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    Suppresed carbine for a home defense gun

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    Any thoughts on risks or potential consequences by having a home defense carbine that is equipped with a legal suppressor/silencer? I have lost much hearing in one of my ears and would like to err on the side of hearing !

    9mm AR-15 for the sake of the discussion.

    If there's a BG in the house and he met a supressed carbine, would I be making anything worse? In the house - this wouldn't be a street carry weapon :-)

    Thoughts ?

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    I would rather go ahead and get a carbine that uses .223's
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    "Any thoughts on risks or potential consequences by having a home defense carbine that is equipped with a legal suppressor/silencer?"

    In the same manner that it is a proven, effective and popular choice for for folks entering buildings it should likewise prove the samefor someone already in a building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizzlemah View Post
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    Any thoughts on risks or potential consequences by having a home defense carbine that is equipped with a legal suppressor/silencer? I have lost much hearing in one of my ears and would like to err on the side of hearing !

    9mm AR-15 for the sake of the discussion.

    If there's a BG in the house and he met a supressed carbine, would I be making anything worse? In the house - this wouldn't be a street carry weapon :-)

    Thoughts ?
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    I don't really see a problem,the silencer won't make it any more lethal and you can always use the "I DIDN'T WANTA WAKE THE NEIGHBORS" defense
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    The bang/flash factor is a big part of the situation that might clear you in court (if shooting twice...)
    The supressor...like the HotGuns said......possibly would lead him to believe you missed.

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    Just get a scattergun.

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    What comes to mind is that the extra length make the weapon a bit more unwieldy...I can see the appeal, though.
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    .223/5.56 suppressor are not really all that quite. More like a loud .22Lr pistol. Surefires suppressors are probably the most quite that I have owned. SWR being the next most quite on the market. Can't speak for AAC suppressors as I've not heard them up close and personal. Knights .223 QD's are pretty loud and I can pick up a muzzle flash with NODs on at night.

    I'd probably want a suppressed 9mm Luger with 147 grain loadings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skygod View Post
    .223/5.56 suppressor are not really all that quite. More like a loud .22Lr pistol. Surefires suppressors are probably the most quite that I have owned. SWR being the next most quite on the market. Can't speak for AAC suppressors as I've not heard them up close and personal. Knights .223 QD's are pretty loud and I can pick up a muzzle flash with NODs on at night.

    I'd probably want a suppressed 9mm Luger with 147 grain loadings.
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    I think a properly-sized HK MP5 9mm would do just fine. Mildly suppressed, of course. (Examples: one, two, three.) Though, I'm simply going by 25yrs of LEO comments and reports about the viability of these little units in such close-quarters situations.
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    Yeah something tells me a machine gun may not fly so well.

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    Would it be effective? Yes. Would a suppressor be something an anti-gun prosecutor could use to crucify you in front of a jury? Yes. Is it worth the risk? I don't think so, especially when a good 12 gauge would stop any in home threat with aplomb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    Would [a suppressor] be something an anti-gun prosecutor could use to crucify you in front of a jury? Yes.
    Of course, it's like a gun being black. It hardly alters the lethality of the gun, hence is wholly irrelevant. It's primary practical effect would be, in the hands of everyone other than criminals, to not wake the neighbors while defending one's home, and to avoid permanent hearing damage if needing to be fired indoors.

    But, I agree that anti-gunner prosecution would get irrational on the point, attempting to paint someone's character as evil simply because it's one of "those" things. Dumb x2, but likely real as a heart attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    But, I agree that anti-gunner prosecution would get irrational on the point, attempting to paint someone's character as evil simply because it's one of "those" things. Dumb x2, but likely real as a heart attack.
    Yup. I just read here on DC somewhere that a prosecutor stated that a 10mm was overly powerful and unneccesarily deadly. They found the good guy guilty.

    Ayoobs advice is to use normal gear so as not to give the prosecution any "ammo" against you.
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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