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FAL GRUNT
April 03, 2008, 16:28
Anyone here made their own suppressor?

As I understand it, to buy a suppressor, it is similar/same as building SBR?

What about making your own?

I am thinking about buying a Gem-Tech Outback II, but am looking for opinions.

I will be putting it on a Walther P22.

This way I can actually shoot at the 2 remaining places available.

thanks

-myers

ActionYobbo
April 03, 2008, 17:24
I made my own cost me $25 plus a form 1

L1A1rocker
April 03, 2008, 18:58
I've made a few on form 1s. Only made intagrals so far though, no cans.

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/L1A1Rocker/P1010016smSighed.jpg


http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/L1A1Rocker/Oct07A20298.jpg



http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/L1A1Rocker/th_sup308.jpg (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j154/L1A1Rocker/?action=view&current=sup308.flv)

stimpsonjcat
April 03, 2008, 21:33
Yep!

http://home.alltel.net/jbperry/4dl/uzisup2.jpg

http://home.alltel.net/jbperry/4dl/uzisup3.jpg

http://home.alltel.net/jbperry/4dl/uzisup4.jpg

Shockingly easy to make...well if you have access to a lathe.

Stamp = $200
Parts = $25

FAL GRUNT
April 03, 2008, 21:46
I have access to lathes that will blow your mind :) And a machinist with 54 years of tool and die precision work ... and I am going to be working at his shop this summer. Thought maybe it might be a good project?

Where does one find plans, which materials, etc?

-myers

L1A1rocker
April 03, 2008, 22:03
There are lots of books out on the subject. For a basic understanding that procedes to some very complex formulas there is one that I recomend that doesn't cost much money. It was produced by the Department of the Army in 1968 called "Silencers Principles and Evaluations". It discusses principles theories and evaluates lots of different suppressors of the time. It includes pictures and crossectional drawings.

If you have to the machine shop for personal projects you're going to have a great time. It's lots of fun. Jus please, please get all your paper work in order BEFORE starting your projects.

FAL GRUNT
April 03, 2008, 22:07
I think my plan right now is to find the best price possible for a Walther P22, buy the adapter for the barrel, find the cheapest Gem-Tech or AAC I can, and then file paperwork on making one.

I wouldn't mind the practice, i'll be at a gunsmithing school in the fall and wouldn't mind making a rifle with an integral suppressor.

Thanks for the help guys!

Keep the suggestions coming.

-myers

FC-BEAVERS
April 03, 2008, 23:28
Originally posted by stimpsonjcat
Yep!

http://home.alltel.net/jbperry/4dl/uzisup2.jpg

http://home.alltel.net/jbperry/4dl/uzisup3.jpg

http://home.alltel.net/jbperry/4dl/uzisup4.jpg

Shockingly easy to make...well if you have access to a lathe.

Stamp = $200
Parts = $25

stimpsonjcat im just curious to what set of drawings/book you use to make your suppressor?

stimpsonjcat
April 04, 2008, 17:05
Well, umm, I just thought about it a lot.

The design is similar to rifle cans by a major mfr...as far as the inside and outside tube arrangement.

But really, volume is king in a suppressor, so for homemades, go as big as you can since you don't have the modeling SW of the major mfrs.

I need to make my 45 can also, already got the paperwork done, just other stuff in front of it.

L Haney
April 14, 2008, 06:54
What are you going to put the .45 can on? Short gun or long?

Para Driver
April 14, 2008, 13:47
it almost looks like something you could make out of PVC?

USMC 0341
April 15, 2008, 01:00
Originally posted by Para Driver
it almost looks like something you could make out of PVC?

Not so well unless it had significantly more volume. A part of the function of a suppressor is cooling the gasses and passing the heat to the outside, resulting in relatively cooler air and lower pressure.

A two liter plastic pop bottle works pretty good for a round or two. Much better with styrofoam filler - except that backpressure fills the gun barrel with the styrofoam after the first round.

Back in the mid 80's a company was selling a registered muzzle device which screwed onto the muzzle of a MAC-10/11 and had a female thread on the opposite end to which you could attach a plastic pop bottle. The BATF quickly changed the rules and made it a requirement to register any part of a silencer - including the pop bottle for this arrangement.

L1A1rocker
April 15, 2008, 12:32
Originally posted by USMC 0341


Not so well unless it had significantly more volume. A part of the function of a suppressor is cooling the gasses and passing the heat to the outside, resulting in relatively cooler air and lower pressure.


The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy is neither created nor destroyed, it merely changes forms.

Silencers, at the most basic level, change sound energy to heat energy.

Ghilly
July 06, 2008, 10:31
Stimpy,
What is your can made for? I am thinking of getting one for a .223/.22hornet/.22 mag. If I have one I can use on all my .223s, .22mags and hornets I would be all kinds of happy!!!

Thanks,
Ghilly