It’s unfortunate but true: The sound from a single gunshot can permanently damage your hearing. Permanent hearing loss results from each and every exposure to a dangerous sound level—and it might not be evident for years. So it’s obvious that you should always use hearing protection when shooting. And if it’s possible, consider installing silencers […]
You know what’s insulting? Paying $200 to the federal government every time you want to buy a muffler. Recently, I found one way to minimize that miserable excuse for a “gun safety” law while still enjoying the benefits of shooting more quietly. It’s called the Optimus by Griffin Armament and it’s a suppressor for certified Lego […]
This article originally appeared at OutdoorHub. So a Swiss watch maker, a New Hampshirite granite boy, and a Russian small arms designer walk into a bar… Ok maybe that didn’t happen, but it could have given the eclectic roots of the Sig Sauer 556R semi-automatic rifle. While the name “556R” implies AR-type family history, this […]
I’ve had my hot little hands on one of the new Sig Sauer .308 silencers for the past few weeks. It’s a great system, especially the science and logic behind the mounts and muzzle devices. Check out this closer look at how it works and, more importantly, how it shoots.
When I first saw the new crop of Sig Sauer rifle suppressors with their iconic shape, I knew that look was familiar. Then it hit me. It’s almost a dead ringer for the US Navy’s Mk-54 Antisubmarine Torpedo. Coincidence? I think not… There are a couple of differences. Don’t run this suppressor “wet” like the […]
How do silencers work? Physics! Who said science can’t be fun? Before we get into the GunsAmerica 2015 Science Fair, let’s clear something up about the name. Calling a gun muffler a “silencer” is correct. Calling a gun muffler a “suppressor” is also correct. Hiram Percy Maxim, son of the guy who invented that awesome […]