An Interview with Craig from Rugged Suppressors

Craig from Rugged Suppressors was in town visiting Silencer Shop last week, and the guys and gals there were cool enough to set us up in their vault with some lights and a couple of cameras. I did my best to interview Craig about Rugged — who they are, how they fit in the market, and what sets their products apart.

Check out the video above to learn about some of Rugged’s new products and about the MP5 Challenge, which may be headed to a range near you.


  1. avatar No one of consequence says:

    Can’t wait for mine to get out of the ATF gulag.

  2. avatar Stateisevil says:

    Can I please wait a year and pay $1000 for a metal tube to decrease my muzzle blast a little at the expense of more recoil relative to a muzzle brake? lol

    1. avatar Redacted says:

      Somebody sounds super totes jelly…

    2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Yes, State, you can do that. But only if I can please pay thousands of dollars for a car to decrease my travel time a little at the expense of more noise relative to a bicycle?

      1. avatar Stateisevil says:

        Did you just equate a muzzle brake/suppressor comparison with bicycles/cars? LOL

        1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          The comparison is apt, and I’m someone who discovered the bike-vehicle disparity *personally* and painfully…

        2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

          In other news, Florida man states that suppressors “decrease muzzle blast a little,” teams up with Rep. Ilhan Omar of “some people did something” fame and goes on tour, delighting small venues around the country with his Onion-like satire of what it is that firearm suppressors do and why people happily pay lots of money for them when a perfectly fine muzzle brake is only $18.49 with Prime shipping on Amazon.

  3. avatar enuf says:

    Would love to have one on my noisier popguns. But so long as it is a registered and expensive item with Federal entanglements to obtain, I’ll to stick with the usual hearing protection.

    1. avatar guest says:

      Thanks for helping keep the wait down for the rest of us.

      1. avatar Cooter E Lee says:

        You’re welcome.

        I’m not particularly interested in suppressors even if I didn’t have to beg them from the crown but I really don’t understand why they are NFA regulated to begin with. Historically, (1934) I understand the crown was concerned with us peasants poaching in the King’s Forest but I’m not sure I buy that.

        1. avatar strych9 says:

          The NFA was originally meant to control virtually everything including handguns.

          When the political impossibility of some things was realized they were removed and everything else was kept. The things politically salable at the time are what remain to this day. Silencers were one of those things.

        2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

          It’s my understanding that it wasn’t poaching from the “King” but from ranchers and other private livestock owners. It was those ranchers/farmers/whomever who lobbied to have suppressors added to the NFA late in the process because people either were poaching their livestock (to survive…this was during the Great Depression, mind you) or they were afraid people would begin to do so.

  4. avatar M1Lou says:

    I still have two cans in jail. It’s annoying as hell. I just added another one, but it hasn’t shipped from SilencerCo yet. I hope all three are complete before I have to move again.

  5. avatar AI338 says:

    Rugged makes some of the best cans on the market. I’ve got their radiant, and a sico omega, and the omega isn’t even a close second.

    1. avatar TheUnspoken says:

      Radiant looks nice spec wise. I thought, when I looked at it previously, the new M2 brake wasn’t compatible with the other Rugged cans and the R3 brake/hider, but in looking today, what do you know, it is compatible! Interest in the Radiant is up! Though I liked the micro 30, but I the Radiant would get almost as short but would be lighter?

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