Some people still envision sound suppressors as those little black tubes secret agents install on guns in movies.

But suppressors, silencers, cans — whatever you want to call them — are legal to own and hunt with in most states after obtaining the proper paperwork. And the benefits of suppressors are many: less hearing damage, less angry neighbors, less flinching from recoil.

So read on to see what new suppressors are hitting the market for 2016, and be sure scroll through the gallery above for an even closer look. As far as suppressors go, you won’t be disappointed.

AAC Illusion 9

The Illusion 9 was designed to be low enough to allow for the use of factory-height sights (exception being the Beretta 92/M9 series). This unit is also user serviceable. It is constructed with a stainless blast baffle and seven aluminum conical baffles wrapped in a 6061 aluminum tube with a hardcoat anodized finish. It is 7.88 inches long, 1.25 inches in diameter, weighs 10.4 ounces and has a rated sound reduction of 33 dB dry and 38 dB wet. (advanced-armament.com; 770-925-9988)

Dead Air Silencers Ghost-M

Dead Air Silencers’ new Ghost-M pistol suppressor offers lots of versatility because it can handle .22 LR, 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, 10mm and subsonic 300 BLK cartridges and can be converted between two configurations short (6.2 inches) and long (8.75 inches).

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