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Old November 13, 2012, 04:51 PM   #46
Brian Pfleuger
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Originally Posted by K4THRYN
Or perhaps get a gun with a screw-in "suppressor" as they are called. While they are not silencers (and thus infinitely more legal), they certainly do take the sharp edge off of gunfire noise. Or both... a .45 with a canister-style flash suppressor.
I'm not sure exactly what you're referring to here but any device which threads to the end of a gun and is designed to or actually does reduce it's sound levels is defined by the ATF as a silencer and requires specific paperwork to be legal.

There is no legal (or other) distinction between "silencers" and "suppressors". They are two names for identical devices.
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