[Video+Review] Banish 30: Light Multical Suppressor

Suppressors, silencers, cans, whatever you want to call them…

We can all agree they look pretty rad at the end of a gun. But they also serve a purpose — to dampen the sound of gunfire.

Why is that important?

Silencer Central Banish 30 Shooting Left Side
Shiny toys? Count us in.

Well, if you shoot frequently and value your hearing, a suppressor is a great tool to pop on a pistol or rifle to take the strain off your ears.

Reducing bangs to a more tolerable volume, suppressors are handy and fun to take to the range.

Silencer Central Banish 30 Muzzle End
The business end.

Today, we’re going hands-on with a suppressor from Silencer Central — the Banish 30. Rated for a variety of calibers, the Banish 30 promises to be a versatile suppressor.

It’s also one of the lightest silencers you’ll find.

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at Silencer Central

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

I’ve been waiting to test the Banish 30 out, so let’s scope out some details, talk about the pros and cons, and see just how well it reduces noise.

Check out my video below to see the Banish 30 in action.

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Specs and Stats

I know ya’ll love numbers, so let’s get into the nitty-gritty details.

Billed as the “most versatile suppressor” in Silencer Central’s Banish lineup, this can supports both rimfire and rifle calibers from .17 up to .300 Weatherby. Did I mention it’s also full-auto rated?

22 Silencer Central Banish 30 with Box
In all its glory.

The Banish 30 ships as a 9-inch suppressor, but there’s a little more to this can than meets the eye. It can easily break down and be reassembled as a 7-inch can.

This ability knocks length off the suppressor while also cutting down on the weight.

Silencer Central Banish 30 with Suppressor Cover
Peep that suppressor cover

Not that there is much to gripe about there.

In the 9-inch configuration, the Banish 30 weighs a mere 13-ounces. Stepping down to 7-inches pushes the weight down to 10-ounces.

That’s less than a can of Sprite for anyone keeping track.

Silencer Central Banish 30 on Carbine
Lookin’ good on the Galil.

How does the Silencer Central trim weight?

Titanium, of course.

Using a titanium alloy build, the Banish 30 brings both durability and lighter weight to can fans.

All around, the Banish measures 1 1/2-inches in diameter and uses a 5/8×24 thread pitch.

Silencer Central Banish 30
7-inches, 9-inches…why not have the option for both.

The can sports eight STifle baffles that team up to reduce that all-too-familiar bang to a quieter PFFT.

In total, Silencer Central says the Banish 30 cuts the pop of a .308 by 34-decibels. Does that hold up in court?

We’re going to find out.

Shhhh….Range Time

Though you can swap things around to produce a 7-inch can, I chose to run with it at the full 9-inches.

Out of the gate, I noticed how extremely LIGHT this thing is. Loads of suppressors these days are steel or aluminum, which gives them a little more oomph on the scales.

Silencer Central Banish 30 on Carbine
Pair the Banish with a light carbine and you’re set!

The Banish 30’s titanium really makes a difference where weight is concerned.

Not to mention, titanium is great when it comes to durability. This suppressor will probably outlive all of us.

If it doesn’t, well, Silencer Central offers a lifetime warranty.

Silencer Central Banish 30 Shooting Right Side
Titanium = durability.

As I mentioned previously, it is a direct thread model with thread pitch sitting at 5/8×24.

That’s a bit of a bummer if you have threads in any other flavor, BUT Silencer Central does have collars for mounting on 1/2×28 barrels. In fact, those collars are what I used for this review.

Silencer Central Banish 30 on Pistol and Rifle
The Banish 30, top, and Banish 45, bottom.

Since suppressors fall under the National Firearms Act, I couldn’t test the Banish 30 out on my own. (Without forking over $200 to the ATF.)

So, Ryan from Silencer Central was kind enough to spend the day with me so I could test this can out.

Ryan and I threw a boatload of HSM ammo downrange with the Banish 30 at the business end of a Galil Ace AR-pistol, CMMG Resolute 300, and Remington 700.

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at Kentucky Gun Co.

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Biggest takeaway?

It’s QUIET. Like, instantly quiet on the range.

Ryan brought out his fancy science machines for me to see the decibel reduction, and, yep, it was minus mid-30s consistently. For all you non-sciency folk, the can takes the bark out of the dog.

Silencer Central Banish 30 Measuring Decibels
Science!

Silencer Central says to expect that kind of action while shooting since ALL of their cans are guaranteed hearing safe.

Now, I still wore ear pro on the range, but that’s more out of habit than necessity. At the end of the day, Silencer Central says if you want to ditch the hearing pro, go for it.

Silencer Central Banish 30 Shooting on Tripod
We still wore ear pro, but you don’t have to.

