Perhaps not on the forefront of some gun owners’ minds these days, but the fight for the Second Amendment is a daily struggle. The challenge is not to convince gun owners—at least not in most situations. Instead, the challenge is to educate the non gun owner. Two of the major obstacles to our success are the movies (Hollywood) and the media. Both have a huge influence on the general populace. Neither typically portrays guns factually.
Posts Tagged ‘Silencers’
U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz (AZ-05), has proposed legislation that would remove suppressors and silencers from National Firearms Act
SilencerCo has released a pheasant-hunting video depicting the first commercially-viable shotgun sound suppressor employed in
Suppressor manufacturer SilencerCo has introduced what it is hoping is the first commercially-viable shotgun silencer.
The new product, named the
Cheaper Than Dirt! Chronicle readers should know about a petition on whitehouse.gov seeking to get suppressors removed from
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MasterPiece Arms, manufacturers of the MPA MAC line of semi-auto pistols, carbines, suppressors and MPAR rifles, has developed two new suppressors, the MPA556S-II and the Murmur II, to add to the company’s expanding MPA suppressor line.
I was lucky enough to shoot some offerings from SilencerCo in March 2012; I was thrilled with their performance. Now for SHOT Show 2013 they are introducing their new SWR 7.62 SPECWAR. I would be hard-pressed to believe this would not be as awesome as the cans I shot with last year from this company.
SilencerCo / SWR is pleased to announce the launch of the 7.62 SPECWAR at the 2013 SHOT Show. The SPECWAR 5.56 and 7.62 are SWR’s workhorse centerfire rifle suppressors. The entire SWR SPECWAR line of suppressors are intended to be working cans… We fully expect people to use and abuse their SPECWAR.
The American Silencer Association (ASA) wants Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly to immediately make on-air corrections of factual inaccuracies he made about current firearm regulations during his July 24 interview with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). The debate, which focused on the validity of additional gun control measures in response to the tragic events in Aurora, CO, found O’Reilly calling for stricter oversight of the firearms transfer process. ASA pointed out that O’Reilly consistently misstated current gun-law requirements.
If you set out to build the best rimfire suppressor possible, regardless of the cost, you might just design the new SureFire Ryder 22-A. SureFire poured all of their research and development knowledge into this little gem. See, the problem with suppressing a .22LR is that the ammunition is so dirty. Lead and copper fouling get into the suppressor and create a gooey, mucky mix that reduces its effectiveness and can even make it difficult to attach and detach from the gun itself. The answer is to make the .22 suppressor easy for the owner to take apart, clean, and put back together. These user-serviceable suppressors are all the rage now, but they have always had other issues… until now!
I talked with many people in the suppressor industry at the 2012 Silencers Are Legal shoot. Large companies like AAC, GEMTECH, and SureFire sent teams of employees to the shoot. The owners of smaller companies showed up in person, sometimes with just one or two models to demonstrate. Of all the folks we met at the shoot, Phillip Woodell of Innovative Arms impressed me the most. He answered every question we asked about suppressor technology in a simple way that we could understand. However, it was clear that Phillip has a vast knowledge of sound engineering and metallurgy. We came away from our time with Innovative Arms firmly believing in his company and his products.
You’ve seen the press coverage of the Silencers Are Legal shoot. You’ve spent hours idly watching YouTube videos of people shooting cool guns quietly. Maybe you went to the shoot or you’ve had the privilege to fire a suppressed firearm belonging to someone else. You can’t wait to buy a can for your own favorite gun, but you’ve heard it is complicated. How does it work?
The first “Silencers Are Legal Shoot” event took place on April 28, 2012 at the Elm Fork Shooting Range in Dallas, Texas. Every major silencer manufacturer brought their latest products. Many smaller companies traveled from far and wide to show their wares. An estimated 3,000 shooters began arriving early in the morning. Participants saw the latest in sound suppressor technology, and were able to experience it by sending live rounds downrange all day long!
At the First Silencers Are Legal Shoot on April 28, 2012, SureFire showed us a brand new suppressor design, the SOCOM 556-RC. This silencer is so new, there is no mention of it yet on SureFire’s own website.
Steam-powered street vehicles first appeared in noticeable numbers in England in the 1830s. They were eventually driven out of common use by legislation backed by their competitors and “self-propelled carriages” did not reappear until the late 1890s. At the time, gasoline and alcohol powered cars were not the obvious choice over the steam and electric competitors. While they had many advantages, they also suffered from a great disadvantage — the noise of un-muffled engines.
Suppressor ownership is skyrocketing as more shooters learn the benefits of shooting quietly, and realize that ownership of suppressors is legal in 39 states. The power of the Internet has demystified both the suppressor as a firearm accessory and the legal requirements necessary to acquire one. With Web sites such as Advanced Armament Corporation’s “Can University” showing ordinary shooters the path to legal ownership, more civilians than ever before are protecting their hearing, enhancing their accuracy, and reducing felt recoil with suppressors. Over half of the states that allow suppressors let hunters use them for taking game already. Now, three more states are considering laws allowing the use of suppressors during hunting season.