[Video+Review] Banish 45: Lightweight .45ACP Silencer


Looking for one of the best accessories to pair with a pistol, rifle, or PCC?

Why not a suppressor?

Suppressors keep shooting fun and hearing safe. And I’m a big fan of both!

Now, that just looks fun!

For me, I need a hearing safe bedside gun in case trouble lights off in the middle of the night. Can’t be digging around for hearing pro while a bad guy is waiting.

So anytime I get my hands on a new suppressor to put through the wringer, I’m pumped.

Silencer Center Banish 30 and 45
Silencer Center’s Banish 45, left, and 30, right.

A while ago, we took a look at the Silencer Central Banish 30 (you can read that article here).

Today, I’m diving into its sister – the Banish 45.

Looking at these two, you’ll get a sense of déjà vu. They are eerily similar, but nevertheless, I still wanted to take the Banish 45 for a ride to see if it holds up as well as the Banish 30.

Silencer Center Banish 30 and 45
Two peas in a pod.

So, let’s get to know the Banish 45 a little better. From specs to actual range time, we’re going to examine the Banish 45 from top to bottom and help you decide if you need less racket while shooting.

If you want to skip the words and see the Banish in action, check out the video below.

As always, for more great video content, head over to Pew Pew Tactical on YouTube.

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Let’s Talk Specs

The Banish 45 is a can designed specifically for pistols. It comes courtesy of Silencer Central and is rated for everything from rimfire up to .45 ACP.

Rated for full-auto use, it also comes with a lifetime warranty.

Setting up in either a 6.5-inch or 8.5-inch configuration, I ran it full-sized on a PCC as well as some pistols.

Silencer Center Banish 45 PCC
Looking good on the PCC.

First thing I noticed was weight. It’s light!

A lot of cans today use steel or aluminum, but this bad boy opts for titanium – which shaves the ounces off.

Depending on which setup you run, it weighs either 9.5- or 11-ounces. Did I mention, aside from being lightweight, titanium is CRAZY durable. You likely won’t break this thing.

Silencer Center Banish 45
Classic black

As far as aesthetics, Silencer Central went with an all-black look. Though simple, I do like the curves at the base. It’s what I call nice looking.

While the outside may seem plain, the good stuff is on the inside. By this I mean, the entire suppressor comes apart so you can clean it yourself.

Silencer Center Banish 45 Breakdown
Breaks down for easy cleaning? Sign me up!

Why is this a big deal? Because it keeps you from having to send it in every so often to be cleaned.

Now, I dig the ability to clean, but I’m not a huge fan of the direct thread mount.

Prepare yourself to do a lot of twisting and turning to get this seated on the end of the barrel.

Silencer Center Banish 45 PCC
What could make it better? QD mounts. Alas, it’s direct mount only.

Let’s be real, QD mounts are sooo much easier to deal with and require less effort.

Is the direct thread situation a dealbreaker on the Banish 45?

Not really, but if you are loyal to QD mounts, you will find yourself frustrated at direct thread mounting.

Silencer Center Banish 45 PCC

MSRP right now as tested is $949. But keep in mind that does NOT include paying Uncle Sam for the $200 tax stamp.

Why Silencer Central?

Let’s be real; there are plenty of cans on the market, so what makes this one unique? Aside from its cool break-down feature, the company itself brings a lot to the table.

Namely, if you pick up a Banish 45 (or any of their silencers), Silencer Central handles ALL the paperwork. Yeah, that’s cool.

I touched on this in my Banish 30 review, so make sure to take a look at that video below.

But, in a nutshell, Silencer Center is set up in all 42 states where suppressors are legal, and they ship the can to your door once you get your tax stamp from the ATF.

Having someone take point on the paperwork alone is worth buying!

Let’s Go to the Range

I headed to the range to test the Banish 45 alongside Ryan from Silencer Central.

He spent the day with me since cans are NFA items, and neither the 30 nor 45 are in my name.

Silencer Center Banish 45 Pistol Shooting
Thanks, Ryan!

We fired a boatload of HSM, both 9mm and .45 ACP, through a pistol and PCC.

And I mean, we really let ‘er rip.

HSM Ammo
We used HSM ammo to run through the Banish 45.

Silencer Central assures its customer the cans are guaranteed hearing sage, bringing pistols down to OSHA standards. And they don’t lie.

The Banish 45 is QUIET — like instant quiet at the range.

Silencer Center Banish 45 Pistol
It’s a quiet can.

I shoot a lot of cans, and I can say with confidence, this one is solid.

The can is rated at -36 decibels, and Ryan brought along his fancy science machine so I could see the sound reduction myself.

Silencer Center Banish 45 Testing
Testing the Banish 45.

Yep, it’s in the minus mid-30s consistently.

Simply put, it makes less boom-boom at the range. That’s always a good thing!

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Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

By the Numbers

Quietness: 5/5

Reduces range racket by 36 DB. BAM! Or maybe we say, “bam.”

Reliability: 5/5

It’s titanium. Try and hurt it. No, really, try.

Usability: 3/5

The entire Banish line is direct thread. So, if you change pistols a lot, you’re gonna be turning left more than a Nascar driver.

Talladega Nights NASCAR

Weight: 4.5/5

Again, it’s titanium…so it’s legit light.

Maintenance: 5/5

100% self-service…breaks down for easy cleaning. That Nascar joke up there was lame. Sorry.

Value: 4/5

It’s a crazy solid can, but at $949, cheap it ain’t. And don’t forget to budget for your tax stamp.

Overall: 4.75/5

Super quiet. Super tough. And it looks good. Top shelf can. Plus, Silencer Center takes the headache out of the ATF paperwork. Ginormous feature.

Conclusion

The Banish 45 achieves its goal of providing fun on the range and migrating into a home defense plan. It’s quiet, measuring consistently in the minus mid-30 decibel range.

Silencer Center Banish 45 PCC
Straight up, buy the 45…and maybe the 30 too.

Not to mention, the quick break-down feature and Silencer Central’s commitment to ATF paperwork make this a no-brainer.

If you don’t have a suppressor already, now may be the time to change that.

The Banish 45 is a solid choice for those dipping their toes into the suppressor arena or looking to expand their silencer collection.

What do you think of the Banish 45? Let us know below. Ready to buy a suppressor but don’t want to brave the crowds at your local store? Check out our guide to buying a suppressor online.



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