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School me on supressors.....

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by Grassman, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    I know next to nothing about suppressors, other than you have to have the $200 tax stamp. I have a S&W M&P15-22 w/ threaded barrel that I'd like to suppress. I also have a couple .22 pistols I'd like silenced also, which are a Sig 1911-22, and a Sig Mosquito. Can I buy one suppressor and just use on each gun when needed? Or is this dis allowed? One silencer one gun only? What are some good ones for this application and some prices? How long will it take to get the go ahead on the suppressor? I've heard that here in Texas you have to get the Sheriff to sign off on it? Thanks....
  2. Ryanxia

    Ryanxia Well-Known Member

    Might try the NFA section, you'll get all you need to know there. :)
  3. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    Nothing specific to my question there.
  4. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    Yes, but your question is specific to that section.
  5. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

    A legal suppressor can be used on any gun you
    have, as long as it fits. Some shooters even will
    use the same suppressor on .223 and .308 guns.
  6. GrandmasterB

    GrandmasterB Well-Known Member

  7. Charger442

    Charger442 Well-Known Member

    those were simplified short answers. there is a ton of info out there. good luck with your research.
  8. husbandofaromanian

    husbandofaromanian Well-Known Member

    OK I will answer the question:

    A suppressor reduces muzzle blast to be close to hearing safe without hearing protection.

    A suppressor is a better muzzle brake than a muzzle brake.

    A suppressor is a better flash suppressor than a flash suppressor.

    A suppressor does not reduce bullet velocity. It actually increases bullet velocity by a few fps by acting like a longer barrel.

    Find a Class 3 dealer to learn about what is needed to own one legally (provided your state allows them).
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
  9. BoilerUP

    BoilerUP Well-Known Member

    Huntertown Guardian...$200 and very similar performance to a Silencerco Sparrow.

    I have one and like it a LOT.
  10. husbandofaromanian

    husbandofaromanian Well-Known Member

    Also, for your first suppressor, 22lr makes a great choice.
    (a) 22lr suppressors are less money to buy
    (b) Very quiet (especially with subsonic ammunition)
    (c) Small & light.

    I don't know what the modern, good choices are.
    My first suppressor is a Tac-65. I bought it in 2005 and still love it.
    My host firearm is a TC Contender Pistol (very quiet)

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