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Old October 28, 2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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Brought my Osprey45 home today!

Finally, 3 weeks after approval, ATF decided that it was time to mail the thing out I'm happy as a clam! Thanks Silencerco!


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Old October 29, 2010, 08:34 AM   #2
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Cool!

Who makes your barrel? Did it drop in like a Glock aftermarket barrel?
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Old October 29, 2010, 11:19 AM   #3
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Your going to like it alot.
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Old October 29, 2010, 11:21 AM   #4
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Who makes your barrel? Did it drop in like a Glock aftermarket barrel?
It looks to be a Stormlake barrel
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Old October 29, 2010, 11:59 AM   #5
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Yes it is a Storm Lake barrel. The whole setup is very nice. I have ~1k rounds through it so far and it still makes me smile.
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Old October 29, 2010, 12:33 PM   #6
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That's a really sharp looking silenceer - if it works as good as it looks, you'll be in good shape.
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Old October 29, 2010, 08:21 PM   #7
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What ammo are you using?
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Old October 29, 2010, 08:28 PM   #8
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I've been running Rem. UMC and Federal 230gr ball. I will be trying some handloads soon to try and get the sound signature down as much as possible.
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Old October 29, 2010, 08:30 PM   #9
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I understand it is not movie quiet, but with the factory ammo is it safe to shoot without hearing protection if you had to and not have your ears ringing???
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Old October 30, 2010, 07:35 AM   #10
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There's not much that is Hollywood quiet save for 22's but there is a bit of first round pop and it is hearing safe.
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Old October 30, 2010, 02:07 PM   #11
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It is hearing safe. I went out yesterday to just shoot suppressed and I went from the Osprey to .22lr without a suppressor and the .22 was just obnoxious

If I had it my way (and if I could afford it) I would never shoot un-suppressed again!
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Old October 30, 2010, 02:46 PM   #12
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cheaper than hearing aids
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Old October 31, 2010, 03:13 PM   #13
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now ya need to get a 1/2-28 piston for any 9mm you have. My Osprey 45 is sick quiet shot through with my Glock 9mm. Also if you have a big bore carbine the fixed spacer that replaces the spring in the Osprey allows ya to fire any longgun. Osprey 45 is easily the greatest pistol can ever made, imo.
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Old October 31, 2010, 04:10 PM   #14
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I'm thinking about getting the 9mm piston. I don't shoot suppressed 9mm much but I am considering doing it more now that I have the Osprey. As of now the only 9mm host that I have is a Beretta92. I have a couple 9mm M&Ps that are candidates for threaded barrels if I like how the Osprey sounds on a 9mm.
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Old October 31, 2010, 05:47 PM   #15
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VUP, if you are satisfied with it on your 45 then you will be very much with a 9mm. Despite the 45 cal hole, all that extra volume suppresses really well on a 9mm. Theres some youtube videos by Silencerco of sub calibers shot through the 45 Osprey and its only a few dbs louder than the dedicated caliber 9mm Osprey. 9mm is cheaper to shoot, but it can be a challenge to find 147-158 grain at times
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Old October 31, 2010, 06:49 PM   #16
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Do the sights clear the can? Hard to tell from the pics.
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Old October 31, 2010, 07:47 PM   #17
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DD, generally all sights equal or clear the Osprey. The shortest sub-compact Glock sights fall just short of the top of my Osprey, but sighting your object is no problem to me with my Glock 26. None of the cylinder shaped(99% of all silencers) come even close to clearing a standard sight. Another great feature of the Osprey
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Old October 31, 2010, 09:39 PM   #18
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The sights on my M&P do not clear the Osprey. The are right along the top edge of the can and are still easy to acquire/use.

I have seen the Silencerco vids of the subcalibers being shot through the 45Osprey. I like them That said, I will likely be getting a 9mm piston for mine so that I can add a bit of versatility. 147gr ammo is no big deal for me. I have a decent stock of it to last me for a while
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Old November 1, 2010, 09:22 AM   #19
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What is the MSRP on this can? I've got a few AAC cans, but I haven't heard of Silencerco. My buddy has a Gemtec 9mm can, but this would be ideal if I could use it on 45 and 9mm.

edit: I see they're a new company, but I can't get to their website here at work due to filtration.
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Old November 1, 2010, 09:30 AM   #20
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I believe the MSRP on the Osprey is $849. That said, the going price for them seems to be in the $750 range...YMMV
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Old November 1, 2010, 10:27 AM   #21
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Ouch!
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Old November 1, 2010, 03:17 PM   #22
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You get what you pay for, and that thing is quality...
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Old November 1, 2010, 03:23 PM   #23
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You definitely get what you pay for in any industry, and in the silencer industry this mantra rings true. I have never in the past been impressed with .45 cans, the only ones that seemed to be effective were very (VERY) large. This can is relatively compact and it performs it's job well. I have never been a huge .45 shooter out of an auto (my Pin gun is a 625) but this can has changed that. Ringing steel and having the impact be louder than the report from the firearm just brings a smile to my face
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Old November 1, 2010, 03:51 PM   #24
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Roger on getting what you pay for. But that's $200 more than my 5.56 cans cost.

When you buy a can, you sorta have it for life since they have horrible resale. So yes... buying a good one is never a foolish move.
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Old November 1, 2010, 07:31 PM   #25
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VUP - I stock the 9mm pistons if you need one. For the Beretta you will need the extended length, which I stock.

Demi - MSRP is $850 but very few people pay that. There's a handful of Silencerco Stocking Distributors in the US that do pricing that is below what VUP posted.
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