Shooting

  1. Can You Suppress Supersonic Ammo?

    When people first start learning about suppressors, one of the first 'facts' they learn is typically that you can't suppress supersonic ammunition. This couldn't be further from the truth! What is the Supersonic Crack? After a bullet is fired, it creates pressure waves as air is displaced along(..)
  2. How we test Silencers

    A lot of you have asked how we test silencers for our videos here at Silencer Shop. In this post, I'll explain how it's done. The MIL-STD-1474D is the standard military test to measure potential hearing damage from noise. This is the industry-accepted standard for testing silencers, too. It (..)
  3. SilencerCo Harvester 300 Blackout Ammo Review

    We had a chance to take out the new SilencerCo Harvester 300 blackout ammo and compare it against some Remington 300 backout ammo. The results were really impressive. The gun that we tested the ammo with was an AAC MPW with a 12.5” barrel using an Aimpoint and a SilencerCo Specwar (..)
  4. Hunting with Silencers

    I was out the other day eating at a restaurant near the shop and overheard a man talking to his son. His son pointed to Silencer Shop and asked if it was a store for hunters. The father answered, “No silencers aren’t for hunting. They are for people that shoot a lot.” Sitting(..)
  5. What is POI Shift?

    We get a lot of calls from people who are concerned with POI, or Point of Impact, shift when using a suppressor.  Unfortunately, a lot of people aren't 100% sure what that is, even though it's a very simple concept. At a high level, POI shift is simply the shift of the bullet when a (..)
  6. Silencers Are a Girl's Best Friend!

    I have to admit it. I lucked out. My wife is a lovely self-possessed woman at the height of her field with an unquenchable thirst for adventure and knowledge. She’s also an avid shooter. Or at least, she is now. Don’t get me wrong. My wife has always liked to shot to the extent that I(..)
  7. Are suppression results really comparable?

    This morning we were out at the range in the 26 degree weather, freezing our butts off. You non-Texans may laugh at that; but, trust me when I say it was truly cold – especially with a light breeze thrown in.  Regardless, we did set up the sound meter and spent time testing some of our(..)
  8. Understanding the benefits of quick-attach suppressors

    [caption id="attachment_16445" align="alignleft" width="300"] From left to right: AAC M4-2000, Silencerco Saker, Thunder Beast 30BA. All these mounting system have their own pros and cons.[/caption] Quick-Attach rifle suppressors are some of the most popular models on the market because of their (..)
  9. Best part of the job

    Yesterday I had some friends come into town for an event and they thought it would be fun to head out to try some suppressed shooting.  I took a collection of weapons ranging from .22 and 9mm through .223 and .300 BLK. As an experiment, I took a variety of suppressors for each weapon just to(..)
  10. New .300 BLK Load

    Well, we've been playing with the .300 BLK for a few months now and decided it was time to try out a new load.  Initially we were using the recommended load data from AAC; but, I have to admit that those 220gr Sierra bullets were getting a bit expensive @ ~$.40 apiece. :) Instead, we decided(..)
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