Where the hell was this guy when I was in?
I still run into many people who believe that silencers drastically degrade accuracy and velocity. Unfortunately this myth is still common in many popular video games, and all too many people believe that to be a fact. A good deal of the pro gun youth only know firearm info from the games they have played.
It is true that some of the early pistol and submachine gun silencers that relied on wipes, mesh, or large internal volume to keep .22 and 9mm rounds subsonic did reduce velocity and accuracy/precision. Modern designs don’t do that, and can actually give a small increase in velocity. I’ve seen some rifles shoot tighter groups when shot suppressed.