Shooters Depot Lion Suppressor


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Rail Driver
October 18, 2012, 09:00 PM
I'm doing a bit of research into possibly getting a suppressor when taxes come in (well... paying for it anyway. It probably won't be in my hands for another 6-8 months after that).

Does anyone know anything about these suppressors?
Preferably someone with firsthand experience, or better yet someone that owns one.
I'm particularly looking at the 9mm models.

Thanks

http://www.shootersdepot.com/suppressors.htm

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RhinoDefense
October 19, 2012, 02:42 AM
Do a search over at silencertalk.com.

Short answer, stay far away from Shooters Depot.

Rail Driver
October 19, 2012, 03:32 AM
Well... I gotta say, the ONE thread (out of literally dozens) that I read about Shooters Depot was very interesting, to put it lightly. I think I'll save a couple hundred bucks and go with an Osprey when I'm ready to buy. I've heard nothing but good things about those, and they seem to be the quietest thing out there that won't require tall sights.

Of course I'll have to wait about 4 months to purchase (then even longer for the paperwork), so I'm willing to listen to others' opinions and experience first.

The can will be going on a 1911.

crazy-mp
October 20, 2012, 01:57 AM
The Osprey is a great can, you can't go wrong there.

Rail Driver
October 20, 2012, 02:15 AM
Do you know of anything quieter that is in the same or similar price range as the Osprey? Sound suppression is my primary concern, I just like the idea of being able to use the low profile novaks or trijicons that I'm used to on my 1911s - If I ended up getting something "fatter" I'm sure I could have the standard sights swapped out for tall ones, or have a bead silver soldered to the front/top of the can to give me an index for point shooting when the can is mounted.

rjrivero
October 20, 2012, 02:22 AM
I have an osprey 45 and I like it. However I believe the AAC Ti-Rant is going to be quieter. The Osprey has a louder FRP because of the monocore design.

It's a traditional round can, and sight through is going to be required for it, but if you want quiet first, consider the Ti-Rant.

I should say, if you don't mind the hassle of running WET, then the Osprey is a very viable choice. A little pulling gel makes the Osprey a much quieter can.

Rail Driver
October 20, 2012, 02:35 AM
I have an osprey 45 and I like it. However I believe the AAC Ti-Rant is going to be quieter. The Osprey has a louder FRP because of the monocore design.

It's a traditional round can, and sight through is going to be required for it, but if you want quiet first, consider the Ti-Rant.

I should say, if you don't mind the hassle of running WET, then the Osprey is a very viable choice. A little pulling gel makes the Osprey a much quieter can.
Pulling gel? I've heard of running them with distilled water or mineral oil, but what is pulling gel?
I had planned on running the can primarily wet - Dry only in an emergency (such as an intruder in my home - don't want to damage my childrens' hearing)

Armed 24/7
October 20, 2012, 08:06 PM
I work about 2 miles from Shooters Depot. I have been in there before several times, and I even bought a BHP there. The firearms are a bit overpriced, but it is cool to look at the wall of Class 3 weapons for sale. I am in the market for a supressor as well, but I would not consider buying one from them. Some of the staff are extremely arrogant, and are very condescending. Just my opinion, but I would suggest going with one of the other brands.

Rob62
October 20, 2012, 11:46 PM
Pulling Gel is used in the construction industry. The lubricant produces a low coefficient of friction that lessens the chance of wire damage from high pulling forces.

http://www.shop3m.com/wire-pulling-lubricant-gel.html

You can find it at Home Depot and Lowe's.

Personally I don't like the blowback that you sometimes get. I shoot my suppressors dry.

rjrivero
October 20, 2012, 11:46 PM
Pulling gel? I've heard of running them with distilled water or mineral oil, but what is pulling gel?
I had planned on running the can primarily wet - Dry only in an emergency (such as an intruder in my home - don't want to damage my childrens' hearing)

Wire pulling gel. Non corrosive and thick enough to stay put better than water.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSOC404yzaLv41hrmiEg4Q709VNCEl8yTmhjikJbzT-O2_yTLlnDw

GoingQuiet
October 22, 2012, 04:13 PM
I sell a lot of Osprey and TIRANT cans - both are absolutely excellent. Some months I sell more Osprey, some months I sell more TIRANT but they are both great and you won't go wrong with either.

I would RUN and not walk from Shooters Depot products. They are not worth looking into.

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