Rifleman Review: Silencer Central Banish 46 Suppressor

posted on June 12, 2024

As one of the nation's leading suppressor retailers, Silencer Central has changed the game when it comes to suppressor purchases. From having silencers shipped to a buyer's door, to streamlined NFA paperwork processing to barrel-threading services and more, the company has become a one-stop shop for those looking to enter the world of suppressor ownership. One way the company is making it easier is by offering its own versatile line of Banish suppressors, and one of the latest, the Banish 46, is probably the most versatile. Watch our "American Rifleman Television" Rifleman Review segment above to see the details.

"Silencer Central is probably best known for the way it has revolutionized the suppressor buying process by taking over the annoying NFA paperwork for their customers, as well as giving every customer a gun trust with their purchase," American Rifleman Senior Executive Editor Kelly Young said. "But don't forget the company actually has its own line of product that is, in my experience, some really good suppressors."

A man in a green shirt displays the black Silencer Central Banish 46 suppressor on a table.

A modular design that offers both short and long configurations, the Silencer Central Banish 46 is made entirely from titanium and weighs 17 ozs. in its short form and 22 ozs. in its longer form. The suppressor is rated for use on guns chambered up to .458 Win. Mag., enabling it to be used on an incredible variety of firearms.

"The magnum-rated .30-cal. rifle suppressor has long been one of the hottest segments in the suppressor market, just because of the versatility of how many guns it can go on, how many chamberings it can accommodate," Young said. "And this .46-cal., magnum-rated rifle suppressor just takes that versatility and really kicks it up to an entirely new level."

A silver rifle barrel equipped with a Black Silencer Central Banish 46 suppressor aims downrange.

In addition to use on rifles, the Banish 46 is compatible with a line of piston modules, which enable it to be used on large-bore handguns as well. A line of muzzle brakes is also compatible with the silencer, as well as a number of direct-thread mounts.

"Banish suppressors are also pretty unique in that they can all be disassembled by the user. Even the centerfire rifle ones, which is kind of uncommon," Young said. "This allows you to, you know, take it apart, clean it as often as you want. And the way suppressors work, the cleaner they are, the better they work, so this just allows you to keep your can in peak mechanical efficiency anytime you want."

The front portion of a Silencer Central Banish 46 suppressor shown in front of a yellow box.

In American Rifleman's full testing protocol, covered in "Review: Silencer Central Banish 46," the suppressor provided a rating of 137.14 decibels in its short configuration and 135.97 decibels in its longer configuration when firing Hornady Subsonic 410-grain Sub-X rounds out of a .45-70 Gov't-chambered Marlin 1895 SBL. Unsuppressed, the gun produced a decibel rating of 154.12.

"For those suppressor customers who are out there looking for a one do-all suppressor, they're going to have a hard time finding something better than the Banish 46," Young concluded.

Silencer Central Banish 46 Specifications
Manufacturer: Silencer Central
Suppressor Type: centerfire rifle
Caliber: 0.46"
Maximum Rating: .458 Win. Mag.
Body Material: titanium
Baffle Material: titanium and Inconel
Mounting Type: direct-thread (muzzle brake and pistol-compatible mounts are optional)
Weight: 17.4 ozs (short configuration), 22 ozs. (long configuration)
Accessories: owner's manual, tool key, disassembly wrench
MSRP: $1,249

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