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New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by Eagle-101 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:21 pm

Hello,

I just purchased a GemTech .45 Blackside for my 1911. I am awaiting my paperwork now. What can I expect in terms of performance (sound suppression, functionality, etc.)?

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Re: New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by yamatitan » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:29 pm

Wrong forum but the blackside performance is pretty crappy. Do a search im sorry to break the bad news to you.

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Re: New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by Stickman » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:50 pm

Eagle-101 wrote:Hello,

I just purchased a GemTech .45 Blackside for my 1911. I am awaiting my paperwork now. What can I expect in terms of performance (sound suppression, functionality, etc.)?

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I'm not sure if you are asking to compare it to an AAC product, or if you dropped this into the wrong section.
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Re: New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by Kevin/AAC » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:21 pm

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Re: New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by Bugzy » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:51 pm

Eagle-101 wrote:Hello,

I just purchased a GemTech .45 Blackside for my 1911. I am awaiting my paperwork now. What can I expect in terms of performance (sound suppression, functionality, etc.)?

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142.371db dry- ? wet
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Re: New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by Selectedmarksman » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:22 am

Bugzy wrote:
Eagle-101 wrote:Hello,

I just purchased a GemTech .45 Blackside for my 1911. I am awaiting my paperwork now. What can I expect in terms of performance (sound suppression, functionality, etc.)?

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155db dry-155 wet
I hope you're joking, that' terrible compared to the current industry leaders (such as the AAC TiRant).
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Re: New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by GlocksInMySocks » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:31 am

Bugzy wrote:
Eagle-101 wrote:Hello,

I just purchased a GemTech .45 Blackside for my 1911. I am awaiting my paperwork now. What can I expect in terms of performance (sound suppression, functionality, etc.)?

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155db dry-155 wet


It's considerably higher than the current competition, but not that high... more like 145ish dry. Still, not capable of competing with a tirant or osprey
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Re: New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by Sigproshooter » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:22 am

Bugzy wrote:
Eagle-101 wrote:Hello,

I just purchased a GemTech .45 Blackside for my 1911. I am awaiting my paperwork now. What can I expect in terms of performance (sound suppression, functionality, etc.)?

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155db dry-155 wet

I hate it when someone asks a real question,, and some fucking douche posts a bunch of BS as fact.

Eagle101,, check out NFATalk.com they have free testing results. and several .45 cans are on there, including the Blackside.
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Re: New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by Bugzy » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:34 pm

Corrected myself and I wasn't trying to be a doucheldorf. I miss read the results at NFATALK. I intended to post 145 to round up.

Hey Eagle-101, there is a relatively comprehensive list of test result here :http://nfatalk.org/forum/showthread.php?t=716

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Good luck and enjoy. :D

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Re: New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by Sigproshooter » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:41 am

Bugzy wrote:Corrected myself and I wasn't trying to be a doucheldorf. I miss read the results at NFATALK. I intended to post 145 to round up.

Hey Eagle-101, there is a relatively comprehensive list of test result here :http://nfatalk.org/forum/showthread.php?t=716

Sign up for a free account to view.

Good luck and enjoy. :D
Alrighty, I apologize then, I mistook your post for something belligerent. 8)
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Re: New GemTech .45 Blackside

Post by JohnInNH » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:09 pm

I just feel bad for people who come here after the fact to find out they got a less than average performance silencer. OR one that has known issues.

Many Dealers will sell you poor performing silencers for different reasons

1) to get rid of old inventory
2) profit margin on that silencer
3) ignorance, they just don't know their s--t and are WRONG
4) brand loyalty... Some of the line might be excellent but that one silencer is not.
5) have old incomplete data and do not know the new better choices that are available.


It's much better to ask FIRST then make your choice.. But keep in mind your dealer may still pressure you to get something other than what you want or is sub par for the reasons above.

This is a prime example.. The things that make the backslide a good choice may be better performed by a newer silencer.. (like a Thompson Machine 45)

Sure a backslide is compact light etc but now there are better choices for what the Backslide had to offer.

The Backslide has pros... but others may have the same pros and more but w/o some of the "cons."

Even if some silencers were FREE I would not pay the $200 for the stamp.

Like with in the Seinfield episodes "sponge worthy" ... Some silencers are not even "Stamp Worthy"
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