Piped Piper

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

9mm Suppressor Plans With Steel Wool

A simple but useful silencer can be made by fastening a ported piece of pipe to your gun barrel, surrounding it with steel wool, then enclosing that in a larger pipe with small holes drilled in it to bleed explosive gases slowly and quietly. ^O (Illustration courtesy of Abagail Landers)

rubber plug, creating an outer shell for the silencer. Stop! Don't wrap any tape. Here is a more clever design to finish off what is already a great silencer.

We're going to use another piece of pipe to create that outer covering. So, proceed as in Chapter 5, only stop before the final step of wrapping tape over the guts of the silencer.

The outer tube needs to be of sufficient diameter to fit over the wrapped inner pipe, and of sufficient length to cover the inner pipe and extend about two inches further for mounting.

You'll need a frieze plug here, too. Drill a center hole in the plug using a bit just slightly larger than the caliber of the gun. Fit the plug over the outer tube and drill a series of small, evenly spaced holes into both. You will be riveting the plug and the tube together, so select a drill bit to match the rivet size.

At the other end of the outer tube you may want to neatly cut three or four slots to facilitate mounting to the weapon. You will also need to make two mounting adapters on the inner tube with electrician's tape, one in front of the Chore Boy wrap and one behind it. These adapters obviously need to be the same diameter as the inner diameter of the outer tube.

The outer tube unit is mounted on the gun by carefully sliding it over the inner pipe so it fits snugly against the tape adapters. Firmly fasten it with a large hose clamp over the rear adapter so the unit is solid. As always, you want to use the dowel or cleaning rod to make absolutely certain your silencer has proper alignment all the way from bore to frieze plug.

That's it. Now go enjoy some quiet shooting time.

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