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Posts Tagged suppressors
From The Washington Post:
The “white paper” by Ronald B. Turk, associate deputy director and chief operating officer of the ATF, calls for removing restrictions on the sale of gun silencers; allowing gun dealers to have more guns used in crimes traced to their stores before the federal government requires additional information from the dealer; and initiating a study on lifting the ban on imported assault weapons.
Read the original white paper here.
A bipartisan bill in the U.S. House that would remove firearm suppressors from National Firearms Act regulation after 82 years has picked up a number of new supporters.
Introduced last October by U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., with 10 co-sponsors, the Hearing Protection Act of 2015 last week picked up its 50th lawmaker to sign on in support. This gives the measure the backing of representatives from 29 states including one Democrat, Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon.
The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). This historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The HPA also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase a suppressor after October 22, 2015.
Rifle Dynamics and SilencerCo bring suppression to the AK platform
Also called “suppression devices,” the metal tubes that enable guns to fire more quietly are one step closer to becoming legal after the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee voted Thursday evening to pass a measure legalizing them.
It heads next to the House floor for a vote, but it’s uncertain whether gun-related legislation will gain traction in the Senate, while Gov.Mark Dayton said he has no interest in changing the state’s existing gun laws.
The committee also cleared measures allowing permit holders to carry guns on State Capitol grounds without first notifying the state Department of Public Safety and easing the purchase of guns in other states.
According to The Truth About Guns, the first Silencers Are Legal Shoot was a huge success. Check out their coverage here. The event took place in Dallas and included a huge number of raffles from AAC, Lone Star Medics, ITS Tactical, SWR, Silencer Co. etc.
From the AP:
Senate Bill 301 was approved by a vote of 48-5. Sen. John Bulloch, the bill’s sponsor, says allowing hunters to use silencers would keep them from disturbing their neighbors, and removing the ban would not create an unfair advantage for hunters. Hunters would still need a federal permit to possess a silencer.
Micro 7 Rifle Specifics
Yes, the Micro 7 is built on the Remington 700 short-action. The owner’s manual included with the rifle is actually the Rem. 700 manual. The AAC Micro 7 rifle is small and light-weight, hence the Micro moniker. The barrel is 16 inches long with a 1 in 8 twist for the slower, heavy bullets. As it is assumed the end user will be employing a silencer, the muzzle is threaded for the normal .30 caliber 5/8-24 TPI. AAC includes a thread protector.
An “X-Mark Pro” adjustable trigger with a two position safety is included as part of the package. The bolt action is fed from a four round magazine with a hinged floorplate. Atop the action AAC has include a 20 MOA Picatinny scope rail. A black nitride finish is applied to the metal parts.
The barrel and action are bedded into a black synthetic stock. This stock has an adjustable cheek piece and a rubber buttpad. Standard sling studs are located fore and aft. Empty weight is right around 6.5 pounds.
300 AAC Blackout (300BLK) Suppressed SBR
Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high-end illumination tools and tactical products, have released their Mini and Micro suppressors. Both work with existing SureFire flash hider and muzzle brake suppressor adapters, but come in a significantly smaller package than previous models.
“Adding length and weight to a personal weapon system is usually an unwanted modification,” says Barry Dueck, director of the SureFire Suppressor Division. “These two new suppressors were designed with that thought in mind. We’re trying to reduce the users overall signature, not just the firearm’s.”
At 5.0 inches in length and 14.0 ounces in weight, the MINI suppressor is SureFire’s new flagship 5.56mm suppressor. It provides the same performance as its predecessor, the SureFire FA556-212 suppressor, but at one inch less in length and two ounces lighter in weight.
At 4.0 inches long and 12.0 ounces in weight, the compact and lightweight SureFire MICRO suppressor is designed to attenuate the sound signature of a carbine or rifle to a safe level, as well as reduce the dust and flash signature while minimizing added weight and length to s host weapon with a 14.5” barrel or longer. The MICRO, like the MINI, features the Fast Attach® system for rapid attachment/detachment on any weapon equipped with a compatible SureFire suppressor adapter. Thanks to SureFire’s overlapping mount, only 1.75 inches are added to the length of the rifle.
SureFire’s proprietary suppressor design not only reduces the sound levels and muzzle flash of a fired weapon, helping to protect an operator’s hearing and keep his location concealed, it also typically increases projectile velocity and improves a weapon’s accuracy. This is SureFire’s philosophy of Total Signature Reduction™. Contrary to existing suppressor models, which typically degrade performance of a 1-2 MOA (Minute of Angle) rifle to 3-4 MOA—sometimes as much as 8 MOA, SureFire suppressors typically improve grouping sizes.
Most suppressors also cause a shift in a weapon’s point-of-zero when attached or detached. But under fire, an operator seldom has the time to re-zero his weapon after attaching a suppressor. With a SureFire Suppressor, there is no need to re-zero the weapon. Its Fast-Attach mechanism locks the suppressor onto the firearm in the same position every time, producing a negligible, repeatable point-of-impact shift. And SureFire Suppressors are as durable as the barrels they’re mounted on, making fulltime suppressor use not only probable but practical.
All SureFire suppressors includes a nylon cleaning brush and a padded, ballistic nylon MOLLE pouch for storage. The suppressors are available in a black or dark earth finish. For more information or to find a SureFire suppressor dealer, visit www.surefire.com.