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Old 03-26-2006, 12:43 PM
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MODERATOR OR SUPPRESSOR

can any one tell me what kind you use,make model,
web site.
as we over the pond use them,but we have good and bad ones.

and i am looking for a new one.

so can anyone help.
thanks in advance

so c
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Old 03-26-2006, 09:26 PM
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Re: MODERATOR OR SUPPRESSOR

I own Several. Most are Gem-tech brand. I've personally shot many brands and have found that you generally get what you pay for. The best on the market are the Surefire models, they are ultra expensive but hold unbelieveable tolerances. I've been told by a LE agent that Brugger & Thomet are starting to import here in the states to LE only agencies. Here is how I would rate the ones I've used:
Surefire
Knights
AAC- bad customer service!
Gemtech- Best value for the money
AWC
The rest...

The surefire stuff is very new and hard to get, as well as being 4 times the price of AAC and GemTech. Knights is very well made and show great durability, but they don't seem to be as quiet. I recommend Gem-Tech to everyone I know. They offer no specific warranty, but if it broke because of their fault, they'll fix it! Great people to talk to! I will NEVER buy another Advanced armament product. Their customer service is horrid. Last time I talked to them I had to give the guy the product number to even get him to admit that they actually made the thing, let alone to find out where my month old order was. Check my Sig for links to gemtech and aac. Let me know the round you want to suppress, I can tell you more about what you might need.
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:47 PM
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Re: MODERATOR OR SUPPRESSOR

Well I have a couple AAC (Advanced Armament CO.) can's and have been really happy with them. Their quality is outstanding! AAC home page

I had a problem, and they were really great as far as customer service goes, so much so that instead of buying the gemtech that I was going to buy I went back and bought another AAC..They were super helpfull there..

Have heard nothing but great things about Gemtech also. I've heard a lot of different brands of suppressors, and I don't think that the Surefire brands would be hardly any quieter than the other major manufacture's. I don't think a person could justify the extra money, but I could be wrong..

Meister does have more experience than me in this dept, so his comments on surefire carries a little more weight than mine.

There are a lot of differant makers of cans out there, just stick with the big names and you'll be fine.

AAC
AWC
Ops,Inc
SRT
Gemtech
SWR.....shot their Thundertrap on a .22 mag this morning..impressive, but heavy.

etc............
hope that helps a little
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Old 03-26-2006, 11:53 PM
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Re: MODERATOR OR SUPPRESSOR

I don't mean to change the subject, but what are the laws here in the US about owning a suppressor? I know that its legal for a civilian to own one, I was just wondering how much hassle it is.

Justin
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:23 AM
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Re: MODERATOR OR SUPPRESSOR

I was shooting one afternoon at Black Creek, just south of Boise. Another shooter had an brand spanking new 8MM Rem Mag from Rem's custom shop with a big clunky looking thing hung on the end of it.

I had to take a gander at that thing. He was shooting bug holes at 100 yds and making no noise. I removed my ear protection and carried on a normal conversation no more than 3 feet behind him. I was impressed in a major way, both by the veeerrrryyy small group size and the lack of sound.

It was a Gemtek. Took 7 months to get, due to paper work. Something like, if I remember correctly, $200 for a permit of some kind plus the cost of the suppresser.

In Idaho, I guess all you have to do is ask, then get the paper work going.
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:43 AM
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Re: MODERATOR OR SUPPRESSOR

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I own Several. Most are Gem-tech brand. I've personally shot many brands and have found that you generally get what you pay for. The best on the market are the Surefire models, they are ultra expensive but hold unbelieveable tolerances. I've been told by a LE agent that Brugger & Thomet are starting to import here in the states to LE only agencies. Here is how I would rate the ones I've used:
Surefire
Knights
AAC- bad customer service!
Gemtech- Best value for the money
AWC
The rest...

The surefire stuff is very new and hard to get, as well as being 4 times the price of AAC and GemTech. Knights is very well made and show great durability, but they don't seem to be as quiet. I recommend Gem-Tech to everyone I know. They offer no specific warranty, but if it broke because of their fault, they'll fix it! Great people to talk to! I will NEVER buy another Advanced armament product. Their customer service is horrid. Last time I talked to them I had to give the guy the product number to even get him to admit that they actually made the thing, let alone to find out where my month old order was. Check my Sig for links to gemtech and aac. Let me know the round you want to suppress, I can tell you more about what you might need.

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HI
i shoot a 243ai and a 270 wsm both custom nesika full hit.
i like the type that go down the barrel,instead of just straight out the front.
i live in the UK as well so if there is ever anything over hear you lot need just ask.
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Old 03-27-2006, 02:53 AM
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Re: MODERATOR OR SUPPRESSOR

when they do the integral suppressors they usually port the barrel so the bullets shoot subsonic. I don't reall know if you would want an integral one on the calibers mentioned..

I may be wrong, and I'm sure you could find someone to do that for you, but I'm just saying I wouldn't build a caliber like that with a can like you mentioned.
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