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4 years 34 weeks ago, 2:22 AM

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AWC suppressors

Can't tell you why i wound up on thier site, but i requested and have now received their catalog. I have no reason in the world to buy a suppressor, WAY past the danger ranger part of life.. That being said im pretty sure im going to wind up with one.. They make a threaded bbl lug for the P-22, and quote the db's as being less than a pellet gun..

AWC is located in Phoenix, and they make a point about being the industry leaders in the suppressor field.. I know your all aware that the point of a suppressor is as much to disguise the sound as it is to lower the db's .. From the looks of it they do both.. A really first class catalog.. The company has mil spec contracts with ALL the services.. Get this the .762 Nato is quieter than a 22.. They also offer a complete set of pistols and rifles with some hot mods..

I would really recommend you guys call or e them.. They make much more than just suppressors.. MUCH more. .. will see if i can get this link to light up www.awcsystech.com
623-780-1050 fax 623-780-2967

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4 years 34 weeks ago, 1:37 PM

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I have at least 1 suppressor. I have at least limited access to a dedicated suppressed weapon. I know that under the ideal circumstances, the .300 whisper is louder than a .22. Not by much, but it is louder. AWC is a good company, when I was researching my suppressor(s) I could find at least one article for each major company claiming they were the industry leaders. I prefer suppressors that you do not need to maintain, but they are less efficient at suppression. Part of the science of the suppression if I understand it correctly is to mask where the sound came from. It was explained to me that the report is heard "away" from the source. A good suppressor will also increase accuracy of the weapon at the expense of weight. If you ever get the chance, pick up a Mark 23 with and with out a suppressor, it is quite a difference.

I see the military making suppressors standard issue in the future. Remember that scene in "Blackhawk Down" with the SAW gunners on the streets trying to get back to the convoy?

When my buddies and I go to Idaho or some other place where we can send a round through a suppressor, we enjoy shooting more because we do not have to use hearing protection.

clint

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 2:10 PM

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We are issued "combat" earplugs, the rubber types with a green side and yellow side. Muzzle blast isn't the only noise hazard we have. We have noise from explosions and even vehicle engines. Supressors are very good tools, though. I would love to have one and probably will someday.

As for reducing the noise, that really is a secondary consideration. All supressors reduce noise, and all the major manufacturers make supressors that reduce the noise quite a bit. But if you've spent the money on one, it's a pretty good assumption that you are going to use it a lot, and it's not something that you want to have to baby, so durability is a huge factor.

I'll be going with AAC brand supressors for their decent price and good reputation among users in the military who don't treat their equipment with kid gloves. I thought about Surefire brand, but I have read a few comments on how the quick release mechanism gets stuck by carbon buildup.

I've also heard some good things about Gemtech, so it's AAC or Gemtech for me and AAC seems to have a better overall following.

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 11:03 AM

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disagree

Runaway,
you make very good points about noises that soldiers must contend with. I can not successfully argue them; however, I am of the mindset that future battle rifles will be equipped with a quick coupling suppressor at least and at best an internal suppressor. Being able to hear on the battle field is an advantage.
For those of you interested in suppressors, it is my opinion that they are like cars. As long as you get one of the mainstream products, you should do well. I would recommend finding a can that is of no or very low maintenance.

clint

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 12:05 PM

greg az

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Clint ..

sorry "mr high brow"... laughing.. Yeah i know its standard procedure for companies to make over the top comments RE: the industry leader thing.. My only negative looking at thier 2010 "prospectus" (thier verbiage, sure its marketing based) is thiers nothing related to how often the can has to be "serviced".. I've done enough research to know this is an issue.. They do appear to be excellent quality..

I don't wear hearing protection.. I developed tinnitus about 35 years ago, and my hearing is so shot (like most old school shooters) that i don't even think about it..Not much of an issue really, and great excuse to use with the wife..

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