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Supressed pistol for home defense

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

  1. 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]
     
  2. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    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 Unknown to Me

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    A suppressed 22? Why?

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


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  4. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    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

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    'Cause? - Mal Reynolds


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  6. ronin.45

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    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

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    at last a reason to own one. in home use makes more sense that using for carry. just my opinion
     
  8. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    How could it not be?
     
  9. IV Troop

    IV Troop

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    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. 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

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    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.

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  12. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    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

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    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?
     
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  14. Z71bill

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    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 What to wear...

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    I'll just buy a Red Jacket suppressed Saiga 12 gauge lol.


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  16. ralph dhur

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    Sounds like a plan. rofl.
     
  17. Gdirty5

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    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)
     
  18. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    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.
     
  19. ronin.45

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    Yup!

    As long as you don't have a trigger job on the gun.:tongueout: