Underreported: Gun Suppressors

The Daily Signal’s new documentary series “Underreported,” Kelsey Harkness travels to the National Rifle Association to get a hands-on education of firearm suppressors. Harkness investigates why these firearms accessories are so heavily regulated, and interviews Sen. Mike Crapo, a Republican from Idaho, who’s been calling on Congress to pass legislation that would make it easier to purchase suppressors so that shooting enthusiasts can protect themselves from hearing damage.

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5 Responses to Underreported: Gun Suppressors

  1. Uriel says:

    Sooo basically when the bad guy fires at me and I don;t hear its report, then I am “f’d”. yeah that goes over great. of course wearing ear muff silencing would be more reasonable especially as cars go by with their extremely loud thumping noise or traffic is heavy (don’t forget face masks) or construction sites are next door or lawnmowers and stuff are running…..

    • I.R. Wayright says:

      Seeing as how most ammunition travels at supersonic speeds, you would feel the impact before hearing the shot. The longer the range, the more time between the two. Since the bullet itself is breaking the sound barrier, you would still be able to hear the bullet as it passed by with a noticeable “crack.” That is if you were lucky or you ducked.
      I have a sub sonic air rifle. Not only is it quiet to shoot it is effective up to 125 feet or so and at .22 caliber has enough power to take most small game if hit in a vital area.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Uriel, like I.R. pointed out… it’s too late already. On the plus side, it helps when bad guys are shot. Don’t want to hurt the good guys’ ears do we?

    Silencers/suppressors are clutsy anyway and not really practical due to their size. I don’t see a practical use for them except for shooting varmints where other critters are standing around. Ditto with shooting deer, coyotes, and varmints next to subdivisions.

  3. vonMesser says:

    Suppressors are very common in Europe. On many ranges in Germany they are mandatory. They reduce the noise of the gunshot, but do not quiet the sound of the gun itself. Rack a round into the chamber, it still makes the “sound”. The movie krap silences the gun to a whisper, Not so in reality. It goes from B-A-N-G to Bang.