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Been thinking of pulling the trigger on the paperwork and tax stamp for a suppressor... Figure I may get a .45ACP unit so that I can use it on .45, .40 and 9mm...

Any suggestions on something decent, but not crazy expensive? Would prefer something that isn't too big and clunky...
 

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I've been wondering this as well since the Hearing Protection Act seems likely to pass very soon and it won't be such a pain to buy a suppressor anymore.

I'm very confused now because as one might imagine, many pistol-caliber suppressors are obviously designed for actual pistols, and I've read that supposedly using them on a fixed barrel gun such as a Sub 2000 may damage the suppressor so are there certain ones that are better for the Sub 2000?
 

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I've been wondering this as well since the Hearing Protection Act seems likely to pass very soon and it won't be such a pain to buy a suppressor anymore.

I'm very confused now because as one might imagine, many pistol-caliber suppressors are obviously designed for actual pistols, and I've read that supposedly using them on a fixed barrel gun such as a Sub 2000 may damage the suppressor so are there certain ones that are better for the Sub 2000?
Seems i remember reading that some suppressors require an adapter of some sorts for a floating barrel design, but not on a fixed barrel. But i have no actual experience...
 

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Not an expert on suppressors,

Pistols can have either fixed barrels like the PPK while others have mobile barrels like the 1911. The weight of the suppressor can interfere with the function of 1911 style actions so a spring activated piston called a booster or "neilsen device" is used. A fixed device where the spring is replaced is used for the PPK style and can also be used on a pistol caliber carbine.

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Yeah I did some more research into it and most suppressors offer a cylindrical metal spacer, which replaces the spring so the assembly doesn't move. One suppressor also offers special fixed mounts as well, which entirely replace the piston assembly and lighten the suppressor up a little bit vs using a spacer instead but they're offered for very specific barrel threads.

I'm hoping a lot of these suppressor manufacturers will find it profitable to bring back their .40S&W version suppressors once the HPA passes. It's very frustrating not to be able to find a new one that's specifically made for it. I just keep finding a bunch of pages from a few years ago from before they were apparently discontinued by almost all the major manufacturers. I know .45 suppressors will obviously work with the right mount but it's not quite as optimal as having one specifically made for the caliber.
 

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The comes in to front sight versions. Early uses a set screw and later front sight uses Blue locktite and a jamnut to secure front sight. I had a problem using my 9mm Silenco Osprey with orginal front sight. All shot were about 6 in low and to right. This was consistence with on target without suppressor and off target with. Ordered fixed mount piston. This made no difference. Kel-tec Tech told me that old type (set Screw) was causing front sight to move when suppressor was installed. Kel-tec sent me new front sight with jamnut. Problem corrected. No shift with or without suppressor.
 
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