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Buying My first supressor

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by samuelcmm, Mar 19, 2012.

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  1. samuelcmm

    samuelcmm Member

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    Ok so a few questions on what suppressor(s) I should buy. So first I'm looking to supress a 40 however heres the catch I have 45's and 9's that I wouldn't mind supressing. The suppressor I want to get for my pistols is an osprey. But what I'm wondering is if i get a 45 ossprey how well will that work on a 40 compared to a designated 40 can and I know to use it on separet calibers you have to change a piston but I dont know what that means so hopefully someone can enlighten me.
     
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    Here's an animated video of a recoil booster/Nielsen Device: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QewB1jCNwzw#t=137s

    Using a suppressor on most handguns requires one of these mechanisms so that the pistol can cycle properly.

    You can certainly use a .45 cal suppressor on the smaller caliber handguns, but I'm not aware of the need to swap out the booster spring for each respective cartridge. Maybe someone here knows for certain though.
     
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    There is a youtube video that Silencerco put out on the .45 Osprey on 9mm. It has a louder first round pop, but the overall suppression is pretty good. Let me see if I can find it for you.

    Here it is. Link Here.
     
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    I like my Osprey 45 on my Glock 17L with the 9mm piston enough that I don't see the point of buying a dedicated 9mm can. Shooting steel plates without hearing protection I feel like a vampire walking in the sun :)

    However I might eventually get a dedicated 9mm can for my AR 9mm SBR or maybe an integrally suppressed upper.


    You don't need to change the spring, only the piston, and even that is probably only because the piston is the part than threads onto the barrel. I suspect if the 9mm had the same threads as the .45 it'd just work, but if they were made like this, putting a 9mm can on a .45 would be a disaster!
     
  5. samuelcmm

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    As far as the recoil boster cant I just swap out the guide rod spring and does anyone know the difference in DB's from a 40 with a 45 osprey and a 40 osprey can
     
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    Watch the videos from Silencerco that was linked above. It has tests showing the differences.

    When you get outside in open air, 3db is not all that noticeable. In 9mm or .45ACP the bullets hitting the steel plates or the dirt behind them if I miss, is a lot louder than the report of the gun.
     
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    With a properly functioning recoil booster, and properly loaded factory ammo, you won't need to change your recoil spring. The booster allows the gun to cycle without having to overcome the weight of the suppressor on the end of the barrel. If you want to play with handloads, then you could very well need to change the recoil spring to match your handloads.

    As wally said, the dB ratings are noted in the video I linked above.
     
  8. samuelcmm

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    Thanks i just got home were youtube isnt blocked to watch the vid. Thanks everyone and it looks like I will just get a 45 can and i have one last question since there is such a long wait on the paperwork for a supressor can i get 2 with one set of paperwork the other being for a 223
     
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    No. You will have to turn in a complete set of paperwork for both suppressors. Wait time is wait time; whether it be paperwork for 1 suppressor or 5. BTW: do yourself a favor and get a .308/7.62 suppressor for your AR... that is the route that I went and I shoot .223, 6.8, 7mmMag, .300BO out of it.

    You might get a glue together model airplane to work on everytime you think about waiting on your stamps. Hopefully the model will take your mind off of the wait time... lol
     
  10. samuelcmm

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    Damn I was hopefull XD but alright I guess ill have to be paitent. And does anyone make a 7.62 supressor that can be dissasembled so i ca use it on a 22 and 17hmr also any recomendations on the 7.62 can.
     
  11. bespain

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    I don't know anything about 7.62 cans that break down for cleaning.

    You should just get a rimfire can for the 22 and 17.

    I shoot the SAS Ti Arbiter for my centerfire rifles and I have their little 22lr can for my pistol and rifle. I couldn't be happier with either of them.

    Good luck on your decision making process. As you know, there is a ton of info out there to go through.

    I'm not sure where you are located but this might be something that you would be interested in attending - http://www.silencersarelegal.com/legalshoot/

    My only suggestion is this: once you decide on a suppressor, find a dealer that has one in stock. That way you can get your paperwork started immediately and not have to wait for the Feds to transfer the suppressor from the manufacturer to the dealer and then to you. It will save you 6-8 weeks.

    Let us know what you wind up getting
     
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