Survival and the Coming Crisis - by Randal M. Bundy Copyright 2014
Survival Hunting Rifle with a Sound Suppressor

Supressor for rifle

WARNING, 
WARNING, WARNING
I want to make it absolutely and completely understood to everyone this section of my survival guide is intended ONLY for a SHTF (Shit hit the fan Scenario).  According to Federal Law it is permitted to own a Weapons Sound Suppressor but the person must first apply to the proper agency, (probably the BATF) and they must pay at last count a $200 tax.  If you violate this law, you are subject to perhaps 10 years in a federal prison, so obviously I do not encorage anyone to do so.  My discussion here on this subject should not be misunderstood to suggest anything other than complying with the laws.  
WARNING, WARNING, WARNING

Surpressor for rifle
That being said you and I know that if the Shit Hits The Fan (SHTF) scenario does occurr, there will probably not even exist a BATF or any Federal or State Government.  Therefore who are you going to send an application to with a $200 tax check to?  

The reason that I say you may find the need for a Suppressor for your hunting rifle or your weapon is quite simply becasue becasue once you fire that weeapon anyone within sound distance from you is going to know you are out there and they will be able to get a pretty good idea of what direction you are from them.  This would defy the entire purpose of what you are probably trying not to do, which is attract attention from one of the roving gangs of thugs to your location.  You want to shoot that deer or rabbit, but you don't want to let everyone within 10 miles hear that shot you are firing.  

Now in hollywood movies they refer to the term as "a Silencer", however this is really a msileading and incorrect term to use.  The proper term is a "Suppressor" since there is no complete way to silence the sound made by the weapon that is being fired.  You are actually muffeling it somewhat.  Consider the slide of the weapon ejecting a spent round and since it is all metalic, it will make a noise, although not that loud.  Furthermore when the bullet reaches the point of breaking the sound barrior, which it will, then their will be a percussion sound.  The advantage of using a "Suppressor" is that that sound made by the bullet is muzzeled plus the sound that it does make is often absorbed into the surrounding woodland and is not heard at a very dreat distance away from the weapon.  It is much quieter than shooting without one.  Snipers in the military will often use a  Suppressor which makes it very difficult for an enemy to determine where the bullet originate from.

Now the whole action of a Suppressor is to muffle the sound made much the same as a car mufler does.  The sound you do hear is far less that if there wa no mufler at all.  Usually a person located a block away may not even hear the sound of the engine.  That is of course by design.

Now a Suppressor for a rifle could even be a softdrink 2 leter plastic bottle.  It works quite well from what I have seen in videos.  Some people use a standard long oil filter also.  There is an adaptor that can be purchassed which has the right size screw thread to screw into the barrel of the weapon but this requires the barrel of the weapon to be drilled with threads of the right size.  The 2 leter plastic soft drink bottle works pretty well and is secured with duck tape.  For temporary use, it works quite well and is easy to fabricate.

If you are like me you enjoy watching the popular TV series called "Walking Dead", which is about Zombies.  Now in the early episodes the people who servived becoming Zombies were using weapons.  However when they fired these weapons they found it would attract more Zombies and they became overrun.  In the show they stoppped using their weapons except during emergencies and intead use quiet things such as knives, macheties and clubs to stop the zombies.  In reality if the had known what I know and you know now, all the would have had to do was find some disarded 2 litter bottles and some duck tape and the problem would have been solved early on.  However that might have detracted away from the movie itself.  I have noticed on the recent season premire they had found an abandoned gun shop and although all of the weapons where taken, their was discovered in the back room some of what they called "Silencers" which as I said are correctely called, "Suppressors".

There is one little detail that I have discovered and made modifications to.  I have seen no one anywhere show this.  The problem with the 2 little bottle is that when it is slid onto the bottle and taped secureely with duck tape, it tends to abstruct the iron sites of the weapon.  Therefore the shooter is firiong without accuracy.  What I have done to solve this little problem is to apply a hairblower on high to the 2 litter bottle, thus causing it to reform inward somewhat.  Indent it as much as necessary to clear the sight abstruction and you have the problem solved without altering the effectiveness of your surpressor.


Again I say issue the following warnings:

WARNING, WARNING, WARNING
I want to make it absolutely and completely understood to everyone this section of my survival guide is intended only for a SHTF (Shit hit the fan Scenario).  According to Federal Law it is permitted to own a supresor but the person must apply to the proper agency, (probably the BATF) and they must pay at last count a $200 tax.  If you violate this law, you are subject to perhaps 10 years in a federal prison, so obviously I do not encorage anyone to do so.  My discussion here on this subject should not be misunderstood to suggest anything other than complying with the laws.