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  •  Suppressors (3+ / 0-)

    This has very little to do with the substance of your diary but I just want to mention something about suppressors. There is no such thing as a "silencer" like you see in movies and on TV. A gunshot is an extremely violent, loud action regardless of what you attach to it. A flash suppressor's only purpose is hiding the muzzle flash so an enemy is less likely to see your position. Useful for self defense? Not so much.

    •  It depends what kind of suppressor you're talking (5+ / 0-)

      about, there are flash suppressors and sound suppressors. The second does make the gunshot much quieter while also hiding the muzzle flash.

      Now, you can have a weapon that is about as quiet as loud finger snapping if you buy this pistol:

      This suppressor:

      And this ammunition:

      Boom (or should I say click) you now have a pistol that is quieter than the wails of your victim's loved ones.

      Most of the noise caused by a bullet is caused by the bullet breaking the sound barrier, so the ammo really is the most important part.

      For reference, that man is NOT shooting subsonic ammo. Subsonic ammo is even quieter than that.

      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

      by OllieGarkey on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 11:17:08 AM PST

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      •  That guy is having entirely too much fun (2+ / 0-)

        It's quite creepy.

        That is very quiet, for sure.

        Women create the entire labor force. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sympathy is the strongest instinct in human nature. - Charles Darwin

        by splashy on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 01:43:51 PM PST

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