Good morning guys. Well I finally got the call yesterday to pick up my kestrel.went pending jan.30. Said screw the yard and headed to town! After I bought it I saw some Internet talk that said they didn't suppress very well, and I thought "great, I've wasted $700 bux" I stopped at a range on the way home to listen to it and I'm pleased with what it does. I'll shoot it some more today but I thought it was comparable to my suppressed ARs. I was worried that the big bore DIA may keep it from suppressing well, i can drop a complete 9mm round through it from one end to the other. I never understood the whole " AKs don't suppress well" talk that ive read, because the absolute quietest host i have it a century gallil with a liberty torch, way quieter to the ear of the shooter than any of my ars with the same suppressor. and its an ak type action. I bought the 5/8 24 adapter so ill try it on my 308 bolt gun and see how it compares to the YHM that's on it now. If anyone is on the fence about them, I'd say give it a try, you may be surprised.