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Shooting Gallery: Suppressors

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In this episode of Shooting Gallery, we cover everything you want to know about suppressors with Advanced Armament in Lawrenceville, Georgia. You will also meet best selling author Stephen Hunter who talks about his lates book “Soft Target”.  In addition, we feature a Remington rifle that will always be associated with Bonnie & Clyde. In the celebrity shootout, you’ll meet Robert Torti. See below for links to more information.

Episode #145 – Season 12.

Aired first on 01-04-12

Airtimes on Outdoor Channel: 04-04-12 at 4:00PM | 04-04-12 at 9:00PM | 04-05-12 at 2:30AM, all times Eastern.

Show Sponsors:

Crimson Trace * Midway USA * Ruger Firearms * Stag Arms * Streamlight * Double Star * Daniel Defense

Episode Reference Links:

Special thanks for this episode to:

Advanced Armament

Michael Bane’s Wardrobe provided by:

Woolrich Elite Series Tactical
Rand Custom Hats

Other Reference Links:

Hiram Percy Maxim


How to Buy a Suppressor

300 AAC Blackout

Stephen Hunter’s “Soft Target”

Remington Model 8

H&R Handi-Rifle

Frank Hamer

Celebrity Shootout: Robert Tori

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6 Responses to Shooting Gallery: Suppressors

  1. Roy

    January 4, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    “We’re not saying throw out the Firearms Act of 1934.” Why not? I say repeal it and abolish the ATF. Freedom and liberty are of the utmost importance. I can quit setting up NFA Trusts and raise more cows and grow more cotton.

  2. Mac the knife

    January 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    In Europe they say it’s as easy as going into a local hardware store and buying one without the federal BS! All restrictions do is create a underground/blackmarket for anything, remember prohibition?

  3. Troy

    January 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    One of the opening lines was “Everything you’ve always wanted to know about suppressors.” Here are my unanswered questions.

    The tour of Advanced Armament Corp. was interesting. But a bit more time could have been spent on how suppressors work. Is there more than one design? What would it cost me to suppress a Glock 9mm, a Ruger 10/22, or a 308 rifle? Can any gun be modified to take a suppressor? How much does this cost.

    You mentioned the National Firearm act of 1934 without really getting down to the nitty gritty on suppressors. What’s the class 2 stamp all about? Does it go with the suppressor or with the buyer? Can the buyer or his estate resell the suppressor? What states allow suppressors?

    Do suppressors need to be cleaned? How? How much is the sound attenuated? It would have been nice to take a small caliber rifle, a large caliber rifle, and a handgun and shoot them with and without a suppressor, with regular and subsonic ammo. UNBELIEVABLY, when you showed scenes of people shooting, you drowned out the sound with guitar music. What were you thinking?

    And lastly, in the undersized suppressor in which the bullets stacked up inside, why didn’t the pressure blow something up?

    If you say you didn’t have enough time to answer all these questions, I say drop the celebrity shoot, at least for this episode.

    One might conclude from all of this I don’t like Shooting Gallery. But I do. I just think sometimes it could use a bit of “gun smithing” to up the performance.

  4. Chuck

    January 7, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I agree with Troy 100%!

  5. nathan

    April 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Mr. Bane kept saying we need to sell suppressors like we do firearms but he never let us know where we can put our words to actions or the people in the right places that need to be contacted. Also would be helpful to know if there is an organization heading the fight to have silencers sold to any law abiding citizen with the rights to have and hold firearms

  6. Utah CCW

    April 12, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I am with Roy, the ATF purpose is to restrict two constitutionally protected items.

    I would like suppressors a lot better if they didn’t shoot stuff in your eyes, and make even a glock jam every fifth round.

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