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Suppressors for military

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by ripnbst, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. CharlieMurphy

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    Hearing loss is common from a bunch of different public sector jobs. Many in my family are/were firefighters and the long term effect of sirens is very detrimental. I imagine the same is true for police, especially when you add in gun fire.

    That said, suppressors should be considered a safety device for both civilians and the military. We let the entertainment industry paint a false picture of suppressors and, even worse, legislate using that incorrect information.

    Instead of spending $37 billion dollars on the next experimental aircraft that may or may not be used, how about taking that money and invest in our soldiers health. Of course there is not enough profit in it but in a perfect world we could offer a can to each soldier to use in an applicable situation. It doesn't need to be long, just big enough to take the crack out of it. One of my favorite attachment systems was the three lug on my MP5. It just snapped on and was completely secure, though I don't know how it would stand up to larger calibers.

    An even better idea, we have the technology to have electronic ear plugs that filter sound. They amplify what you need to hear and suppress what you don't. Plus they are small enough to go unnoticed and stay out of the way. This would offer protection from a whole range of damaging noises, not just gunfire.
     
  2. dennishoddy

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    Supressors require a lot of cleaning. Mine are gunked up after a few hundred rounds. Back in my day with a week or two in the field at a time, cleaning is not going to happen with the type of gunk a suppressor develops.

    Heck, I can't even get a good way to clean the crap out of a brake on a .22 pistol other than bead blasting the thing. Several thousand rounds out of a full auto would be a nightmare. Of course a soldier could just throw it away or take it back to the armorer.

    Agreed. More to come

    I was talking about how it would be difficult to carry a pistol with a can, along with everything soldiers carry now. More to come.

    Best dammed response in the whole thread!

    We do have that technology.
    Electronics operate at the speed of light. Sound is much slower.
    We shoot at the range with electronic muffs that suppress the sound all the time.

    People that work on the flight line, motor pool's tanks, etc won't wear muffs when they need to because they are uncomfortable.

    Ear plugs are uncomfortable. Folks shuck them when the boss isn't looking.

    The hearing aid industry has all the technology to produce these to the military and civilians. The cost at this time does not make this feasible. (Hearing aids are a high priced racket)
     
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    10% VA hearing loss disability rating is just about automatic for any vet.
     

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