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Old 12-23-2010, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have/used a noise suppressor (silencer) for their gun?

I'm thinking about buying one to use on my Ruger 10/22 rifle and Walther P22 pistol. It is expensive as hell IMHO ($550) and I want to know if I am wasting my money on a useless toy?
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Does the $550 include the transfer stamp fee?

I looked into doing it when I was in VA, but was never rich enough. So my suggestion to you is to DO IT.
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They sell these at the local gun store, I thought about getting one for my 9mm until I found out it would cost like $750. If you have the machinery, it's a piece of cake to make one. The question is, can you make it yourself? Or would you rather pay the money for one?
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They sell these at the local gun store, I thought about getting one for my 9mm until I found out it would cost like $750. If you have the machinery, it's a piece of cake to make one. The question is, can you make it yourself? Or would you rather pay the money for one?
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Making one might be easy, getting caught with one on the other hand means you are rooming with Bubba from now on.

The real cost and the hard part is getting the Class 3 stamp so that you can legally own it and shoot it.
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What brands are available to you? There are some very good .22 suppressors available for around $250. Tack on your $200 tax stamp and you are still under $500.

Also, ask your shop if they will assist with setting up a living trust. This lets you bypass the LEO-signature requirement and also include any family members as members of the trust. The shop I'm planning to use charges $50 to create and file the trust which I consider money well-spent.

I've already got my .22 pistol set up with a threaded barrel bushing, just waiting for the extra cash to start the purchase process.
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The real cost and the hard part is getting the Class 3 stamp so that you can legally own it and shoot it.
This is true, but you're paying for what? The government to know that you own it? It's like saying that you actually need a hunting license to shoot a deer on your own property if it's in season, or you actually need a drivers license to drive a car.
Legally Yes, but does it leave you physically incapable of doing it? Not in my law book.
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Its a good thing you live in bum **** egypt then.
That kind of "law book" will get your *** to jail real quick around here
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Even if we are talking about a post-meltdown scenario, there are plenty of easy to construct suppressor designs that I don't see the point in breaking the law now. Not worth going to jail over it.
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Making one might be easy, getting caught with one on the other hand means you are rooming with Bubba from now on.

The real cost and the hard part is getting the Class 3 stamp so that you can legally own it and shoot it.
+1

It can be up to 250k fine and and jail without a class 3 liscense IIRC. Easy to make, and hope you like tossing salads if you get caught with one.

You'll be cool like james bond.......at least as coo as james bond with a dick in his mouth.
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LOL. That's if you get caught though. I mean, what, are you gonna rob a bank? Seriously...If you own a supressor, what do you own it for? Just to say "I have this"?
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Shooting without ear protection is nice. And they're cool. Seriously, we are talking about suppressors on a turbo Miata forum...does we really need to justify purchasing cool things to each other?
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we are all such bad asses on the ******* internet.
"who cares about going to federal pound-me-in-the-*** prison? we can easily escape and evade the law like superheroes"

The type of **** you get into without a license for something like this is not a slap on the wrist.

I guess its just hard to understand some of you guys that live in places where a million people wouldn't call the cops if they even remotely heard/seen you with a silencer.
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To keep the tree-hugging neighbors from meddling in your business when you're taking care of the groundhog that is destroying the foundation of your woodshed.

srsly, we've been killing varmints in the backyard for 50 years with guns without a problem. Some ******* go and buy the property behind us and build a house two years back, and now they think they can tell me that I can't dispatch the groundhog that is destroying my shed? They'd better shut the **** up before a 'stray' wanders their way. The groundhog is probably in my shed because they chopped down the 3 acres of woods on their property.
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I'm not justifing anything, my car runs low 13's in the 1/4 and it has a MS2 standalone with 460cc RX-7 injectors, and a little turbo with around 13 psi. That's all I'm sayin on a miata forum. You get what I'm layin down, son?
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To keep the tree-hugging neighbors from meddling in your business when you're taking care of the groundhog that is destroying the foundation of your woodshed.
In PA, it is legal to KILL groundhogs year round. If there were any left in my yard, I would enforce this policy.
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Does the $550 include the transfer stamp fee?

I looked into doing it when I was in VA, but was never rich enough. So my suggestion to you is to DO IT.
I'm looking at (on the suggestion of the guy who is going to sell it to me) an Innovative Arms Apex .22

$295 plus 7% tax.
$200 tax stamp
$30 adapter

If I buy my own on the net he will do a transfer fee for $75 (seems a little high). He says a trust is around $225 so I won't go that way. Just too cheap.
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If there were any left in my yard, I would kill it and then leave the bloody carcass on their front porch.
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You know...I drove through Ohio once, and it was boring, but I like the way you think!
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I'm thinking about buying one to use on my Ruger 10/22 rifle and Walther P22 pistol. It is expensive as hell IMHO ($550) and I want to know if I am wasting my money on a useless toy?
Why do you want one? A pillow wrapped around the barrel usually does the trick.
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IDK if it has already been mentioned but when i went to go look at getting a P22, one of my friends that owns a gun shop here was showing me a sweet *** surpressor that you can take apart for cleaning (good option to look in to sence you would probly be shooting a .22 alot cause of how cheap the ammo is)
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