Have you ever wondered exactly how hot a suppressor can get when you’re pumping out rounds in rapid succession with your service weapon? Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 Christian P. Wade did.

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Sometimes a controlled burst from a light machine gun just doesn’t cut it, which is why weapons manuals include detailed breakdowns on when a barrel change is recommended — like, say, after you fire 850 rounds from an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon in under a minute.

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If you're looking to quietly plink in style, look no further than Ruger’s new integrally suppressed barrel, the Silent-SR ISB.

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How many of you protect your ears when you go out to the gun range? Not many, according to science — and the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association wants to deregulate suppressors to help you out.

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Firearm silencers or suppressors have earned a somewhat nefarious reputation thanks in part to their frequent portrayal in pop culture as the accessories of hitmen and assassins like James Bond.

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