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September 15, 2001, 04:02 AM
Just a silly question, but is there any such thing as a sound suppressor for a shotgun? :eek:

Dave McC
September 15, 2001, 08:04 AM
Sound suppressors work best on projectiles moving below the speed of sound. Theorectically, one can be used with standard ammo, but it'll still be rather loud.

The big question here is,why?.....

Stephen Ewing
September 15, 2001, 10:18 AM
Suppressors work by slowing the escaping gas below the speed of sound. This is relatively easy with bullets, or I suppose with slugs, but with shot, it gets to be practically impossible.

I've been told that the CIA developed something called, IIRC, "Teleshot" which could best be described as a wad that stays attached to the hull. It jerks forward, stops, and thus imparts forward momentum to the shot, while not allowing any gas to escape. It's not very powerful, but everything's a tradeoff. This was, I think, in the '60s, and they abandoned it as less useful than a silenced submachinegun, so shells aren't exactly common, either.


September 15, 2001, 10:33 AM
I was curious about its use in home defense. If you wanted to defend your home but didn't want to lose your hearing, then this would be a useful accessory. Sort of "getting a bang without the bang".

September 15, 2001, 10:37 AM
I have seen them in a couple articles, most recently in SWAT magazine, and in a dated book on suppressors in a J. David Truby book. Both times I believe they were on an 870.

September 15, 2001, 12:09 PM

September 17, 2001, 12:36 AM
Check this link out: http://www.tacticaloperations.com/SWATclandestine12/

Sounds pretty impressive.

September 17, 2001, 07:30 PM
That shotgun is one scary looking beast. :eek:

September 17, 2001, 09:32 PM
It's starship troopers time!