Why is everyone wanting suppressors these days?

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    Why is everyone wanting suppressors these days?

    I will preface this by saying cans are really cool items. I've often considered getting one, or 10, but just never made the jump. I am sure at some point I'll feel like setting up the trust and getting it done.

    Anyway, on to my point. It seems as if recently I am seeing tons of posts from people saying the want to suppress a gun in order to save their hearing if they have to shoot a BG inside their home. And while a shot is loud enough to meet the criteria for hearing damage, I just don't see the evidence that it is all that big of a deal. I personally have shot inside structures without hearing protection and didn't suffer any damage... but I am never willing to base anything off one example, even if it is me. So, I have been looking at people with multiple combat deployments that spend at least some of the time in CQB situations inside. I'm not seeing a ton of these types of people with severe hearing damage after discharging 5.56 and 9mm inside while their friends did the same thing. It seems to me that if it was really that big of a threat we'd be seeing more of these guys with some real problems after 10 years of fighting terrorists.

    Now I am sure I'm missing something. Everybody didn't just decide to make a big deal out of this all of a sudden- something is causing it. So my question is what got all this started and what was the reasoning behind it? And thanks for any clues, because this one has had me scratching my head for a while.
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    Re: Why is everyone wanting suppressors these days?

    In case you haven't caught on guns run through fashion phases just like clothing or cars.

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    If you live out in the country a can will allow you to shoot on your own property and not have to put up with the crying, sniveling and wailing of the city folks that have moved out in the country.
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    Need something to spend their money on...
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    I'd bet that it has a lot to do with the fact that more people know now, through the magic of the interwebz that suppressors are legal most places.

    I'm considering a can for my bench rest .308. The brake I'm running is louder than a mortar round at close range.
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    I am presently waiting for my first suppressor...tax stamp has been approved and paid for...now just the looooooong wait.
    I see it as an advantage for shooting inside the house, and outside to keep things 'quiet'.
    They are expensive and the process is a pain in the rear, but I just want one.
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    For me, I want one eventually because I 'hope' that one day I'll have more money than sense.........

    That, and hunting on my property with folks meeting the same criteria msgt/ret already posted.
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    In addition to lower noise in the house, they are fun. I have pistols, revolvers, rifles and shotguns. I don't have any cans. Nuff said. Well all that and I just want to get on another government list :|
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    Well, for inside the house of course. That's the most likely reason.

    But the other reason is for the coming zombies- a semi-auto, suppressed .22lr, or a suppressed .22lr pistol can make the difference between being with your family and wandering around looking for brains.

    I would like to have my suppressor before I need it.
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    Not everyone does. I prefer my gun to go bang, not phuft. Plus I don't feel like spending the money on the tube, a threaded barrel, and the permit. I am indifferent toward those who desire one. They have their uses. My son has one, but it causes too many FTFs for me to want one.
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    So, I have been looking at people with multiple combat deployments that spend at least some of the time in CQB situations inside. I'm not seeing a ton of these types of people with severe hearing damage after discharging 5.56 and 9mm inside while their friends did the same thing. It seems to me that if it was really that big of a threat we'd be seeing more of these guys with some real problems after 10 years of fighting terrorists.
    What is your definition of "severe". I know plenty of folks that have hearing loss directly related to military service and firing of weapons (including myself)
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    Why is everyone wanting suppressors these days?

    I would have to say that on a AR style .22 they are quite nice and probably sound the same on a .22 pistol. Mostly all action is what you hear. Anything else is a awkwardly long barrel and still kinda loud. Your hearing is still damaged over a certain amount of dBs. Just because they aren't bleeding doesn't mean they weren't damaged.

    Also cans are hot right now just because you can get them now. If they allowed cans 15 yrs ago they would deffinately not be a hot item.

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    I'd bet more than a few are motivated by the idea that less noise can help sensitive folk nearby to better accept firearms in their midst (ie, at nearby ranges, or on family ranges/farms.

    Though, likely (short of any supporting data confirm anything), I'd be willing to bet it's mostly because it's the "hip" thing to get next.
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    Plus, in many of the videos I see, it appears as if a lot of soldiers are wearing foam plugs. Many of the former GIs I know suffer some level of hearing loss due to shooting noise.
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    If suppressors should become non NFA in my lifetime (which I doubt they will) I would get on for my for my 5.56 but it would be a 30 cal can so I could switch it to my 308
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