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Finally ready forba suppressor but...

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by bakersman345, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to decide on a 45, 9mm, or a 22 can. The 22 is supposed to be the cheapest and the most quiet but i feel it lacks the power i want. I wish you could try them out before you buy. The 45 would be nice because the ammo is mostly subsonic already and the 9 would be good because it's cheaper to shoot and inalready have a threaded 9mm glock. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Silencerco makes a Hybrid suppressor which gives you the option to change end caps and barrel adapters to fit multiple calibers.

    So: get one in.45 to start, and you could theoretically shoot almost any centerfire caliber through it. A 9 will shoot through a .45 without a whole lot of additional noise from the larger diameter hole, too.

    A .22 suppressor is a dedicated design that should be able to be disassembled, due to the lead fouling that occurs with that caliber, and the cleaning that's necessary to maintain it.

    With a Hybrid in .45 and a dedicated .22, two cans could cover the gamut of just about all useful calibers below .45.
     
  3. joeyk_ak

    joeyk_ak Winston Salem NC New Member

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    Here is my take on your dilemma. I have a 30cal, .45, and 22 rimfire cans. I bought my 22 when ammo was still available and that is what I would shoot most of the time. Since I have taken possession and ammo is still hit and miss, I don't use it as much as I thought I would. It is still lots of fun to shoot and I can plink in the woods with my daughter and dog. I now shoot a lot more 223 and everytime I go shooting I bring an AR and the 30cal can gets used. I don't shoot a lot of pistol so the 45 can gets brought out less than the 30cal can but more than the 22. That might all change when my MPX SBR gets approved!!

    I would get a 45 with a removable endcap if you shoot a lot of pistols. You can also build yourself a SUBSONIC 300blk and use the Silencerco can on it also.


     
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  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I currently have 4 suppressors and have 4 more in ATF jail. 2 of my current cans and two of the new ones are .22 cans. I also have a .45 TiRant and a Saker 7.62 at home.

    Honestly I find the .22 cans the most enjoyable to shoot. I have a CZ455 bolt gun that is quieter than my pellet rifles by a fair margin. I really enjoy shooting suppressed .22 handguns as well. It is fun to put the big can on an AR but I find more joy in plinking with the .22 stuff.

    Part of the reason I want 4 .22 suppressors is I can get the whole family out at the same time which just makes a fun day.

    Personally I think no matter what else you buy in the way of suppressors a .22 can should be your first or second purchase.
     
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  5. RumpleForeskin

    RumpleForeskin NW Oregon Active Member

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    Went with a .22 for my first considering it'd probably see the most use and (lack of) bang for the buck.

    I'm on the hunt for a .30 now... too many choices :confused:
     
  6. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm gonna get a 22 can. I'll be going to sporting systems in the next day or so and check out there selection.
    Any one know of a place that will let you try one out or rent one? Also I'm looking for a place that can thread a barrel at a reasonable price.
     
  7. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    How quiet is that 45? I've got a tacops 1911 with a threaded barrel already.
     
  8. CHLChris

    CHLChris Portland Metro East Love me some guns! Bronze Supporter

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    I bought a Octane45, but I had it to do over again I'd get the 9, which is a little smaller and lighter. Ever since getting it, and realizing how easy it really was, convinced me to buy a separate and perfect can for each firearm. I wouldn't get a single can that sort of works for many guns.
     
  9. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    100% agree. I have 4 cans. Two .22 cans because 1 just isn't enough when shooting with a friend. Nothing is as quite as a suppressed bolt action rifle shooting standard velocity ammo.

    Two 9mm cans for my M11-nine because nothing is cooler than shooting a suppressed submachine gun. Next can will be a .45 for my M10-45.

    I'm also thinking I'd like to Form 1 a suppressor as well.
     
  10. RumpleForeskin

    RumpleForeskin NW Oregon Active Member

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    What's a good 9mm suppressor you'd recommend?
     
  11. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    I wish we could have full autos here in Washington. But nnnnoooo.

    How is the sound level on your 9mm can using subsonic.
     
  12. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    With my Bowers Vers 9s it's pretty quiet. I hear the bolt clacking back and forth then clank of the bullet hitting the steel.