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First supressor... 9mm

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by beeenbag, Oct 2, 2017.

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  1. beeenbag
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    hey guys,

    So I've decided to dive into the silent world. I currently have an xdm supressor ready 9mm and that will be what I use the supressor for primarily.

    I'd like suggestions on supressors, since I know little to nothing about them so far.

    What I'd like in order of priority...

    1.The most silent can for a 9mm

    2. Ability to use it for sub sonic 300blk

    3. Size/weight

    Silent 9mm takes priority over all else though.

    Thanks
     
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    Another vote for a .45 sized can. Very versatile.
     
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    9mm end-caps are available for both of these ... almost makes it silly to limit yourself exclusively to 9mm can. I personally couldn't tell much of a difference between the 9 & .45 cal end-caps on my Octane.
     
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    I can't either. They sell them because people want them and will pay, but I think it's a waste of money.
     
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    As with the rest of the posters, I went to a 45 can to cover both 9mm & 45 acp.
    I too went with the Obsidian 45 linked above.
     
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    If it matters, the Octane 45 can be used on .44 mag rifles as well, Rugged didn't get back to be with a definite answer when I asked. Probably wouldn't matter to most people, but a suppressed 77/44 thumper keeps popping into my head.
     
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    Double Tap, the site is so laggy, what's up?
     
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    +1 for the Rugged Obsidian.
    It will handle .357 & .44 Mag. with barrel lengths 16" and longer.
    I e-mailed about that question and a couple others, the owner of Rugged took the time to call me at home to answer my questions instead of e-mailing me.

    It was a surprise.................that doesn't happen often in this world.
     
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    Depends on how much you like your hearing ;)

    Yes, suppressors are worth the cost and wait. We wouldn't do it if they weren't.

    Of the production pistol cans, the Osprey is still my favorite, but it's not as tough as the Octane or Obsidian, and the fact that the Obsidian can be configured short or long gives it the nod over the Octane in my book.
     
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    My personal opinion, I've been disappointed with suppressed 9mm pistols. They were still too loud for me to comfortably shoot without ears on, and they were messy messy. The last one I shot was an octane k on a cz75 that was very oily, and it blew crap back into my face the whole magazine.

    Now don't get me wrong, I love suppressors and have a 9mm can on order, but it is for my carbines. In a pistol, 22lr is where it is at.
     
  13. Bentonville

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    I guess what I was asking is if a suppressor is quiet enough to protect hearing, therefore “worth it”. I need more protection than even plugs and muffs now. Whatever the final answer is, I have ordered it. Doing the trust thing today. Jay and Mike at Silencer Shop are really accommodating. They have made the process very convenient.
     
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    Well, decent cans like the Obsidian are gonna be in the 30-35 dB reduction range. Good ear pro is another 25-35. So in conjunction, you're looking at bringing subsonic 9mm loads down by ~60-70 dB, which will put them at around 90-100 dB at your ears if you were 3 feet to the side of the muzzle, which is about the intensity of a hand drill. Behind the gun, you'll get even less.

    If you weren't running subs, you're still gonna get your ears snapped a little. Subsonic 9mm through a good can will be 125-130 dB, which is quite comfortable for most people. The "K" cans, however, tend to be more like 135-138 dB, which is getting pretty borderline. They take the edge off, but hearing safe is questionable. The Omega 9K is "hearing safe" by dB levels, but I find it unpleasant with naked ears. Tone matters, too, and some cans produce sharper pitch than others, making the same dB level more obnoxious to most people.
     
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    Great input. I really appreciate the education . I am looking forward to shooting suppressed. Until it arrives , it’s still 33 NRR plugs and 34 NRR Cleararmor or Decibel Defense. Thanks again for the help.
     
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    Was that with subsonic 9 mm or standard?

    I have no problem with subsonic 9 mm. It’s quiet enough for me.
     
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