Best (quietest) MKIII pistol?


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Strykervet
August 13, 2011, 10:59 PM
Should I get the threaded version and a can?

Or should I get an integrally suppressed MKIII? I fired an H&S eleven or twelve years ago, and the only sound was the bullet hitting the can we were shooting. The Badlander by AWC is supposed to good? What about SRT and the other makers?

Who do you think makes the quietest .22, and should I be focused on integral suppression or will the can yield the same results?

What do your recommend, those of you that have had experience with these?

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jmorris
August 13, 2011, 11:18 PM
My form1 makes less noise than anyone you can buy.

hq
August 14, 2011, 09:14 AM
Who do you think makes the quietest .22, and should I be focused on integral suppression or will the can yield the same results?

What do your recommend, those of you that have had experience with these?

Integral vs. can doesn't make a difference when both are properly executed. The advantage with the can is that you can remove it and shoot non-suppressed, but integrally suppressed ones are considerably shorter than barrel+can. You want to make sure the internal volume of the suppressor is sufficient in both cases, to keep gas pressure at the muzzle low. Short / small diameter cans aren't very effective in suppressing a pistol that has a relatively (<8") short barrel.

My Ruger 512 (Mk.II) is a prime example of that; with a MW/Vaime 10" can it's whisper quiet, the only noise you hear is the slide slamming back and bullet hitting the target, while a smaller diameter 8" Parker & Hale - which is very quiet on a rifle - can't fully suppress the muzzle blast.

Before you buy anything, make sure you can test fire the gun/suppressor with proper subsonic ammo.

kimbershot
August 14, 2011, 12:47 PM
i have an amphibian. it's designed for high vel. (i shoot federal cheapo bulk). it's very quiet as bullets shoot subsonic (barrel is about 2 inches). i also like to shoot it wet by injecting a couple of teaspoons of water into the chamber, which dampens the report.

i bought a thompson zephyr xl for a threaded 16" contender barrel. works great with subsonics--not so with federals. i haven't had the opportunity to try it on other hosts. the thompson xl is a bit longer and wider than most cans--more volume--perhaps i can assume it would approach the db levels of the amphibian???:D

zoom6zoom
August 14, 2011, 04:43 PM
The advantage with the can is that you can remove it and shoot non-suppressed,
and use it on other firearms, of course. You haven't heard quiet until you use a decent can on a bolt action .22 rifle.

hq
August 15, 2011, 09:50 AM
You haven't heard quiet until you use a decent can on a bolt action .22 rifle.

I second that. The loudest noise you'll hear is the click of the firing pin, transmitted to your ears through the stock and your cheekbone. :scrutiny:
OTOH, on a long-barreled (anything over 10-12" or so) .22 rifle just about any can will do, I've tried quite a few of them and there's literally no audible difference.

Strykervet
August 15, 2011, 04:16 PM
Well, if bigger is better, would I be better off with a .223 can that I can use on the M4, the rifle, and a pistol?

Strykervet
August 16, 2011, 05:57 PM
Nothing?

Zak Smith
August 16, 2011, 07:45 PM
To answer the last question, no.

There are a bunch of great .22 suppressors on the market, and on a short barreled pistol most of them will sound similar. Some are louder, some are quieter.

Here's my setup
http://demigodllc.com/photo/TBAC-22/smaller/D462_5079_img.jpg (http://demigodllc.com/photo/TBAC-22/?small=D462_5079_img.jpg)

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