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Got to shoot a silenced .22 today

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Steve in PA, Mar 30, 2004.

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  1. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA Member

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    It was a Ruger 22/45 and sounded no louder than a CO2 pellet gun. There is a guy in the town where I work who is a gun nut. I've signed his forms and fingerprint cards for full-auto stuff, etc.

    He stopped by today to pick up an accident report and asked if I wanted to check out his latest addition to his collection.

    They took a bull barrel Ruger, moved the front sight back about an inch, threaded the end of the barrel to accept the silencer and included a threaded cap for use without it.

    The only thing that looks different from a regular Ruger is the placement of the front sight. We screwed on the silencer and went into the field behind my station and took a couple of shots into a dirt bank. Very slick!! :D

    I've got a Ruger MKII and was thinking about converting it, but I don't know if I can afford $185.00 to have the sight moved and barrel threaded, $350.00 for the silencer and another $200.00 for Uncle Sam :(
     
  2. WhoKnowsWho

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    Heck, for $185 you could probably dig around and get a Walther P22 for a bit more, it has that threaded end that should be able to easily take a silencer. At least it looks like it could.
     
  3. Wildalaska

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    All ya gots to do with the Walther P22 is screw the silencer on!

    One of my future projects is to supress a Walther P99...and also a Nagant revolver

    WildbutfirstmysniperrifleAlaska
     
  4. DigMe

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    I'm sure Bill Ruger would have a fit knowing that his guns were being turned into silenced killing machines if he were still alive. ;)

    :evil:

    brad cook
     
  5. 45King

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    I once had an opportunity to shoot two different suppressed pistols on the same day.

    The first was one of the H&K SOCOM .45's, which had been converted to .45 Super. The can was an AWC, regulated for Federal 230 Hydra-Shok. Pretty cool. Still noisy, but way less so than without the suppressor.

    The other was also an AWC product, the Amphibian. This is a Ruger MKII .22LR that has an integral 10" (IIRC) suppressor/barrel.
    Even with high vel. and standard vel. loads, it was very, very quiet, and accurate, too.
    With subsonic loads.....let's put it this way: if you could lock the action, you could shoot it in a crowded elevator and sneeze at the same time, and no one would hear it. Almost silent. I was impressed. I'd like to have one of them with a nice red dot scope just for taking out squirrels around my house. I'd load it with CCI's CB Long ammo. It would not cycle the action, but that's OK; it would serve the purpose perfectly.
     
  6. Daedalus

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    A little while ago I got to shoot a 10/22 with what looked like an integral silencer. Hearing the bullets actually *thunk* into the backstop was awesome.
     
  7. 4v50 Gary

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    I know the Mosin-Nagant revolver cylinder moves forward against the forcing cone but how effective is the gas seal? Can the M-N revolver be (once tax stamp is paid) effective suppressed? M-T mines wanna no.:confused:
     
  8. Steve in PA

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    This guy did mention the part about the Walther, and i may have to look into that :D

    When I went through the LEO Academy we had a H&K dealer show up with all sorts of toys, full-auto stuff, silenced stuff......got to shoot them all :D

    The silenced stuff was great, nothing more than a pffffft......and hearing the action cycle.
     
  9. PATH

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    Sorry! I like the loud bangs!:D :neener:
     
  10. Quartus

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    Me too, Path, but "to everything there is a season". Pest control around the house comes to mind, or shooting in your basement.






    CB caps in a long rifle barrel sound like one of those old Whamo Air-Blasters. Just a kind of PHOOMP. Not hard on the ears at all.
     
  11. SLCDave

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    It's pretty sweet, huh? My cousin has one that he uses on his Wather P22 and a Ruger 10/22. Pretty much all you hear is the click of the slide as it goes through the motions. Even my wife was impressed.
     
  12. Archie

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    In 1980 or so....

    I lucked into an invite to the Heckler and Koch "road show" and shot an MP5SD.

    It was very comfortable on the ears, even in full auto.
     
  13. Kestrel

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    I've wondered about getting a supressor many times. My concerns are, do you get tired of the novelty? After the headache of tax and paperwork, I wonder if it keeps being fun after a while. Also, being registered as having one, are you given more attention in any federal databases?

    Also, if you want to take it to another state, don't you have to mail a "request" to the ATF to transport it?

    Steve
     
  14. Kodiak AK

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    There is an ad in every SGN for supressed Ruger MKII's. They run around $500 or so plus the paper work . That isn't that bad of a deal for an integrated supressor.
     
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    Yep! :)
     
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    I am really seriously thinking about applying for a suppressor. The problem is going to be my local Chief of Police. I don't think he will be willing to sign the form authorizing me to own a NFA piece. I guess you never know until you try. I did by a clothes drier from the Chief, but other then that don’t really know the guy.
     
  17. sachsr1

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    here's a couple of suppressor tips.
    First take a look at the p22/tac65 combo fron www.tacticalinc.com it's only $400.
    Second if your CLEO won't sign off you can form a corporation, and bypass the CLEO signoff. If you get a couple of friends join the corp, and you are all corp. "officers" (i.e. pres., vice pres.) you can all posess the class 3 items. The NFA process takes 3-6 months, so you'll have plenty of time to have barrels threaded:D
     
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    sachsr1???? This looks like the first post of a troll..... Can you back that up with a link to the law, or at least the name of the law where it is included?
     
  19. cordex

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    ksnecktieman,
    He's right. Corporations are exempt from the CLEO signoff.
    The downside is, when the corporation dissolves, if you want to keep the guns, you've got to get them transferred to you (which means paying the tax and getting that CLEO signoff.).
     
  20. sachsr1

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    I've been looking at where I saw the corp. thing, but I can't find it. I live in AZ, so CLEO sign-off isn't a big deal for the most part. Sorry you thought I was trolling, but I don't think the info I gave was anywhere near that. First off you still have to deal with the AFT and a Class 3 dealer neither of which would transfer the item without proper paperwork. Second anyone who wanted to form a corp. would have to investigate if further, and would find out all of the legal hoops they had to jump through. BTW the corp route also bypasses the fingerprints, and photos, and I've heard that speeds up the ATF approval.


    edit. If the CLEO won't sign sometimes judges and county attorneys can sign it.
     
  21. Telperion

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    It's no troll, ks. Corporate ownership of NFA items a well-known "loophole". You don't even buddies; a single-person corporation works just fine.
     
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    The P22 setup works great. You will need an adaptor bushing as the barrel threads are too small.
    Walther designed a suppressor for it but it will never be imported.

    This AA suppressor designed for my M-16 works great on the P22. I use CCI mini mags with just a slight puff of sound pressure and no feed or cycle problems.

    I have designed a pair snap on sights for the suppressor that work well with the low recoil. They are out being coated black.


    The same goes for full 5.56 loads also. Just a slight puff of sound pressure.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. cratz2

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    Hate to ask a silly question, but how is it that sachsr1 has posted three times on this thread, yet his post count only shows as '2'?

    :confused:
     
  25. cratz2

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    Feedthehogs, can you sight that Walther around the can? Looks like the supressor is taller than the sights. :uhoh:
     
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