Simple Designs For Simple Minds

Ed Owen, one of the finest technical minds in the firearms field, is a major management honcho for the National Firearms Branch of BATF. Awed disciples regard him as the czar of silencers, and he is always happy to share his vast technical and legal knowledge with students in the field of firearms and sound suppression. In his many years of experience, Ed has seen, examined, and used thousands of silencers, both legal and otherwise. He once told another expert in the field that the most...

Lisas Pipe Dream

You know, it's too bad that today's adolescent street scum are so affluent that they can afford to buy an illegal Uzi, AK-47, or Ingram before they're 10 or 12 years of age. They're missing one of the real rituals of young manhood making a zip gun out of pipe. Excuse me, it was just the old fart in me digressing about the good ole days. Sigh. Although almost anyone can make a simple pipe silencer, I like the design by Lisa Flema, the scourge of the Hotel. Lisa's silencer (and boy, could she use...

Tree Spiking

This practice is credited to the EarthFirst movement and dear old Ned Ludd. It involves driving spikes, nails, or other hard foreign objects into trees that are marked to be murdered by the various land rapists who cut down too many to begin with. The idea is that the bad guys' massive chain saws will be ruined when they bite into these spikes, thus upsetting the cutters and not the trees. Obviously, pounding large nails and spikes into trees makes noise, which will alert the land rapist bully...

Light Of My Love

First, you have to realize that this amorous couple get their jollies by making it in semi-public places. Being refugees from the 1960s, these flower-generation geriatrics enjoy a post-dawn genital workout on a blanket in the public park of their town. No witnesses to offend until the White Bow Asswipes showed up. We have some moral Nazis in our community, real pukeheads called Citizens for Decency, who hate anyone to have any sort of sexual expression or fun, These goat-sucking religious nuts...

Tube Be Or Not Tube Be

I saw this basic design while visiting the Oliver North Attitude Adjustment Clinic in Retrete, El Salvador. The clinic, run by the Brothers of the Treasury Police, had a two-tube silencer among its medical supplies. An interesting design, and it's one you can produce in the privacy of your own home. You'll need two pieces of aluminum or PVC tubing, each about 4 or 5 inches long. One piece needs to be an inch in diameter and the other should be an inch and a half. These sizes will need to be...

Body Piling

I got this grand idea from several colleagues, namely Max Rottweiler, Juan Manureie, and Iron Mike McGough, all rough-and-tumble gun lovers and liberal bashers. I'll let Max tell the tale, since he is the most literate of the three. There was this dweeb next door to our condo who used to feed birds, which is cool, Max relates with his lopsided, goofy grin. He'd put out pounds of millet and sunflower seed and twelve thousand flocks of birds would come to feed on the stuff. Every flying glutton...

The Baffling Gasser

No, this doesn't refer to the flatus of Uncle Gerry and Rusty. What I mean is this silencer design uses a series of baffled chambers made with washers and spacers or with a series of automotive frieze plugs that will help quiet the sound of gunshots. Building this silencer is fairly simple, and I will give you a generic description that you can modify or adapt to your own weapon, caliber, design plans, or imagination. To make the generic model, you'll need a steel or aluminum tube about 10...

Your Last Chance To Be Legal

If I bore you with my warnings about what the federales will do if they catch you with an illegal silencer, let me ask you if losing 10,000 and several years of your freedom sounds boring, too That's why I want to make this final plea about how to obey all federal, state, and local laws regarding silencers. Did I mention that it's against the law to have silencers That's why they're'called illegal silencers, you see. I should add that the majority of federal officers, most of whom have little...

Nester Furringstrip

Silencer The Gun

Ever wonder what to do with all those caps you wrench off of beer and pop bottles Well stop tossing them away. Remove them gently, add some plastic or aluminum tubing, and you've got yet another silencer for your .22. The cap 'n tube silencer is easy to make a piece of kitchen-table pie, as it were. You'll need about twenty bottle caps, which is about five minutes of serious drinking for some of my old pals at The Lantern, a piece of aluminum tubing into which the caps will fit snugly, an end...

Piped Piper

9mm Suppressor Plans With Steel Wool

This adaptation of a basic design owes its genesis to the imaginative fictions of The Sarah Brady Institute of Political Chicanery in Maryland. It is a cosmetic and structural improvement over Lisa's Pipe Dream. Rather than repeat all of those instructions, let's just start from where you're supposed to wrap duct or electrician's tape around the Chore Boy sponges and A simple but useful silencer can be made by fastening a ported piece of pipe to your gun barrel, surrounding it with steel wool,...

Can You Top This

Silencer Plans

This design is the work of Cleveland Amoral and Billy Huze. They introduced it to the members of the Myopic and Petrified Skeet and Old Boys Club, a major You can easily make a firearm silencer simply by mounting any used beer or pop can onto your pistol. These plans show how to make a simple mount for the replaceable silencer. BATF requires you to register the mount, of course. Illustrations courtesy of John A. Minnery You can easily make a firearm silencer simply by mounting any used beer or...

S S

To show how simple an effective firearm silencer design can be, consider this sketch of a model used by a professional assassin who worked for various Western governments. It basically is similar to the silencers described in this book, and includes a gas expansion chamber, baffles, screening, and a sponge baffle end wipe. Although the original was a professionally made model, you can build one almost like it. Illustration courtesy of Emilio Santana mess up alignment. That could be dangerous...

