Suppressors

I thought this might be of interest to many of you. There is a lot of misinformation out there on suppressors (modern name)/silencers. They were invented simply to enhance the shooting experience. Interesting that silencers were invented first as mufflers.

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I think you’ll find that in most places suppressors are kind of just a part of the shooting experience as folks realized that loud noise is not good. Here n this US ( probably due to the “Hollywood” effect, they are seen as something dangerous that needs to be regulated. (We’ve all seen the movies where the gut screw a “silencer” on his revolver and then proceeds to fire it making NO noise😏). This dates all the way back to the first talking pictures, and “silencers” were included in NFA. Frankly I’ve never , ever seen a “silencer” that makes no noise when fired ( although a .22 auto with subsonic ammo gets close). John Q Public really believes they eliminate all noise from any weapon to which they are attached, hence we get to jump through hoops if we want one.

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@Patrick47 Thank you for starting this thread! I’m looking into buying my first multi-caliber suppressor. Been thinking SilencerCo 36M or Omega 300. Anyone got any druthers?

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Either option will work, assuming your rifle is built for it. Remember, the holy grail of suppressor design is one built that allows a rifle to maintain its same POI regardless of distance, with or without the suppressor installed. Now, I realize you will be using a suppressor at closer ranges (under 600 yards), but you get my point.

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Exactly. Socialists follow blindly. I’ve never accused any of them of being smart.

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Not for home defense. Just looking for something to cut dBs. Did get to handle a SilencerCo Hybrid today and an AAC. The risk comes by betting on what laws will get passed in Richmond.

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Understood. Nice set up by the way. Also, with suppression, remember to clean your rifle more frequently…especially your FCG and BCG.

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Oh yeah, it WILL get dirty with a can😏

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Thankfully I enjoy cleaning firearms :slight_smile: Just dump the BCG components in an Ultrasound Cleaner to loosen the carbon. One thing I don’t appreciate about the AR platform is the chamber detail. Pretty easy after that. I got to shoot a few systems with suppressors and enjoyed the reduction in noise pollution. If I buy one soon and Northam get his Ban approved by the Senate it might be dicey. Cost of the Tax Stamp. The manufacturer will buy back the suppressor. Much debate on ownership and possession right now. Since you have to pay up-front for it you “own” it with receipt. Just got to wait for ATF approval to posses it.

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Come my next trip to my gun shop, I plan to inquire about getting a couple cans, pistol and rifle based. I Dont require a small can, if I’m going to get something, I want a big one… would love one for my AR10…

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If you are going to get a 30 cal can make SURE it is rated to 300WM at least. The Canoe Club had an issue when some bean counter figured out that a 308 and a 300WM were the same diameter and bought the cheap ones and then proclaimed it would work on both. The military is finally figuring out the benefits of suppressor use. It probably had a lot to do with the operators they were asking questions of kept saying “I’m sorry what?” From my own experiences lighting off an MK-48 (Short barreled M-60 with a fore grip) inside a 10X10 brick room is a BAD idea but it beats the alternatives.

Cheers,

Craig6

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My goal since they are so expensive is to get one rated as high as possible, full auto, lifetime warranty, etc. If I have to wait a year and pay such a large amount, I want it to be worth it.

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Understood. And not only will the high end ($1200.00 range) suppressors stand up to 1000’s of rounds, they can be rebuilt, whereas the lower end materials are basically throw away.

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Just a shame the darn things require a $200 NFA stamp, a year’s wait AND are expensive. Realistically, there is no reason for ‘em being NFA, and certainly no reason for the high prices (they’re a muffler for Pete’s sake!:flushed:). With no NFA requirements they would likely be no more than a couple hundred bucks top…This is what happens when politicians get involved in things they don’t understand ( and NFA is 8 decades old​:smirk:)

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Just ran across a brand that looks to have decent reviews and a price lower than the tax stamp, may go for a couple of those to start

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Just make sure that it breaks down (disassembles) for cleaning. Otherwise in a few hundred rounds you get to “enjoy” the entire acquisition process again😳. A few years ago an outfit was selling inexpensive suppressors that were welded together. Once it got really dirty, you were done.

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Why can’t you put the mid-range suppressors in ultrasonic cleaner then flush and dry it real well? I don’t have a full-auto firearm and most civilian use will not equate to military use in multiple firefights. The SilencerCo Hybrid 46 is looking pretty good right now. <$1k with tax stamp.

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I’m no silencer expert, but I think the baffles and packing internal to the unit might preclude a decent cleaning while assembled. Maybe somebody has tried a sonic cleaner and could comment?

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Here is an interesting article:

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They do disassemble for cleaning.

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