Why The Hell Should You Read This Book

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 to muffle that muzzle blast to make shooting more peaceful and civilized. And a silencer can help cut down on that awful gunfire roar that so often frightens first-time shooters.

There are also nefarious uses for silencers. Some folks are paid by other folks to shoot even other folks. Quite often the shooter will use a silencer, especially if he or she is a professional. In military combat, snipers often use silencers so that the snipees will not hear the

These very professionally designed silencers are intended for a submachine gun and a handgun. The SMG silencer has to be made of steel and other heavy components because of the heat and stress caused by the high rate of fire. The handgun silencer can be built of aluminum or PVC pipe. (Illustration courtesy of Paladin Press)

bullet with their name on it until they feel it.

There is an in-between world, though, which I modestly call the Land of Haydukery. There are times in the conduct of human affairs when it becomes necessary to Hayduke someone or something through the nonlethal use of a firearm, and prudent tactic suggests a silencer. I'll suggest some actual scenarios a bit later, but there are some preliminary considerations to disseminate.

First, some explanations. Unlike the savants in the field of firearm silencers (see Chapter 8), I am not going to be technical or anti-semantic. For example, I will call a silencer a silencer, unlike the picky correctocrats who insist on calling them suppressors. I might refer to a silencer as a can, because that's how the real manufacturers refer to a silencer when they talk among themselves, away from us mortals.

Another thing; don't look for a lot of math and physics babble in this book. My silencer ideas just make guns shoot quieter without any concern for decibel reduction squared upon itself, or any other mental masturbation that technocrats usually use to baffle us with their bullshit. What you get in this book is how to build a working silencer at your kitchen table in less than an evening's time, using only common hand tools and easily available, inexpensive materials.

That's right; your kitchen table, hand tools, hardware store supplies, and my really-easy-to-follow instructions, complete with illustrations. That's it. You don't need a lathe, or even have to know anyone who has one, to make these very effective silencers right in your own home. How's that for fun?!

Of course, there is the legal swamp. If you wish to build or purchase a silencer legally, you can still do so

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Suppressors Law Enforcement Canada

This photo shows a variety of silencers recovered by Canadian law enforcement officials. They are cutaway so that the serious scholar of silencerology can study the design details and note the differences in acoustical engineering. (Photo courtesy of John A. Minnery)

as of this writing. It seems that the anti-gun Loony Tunes are turning up the volume on their babble about legislating silencers into illegality. Nonetheless, if you can still purchase a silencer legally by the time you read this, it will cost you a lot of money to do so, and your name and fingerprints will be on permanent file with the feds; not the coolest of situations for an active Hayduker.

The next option is an illegal silencer. These can be had quite easily, about the same way you might pick up an illegal, unregistered handgun-knowing the right person in the right bar, pawnshop, or other environment where shady entrepreneurs hang out. All it takes is cash, with no questions and no paperwork. This is very risky, however, because the federal cops like to set up sting operations and other nasty entrapments so they can bust people who buy and sell illegal silencers.

I'd avoid this option if I were you. If you must exercise this option, please be careful. Trust nobody. Set up cutouts. Play it very safely and stay out of jail. As my old pals Lyle and Tector Gorch from Idaho advise, "Don't trust even Jesus with a used rubber."

Instead, why not make your own silencer?! You don't have to be an engineer, master craftsman, or even a machinist to make a silencer. Silencers are all around us, just waiting to be created by modifying something into something else that will quiet a firearm. For example, turning a 2-liter plastic pop bottle into a silencer takes only a few moments and a bit of electrical tape.


CAUTION: It is illegal to build or possess an unregistered silencer. You can get your sweet ass in a whole lot of deep, murky, serious shit if you actually build or possess an unregistered and therefore illegal device. And since you're not a truly dangerous criminal, the feds will bust you quicker and easier than they would a real bad guy. Be very careful!

I included those harsh words to warn you. If you actually take me seriously in the following pages and illegally build, modify, or create a silencer and/or have one in your possession, it is a major felony-type federal crime. And believe me, the feds are out there laying their repressive presence over the nation like the lid of a pressure cooker. I certainly don't want you, a loyal reader and friend, to become a victim of our nationa^ Department of Injustice.

So take my advice: If you want to build a silencer, file the necessary paperwork with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) before you start or even contemplate construction. You have to have their approval before you begin any manufacture or take possession of any silencer, as indicated on the special federal forms that are reproduced in this book. That's the straight, stand-up way to do things in a kinder, gentler America, gentle reader. You also need to check your state and local laws to see what the legal situation is for silencers in your area. I really think you should approach this carefully and legally, as I suggest in Chapter 4.

So why do people build and possess illegal silencers if the penalty is so heavy? I already explained why. Silencers are neat, a lot of fun, and often very useful. Confused? Are you asking yourself if you should or should not use the information in this book to build a silencer of your very own, and possibly use it in a few of the scenarios presented here? Alas, there are many decisional pitfalls in our world of social discourse, and for me to say what is proper is actually improper. Use your own vulgar judgment. When in doubt, however, do the opposite of what seems to be right.

As you peruse the pages to come, think before you act, create, build, or possess. But always remember that old German proverb, "The silent dog is the first to bite."

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