Sound suppressors, advantages/disadvantages?
I was wondering what advantages and disdvantages sound suppressors provide for the average shooter. Among the obvious reduction of muzzle report and blast, is there any other desireable functions that the sound suppressor provides?
I can imagine the disadvantages could be the cost and the time/paperwork required in order to obtain one.
Someone once told me that at extended ranges (200-300+?) accuracy tends to be affected due to how a sound suppressor reduces the velocity of the round, how true that is, I cannot say since I'm not that savy, yet, when it comes to understanding different bullet weights, velocity of rounds and powders (Still learning).
At any rate, just hoping someone can enlighten me a little.