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  • Can you Suppress a .50 caliber enough to shoot indoor?

    10/12/2017 8:03:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/12/2017 | T Smola
    You’re probably thinking “no way”, but Youtuber Eric of IraqVeteran8888 shoots one indoor. It just goes to show, there seems to be no firearm that can’t be fitted with a suppressor these days. It’s hard to tell from a video exactly how much quieter this suppressor (Aklys Hayde) made this rifle. But the fact that Eric was able to fire this 50 caliber twice back-to-back indoor without hearing protection says a lot! We're just wondering what kind of extreme suppressor will be built next to top this one! See the suppressed .50 cal shot indoor video here.
  • Hillary's Running Mate: Vegas Massacre Was Stopped Because The Shooter Didn't Have a Silencer

    10/04/2017 3:37:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies ^ | October 4, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Democrat Tim Kaine, who -- and people forget this -- is a member of the United States Senate who ran on Hillary Clinton's ticket last in fall's election (look it up!), weighed in on the gun control debate that is raging the aftermath of Sunday night's horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas.  In a very special attempt to link his opposition to a Republican proposal to ease federal restrictions on gun suppressors to the massacre, Kaine explained how he believes local authorities were able to put an end to the shooter's reign of terror.  Just so we're clear, this person...
  • Hillary Clinton Tried Politicizing the Las Vegas Shooting. Here's How That Worked Out.

    10/03/2017 8:15:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    MRC TV ^ | October 2, 2017 | Nick Kangadis
    Radical liberals and others on the far-Left took to Twitter Monday morning to not only send their condolences to those affected by the massive shooting in Las Vegas, but also to use the event as a way to climb on their soapbox and politicize the incident. Among them was failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who wasted no time in using the tragedy to her political advantage, tweeting:
  • Paul Ryan Sides with Hillary: Shelves Bill to Deregulate Suppressors

    10/03/2017 11:23:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 161 replies ^ | 10-3-2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    Two days after an attacker opened fire on concert goers in Las Vegas, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc) announced he was shelving legislation to deregulate suppressors. -snip- Ryan has now shelved the Hearing Protection Act, which was introduced into Congress on January 9; it is the legislation containing suppressor deregulation. The Act does not legalize suppressors–as they are already legal–rather, it removes the burdensome process for acquiring them and erases the federal tax that must be paid in order to receive permission to posses one. House Speaker Paul Ryan says NRA-backed bill to ease regulations on gun silencers is shelved...
  • MSNBC Guest: Hunters Use Suppressors So Deer Can’t Hear Them [VIDEO]

    10/02/2017 6:08:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 2, 2017 | Amber Athey
    Former FBI agent Manny Gomez claimed on MSNBC on Monday that hunters use suppressors so that deer cannot hear the gunshots. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Firearm owners actually use suppressors to prevent hearing loss, and even with a suppressor, a firearm would still be loud enough to spook a deer or other wild game. “Sportsmen, hunters would make an argument that they need that so that their target, whether it’s a deer, etc. don’t hear the shot,” Gomez claimed, “but numerous other sportsmen have shot from muskets–when the founding fathers started the Second Amendment–up until now successfully killed game animals without the...
  • Watch a Bullet passes Through A See-Through Suppressor

    09/25/2017 8:06:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/25/2017 | Dustin
    Suppressors capture and keep the gasses released within a gun barrel after firing. To see one fill with fire, smoke and (in some cases) break up into pieces is quite something to behold. Thanks to high speed filming, slow motion technology and a see through suppressor to give us pure enjoyment. See the full see through suppressor video here.
  • Suppressed M249 Meltdown Test

    08/04/2017 10:53:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/4/2017 | J Hines
    So how many rounds can be fired continuously through a 5.56mm suppressor? Instead of using an AR why not use an M249 Light machine gun to quickly see the result. This is what this person is demonstrating in this fun gun video. Is there a purpose to all this? Probably nothing, Here's what some are saying: What we do know is that people (human behavior) are just amazed at the look of a fully glowing suppressor on an automatic machine gun. See the full suppressed M249 gun footage here.
  • Lawmakers introduce SHUSH Act to classify suppressors as gun accessory

    07/05/2017 2:09:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies ^ | July 5, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Suppressors could be sold over the counter for the first time since 1934 under a new bill introduced last week. (Photo: Chris Eger/ Republicans on Capitol Hill last week introduced bicameral legislation that aims to drop all federal regulation of suppressors and silencers. The Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act, backed in the Senate by Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Mike Crapo of Idaho, and in the House by Iowa Congressman Steve King, would mandate that suppressors be treated the same as firearm accessories. “Suppressors can make shooting safer for the millions of hunters and sportsmen that exercise their...
  • Debunking the Suppressors Myth

    06/13/2017 5:55:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/13/2017 | Christian Wade
    There are some myths about suppressors out there. Most of these myths comes from gun owners that don't own a suppressor or from playing the video game "Call of Duty". One of the myth is the ineffectiveness impact of the weapon. Fortunately, we have United States Marine Corps Gunner Christian Wade to set the record straight. Gunner Christian Wade is a Chief Warrant Officer 5 and is the Gunner for the 2nd Marine Division, literally making him an expert on small arms and their employment. I don't know about you, but I can't think of a better source for reliable...
  • Doctors Prescribe Suppressors for Hearing Protection

