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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    The fact of the matter is, if you actually do shoot somebody it won't be perceived to be as loud as it really is due to auditory exclusion.

    You have such an adrenaline flow going that it won't sound loud at all.
    You might not notice the noise but the physical damage which is what will cause permanent hearing loss will not be reduced.
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    Thought about it, but decided against it due to reliability concerns, and the extra length making it harder to store and clear corners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Sounds good to me.
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    Is this guy's idea on this subject the be-all end-all/last word? No! But his take on the subject does bring up some points echoed here. I have an AR pistol as my current PDW for home defense. I was running a Kriss SDP II in .45 acp before that (still handy, in safe). Off & on for a long time, I've thought about purchasing a can for a home defense firearm. Haven't, nor do I know if I ever will. Just something to think about for "EACH INDIVIDUAL'S SITUATION"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    In the few occurrences where I've seen pistol suppressors used, the firearm reliability was far from what I'd accept for self protection. I'd sacrifice a bit of hearing to protect my wife and myself and to let any BGs within hearing range know
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    Was it the suppressor or some special subsonic ammo being run through it? A suppressor on a pistol shouldn’t create any reliability issues.


    Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
    It would get a lot of attention in VA right now, since the Virginia Beach shooter had a suppressor and there have been proposals to ban them here. Sometimes that hoplophobia infects other states. PS1980 was talking about Class III items. How do you think LE and prosecutors would react to using a registered submachine gun, or a grenade, for SD? They are all Class III. You know it would make the news and that creates pressure on local LE.

    And as the former prosecutor who taught my SD law class said, she's never seen an SD case that was 100% cut and dried. If a prosecutor wants you badly enough, you may have problems. You may prevail in the end, but you could still have problems.
    It would create a lot of attention among who? AR15s are used in self defense cases all the time, and the only people who hear about that are gun owners. Has anyone seen a picture of the va beach persons suppressor yet? How prosecutors react to something is not my concern. It’s either self defense or it’s not. No law specifies that a gun has to be loud for it to be self defense. If there was attention drawn to it, it would be in our favor and the media is aware of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havok View Post
    Was it the suppressor or some special subsonic ammo being run through it? A suppressor on a pistol shouldn’t create any reliability issues.
    I can't say. Both were Glock 19s.
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    A suppressed 45 still makes plenty of noise. And I selected the HK due to its reliability with a suppressor. I am in AZ which is not quite as anit-gun as some places.


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    Any suppressed centerfire handgun cartridge will still be plenty loud indoors, so I think any perp will still hear the effects of rounds fired towards him. I could put a can on my home defense handguns but prefer not to throw the balance off. I do have one on my 9mm AR Pistol however.
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    You mean not everyone has a "Don't wake the baby gun?"

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    Can you let me know who makes that safe?


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    When I get my KAC suppressor out of "time out", I intend to use my Mark23 for the same purpose. I have a perfect place for it.

    AND, I can also use it as a club.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    Best option for your hearing (and your loved ones) but I'm curious how LEOs and the Local DA would react to the use of a Class III item in a SD situation.
    It's legal.
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    I have nothing against suppressors for HD/SD but tactically it would be much easier to disarm someone with a longer barrel or gun w/ a suppressor. Just my .02 worth!
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    I always wondered about the reliability of suppressed guns because you are deliberately altering the direction and force of the burning powder. I saw a video that talked about backpressure of a suppressed gun causing gunpowder to spew out the ejection port onto the shooter - does that affect reliability at all? (I will probably never shoot a suppressed weapon because Illinois does not allow them).

    Anyway, from a legal standpoint, I think an overzealous prosecutor could use a mounted suppressor against you. Remember the Arizona cop who faced for shooting someone with an AR-15 that had “you’re f*****” printed on the inside of the dust cover? The prosecutor said “That statement tells me this is a person who’s enthusiastic about killing people.” (This sounds like an entirely messed case in multiple ways btw).

    https://bearingarms.com/bob-o/2016/0...15-dust-cover/

    In a case involving a suppressor, I could see a prosecutor making an issue of it if there are multiple bad guys in your home, and you used a suppressor to shoot a second bad guy after you quietly dispatched a first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triplets View Post
    How do others feel about this? I do use an HK45 with a suppressor as a bedroom gun.


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