Introduced in 2006, the Blackside-45 replaces the SOS-45 suppressor in a shorter, lighter weight, more efficient package. Extensive testing has demonstrated that a recoil booster is not necessary for most weapons, including the majority of the difficult to cycle HK USP Tactical. Highest performance is achieved with only a minimal amount of artificial environment (such as light oil). Although not as efficient dry, it is acceptable when artificial environment media is unavailable. The mount features positive front stop threading to reduce thread wear and provide proper alignment on 1911 and other pistols. At extra cost the Blackside can be ordered with a recoil booster (L.I.D.) or one can be retrofitted later. The upgrade charge of $165 is the difference between the boosted and non-boosted version.
It is important to note that using a recoil booster on a weapon that does not require boosting will accelerate wear on the host firearm.
Constructed of high tensile strength aluminum alloys heat treated to Gemtech specifications, this unit does not utilize any bore obstructing "wipes" or mesh. The advanced frequency shifting baffle design creates outstanding performance. With complete suppression of the muzzle flash signature, this device is an exceptionally effective tool for tactical users.
The Blackside-45 is currently available threaded either M16x1-LH for the HK USP Tactical, M16x1-RH for the MK23/SOCOM, and 0.578-28 for the Glock-21, 1911, and other barrels. The recoil boosted (L.I.D.) version is currently available threaded 0.578-28 and M16x1-LH for the USP Tactical.