Silencers for HD, revisited
Some time back, a thread was started about suppressed weapons for home defense. IIRC, the general consensus was that it was a bad idea, and would possibly give the prosecutor extra ammo to use against you.
On Personal Defense TV, they actually recommended it if your state allowed them, especially if you were planning on using a light semi-auto rifle, the .223 would far excide the db level that would cause permanent hearing damage(if fired inside), they were not using completely silenced weapons, but more in the line of suppressed, major reductions in the db level.
What do you guys think, I don't want to give the prosecutor anything extra to influence the decision to "grand jury" my case, but I like the idea of me and mine being able to hear normally afterwards.
Airs The Week Of: March 19, 2007
This week, Tom visits Cory Trapp at Gunsite to tackle many of the urban legends about machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, birdshot, and silencers for personal defense. Do you have a standard AR-15 that you want optimized for personal defense? If so, watch as Dick Metcalf uses TAPCO's easy-to-install AR-15 accessories to create what he calls a "perfect" home defense/family "Survival Tool." One day, a stranger WILL knock on your door during the night. In this week's "Action Plan," Massad Ayoob demonstrates the right way and the wrong way to handle this situation. Finally, in a previous "Skills Drill," Clint Smith demonstrated how to use a flashlight with the Weaver stance. In this week's drill Clint shows the changes necessary to make a flashlight work with the isosceles stance.
Edit to add:
Another benefit was eliminating all the flash, great for use with red dot sighting systems..