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Old 03-10-2015, 09:33 PM   #1
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Are there legal definitions for devices that you put on the end of a barrel? I'm not talking about suppressors, SBR's, or state laws governing flash hiders. I'm talking about an off the shelf rifle of standard length, and a random design muzzle device.
If I'm not mistaken, it would become a silencer once it decreases the DB by anything at all. How does one without fancy equipment determine that?

So, what I'm really asking, is there a legal definition of things you put on the end of your barrel somewhere? A web search turns up lots of info, but no legal definitions, really.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:41 PM   #2
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If you live in a socialist paradise like Illinoise Newyark commifornia newjarsy etc where murders of defenseless citizens are celebrated there is not one other than what constitutes a suppressor
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50 states, 50 rules.

BTW, it is a muzzle BRAKE (personal irritation of mine)

This is a flash hider- intended to hide the muzzle flash from the shooter
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This is a flash suppressor- intended to reduce the visible signature of a rifle firing
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This is a muzzle brake- intended to reduce recoil by redirecting gasses
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This is a compensator. Redirects gasses to compensate for muzzle climb when firing.
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None of which matters when you have idiot politicians passing laws about guns that have the thing that comes up over.....
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Damn autocorrect. Yes, I meant brake. Since I live in NH, there aren't too many laws about such things. I was wondering more about federal laws.
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None that I know of, or that I could find on a federal level.

As to expensove equipment, my db meter only cost me $30 with shipping. Here's what Amazon has:

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Adecibel%20meters
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