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by wacki
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing da

Do you seriously think the government cares about your hearing? Few things are black and white. There are 3 million Federal employees and 15 million state employees: http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/ Many of them do care. Many of them are very safety oriented.... even the pro-gun ones. How do you th...
by wacki
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing da

You may have to enter this territory alone, That is what form 1 is for. But a little friendly advise on how to make this experiment go smoothly is always appreciated. :-) most people here want cans as quiet as possible. Thiking of expending all that energy for something less than mediocre seems kin...
by wacki
Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing da

Guys, this conversation is quickly going off the deep end. In a world of hoplophobes, we are all on the same team. So let's please start acting like we are all on the same team (because we are) and dispense with the ad homonym attacks. First of all I made ZERO comments about the market size. Formal ...
by wacki
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing da

You do realize that this has already been done FOR YEARS right? I'm not sure what you are getting at. From a company standpoint if someone is going to have to pay the $200 transfer shouldn't they get an awesome can? It fills a different niche. This is Marketing 101. Besides, an awesome can for me i...
by wacki
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:19 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing da

Given how little sound dissipates over distance and how heavily traffic'd the local outdoor range is, I really think a de-barker makes sense. All I'm doing is suppressing to outdoor firing range background levels. I'm going to do this build. I'm wondering if I should buy a Ti-RANT 9S™ and pull the K...
by wacki
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing da

Is there any magic to wet suppressors? Is it really as simple as adding a few cc's of water to a K baffle design?
by wacki
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing da

take a look at the tirant 9s (shorty) as a starting point That's about what I need. That thing has 18 dB reduction and 6.5" length! I guess that means Bendersquint is right and 3" inches or so will get me my 10 dB de-barker. Maybe if I Osprey it with a rectangular can I can get higher dB suppression.
by wacki
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing da

If you want a quiet can stop buying whatever is cheap, all that stuff is supersonic and won't be anywhere near as quiet as you are hoping. Ya I'll probably have to start reloading. Basically you are wanting how to design an ineffective sound suppressor that is small to take the bark off. Here are t...
by wacki
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing da

You need to quantify a specific factory loaded cartridge so we can see how many dB it will actually need to be. I typically buy a case of whatever is cheap at the shows. Last time it was Federal FMJ in 9mm. I'm guessing 115 grain but I don't know as it's not with me. If you are going to do this why...
by wacki
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing da

If it can be wet I am confident I can produce a design that offers way more than 140db reduction within the stated envelope. Well how small do you think you could make a dry 140 db suppressor? How small would a dry 152 dB suppressor be for 9mm? There is about a 100% chance I will build one of these...
by wacki
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Calculating suppressor size ... Math, equations, physics...
Replies: 9
Views: 4244

Calculating suppressor size ... Math, equations, physics...

Anyone know where I can find highly technical reading material, computer programs, etc that can help me calculate / estimate suppressor effectiveness? I'm looking for raw data, equations, etc....
by wacki
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Re: Mini-suppressor = still loud, just not hearing damage lo

BLAKE2131 wrote:have you looked at the TM poseidon9
The poseidon uses wipes = not good for all day shooting trips. Does not fit the dependable criteria.

Also, they are highly effective. Which means I can make it smaller.
by wacki
Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Silencersmithing Forum
Topic: Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage
Replies: 62
Views: 4769

Mini-can 140 dB = still loud, but not instant hearing damage

I'm considering a DIY custom build mini-suppressor (w/ form 1) to make long trips to the range easy on the ears (still wearing 33 NRR muffs and plugs of course) and easy on the girlfriend while still being super small and nimble. I'm open to just about any design suggestions. Goals are outlined belo...