Well, I've shot the DAM twice now. And recorded it, so that I could play it for friends. 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!