Somehow we managed to miss GEMTECH‘s new Integra integrally-suppressed AR uppers at the NRA Annual Meetings this year, but my pal “CASES4CASES” found them at the Northwest Shooting Sports Expo. By pinning and welding a monocore suppressor to the end of a ~10″ barrel, GEMTECH achieves a 16.1″ “barrel” length and you avoid the hassles of registering and owning an SBR. In 5.56 it’s rated at 131 dB, and in .300 BLK subsonic it meters in at a quiet 124 dB.
The Integra upper is a complete unit with upper receiver, barrel, suppressor, and handguard. The suppressor body is welded around the gas block for a full seal and a permanent attachment, but don’t fear, the monocore is easily removed out the front of the tube for cleaning or repair. MSRP is set at $1,995 and they should be available soon, although I hear it may be a Silencer Shop exclusive at first.