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Old 05-18-2014, 10:27 PM   #1
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Suppressor for a house gun

On calguns.net, someone brought up the topic of how much damage a discharge within a house could do to your hearing. Someone else said that his house gun has a can on it specifically because of this danger. Let's talk about suppressors on house guns. Does anyone here do it? How should someone go about it?
 
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:59 AM   #2
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Seems like it wouldn't be a bad idea.
 
Old 05-19-2014, 03:26 PM   #3
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Seems like it wouldn't be a bad idea.


I've experienced several discharges from pistols - AR's-shotguns in confined quarters it's not too terribly pleasant, which is pretty obvious..
 
Old 05-20-2014, 08:34 AM   #4
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I have an Octane45HD in jail for this exact reason. Said to be hearing safe even ran dry. It still probably won't be pleasant, but if it stops permanent damage, it's worth it.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 09:01 AM   #5
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The problem is with something like an AR, it's still a super-sonic round, and as such will still crack, even suppressed. That said, it's still a whole lot better than unsuppressed by a long shot (pun intended). The suppressed ARs I've heard sound much like a .22LR rifle. Not much report, but you still here the sonic crack.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 09:23 AM   #6
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Word. That's why you need to fire big slow 230gr rounds suppressed :D
 
Old 05-20-2014, 01:00 PM   #7
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A suppressor seems like it would obviously be a plus. I can't imagine that many people use anything smaller than 9mm or .223/5.56 for home defense. Inside your home a suppressor might even be ideal. It would obviously be advantageous for sound reduction, but also would help with reducing recoil for helping with faster follow up shots. Also, (and this is just me spitballing) I would think it would help with muzzle flash which I wouldn't think is harmful.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 01:42 PM   #8
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Muzzle flash can indeed be harmful in a home defense situation. It would ruin your night sight for the next fifteen minutes or so.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 03:06 PM   #9
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If I had one, I would probably use it for that purpose. It does make sense.
 
Old 05-21-2014, 08:10 AM   #10
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Keep in mind that if you shoot or kill someone that brakes in to your house out of fear for your life how will the suppressor hurt you in court? Not saying it’s a bad idea just something to keep in mind.
 
Old 05-31-2014, 03:13 PM   #11
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Indoor suppressor

I've fired my 22's indoors without ear protection. Ouch! It didn't take long before I put my shooting earmuffs on. The blast from a 22 rifle is not nearly as loud as a blast from a 22 pistol. I fired a couple of CCI Mini Mags through a Walther P22 with a 3.4" barrel. These high velocity 22's were loud, then I fired a couple of CCI Stingers, they were much louder and produced a much larger muzzle blast. Sound repression is desperately needed on any indoor shooting situation. But whenever you deal with a sound suppressor you're dealing with Federal government permits and licensing. If you're wanting to use a suppressor on a pistol, you will probably need to have the barrel extended or purchase a longer threaded barrel. And in my experience, these are not available for many weapons whether older or newer models.
 
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