The inception of the straightJacket design came from the owner’s personal need for an absolute flame-resistant suppressor cover that would not fail during the performance of his required duties and training as a SWAT Operator and Sniper. When no viable product existed he set out to develop the solution that would not melt, catch on fire, or decompose during rates of full auto fire. The straightJacket is made to order in the USA and provides a perfect custom fit for the individual customer’s suppressor. Liberty’s Defense is a USMC Sevice, Diasabled Vet, LEO, and Woman Owned Small Business.
- Designed for the Most Austere Conditions
- Short excursions flash rating of 3,000°F
- DIRECT and CONTINUOUS CONTACT rating of 2,000°F.
The straightJacket utilizes four separate layers of absolute flame proof high temperature fabrics which are stitched together with stainless-steel thread to ensure the integrity of the cover’s absolute heat resistance. The adjustable retention system consists of a marine grade stainless-steel cable which is coiled with constricting pressure across the full length of the suppressor and is overlapped on the barrel end of the suppressor. The cable is locked into a marine grade stainless steel snap shackle that is attached to Mil-Spec Kevlar webbing and a steel slide that allows tension adjustments. The simplicity of the cable and snap shackle design affords the shooter ease in the ability to install or remove the straightjacket in only a few seconds.
Unlike a rifle’s barrel, suppressors are made of thin metals and their sole purpose is to slow and cool the weapon’s rapidly expanding gases prior to their violent introduction into the atmosphere. This results in a highly rapid and extreme temperature rise to the exposed surfaces of the suppressor.
In testing, 20 rounds fired from a short barreled 5.56 rifle caused the suppressor’s surface temperature to rise to approximately 350°F. 90 rounds caused the suppressor’s surface temperature to rise to 840°F+.
Weapon transitions can result in severe burns to the shooter’s legs and groin.
- Protection against unintentional contact with hot suppressors in both training and operational environments which can cause severe/critical burns as well as property damage.
- Protection against unintentional contact with teammates.
- Protection against unintentional contact with civilians during active threat incidents/mass casualty events, hostage rescues, or while taking arrestees into custody.
- Protection against unintentional contact with military/law enforcement K9s.
Mirage and Thermal Signature Attenuation
The rise of the suppressor’s extreme radiant heat causes the optical phenomenon known as “mirage.” Suppressor mirage causes severe distortion of the shooter’s sight picture and consequently causes significant point of aim point of impact innacuracy. The severity of the mirage is exponentially worsened when using magnified optics.
The infrared radiation from heated suppressors is highly visible when viewed through both infrared and thermal imaging devices. This can directly impede and ultimately compromise the success of a mission.
The operator’s sight picture can be greatly diminished when utilizing either infrared or thermal imaging with a heated suppressor.
Available in Black & FDE for all major suppressor brands
Liberty’s Defense Suppressor Covers and mats are the only true high temp silencer covers on the market. They are the only product available that won't melt onto the silencer, even after high rates of sustained center-fire rifle. Wonderful innovative products and even better people.