Suppressors

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Gloves, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    In Comi-fornia it's impossible to own a suppressor. However my wife and I
    were invited to a cop demonstration by Surfire suppressors. I asked the guy
    who what states are able to buy suppressors. He was saying pretty much
    any state with the exception of CA and NY.

    I also noticed a few things when using these on the AR.
    - The recoil was that of a .22
    - Because of that i could keep a picture of the target in my scope and followup shots were much faster, from standing position.
    - The noise was quiet enough to leave your hearing off, but still loud enough to be heard from quite a distance away. Probably just quieter than a .22
    - The noise sounded exactly like a nail gun. (we were shooting 22 grain)

    They are pretty cool and wish I could have one. Even if they were legal in CA,
    there's no way I'm plunking $1700 bones!

    Pic of wife at the range:
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    I shot the one on the table the 'mini' size..
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Rifle suppressors are pretty up there in price depending on features. Things like quick detach small size etc run the price up a lot.

    They dont do much for the supersonic crack of rifle bullets but they do wonders for the muzzle blast. Slap one on a 45acp and its like magic.
     

  3. xiocian

    xiocian New Member

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    id like to get a suppressor for my ar15. i live in arizona so it shouldn't be a problem, but i don't have the money right now. and i doubt cali will allow it.
     
  4. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    A suppressor won't mute the sonic boom of the round...only the powder discharge. So maybe you were firing subsonic .223? That kinda defeats the effectiveness of that round IMO.
     
  5. Glockcurmudgeon

    Glockcurmudgeon New Member

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    Suppressors...

    I have Gemtech HVTs for my CZ550s, with the QD feature, and they reduce recoil from 7.62X51 down to 6.8SPC. Likewise, I have Gemtech's .45acp Blackside w/LID that reduces recoil significantly on my Glock 21SF, down to a .380. Sound is much reduced in all cases. Muzzle flash eliminated. Follow-up shots are, indeed, much quicker.

    All states should allow, in fact, encourage, suppressors, for hearing reasons, if no other...

    Glockcurmudgeon, out...
     
  6. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    They were standard 5.56 55 grain. Federal I believe. You could easily hear the snapping of the shots. That part was just like the crack of a bull whip. Without a suppressor you aren't able to hear that.

    Glockcurmudgeon, did you have to pay a $200 reg fee for each of those?
     
  7. Glockcurmudgeon

    Glockcurmudgeon New Member

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    Stamp tax...

    Hi Gloves,

    Yep, $200.00 each, and 13 months waiting for the paperwork to get cleared... Wish I'd gotten a dozen more...

    Glockcurmudgeon, out...
     
  8. Gloves

    Gloves New Member

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    THIRTEEN MONTH WAITING PERIOD!!!

    All I can say about that is, i'm not going to be mad by then. ;)

    Seriously, I never in my life heard of waiting for ANYTHING to be processed for 13 months.
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    My suppressor purchase was right at 90 daysstart to finish including two weeks dithering aboutwhich to get.
     
  10. Glockcurmudgeon

    Glockcurmudgeon New Member

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    Well, timing IS everything...

    Made my purchases right after the current inhabitant of the WH was elected... I seem to remember that lots of people had the same idea I did, at the same time... :rolleyes:

    Glockcurmudgeon, out...
     
  11. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    Wish we could get them here in California, but that will never happen.:mad: I use one a friend has in Nevada for when I go to shoot there. It doesn't make the rifle silent at all but reduces sound level by 34 db or so. Seems to reduce felt recoil and hop a little better than the brake I have. Would really go a long way for helping to keep my hearing when I shoot here in California. Also if you think a muzzel brake carbons up a perfectly good crown you ought to see what a suppressed can does. Alot of carbon to clean off the crown when done using one of these.
     
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