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  • Why PopStop and why does FRP (First Round Pop) matter?

    Why PopStop and why does FRP (First Round Pop) matter?

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    Silencers are subject to the laws of physics and fluid dynamics just like everything else. Hiram Maxim’s original firearm silencer did a terrific job at reducing the jarring impulse noise of rapidly expanding propellant gasses entering the atmospher. How? His silencer slowed the propellant gas down to the point where …| Read More
  • VSS Vintorez

    VSS Vintorez

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    U.S made Soviet VSS Vintorez suppressed rifle An article featured on TFB told the story of an American father and son trying to build one of the unicorns of the firearms world: the Russian VSS Vintorex. This is quite significant due to the fact that these fully automatic and integrally …| Read More
  • Indonesia: PT Pindad SS2-V7 Subsonic

    Indonesia: PT Pindad SS2-V7 Subsonic

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    On June 9th, 2016 the state-owned Indonesian defense company PT Pindad launched four new small arms systems. Included was a new rifle named the SS2-V7 Subsonic. This new rifle is based on the standard issue SS2 which was introduced to the Indonesian military in 2006. The SS2 is an entirely …| Read More
  • From Russia with Love: Lobaev Arms DVL-10 Saboteur

    From Russia with Love: Lobaev Arms DVL-10 Saboteur

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    Lobaev Arms DVL-10 Saboteur The Lobaev Arms DVL-10 Saboteur is an integrally suppressed sniper rifle system that is designed for relatively close ranges. Along with standard 308 Win, the DLV-10 uses a new proprietary cartridge called the 40 Lobaev which sends a 419 grain bullet at subsonic velocities. At 1017 …| Read More

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Discreet Ballistics Sets Out To Eliminate First Round Pop

Source: The Firearm Blog  |  Date: 08-15-17
If you are a silencer aficionado, at some point you have been effected by the dreaded silent killer known as ‘First Round Pop’. (Get it, “silent killer”). Present primarily within rimfire and pistol caliber suppressors while shooting subsonic ammunition, FRP is the result of oxygen trapped inside the baffles creating a mini explosion when unburnt powder is introduced during shooting.

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3 Reasons to Love Subsonic Ammunition

Source: Outdoor Hub | Date: 07-06-17
The summer is finally here, and with it comes more time outdoors and — hopefully — more time behind the trigger. If you’ve recently joined the suppressor club, you might want to consider running subsonic ammunition this summer. Why? When used with a suppressor, subsonic ammo significantly reduces a firearm’s muzzle blast to hearing-safe levels.

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Discreet Ballistics – Precision Machined Projectiles

Source: The Firearm Blog | Date: 04-10-17 
Even though shooting quietly is a passion of mine, I have yet to break into the world of suppressed 300BLK. I’m also not ashamed to admit that I had to review the definition of ballistic coefficient (BC) before writing this post.

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