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Offline Mike_OTDP

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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2009, 02:11:49 PM »
You can mount a suppressor on anything.  The question is, would it cycle?  And in the case of a Rohrbaugh, would it overstress the gun?

Suppressors work great on fixed-barrel guns, where there is no cycling issue.  Locked-breech guns without a tilting Browning-type lockup will also work reliably.  Tilting barrels frequently have problems...and I suspect that a Rohrbaugh has the barrel tilt through a longer angle than a service-sized pistol.  This is why there are quite a few suppressor manufacturers who are making recoil boosters.

Overstressing?  Possible, but I don't have the design details.

If I were doing it (and I might be), I'd go with a wet can.  Something along the lines of an AWC Abraxas...relatively light and compact.  Hopefully enough so to avoid needing a recoil booster to function.  There isn't much point in putting a suppressor the size of a tube for paper towels on a gun as small as a Rohrbaugh...it kind of misses the point.  You're looking for a total package that is still small.

In any event, I'd be up for a threaded extended barrel.

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« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2009, 06:13:54 PM »
If you think about the "real" reason for a can, do you really want it to cycle?  

Cycling makes noise.
Extracting empties makes noise.
Sometimes these are louder than the actual shot.

I know someone that makes suppressors for the military and covert government operatives.  Even on bigger guns he will install a slide lock to prevent cycling, to keep things at their absolute quietest (sp?).

Just something to think about.


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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2009, 12:22:58 AM »
Send me a threaded bbl and I will try it with my YHM ... but, certainly not something high on my bucket list.

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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2009, 09:00:47 AM »
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Send me a threaded bbl and I will try it with my YHM ... but, certainly not something high on my bucket list.

Since I started the thread, I call dibs on anyone sending a threaded barrel for can testing.  ;D

The reason I started this is because I was trying to decide if it was worth having one made. Since it would likely cost at least $400 for a barrel (probably more) and probably has about a 5% chance of proper cycling my dream is dead.

If I do try this on a smaller gun I will be having a barrel made for the p11 since that has a better chance of proper cycling but since this would still not be 100%, you're right, its not high in my to-do list either.  :'(

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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2009, 02:44:01 PM »
400 Plus the 200 for the stamp,Plus the Suppressor?
I enjoyed reading this thread>Pillow Post and the New Friends from not
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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2010, 10:38:05 PM »
Hi Folks: Haven't been on the Forum for a very long time except to look quickly. Have had my pup for about 4 yrs now. It is my daily carry. I previously was intrigued with purchasing a suppressor with dedicated Walther PPS. The only problem brought to my attention was that unless you are LE or Military, using a can on a defensive carry weapon has many legal drawbacks-like juries and jail. Correct me if I am wrong. Given that reality, they are expensive toys.

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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2010, 10:42:55 PM »

Deferring to the legal eagles here, Larry, I think you are indeed correct.

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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2010, 11:39:40 PM »
Larry.  You are indeed correct.  You do not need a suppressor!
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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2010, 07:11:46 AM »
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Larry.  You are indeed correct.  You do not need a suppressor!

That's just my thoughts, of course!
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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2010, 12:42:37 PM »
want vs need!!  interesting project, but could be bigger and more cost involved than first thought...  Tom
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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2010, 06:55:10 PM »
Very true and hard to carry a defense gun in the CC mode with a suppressor.  However, I understand the "what you want" criteria.
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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2010, 04:21:10 PM »
Can would be bigger than the gun itself! I thought putting a can on a K3 was bad...

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« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2010, 04:42:33 PM »
Wow!  How do you carry that thing?  Very carefully, I know!    ;D  However, I do like the look!
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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2010, 05:19:42 PM »
Thats wifey's bird feeder "vermin" control device.
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Re: Suppressor?
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2010, 06:18:00 PM »
I do believe that will do the job!
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