View Full Version : Bucket list item #1

July 14, 2016, 11:06
Ordered a can yesterday. Hopefully will be in next week so I can start the Form 4 process. Yippee!!!!

Waiting on this one: http://www.griffinarmament.com/Alpha-Silencer-p/gaalpha.htm

Griffin Armament Alpha - Stainless and Titanium rated to 300 WinMag.

Glowing reviews for both the products and customer service. But this little video sealed it:

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Timber Wolf
July 14, 2016, 15:41
Happiness is a flaming, red hot suppressor.:)

July 14, 2016, 18:31
Shot 300 Blackouts with a can last week... Couldn't believe how quiet it was.

I'm filling my bucket list form out when I get home from vacation .

July 14, 2016, 18:42
Shot 300 Blackouts with a can last week... Couldn't believe how quiet it was.

Splut....clang :whistling:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d38/mlcasson/300bo%20w%20can_zpsyc44ygrx.jpg (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/mlcasson/media/300bo%20w%20can_zpsyc44ygrx.jpg.html)

L Haney
July 15, 2016, 05:35

July 15, 2016, 07:24
My latest toy waiting for Form 4 to clear is rated for rim fire to 460 Weatherby Mag. Basically if can make it fit, it will run. Have pistons to run it on 9mm, 40, 45, along with adapters for rimfire, 223, 7mm, 30 cal and more. Check out the Silencerco Hybrid 46. Considering threading one of my 45-70 lever actions. That would be odd but bad to the bone.

Have seven waiting on Form 4's which told due to freaks like me filling their Trusts before law change its a six month wait. Have a couple Form 1's meant to do a couple more but missed deadline so now to do a second Trust for use under new rules. Too many toys to stop playing the game now. Looks like an AAC 762-SD on that Blackout. Have another 762-SDN in holding as have over a dozen hosts with the 51T Ratchet Mount adapter already installed. Put on a turn bolt and run Tubbs double tap subsonic and all you hear is projectiles hitting target. It is spooky.

July 17, 2016, 09:13
Huey, I looked at the Silencerco cans along with others. The best thing I liked about the Alpha was the ability to take it apart and clean it. On the plus side, if I do get a baffle strike, I probably won't have to send the whole can in, just get replacement parts. Of course this is conjecture on my part.:rolleyes::biggrin:.

July 17, 2016, 09:27
Good luck. I'm at 6 months and still nothing back. I'm amazed how these stamp department lackeys are able to take their sweet time with no real oversight as to servicing these things in a timely manner.:facepalm:

July 17, 2016, 09:47
Good luck. I'm at 6 months and still nothing back. I'm amazed how these stamp department lackeys are able to take their sweet time with no real oversight as to servicing these things in a timely manner.:facepalm:

Where is the incentive for a government agency to be efficient and have good customer service? If they are slow, then people complain to their politicians, the agency answers they are underfunded and have old equipment. Politician votes for more funds. Cycle repeats.

July 17, 2016, 18:00
At least have my pre-trust cans to use till all the new ones clear. Yes, expecting six months or more which is dumb considering have already had them run me through the mill before. If someone already has multiple NFA items the approval should be no more than a quick glance to make sure all the signatures in correct place with date.

Also have some Osprey's, AAC and others in the LGS's safe. Will wait patiently, want to see what the Hybrid does on a 7mm Mag and 45-70.

August 08, 2016, 01:11
I've met the guys at griffin armament and bought stuff from them here in Wales.

I just don't like running a silencer and having all the crap blow back into my gun. The left over rounds corroded from the gas and liquid that develops under firing. I'd rather just go loud most of the time. The silencer thing I got over pretty quickly.

August 08, 2016, 08:45

Yeah - if you left the rounds in the gun for an extended period of time?

Going "loud" is definitely a good option if you like it. Corroded rounds are not the reason to not like a silencer.

August 08, 2016, 16:09
The additional weight and length. There are a lot of reasons but I sold most of the silencers I had. I don't run them very often on anything but a .22


Last time I shot suppressed approx 10rds and left the round chambered. This is why they say not to use water in a silencer it makes an acid and becomes corrosive. The problem is water develops under normal firing and soaks all the parts.

Now if you're firing an accurate gun with lapped barrel (not chrome lined) that's not good for the barrel.

Eta This was a few days ago test firing a 553 at the dirt pit. It is a gas piston gun. Went home and cleaned the gun so I still have the round laying here.

August 08, 2016, 18:57
I am very close to Wales

August 09, 2016, 02:16
I am very close to Wales

I'm not sure if they still invite people over to do transfers you could call, back in the day you could drop by their house and fill out the paperwork. Nice guys I'd call and see what they'll do.

That silencer on my mk3 is a checkmate Quick detach.

August 09, 2016, 08:43
That corrosion you all talk about is the reason I chose what I did. The ability to take it apart and clean it thoroughly instead of letting it soak was a deciding factor. No problems with the rifles, they get cleaned after each shooting session.

August 10, 2016, 15:24

Yeah...it needed cleaning.

August 21, 2016, 00:38
Got great news this afternoon. LGS told me my suppressor has been ordered and the transfer paperwork is being filled out so they can receive it (FFL to FFL). A couple more weeks (hoping less) and then the paperwork for me begins.

My delay was selecting a suppressor that nobody had in stock and the manufacturer had a several week backorder on that model-> Griffin Armament Alpha Model

September 12, 2016, 14:41
My can, Griffin Armament Alpha, arrived Friday at my LGS. Form 4 completed and mailed today.

Looked it over along with the two muzzle devices. everything looks and feels good.

And so the wait begins.

September 12, 2016, 14:49
Congrats. My rifle sup stamp arrived last week. It was a hoot to shoot on the x39 AR as it was quiet as a nail gun. Knocked the recoil down on the para significantly. Hopefully the pistol stamp will be in by the end of the month.

September 12, 2016, 22:22
Right now I have a brake for my AR-10 that had the sup threads built in. I also have a x28 adaptor that will go on my Tikka .223. Still trying to figure out if I want an adaptor on my .308 bolt gun or go with a brake like the AR-10. They make one out of Titanium that only weighs 1 oz. the threaded adaptor weighs 1 oz.