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Discussion in 'Class III / NFA' started by MrOrangeVest, Nov 29, 2019.

  1. MrOrangeVest

    MrOrangeVest New Member

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    So why do I keep seeing people talk about changing springs and other things when using a suppressor? Is there a difference between moving barrel and non-moving barrel?
     


  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    My Walther PPQ came with 2 different springs.
    One for normal shooting, one for with suppressor.
     
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  3. HKShooter65

    HKShooter65 TGT Addict

    Interesting.

    Any semi-auto pistol functionality has to be a bit of a balanced dance between opposing forces. Kinetic energy of the accelerating projectile vs inertia of the barrel/slide vs the spring's static tensioning.

    Adding weight upsets the balance. The Nielson device attempts to remedy the upset.
    Your PPQ must have a temperamental attitude that the manufacturer corrected with the additional spring?

    Have you had opportunity to try both springs with and without a suppressor?

    Would love to learn more.
     
  4. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    I've had the opportunity, but not the desire to do opposite of what the manufacturer suggtests.
    Following their instructions it works great.
    All my other hosts I have only used factory installed springs.
     
  5. Rango

    Rango New Member

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    Not surprised that a spring change would be required, it is a system.
    I know a PD that had to change out a bunch of Magazine springs after Officers installed LIGHTS on issue M22 Glocks. The weight of the light changed the cycle time just enough that it was an issue.
     
  6. MrOrangeVest

    MrOrangeVest New Member

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    Here's an example of someone not using the spacer.
     
  7. lightflyer1

    lightflyer1 Active Member

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    I sure am glad this was posted! I had bought the 9mm piston with the .45 Griffin Resistance silencer so I could use it for both. I had no idea I also needed this sleeve. Bought both the sleeve and end cap for 9mm. Now I should be ready for both my Glock 21 and 19 as well as my AR9mm and MechTech Glock 21 carbine. Thanks again for the video on this! Probably saved me some cash.
     
  8. MrOrangeVest

    MrOrangeVest New Member

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    How about wet vs dry? How does that work? Can any suppressor have water added to it? Is it just water? Oil? Something else? Are there potential corrosion issues with water?
     
  9. claymore504

    claymore504 Well-Known

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    Great thread. I am wanting to get into supressors now as well. Main focus will be rifles for hunting pigs. This will for sure be an AR 5.56, AK 7.62 and maybe a Socom16. Would like one can to cover all these rifles if possible.

    Then I have some pistols I would like to use a can on, CZ P09 9mm and P01 9mm.

    So , I am thinking two different cans.
     
  10. pronstar

    pronstar TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    A 7.62/308-rated can will cover all of your rifles


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