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Someone could have warned me!

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by slickx45, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. slickx45

    slickx45 Seattle - Eastside Active Member

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    So I took my suppressor out for the first time today, what an experience, I think I have perma grin! What I didn't count on was all the new "friends" I would make.... people wanting to see it, ask questions, etc. It was really pretty cool. Of course I think there will be some folks with lighter wallets in their near future as many were very impressed with the performance. I imagine this is a common occurrence that I should expect from now on? Any of you suppressor "old timers" experience this phenomenon? :D

    Richard
     
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  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So far, the only friends that have met my Sparrow suppressor were racoons trying to force their way into the hen house.
    They were very impressed in a round about way.
    Which one did you buy and what is it threaded onto.
     
  3. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    Details man...Details.
     
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  4. slickx45

    slickx45 Seattle - Eastside Active Member

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    I have an AAC Ti-Rant .45 for my XD45 & Glock 30sf. Only used the XD as a host today. The sound reduction was impressive.

    Richard
     
  5. bluesurf

    bluesurf Portland Active Member

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    I can't wait for mine to come in. :)
     
  6. OREGON FALER

    OREGON FALER Springfield, OR. Active Member

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    They are great for kids, just make sure to give them only one round in the magazine.
     
  7. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    I do the same thing.
     
  8. ThePhonMan

    ThePhonMan Spokanistan Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I took delivery of my Sparrow and TiRant9 during the height of the “panic” and hadn’t anticipated the lack of available ammo ahead of time (very poor planning considering I had 9+ months to wait for my form 4). To make matters worse, the only threaded .22 host I had was a 10/22 so what little .22 ammo I had was way past supersonic by the time it made it out of the barrel.

    For our first outing we went shooting on a friend’s property and were all somewhat under impressed with suppressed fire until my pal dug some agency issued subsonic 9mm out of his safe. What a difference! A Glock19, a Tirant9 and subsonic ammo.

    There we were, 4 grown men, giggling like schoolgirls.

    Since then, I have tracked down sub-sonic .22 (again the giggling) and have received my TiRant45, Socom 556RC and Socom762RC and the grinning never seems to stop.

    After shooting a suppressed HK USP45C, one friend’s wife ordered him point blank, “Go buy one of these!” She had the same reaction to a Ruger 22/45 and the Sparrow.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of suppressors (like Lay’s potato chips, you just can’t have one).
     
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  9. Mr Smith

    Mr Smith 54 68 65 20 73 74 69 63 6b 73 Active Member

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    I never go to the range, so I never experienced that phenomena.

    My friends who have shot my guns have seen my can plenty of times before, and one of them has a couple form 1 cans of his own.
     
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  10. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    People think they can stop with one. Nope. It's like crack and just as expensive, especially if you get into the title II firearms.

    I bought a Sparrow, then a couple of months latter I decided that 1 wouldn't be enough. When I go shooting with my son, I want to shoot suppressed at the same time as he is. It wouldn't do to have only 1 can, so now I'm waiting on a Spectre II.

    Either will be fine on my M11-nine with the Lage .22LR conversion kit.
     
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  11. Misternt

    Misternt Salem Area Active Member

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    I think my favorite question was in regards to my 10/22 with a sparrow at the end of it.

    Nice quiet rifle, is that a pellet gun?
     
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  12. OREGON FALER

    OREGON FALER Springfield, OR. Active Member

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    Yes, but I thought it more like when I got out of Juvenile detention when I was 14.
     
  13. rj112275

    rj112275 New Member

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    Unfortunately, one can = many cans. Also means every gun I own will be threaded, so more money and time... :)
     
  14. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I've gotten to the point where I am reluctant to buy a .22 that isn't threaded.
     
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