Abraham Gubler said:How do you supress a revolver? What about the noise producing gas escaping from around the cylinder?
Abraham Gubler said:
A lot of effort for the revolver, but in the blurb to the side it states that it fires a .45 ACP cartridge, and that sound reduction is from 136 decibel to 90, which brings it to the sound level of a pellet gun. That's pretty damn impressive for a full caliber surpressed weapon.Orionblamblam said:Abraham Gubler said:
See the big half-cylinder thing sticking out the left side? That's a "muffler" that fits around the cylinder (presumable another on the other side, forming a "clamshell"). Cylinder can leak all it wants, if it leaks into something that dampens the sound.
Seems like a lot of effort to go to. But then, so's the suppressor for the artillery piece.
Somewhat different concept but another way to "silence" a revolver:smurf said:It claims only that "the muffling of the noise of the report should go from 136 to 90 decibels, about the strength of the report of an air pistol".
But as a circular saw or a lawnmower produce about 90db, that's still pretty noisy.
V8Interceptor said:Somewhat different concept but another way to "silence" a revolver:
Orionblamblam said:V8Interceptor said:Somewhat different concept but another way to "silence" a revolver:
The same basic concept was used to develop 12-gauge shells for Navy SEALs during Viet Nam. They worked (reportedly reducing the sound of the shotgun going off to "clack"), but were too expensive.