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Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by brobin10, Jul 19, 2011.

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  1. brobin10

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    the thompson machine isis 9mm (readily taken apart for cleaning and 22lr use also a possibility) runs about $379 MSRP but that doesnt include the thread adaptor i dont think

    any thoughts or comments on this can?

    any reviews with actual data?

    i found some videos shooting both 22lr (wet and dry) and 9mm....sound in the video seems very good to me but then again i think they were done by the manufacturer...

    any real world experience with this can?

    thanks guys!
     
  2. Chopdoktor

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    I actually bought one of these back in May, and I'm still awaiting my stamp, but my dealer let me play with the can a few times. It is worth every penny. Easy to break down, and nice and quiet on full-power 9mm and .22. I didn't test it with subsonic 9mm, but I'm sure it'll be even better. I did fill the suppressor core half-full of water and shot it, and it definitely dampened the 9mm sound signature, but practically eliminated the noise from the .22. It was what they call "Hollywood Quiet"! I am very satisfied with it, and I'd recommend it for sure. The thread adapters can really raise the price ($50 for fixed 1/2x28 and $150 for a booster mount, I got both), but ya gotta have 'em. I am really happy with the whole setup, and the versatile mount system lets me use it on at least 5 different guns that I have (9mm AR, .22 AR, Glock 17, Glock 26, GSG-1911 .22, and maybe more if I thread them!) It's legit.
     
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  3. brobin10

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    thats exactly what i wanted to hear!

    sounds like a legit can to me

    excuse my ignorance but what is the booster mount?
     
  4. brobin10

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    also if you dont mind me asking, what is your 9mm AR setup?

    the whole original question here came up bc i am trying to piece together my first 9mm AR build

    pics welcome if possible!
     
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    The "booster" or LID (Linear Inertial Decoupler) is used with most Browning-type actions where the barrel is not fixed in place. The barrel actually needs to decouple from the slide for the action to cycle; this creates a problem with a suppressor which adds weight to the barrel.

    Good discussion here:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=318745
     
  6. Chopdoktor

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    ^This. And shoot me an email if you'd like to see a pic. I'd be happy to talk you through my setup, but privately, so we don't clog up this thread with unrelated posts :)
     
  7. brobin10

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    that is exactly what i was thinking it was but for some reason i thought it was called/ referred to (as) something else

    email on the way!
     
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    Anyone know how much of a decible reduction we are talking about?
     
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