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Suppressor for home self defense weapon?

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by crash_gsxr750, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. crash_gsxr750

    crash_gsxr750 Arrows first

    Apr 22, 2008

    MI has finally authorized citizen ownership of suppressors, for a strictly home defense weapon (mine is a G21) be seen as a bad thing by jurors

    Do you know of any defensive uses of suppressors by citizens in other states?
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

    Nov 6, 2005
    Never personally ran across a civilian self-defense shooting with a suppressor, Crash. There just aren't that many of them out there.

    On the legal strategy side, if you're legal to own it there THEORETICALLY should be no problem with using it in legitimate self-defense. In practice, however, I've seen cases where the use of a legally owned full auto weapon brought grief on the user because of the prosecutor's perception/public perception that "machine guns" are indicative of terrorists, gangsters, or Rambo mentality. I'd expect to see the same attitude toward "silencers."

    From the tactical side, it certainly makes sense not to use something that may cause you permanent hearing loss. However, chrono your ammo through the suppressor; some suppressor/ammo combinations reduce velocity.


  3. crash_gsxr750

    crash_gsxr750 Arrows first

    Apr 22, 2008

    As always thank you

    I figured hollywood has demonized suppressors and that negative connotation could would affect a jury, however, the thought of touching off a 9mm or .45 in a 3' x 8' drywall lined hallway makes my ears hurt just thinking about it.

    And thank you about the heads up of speed loss I hadn't read that in my initial search about suppressor info
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2011