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Old 04-08-2011, 01:36 AM   #1
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ok i know about less than 0 about sound supressors. may get one for the gsg 1911-22. what features make a good suppressor. i dont trust other forums so i dont care to look elsewhere. if someone has a good trust worthy article or two on the topic i would like to read it. if you know about the topic i wanna learn. normally i do google searching but on this topic i dont know enough to trip my BS meter.

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Jon, I was thinking of a smart aleck answer, but I'll pass cuz I am interested also.

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Jon, I was thinking of a smart aleck answer, but I'll pass cuz I am interested also.
go for it lol i like humour like the next guy

we got faqs about what to look for in 1911s glocks ar15 ak47 etc. but i cant find anything about how to differentiate one brand from another and whats a good feature list.
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The big ticket item right now is the "Z" baffle. It's a design that allows for wind forces to swirl in different directions. By wind, I mean the air moved by the round once ignited.

AAC and SilencerCo. are two of the top companies out there, right now, based on what I have seen, personally - hands on, without shooting them.

I have a 1911 that was designed in collaboration between Nighthawk and AAC.

After the SHOT show 2011, I was swayed to order the Osprey .45 Suppressor from Silencerco because of the passion they showed for the product.

Here is a picture of a 1911 chambered in .50AE with an Osprey on it.

I am awaiting the delivery of the suppressor so I can test it and report back...





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thanks. my first silencer purchase im looking at a one for my gsg. what are the issues with running lots of ammo thru one. how often do they need to be cleaned??

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Cleaning is a big issue with rimfire suppressors. Some companies make suppressors that you your self can take down to clean, they might require a special tool or just basic hand tools. As you know 22lr is DIRTY. Some make suppressors that you have to box up and send back to them to get them cleaned. It just depends on which one you buy. The nice thing is you can send it to them the suppressor and they can send it directly back to you with no need for any middle men.

If I were you I would look at getting a 9mm or 45acp can that way you can use it on the 22lr up to a 45acp.

Are you going to apply yourself or are you going to do the purchase with a trust. I have heard that doing the trust is slightly harder in the beginning but makes life easier in the long run as you yourself don't own the suppressor the trust does. I don't know what all is involved with a trust for a suppressor.

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Cleaning is a big issue with rimfire suppressors. Some companies make suppressors that you your self can take down to clean, they might require a special tool or just basic hand tools. As you know 22lr is DIRTY. Some make suppressors that you have to box up and send back to them to get them cleaned. It just depends on which one you buy. The nice thing is you can send it to them the suppressor and they can send it directly back to you with no need for any middle men.

If I were you I would look at getting a 9mm or 45acp can that way you can use it on the 22lr up to a 45acp.

Are you going to apply yourself or are you going to do the purchase with a trust. I have heard that doing the trust is slightly harder in the beginning but makes life easier in the long run as you yourself don't own the suppressor the trust does. I don't know what all is involved with a trust for a suppressor.
I've already got the trust made. Finished that yesterday evening.

I prefer to do the cleanimg myself and having to send something to the manufacturer for a routine cleaning is right out of the question. That's one biggee I didn't even know about.

The trust is the better way to go in the long run even in wisconsin. Here even with a trust for pistol caliber you still gotta get fingerprints photos and leo sign off but not for sbr sbs rifle caliber or suppressors. Also you put your wife on it and she can use the nfa item without you being there.
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One I like is the sparrow it's take down for cleaning is easy.

22 Silencer | The 22 Sparrow Gun Suppressor from Silencerco

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Here's some AR Suppressor comparison info from Rob Jensen/Tacticalyellow

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today i made my first silencer purchase. i picked up a silencerco sparrow 22 for the GSG 1911-22. was a lot easier than i thought. the class3 dealer had one in stock and they filled out all the paperwork for me. all i had to do was review it and sign.

now i gotta go back and take the gsg in and see if it needs an adapter or not.

i picked the sparrow because of its ease of cleaning and disassembly without tools.

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