Silencers, suppressors, and cans are used in conversation to describe a device that slows the gas from the fired round. By reducing the gas there is decreased noise and muzzle flash. The correct term is Suppressor. A suppressor does not make a gun silent.

Are suppressors legal?

In most states suppressors are legal. These states include: AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV and WY.

Federal Law has never made it illegal to own a suppressor. Generally, if it is legal for you to own a handgun and your state allows suppressors than it is probably legal for you to own a suppressor. The basic requirements include: 21 years of age and older, live in a state that allows ownership and not have any felony convictions.

There is a lot of paperwork involved, paying a 200 dollar TAX STAMP and a lot of waiting. But eventually, you will get your suppressor.

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Shooting suppressed is incredibly fun. When using sub-sonic bullets the loudest part is the metal slide. Here is a video I made shooting my 9mm suppressor.

For more information about suppressors: Top 10 Silencer Questions and Suppressor Ownership

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Video of me shooting my .22lr silenced Ruger at steel plates. The impact of the bullet on steel is WAY louder than the gun.