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Old 11-25-2011, 03:18 AM   #11
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The doo-dad to quell the report of a firearm is very similar and was originally developed at the same time as the doo-dad to quell the noise of the internal combustion - automobile - engine.

What is known in the U. S. as a 'muffler' is called - at least used to be called - a 'silencer' in the U. K. and most of Europe. For some reason, the term 'silencer' caught on more than 'muffler' in the U. S. shooting community. In my memory, the term 'suppressor' is fairly recent, dating from the late 1970s or so.

Speaking of 'how quiet can it get?', I know of one manufacturer (if still in business) who makes a suppressor (what they call it) that quiets the report down to the decibel of the pistol operating. In other words, the slide moving back and forth makes as much noise as the report. And the brass landing on a concrete firing line makes more noise than either.

Just in the nature of connected trivia, the movies never make notice of a missed round from a silenced firearm. The stray round sounds like someone hitting the wall with a hammer when it strikes a wall. The sound of a 'silenced' round hitting a body is very similar in noise level to a watermelon dropped from four or five feet onto a hard floor.
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So r silencers or "suppresors" legal or illegal ?
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So r silencers or "suppresors" legal or illegal ?
Both. It depends on where you live, mostly, and if you jump through the hoops.
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Well I live in Texas and I don't know the laws on them here
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In Illinois they are illegal even with a Class III license...

Ya ya I know Illinois...
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Suppressor? Ha! We're still fighting for the right to carry our guns. First things first.
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Shooter 88- If you are a resident of Texas, 21 years of age, and can legally own a gun, your can own a silencer. There are more silencers sold in Tx than any other state.

Ownership by private citizens is prohibited in the District of Columbia and the states od California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

A silencer, by Federal law is considered to be a firearm. Ownership must be transferred to you by a Dealer with a special license (commonly called a Class III license). You will need approval from your local Chief Law Enforcement officer, and pay a one time $200 tax on the transfer of the suppressor.
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Shooter 88- If you are a resident of Texas, 21 years of age, and can legally own a gun, your can own a silencer. There are more silencers sold in Tx than any other state.

Ownership by private citizens is prohibited in the District of Columbia and the states od California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

A silencer, by Federal law is considered to be a firearm. Ownership must be transferred to you by a Dealer with a special license (commonly called a Class III license). You will need approval from your local Chief Law Enforcement officer, and pay a one time $200 tax on the transfer of the suppressor.
well for that i think id just stick to my ten cent ear plugs. hehe
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Shooter 88- If you are a resident of Texas, 21 years of age, and can legally own a gun, your can own a silencer. There are more silencers sold in Tx than any other state.

Ownership by private citizens is prohibited in the District of Columbia and the states od California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

A silencer, by Federal law is considered to be a firearm. Ownership must be transferred to you by a Dealer with a special license (commonly called a Class III license). You will need approval from your local Chief Law Enforcement officer, and pay a one time $200 tax on the transfer of the suppressor.
Thanks I didn't know this and yes yes I'm 23 and I can legally own a handgun lucky for me I know the sheriff and the guys running for sheriff so when I come up with the extra money it shouldn't be hard to get
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