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5 Super-Quiet Guns That Don’t Need A Suppressor

Monday, March 6, 2017 5:40
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5 Super-Quiet Guns That Don’t Need A Suppressor

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Most of the time when shooters are looking for quiet firearms, they will look for something on which they can mount a suppressor. That is all fine and well if you live in one of the 42 states where silencers are legal and if you can shell out the money ($250 -$1500) for a proper suppressor plus $200 for the permission slip from the ATF. Even if you go the form 1 route to make your own, there are still material costs and once again the $200 tax stamp.

However, if you stop and think about it, there are a number of firearms that are “quiet” in their own right. They may not give you the level of comfort experienced by shooting a suppressed rifle or pistol all day, but a handful of shots from one of these will definitely not “ring your ears” — and some are as quiet as an air rifle.

1. Mosin Nagant M91/30. If your Mosin’s barrel has been cut down in any way or is something like an M91/59 or M44, please do not attempt this, as you will go deaf. I found out by accident on the M91/59.

I had been testing a group of rifles, three suppressed and one unsuppressed.


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  • Why do you have to pay the government any monies for silencers?? There is nothing in the Constitution that says you must pay them. Did you know that?

    They remind me of the “toll bridge” story. Where they hire a guy to collect tolls at a bridge. When done he goes home and what he collects is his salary.

    So, you are just paying a guy just to collect your tolls. Government bureaucracy, efficiency and nonsense at it’s finest, but you’ll have it no other way. :twisted:

  • My favorite silent gun is the one I dont have to use! :wink:

  • ears not ringing from a Mosin Nagant with no hearing pro? BS
    I own two of them, and I wouldn’t think of shooting one repeatedly without protection.

    This very statement makes me wonder if the author has even used a suppressor or shot a Mosin. Unless you’re in a situation that prevents you from wearing hearing protection while shooting, this is foolish. Why are you even suggesting this to people?

    • “This very statement makes me wonder if the author has even used a suppressor or shot a Mosin.”

      Yeah I have to agree with you 100% on that point, that’s for sure. I have a tricked out “sniperized” M91/30 Mosin with the 29″ barrel and shooting any of the old Soviet rounds is definitely not something I would do without hearing protection. In fact, I’ve had comments at the range on how loud that gun really is . . . it sounds like a cannon.

  • Interesting article OTGN. Seems to me that this realm is best suited to those that have the capability to do custom hand loads (any serious shooter should have the equip to hand load each of his/her firearms IMHO). Now with the availability of doing hand loads/reloads for 22 rimfire cartridges the sky’s the limit on low noise shooting.

    For 22 riimfire reloading stuff, including primer compound that can be used to reload primers in any form (22 rimfire’s, small/large pistol, small/large rifle, shotgun primers, etc.) go to: . . . it’s a great site with great new products that up until recently were simply unavailable.

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