The Smarter Every Day youtube channel posted this cool video showing some slow motion video of translucent suppressors. Very cool. We also learn that Arcylic isn’t an ideal material for silencer tubes.
Back around Hurricane Irma I got thinking about what I would get if I were starting my firearm collection from scratch. I still have an unfinished article based off my musing I might post someday. I’ve wanted a light weight .308 semi auto with a long handguard for a while now. I really like the … Read moreUpdate on my firearm project.
“With the emergence of the M16 as the principal infantry arm of the US ground combat forces in South Vietnam, the major thrust of suppressor development was centered on the 5.56mm rifle. The USAMTU had been actively involved with suppressor testing during the course of Army revaluations. So far as the AMTU was concerned, if … Read moreThe Suppressed M16 In Vietnam & After
I’ve been sorting though old photos of mine and I came across a later picture of the first AR15 I built. Back when I decided to build it, I had decided that I would build the ultimate AR15 One that would do everything I could possibly need it to do. Oh boy was I naive. … Read moreThe Ultimate AR15
Inland Mfg has been on a pretty good roll since they brought the old name back online and started producing weapons that could have been if only they had continued. I have already tested and reviewed their M1 carbine and their excellent USGI M1911A1. If you read those reviews you know I was impressed with … Read moreInland MFG “jungle M1 Carbine ” Review & Accuracy Test
Shortly after the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) first came out, a close friend of mine asked me what I thought about it. I’m pretty sure my response was something like, “Ruger is not generally associated with precision” Later, much to my surprise, when I was talking to my VA doctor he pulled out targets he … Read moreFirst impressions of the Ruger Precision Rifle
I once met an old Machinist. When he learned I had guns he related this story: Once he read about silencers, and said that it was simple enough so he made one. He then put it on his single shot .357 Maximum. He proceeds to fire a .38 special hand load, it was a very … Read moreA story about a home made silencer.
A couple of weekends ago I was at the range testing out my new Surefire 762 suppressor. I ended up doing more chatting than shooting as I answered a great deal of questions about obtaining NFA items (Silencers, Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, Short Barreled Rifles, Short Barreled Shotguns, Any Other Weapons(AOW), etc) Two common misconceptions … Read moreA few comments on buying NFA items
Silencerco put together this great short intro video on how to get started with purchasing NFA items.
Some years back I decided I would convert one of my AR15s to a short barreled rifle. After paying a 200 dollar tax stamp and waiting a long time, I started with a LMT 10.5 inch upper. The first time I shot that short upper I decided I wanted a suppressor. That ended up costing … Read moreThoughts on the Short Barreled AR15.