Silencer 102

The Accent makes it even better!

I’ve shot a bunch of 9×19 supersonic ammo out of various suppressed firearms and he’s right the sonic boom is a LOT louder, but not uncomfortably loud, and you can hear the sonic boom travel down range with a dropping Doppler effect!

They are SO COOL! Maine accents are cool too!

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7 Responses to Silencer 102

  1. Walt says:

    I’ve never shot a suppressed firearm and it was cool to hear the difference between sub-sonic and super-sonic.

    In the video he mentions that there is a lot more back pressure. Does that translate to more felt recoil? I ask because there seemed to be a lot of muzzle rise as each shot was fired.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Honestly I never really noticed a huge difference, but I’d say not really. If anything handguns feel a little more tame because you have more weight forward.

      I think he just means the cases just eject with a little more spirit so a lot of that residue and unburned powder might go back rather than forward.

      But like I said, I never noticed that thing in particular.

  2. 45er says:

    Oh, they are soooo cool. The .45, while subsonic is damn loud when it hits the target, especially if the target is soft.

  3. Greg Camp says:

    For how many rounds can a suppressor last? One of those bits of rumor that I’ve heard is that the baffles inside tend to burn out quickly. If so, that’s a lot of money and hassle for not much.

    • Wally says:

      Significant lifespan.
      On a 22 LR can, if you run it forever it will lierally fill with crud and tripple in weight. If you clean it, they last and last.
      Centerfire cans run much cleaner and typically only fail under extreme heat induced failures ( like a many-hundred round mag dump in full auto)

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Every can is different. The neat part about suppressors is they are treated exactly like NFA “Firearms” (despite them being an accessory, not a gun), lots of newer suppressors the can body itself is the serilaized part, making the baffles and the other parts that encounter hot gasses 100% replaceable with no need for any paperwork.

      Also it depends on the cartridege. Shooting subsonic .22 LR, its going to take a LONG time to get any significant flame-cutting from that cartridge, and its easy enugh to build a can that will easily last a lifetime of heavy shooting.

      If you’re looking at a spesific supressor, this is a question that you should ask the dealer, as well as 3rd parties.

      Certainly the $25 cans you read about in Europe and Commonwealth nations (America it appears is fairly unique in our heavy restriction of supressors) those cans are designed like magazines. They last a long time, but under heavy use they will eventually fail…and you throw it away and buy a new one.

      Cans are expensive here because companies can’t afford to make cheap cans like they make cheap magazines, because no matter what, when you replace a can it would require paperwork and $200 tax stamp all over again.

  4. Wally says:

    Weerd, just a correction.
    Can parts are controlled just as the can bodies. Again it’s another “special case” in the gun laws. Imagine not being able to buy a replacement hammer for a pistol!

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