He Says Hes Number

Ppks 380 Accuracy

He advertises himself as the foremost manufacturer of suppressed firearms today . . . the standard of quality and performance the others try to match. He could be telling the truth. Whether Jonathan Arthur Ciener really is number one isn't the point. The only people who count in judging that are the military and intelligence technocrats who evaluate his designs with standard issue adoption in mind, and they're not talking. So, only history will really determine if Jonathan Arthur Ciener was the...

Boobs Tubes and Dollars Wallow in Politics

Dover Devil Machine Gun

In the early 1970s, an apparently feckless-seeming group of planners in the Pentagon started marching out of cadence with the normal lockstep of ordnance procurement. The accepted method was still the old boy network of cronyism, featuring active duty officers, recently retired officers just hired by ordnance sellers, plus the other dol-hred trappings of what Col. Isaac Lewis once termed The Ordnance Ring. The planners1 new idea was to consolidate, coordinate, and cut cost. In 1977, this new...

The Terrorizing Sound of Silencers

Homemade Science Models

Clammy moisture formed on the upper lip of the security chief and his stomach felt queasy. Only a few more minutes, he thought, and the damn OPEC people will board their jetliner and become someone else's problem. Primal fear lifted the hair at the nape of his neck just before the first round snapped within a foot of his head and thudded heavily into the Libyan oil minister. Another bullet cracked and hit the Algerian representative. In a frenzy, the security chief whirled around searching for...

Testing and Evaluation

Silencer Area Deception

Unfortunately the criteria and techniques for judging small arms sound suppressors are not standardized nor even validated. The principal, but not the only criterion of silencer quality, is the degree of acoustical attenuation. This requires the definition of some terms and units of measurement. Muzzle blast is measured in terms of blast overpressure, usually pounds per square inch, or in terms of peak sound pressure level or peak deci-Bels. Although the deciBel scale is nonlinear, we can...

Rifle Silencer Designs

Silencer Disassembly

Dater also markets a line of centerfire muzzle suppressors. Top is the M30 in .30-06 middle is the M22 in .223 bottom is the MXM in .223. A cross sectional sketch of Phil Dater's MXM suppressor. A cross sectional sketch of Phil Dater's MXM suppressor. A totally disassembled Dater model TC3 suppressor in .357 magnum for the Thompson centerfire pistol pictured one of Dater's custom designs for this powerful handgun. A totally disassembled Dater model TC3 suppressor in .357 magnum for the Thompson...

George Dodson Su Press On

Pistol Silencer Cutaway

A silenced High Standard Sport King with the completed SMG suppressor. developing a suppressor for the Remington 870 shotgun, but no details were available at that time. But by May of 1981, Special Mission Group was advertising its Remington 870 suppressor kit for 225. A Mini 14 unit was also going for S225, as was the AR15 M16 suppressor kit. Their Ingram M10 model sold for SI80. All parts were included and each unit had a Parkerized finish. In their activation instructions, the Special...