Why does any civilian need a suppressor? Why would you need to silence your gunfire? Don’t silencers just make it harder for police to catch criminals? These are just a few of the misconceptions people believe about suppressors. But the facts might make you think twice about whether a suppressor is right for you.

Not only do they help protect your ears, suppressors make for safer training, more accurate shooting and less jolting recoil.

Unlike movie “silencers”, real-life suppressors do not make gunfire silent. They come in all brands, shapes and sizes, all with the same basic concept. A series of barriers trap expanding gasses as the bullet travels down the tube. Gasses are redirected and interrupted as they exit the gun’s barrel, resulting in a sound similar in intensity to a jackhammer instead of a gun blast (according to this Washington Post article). So the thought that a suppressor can somehow conceal gunfire is true only in Hollywood. Suppressors lower decibels enough to preserve your eardrums over time. Your shooting improves because you can focus more on your target instead of anticipating the blast and recoil.

Sports World carries the most popular brands of suppressors in all sizes, designs and shapes, but the basic concept is the same: A series of barriers trap expanding gasses as the bullet travels down the tube. Gasses are redirected and interrupted as they exit the gun’s barrel, resulting in a sound similar in intensity to a jackhammer instead of a gun blast (according to this Washington Post article). So the thought that a suppressor can somehow conceal gunfire is true only in Hollywood. The reduction in decibels a suppressor provides is enough to preserve your eardrums, while allowing you to focus more on your target instead of anticipating the blast and recoil.

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action has fought hard to keep suppressors legal in Oklahoma and several other states; though several state legislatures are considering measures to outlaw them.

Sports World is a licensed seller of Class III suppressors and carries a large selection in stock. Our experts can help you pick the right brand and model for you, and walk you through the red tape of legally purchasing and registering your new suppressor.

We also provide complimentary revocable living trust documents with if you purchase a suppressor in the store.

States that allow private ownership of suppressors:
AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY. (Even if you live in one of these states, you should verify that owning a suppressor is legal in your area.)

To learn more about how to purchase a suppressor, check out this article.

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