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Now might be the time to buy a silencer or silencers

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by oil pan 4, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I was poking around on gunbroker and it looks like silencer prices are about the only thibg coming down in price.
    Everyone is putting everything on gunbroker, including silencers, but supply appears to be exceeding demand by a lot.
    Everything else is selling quick and high.
    Stuff is high enough to make me sell some shit.
    One example is "defensive shot gun barrels" most of my shot guns have multiple barrels if the barrel can be changed easy. I saw a shot gun barrel that normally sells for $160 to $200 go for nearly $500 yesterday. That's almost enough to buy 2 of the host shotguns under normal circumstances.
    If you can't let a few go with prices like this you're crazy. I'm not saying sell everything, For example I only have four 12 gauge shot guns, most people on here would probably consider that low, but why not render 1 non functional to fund upgrades and new equipment later on?
    Then when prices return to normal I will buy a new barrel and pocket the difference, or...
    I'm thinking buy a new barrel for that gun and a 12 gauge choke reaming and threading kit which runs about $350, then ream and thread all my 12ga shot gun barrels for chokes and if a barrel gets damaged in the future I will be able to repair it well beyond just chopping it off if one is damaged near the muzzle.
    Then my sawed off 14 inch barrel shotgun can be threaded for a choke and can accept door breaching attachments, chokes, like an inverted cylinder to spread shot even faster than a cylinder bore, or in a worst case scenario it can accept a full choke incase some how I end up with that being my only shot gun and can potentially use it hunting.
    In a less mad max scenario maybe start selling defensive shot gun barrels with chokes that don't normally have chokes.
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  2. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I bought my self a silencerCo osprey 9mm SU17. It's an inch shorter and about 10% lighter than the "45 osprey".
    $581 new, with shipping and sales tax.
    It's not serviceable so I will be firing clean loads, no cheap ammo, probably shoot it wet as much as possible.
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  3. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Sounds like you need a silencer for your shotguns?
  4. wideym

    wideym Monkey+++

    I picked up a Gemtech One .30cal suppressor on gunbroker for $305 last January. It was preowned and only had the quickmount attachment, but I already have one of the exact model that cost $1400 new. Since I already had several quickmounts and the treadmount attachment, it makes a great addition at a low price. I'm pretty sure it was a estate collection as there were several firearms items of similar nature and quality being auctioned off at the same time.
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I wonder if ATF will waive the $200 Taxstamp Price, like the Feds did for a bunch of other stuff?
    Gator 45/70 likes this.
  6. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Let me know if they do. I have an AR that would like to be less noisy.
    Gator 45/70 likes this.
  7. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Get something made by value can / rebel.
    You can find great deals on used cans.
    For an AR get something that can be taken apart and don't over suppress the gun. For an AR the simpler a can is the better.
    Gator 45/70 likes this.
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