....."but what about us folks that served?".....True, but what about us folks that served? Fingerprints, mugshots, medical records, duty records, I even had the FBI show up at my Dad's house to talk to me just minutes after I got there driving from where I lived two states away for a visit while traveling to Ohio from Colorado! It was about something that happened when I was in the Air Force eight years prior but was because my younger brother had to get his Top Secret clearance to do his job in the Air Force. This happened before commercial computers, GPS, and cell phones. Talk about the feds knowing where you are every minute! This was in 1988. I can't believe they aren't monitoring me to this day... Hi guys! And up...y...rs
Not sure if it’s just me but I can’t see the picture. Mind I ask what can it is? I also have a short a MCX that’s why I ask.
I wonder if grizzlies will be smart enough eventually to associate suppressed gunfire with a downed animal, as they currently do with unsuppressed gunfire???I didn't vote either because I don't own a suppressor. I did however work for a Class 3 indoor gun range and a Class 7 manufacturer with an SOT license so I do have some relevant experience. I view suppressors as application specific. There is always the catch-all category of "I want it just because or its cool" but I do see a couple of practical applications as well.
-If you hunt coyotes at night on a farmer's land to help him out with predator control, I am sure he would appreciate not hearing full decibel gun fire all night long.
-Gun shots in places where there are grizzly bears tend to act like a dinner bell after you down an animal.
Zactly! My point was however, if we served even for a little while the government knows everything there is to know about us. I'm sure we all remember Snowden and we all have widely different feelings on what he did. But regardless of those feelings he exposed just a little of what everyone (who weren't complicit in some way) suspected the government could do. Then the congress made a big to-do over not knowing anything about it and did some fancy talking and poof! all that intelligence on friendly soil was just supposed to stop. Yeah right! I don't know much about it but I know enough to remain paranoid. It does no good being concerned about it however. It's just a fact of modern life. If the government wants to know something all they have to do is go under the table and find out. Government hackers are likely a few of the absolute best on the interwebz. Keep your friends close, your enemy's closer type of thing......"but what about us folks that served?".....
Yes, some of us served. If you haven't noticed yet, several high-ranking members of congress have already described us as potentially dangerous domestic terrorism threats simply because we served honorably, and thousands of veterans receiving medical treatment from the Veterans Administration have found that they can no longer pass the NICS background check for a simple firearms purchase. Why would I add NFA weapons to the government's files about me?
Retired Police Chief
Formerly Sergeant, US Army airborne infantry (Vietnam 1969-71), top secret clearance.
Combat Infantryman Badge
Bronze Star Medal, V-device, oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation medal, V-device, oak leaf cluster
Purple Heart Medal, 3 oak leaf clusters
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, palm device
Republic of Vietnam Service Medal
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Vietnam Parachutist Badge
Expert Marksman Badge (rifle, automatic rifle, machinegun, pistol, grenade launcher)
Not to mention the good stuff (husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather). Overall, just your typical older neighbor, although some have described me as dangerously handsome over the years (a curse I am forced to live with).
I got tinnitus when I was teenager after having a severe bout with some sort of flu that gave me a 105° temperature. My ears ring what seems to me as very loud. But they ring in stereo so better than some other folks I have talked to. I have also ridden a straight piped Harley since 1984, operated old Lima 90 ton capacity truck mounted cranes with a big diesel engine about four feet behind me for twenty years, used jackhammers for days on end with cheap ear muff hearing protection or hard foam insertables and like many, too much other ear ruining noises that most folks shy away from.I can see the use of them, situationally. Home defense, certain types of hunting. I'm aware there are ways to make a suppressor. I wouldn't exactly suggest watching a YouTube video on it however.
