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Suppressed 1911/Hi-Power

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by natedog, Jun 21, 2004.

  1. natedog

    natedog Well-Known Member

    The only guns I've seen suppressed are USP Tacticals, Berreta 92s, Glocks, and Sig 220s. Can any pistol with a threaded barrel be suppressed?

    Is there anything about the 1911 or Hi-Power design that prevents them from being suppressed?
  2. stans

    stans Well-Known Member

    I expect the reason you see these pistols with sound suppressors is because they are currently used by the military, government and law enforcement as standard issue sidearms. There is no reason the 1911 or the High Power cannot have a suppressor placed on a threaded barrel. In fact, it has been done when these pistols were standard military and government issue. Subsonic ammo is best for suppressors, so the factory 115 and 124 grain ammo is not the best in 9mm. 147 grain loads are subsonic and was originally designed for the U.S. Navy Seals for such uses.
  3. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

    The 1911 can use a threaded bushing, but often the can is so heavy that the pistol won't cycle. It may partially open, letting sound and gas escape from the chamber.

    I've seen supressor dummies for the BHP that require a threaded, extended barrel but since the barrel cams, you might have the same problem as the 1911.

    Remember that Hollywood says one thing, real life is another.

    The Navy issued a SW model 59 that LOCKED the slide in place for use as a hush puppy. They also later issued the HK P9S as a supressed 9mm.
  4. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Rent the old movie deadly Weapons - has a great segment on suppressors.
  5. natedog

    natedog Well-Known Member


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