Suppressors are fast becoming the hottest firearms accessory today, but even with their growing popularity these devices are still shrouded in mystery. Patrick Sweeney pulls back the veil on these intriguing apparatuses in the Gun Digest Book of Suppressors. The well-respected gun writer and master gunsmith covers every base concerning suppressors in this practical reference, explaining how they function, their history and their uses. But Sweeney doesn’t just stop with the device’s engineering and backstory. He also gives a number makes and models the once over, giving shooters an idea of the available options and market prices. He also touches upon the modifications your firearms require to get hushed up by a suppressor. With more than 300 images and illustrations, along with Sweeney technological expertise you’ll be ready to make some noise in the world of suppressors. Skip the hype and get the facts about these incredible accessories in the Gun Digest Book of Suppressors.
What you’ll find in the Gun Digest Book of Suppressors:
- The basics of suppressors — history, function and use
- Testing results on models presently available
- Expert advice in selecting a suppressor
About the Author:
Patrick Sweeney is the author of many of Gun Digest books’ best-selling titles, including Gun Digest Book of the 1911, Vols. I & II; Gun Digest Big Fat Book of the .45 ACP, Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Gun Digest Book of the AK and SKS, Gun Digest Book of the Glock and Gunsmithing: Pistols and Revolvers, among other titles. A master gunsmith, Patrick is also Handguns Editor for Guns & Ammo magazine.
Chapter One: Why a Suppressor?
Chapter Two: History
Chapter Three: Silencer Myths
Chapter Four: How They Work
Chapter Five: What They AR Made Of And How They Are Made
Chapter Six: How They Attach
Chapter Seven: Measuring Effectiveness
Chapter Eight: Rimfire Suppressors
Chapter Nine: Handgun Calibers
Chapter Ten: Rifle Suppressors
Chapter Eleven: Big Bores — You Want To Suppress What?
Chapter Twelve: Shotguns — And They Said It Couldn’t Be done
Chapter Thirteen: Accuracy
Chapter Fourteen: Gas Control And Off-Label Uses
Chapter Fifteen: Size, Shape, Tolerances For Abuse
Chapter Sixteen: Equations and Stresses
Chapter Seventeen: How To Buy One
Chapter Eighteen: Do I Yourself
Chapter Nineteen: Traveling With Suppressors
Chapter Twenty: Care and Maintenance
Chapter Twenty-One: Mistakes, Ammunition and Corrections