SR-22 & Fake Suppressor

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I just ordered a fake suppressor for my SR-22 from Shadow Muzzle Brakes (shadowmuzzlebrakes.com). I had him build it %" long and the threads are at the front of the barrel...so about 4.5 inches will cover the barrel. This should give it a bit of a SBR look. I'll post pictures when it comes in, probably at the end of the week. :)
 

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I have something similar on my DPMS .22 M4 (top in pic below). Bought it from an AR vendor at a gunshow about a decade ago, I think I paid $12 or $15 for it. I like the looks, and even better, it gives the thing a little needed weight at the muzzle and makes it feel just a little more like my midlength HBAR.

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Snake45":2v0t86dg said:
I have something similar on my DPMS .22 M4 (top in pic below).

That looks great. A really sharp look for an AR!

My fake can is 1.5" so...it will be a little wider than yours (I think), and will actually disappear inside the handguard of the SR-22.
 

tomiswho

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The idea of a fake supressor takes me back to my high school days (1964) when I got a GTO grill insignia from Pontiac and put it on the front of my dad's 64 LeMans. No one was fooled, they knew the GTO sounded different. And they had a hood scoop.
:lol: :lol:

I finally got a real 1967 Goat.
 

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tomiswho":1gm9ne3q said:
The idea of a fake supressor takes me back to my high school days (1964) when I got a GTO grill insignia from Pontiac and put it on the front of my dad's 64 LeMans. No one was fooled, they knew the GTO sounded different. And they had a hood scoop.
Actually, the '64 GTO had two hood scoops.

Both of them fake. :wink: :lol:
 
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Personally I think if you are going to attach something to the front of your gun (or car) it should have a function other than just looks.

Now you could 'justify' the fake suppressor by saying that it is just until you get the money and paper work completed for a real one. That's how I would approach it.
 

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blume357":ziox0jme said:
Personally I think if you are going to attach something to the front of your gun (or car) it should have a function other than just looks.
Mine (solid steel) adds some much wanted weight out front. But what's wrong with "just looks"? I think a LOT of people on this board alter their guns in the pursuit of "just looks." :?
 
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I know and I'm not rabid about it. I just think function should be a part of the form. I put a muzzle break on one of my 10/22s a few years back. it lasted about 3 weeks before I took it off. Just made the rifle longer and didn't do anything else.

I think a real suppressor on the SR-22 would be much more practical. Shooting sub sonic ammo and you'd probably go unnoticed.
 

mattsbox99

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The action is louder than the cartridge firing... its totally hearing safe and the grin is pretty much permanent for the next few hours. Its a little on the spendy side though, I have about $1000 in the Pac Lite MKIII above. I have a Tac Sol threaded barrel on a 10/22 and a Threaded factory barrel on my Charger, in place of a thread protector I have a big muzzle brake that looks pretty cool.
 

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You can shoot any standard or high velocity, the HV will have a supersonic crack, but its not that bad and its still well within hearing safe levels.

CCI has a nice new Segmented HP Subsonic so you could actually hunt with it now versus just target shooting before with the RN ammo.
 

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Yea, a real one would be better, but I didn't want to spend the bucks on one (plus the stamp). It would cost about as much as the rifle itself.
 
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You should have come to me… I could have made you something that actually worked as a brake and looked sick…. Next time ;)
 

BiG MiKE86

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SR9c-Fan - That SR-22 is looking amazing! I just ordered mine on thursday (cant wait to get it!) Could U tell me which sights/optics you have installed on your rifle?

Does the fake suppressor affect the performance of the gun?

Thanks :)
 

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