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Shotgun Silencer Takes The Boom Out Of The Boomstick

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This is a video demonstration of The SilencerCo's Salvo 12 shotgun suppressor. Apparently it reduces the sound of a shotgun blast to around 137 decibels, or the equivalent of "someone loudly clapping their hands in front of your ears". Which, for the record, will still get you punched in the f***ing face if it's my ears you're clapping in front of.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Lanar and Rubbertoe, who agree silenced shotguns are the preferred weapons of the zombie apocalypse because zombies will come running to the sound of gunfire because they're f***ing stupid.

There are Comments.
  • anon2386

    This just seems dumb. I want my shotgun load and obnoxious like my women! Wait, that's wrong, do they make silencers for women?

  • El_MUERkO

    An AA12 with a drum magazine & this, the perfect Zombie Apocalypse weapon.

  • Jon Smith

    Wouldn't be my choice, the gun and any decent amount of ammunition would be heavy, give me an accurate suppressed .22 any day in Zombie survival.

  • Damon Sherman

    actually
    looked up the suppressing effects. it only really drops from 161 to 149. So it goes from ear rupturing, to nearly ear rupturing.
    I checked out the SilencerCo video on this model, that's where I got my numbers.
    https://www.chem.purdue.edu/ch...

  • Rick_McRockock

    Yeah but that's not accounting for the variation in the type of sound produced... As opposed to the lower frequency higher pressure wave of the low boom that is perceptible at longer ranges for longer time you get the higher frequency snap that doesn't travel the same way... So in effect you've silenced the very perceptible long traveling boom... But yeah it doesn't remove the threat of hearing loss to the guy firing it.

  • Bill Johnson

    Interesting, but it seams to be be a answer for a question no one was asking. It's illegal to hunt with a silencer in most places. Besides the sound of the 12g a is half the deterrent.

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  • Joe Ferschke

    How many inches will this add to my dick?

  • FearlessFarris

    Pretty nicely done! This would be useful on a pheasant or duck hunt, or in regions and seasons where deer hunting is only allowed by shotgun. Hunters generally don't want to wear earplugs all day, but you generally don't have enough warning before the opportunity to shoot to put in hearing protection.

    Not much reason to have this in a tactical application, due to the overall length.

    Still pretty cool!

  • Xandraelle

    You wear earplugs when you hunt? Da fuq?

  • AmselZephlyn

    Because being able to hear when you're older is for losers?

  • Kane Harrison

    No, he wasn't the earplugs, he was the hunter.

  • Rick_McRockock

    it will also be useful for gang drive-by shootings!

  • Sitri

    I don't know about that. Seems a bit long and unwieldy to stick out the window of a car.

  • Rick_McRockock

    Thankfully gang bangers are unaware of the closely guarded secret that you can saw off the barrel of a shotgun. I contemplated even posting that here but for sure no gang bangers read Geekologie so our secret is safe.

  • Jenness

    They can silence this - but no one can come up for anything at all to shut up that one toddler who always screams next to me on the plane or in restaurants. Figures.

  • DeathBotGamma

    That's making a plastic bag available for the little darlings to play with.

  • Michael Knight

    ok, so you blasted the first thug, but his buddies aren't stunned, shocked, deterred by the sound and now you are dead.
    i mean, isn't that the point of a shotgun? to startle and scare off would be attackers?

  • Kaizer Chief

    I thought the point was that you only need to pull the trigger once to blast them all. At least that's how it was in Gunsmoke on the NES...

  • Now you can kill zombies inside a building without hearing protection

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