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noproblems 11-21-2011 05:31 AM

suppressor vs silencer
 
whats the difference?

winds-of-change 11-21-2011 05:40 AM

No difference. Suppressor is the "correct" terminology. Silencer is kind of like the slang version of suppressor.

robocop10mm 11-21-2011 08:10 AM

Wow! WoC has gotten all tech savy on us. She has been paying attention!!!!

pagj17 11-21-2011 08:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by winds-of-change
No difference. Suppressor is the "correct" terminology. Silencer is kind of like the slang version of suppressor.

Psh, I call them mufflers:p that way the gubmint doesn't know what I'm talking about(ha, the stalkers) although I'm sure they'd know if the read my texts.
I figure some folks call mufflers "silencers" so why not apply the inverse:)

winds-of-change 11-21-2011 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robocop10mm (Post 632647)
Wow! WoC has gotten all tech savy on us. She has been paying attention!!!!

I must say I am kind of proud of myself. I'm learnin' from the best, right?

There are some benefits to asking a gazillion questions. And you all have been so patient and kind in answering each and every one. I thank you all.

I have changed the description of myself from "I am very new to guns" to just "I am new to guns". :D That's progress!

MrWray 11-21-2011 03:30 PM

Its also referred to as a "can"

JonM 11-21-2011 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pagj17 (Post 632651)
Psh, I call them mufflers:p that way the gubmint doesn't know what I'm talking about(ha, the stalkers) although I'm sure they'd know if the read my texts.
I figure some folks call mufflers "silencers" so why not apply the inverse:)

LOL!!!

next time i take my truck in for service im gonna ask em to inspect the silencer on it to make sure its working properly!!!!

noproblems 11-21-2011 03:59 PM

Thank you for your responses these were my thoughts exactly

pagj17 11-21-2011 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM

LOL!!!

next time i take my truck in for service im gonna ask em to inspect the silencer on it to make sure its working properly!!!!

Lol. Poor mechanics.

c3shooter 11-21-2011 11:08 PM

While the PREFERRED term is suppressor, since no firearm is COMPLETELY silent, the term silencer is also used. For the purist, go to the National Firearms Act- the law that regulates them, and you will find the term "silencer".


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