marvels at the sound reduction.
I had been running a Templar Tactical Nemesis 30 caliber suppressor (with their 1-3/8”-24 mount) on my 5.56 builds. Honestly, I was pleased with the set up but wanted to acquire a dedicated 5.56 can for my patrol/defense rifle. We had the opportunity to shoot the Turbo K with the Silencer Shop and YHM team on a demo day and was blown away by how well it performed. The special hookup afforded me by our buddies at the Silencer Shop made it impossible to pass up. However, it is well worth the MSRP of $485 and you just might find a lower street-price (if they can keep it in stock).
Yankee Hill Turbo K 5.56
The Turbo K is a tubeless design of 17-4 stainless with Inconel baffles. Weight is 11.7 ounces with the adapter. It ships with the the Phantom adapter, 1-3/8”-24 thread, wrench, and either a flash hider or break. You should confirm whether it comes with the flash hider or break (I have both). The suppressor is rated down to a 10″ 5.56 barrel and offers sound reduction below hearing safe (YHM measures it at 138 decibels).
The Silencer Shop has a professional sound meter (read as expensive dB meter) so I have embedded their video below rather than the one I filmed.
The Yankee Hill Machine Turbo K 5.56 Silencer is a fantastic choice – even better given the bargain street price coupled with YHM’s reputation for quality.
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