City of Atlanta, S.W.A.T. Orders Bergara rifles featuring Dead Air suppressors.


Lawrenceville, Ga. (April 2015) – Silencer manufacturer Dead Air Armament™, distributed through BPI Outdoors, announced that its highly regarded 7.62 Sandman-L™ suppressors are part of a contract for Bergara rifles ordered by the Atlanta Police Department S.W.A.T.  Working closely with the Atlanta S.W.A.T. team for several months, Bergara has created a customized rifle based upon its “Heavy Tactical” model which will feature the Dead Air Sandman-L™ suppressor. Bergara is also a division of BPI.

The 7.62 Sandman-L™ suppressor (‘L’ stands for ‘long’) is constructed from Stellite®, a non-magnetic and corrosion-resistant cobalt alloy consisting of complex carbides developed specifically for performance in hostile environments. At only 8.9 inches in length, the Sandman-L™ offers a true sound reduction of 31dB. The suppressor also integrates the Dead Air QD (quick disconnect) system for fool-proof, quick, one-handed mounting. The baffles form a solid welded core with a detachable front cap and an integrated flash hider. The Sandman-L™ is finished with a nitride muzzle device and Cerakote™ body.

Sandman-L™ Specifications for the Atlanta S.W.A.T. Bergara Rifles:

  • Length:                               8.9 inches
  • Weight:                               21.8 ounces
  • Diameter:                           1.5 inches
  • Rating:                               .308 (up to .300 Win Mag)

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