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Silencer class

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by Ranb, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I have scheduled a class on silencer building Saturday November 19, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club.

    Cost is $20. There is an additional $15 fee for each person to use the range if they are not a KRRC member. The classroom can accommodate up to 20 students, but I prefer to have no more than ten as a large group can have a hard time seeing lathe operation when crowded around it.

    The class will cover the following topics;

    Applying for a tax stamp.
    Avoiding legal trouble when possessing or using a silencer.
    Basic silencer design.
    How to make parts.
    Repairs.

    I will bring a few suppressed firearms to the range to use after the class.
    The class earlier this year in September lasted about 5 hours. It gets dark before 6pm in December, but the rifle line has lights and we can shoot until 10pm.

    There are few caveats to mention. The KRRC is being sued by Kitsap County. I feel that we will prevail, but there is a chance that shooting hours could be curtailed and other restrictions might be imposed if we lose, or the club may be shut down all together.

    I will cover the basics on making silencer parts on a lathe and filling out the tax stamp application. I welcome any experienced machine tool operators that may have something useful to contribute to the class. Of the $20 per student that I charge, the KRRC gets half for letting me use their classroom. I am not making much money from this class. You can pay in advance via PayPal (send as a gift) or at the class in cash.

    Randy
    ranb40@yahoo.com
    360 440-5889
     
  2. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    The silencer class is scheduled for Saturday November 19th 1200 to about 1700.

    Ranb
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Dang... If I didn't have relatives coming in from out of State for the week of Thanksgiving I'd be all over this!
     
  4. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    So far I only got one person who said he would attend the class, and he canceled yesterday. I need at least 5 people to show or I will have to reschedule it.

    Ranb
     
  5. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I have three that want to attend, if I get two more then we are on for Saturday.

    Randy
     
  6. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    I have the required number of students. See you guys at the Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club on Saturday.

    Randy
     
  7. Ranb

    Ranb Belfair, WA Active Member

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    The class went well enough. I tried to rush through the classroom part so that we could get out to the lathe right away. I was able to make a step cone baffle and a K baffle as well as describe how to prep the tube, make spacers and cut threads.

    On the down side it was rather cold and the sun was setting by the time we got down to the firing line. If I have another class, it will be in the spring when it is warmer and the days are longer.

    I am looking for feedback from the attendees so that I can improve any future classes. I especially need to know if there was anything that I missed or that you did not like.

    Ranb
     
  8. NickB36

    NickB36 OC Member

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    Had i seen this thread before yesterday, I would have been signed up. Keep us posted when you are going to have another class.