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December 3, 2018

Hear the Truth About suppressors — New NSSF Infographic


In this all-new infographic, the National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) provides the history, specifications, benefits and uses of firearm suppressors. Don’t suppress your knowledge! Review the information within this infographic, head to the range to hear the real difference and share this post so your friends know the truth about suppressors.

Firearm sound suppressors, or “silencers” as they are sometimes misleadingly called, are devices that help reduce the noise of gunfire to hearing safe levels when attached to the end of a firearm’s barrel. Suppressors are generally nothing more than containment systems with a series of baffles that help contain and re-direct the expanding gasses that exit the end of the firearm’s barrel when a round of ammunition is discharged. They are very similar to car mufflers that were, in fact, developed in parallel by the same inventor in the early 1900s. Suppressors help to lessen the sound of the muzzle-blast. Using suppressors can make shooting firearms safer, more enjoyable and help make shooting ranges more neighborly.

Hear the Truth About Suppressors

Read these NSSF Fast Facts on the Hearing Protection Act for an in-depth explanation of suppressors.

NSSF invited select Washington D.C.-based media to attend a suppressor demonstration at Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas, Virginia in 2017. Sig Sauer, Daniel Defense, and Olin Corporation supported the event, giving reporters a chance to hear the truth about suppressors.

Hear the difference at a range near you!