Category Archives: sound suppressor

Range photos

All that swirling gas illustrates why it’s prudent to wear safety glasses. Images taken at Royal Range in Brentwood, TN. Both suppressors are made by Aklys Defense.

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Once an object of desire…

…until the first time I tried it. Turned out, Beretta 12S is an ergonomic nightmare, with badly designed sights and safety. The back-pressure from the sound suppressor also threw gunk into the user’s face from the ejection port. Had submachine … Continue reading

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Civilized social intercourse over gunfire

First date included a little 75 to 100 yard plinking with a custom fast-twist Volquartsen rifle. Neither of them missed much, supported further out or offhand at 50 yards. The now-discontinued Gemtech G5-22 mimicked a centerfire suppressor in size, so … Continue reading

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Polite people don’t make noise.

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Shooting the breeze with friends

I will post the technical review later, but for now I just want to note how much I enjoy being able to both shoot and have a conversation with my friends at the same time.

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YHM-8900: a discreet rimfire performer: new on AllOutdoor

Integrally suppressed 10-22 type rifle shows excellent results.

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How wet sound suppressors work: new on AllOutdoor

AWC Abraxas 9mm compact muffler

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A quiet day in nature

I love Tennessee Autumn…mid-November with 70*F weather. The targets we set up in the woods get populated with lead and copper, but without our ears getting a beating. This rifle is one of five SU16s built by keltec in 300 … Continue reading

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Reflex suppressor on a Faxon ARAK21

With the reflex suppressor, 18″ barrel is required on ARAK21 to clear the gas regulator. With an AR15 and short forend, 16″ should be enough, but the result will be slightly louder due to higher gas pressure at the muzzle. … Continue reading

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Chad the Awesome

One reason why I love my work: cool people.

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Modern bullpups

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Reflex suppressor

Part of the AmTac reflex suppressor goes over the barrel, behind the muzzle. That increases volume without adding too much length to the gun. Lancer carbon fiber forend provides thermal insulation.

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Second Amendment for new arrivals

Even though I knew of private gun ownership when I first came to the United States, there was still an emotional disconnect between seeing others own guns and realizing that my parents could. For people from even less RKBA friendly countries … Continue reading

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Compact but long-range

Desert Tech Covert .308 with 3-17x US Optics scope. Short, handy and effective up to the limit of the cartridge range. People look like this after shooting it. The person, incidentally, is a talented photographer in her own right. She … Continue reading

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ATF Rule 41F cometh

In one week, new ATF rules (or whims) governing NFA trusts go into effect. I would like to recommend Matthew Bergstrom of Arsenal Attorneys for doing trust re-statements. That way, you will not risk a paperwork violation and be able … Continue reading

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Terminology is important

Sturmgewehr 44, the historic “assault rifle”, was a general purpose military weapon, moderately good in several roles but specialized for none. The name was an attempt to make wishful thinking become reality by raising troop morale. Since the generic term “assault rifle” … Continue reading

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Canon 5DS R and 70-200/2.8 lens fixed

Turns out both were broken. $310 later, they are working again. Test image: Magazine dump with Remington ACR and AAC M4-2000 suppressor.  

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Hot weather, cool range

Now that Nashville is hot and humid every day, I am spending more of my time at Nashville Armory range. Good ventilation, AC and rifle rated backstops. And their staff is all firearms enthusiasts.

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Utah snapshots

Select fire 9mm carbine from JP Enterprises, with the new AmTac reflex suppressor and Vortex red dot. Desert Tech Covert .308 rifle with their suppressor and US Optics 5-25x scope. Just the combination for ringing steel at long range with ease and consistency. … Continue reading

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A familiar face in print

Found Alexis in a Gemtech ad on the pages of American Shooting Journal:

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