Established in 1951 by Wallace Judd and James Graham, Yankee Hill Machine has continued the family tradition of supporting and serving their country. After James’s tour in Korea, he wanted to maintain a service to his battle buddies and friends in arms, so together with Wallace, an idea spurred from this desire to help those he served with by providing US-manufactured firearms accessories.
After a recent interview with Todd Feltman from Armsdirectory.com and Yankee Hill Machine’s 3rd generation owner, Chris Graham, we do a deep dive into the innovative suppressors created and machined right here in Massachusetts to get to know the products offered by Yankee Hill Machine Company. As Chris says, “We manufacture suppressors, high-quality AR platform firearms, accessories, and parts.”
Todd : What products does Yankee Hill Machine manufacture?
Chris : We manufacture suppressors, high-quality AR platform firearms, accessories, and parts.
Todd : Can you tell us about the Phantom 22 sound suppressor?
Chris : It was launched in 2022. It is a 22-caliber suppressor rated for 17 HMR, 22 MAG, and up to 5.7×28. It features stainless steel internals and aluminum external components, keeping the weight down to around four ounces. The back cap can be threaded off and used as a tool to remove the muzzle cap, making it a convenient all-in-one package.
Todd : What is the price for the Phantom 22 suppressor?
Chris : The MSRP is $385, with a street price of around $350.
Todd : What can you tell us about the R9 suppressor?
Chris : The R9 suppressor is versatile and made entirely of 17-4 stainless steel. It has an industry-standard 1-3/8″ hub mount at the rear, allowing it to use different adapters, including the Phantom QD adapters. It can be used on a pistol and is compatible with other industry mounts. The R9 has a 9mm bore and is rated to handle up to .308 Winchester.
Todd : What is the price for the R9 suppressor?
Chris : The MSRP for the R9 suppressor is $499.
Todd : Now, how about the Resonator R2 suppressor?
Chris : The Resonator R2 is a full-size 30-caliber suppressor. The second revision added flash ports to the front for better flash reduction during night vision use. It also includes a 1-3/8″ x 24 mounting surface and comes with the Phantom Quick Disconnect system. The MSRP is $765, with a street price slightly below $700.
Todd : Where can customers find more information about Yankee Hill Machine products?
Chris : Customers can visit the website at yhm.net to find information about all products, including firearms components.
Todd : How can customers purchase Yankee Hill Machine products?
Chris : Yankee Hill Machine ships to distributors and dealers nationwide. Customers can visit their local dealer, who can sign up with the company if they’re not already registered.
Are Suppressors Worth It?
Hunters, recreational and competition shooters, military, and police all have a history of suppression use for the three main beneficial reasons:
- Noise reduction : a suppressor can reduce the blast sound after a shot by 15db-45db, close to the average hearing protection safety levels.
- Recoil reduction : a suppressor helps dissipate the gas pressure placement, creating less kick backward (also known as recoil).
- Improved accuracy : generally, the added weight at the end of your barrel keeps your weapon from popping up as far, keeping your aim on target.
The YHM Phantom .22 Sound Suppressor-Sound Reduction
As Chris starts with the Phantom .22 sound suppressor. “It was launched in 2022. It is a 22-caliber suppressor rated for 17 HMR, 22 MAG, and up to 5.7×28. It features stainless steel internals and aluminum external components, keeping the weight down to around four ounces. The back cap can be threaded off and used as a tool to remove the muzzle cap, making it a convenient all-in-one package. The MSRP is $385, with a street price of around $350.”
Shooting a 17 HMR or 22 mag has little recoil and not as much bang as a higher-powered rifle, but adding the Phantom sound suppressor can help reduce noise at the range for other shooters as well as your hearing, on top of wearing hearing protection. Using hearing protection isn’t always an option for those out on the job, so having a suppressor like this can greatly reduce hearing damage.
The YHM R9 Suppressor – Pistol to Rifle Versatility
Following the discussion on a suppressor’s versatility and price, here are some more questions to ask yourself.
What other firearm accessory allows you to use it with a pistol and move it right onto a rifle like a .308 Winchester? Talk about true versatility at the range! Another benefit of twisting the R9 suppressor onto your range pistol is increased muzzle control and faster on-target repeat shots. This one weighs in at about 10 ounces. The added weight decreases the movement of the barrel and increases shot accuracy.
The YHM Resonator R2 – Flash Reduction for Night Vision
The Resonator R2 is a full-size 30-caliber suppressor and is not only is this option great for shooters who enjoy a nighttime shooting session or professionals who require a night op mission to be successful and safe, but the full auto rating assists in the versatility – allowing you to run a multitude of rifle options anywhere from a 17 HMR to your various .30 caliber options. Barrel length requirements also have a wide range from 7.5 inches to 20 inches.
Yankee Hill Machine: Location, Contact, and Purchasing Details
Not the full lineup that Yankee Hills Machine offers, but some of the newest ones on the market are presented here from Chris and Todd’s interview. Want to see everything that Yankee Hill Machine offers?
And just like any firearm or serial-numbered accessory, Chris directs you by confirming “Yankee Hill Machine ships to distributors and dealers nationwide. Customers can visit their local dealer, who can sign up with the company if they’re not already registered.”
Before sending your order to the nearest authorized dealer, remember that you must first qualify to own and buy a suppressor. Check these things off your list before ordering:
- Are you a resident of a state that allows civilian ownership of suppressors?
- Are you a legal USA resident?
- Can you pass the eligibility requirements to purchase a firearm?
- Will you pass the BATFE background check?
You can also call them at 1-877-892-6533 or shoot them an email for specific questions at [email protected].
In a world continuously moving forward with technological advancements, Yankee Hill Machine owners Chris and Kevin strive to incorporate those advances in the manufacturing and machining of a time-tested and reliable product.