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Man Plays With Cans

Get your mind out of the gutter! This is a first shots video with the new Silencerco Harvester 30 suppressor.  The good news is no baffles were struck. No guns were blown up. Sound was suppressed. But I only hit the target 4 out of 5 times. Looks like I need to up my position-shooting game.  Oh! For those Blaser …

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Ep142 – My First Suppressor, AA-12 Verboten and GRS Stocks.

Episode 142 of the John1911 Podcast   EP142 Silencerco Harvester 30 has arrived. Custom Blaser Tactical 2 barrels? The “poop” newsletter. ATF says AA-12 shotguns too easily convertible. Hopefully GRS will loan us a Ragnarok chassis. Update on VP custom grip project.       Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Suppressor – Getting That First Tax Stamp

I have been around guns most of my life. Additionally I have been in the industry for quite a long time. Hell! Being around NFA items is an almost daily occurrence.  But not until today have I ever gone through the NFA process personally.  This is a SilencerCo Harvester 30. And the wait was 10 months. Have to admit, the …

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OSS Helix Suppressor

So while traveling a while back, I happened to come across a suppressor design that was unfamiliar to me: Flow-Through technology. Or as the dealer described it, “No baffles with hard stops, but more like a tornado”.  Not being the most sophisticated suppressor guy, that certainly seemed possible.  The dealer claimed it reduced back-pressure greatly, which means less gas blowback …

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POTD — Suppressed Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Just recently we shared some video of a staff member with his Ruger 10/22 Takedown. Well…our good friend, “Officer Mike” decided he wanted to jump in the game. He has offered to let us try out his Ruger 10/22 Takedown with integral suppressor. For our younger readers, that may not seem like such a big deal. But I lived in …

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Don’t Be “Suppressed!”

I just got word from friends over at Silencerco that the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) was reintroduced to the House of Representatives this past Monday. The HPA seeks to remove suppressors from the NFA and instead have their purchase and transfer treated the same as a long gun, meaning no more $200 tax or extensive waiting period. Instead, customers would …

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Does Ruger’s Entry Into The Suppressor Market Suggest NFA Changes?

One of the first things that crossed my mind when I saw the release for Ruger’s new Silent-SR suppressor was, “Do they know something I don’t?” Unless you’ve been in a coma for the past several years, you should have noticed that suppressors are becoming more commonplace on shooting ranges. In many countries, it’s just good manners to use suppressors …

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New Multi-Caliber Suppressor

With the price of suppressors being as high as they are, wouldn’t it be great if you had one that can do it all and be switched from one firearm to another regardless of caliber? You can pretty much use a larger caliber suppressor on a smaller caliber gun, but the suppression isn’t quite as good. The Optimus Silencer from …