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thompson machine can

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by brobin10, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. brobin10

    brobin10 Active Member

    the thompson machine isis 9mm (readily taken apart for cleaning and 22lr use also a possibility) runs about $379 MSRP but that doesnt include the thread adaptor i dont think

    any thoughts or comments on this can?

    any reviews with actual data?

    i found some videos shooting both 22lr (wet and dry) and 9mm....sound in the video seems very good to me but then again i think they were done by the manufacturer...

    any real world experience with this can?

    thanks guys!
  2. Chopdoktor

    Chopdoktor Well-Known Member

    I actually bought one of these back in May, and I'm still awaiting my stamp, but my dealer let me play with the can a few times. It is worth every penny. Easy to break down, and nice and quiet on full-power 9mm and .22. I didn't test it with subsonic 9mm, but I'm sure it'll be even better. I did fill the suppressor core half-full of water and shot it, and it definitely dampened the 9mm sound signature, but practically eliminated the noise from the .22. It was what they call "Hollywood Quiet"! I am very satisfied with it, and I'd recommend it for sure. The thread adapters can really raise the price ($50 for fixed 1/2x28 and $150 for a booster mount, I got both), but ya gotta have 'em. I am really happy with the whole setup, and the versatile mount system lets me use it on at least 5 different guns that I have (9mm AR, .22 AR, Glock 17, Glock 26, GSG-1911 .22, and maybe more if I thread them!) It's legit.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  3. brobin10

    brobin10 Active Member

    thats exactly what i wanted to hear!

    sounds like a legit can to me

    excuse my ignorance but what is the booster mount?
  4. brobin10

    brobin10 Active Member

    also if you dont mind me asking, what is your 9mm AR setup?

    the whole original question here came up bc i am trying to piece together my first 9mm AR build

    pics welcome if possible!
  5. MasterSergeantA

    MasterSergeantA Well-Known Member

    The "booster" or LID (Linear Inertial Decoupler) is used with most Browning-type actions where the barrel is not fixed in place. The barrel actually needs to decouple from the slide for the action to cycle; this creates a problem with a suppressor which adds weight to the barrel.

    Good discussion here:

  6. Chopdoktor

    Chopdoktor Well-Known Member

    ^This. And shoot me an email if you'd like to see a pic. I'd be happy to talk you through my setup, but privately, so we don't clog up this thread with unrelated posts :)
  7. brobin10

    brobin10 Active Member

    that is exactly what i was thinking it was but for some reason i thought it was called/ referred to (as) something else

    email on the way!

    FIVETWOSEVEN Well-Known Member

    Anyone know how much of a decible reduction we are talking about?

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