Yep, I served. Willing to bet my name is on a list somewhere. Between guard/reserves and active duty, over 26 years in. I didn't have a top secret clearance, just secret. Never was in a position to need top secret. But, i was an aircraft electrician on H-60s, S-3Bs, and P-3Cs. The electronics guys had TS. On a lot of deployments, who did they turn to for help with troubleshooting? The electricians. Common knowledge in the commands I was in. Add to that, I was a Bridge Crewmember (version of Combat Engineer), (not going to go into detail of what all we were taught, but being in the advance party got some of us some extra training), and of course as a medic. I qualified with the 1911, m16, and m60. Can't say expert on all, wish I could, but it was just sharp shooter. Well over 30 deployments over my career. Don't need my name on another list.
As far as the hearing part, well, I like what I have left of it, despite the constant ringing. When a get to it in the next month or so, a pair of them fancy electronic ear mugs are gonna be gotten, both for range and home defense use. Until then, ear plugs for HD it is.
It's not you. Sorry about the photos not working. I have tried a direct upload from my photo album and uploading URL's from a host site as well. I have done this hundreds of times on other sites. Not sure why this one is so backwards.Not sure if it’s just me but I can’t see the picture. Mind I ask what can it is? I also have a short a MCX that’s why I ask.
Your photos make me want to go for it with my Sig MPX! I must resist!It's not you. Sorry about the photos not working. I have tried a direct upload from my photo album and uploading URL's from a host site as well. I have done this hundreds of times on other sites. Not sure why this one is so backwards.
To answer your question; I have the Sig SRD762TI. Titanium, very light, very quiet. There are cheaper models available but I have gotten a lot of milage out of this one. I like that it is direct thread and matches the tapered profile of the MCX barrel. Very secure. Just screw your birdcage off and screw the suppressor on. Hand tight is all it takes.
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Sig MPX? Great platform for a suppressor and a home defense weapon. Also tons of fun to shoot with subsonic 147 grain 9mm. Let's see if pictures want to load today. Here is mine with a my Surefire can, Aimpoint T-2 Micro, and weapons light.Your photos make me want to go for it with my Sig MPX! I must resist!
My set-up is almost identical to yours, with an Aimpoint T2, Troy battle sights, a VCAS sling,SB Tactical Brace,and Surefire Scout light. The only thing I don't have is a can. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!Sig MPX? Great platform for a suppressor and a home defense weapon. Also tons of fun to shoot with subsonic 147 grain 9mm. Let's see if pictures want to load today. Here is mine with a my Surefire can, Aimpoint T-2 Mico, and weapons light.
The first suppressor I ever fired was from my buddies 300 Win Mag. About a 50% reduction in felt recoil. With full power 210 grain Bergers it sounded like a 22 Long Rifle. I also saw his 5 1/2 year old daughter fire it from a bench several times. No problem. That is when I bought my first.
Another popular use for suppressors down here in Texas is for suppressed AR-10's on night hog hunts. Tons of video on YouTube if you are interested. If a pig, human, or anything with ears is being shot at with a suppressed weapon, it is impossible to tell where the shot is coming from. Most times they will run perpendicular to your line of fire and sometimes right at you. That is a whole other simple physics discussion for another time. Again, plenty of info online.
Another popular application is PRS and PRL competitions on long guns. See my avatar. I am going to try one on my 6mm Creedmore this year. If the gun is as accurate with the can as the muzzle brake, then I will run it. It makes for a lot less fatigue at the end of the day.
Suppressors are very useful in many situations, a ton of fun and, down right cool. And yes, a good suppressor with subsonic ammo is damn near movie quiet. But hey, I guess our special forces, and service snipers just don't read the forum. There are always those who will never know things because they learned it all 3 decades ago. The only downside I see is the cost and the wait. Maybe some day the stamps will go away.
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Nice setup! My light is the SureFire Mini Scout with Larue mount. As you can see, I went with the Sig collapsible stock. So, two stamps required. I bought my MPX as a pistol so, had to put something there.My set-up is almost identical to yours, with an Aimpoint T2, Troy battle sights, a VCAS sling,SB Tactical Brace,and Surefire Scout light. The only thing I don't have is a can. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!