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First suppressor purchase!

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by Spats McGee, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Spats McGee

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    Well, I've shot the DAM twice now. And recorded it, so that I could play it for friends. :D The first was at an indoor range, so I had to wear hearing protection per the rules. There were other shooters on the range, but they were kind enough to give me a minute of silence to record. Unfortunately, when I listened to the recording, I realized that there wasn't really any kind of background noise for comparison. A couple of weeks later, while visiting my parents (a 3 hour drive from my house), I hustled out to a farm and fired into a hillside. This time, though, I narrated a little so that listeners had some kind of comparison. In a 22/45 Lite, firing Federal Game Shok 40 grain ammo (I forgot to take my subsonics out there), it sounds like a heavy-duty pellet gun. I'm thrilled!

    I should get my Ruger American Rimfire with its newly threaded barrel back from my gunsmith today, and I can't wait to run some suppressed rounds through that!
     
  2. Gtscotty

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    Glad you're liking it, .22 cans are definitely the gateway drug to suppressors, they are just so quiet and nice to use. I really love using a .22 can and subsonic hollow points for squirrel and rabbit hunting, no worrying about your hearing, no scaring off squirrels for acres around, and the sound of the bullet connecting with squirrel head is louder than the report.

    I think you'll like the supressed Ruger American, supressed .22 bolt guns are as quiet as it gets, you really only hear the firing pin drop and the impact.
     
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  3. Spats McGee

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    Just a quick and totally unnecessary update. My thanks to everyone who helped me make the decision on which suppressor to purchase. I've not had one moment of Buyer's Remorse, and that's a good thing.

    Here's where I am. I now have one suppressor and three .22LR hosts*. Somewhere along the line, I had the barrel threaded on my 'standard issue' 10/22, and picked up a 22/45 Lite and a Ruger American Rimfire (which became my 'Squirrel Sniper'**). I took them all out to a farm a few weeks ago and rained silent death of various evil citrus fruits. Subsonic ammo (CCI Quiet and Remington Subsonic) runs just fine, but neither the 22/45 nor the 10/22 really cared for some RWS subsonic ammo that I had. Granted, the RWS has been in storage for a minute, but it felt like it had some kind of semi-sticky coating. In any event, while the semis ran subsonics just fine, the RAR was really in a league of its own in terms of being ridiculously, stupid quiet. Seriously, I have a pellet gun that's louder. At ~20 yards, you could hear the bullet hit an orange.

    * = I'm fairly certain that this means I'll need more suppressors, right? Besides, Mrs. McGee needs her own suppressor, doesn't she?
     
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  5. Ursanovis

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    Congrats on finally getting the ball rolling! I recently bought a Mask also. I purchased it at the range where I often shoot so I'm able to go there and shoot it as much as I like, I just can't take it home until the ATF licks the stamp. But at least I can enjoy it to some extent over the next several months. The wait time on my last can was 11 months. I'm hoping it doesn't take as long this time. My first one was e-filed on a Form 1 a few years ago. It took only about 7 weeks, IIRC. Hopefully we can get back to those short times again soon.

    I'm already trying to figure out what my next one should be. I'm a huge Dead Air fan so it's probably going to be either the Wolf 9SD or the new modular 9mm one they just release a few months ago.
     
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  6. Spats McGee

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    Let me just say: You called it. I figured you were right at the time, but it's now been confirmed.
     
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  7. Spats McGee

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    You and me both! I'd like to pick up another DAM for Mrs. McGee's pistol, but after that . . . . Maybe something for my 1911 in .45?
     
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    Lately, a friend of a friend has been joining us for shooting sessions at the private range we use; yesterday I offered to thread his Savage 6.5 CM free of charge and let him run one of my cans on it any time I'm there.
     
  9. Odd Job

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    That's exactly the face I made on Monday when I was halfway through a suppressor session with my .22 rifle and a guy pitched up to shoot his long barreled .22 pistol. I was not happy!
     
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    Pro tip: grease the treads on anything you want to be able to take apart later. Otherwise buildup of .22 slag makes it dang near impossible to take apart.
     
  11. MachIVshooter

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    Depends on the design. My Ocelot baffle stack seals itself from the tube, barely anything squeezes by. After 4 or 5 bricks, the first half of the stack falls out, rest can be pushed with a pencil. The threads at the front are clean.

    Open K baffles and monocores are another story, though.
     
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