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"Flash suppressors and silencers, together?" Topic

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Glengarry5 In the TMP Dawghouse10 Sep 2018 9:16 p.m. PST

Can you use a flash suppressor and silencer together on one weapon?

Lion in the Stars10 Sep 2018 9:30 p.m. PST

Well, a sound suppressor usually doubles as a flash suppressor.

Sound suppressors work by giving the expanding gasses someplace to go instead of into the open air, then let the gasses out a bit slower.

No hollywood 'pfft' sounds, but it's enough to reduce the muzzle blast from 'causing instant hearing damage' to 'was that a gunshot?'

bsrlee11 Sep 2018 5:16 a.m. PST

Yep, a 'silencer' is a big flash hider/suppressor.

Having fired a 'silenced' rifle decades ago, with sub sonic ammunition the noise of the striker dropping is louder than the discharge.

Legion 411 Sep 2018 7:52 a.m. PST

Agree as already posted. And yes, in some cases in the "old days", the weapon's operation makes more noise than the round going off. Might still be true today with some weapons ? old fart

Glengarry5 In the TMP Dawghouse11 Sep 2018 1:01 p.m. PST


Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2018 10:47 p.m. PST

My buddy just dropped $800 USD on a silencer for his Kimber M1911. It is slightly quieter than a .22, almost quiet enough that we could fire it without hearing protection.

It also eliminated any muzzle flash at all, which is pretty darn good for 230 grain FMJ rounds.

Legion 413 Sep 2018 9:11 a.m. PST

almost quiet enough that we could fire it without hearing protection.
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