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:p Don't start asking why I need one, I don't. Just wondering if it would be possible. If a 5 inch barrel was put on a 4inch service model would you have enough room for threads. I know it is illegal, just daydreaming the other day and wondered.




Women are like guns; the longer you have one, the more you want to shoot them. :twisted:
 

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It certainly can be done, just as you described. It is not
illegal to do so as long as the silencer is produced by a
ATF licensed business, you purchase it after paying a
$200.00 fee (of course a backlground check and time is
involved).

Not all silencers are threaded on the outside of the barrel
as some would believe. There are great numbers of them
which are threaded to the inside of the barrel.

More goes into making a silencer than is realized. Most
silencers have to be mated up with the firearm which it
is going to be fitted on. There is mucho maintenance to a
silencer and some gunners are not adapt to that. Parts
wear out and more expense to the bottom line.

Silencers sound like they are cool and look so when you
see such in the Hollywood scene movies, but in real life
circumstances, there is seldom use for such a device.

Ed
 

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vsergeev said:
Wait, what?

Is "can" slang for a silencer?
yes....


yes, there are barrel manufacturers that make threaded barrels or you can put a tactical barrel in a service and have it threaded.

and yes, you can leagaly own a silencer.
 

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I'm curious to know if anyone on our xdtalk board here owns such a gun & silencer. I was under the impression that having silencer presents a problem to the normal cycling of the gun in regards to the slide action. I also heard somewhere that use with a silencer may also prematurely wear out other parts of a gun. Are these types of things true? just thought i'd throw these questions out there, since we're all asking.
 

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Eric_Oh said:
I'm curious to know if anyone on our xdtalk board here owns such a gun & silencer. I was under the impression that having silencer presents a problem to the normal cycling of the gun in regards to the slide action. I also heard somewhere that use with a silencer may also prematurely wear out other parts of a gun. Are these types of things true? just thought i'd throw these questions out there, since we're all asking.
I don't own one, but I know people that do. Even subsonic .22LR will cycle the action on a Walther P22 and a Ruger 10/22 when a supressor is used. I haven't ever heard anything about premature wear either.
 

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It will probably get dirtier faster, but as long as you clean it properly I doubt it would wear the pistol any faster.
 

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SLCDave said:
Eric_Oh said:
I'm curious to know if anyone on our xdtalk board here owns such a gun & silencer. I was under the impression that having silencer presents a problem to the normal cycling of the gun in regards to the slide action. I also heard somewhere that use with a silencer may also prematurely wear out other parts of a gun. Are these types of things true? just thought i'd throw these questions out there, since we're all asking.
I don't own one, but I know people that do. Even subsonic .22LR will cycle the action on a Walther P22 and a Ruger 10/22 when a supressor is used. I haven't ever heard anything about premature wear either.
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At the Range the other day I shot an HK MP5, and a Suppressed MP5. Waaaaaaaaaaaay Cool. 8) The Suppressed MP5 blew back a bunch of crap through the ejection port while firing that the owner said was normal. Being a Lefty I was very aware of it. I'm assuming that it would get dirty far more quickly than without the suppressor. This was not an added Suppressor either, this whole weapon was built as a system, and it was very quiet. You could hear the action cycling as loudly as the rounds popping off.
 

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SLCDave said:
Eric_Oh said:
I'm curious to know if anyone on our xdtalk board here owns such a gun & silencer. I was under the impression that having silencer presents a problem to the normal cycling of the gun in regards to the slide action. I also heard somewhere that use with a silencer may also prematurely wear out other parts of a gun. Are these types of things true? just thought i'd throw these questions out there, since we're all asking.
I don't own one, but I know people that do. Even subsonic .22LR will cycle the action on a Walther P22 and a Ruger 10/22 when a supressor is used.
The volume of gas involved makes silencing a .22 and still getting the action to cycle much easier than accomplishing the same feat on a larger caliber handgun. Generally, if one requires that the action cycle normally, there is a necessary trade-off in the level of sound reduction. In fact, there is an inherent reduction in sound level resultant of the action remaining closed and thus directing all gasses through the suppressor.

As for the issue of premature wear, I can attribute these claims only to the effect of added weight on the end of the barrel and/or the result of modifications made in order to make the gun cycle when suppressed. In the latter case, a significantly lower-power recoil spring could result in almost violent cycling of the slide when the gun is fired unsuppressed, which may result in greater wear.
 

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Ed Ely said:
It certainly can be done, just as you described. It is not
illegal to do so as long as the silencer is produced by a
ATF licensed business, you purchase it after paying a
$200.00 fee (of course a backlground check and time is
involved).

Not all silencers are threaded on the outside of the barrel
as some would believe. There are great numbers of them
which are threaded to the inside of the barrel.

More goes into making a silencer than is realized. Most
silencers have to be mated up with the firearm which it
is going to be fitted on. There is mucho maintenance to a
silencer and some gunners are not adapt to that. Parts
wear out and more expense to the bottom line.

Silencers sound like they are cool and look so when you
see such in the Hollywood scene movies, but in real life
circumstances, there is seldom use for such a device.


Ed
I can think of a lot of reason to have or use a supressor. The number one reason is to reduce sound level and protect your hearing. Even with hearing protectin on noise levels at an indoor range can be high. With a supressor the noise level can be signifcantly decresed to the point (with some firearms, and ammo) that hearing protection might not even be required.
 
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