About Dead Air

Dead Air Armament™ is all about bringing the best materials, the best designers, and the best manufacturing techniques to the suppressor market. Because it needs it.

Dead Air Armament™ is new, and better.

It was founded by Mike Pappas, and if that name rings a bell, it’s because Mike co-founded another silencer company back in 2008. Among others, Mike is also teamed up with silencer designer Todd Magee. Mike and Todd have set out to build the best suppressors on the market. There is no substitute for experience.

It’s in the design.

Look at any Dead Air Armament™ product and you’ll see attention to detail and aesthetic choices driven solely by engineering performance. No gimmicks or short cuts – just pure performance. As Mike puts it: “I’m finally building the no compromise suppressors that I’ve always wanted to make. No corporate bottom lines. The only thing that matters to me is how it sounds; And the Sandman™ sounds awesome…”

It’s in the materials.

There is no substitute for materials and no shortcuts with Dead Air. Every Sandman™ baffle is 100% Stellite®. They cost three times more than stainless steel and they work better than Inconel® under the hardest use and conditions. As for the tubes, we could have used the material that most of our competitors use, but instead we went with high-performance precipitation hardened stainless steel because lightweight strength does not come cheap. Only with the Sandman Ti do we forgo the use of high-performance stainless steel and that’s because we use Grade #9 titanium. Why do we do it? Because our precision rifle direct thread suppressor is designed for professional law enforcement applications. The old adage “close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades” could not be truer when a professional has to make an accurate shot in difficult conditions.

It’s in the manufacturing.

Design and materials are part of the equation, but there is no substitute for thirty years of manufacturing excellence and that’s what BPI® brings to the product. Every Dead Air suppressor is manufactured in Lawrenceville, Georgia by highly trained Americans intent on manufacturing the best suppressor on the market. Our standards are simple, “good isn’t good enough” and if a product comes off the line not up to par, then the can gets canned. It’s that simple.