“The Agonizing, Tedious, time-consuming, frustrating, exhilirating, imposing, costly, illuminating, detailed, liberating, fascinating, eternal, baffling, espensive, gratifying, important, inexpedient, visionary, unending, illusional, impressive, delightful, fulfilling, endless, but ultimately extremely satisfying-Birth of the Offensive Handgun Suppressor.” ~Nov. 1998 issue:Small Arms Review
This is Colt’s submission for the Offensive Handgun program in 1991. It is a heavy all stainless steel pistol that uses a rotating barrel locking system similar to the Colt All American 2000 and recent offerings from Beretta. The Colt OHG used a silencer designed by Knight’s Armament Corp. It is an all stainless steel wipeless design that uses a fast attach mechanism similar to the one used on the Snap-On silencer for the Beretta M9.
The silencer attaches to a frame mounted muzzle brake that is an active component of the silencer and contributes to the excellent sound suppression.
The suppressor data below shows that the KAC silencer was very hearing safe.
Trey Knight sets up some exploding targets for an added bonus.
Kevin Brittingham was offered the opportunity to shoot this extremely uber rare handgun/suppressor combo on a recent trip to Knight’s Armament Corp.
SOCCOM chose the H&K handgun entry as the MK 23 and asked KAC to redesign their silencer to work on the Browning style action of the H&K pistol. The images below are taken from the Mk 23 article in the 1998 November edition of Small Arms Review.