vs. baffle comparison
why is it different?

Many manufacturers work from outdated designs...designed for modern weapon systems. APD ICE technology represents the next generation of suppressor technology. You will see the difference immediately. No welds, no throat, no blast chamber. That difference also shows up in the features and the sterling performance of our suppressors.

Things you'll notice immediately

1. Surface area.
ICE suppressors have nearly five times the internal surface area of traditional suppressor designs. This provides additional efficacy for decibel (dB) and flash reduction. Traditional designs are limited to making the product longer to increase surface area. It is one of the reasons our product is so effective.

2. Throat-less design.
The throat in traditional designs is an erosive point of impact. ICE was designed from the onset to be throat-less. Nothing to erode. No negative performance impact.

3. No blast chamber.
Suppressors with blast chambers create blow back into the barrel thus creating a greater need for cleaning and maintenance. ICE suppressors have no blast chamber and require limited/no maintenance.

4. No welds.
Welds can fail after extended use. Weakened welds greatly diminish performance. ICE is a fused monolith design.

side by side comparison


Cross section, interior view of APD ICE Design


Traditional baffle design

APD "ICE" Design

A. No blast chamber. Blast chambers create blow back which increases need for maintenance. APD Suppressors are designed to require little or no maintenance and never has a first round pop.

B. Perimeter by-pass circulates blast energy around the circumference. This removes blast energy and entraps energy, not debris, reducing the need for maintenance.

C. No welds. Thermal cycling causes loosening of components in traditional suppressors. APD suppressors maintain consistent accuracy throughout product life.

D. Approximately five times more surface area of traditional baffle design- more effective area for suppression.

E. Asymmetric chambers force a tortuous path dispersing blast energy and gas pressure around the circumference.

F. Throat-less design- No throat to erode. No negative impact on performance or product life.

G. CofE (co-efficient) is optimized-no bore change thus retaining accuracy at greater temperature.

H. Vacuum thread. Suppressor heat doesn’t transfer to the barrel.

Traditional baffle Design

A. Blast chamber captures debris and gas turbulence creating need for cleaning and maintenance. First round "POP".

B. Baffle designs create a debris dump increasing surface area, but also increasing weight and the need for routine maintenance.

C. Welds loosen over time diminishing performance and accuracy. Accuracy will change over the life of the product.

D. Limited surface area causing decreased performance.

E. Megaphone design creates undesirable acoustic phenomena.

F. Throated design creates corrosive point of contact with every round fired. Performance is impacted as is product longevity.

G. N/A on traditional designs

H. N/A on traditional designs