How we test Silencers
Posted May 19, 2015
A lot of you have asked how we test silencers for our videos here at Silencer Shop. In this post, I’ll explain how it’s done. The MIL-STD-1474D is the standard military test to measure potential hearing damage from noise. This is the industry-accepted standard for testing silencers,…
SilencerCo Harvester 300 Blackout Ammo Review
Posted February 16, 2015
We had a chance to take out the new SilencerCo Harvester 300 blackout ammo and compare it against some Remington 300 backout ammo. The results were really impressive. The gun that we tested the ammo with was an AAC MPW with a 12.5” barrel using an Aimpoint and a SilencerCo Specwar 7.62 silencer.…
Hunting with Silencers
Posted January 31, 2015
I was out the other day eating at a restaurant near the shop and overheard a man talking to his son. His son pointed to Silencer Shop and asked if it was a store for hunters. The father answered, “No silencers aren’t for hunting. They are for people that shoot a lot.” Sitting there I…
What is POI Shift?
Posted July 14, 2014
We get a lot of calls from people who are concerned with POI, or Point of Impact, shift when using a suppressor. Unfortunately, a lot of people aren’t 100% sure what that is, even though it’s a very simple concept. At a high level, POI shift is simply the shift of the bullet when a…
Silencers Are a Girl’s Best Friend!
Posted July 08, 2014
I have to admit it. I lucked out. My wife is a lovely self-possessed woman at the height of her field with an unquenchable thirst for adventure and knowledge. She’s also an avid shooter. Or at least, she is now. Don’t get me wrong. My wife has always liked to shot to the extent that […]
Are suppression results really comparable?
Posted February 06, 2014
This morning we were out at the range in the 26 degree weather, freezing our butts off. You non-Texans may laugh at that; but, trust me when I say it was truly cold – especially with a light breeze thrown in. Regardless, we did set up the sound meter and spent time testing some of […]
Understanding the benefits of quick-attach suppressors
Posted June 26, 2013
Quick-Attach rifle suppressors are some of the most popular models on the market because of their versatility. Even though they are extremely popular, I hear people all the time who claim there aren’t any advantages to choosing a quick-attach. These people often have a vested interest in…
Best part of the job
Posted November 19, 2012
Yesterday I had some friends come into town for an event and they thought it would be fun to head out to try some suppressed shooting. I took a collection of weapons ranging from .22 and 9mm through .223 and .300 BLK. As an experiment, I took a variety of suppressors for each weapon just…
New .300 BLK Load
Posted June 11, 2012
Well, we’ve been playing with the .300 BLK for a few months now and decided it was time to try out a new load. Initially we were using the recommended load data from AAC; but, I have to admit that those 220gr Sierra bullets were getting a bit expensive @ ~$.40 apiece. Instead, we decided…
Is Plated .22 Ammo Cleaner?
Posted May 30, 2012
We get a lot of questions from people who are wondering whether plated .22 ammo will shoot cleaner than the non-jacketed stuff we’re all used to. The main issue with rimfire ammo is that the non-jacketed rounds will cause lead build-up in suppressors – which is why almost all .22…