First Look: Primary Weapons Systems Suppressors

Known for their modern sporting rifles, PWS is now branching out into the suppressor market.

posted on August 17, 2022
Primary Weapon Systems suppressor

Primary Weapon Systems (PWS) is launching its new line of rifle suppressors, the BDE (Bravo Delta Echo) that are built with a titanium allow, with baffles that are manufactured with a sophisticated 3D Printing process.

Primary Weapons Systems is rolling out the BDE line with a .30 caliber suppressor, known as the BDE 762. The BDE 762 is rated for use in firearms chambered up to .300 Winchester Magnum. This suppressor’s entrance chamber, which also happens to also be the serialized part, is threaded with a common 1.375x24 thread, giving it commonality with many mounts currently found on the market.

“One of the things I’ve always admired about PWS has been the ability to innovate. The addition of additive manufacturing (3D printing) capabilities to our Boise facility will further accelerate that commitment,” says Primary Weapons Systems CEO Nate Treadaway. “We feel confident that the BDE® 762 has versatility and performance characteristics that simply can’t be replicated with traditional suppressor manufacturing processes.

The outer shell of the BDE 762 suppressor is designed to dissipate heat and mitigate barrel mirage. The outer titanium shell is anodized and also goes through an anti-galling treatment process to further protect it. Finally, a Cerakote finish acts as the topmost finish layer providing a sleek finish. The BDE 762 suppressor’s baffles are fabricated with a state of the art 3D printing process before they are finished in-house on PWS’ CNC machines. Baffles are taper threaded to minimize carbon locking or loosening which are issues that can plague suppressors that see heavy use. These baffles are also optimized to self regulate backpressure and have a symmetrical arrangement so as to not disturb accuracy.

The Primary Weapons System BDE 762 retails for $1,099 and can be currently purchased from select PWS dealers. For more information on the new BDE family of suppressors and other products manufactured by Primary Weapons Systems, please visit their website at


Rico RS HD75 thermal optic
Rico RS HD75 thermal optic

First Look: iRayUSA RICO HD RS75 Thermal Optic

Setting the standard for other thermal optics with an outstanding resolution and a great feature set.

Shotgun Light Roundup

When it comes to home defense, a shotgun brings a lot to the party. Bring some light as well.

Controlling Our Fear

Having the ability to stay calm when trouble shows up takes time, effort and training.

First Look: Riton Optics Thunder Ranch LPVO

A new 1-6x rifle optic designed in conjunction with a renowned rifle training expert.

I Carry: Springfield Armory Prodigy 9 mm 1911 Double-Stack Pistol in a DeSantis Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we feature the new Springfield Armory Prodigy double-stack 1911 in 9 mm along with a Hex Dragonfly red-dot optic carried in a DeSantis Speed Scabbard holster.

Skills Check: Present Arms

We refer to the draw stroke as the presentation at Gunsite. It’s a better explanation than simply “drawing” the pistol, because it describes the act of presenting the pistol from the holster to the target or threat. In our “basic,” five-day pistol class we expect students to present the pistol and make hits on targets from 3 to 7 yards away in 1.5 seconds. Most students can do this in two or three days of training.


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.