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Old 07-02-2009, 04:35 AM
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Like those Marlin .22 magazines that say on the package "Magazine clip", just so those assholes who adamantly say clip have some unfair leverage on the argument. I too hate that.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:09 AM
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Am I the only one annoyed when anonymous users or anyone refers to them on the site as silencers?
Well, it's not necessarily wrong to do so, just that "silencer" as a name for a can leads people to think of the magic Hollywood "thing that makes a gun silent" as opposed to the real "thing that makes a gun more silent that it would otherwise be." Suppressor is more or less just an attempt to make a name people find it harder to misinterpret.
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:03 AM
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Well, it's not necessarily wrong to do so, just that "silencer" as a name for a can leads people to think of the magic Hollywood "thing that makes a gun silent" as opposed to the real "thing that makes a gun more silent that it would otherwise be." Suppressor is more or less just an attempt to make a name people find it harder to misinterpret.
Wasn't that what the creator of the first suppressor called it, though?
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:42 PM
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Wasn't that what the creator of the first suppressor called it, though?
Hiram Maxim called his the "Maxim Silencer."
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:38 PM
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That is true, and I believe the whole thing comes from the fact that few sound suppressing devices actually make a gun's report completely slient.
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:53 AM
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the first time I've heard a REAL suppressor fired, I was surprised by the still semi loud sound, but still had the confidence to keep my ears off.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:41 AM
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You'll notice though that when ballistic analysts check firearms with suppressors in indoor ranges, they still wear hearing protection. That's because if the suppressor fails, they are going deaf.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:18 AM
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I was outside the first time I heard suppressors. In the indoor range, the only other suppressed weapon I saw was a Walther P22. this was also the place I first got a feel for a Sten gun
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:52 PM
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Haha, yeah, I have flamed people on other forums for clips, and silencers, here I just quietly edit it out.
I just calmly refer them to this page. :P

BTW: I'm new to the forum too, but I've been around the main site for a while.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:02 AM
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I've favorited it. Now if someone messes that up again, I can draw that site like a gun.
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