close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Supressed pistol for home defense

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by 3000fps, Feb 20, 2012.


  1. 3000fps

    3000fps
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    783
    0
    Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Here is a video of a guy testing out various suppressed pistols inside his home to get a good idea of what it would sound like in the event you ever had to use one. I've seen this question posted a few times here before so I figured i'd share.

    [ame]http://youtu.be/c2GchQ3orB0[/ame]
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman
    Expand Collapse
    'Murica!
    1. Glock Talk's Drunk Squad

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    3,512
    1
    Location:
    VA
    Interesting vid.....

    I do hope his wife never found out about him shooting his pistols in the house......Lord knows, my wife about had a heart attack when she came home to me grilling in the kitchen with the back door open on a rainy day. :whistling: My wife would place said pistol where the sun doesn't shine if she found out I was shooting my pistol inside. :supergrin:
     

  3. stricky

    stricky
    Expand Collapse
    Unknown to Me

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    709
    93
    Location:
    PA
    A suppressed 22? Why?

    I know that if I am in a self defense situation I am really worried about ear protection.


    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  4. Javelin

    Javelin
    Expand Collapse
    Got Glock?
    Silver Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    13,775
    1
    Location:
    N. Dallas
    Maybe not from a suppressed .22LR but from my .40 or AR I sure am. These guys that are doing the forced breaking and entering sometimes are not alone.

    And that blast from the gun in an enclosed hallway or bedroom is enough to lose all senses. But what do I know, why not try it for yourself.

    :rofl:
     
  5. Thx-1138

    Thx-1138
    Expand Collapse
    NRA Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    2,412
    1
    Location:
    North Carolina
    'Cause? - Mal Reynolds


    Fun. - Me.
     
  6. ronin.45

    ronin.45
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    11,059
    596
    Location:
    NE OHIO
    That video is from a GT member. I believe he included the .22 just to show what it sounds like.

    A suppressed handgun would be an excellent choice for HD.
     
  7. ralph dhur

    ralph dhur
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    12
    0
    at last a reason to own one. in home use makes more sense that using for carry. just my opinion
     
  8. Bren

    Bren
    Expand Collapse
    NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2005
    39,409
    4,932
    Location:
    Kentucky
    How could it not be?
     
  9. IV Troop

    IV Troop
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2004
    933
    47
    To be honest, I don't know a guy who has a .22 pistol with a can who hasn't shot inside his house..

    I would say most have used their centerfires too.
     
  10. Nutt51

    Nutt51
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    1,552
    0
    Location:
    Great State Of Georgia
    I can appreciate the simplicity of it.
    You could drop an intruder inside your house, put him into the back of your truck and take him down the road, throw him in a ditch, and be back home and in bed, not ever waking the dog, the little lady, or the kids.
    All the while thinking, dang that was quiet, money well spent.
     
  11. Gdirty5

    Gdirty5
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    2,282
    77
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I have shot 22, 9mm, and 45 indoors suppressed. With the right suppressor and ammo it is fairly hearing safe. 9mm and 45 sounds about the same in loudness just different tones.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup
    Expand Collapse
    Gentle Soul

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2003
    4,617
    602
    Location:
    Houston
    I see no value.

    If I have to shoot in the house, I want the person I am shooting at to know he or she has made a bad mistake, even if I miss.
     
  13. 427

    427
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    6,997
    0
    Location:
    KUMSC
    If you shoot and kill/wound someone in the house with a suppressed firearm, there's going to be some explaining to do. Not to mention how the media would spin it. How many would want to deal with that?
     
    #13 427, Mar 7, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  14. Z71bill

    Z71bill
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    13,972
    1,096
    Location:
    Texas
    I think that even with a suppressor - a 9MM or 45 ACP is still LOUD.

    I don't think it is like the old James Bond movie where it just a PFFT sound.

    :dunno:

    When I was a kid I use to shoot rats in an old abandon farm house (owner knew didn't care)

    Shooting a .22 rifle was not that bad inside - but a 12 gauge (no hearing protection) was REALLY REALLY LOUD. My ears rang for a few days -
     
  15. KennyFSU

    KennyFSU
    Expand Collapse
    What to wear...

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2011
    1,838
    17
    Location:
    Florida
    I'll just buy a Red Jacket suppressed Saiga 12 gauge lol.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  16. ralph dhur

    ralph dhur
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    12
    0
    Sounds like a plan. rofl.
     
  17. yukon2004

    yukon2004
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    349
    0
    Location:
    Irving, Texas
  18. Gdirty5

    Gdirty5
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    2,282
    77
    Location:
    Louisiana

    Yes it is loud, but not nearly as loud as it is normally. I pulled out my ear plug once while at an indoor range (just me and one other person) and we both stopped shooting for a min, but he ended up firing one more round and MAN was that LOUD. When I shoot suppressed, the closest thing I can think of that it sounds like is a nail gun that runs off compressed air. And I stood outside while my brother shot inside to "hear" what it sounds like from outside, and from outside it sounds like a stapler (click click)
     
  19. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee
    Expand Collapse
    Drop those nuts

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    9,540
    425
    Location:
    Up a tree.
    No there wouldn't, not in a gun friendly state, since it's perfectly legal to have a suppressor on your gun for exactly this purpose. It would still just be a matter of whether it's a clean & justified shoot or not, same as always.
     
  20. ronin.45

    ronin.45
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    11,059
    596
    Location:
    NE OHIO
    Yup!

    As long as you don't have a trigger job on the gun.:tongueout:
     
Loading...
Similar Threads Forum Date
AR pistol, with "stabilizing brace", for home defense GATE Self-Defense Forum Dec 14, 2013
Parents want a pistol for home defense? GATE Self-Defense Forum Mar 7, 2013
Rifle for Home Defense? GATE Self-Defense Forum Jul 24, 2012
Suppressed pistol for home defense GATE NFA/Class III Oct 21, 2011
Suppressor for Home Defense GATE Self-Defense Forum Dec 18, 2010
Duty Gear at CopsPlus