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by Garrett
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Caliber choice for TC Encore Pistol
Replies: 10
Views: 2547

Re: Caliber choice for TC Encore Pistol

So did you end up getting one yet? And do you reload, or are you limited to factory ammo? Because that might influence what would be the best choice for you. There are a lot of good chamberings out there that are either difficult to find factory ammo in, or that won't come near to the potential avai...
by Garrett
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Handgun Talk
Topic: Would suppressor height sights for a Beretta 21a be of interest?
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

Re: Would suppressor height sights for a Beretta 21a be of interest?

Is this a service you would be offering? Have you done any yet? Photos?

I'm mildly interested.
by Garrett
Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Suppressor recommendations for 300BLK SBR?
Replies: 18
Views: 2260

Re: Suppressor recommendations for 300BLK SBR?

Gotcha Too wrote:
That's sweet. What's it chambered in?
It's got an SSK 300 Whisper barrel.
by Garrett
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Suppressing 40 cal
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Suppressing 40 cal

9mm has much lower muzzle pressure though. Overall sound signature is the combination of several factors working in tandem. Agreed. I don't think I've shot them back to back, but I have both .40 and .45 barrels for my Uzi. But my impression is that .45 sounds louder than .40 (or 9mm), when shot thr...
by Garrett
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Suppressor recommendations for 300BLK SBR?
Replies: 18
Views: 2260

Re: Suppressor recommendations for 300BLK SBR?

Planning on a new system for 300BLK, SBR, suppressed. Looking for system recommendations of both the rifle and the suppressor. Looking for the best options that get closest to the criteria, and why. Are there new designs coming soon that I should wait for? Criteria: 1) No ear ringing, retaining aud...
by Garrett
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Suppressing 40 cal
Replies: 9
Views: 1210

Re: Suppressing 40 cal

rimshaker wrote: And the bore aperture in the Tirant is designed for 45. But when the smaller 40 passes through, a larger than necessary bore usually means increased sound signature.
But when you shoot a 9mm through that same .45-sized aperture, it's quieter than either the .40 or .45 ammo.
by Garrett
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: 9mm cans with 5/8"-24 threads
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: 9mm cans with 5/8"-24 threads

Not to mention most of the rest of the Bowers line (.45 & .50 cans).

Also a number of discontinued cans with interchangeable mounts like the Trident-9.
by Garrett
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: TC Encore vs Contender
Replies: 21
Views: 11508

Re: TC Encore vs Contender

Suppressed SBR? The Contender will handle most common subsonic calibers you want for that role. If I ever get an Encore, it will be for larger supersonic stuff. I've got a couple of .357 barrels, .22LR, 300 Whisper, .223. Maybe one or two others. The lighter Contender does all of them just fine. htt...
by Garrett
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: All SS sealed can, and "the dip"?
Replies: 18
Views: 3871

Re: All SS sealed can, and "the dip"?

Rapid fire from SBR or F/A will blast most of it out. I can attest to that. I've got a small (1"x 6") stainless rifle can that sees a lot of .22LR. I've used the dip on it a few times with good results. I recently ran a couple hundred .223 throuh it, and I'll say it's the cleanest it has been since...
by Garrett
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: TiRant 9mm Discontinued!!!! What next?!?
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

Re: TiRant 9mm Discontinued!!!! What next?!?

My goal is basically to find the quietest can on the market whether it exists now or this next year. Don't worry. Once you figure out what the absolute quietest can is, as soon as you pay for it and send off your paperwork, something quieter, lighter, smaller, better will be released. :twisted:
by Garrett
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Disapproved on a 5320.20
Replies: 30
Views: 5449

Re: Disapproved on a 5320.20

L1A1Rocker wrote:
Another. The LAW says that if you move to another state, you have to inform ATF of the new location your silencer is kept.
Actually, it does not say anything about silencers or AOWs. But your point holds true with MGs, SBRs, SBSs, and DDs.
by Garrett
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Disapproved on a 5320.20
Replies: 30
Views: 5449

Re: Disapproved on a 5320.20

From the NFA handbook... https://www.atf.gov/files/publications/download/p/atf-p-5320-8/atf-p-5320-8.pdf While a somewhat handy reference, the NFA handbook is not the LAW. There are a number of instances in it where the ATF inferrs something when the actual legal requirements are less stringent. Th...
by Garrett
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Disapproved on a 5320.20
Replies: 30
Views: 5449

Re: Disapproved on a 5320.20

As much as they like to make you think otherwise, ATF does not have the authority to regulate intra-state travel. That is why you have to file papers when you cross state lines, but not county/city/neighborhood/property lines. Any of those would fall under state law. List one address and go. Travel ...
by Garrett
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: Ruger 10/22 into an SBR Charger, barrel length?
Replies: 5
Views: 1685

Re: Ruger 10/22 into an SBR Charger, barrel length?

