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Old 08-09-2007, 10:43 PM   #11
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i thought a suppressor was to hide the flash when shooting at night so the enemy does see your position

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Silencers and suppressors are the same thing.


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i thought a suppressor was to hide the flash when shooting at night so the enemy does see your position
That's a flash-suppressor.


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really? well my mistake, i was taught a silencer is what it says it is, and that a silencer reduces the amount of the audible decibel level of the discharge, while a suppressor actually does not suppress or reduce the level of sound from the discharge but rather suppresses the flash itself. maybe i am wrong, who knows who really cares lol

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Silencers and flash suppressors are the same thing?
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According to Law and Order which I love, putting a potato on a gun does not work either. Here is another. Police training film; shoot don't shoot! Okay the man is throwing a knife qat you, when can you shoot him? As soon as the knife leaves his finger tips he is no longer armed!
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script writer who knows little about firearms.

The taped together magazine thing, for example, sounds great, but the dirt and debris that collect in the other mag often will jam your firearm. I found it safest to keep spare mags in the pouches and holders that uncle Sam provided for me.


Exactly. Take fire, hit the deck and the upside-down mag gets fouled with dirt. Found out first hand when I was deployed. Trouble is, the closest most TV writers get to combat is when they play Call to Duty or some such video game.
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Silencers and flash suppressors are the same thing?
Uh no, there not the same thing. A suppressor (no such thing as a real silencer) reduces the db level of a gunshot.

A flash suppressor or flash hider reduces the visible muzzle flash when a firearm is fired. Muzzle flash can give away your position.
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True dat. A relative of mine -- a remarkably brilliant and talented fellow, and by no coincidence a very wealthy one -- is a Class III collector. His gun room -- an enormous safe, really -- is mind-boggling. I have fired one of his suppressed UZIs full auto, and it still made a helluva lot of noise, though one didn't need hearing protection. Also fired an aluminum-framed M-16, a Chinese-made AK-47, and a suppressed MAC-10, all on full rock & roll. Fun afternoon on Thanksgiving, but not much fun for the pumpkins left over from Halloween.

But there is such a thing as a "silencer." He owns a Ruger 10-22 with an integral suppressor built into its fat barrel --and when firing subsonic ammo, the only sound that comes from it is the click of the firing pin. Awesome.

Before anyone asks: yes, it's all legally registered with the Feds.

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