Build Recipe 20 - Suppressed Staccato P Limited V2

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3 guns in 1. The Staccato P Limited comes with a removable compensator, and threaded barrel that can accept a suppressor.


My first Staccato was a P Limited, so it has a special place in my heart for being a top contender for a "do it all" pistol. 


It comes from Staccato with a removable Dawson compensator that when removed, exposes a threaded barrel that allows for the installation of a suppressor, or can be run with a thread protector. It also comes with a light weight competition trigger that feels closer to an XC trigger than a P trigger. It has an aluminum frame (instead of steel) that cuts some of the weight out, which helps make up for the weight I add back in with the light. The main spring and recoil spring are lighter than the P which makes the slide move easier. And it has the Staccato X-Cut Serrations in the slide which not only looks cool, but also helps with grip, especially when wearing gloves.


The optic of choice for this build is the Trijicon SRO because of its big glass and generious sight picture. The large glass allows for better dot tracking from shot to shot.


The suppressor I chose for this recipe is a CGS Mod9SK. When choosing a pistol suppressor, you kind of have to prioritize size or sound. The quieter suppressors are usually longer and my experience with them has been that they change the way the gun feels when shooting. The balance and recoil pattern changes when its swinging a long suppressor up and down. The shorter and lighter suppressors usually feel better when shooting, but dont cut the sound down as much. So to oversimplify the decision you can have a long, very quiet, suppressor that changes the way the gun feels when shooting. Or you can have a short suppressor that doesnt significantly impact the way the gun feels when shooting, but only makes the gun "hearing safe" without hearing protection.


If you are used to shooting very fast splits, and you still want to be able to shoot your normal groups with fast splits while shooting suppressed, I recommend getting a small light suppressor and just accepting that it wont be "movie-quiet". Even most short suppressors are quiet enough that you can shoot without hearing protection without causing damage to your hearing. But if your goal is to make the quietest possible shot, you will want a longer suppressor, and you will just have to deal with the fact that you likely wont be able to produce the same groups at speed as you can without the suppressor installed.


My 2 favorite 9mm pistol suppressors right now are the CGS MOD9SK and the Q Erector. The Q Erector is made out of aluminum and is very light, so it is one of the exceptions that allows you to have longer length without a ton of weight. If I wanted to run a long pistol suppressor for sound., I would run the Q Erector.


For the light, I chose my personal favorite, the Surefire X300 Turbo. These lights are built to last, and I have found that they have the best support in the light retention holster market. The beam of the Turbo model is concentrated to more of a narrow spot light, where the Ultra model is more of a wider flood light.


If you want to shoot the fastest splits possible out of this gun and have your follow up shots return to zero quicker, then shooting it with the Dawson compensator is the way to go. It diverts the gas upwards, which counteracts muzzle rise by pushing the barrel back down. This translates into a "flatter" shooting experience with less felt recoil. 


Overall the flexibility of this gun and all of its possible configurations are what drew me to it and what pulls me back to it again and again over time. I highly recommend it.