Building a Silencer?


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Dustin0
July 14, 2011, 10:41 AM
OK I have been thinking about building my own Silencer for 5.56 and 22 LR.

Lets get all the BS out of the way. I know I will need to do form 1 and so on. Not my First NFA item.

So when I get a tax stamp in my hands. What to build I will be used on 22LR rifle, P22, AR carbine and AR SBR. I guess the big question is Monocore or a K baffle design?

Let me know what you think. Thanks

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Collector0311
July 14, 2011, 02:53 PM
You're gonna need a pretty dang durable kit to use on an SBR, and it may end up being too bulky for your p22. With the short barrel you're going to have to suppress much higher volumes of gasses which means your design needs to be able to handle the extra heat and pressure

LiquidTension
July 14, 2011, 03:08 PM
Anything capable of suppressing 5.56 is going to be downright bulky on a pistol. It will probably block the sights as well.

Dustin0
July 14, 2011, 03:10 PM
OK Think i will drop the P22 then. Still want to be able to do the AR SBR and 22LR

LiquidTension
July 14, 2011, 03:19 PM
I've got both 5.56 and .22 cans. I shoot the .22 a LOT more than the 5.56. The .22 is hearing safe. The 5.56 is not. By all means get what you want, but if I could only have one can it would be the .22. Naturally the answer is to get one of each :)

MasterSergeantA
July 14, 2011, 08:13 PM
OK I have been thinking about building my own Silencer for 5.56 and 22 LR.

Lets get all the BS out of the way. I know I will need to do form 1 and so on. Not my First NFA item.

So when I get a tax stamp in my hands. What to build I will be used on 22LR rifle, P22, AR carbine and AR SBR. I guess the big question is Monocore or a K baffle design?

Let me know what you think. Thanks
IMHO you would be best off with whichever one is easier to clean. The .22LR is likely to deposit a good bit of lead on the baffles. Not a problem with the soft lead bullets, but a jacketed round of 5.56 could ruin your day (and the baffles). Most manufacturers of 5.56 cans will NOT warranty them for use with soft .22LR for that reason.

Just a thought.

Zak Smith
July 15, 2011, 01:01 AM
If you make it out of a material appropriate for .223, cleaning even a sealed silencer will not be a problem.

gunbuff1
July 26, 2011, 04:07 AM
Let us know if you accidentally make a gun loudener :)

El Caballo Loco
July 30, 2011, 01:33 AM
Due to the P22 being blow back operated, would a suppressor increase pressures or decrease performance?

Zak Smith
July 30, 2011, 01:52 AM
All the usual semi-auto .22 pistols I'm aware of are blowback operated and have a fixed barrel, and a suppressor poses no problem to this arrangement.

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