New From Dead Air Armament: 7.62 Sandman-S Suppressor



Aside from TrackingPoint’s rifles, it’s safe to say the most popular gun at this past weekend’s Texas International Firearms Festival was anything with a suppressor on the end of it. It seemed that everyone wanted to pull the trigger on a heater that made less noise than the the bullet did when it hit the steel target. And why not? Suppressors make shooting fun and safer. Wonder why the .gov makes them so hard to get. Not that Dead Air Armament or their customers have been deterred by the paperwork hurdles. They’re out with a new smaller-profiled can for 5.56, 300 BLK and 7.62 rifles. Press release after the jump . . .

Lawrenceville, Ga. (November 2014) –  Dead Air Armament®, producers of game-changing, 100 percent USA-made suppressors, launches the 7.62 Sandman® product line, which includes the Sandman-S®, Sandman-L® and Sandman Ti® models. What sets Dead Air suppressors apart from the competition is attention to detail in engineering and materials. Sandman® baffles are constructed from 100 percent Stellite®, more costly than traditional stainless steel, but offering better performance under extreme conditions and usage than Inconel®. Tubes are made from high performance precipitation hardened stainless steel, making the Sandman® series lightweight with no sacrifice on strength.

The 7.62 Sandman-S® delivers performance in a small package. The “S” stands for short, measuring in at 6.8″ in length with a weight of 17.3 oz., making it the perfect cross-over can for 5.56mm, 300BLK and 7.62 platforms. The QD system features easy one hand removal in mere seconds without the wobble or seizing that can often times affect performance. Easy-on-easy-off with minimal point of impact shift or loss of precision. As an innovative 7.62 design first, the front cap is detachable and features an integrated flash hider. This affords better performance, particularly in low light conditions. The detachable front cap also provides some level of insurance when that “accident at the range” happens and the can gets dropped or abused. The front cap can be replaced trouble free without the need of sending it back for time consuming repairs.

The 7.62 Sandman-L® is designed for those demanding absolute performance in a suppressor. The “L,” or long version, is made and constructed from the same materials used in the “S” version and measures in at 8.9″. It offers true sound reduction of 31dB firing standard 7.62 ammunition. Just like the “S,” the long version uses Dead Air’s industry best QD system for fool-proof quick one handed mounting. The mount features Nitride® finished 17-4 stainless steel construction for the ultimate in durability. The Sandman-L® features a detachable front cap with an integrated flash hider. The whole suppressor gets a Cerakote® finish for ultimate corrosion protection. The Sandman-L® is ideal for a tactical bolt rifle or a .308 AR.

For those demanding the ultimate silence from a precision rifle suppressor, the Sandman Ti® suppressor is it. It features a titanium tube with precision rifle direct threads and detachable front cap specifically designed for the challenging environments faced by law enforcement professionals. The exterior is finished in Cerakote® for ultimate durability.

7.62 Sandman® Product Line Specifications:

7.62 Sandman-S® 7.62 Sandman-L® 7.62 Sandman-Ti®
Length: 6.8″ 8.9″ 8.2″
Weight: 17.3 oz. 21.8 oz. 16.8 oz.
Diameter: 1.5″ 1.5″ 1.5″
Rating*: Up to .300 Win Mag Up to .300 Win Mag Up to .300 Win Mag
Finish: Cerakote® body, Nitride® Muzzle Device Cerakote® body, Nitride® Muzzle Device Cerakote® Body
MSRP: $1,049 $1,199 $849

Dead Air Armament® products are made in the USA and distributed by BPI Outdoors, an outdoor industry leader in combining excellence of manufacturing, sourcing, distribution and marketing of outdoor products through their experienced sales channel. The 7.62 Sandman® line is backed by a lifetime warranty.


  1. avatar Jack says:


    1. avatar BillC says:


  2. avatar Steve in MD says:

    I never should have gone to Texas. Now I want suppressors for everything.

  3. avatar Defens says:

    The listed pricing seems screwed up – the Ti can has got to cost more than the other two.

  4. avatar SteveInCO says:

    Frightfully expensive, even aside from the tax.

    1. avatar RT says:

      They’ll be sold for 150.00 – 200.00 less than MSRP by most dealers.

      1. avatar SteveInCO says:

        Still ridiculously expensive for a muffler.

        This company isn’t alone in this; all suppressors I see for sale seem ridiculously expensive.

        1. avatar Jeremy S says:

          Federal regulations and taxes are responsible. They not only add significant direct cost to the manufacturing and sales process, but they drive down demand. Were silencer companies able to sell 50x more because we could freely purchase them, the cost would come down with the economies of scale.

        2. avatar Scrubula says:

          I agree with Jeremy. If suppressor companies could produce as many products as the free market wants, and get their capital back within a few months, the prices would certainly drop. As it is I think most suppressor companies have their products shelved for up to a year because of the reduced demand from the NFA.

  5. avatar cmeat says:

    isra needs to lobby for legality of these.
    hearing is one of my favorite senses.
    but even if someday this becomes a possibility here in lincoln land all that i’m going to want to know is does the device make things quieterer and how much does it cost. i’d much rather be reading reviews of the multitude of varied firearms designs than the essentially similar tubes that screw on the end.

  6. avatar Rokurota says:

    When are y’all gonna post a roundup of the Festival?

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Yeah, I know it was fun, but was it successful? Are the participants going to want to do it again next year?

      1. avatar BDub says:

        This one is.

      2. avatar Steve in MD says:

        It was fun. A bit smaller than I would have thought.

        The two day drive each way kinda sucked.

  7. avatar GWHNick says:

    It looks like a nice can, but it seems like a copy of the Silencerco Saker that is already available. Similar looking attachment and uses the same materials. Prices aren’t really different either. I have already picked the saker and I still would pick it over this since it is from a reputable company and has been available longer with good long term testing.

    1. avatar RT says:

      It looks like a Saker, because one of the key designers was a Silencerco big wig, not too long ago. He was a big part of the design/R&D there.

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