Nothing raises the blood pressure of anti-gunners like firearms and accessories that fall under the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA). The NFA, passed in 1934, governs the sale and production of all the truly fun toys of the firearms world, namely suppressors, machine guns, short-barreled rifles, and short-barreled shotguns. Many people mistakenly believe that these items are illegal. (Without the proper forms approved by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms & Explosives, they are.) But with the approved forms, they are 100-percent legal to own.

There are many manufacturers of silencers/suppressors (the BATFE uses the terms interchangeably). Surefire, Gemtech, SilencerCo, and Advanced Armament Company are several that you may have heard about. Today, we are going to take a look at a product made by the Yankee Hill Machine Company.

The Yankee Hill Machine Company is located in Florence, Massachusetts, approximately 104 miles west of Lexington and Concord, the birthplace of the American Revolution. The Yankee Hill Machine Company makes nine different versions of the 3100-series sound suppressors. Today we’ll look at and evaluate the Q.D. Phantom suppressor.

Yankee Hill Machine Q.D. Phantom Suppressor

Model: YHM 3100QD

MSRP: $629 (additional BATFE tax of $200 not included)

Weapon platform: M4/AR15

Caliber: .223 / 5.56×45