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Suppressor Accessories

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dan Forrester, Aug 16, 2004.

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  1. Dan Forrester

    Dan Forrester Member

    Mar 21, 2003
    Ok, so I bought my new Gemtech Trinity. Now I’d like to fix it up. I’m thinking this is a good excuse to buy a new gun to screw onto my suppressor.

    So here’s the dilemma: Do I buy a bigger, less reliable gun that lends it’s self well to suppression. Or buy a more reliable gun and use a Linear Internal Decoupler (LID) also known as a Nelson Device to make it function?

    Glock 17: I could pick up a Glock 17, which by it’s self is a very reliable pistol. But have you ever locked back the slide and seen how the barrel tilts way up in the air. Now attach a 6.5 inch suppressor onto the end of this, and you build up quite a bit of leverage. As a result the pistol becomes wont function. The solution is to use a LID. The LID momentarily takes the weight off of the suppressor and allows the pistol to cycle as if the suppressor was never there (well kinda). The problem with this is that it adds onto the overall length of the pistol by a little over an inch. Also if I buy a Glock I would have to buy a $350 threaded barrel for the gun in adition to the $125 LID. I also have a Glock 26 and would probably buy a threaded barrel for that also.

    Beretta 92: The Beretta 92 has a barrel that slides straight back when the gun is fired so can take the weight of a suppressor on the end and still function reliable. Also the existing Barrel could be threaded, which would save some money. By going with The Beretta I would have a simpler setup: No extra barrels, and no LID. However I think most would agree that the Beretta, despite its infinitely better looks is less reliable. Also that CX4 storm is sweet, and I could interchange the suppressor between the two.

    Here’s pictures of the two guns compaired. See the LID on the Glock: http://www.gem-tech.com/TRINITY.html

    What should I do?

  2. NMshooter

    NMshooter Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Polymer frames and suppressors do not mix well, which is why the Mk. 23 is oversized. Normally I would prefer a G17, but not for a can gun. Not a big fan of the Beretta, but it will get the job done. You might consider a BHP or CZ-75. Just remember it is easier to limp wrist with the can on. Some folks use +P rated ammo to ensure functioning. SIG 226ST would be another option.
  3. Collier

    Collier Member

    Jul 11, 2003
    Dark - Go for a HK P9S. Good platform for a can.
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