What to consider before purchase ???

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What to consider before purchase ???

Post by DarryH » Wed May 18, 2005 4:03 pm

I have been considering purchasing a suppressor within the next year.
I know my state allows ownership.
I know threads have to be matched with the barrels.
I don't know a lot more.

I'd like on for my .223 AR15, and probably one for a 22 rimfire rifle and pistol,
and maybe one for a Golck 17 in 9mm.
Now I will only be able to buy one at first, so the AR15 wins first pick.
I will NOT be firing full auto.

What do I need to look for in a suppressor??

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Post by wolverine » Wed May 18, 2005 4:39 pm

Well, sound level, quality, mounting systems. Or you can just take a recommendation.

If you want a compact one that you will screw on and leave on, then perhaps an AAC Ranger or SWR Wolverine. If you want a quieter one that is good for general purpose use with a good quick mount, then get an M4-2000. If you don't know what you want and just want to be happy, then get an M4-2000 for the 5.56mm, an Evo-9 for the Glock 17, and for the .22 pistol get either an AAC Pilot, AAC Scarab, Gemtech OutbackII, or SWR Warlock.

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Post by renegade » Wed May 18, 2005 6:57 pm

You have to determine what is important to you, here are some things to consider:

Change in POI
Sound Reduction
Ease of Maintenance
MFG Reputation
Wet vs. Dry
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