Author Archives: Pete

Silencer Shop Authority: The Daniel Defense DDWave

After holding my first silencer made using an additive manufacturing process (3D Printing), I was star struck. Here was a 6.5 ounce rifle can that could withstand the repeated blasts of 5.56mm ammo through a 7.5” barrel. Sure, it lacked a quick detach mounting system, but the trade off is a design that is meant to disappear on the end… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Suppressing .17 HMR With The Bowers USS 22

Like most shooters, the entirety of my knowledge of rimfire ammunition, accuracy and suppression comes from years of experience shooting .22 long rifle. Barrel lengths, bullet velocities and trajectories have all been committed to memory as we have searched for that perfect combination of host and suppressor. But I have had the opportunity to to expand my horizons a bit… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Reviewing the Erector By Q

The National Firearms Act of 1934 and subsequent “add-ons” was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever forced upon American gun owners. Forget that it requires registration information and regulates inanimate objects like barrels, stocks, design shapes and trigger mechanisms for a moment. The NFA restriction of silencers, devices that can’t actually do anything on their own, hinders their… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Gemtech Integra 5.56mm Review

Suppressing the legendary 5.56mm rifle round in short barrels is a challenge that silencer manufacturers have attempted to master for decades. Containing a large amount of deflagrating powder as it leaves the muzzle results in extreme heat, pressure and blowback – forcing even the best scientists and engineers to make trade offs. Not to mention the supersonic crack generated when that ~75 grain projectile… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Spike’s Tactical Buckwheat Review

I just finished writing letters to all of the members of congress who are supposed to represent my interests in Washington. Mind you, not in support of the Hearing Protection Act, which I have also done (you should as well), but petitioning them to enact a “Rimfire Suppression Awareness Month”. The joys of shooting silenced, subsonic .22 long rifle firearms… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: DaVinci Arms Bambino Review

I am going to start the review of the DaVinci Arms Bambino silencer with a bold statement: suppressed rimfire shooting is the best kept secret in the entire firearms world. There, I said it. But in all seriousness, if you live in a state that allows it, a quality rimfire suppressor (and appropriate host) is pretty much required kit. They are… Read more »