4"- 4.5" will keep most bulk pack subsonic, anything longer won't. That has been my experience as well. Also, my 10/22 would not run reliably with a 4" barrel and no suppressor. If you plan to only shoot suppressed, it shouldn't be an issue. A factory barrel cut to 4.5" seems to work well for me, k...
by Garrett
Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Is it legal to convert one caliber of silencer to another caliber?
Replies: 12
Views: 690

Re: Is it legal to convert one caliber of silencer to another caliber?

Technically it is legal. But ATF will want you to pay them another $200 for "remanufacturing" that silencer.

I tend to agree with the others, to just shoot 9mm through it as-is.
by Garrett
Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Coyote Problem
Replies: 47
Views: 2647

Re: Coyote Problem

...suppressing a 50AE would be nice, but the follow up shot would be a little tricky Not really - the can acts like a big 'ol muzzle brake. Really cuts down on the muzzle flip that you get otherwise. Mine is just a little .44, but I imagine the .50 would work pretty much the same. I find the gas op...
by Garrett
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: If you knew then what you know now...
Replies: 22
Views: 2235

Re: If you knew then what you know now...

I'd have bought a few more of the lowly MAC-family machine guns before they went over $1000.
by Garrett
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Silencerco / SWR
Topic: X-ray of my Trident-9
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

X-ray of my Trident-9

I've had a Trident-9 since 2006. Since then, most manufacturers have gone to designs that can be disassembled. And while the (aftermarket) option exists to have my can made user-serviceable, I've never done anything with it. It is just like it was when I first bought it. I haven't ever shot any bare...
by Garrett
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: NFA Weapons
Topic: 45 subgun can on a 9mm subgun
Replies: 10
Views: 2099

Re: 45 subgun can on a 9mm subgun

I've got a CAC-45 that I've compared to a couple of my 9mm cans, trying for as close to the same host subgun as possible. The differences I can hear shooting them are more in tone than in volume. If not shot side-by-side, I'd be hard pressed to say one was louder than the other. https://www.youtube....
by Garrett
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Rifle Discussion
Topic: Can the Ruger 10/22 barrel be threaded
Replies: 9
Views: 7004

Re: Can the Ruger 10/22 barrel be threaded

Had mine cut to 16.5 and had to start to using a scope. Made it a little handier. Same here. Or if you still want the option of using the iron sights, I put some Tech Sights on my SBR. The front sight can go in the rear dovetail, and the rear sight is mounted to the receiver. You won't get the same...
by Garrett
Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: 9mm pistol cans on 357/38 rifles; who's doing it?
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: 9mm pistol cans on 357/38 rifles; who's doing it?

Sure - I run .357 / .38 subs on a 6" rifle.

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by Garrett
Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Legal and Political
Topic: Why do we pay the $200 tax on Form 4s?
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Why do we pay the $200 tax on Form 4s?

As long as it is paid ANYONE can pay for it, neighbors, friends from Germany, anyone. Correct. ATF doesn't care who the $200 comes from. But the way the regs are written, the transferror is the party who is responsible for it being paid. Of course, it's all academic at this point. Because if no one...
by Garrett
Sun Oct 12, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Handloading
Topic: .38 Spl / .357 Mag sub loads w/ 180 gr. bullet & Trailboss?
Replies: 10
Views: 5017

Re: .38 Spl / .357 Mag sub loads w/ 180 gr. bullet & Trailbo

I just tried out a load this weekend using AA#2 and a 180 gr. XTP, loaded to .357 length, in a .38 Spl. case (.357 Special, maybe? It makes it easy to tell the subsonic loads on sight). It sounded good, and velocity was just under 900 fps. I didn't shoot for groups, but it was hitting quite a bit lo...
by Garrett
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: Bowers Griptastic cover
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Re: Bowers Griptastic cover

I have one that i cut down to about 2" in length and have mounted on the mount-end of my Bowers VERS 9S. I use it primarily to keep the can tight on my fullauto M11/9 when firing. Really? That doesn't seem like much length to grip. I'd think after a couple of mag dumps you'd still run the risk of t...
by Garrett
Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Silencer Talk
Topic: 10/22 SBR can.. Warlock 2?
Replies: 17
Views: 1551

Re: 10/22 SBR can.. Warlock 2?

I'm planning on running a 4.5 or 5" barrel on the 10/22. I'd like to get the absolute shortest I can and still retain reliability without the can... Others have commented on the choice of can for you. From my experience, I've found a 4" barrel would not cycle reliably without a can, while 4.5" will...