Suppressor advice for small handguns


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tbarghest
September 17, 2006, 05:33 AM
I am hooked on the idea of putting a suppressor on a gun fit for concealed carry. For training purposes, to protect my hearing when it's working as a bedside gun or to slip a suppressor on if I seem caught in a bad situation. On a constant companion gun (probably a pt145 or Glock 30) a suppressor seems invaluable.

Unfortunately threaded barrels seem few and far between for small guns. If custom making is my only option, who would you reccommend?

Any thoughts on suppressing a small handgun would be appreciated.:)

Thanks,

T

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khepri
September 18, 2006, 11:36 AM
I doubt you'll find anything for the PT145.Threaded Glock barrels are out there...just gotta look. If you can find one, the AAC Scorpion was designed for just such a glock.It's only 3" long but it's a "wet" suppressor.Only going to stay quiet for a few rounds. (http://www.onlythebestfirearms.com/scorpion.html)Dry cans are going to be longer and some a little larger in diameter.
If you're not planning on useing it for defense, go with a 22.A Walther P-22 and a TAC52 ( Tactical Innovations Inc.)are about as low in price as you're going to get.Good gun & good can. I squirrel hunt with a AAC Phoenix.Watching them react to a miss is almost as much fun as nailing one.:)

tbarghest
September 20, 2006, 01:51 AM
Thank you. The point kind of is defense, plus range time for training. I don't need a can, but a pocket auto with a can is a dream of mine.:rolleyes: Though a p22 with a can does sound fun!:D

I'm beginning to believe a pt can would have to be custom made.

Is squirrel good eating?

thexrayboy
October 1, 2006, 01:30 AM
"Is squirrel good eating" he asks. Depends on how hungry you are. They don't call em tree rats for nothing.

:p

hso
October 1, 2006, 01:43 AM
slip a suppressor on if I seem caught in a bad situation.

As a rule "bad situations" happen upon you so quickly that the time you spend screwing a suppressor on would be better spent concentrating on what's going on around you and getting out of there. As such it's value in a street defense is nearly nill.

In the home it could have considerable advantages.

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