John from Liberty Suppressors gave us the walk-through on their two newest cans, the Goliath and the Sovereign, at SHOT Show this year. I think they’re both destined to be good sellers for the company. In fact, I’m already angling at a Goliath purchase myself.
The Sovereign is a simple, short, lightweight, titanium suppressor made for .30 caliber cartridges (up to .300 Win Mag). The Goliath is a large, yet light-for-its-size, all-titanium suppressor designed for .458 SOCOM.
The Sovereign employs a swappable end cap so the exit bore is always caliber-appropriate for stripping as much gas as possible. Choose between 5.56, 6.5, and 7.62 options. While the silencer tube and core are titanium, the end caps are aluminum. +5 TTAG points* to the first person who nails the reason for this choice in the comments below. * TTAG points are not a real thing
Additionally, the Sovereign ships with a lot of kit. Two direct thread mount adapters, a radially-ported muzzle brake mount, and a Liberty-branded Armageddon Gear suppressor cover.
At 10″ long and 2″ in diameter, the Goliath is a big boy. Of course, it’s made to bring the report of the big boy .458 SOCOM down to about 131 dB; an impressive feat, indeed. Despite its size, the Goliath tips the scales at just 20 ounces. Swappable thread inserts ensure you can mount this scooter muffler on barrels with many different thread sizes.
I get the impression that having a dedicated hog hunting rifle will immediately make me more of a Texan. To these ends, I’ve chosen to build a shorty .458 SOCOM upper for my AR-15 SBR lower. And, after handling the Goliath at SHOT Show, the decision was made: the upper will be built specifically around this can. Now…what handguards fit over a 2″ diameter suppressor?