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  • 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...
  • 5 Reasons to Consider a Suppressor

    01/14/2016 4:15:28 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 72 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | 12/15/2015
    Hiram Percy Maxim was born to Hiram Stevens Maxim, the inventor of the Maxim machine gun. In 1901, the young Maxim developed two inventions parallel with each other because they were basically the same product in concept and design. His Maxim Silencer Company produced both the automobile muffler and the firearm silencer in 1902. The silencer was basically a metal tube containing a series of curved baffles that allowed gas from the cartridge to be released more gradually to form sound waves with less dramatic peaks. It was patented in 1909. Iterations of his car muffler went on to become...

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). This historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The HPA also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase a suppressor after October 22, 2015. “The American Suppressor Association believes that citizens should not have to pay a tax to protect their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights,”...
  • Coming to a gun store near you — Gun with built-in silencer

    09/20/2015 8:29:34 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    West Valley City - West Valley, Utah-based SilencerCo started up in 2008, making a .22-caliber silencer called the Sparrow. Since acquiring South Carolina-based SWR (Southeastern Weaponry Research) Manufacturing in 2011, SilencerCo has become the largest maker of silencers in the U.S. It has been toying around with silencers for years, just waiting for an innovative idea that would put it on top. It has apparently found that product in the Maxim 9. The company's prototype is built partially on a Smith & Wesson M&P body, but Josh Waldron, SilencerCo’s CEO, told Range365 that the guns coming out in 2016 will be designed...
  • Minnesota: Pro-Gun Omnibus Legislation Takes Full Effect Tomorrow

    07/31/2015 4:14:10 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    NRA ^ | 7-31-15 | NRA-ILA
    Tomorrow, August 1, all remaining pro-gun provisions of Senate File 878 will now be in effect. Starting tomorrow, the use of firearm sound suppressors for the taking of wildlife will be allowed in Minnesota. By the end of the year, 37 states will allow for the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting. SF 878, as previously reported, was passed with strong bipartisan support in both chambers and signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton (D). Other pro-gun provisions of SF 878 include: Minnesota is now aligned with more than 40 other states that have conformed their statutes to federal...
  • Suppressors: 40-state-legal; two more “Maybe Soon”

    05/28/2015 12:51:18 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 8 replies
    WeaponsMan ^ | May 28, 2015 | Hognose
    Last time we looked at suppressor legality, it was up to 37 of the 50 United States. (They’re banned in DC and all the Territories if memory serves). But that was months ago, so it was time to check again, just in time to learn that Minnesota, which banned suppressors for many years, legalized them, becoming State #40 to allow citizens who comply with the Federal National Firearms Act to own them. Even Minnesota’s anti-gun, anti-2nd-Amendment governor, Mark Dayton, signed the bill. A similar bill is on Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s desk. It is a very small change in the...
  • Governor Dayton just signed SF878, the public safety omnibus bill

    05/23/2015 6:18:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    GOCRA ^ | 5-25-15 | GOCRA
    This afternoon, Governor Dayton told the Minnesota Legislature that he will be signing SF878 into law. This bill contains five key Second Amendment rights provisions: Suppressors legalized Emergency Powers limited Capitol Carry notification rule reformed Interstate Purchase rights clarified Carry Reciprocity standards reformed
  • Gun-weary Senate makes surprise turn to legalize silencers

    04/24/2015 5:53:18 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-23-15 | Harry Potter
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Senate added language to a bill Thursday that would legalize gun silencers — a surprise development as majority Democrats had shown little interest in changing the state's gun laws and a direct challenge to Gov. Mark Dayton's promise that such a measure would meet his veto pen. The silencer language was added to a grab bag of policy changes that would also mandate external investigations for officer-involved deaths, set ground rules for law enforcement's use of drones and restore voting rights to felons after they're released from prison. The full bill passed 39-22, with...
  • Gun debate heats up again at Legislature

    03/13/2015 6:06:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-12-15 | Doug Belden
    Gun owners in Minnesota could attach silencers to their weapons if a bill sent to the House floor Thursday becomes law. The "suppressor" bill was the most contentious and substantive of three bills expanding gun owners' rights that passed in a House committee and were sent to the floor on what chairman Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, called "fun day gun day at the Capitol." Gun-rights advocates are making a renewed political push this session after fighting off a variety of gun-control measures in 2013 and with the backing of the new speaker of the House, Republican Kurt Daudt, who has...
  • How Silencer Works

    03/06/2015 9:25:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    A suppressor for sporting guns was invented by Hiram Percy Maxim and patented it as “Maxim Silencer“. The big deal about the silencer was that guns don’t have to be loud. Maxim intent was to provide a positive experience for the shooter and everyone around them. The technical stuff is that silencers specially built barrel with interior components that diminish the sound of discharging by dissipating the gas while the slug is on its outward path from the barrel. There's obviously more to it than that, go here to watch the video by SilencerCo that can better illustrate this than...
  • Suppressed vs Unsuppressed

    03/06/2015 6:04:25 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Who's had a chance to shoot their pistol with a silencer? Those that own a silencer know it's pretty cool to shoot with one. For those that don't have the privilege of shooting one, here's a quick demo of it and you can see and hear the differences of suppressed and unsuppressed. Have a look.
  • FL: Gun Mufflers now Legal for Hunting Game

    11/23/2014 8:55:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted yesterday to remove an antiquated regulation that prevented hunters from protecting their hearing.   The regulation banned the use of gun mufflers for the taking of game.  From the nraila: Following the suppressor vote, the Commission also voted to authorize an Executive Order to lift the ban immediately and allow hunting with suppressors to begin at once.  Following that vote, Executive Order # EO 14-32 was signed. Using suppressor-equipped rifles, pistols and shotguns is now legal for all hunting in Florida. Map from American Suppressor Association. Using gun mufflers, sometimes referred to as...