    04/03/2017 10:20:18 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Doctors Prescribe Suppressors for Hearing Protection Posted on March 28, 2017 by Scott Walker After years of college, medical school, residency, and practice, you’d hope that most doctors would be pretty smart. A group of doctors called Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) shows just how smart they are in a recent white paper endorsing the use of suppressors to prevent firearm-related hearing loss. Read more in this report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Defender Outdoors Suppressor Rack Doctors say suppressors are the most effective way to protect hearing from gunfire. It is going to be a bitter pill...
  • S.C. Rep. Duncan defends gun silencer bill from New York criticism

    03/18/2017 10:13:37 AM PDT · by upchuck · 2 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | March 14, 2017 | DONOVAN HARRELL
    South Carolina GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan defended his proposal to ease restrictions on gun silencers after a New York senator went on a tweet storm to disparage the legislation. “I’m fighting back against bills (backed by the Trump admin) that’d make it easy for criminals to buy gun silencers,” tweeted Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, with a link to a New York Post story about her comments. Duncan’s Hearing Protection Act, introduced in January, aims to make gun silencers more easily available to hunters and other gun owners. Under current regulations, silencers face a $200 transfer tax and are classified in...
  • Is it the weight or the velocity that makes it quieter?

    02/16/2017 8:49:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/16/2017 | J Hines
    James Yeager of Tactical Response demonstrates how different projectile weights affect overall sound suppression, and he uses a YHM Phantom. Maybe suppressor owners already know this or not, its worth looking at how the higher grains affect the sound. The higher the grain the quieter it got, simply due to the velocity not the weight. Very interesting video! Check out the footage here.
  • Editorial: Let’s hear it for keeping gun silencers from shooters (barf alert)

    01/24/2017 5:14:37 AM PST · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 24 jan 2017
    Just as Chicago is moving ahead with new technology that could help reduce gunfire deaths, Congress and the Illinois Senate are considering misguided bills that could shoot Chicago’s effort to pieces by making gun silencers easily available. Chicago’s new technology, called ShotSpotter, alerts police as soon as bullets start flying, instead of making them wait for a phone call. Officers can respond more quickly — sometimes within seconds. By arriving faster, detectives are more likely to find witnesses, and crime scene personnel have a better chance of scooping up evidence, such as shell casings. Victims can get medical care faster....
  • Using Amnesty to Roll Back Second Amendment Infringements

    11/25/2016 7:06:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A little known law, passed concurrently with the Gun Control Act of 1968, offers the Trump administration a powerful lever. That lever can be used to roll back infringements on the Second Amendment that exist in the National Firearms Act of 1934. The National Firearms Act (NFA) is an ill-conceived omnibus gun control legislation passed in 1934. It was poorly written by an ascendant Franklin Roosevelt administration. It was designed to outlaw the possession of handguns through draconian taxes and regulation. The tax stamp for a single item was equivalent to a years income for a day laborer. Thrown...
  • New figures show over 900,000 suppressors in circulation

    08/21/2016 10:00:54 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 79 replies ^ | Aug 10, 2016
    Data released by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this week show a big jump in National Firearms Act items to include a 14 percent rise in the number of suppressors and a nearly 18 percent bump in short barreled rifles registered. This includes: 2,545,844 Destructive devices 902,805 Suppressors 575,602 Machine guns 213,594 SBRs. 140,474 Short barreled shotguns 57,777 AOWs
  • Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo on the Future of Silencers

    06/22/2016 6:18:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This is part 2 of a 2 part series. Part 1 dealt with legislative efforts. At the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, I was able to talk to Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo. (snip) I talked to people at the SilencerCo booth during the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, KY.  I was told that SilencerCo produces about 65% of the silencers in the United States.  The company is growing so fast that it was hard to keep up with the number of employees, currently about 330 and rising quickly.  There is no doubt that SilencerCo holds a dominant...
  • An Interview with Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo on Silencer Legislation

    06/15/2016 5:22:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This is part 1 of a 2 part series. At the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, I was able to talk to Josh Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo.  Josh is more than a visionary.  He is a man who acted on his vision, and is changing the gun culture and the national culture.  Josh has always been independent.  He had a successful career as a photographer before co-founding SilencerCo in 2008.  From After 12 years as a photographer, Waldron became restless in his career, and, Coincidentally his long time childhood friend, Jonathon Shults, was also looking for other...
  • Retailers see a surge in sales of gun silencers

    03/05/2016 9:52:11 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 75 replies
    Recent calls for new restrictions on gun sales not only have helped firearm sales soar, but they have also created a spillover effect for a related accessory. Local gun retailers have seen a jump in sales of gun suppressors, commonly known as silencers. A large part of the reason is President Barack Obama’s executive order aimed at curbing gun violence. “That is driving a lot of people to go ahead and get their suppressors now because there is going to be a few more rules in place and red tape that they have to jump through in order to own...
  • Gun Silencer Sales Surge Ahead of New Rules

    01/28/2016 3:18:43 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 54 replies
    Gun retailers report a surge in the sale of gun silencers ahead of a new round of regulations aimed creating roadblocks for popular ways of purchasing the gun accessories. WSJ's Ashby Jones discusses on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero.
  • Photos: SilencerCo Shows Off Updated Maxim 9 Pistol at SHOT 2016

    01/26/2016 4:11:22 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    In 2015, SilencerCo made big waves when they revealed their Maxim 9 pistol to the world. At the 2016 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range, they showed off an updated version of the integrally suppressed pistol and it featured some interesting changes. The 9x19mm Maxim 9, as originally debuted by SilencerCo, was effectively a heavily-modified Smith & Wesson M&P9. The Maxim 9 displayed at Industry Day was an entirely different beast. It featured a proprietary 3D-printed frame (the use of 3D printing was only for prototyping purposes—the final versions will not be 3D-printed) and the gun now feeds from...