SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor - Credit: Ryan Ogborn


SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor - Credit: Ryan Ogborn

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor – Credit: Ryan Ogborn

Welcome back to another edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturer’s of the YHM Nitro N20 modular titanium suppressor. Last weekend was the final exam for my horse grooming certification, so Adam was nice enough to step in and take the reigns. If you missed it, he reviewed the Stealth Project Recon rifle suppressor. Wrapping up TFB/TFBTV Gunfest 2021 in New Orleans, we get a brief look at the Spike’s Tactical Compressor integrally suppressed AR-15.

Thank you to:

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor - Credit: Ryan Ogborn

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor – Credit: Ryan Ogborn

Please keep in mind that this was an impromptu review consisting of 30 rounds on an indoor range. First, let’s take a look at the details and the specifications.

Upper – $2,529

ST Billet Compressor Upper

Complete Rifle – $2,742

Forged ST Compressor

The Compressor upper was designed for the enthusiast who demands attention to detail at every turn. This rifle was made famous by Travis Haley in his legendary long-range videos. It is devilishly accurate, ultra sexy, and reliable. Our prototype model has nearly 15,000 rounds through it and still bangs steel. Many companies have attempted to make copycats of the Compressor and none of them come close.

Compressor Billet Upper Receiver

  • “ST Compressor” Marked
  • Picatinny Rail Vent Holes
  • 7075 T6 Construction
  • Forward Assist
  • “Made In USA” Ejection Port Door
  • Ejection Port Door Spring
  • Ejection Port Door Rod
  • Integral Rail Mount
  • Titanium Barrel Nut

8.1″ Premium Barrel

  • 1/7 Twist Rate
  • 5/8 X 24 Thread Pitch for Muzzle
  • 300 Black Out or 5.56mm Chamber
  • .750 Gas Block Seat
  • M4 NIB Coated Feed Ramps
  • Black Nitride In and Out
  • Radial Fluting

9″ BAR2 Rail

  • 6061 T6 Rail
  • Continuous Top Rail
  • Free Floating 1 Piece
  • Q.D. Attachment Points
  • Stainless Steel Heat Shield

Low Profile Gas Block

  • Solid Billet Steel
  • .750 I.D.
  • Built in Heat Sinks

Pistol Gas Tube

  • Black Nitride Inside and Out
  • Gas Tube Roll Pin
  • Copper Heat Sink

Charging Handle

  • Radian Raptor-SD 5.56
  • Mil-Spec Type 3 Coating

Light Weight Nickel Boron M16 Complete BCG

  • Nickel Boron Plated
  • Holes for Reduced Weight (-1oz)
  • Laser Engraved with ST Spider logo
  • High Pressure Tested (HPT)
  • Magnetic Particle Inspected (MPI)

H.V.S. Suppressor Mount

  • Direct Threads for Suppressor
  • 416 Stainless Steel
  • Black Nitride Finish
  • Ported 360 Degrees

LRS-1

  • Suppressor Rating: 30-34 dB (Sound Reduction)
  • Mount Type: Modified Reflex
  • Baffle Stack: Vacuum brazed assembly nitride finished
  • Baffle Material: Proprietary high temperature alloy
  • Body Material: Titanium
  • Exterior Finish: Titanium Matte Anodized Finish
  • Outside Diameter: 1.5”
  • Length: 9.25”

Weight: With Can 5lb 3oz

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor - Credit: Ryan Ogborn

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor – Credit: Ryan Ogborn

Function:

The Compressor is built around the Spike’s Tactical LRS modified reflex silencer. My first assumption that the Compressor had the silencer pinned and welded to the mount to avoid having to buy two stamps – one for the can and one for a short barreled rifle. However, seeing that it uses the LRS reflex style mount, I couldn’t see an effective way to permanently attach it to the barrel or gas block.

As you probably already know, a reflex suppressor adds extra internal volume without adding extra overall length. The trade off is that the mount uses a collar with a shoulder that slips over a barrel with a specific diameter. In this case the collar seems to rest right up on top of the gas block.

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor - Credit: Ryan Ogborn

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor – Credit: Ryan Ogborn

The short barrel is radially fluted for cooling but it does also add a unique look. While I’m not opposed to an 8.1” Barrel for 5.56, it does effect two important characteristics: terminal ballistics and noise reduction. A barrel length of 10.3” for a 5.56mm rifle is about as short as I like to go; all that unburned powder in anything shorter just becomes extra noise. In 300BLK an 8” Barrel with a 1:5 twist would make for a solid shooter for both subsonic and supersonic rounds.

One unique feature is the coiled copper heat sinks that wrap around the gas tube.

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor - Credit: Ryan Ogborn

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor – Credit: Ryan Ogborn

LRS (Long Reflex Suppressor)

  • Suppressor Rating: 27-31 dB (Sound Reduction)
  • Mount Type: Modified Reflex
  • Baffle Stack: Vacuum brazed assembly nitride finished
  • Baffle Material: Proprietary high temperature alloy
  • Body Material: Titanium
  • Exterior Finish: Black High Temp Cerakote
  • Versatility: Can be used on .308 and smaller
  • Outside Diameter: 1.5”
  • Length: 9.25”

Shooting The Compressor:

From behind the gun, the compressor sounded as good as anyone could expect for a short barrel supersonic round. Add in the fact that we were on an indoor range an I was impressed.

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor - Credit: Ryan Ogborn

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor – Credit: Ryan Ogborn

This setup did seem to be fairly gassy, making my eyes water after just one magazine. Again, I think a 300BLK compressor would make a better choice and would cutdown on the gas, especially when using subsonics. I also wonder if some forward venting on the LRS would help with reducing the amount of gas traveling back down the barrel.

SILENCER SATURDAY #159: The Spike’s Tactical Compressor – Credit: Ryan Ogborn

Thanks for reading. Be safe, have fun and we’ll see you here next weekend for another Silencer Saturday.


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