    11/21/2014 9:00:35 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 13 replies
    Today, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to repeal the 57 year old prohibition on the use of firearm suppressors for taking deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail, and crows. Following the passage of the new regulation, the Commission then voted unanimously to authorize an Executive Order to allow the measure to take effect immediately. Minutes later, Executive Order # EO 14-32 was signed, making hunting with suppressors for all animals in the state legal, effective immediately. The new regulation amends 68A-12.002 General Methods of Taking Game; Prohibitions by striking “silencer equipped” from the language.
  • Silencers (Suppressors)? How many FReepers are Stamp Collectors?

    10/25/2014 8:28:31 PM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 72 replies
    Me | 10-25-14 | RandallFlagg
    Well, FRiends.. Last Wednesday, Springfield Armory shipped my XDm .45 with FedEx to my home, and it should be here this Monday. They had it because each XDm barrel is custom fit for each gun, and to install a threaded, extended barrel for suppressor use, they required the entire pistol be shipped to their shop. Note to future stamp collectors: Get ALL of your extracurricular armory work done while waiting for your tax stamp. Hopefully, by Monday evening, I will be getting a knock on my door and my 4.5 inch baby will be delivered. I need to check their...
  • And For Georgia Readers (Gun Mufflers,hunting)

    03/18/2014 3:46:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    No Lawyers Only Guns and Money ^ | 14 | John Richardson
    Daniel Defense is supporting efforts to repeal the ban on suppressors for hunting in the state of Georgia. To this end, they have developed a pre-composed email that will be sent to your local Representative and Senator as well as members of the Game, Fish, and Parks Committee. Georgia is currently the number two state in the number of suppressors registered under the National Firearms Act. If Senate Bill 93 is passed, Georgia will become the 32nd that allows suppressors for hunting. The link to the email is here.
  • Senior Navy Civilians Investigated in Alleged $1.6 Million Fraud Scheme w/ Rifle Silencers

    11/14/2013 7:24:19 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2013 | Craig Whitlock,
    Senior Navy civilians investigated in alleged scheme to defraud military for $1.6 million Federal authorities are investigating three senior Navy intelligence officials as part of a probe into an alleged contracting scheme that charged the military $1.6 million for homemade firearm silencers that cost only $8,000 to manufacture, court records show. The three civilian officials, who oversee highly classified programs, arranged for a hot-rod auto mechanic in California to build a specially ordered batch of unmarked and untraceable rifle silencers and sell them to the Navy at more than 200 times what they cost to manufacture, according to court...
  • Guns, smoking, texting among hot issues revived for another look by Oklahoma legislature

    01/16/2012 7:37:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 16 January, 2012 | BARBARA HOBEROCK
    OKLAHOMA CITY - Guns, smoking and texting while driving are among issues that lawmakers are expected to revisit when they return to the state Capitol on Feb. 6. Thursday is the deadline in both chambers for lawmakers to file bills for consideration in the upcoming session. Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, has filed Senate Bill 1092, which would allow those who meet certain requirements to openly carry a weapon. Russell also has a measure that would allow hunters to use suppressors to reduce the sound of their weapons. The measure has yet to be assigned a bill number, according to...
  • Next ArticleSt. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Suppressors (aka 'silencers') are for safety

    05/28/2009 4:47:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies · 1,096+ views
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 May, 2009 | Kurt Hofmann
    Yesterday's article was about the strict federal regulation of a safety device (improved ergonomics lead to better stability and control, and the better a firearm is controlled, the safer it is). In a comment, a reader pointed out another firearm safety device that is even more strictly regulated by the federal government (with, in many states, additional regulation by the state--to the point of outright bans). I refer, of course, to suppressors. As with vertical fore grips, the BATFE enthusiastically enforces their interpretation of laws regulating suppressors, to the extent that they have prosecuted (persecuted?) people because they possessed rubber...
  • Enemies of RKBA & NFA in Nevada identified!

    05/07/2003 6:07:38 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 6 replies · 355+ views
    5/7/03 | Richard Brengman
    Enemies of RKBA & NFA in Nevada identified! Every time a good bill on our RKBA comes up, particularly bills to expand our CCW permits, it is the Nevada Sheriff's & Chief's Association that opposes it. It seems they are dominated by the liberal Clark County (Vegas) clique. I need sincere ideas on ways to diminish their influence with the state legislature. I am sick of attending hearings and watching the committee members pay scant attention to the public, then come to attention when the NSCA lobbyist takes his turn! Right now there is a bill making it's way through...