My First Can

Fodderwing

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Filled out the paperwork in late February to acquire my first suppressor. After a 5 month wait I was able to bring my new accessory home today.

Below is a picture of my Taurus TX 22 with my Hydra suppressor attached.
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How does it shoot?

Very well, you can hear the bullet hit the target. Only time I got to use it was at a range where the FFL holder that sold it to me works as a range officer, so I had to wear ear protection.

Hope to go up to the farm this weekend and shoot it some more.
 

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Filled out the paperwork in late February to acquire my first suppressor. After a 5 month wait I was able to bring my new accessory home today.

Below is a picture of my Taurus TX 22 with my Hydra suppressor attached.
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I know very little about suppressors other than the punishment for unlawfully possessing one is pretty severe - the only ones I’ve actually ever seen were home-made. Are they difficult to clean? Is there other maintenance required? Does the effectiveness lessen over time/use?
 

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I know very little about suppressors other than the punishment for unlawfully possessing one is pretty severe - the only ones I’ve actually ever seen were home-made. Are they difficult to clean? Is there other maintenance required? Does the effectiveness lessen over time/use?

This one has a end caps that unscrew and allow the baffles to be removed for cleaning. The baffles are cleaned by soaking in a solvent to dissolve the carbon build up.

I will take it apart and post some pictures later.
 

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A couple of pics disassembled and assembled.
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My old gf used to have something looked like that in her nightstand but it had a few more attachments.
I read an article on the TX22, and it's supposed to be a pretty nice pistol. There was a lady shooting one at the gun range the other day but she wouldn't let me try it out. As for the silencer I always just used a pillow over the face, seems to keep things a lot cleaner.
 

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My old gf used to have something looked like that in her nightstand but it had a few more attachments.
I read an article on the TX22, and it's supposed to be a pretty nice pistol. There was a lady shooting one at the gun range the other day but she wouldn't let me try it out. As for the silencer I always just used a pillow over the face, seems to keep things a lot cleaner.
The pillow is an underrated weapon.
 

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My old gf used to have something looked like that in he
I read an article on the TX22, and it's supposed to be a pretty nice pistol. There was a lady shooting one at the gun range the other day but she wouldn't let me try it out.

The TX22 is a good value at ~$250 pre-tax. 16 round mags, decent trigger pull, choice of external manual safety or not. Runs lower cost ammo reliably. And comes with threaded barrel and adapter for a suppressor.
 

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I thought this was a thread about dip. Skoal or Cope what was your first? :D
 

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Filled out the paperwork in late February to acquire my first suppressor. After a 5 month wait I was able to bring my new accessory home today.

Below is a picture of my Taurus TX 22 with my Hydra suppressor attached.
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Are you in Florida? I just bought a threaded barrel for my Beretta and wondering how long the paperwork will take for a suppressor. Gun store told me a year.

I'm thinking of getting a J&K "Solvent Trap". My understanding is you can get the paper work for "do-it-yourself" cans much faster because the gun laws in this country make soo much sense.
 

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Are you in Florida? I just bought a threaded barrel for my Beretta and wondering how long the paperwork will take for a suppressor. Gun store told me a year.

I'm thinking of getting a J&K "Solvent Trap". My understanding is you can get the paper work for "do-it-yourself" cans much faster because the gun laws in this country make soo much sense.
The backlog/lead time on getting a tax stamp from ATF is astronomical right now for consumers. I guess I get everyone wanting one for a pistol (but not really, at all), i definitely like them on some of my rifles, but that a completely different game.
 

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The backlog/lead time on getting a tax stamp from ATF is astronomical right now for consumers. I guess I get everyone wanting one for a pistol (but not really, at all), i definitely like them on some of my rifles, but that a completely different game.
Yeah, it's mostly just for shyts and grins. AFAIK Florida doesn't have any public land where you can shoot willy-nilly. So you're regulated to ranges where you're likely the only one with a suppressor and you'll still need to wear ears.
 

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Are you in Florida? I just bought a threaded barrel for my Beretta and wondering how long the paperwork will take for a suppressor. Gun store told me a year.

I'm thinking of getting a J&K "Solvent Trap". My understanding is you can get the paper work for "do-it-yourself" cans much faster because the gun laws in this country make soo much sense.

Yes, in FL. There is no rhyme or reason on how long BATFE will take to respond, right now average is 7 months.
 

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