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 get a feel for what they would prefer. I didn't give them any details about any of the models and just let them shoot them all to see which would end up being the favorites. AAC Element 2. This was mostly because of the performance - but the weight played a part as well. On a Savage Mark II rifle, the overwhelming consensus was the Liberty Kodiak TL. This was one of the two models that really made an impression overall - and I kept hearing comments about the sound of the firing pin hitting the round and the bullet impacting the paper. :) On a Smith & Wesson M&P9, everyone absolutely loved the Silencerco Osprey 9. The positive response to the suppressor was overwhelming - just like the Kodiak TL. At the end of the day, this was the model they were talking about buying for their own use! On a 12.5" AR-15, I only brought one suppressor since I didn't feel like changing out flash hiders. That was the SWR Specwar; but, it probably doesn't count here since there wasn't anything else to compare it to. On a 12.5" .300 BLK, we were using direct-thread suppressors, and the Thunder Beast 30P-1 stole the show. I do wish I had set it up for the 762-SDN-6; but, oh well... The most important thing was that everyone had lots of fun! We shot all of these wet & dry, and I still don't have all the guns cleaned up; but, the in-laws will be in town this weekend, so I'll have lots of time alone out in the shop! (Just kidding John. :) ) I'm always amazed at how much more fun it is to shoot with a group when the muffs come off!