Using suppressors

Tips and information

When fitting a silencer to a firearm or an airgun, always make sure that the bore of the weapon is perfectly linear with the sound suppressor. Use a lathe to make the thread on the muzzle, consult a gunsmith to have this work done.

When using a silencer on a firearm or an airgun, make sure that safety comes first - bear in mind the normal safety rules when using a firearm or an airgun.

- Make sure that the sound suppressor, is firmly screwed onto the thread.

- Always make sure that the silencer does not loosen when firing.

- Always check the sound suppressor for obstructions – look through the barrel from the rear.

When using a rifle sound suppressor, bear in mind that people and animals around you is not being noticed that a gun is fired to the same extend when not using a sound suppressor.

- Use sub-sonic ammunition for optimal effect, the sound suppressor does not affect the ballistic crack of super-sonic ammunition.

A sound suppressor does not - normally - affect accuracy.
The fitting of a silencer affects the point of impact as much as is done by fitting a barrel weight of the same weight. Correction of sights or scope is necessary.

Semi- or full automatic weapons usually makes extra noise when ejecting the spend case from the ejection slot.

A short barrel makes a larger noise than a longer barrel.