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Posted: 12/20/2003 1:59:41 PM EDT
I have an HK USP40 full size, and I want to suppress it with a threaded barrel and a great or decent suppressor. How loud (or quiet) are we talking here? Like a crossman air gun pumped up 10 times, or a co2 gun?
Link Posted: 12/20/2003 2:10:55 PM EDT
The sound of you hitting a steel target is about 10 times as loud as the sound of the action cycling.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 3:24:41 PM EDT
Well, I'm not really talking about the sound of the round hitting a target, but the noise of the bullet's travel, and the shot in general, volume
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 3:31:24 PM EDT
He means that what your asking about is so quiet you can hear the bullet's impact.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 9:23:55 AM EDT
Yes, where I live, it is legal to discharge a firearm, but I'm worried about noise. Anyone have anything to compare it to?
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 9:36:27 AM EDT
well, depending on the suppressor, it can sound something like a nail gun, but without the sharp sound of the nail impacting the board.  This is very subjective.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 4:24:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 4:24:57 PM EDT by 1911Shootist]
Another consideration to keep in mind is that, depending on temperature and altitude, a lot of the standard 40SW loads will be supersonic.  You're obviously better off with a subsonic round if you really want to get the most out of a suppressor.  Sell that dang .40 and buy yourself a good .45acp.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:53:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911Shootist:
Another consideration to keep in mind is that, depending on temperature and altitude, a lot of the standard 40SW loads will be supersonic.  You're obviously better off with a subsonic round if you really want to get the most out of a suppressor.  Sell that dang .40 and buy yourself a good .45acp.



Yeah, the USP expert has threads on the barrel already.  Heck, just go for a MK 23.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 2:36:55 PM EDT
The Mk23 is a HUGE weapon... I think there is a reason the SEALS supposedly didnt like it much compared to what else is available.

From what I've heard from other people a supressed .45 sounds like a phonebook dropped on the floor. I suspect a .40 with 180gr loads would be about the same.

A .22 with a GemTec can and subsonic ammo is VERY quiet, the action really does make all the noise... I've heard/seen one fired. The .22's are really the only ones that are totally "silent"
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 3:13:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 3:14:28 PM EDT by skullworks]

Originally Posted By WesDesRat:
The Mk23 is a HUGE weapon... I think there is a reason the SEALS supposedly didnt like it much compared to what else is available.

Speaking of which, does anyone know of a good source for info on the development of the Mk23 (I'd like to know why they took a normal handgun and decided to make it not only bigger, but, as you said - HUGE?)
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 4:15:49 PM EDT
There's a good HK Site, probably know of it... www.hkpro.com But I know there's a great site on the Mark 23 out there, just can't think of the address.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 4:34:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GuitarSlinger66:
There's a good HK Site, probably know of it... www.hkpro.com But I know there's a great site on the Mark 23 out there, just can't think of the address.

Thanks, I'll give HKpro a try.
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