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Books on How to Make a Silencer

Posted in Combat, Handguns, Improvised Weapons, Rifles, Survival, Tools with tags , on April 14, 2008 by jamesshrugged

Books on How to Make a Silencer

Workbench Silencers
Workbench Silencers

Here is a slew of new and interesting improvised silencer designs featuring innovative couplings plus variations on aluminum cans, oil filters, PVC pipe, plumbing devices, water sprinkler pieces and other unique materials. Warning: It is illegal to possess or make a silencer without BATF registration.

More Workbench Silencers
More Workbench Silencers

After writing his popular book Workbench Silencers: The Art of Improvised Designs, inventor George Hollenback came up with a number of clever ways to affix common itemrs to the end of a firearm ot help suppress its noisy report. More Workbench Silencers features the best of these designs, including four different types of slip-on silencers and three perforated tube designs. These silencers are devised for the popular Ruger .22 bull barrel pistol, the venerable Colt .45 semiauto handgun, the compact .380 Makarov, and even the Maverick Model 88 bullpup shotgun. All of these gun silencers can be made with ordinary materials available at any hardware store.

Modern Firearm Silencers
Modern Firearm Silencers

This illustrated report on suppressor technology presents innovative designs of well-known suppressor manufacturers and offers definitive comparisons of models based on prices, features, kits, independent manufacturers and technological advances. It also examines the history of the silencer and the attitudes of the U.S. government, the public and terrorists about its usage.

Home Workshop Silencers I
Home Workshop Silencers I

More than fifty 9″ x 12″ working machinist’s drawings present clear step-by-step directions for building three different advanced firearm silencers for submachine guns and pistols. Improvised materials and machining techniques are suggested.

Hayduke Silencer Book
Hayduke Silencer Book

Learn how to make a silencer from common items found around the house. George Hayduke, the Master of Revenge, will show you how! Enter the world of muffled mayhem with these simple, effective and legal silencer designs.

More Homemade Silencers From Hayduke The Master
Silent But Deadly: More Homemade Silencers From Hayduke The Master

Despite what the Brady bunch might say, silencers serve some very civilized functions and contribute to a saner, quieter way of life, which is why a lot of folks like them. After reading The Hayduke Silencer Book, many readers shared their own ideas for simple designs you can build at home, legally. Here is the cream of the crop.

How To Make A Silencer For A .22
How To Make A Silencer For A .22

This handy little manual teaches you everything you need to know to legally manufacture a silencer for any .22 – without a lathe or welder. These inexpensive homemade silencers give you all the suppression you need, thread on solidly, do not affect your accuracy or the gun’s functioning and last for hundreds of rounds.

How to Make a Silencer For A .45
How to Make a Silencer For A .45

Because it does not produce a sonic “crack,” the .45 is an ideal pistol for a silencer. Here is a nuts-and-bolts guide to making your own silencer for the Colt 1911 Government Model .45 and its clones. Includes construction details for all components, manufacturing tips that will save you time and effort, and plenty of clear illustrations.

Sporting and Tactical Silencers
Sporting and Tactical Silencers

This is the most significant book on firearm silencers in years. Find out the story behind and incredible capabilities of modern silencers used by elite military units and secretive government agencies. Author Alan Paulson has been called “the dean of the American silencer experts today.”

Cqb, Assault Rifle, and Sniper Technology
Silencer History and Performance: Cqb, Assault Rifle, and Sniper Technology

This highly anticipated second volume in the Silencer History and Performance series provides an unprecedented look into the evolution, tactical employment and performance of historic and state-of-the-art silenced firearms suitable for close-quarters combat, long-distance sniping and other professional applications. It chronicles the production of pioneering silenced weapons used during World War II and the Cold War as well as the more sophisticated low-signature designs and tactics that emerged from the Vietnam War and again during an explosion of creative development in the 1990s. The authors have combined recently declassified materials, numerous confidential sources and years of hands-on evaluations to reveal a wealth of information about today’s incredible screw-on and integral suppressors.

The Art Of Improvised Designs (Silencers)
Workbench Silencers : The Art Of Improvised Designs (Silencers)

Here is a slew of new and interesting improvised silencer designs featuring innovative couplings plus variations on aluminum cans, oil filters, PVC pipe, plumbing devices, water sprinkler pieces and other unique materials. Warning: It is illegal to possess or make a silencer without BATF registration.

How To Make A Silencer For A Mini-14
How To Make A Silencer For A Mini-14

The Ruger Mini-14 may be the ultimate plinker, hunting and survival rifle. If you already have the many accessories available for it, why not complete your collection with a do-it-yourself silencer? Here are step-by-step instructions to show you how to construct a tough, working silencer able to handle the high pressures generated by the Mini-14’s .223 round. All BATF rules apply.

Silencers For Hand Firearms
Silencers For Hand Firearms

One of the world’s foremost experts, Siegfried Huebner has published numerous books and articles in his native Germany, and he has drawn from extensive research at the Mauser works, Heckler & Koch and the German army proving ground to bring to you this, his first English-language text on silencers. This complete and authoritative guide includes chapters on the principles of silencers, WWII silencers, clandestine weapons and more.