Ammunition

Sterling Submachine Gun

You already know that most ammunition is supersonic, thus adding the sonic boom effect to your problem of quieting gunfire. You need to bring that round down to subsonic levels. This is done either by using an already subsonic round, like the .45 ACP, or by porting your gun's barrel into the silencer to bleed off gases, thus slowing a supersonic round to subsonic. A common household item, like this empty aerosol can of Escobar's Cooking Spray, makes a fine improvised silencer, as do many other...

The Hayduke Silencer Book

Zip Guns Illegal

This illegal silencer was made simply from a garden tractor muffler and used with a .22 rifle. It was packed with steel wool. Though it looked crude it was quite effective. Photo courtesy of New Jersey State Police cratic and authoritative genuflecting that involves mug shots, fingerprinting, tax payment, and permission from a local law-enforcement official. You will have to go through all of this if you want to be legal. To help you with this legal brouhaha, I have reproduced the federal forms...

Why The Hell Should You Read This Book

Suppressors Law Enforcement Canada

You have already guessed what this book is about, haven't you Did you cheat by browsing Well, it's true. I'm going to help you make silencers, right in your home, from simple, everyday materials. Silencers are very useful and fun to use. In simple terms, they allow a firearm to discharge much more quietly than the blast normally associated with a gunshot. Think about how useful and fun that could be The straight world uses silencers so as to not disturb the neighbors while target shooting, or...

Diagram Silencer

Cal Silencer Design

s v vvvv vv.vw s wvvvvww s grogna s 3 END CAPS ARE HELD IN PLACE WITH FOUR SETSCREWS EQUALLY SPACED AROUNDTHE TUBE Another commercial silencer from the early 1980s is this fine effort by R.E. Choate, a superb machinist and silencer designer. It is a baffle-and-screen model. The detailed engineering diagram here is of great value to the student of si-lencerology. Illustration courtesy of R.E. Choate, via J. David Truby, Silencers in the 1980s Here is a stripped silencer from a kit designed in...

Muffled Attempt

Firearm Muffler

With a bit of drilling you can turn an ordinary replacement muffler for your small lawn mower into a very good silencer. After all, what is a silencer but a muffler Buy the muffler at a busy farm and garden shop. Because many of these mufflers are designed only to trap gases and not to have a projectile passing through them, they often do not have straight-through openings. Using the proper size bit to match the caliber of the pistol or rifle you will use with this silencer, drill a straight...

Sights

Foreign Silencers

You may have to remove the front sight from your rifle or pistol to accommodate the silencer tube. Even the original sights on many commercial cans are useless because of the silencer's bulk, so they are simply removed to facilitate engineering. Whatever the case may be, it is likely that your silencer will be concentric, meaning it will render the front sight useless. Therefore you are either going to have to reinstall a front sight on the silencer and realign your sights, or mount a telescope...

Pop Goes The Soda

Gun Testing Silencer Bottle

Pop bottle silencers have been around for years. I first saw one in 1978 and tested another one that same day. They work pretty well for a half dozen shots or so. I once tried one on a submachine gun and got out five fairly quiet rounds before the bottom blew out of the bottle. One of the earliest improvised silencer designs was the 2-liter plastic bottle, usually filled with staffers or liquid. BATF regulations require you to register this unit like any other silencer, of course. Illustrations...

The Great Screen Test

Homemade Silencer

If you can wrap screen around a pencil, rip tape, and read these instructions, you can easily build this silencer. Before starting, I want to give credit to one of California's own fun guys, an original Valley Guy, John Van de Kamp. Here's all you need to build this silencer for your very own electrician's tape, a small pin punch, a dowel or pencil, and two pieces of aluminum or bronze screening. One will be 8 inches by 28 inches, the other 6 inches by 28 inches. First, remove the front sight...

The Doc Sarvis Silencer

Improvised Grenade Pipe

There's more to cardboard than cartons and more to screens than windows and doors. That's why our in-house shaman, good old Doc Sarvis, came up with this simple silencer made of PVC pipe, corrugated cardboard, and screening. To construct this one you'll need about a foot of PVC pipe 1 1 2-inch inside diameter , a piece of aluminum or bronze screening about 5 inches by 40 inches , a couple of hose clamps, electrician's tape, some cardboard backing sheets or a small carton, a 3 8-inch by 10-inch...

Materials

Baffle Plan Silencers

The list of materials you'll need is pretty basic, too. Since I have no idea what type or size silencer you're going to build, I will leave the sizes, amounts, and quantities that you purchase up to you. The plans in Chapters 5 and 6 tell you the specific items you'll need for each design, so consult them before you shop. Another professionally designed and produced assassin's gun, the British Wei rod is probably one of the finest and most effective designs in silencer history. Its baffle...

Tennis Anyone

Silencer Inside Rubber

Tennis balls make great insert materials for a silencer. One of the first designs I saw came from John Minnery, the Canadian author and maven of the arcane arsenal from the sub-rosa world. His design was a simple yet effective affair that you can easily replicate at your kitchen table. You need a piece of PVC pipe 3-inch inside diameter, about 12 to 14 inches long , three or four tennis balls, duct and electrician's tape, and the ubiquitous hose clamp. Wrap the tape around the gun barrel as a...