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why a suppressor?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Brokenoaks, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Brokenoaks

    Brokenoaks Washington New Member

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    Please excuse my dumb question but why would someone want to put a suppressor on a 22 or any other gun for that matter? other than the obvious noise reduction. I kind of like the bang I get through my hearing protectors
     
  2. JC Weaponry

    JC Weaponry Newberg, OR Member

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    Because "we can". Is good enough for me.

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  3. Intoodeep

    Intoodeep Beaverton, OR Member

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    Because you can...another way to enjoy shooting sports.

    You find yourself looking for different ammo just to see how they perform.

    It's like adding a little spice to your food it just makes it better!

    It's fun with food....
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  4. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I have no direct experience with supressors but from what I've read the real benefit is in bolt action rifles for hunting. You aren't scaring off every creature in a 5mile radius.

    My buddy has a nice place out in the semi woods. He has a decent backstop that he could shoot at but due to noise he doesn't. If he had a supressor he could shoot all day long and nobody would be bothered.

    I bet my wife would shoot with me more if it wasn't so noisy.
     
  5. JC Weaponry

    JC Weaponry Newberg, OR Member

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    Just for good Measure.... "Because we CAN"

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  6. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    If you miss, it doesn't scare off your target.


    you can shoot the coyotes in the back of the pack and work your way to the front...
     
  7. pogi

    pogi Gresham, OR Active Member

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    JC, you forgot the "cool factor". And they are very cool too!
     
  8. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Why?


    Why not?
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    This.

    /thread.
     
  10. FlyGuy

    FlyGuy Portland, OR Member

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    Why? Because we all wanna be James Bond. Why not? Because not everyone can have em?
     
  11. Collateral

    Collateral Monmouth Member

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    My reason would be to keep from spooking whatever it is you are shooting at. It would also serve to keep from spooking the neighbors.
     
  12. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    Cuz chicks dig em, (except my wife).:laugh:
     
  13. watcher

    watcher West of Portland Member

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    What other reason do you need?
     
  14. Brokenoaks

    Brokenoaks Washington New Member

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    well I added that in because I figured someone would point out that they were used for noise reduction, a fact I am aware of but because I have never used one what I wanted to understand was why people need that. I got some good answers and now I have more understanding and may even consider getting one.
     
  15. FlyGuy

    FlyGuy Portland, OR Member

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    I am unfamiliar with suppressor laws, can we all buy them? I know there are different levels of suppressors, maybe someone can chime in with a quick summary?
     
  16. JC Weaponry

    JC Weaponry Newberg, OR Member

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    Yes, you can legally purchase in both WA and OR.

    Your Local Class 3 Dealer (such as myself) can walk you through the process.

    01/03 = FFL with SOT = Able to SELL suppressors

    07/02 = Manufacturer with SOT = Able to MAKE and SELL suppressors. (such as Coctailer)
     
  17. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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  18. JC Weaponry

    JC Weaponry Newberg, OR Member

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    It's not hard at all to do, Any GOOD dealer will explain the process in person and provide all necessary forms.
     
  19. SSG

    SSG Lane County New Member

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    Supressor = Tactical Advantage
     
  20. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Makes you cool...........

    And your ears don't sweat from those pesky earmuffs.

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