Line between airsoft and real gun


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fatcat4620
April 12, 2012, 04:35 PM
These products caught my eye and was wondering how legal they would be to order for your airsoft toys if you owned the real firearm they go with.
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/gemtech-quick-detach-suppressor-silencer-for-5-56mm-125475
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/tactical-stock-adapter-glock-edition-113648

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ClickClickD'oh
April 12, 2012, 04:41 PM
If they actually work as suppressors and aren't just eye candy, they're illegal to buy without a NFA stamp even for an airsoft gun.

If they are just eye candy, they are perfectly legal to own for any purpose. Many real firearms have fake silencers.

Tommygunn
April 12, 2012, 08:18 PM
I don't think the suppressor is going to be able to work on a real gun.
The other device may fit .....but I wouldn't use it; airsoft devices are usually not made to be sturdy enough to work with real guns even if they do fit.
The Gemtech has to be a prop ...... "eye candy" as the prior poster said.

TurtlePhish
April 13, 2012, 12:38 AM
They're fake. No baffles whatsoever, just a tube with letters on the outside.

allaroundhunter
April 13, 2012, 04:04 AM
If they have the correct threading, sure, throw them on your real gun. Just a heads up though, they probably cannot handle the heat that goes along with a real gun being fired nor do they act as a suppressor. They are just for looks.

Rail Driver
April 13, 2012, 04:10 AM
If they have the correct threading, sure, throw them on your real gun. Just a heads up though, they probably cannot handle the heat that goes along with a real gun being fired nor do they act as a suppressor. They are just for looks.
I wouldn't be so quick to do that... As cheaply as they're probably made (considering the price I'd say VERY cheaply), there's no telling if the threads on the muzzle device are aligned with the bore of the fake can, and the QD attachment of the fake can to the muzzle device that comes with it is suspect too. Personally I'd skip it. Not worth the money and it could potentially damage your rifle.

Quiet
April 13, 2012, 04:11 AM
There are some airsoft suppressors that actually reduce the sound of airsoft firing.
But, those ones are not being legally imported into the US.

allaroundhunter
April 13, 2012, 04:11 AM
I wouldn't be so quick to do that... As cheaply as they're probably made (considering the price I'd say VERY cheaply), there's no telling if the threads on the muzzle device are aligned with the bore of the fake can, and the QD attachment of the fake can to the muzzle device that comes with it is suspect too. Personally I'd skip it. Not worth the money and it could potentially damage your rifle.

This is true, but my point is that they will fit on your rifle if they have matching threading. There are fake suppressors made for firearms that would be much better options.

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