The Legalities Of Silencer Ownership

Posted in Combat, Handguns, Rifles, Survival, Tools with tags , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2008 by jamesshrugged

Advanced Armament

The Legalities Of Silencer Ownership

Contrary to popular belief, silencers are and always have been legal to own under federal law. There are, however, 16 states, plus the District of Columbia that prohibit the civilian ownership of silencers. At this time, the following states allow private ownership of silencers: AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, and WY. Of the fifteen states that do not allow civilian ownership, CA, IA, KS, MA, MO, and MI allow Class 3 dealers and Class two manufacturers to possess silencers.

Silencers, like machine-guns, are proscribed under the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934, and are regulated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The procedure for owning a silencer may seem daunting at first, but actually requires less paperwork than buying an automobile.

To legally purchase a silencer or any item falling under the purview of the NFA, you must be at least 21 years of age, a resident of the United States, and have no felony record. The first step is to locate a Class 3 dealer in your state who either has or will order the item you are interested in. Once a product and price have been settled on, the Class 3 dealer will provide the prospective purchaser with duplicate ATF Form 4’s and two sets of fingerprint cards. The Form 4’s must be filled out on both sides, with passport photos of the prospective buyer affixed to the backside of the form. The buyer then has the Chief Law-Enforcement officer* sign the rear of the Form 4’s attesting the prospective purchaser does not possess a criminal record and is not wanted. The two fingerprint cards must be completed and signed by a Law Enforcement agency. The completed paperwork is then sent to the Department of the Treasury with a check or money order for $200.00. The $200.00 is known as a “transfer tax” because as it must be paid whenever ownership of the silencer is “transferred” (in this case, the dealer to the prospective purchaser). As long as ownership remains with the same person, the tax need not be paid again. Only if the owner sells it will a new transfer tax need to be paid. An owner may will his silencer to a lawful heir with no tax incurred.

Once the paper work is submitted, it normally takes 60 to 120 days to receive the approved, stamped paperwork from NFA Branch. It is only upon the return of the approved paperwork that the dealer can allow the prospective purchaser to take possession of their new silencer. A copy of the approved paperwork must accompany the silencer at all times (the original should be stored in a safe deposit box). Silencers can be transported to other states that allow their ownership, but to transport a silencer into one of the sixteen states which prohibit private ownership can subject the owner to serious state felony charges.

*The following is a list of typically encountered Chief Law Enforcement Officers (CLEO):

  • Sheriff
  • Chief of Police
  • Head of State Police Agency
  • District Attorney
  • A judge with the power of arrest
  • Any other law enforcement officer approved for this procedure by the National Firearms Act branch of the BATF.

Simulate Fully Automatic Fire

Posted in Combat, Rifles, Survival with tags , , , on February 17, 2008 by jamesshrugged

Bump firing with a rubber band

Home made rifle silencer

Posted in Rifles with tags , on February 11, 2008 by jamesshrugged

tired of wearing hearing protection?

Armor Piercing Ammunition

Posted in Armor, Combat, Handguns, Rifles with tags , , , , , on November 22, 2007 by jamesshrugged

The question most people ask about armor piercing (ap) ammo is “Why would anyone want it?” There are several reasons why it may be useful to have AP rounds.

One reason is that military grade body armor is commercially available and relatively cheap. Criminals can, and have, used such armor to help pull off their crimes, while police, armed only with 9mm bullets where unable to stop them.

The second reason is that it is safe to assume that in the case of an invasion by a foreign nation, their troops will be wearing body armor. If we are to have any chance at fighting back, we will need AP rounds.

Lastly, and most ominously, is the fact that event that a dictator takes control of our own government, our military and police forces will be used against us. In this sad situation, we would need AP rounds to defend us against the body armor and protection that we have supplied to what should have been out defenders.

Here is a resource on buying AP rounds:

The AR-15

Posted in Rifles with tags , , on November 22, 2007 by jamesshrugged

The AR-15 semiauto rifle is my preferred weapon. This preference is based on several considerations

1) Large ammo capacity. The AR-15 has 30 round magazines, and the fact that it is a small caliber makes them relatively light to carry plenty of. The US Army standard is 210 rounds per individual, which is 7 magazines: six in the Load bearing Vest, and one in the weapon.

2) Light weight. The weapon itself weighs only 8 pounds, which makes it easy to carry.

3) Adaptable. There are very many different types of attachments you can get for an AR-15. Everything from scopes, hand rails, laser sights, multi-calibers, and”flare launchers.”

4) Powerful. While it is a small caliber, it is designed to do one thing: kill people. It may not be an impressive hole, but it does its job. And with a muzzle velocity of 3100 fps, it can defeat body armor.

I prefer the “M4” variant of the AR-15, because it has a collapsible butt stock and a shorter barrel, which makes it good for close quarters combat.

Here are a few of the accessories that I find useful:

3 point sling

a scope

picitanny hand rails

a bipod

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