My First Can

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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.[​IMG]
     
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      How does it shoot?
       
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      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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      Why do you need it?
       
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      Snipe hunting. We'll take you along next time we go out.
       
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        I suppose for the same reason someone that owns an SUV decides to purchase a Harley.

        Because I wanted it.
         
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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 still remember my first can...
            [​IMG]The other 857,246 not so much....
             
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              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. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
                 
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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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                    The pillow is an underrated weapon.
                     
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                      I remember my first cans...
                       
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                        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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                          Skoal is one of the few things that gave me heartburn when I tried it. Never did put any Copenhagen in my mouth.
                           
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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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                            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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                            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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                              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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