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I am finally thinking about a supressor for my p17. I figure its time to begin researching. Unfortunately bills will keep me from purchasing one for a while.
So now i can nit pick the details.

I am interested in most reduced sound at shooters ear. I am nit trying for Hollywood quiet as i will be using thunderbolt ammo almost exclusively.

So let the info begin!
 

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As a matter of principal I refuse to buy a stamp for a suppressor. They are illegal...except if you have a fist full of cash to pay the price. Typical government BS!
 

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I bought a Q Erector for mine. Currently sitting in the safe at Tennessee Silencer waiting for my stamp.

I was able to shoot it when it came in.

First, it’s a featherweight. Even as light as the P17 is, this suppressor is almost imperceptible.

Second, it’s quiet. It was my first time shooting a .22 suppressor so I don’t really have anything to compare it to, but the guys at the shop were really impressed. I shot in the full length configuration with all 10 baffles. I think ultimately I’ll probably run 7 or 8, as the pistol cycled pretty hard and there was a lot of blowback and unburnt powder to the face with the full length. I also don’t want to unnecessarily wear the internals.

Durability is just fine for my use, since I don’t plan to suppress anything else with it.

I’m really happy with my choice.
 

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I bought a Q Erector for mine. Currently sitting in the safe at Tennessee Silencer waiting for my stamp.

I was able to shoot it when it came in.

First, it’s a featherweight. Even as light as the P17 is, this suppressor is almost imperceptible.

Second, it’s quiet. It was my first time shooting a .22 suppressor so I don’t really have anything to compare it to, but the guys at the shop were really impressed. I shot in the full length configuration with all 10 baffles. I think ultimately I’ll probably run 7 or 8, as the pistol cycled pretty hard and there was a lot of blowback and unburnt powder to the face with the full length. I also don’t want to unnecessarily wear the internals.

Durability is just fine for my use, since I don’t plan to suppress anything else with it.

I’m really happy with my choice.

Did you use high velocity or supressed rounds?
Can you give an example of what you t sounded lije at the shooters ear ?

Was the junk out of the chamber area over whelming? How bad was it?
 

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Did you use high velocity or supressed rounds?
Can you give an example of what you t sounded lije at the shooters ear ?

Was the junk out of the chamber area over whelming? How bad was it?
Let’s see… I shot only CCI MiniMags, and they came out subsonic but right on the edge. If I remember right there were a couple among the three mags I shot that cracked.

The blowback wasn’t as bad as any AR15 normally running - that cloud of gas that you get. But, you know how when you shoot .22s your forearm gets sprinkled with unburnt powder? That but worse, and enough that I felt it on my face. So, definitely wear eye protection and shower when you get home. It was significant enough that I noticed it as a side effect of the sharper cycling of the slide. Different round’s may yield different behaviors. I suspect with fewer of the baffles it wouldn’t be a problem, but I’ll see whether that’s true when my stamp comes through.

The sound is hard to describe since, as I said, this was the first time I’ve shot a suppressed pistol. It was a low whump. Not Hollywood quiet by any stretch but definitely hearing safe. I was paying attention and did notice minor first round pop, but again I don’t have a frame of reference for how significant it was. As mentioned, the guys at TN Silencer we’re impressed.
 

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Can you describe sound at shooters ear? High velicity rounds? How bad is blow back?
No issues with blowback. The open slide helps dissipate the gasses quite well.

I ran it with all my standard and high velocity rounds.

It ran fine with everything from Winchester White Box, Remington Thunder, CCI Mini-Mags, PMC Zapper, CCI Standard Velocity, and Federal Auto Match.

Obviously it was much quieter with the Standard Velocity, but I didn't get the chance to listen without ear protection.
 
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