Another bonus, but a little less measurable, was the gas reduction. I ate less gas with the Banish 30 than my other personal cans. I fire my Galil Ace suppressed frequently, and the Banish did an outstanding job forcing that gas down-range and away from my face.

Pros and Cons

Don’t judge a book by its cover or, in this case, a plain black exterior. She may not look like much on the outside, but it’s what’s inside that counts after all. In this case, what’s impressive is the Banish 30’s ability to break down for cleaning.

Yeah, none of that grimy build up on the inside killing the shelf life of your can.

Simply take the can apart and DIY. It’s that easy.

Silencer Central Banish 30 Disassembled
It can break down for cleaning.

Speaking of easy, let’s talk about the buying process. While this has nothing to do with the can’s performance, it’s worth mentioning because of the hoops you have to jump through to own a suppressor.

Silencer Central handles all the boring but necessary ATF stuff. For those of us who want to spend time doing other things rather than navigating confusing government paperwork, this is HUGE.

NFA Branch
I mean, he’s not lying.

From the form required to actually buy the suppressor to setting up a gun trust, Silencer Central does the heavy lifting. They even ship the silencer to your home.

I don’t have to leave my house? Sign me up.

Phone in Bed
Stay home and take care of the important stuff…like Snapchat and TikTok

While I love the buying process, the easy maintenance, and the weight, the Banish isn’t without shortcomings. Namely, that direct thread mounting. Let me be frank; it’s annoying.

If you’re accustomed to quick-connect suppressors, the Banish 30 will feel like it takes forever to screw onto the gun.

First world problems.

By the Numbers

Quietness: 4.5/5

Reduces bangs by 35 DB. Nuff said.

Reliability: 5/5

It’s made out of titanium, so you can’t kill it.

Usability: 3/5

Fans of quick-connect suppressors won’t like direct thread. If you’re going to be sharing your can among multiple rifles, prepare to turn, turn, turn.

Weight: 4/5

Again, it’s titanium…so having a can this light on the end of your rifle won’t drag you down.

Maintenance: 5/5

Easily breaks down for cleaning, which is a nice feature and also ensures longevity.

Value: 4/5

At just under $1,000, it’s a top-shelf can. Plus, you gotta budget to pay your $200 tribute to Uncle Sam.

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at Silencer Central

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Overall: 4.5/5

Super quiet and crazy light. The fact that Silencer Central handles your paperwork for you is icing on the cake. Solid all-around.

Conclusion

The Banish 30 is a direct thread, full-auto rated suppressor with enough versatility to handle calibers ranging from .17 to .300. Its titanium build paired with the ability to break down for easy maintenance makes this silencer a clear winner.

Silencer Central Banish 30 Closeup
Take my money.

MSRP rests around $980, but keep in mind, that price does NOT include paying homage to the ATF (a.k.a. that $200 tax stamp for the thumbs up to own).

While we’re on the topic of the ATF, again, having Silencer Central handle all the paperwork is worth its weight in gold. Easy peasy.

Overall, I had a great time with the Banish 30. It’s quiet and makes going to the range a whole different experience.

979
at Silencer Central

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Have you tried out Silencer Central’s cans? What were your thoughts? Share them in the comments below. Want more suppressor goodness? Check out our top-rated 9mm Suppressors and AR-15 Suppressors.

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  • Krush

    I love the idea of ownin a suppressor. Even in times where things aren't economically insecure due to a pandemic, $1,200 is waaaayyyy too much money for a suppressor that has basically the same design as a muffler. I've heard all the excuses as to why the high price. None of it holds any water with me. When they get down under $99 + the ATF stamp, I'll buy a few. Until then, it's nothing more than an expensive toy. I'll keep wearing my hearign protection.

    1 month ago
  • Bob T

    Thanks for this review! I have a Banish 30 and a Banish 22, took about 8 months to the day from purchase to in my hands. While I don't have a ton of rounds through mine yet the performance is great. I suspect a lot of shooters are on the fence because of all the hoops you are required to jump through to legally own a suppressor. Silencer Central makes it truly painless to purchase. I bought my suppressors at the Dallas Safari Club convention from the Silencer central booth., start to finish the process took only about 10 minutes. Another benefit to buying from CS is that they keep your info on file so if you want to purchase again simply give them a call and you are on your way. I also recommend the baffle removal tool, makes cleaning a simple process.

    1 month ago
  • James

    Ordered a Banish 30 and a Banish 45 a few months back. Easy Peasy is right. I wasn’t going to ever buy silencers because it seemed like too much work so when I came across SilencerCentral, there wasn’t any reason not to pull the trigger on purchasing. Glad to see this review and that what’s coming (hopefully soon) is top shelf. Thanks Johnny!

    1 month ago
    • Eric Hung

      Awesome to hear it was painless, James!

      1 month ago
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