The 4th Annual KRRC Silencer Shoot was a great time. Hats off to Ray of Thunderbeast Arms and Scott of Silencerco. While I can put together a successful event with the help of other club members, it’s the manufacturers and dealers who take part that make it much more memorable. Once again thank you to Ray and Scott.
We had 6 remote re-setting AR-500 falling plates at 200 and 110 yards. A large mild steel plate at 200 yards and numerous other steel at 25 and 50 yards. At 2 pm people started showing up, within 30 minutes most of the rifle line was full and stayed packed until about 5:30 when people got their fill. Thunderbeast and Silencerco had a limited supply of ammo but since most people bought ammo of their own there was plenty to go around. A few people told us that they’ve only shown up at KRRC for the Silencer Shoots.
One family sat at a bench and went through a bunch of old AP ammo in my 308 punching some holes in the 200 yards steel, another brought a box of 223 and tried out the 5.56 rifles I brought. Another dad brought his kids and they knocked over plates at 25 yards with a suppressed Savage MK2.
There was of course small crowds of people around Scott and Ray for most of the afternoon trying out their suppressed rifles and pistols. With ten suppressed firearms each they were kept very busy. I especially liked the Thunderbeast can on the Barrett 338 Lapua; it was a bit quieter than my 338 Ultra mag. I heard a few SBR’s, they were of course louder than their full sized counterparts. My favorite rifle at the event was the 44 mag Silent Destroyer, less noisy than a 300 Blackout; it better be as it has a huge can on it. Got to make me one some day.
The pistol line was open to unsuppressed shooting, I think most of the people who showed for pistol shooting also took part in the Silencer Shoot. Most people were gone by about 5:30. About 70 people were at the event. The 2015 Silencer Shoot is tentatively scheduled for Saturday July 18th.
Thunderbeast and Silencerco both said they wish to return. I look forward to seeing them and others next year. I’m talking to you Wynakos Machine.
Ray and the collection he brought.
Scott’s collection, didn’t get much of Scott though, sorry.
44 mag Silencer Destroyer. Got to make me one of these someday.
First suppressed Mosin Nagant I’ve seen.