Monday, May 19, 2008

High Powered Suppressed Air Rifle

4 Comments:

Blogger Doc Rampage said...

OK, I followed the links and still couldn't figure it out. So, at the risk of looking dense --is using "suppressed" instead of "compressed" a joke or does it actually mean something?

Tue May 20, 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger nk said...

I think it's puffery (heh) -- overstatement. Possibly the muzzle configuration does reduce noise a little but it is not truly suppressed (silenced) the way suppressors/silencers work on gunpowder guns.

There are suppressors/silencers for airguns but they work best in spring piston powered guns, not pre-compressed-air ones like the Talon. Moreover, they are strictly regulated under the National Firearms Act.

Tue May 20, 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As this is not a firearm, I doubt that NFA applies in any way lest it be removable and interchangeable.

Sun Feb 15, 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger nick said...

@ doc rampage, it fires compressed, air, but it is a suppressed air rifle as well.

At nk,

The suppression is quite effective, and is actually "true" suppression, almost exactly the same design and 100% the same principal applied to powder burners, also very effective, even more so in most cases due to most airguns firing at sub sonic speeds

Also, you are completely wrong about which air rifles are best suppressed, in pre-charged air/c02 guns, the predominant source of noise is the muzzle blast, in springers, it's the spring/piston action, not the muzzle blast. suppressing a springer is only effective if the spring has been tuned to have almost zero twang or buzz, and then even still the piston closing makes the loudest noise. So precharged pneumatics or c02 guns can be suppressed by the same means as real firearms, by giving the gasses room to expand in a controlled manner, like in the Talon SS with the suppressing muzzle cap.

And the last thing you got wrong, they are not any more controlled than firearm suppressors, you need all the same paperwork, all the same luck.

@ anonymous, they most certainly do apply, air rifle suppressors is just as controlled as real suppressors.

Tue Jun 16, 09:56:00 PM  

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