The YHM Turbo T2 began shipping in early 2020 as the replacement for the original Turbo that was released in 2017.
Features of the YHM Turbo T2
- Notched rim and tri-port muzzle on the end cap for flash suppression
- 1-3/8″x24 threaded mount making it compatible with mounting systems from other manufacturers such as the SilencerCo ASR and Dead Air Key-Mo
- Tubeless design made from heat treated 17-4 stainless steel; heat treated 718 Inconel blast baffle
- Full-auto rating
- Phantom QD adapter
- Minimum barrel length of 10.5”.
YHM Turbo T2 Specs
- Weight: 13.625 oz (including Phantom QD Adapter which itself weighs 2.75 oz)
- Diameter: 1.5625″
- Length: 5.59″ (6.5″ with Phantom QD Adapter)
- Mount: 1 3/8″-24 Adaptable Interface
- Decibel Rating: 134 dB
What’s Included with the YHM Turbo T2
The YHM Turbo T2 ships with:
- 1 Phantom QD adapter
- 2 suppressor wrenches
- 1 YHM-5M2 QD muzzle brake
- Barrel shims
MSRP is $525 but the street price before COVID-19 was about $370.
YHM Kurz Kit – Make Your Turbo T2 Shorter
The YHM Kurz Kit accessory (purchased separately) enables you to shorten your Phantom QD mounting system by almost 0.75″ giving the Turbo T2 a total overall length of just under 5.75″. It will also save about 3/4 of an ounce (according to my scale, the Kurz QD adapter weighs 2 oz) in overall weight for a total overall weight of 12.875 oz for both the Turbo T2 and Kurz QD adapter, but is supposed to be about 1-2 dB louder. Initially, I was told by a representative at YHM, that the Kurz Kit requires the use of the YHM “Mini” Phantom QD Muzzle Brake and that the standard-sized Phantom QD muzzle brake is NOT compatible with the Kurz QD adapter when using a Turbo T2 or Turbo K. However, I have subsequently been told by someone else at YHM that the standard-sized Phantom QD muzzle brake IS compatible with the Kurz mount. Just to be on the safe side, I have decided to only use mini Phantom QD muzzle brakes with my Kurz mount Turbo T2. Additionally, the “mini” QD brake (3.25 oz) is a little lighter than the standard QD brake (3.875 oz). By the way, the Turbo K is supposed to weigh about 1-2 oz. less that than the Turbo T2.
What’s Included in the YHM Kurz Kit
The Kurz Kit comes with a low profile QD adapter, Mini Phantom muzzle brake and barrel shims. However, it is extremely difficult to find in stock anywhere online. This may be because YHM is supposed to discontinue selling the Kurz low profile QD adapter and the Mini Phantom muzzle brake together as a “kit”. From what I understand, each will be sold separately.
Tips About Attaching and Removing the YHM Turbo T2 and Possible Issues
At the Range
Due to the ammo shortage, I was limited to what and how much I could shoot. That said, when shooting 200 rounds of M193, the YHM Turbo T2, it eliminated the concussion and flash, while bringing the sound level below that of a typical 9mm pistol. Especially if you are shooting indoors with a shorter barrel and muzzle brake, this makes shooting 5.56 NATO a surprisingly pleasant experience. In fact, many people have tapped me on the shoulder to ask what brand of suppressor I was using and/or whether I was shooting subsonic ammo because they were amazed by how much quieter the YHM Turbo T2 (with the Kurz mount) made my shorty. I also did not notice any difference in sound suppression when using the shorter Kurz QD adapter compared to the standard QD adapter.
Please keep in mind that the primary drawback when using the YHM Turbo T2, like with many other suppressors, is the increased gas to the eyes. It is for this reason I also use the Griffin Armament SN-ACH Charging Handle along with an adjustable gas block.
Should You Use Frangible Ammo with your YHM Turbo T2 Suppressor?
According to the YHM Turbo T2 owner’s manual:
“Thinly jacketed and frangible ammunition can cause jacket separation resulting in damage to the suppressor. Damage resulting from the use of ammunition where jacket separation was present will not be covered under warranty.” It goes on to say that: “Damage caused by the use of subsonic or frangible ammunition will not be covered under warranty.”
The YHM Turbo T2 is an affordable, durable and impressive dedicated suppressor for 5.56 NATO from a reputable manufacturer, Yankee Hill Machine. The Turbo T2 also has a relatively short overall length, particularly if you purchase the Kurz kit (just under 5.75″). Another awesome feature is that it uses a 1-3/8″x24 threaded rear mount making it compatible with a variety of mounting systems from other manufacturers including the SilencerCo ASR and Dead Air Key-Mo.
Gen 1 YHM Turbo (below left) vs Gen 2 YHM Turbo T2 with Kurz Kit (below right)
Gen 1 YHM Turbo (below bottom) vs Gen 2 YHM Turbo T2 with Kurz Kit (below top)