You Don’t Need a ‘Silencer’


Many people
have learned much of what they “know” about firearms from
the movies. This includes the devices commonly known as “silencers.”
Even the name is misleading. A sound suppressor does not silence
a firearm completely in most cases. What it does do is reduce the
noise level while greatly reducing the muzzle blast and flash. Sound
suppressors have been in use for over 100 years. Until the National
Firearms Act of 1934, people in the United States could buy sound
suppressors in gun stores or even hardware stores. Sound suppressors
are now heavily regulated in the U.S. and in many countries. Curiously,
however, some nations place few restrictions on sound suppressors
or even require their use, in

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