Originally Posted by Rhuga
Thank you for the post. I am a simple guy and I wonder about the uses of a suppressor. While it looks neat on James Bond. When would an average guy need to have one?
Well lots of people use them to shoot on their property and not anger the people living around them. Even with 100 acres of land your neighbors might not like you firing off a lot of ammunition. I hear that People in New Zealand are big on the suppressors for that reasons. They are also good when hunting varmints if your state allows it. You can hit one animal and not scare off the rest. That's why I like them personally.
There is also just the cool factor but considering the cost and time it takes most people will only buy them if they have a reason. Even so lots of people do buy suppressors. They have been villanized by the media and movies confuse people as to how they actually work and what they are capable of. The word "silencer" is a movie term for example. In my opinion they should not be a controlled item.