Silencer Central Banish 30 Gold Review

By Jeremy Tremp
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Silencer Central Banish 30 Gold Review

April 21st, 2023

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Almost like magic, the Silencer Central Banish 30 expels the thunderous boom from your rifle through industry-leading technology and material sciences.

I recently got my hands on the Banish 30 Gold, with the “Gold” designation indicating that it allows the use of their QD muzzle devices. The benefit of QD over direct thread is the ability to utilize this one suppressor on many other calibers and platforms. Simply purchase a 1/2×28 and a 5/8×24 muzzle device, and you can use this one suppressor on your bolt gun and your AR-15.

silencer central banish 30 review
In this Silencer Central Banish 30 review, the author thoroughly field tests the suppressor to determine how good it really is.

My testing was done on my custom-built Waypoint and my Saint Edge ATC. I chose these rifles as they are the most comfortable and accurate rifles that I own. On a good day, they can produce .3 and .5” groups, respectively.

The Why

When searching out suppressors, I consider weight, length, material and availability. The last may not seem very sexy, but there is nothing worse than suggesting or reviewing a product that no one can ever purchase. For weight, you can imagine the impact this could have on the end of a 20”-24” barrel. The more weight on the end of your barrel, the higher possibility of a point of impact shift when you attach that suppressor, as this affects barrel harmonics. The material used to create the suppressor will significantly affect the weight.

silencer central banish 30 on springfield armory saint edge atc
One of the guns the author used to test the Banish 30 was the Springfield Armory SAINT Edge ATC.

The Silencer Central Banish 30 is made from titanium, which is a lightweight yet strong alloy. Because of this, the Banish 30 Gold weighs just 13 ounces. For reference, it’s not uncommon for .30-cal. suppressors to weigh anywhere from 15 to 21 ounces. You can imagine the benefit, especially when hunting, of having a lighter suppressor. The Banish 30 Gold has a length of 8.2”, which is average for .30-cal. suppressors.

In Practice

Installing the muzzle devices on my Waypoint and Saint Edge ATC was a breeze, and swapping the suppressor from rifle to rifle was as simple as threading it off and on. When zeroing the rifles, the POI shift was minimal and repeatable. This is important as you can record the exact shift and easily dial your scope in for the adjustment when suppressed or unsuppressed. The reduction in sound, recoil and displacement of terrain was significantly reduced when using the Banish 30. I shoot suppressed so often that it felt wrong to shoot the Waypoint with a muzzle device only.

shooting the silencer central banish 30 on springfield armory saint edge atc
With the Banish 30 sound suppressor attached, the author continued to get excellent accuracy with his custom Waypoint rifle.

Another huge benefit of suppressing these rifles is the human element in accuracy. The Waypoint and ATC will always be far more accurate than I can be. A big part of precision accuracy is having little to no reaction from the mini explosions coming out of the barrel and forcing the rifle up and backward. It’s easy to want to anticipate the coming pop, which will ultimately affect your shot placement. If you can eliminate some of that sound and recoil, you will be less likely to react to the function of the rifle.

In the Kit

When I ordered the Banish 30 Gold, I was quite surprised to see all the extras that the company ships with it. In the box were two muzzle breaks, 1/2×28 and 5/8×24, a Devour suppressor cover, a suppressor pouch and a baffle removal tool for cleaning. Considering most companies charge $100-$300 for muzzle devices, this is quite the deal.

Speaking of purchasing, Silencer Central has — by far — the easiest system for buying and transferring a suppressor into your name. You can do all your paperwork through their system, then once your tax stamp comes in they can ship directly to your door. (To learn more about that process, read the author’s article on Silencer Central here.)

banish 30 mounted on rifles
The Silencer Central Banish 30 performed very well on both the SAINT Edge ATC and the custom Waypoint 2020.

Overall, I’ve been really impressed with the Silencer Central Banish 30 in terms of accuracy, weight, reliability and I think one of my favorite aspects, user serviceability. If you’ve ever peered into a suppressor after hundreds of rounds, you will see how dirty they can get from carbon build-up. With the Banish 30, you can remove all the baffles and clean them individually, then seal everything back up and you are ready for the range.


If you are in the market for a suppressor, I think you will really enjoy the Banish 30 or Banish 30 Gold. Either one will be a rockstar for you, the Gold having an edge in being more easily transferred to your other rifles. I also saw that Silencer Central released a Banish Backcountry .30-cal. Suppressor, which looks perfect for hunting. Coming in at a mere 7.8 oz with a 5.5” length, this looks like the perfect companion for a backwoods hunter on long stalks.

banish 30 suppressor with baffle stack
The baffle stack is removable from the Banish 30. This allows the user to perform periodic cleaning.

Give Silencer Central a peek and see their entire lineup of Banish suppressors, from .22-cal. all the way up to .338 Lapua. They’re sure to have something to fit your needs, and they also have some of the most knowledgeable staff committed to understanding all the nuances of ATF compliance and suppressor ownership.

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Jeremy Tremp

Jeremy Tremp

Jeremy Tremp is a filmmaker/photographer who turned his passion for the firearms industry into a dream job. Having identified a need in the 2A space, he and some like-minded friends started Offensive Marketing Group to help bring their unique skillsets to an industry in dire need of "outside of the box" marketing approaches. One of the perks is getting access to some of the best gear and training in the industry. In his spare time, he loves to be at the range testing gear and learning to be a better shooter, firearms advocate and content creator.

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