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Old 11-21-2011, 05:31 AM   #1
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whats the difference?

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Old 11-21-2011, 05:40 AM   #2
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No difference. Suppressor is the "correct" terminology. Silencer is kind of like the slang version of suppressor.

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

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No difference. Suppressor is the "correct" terminology. Silencer is kind of like the slang version of suppressor.
Psh, I call them mufflers 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
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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.

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Its also referred to as a "can"

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Psh, I call them mufflers 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!!!!
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Thank you for your responses these were my thoughts exactly

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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.
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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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