Microtech Knives is well known for high-end, well, knives. I’ve owned two myself, I do believe JWT carries one, and there’s a shiny new UTX-70 in my jeans fifth pocket as I type. But Microtech’s owner, Tony Marfione, has always been passionate about firearm suppressors and has been designing them since the early 90’s. Finally, Microtech is releasing one under their brand name: the all-titanium, modular R2K . . .
In the video above Tony gives us the grand tour of the new suppressor.
The R2K is modular in that the end user can easily swap it between two length configurations. By unscrewing a few inches off the muzzle end, it moves from full-length and maximum suppression to a smaller, lighter, but still surprisingly quiet “K” configuration.
The trick here is that the R2K’s baffles won’t fall out at this point. Unlike the other suppressors on the market, an internal cap retains the baffles inside both sections and you’re ready to shoot in K configuration immediately upon unscrewing the modular extension. No need to remove and re-install a muzzle cap into the K side. Though you can if you want to.
Titanium K-Baffles comprise the internal baffle stack. They key together offset 180° and are, as you’d expect, extremely lightweight. That unique design on the bullet-facing side apparently made a huge difference in trapping gasses and reducing volume. It sounded like the Microtech crew was genuinely surprised just how quiet the R2K ended up being, especially in K config.
At about 11 ounces in full configuration, and running between a 32 dB and 40+ dB noise reduction depending on config and whether shot wet or dry, the R2K is impressive on paper and in the hand. It’s also full-auto and +P rated, and cool on subsonic 300 Blackout too.
Hopefully we can put one through its paces on some pistols and PCCs soon!
MSRP is $1,250, which puts it at the high end of the pistol caliber suppressor price scale. As you may expect from Microtech, which is not an inexpensive brand. However, it appears as though no corners were cut here, from the 17-4 PH mount to everything else being milled from high-grade titanium to the PVD treatment rather than Certakote. The R2K also comes in a locking plastic case with custom-cut foam along with two mounts, a fixed mount adapter, and disassembly tools. So it’s a nice, complete kit.