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silencer

any device designed to reduce noise, esp the tubular device containing baffle plates in the exhaust system of a motor vehicle

rubber silencer, bumper

A resilient part, such as a rubber button, attached to the stop on a doorframe to reduce noise caused by slamming of the door.
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[Editor's Note: It's funny how Piers Morgan condems the United States for allowing the sale of sound suppressors when his country's process to purchase a suppressor is less restrictive than in America.
However, the engineers at SilencerCo developed a sound suppressor that functions well with most of the popular handgun calibers in the United States: the Osprey 45.
"Unidentified gunmen, using sound suppressors, have shot dead director of
Noise or sound suppressors will confuse the enemy about the DM's firing location.
In general, flight-deck PPE consists of an appropriate cranial impact helmet, steel-toed flight-deck safety boots, sound suppressors, safety goggles, long-sleeve jerseys/shirts, and a saltwater-activated float coat.
Five German police sharpshooters were stationed around the area armed with standard-issue G3 service rifles that lacked sound suppressors or optical sights.
From rifles and pistols to ammunition, electronic sights, sound suppressors, optics, and clothing, so long as you bring your own food SIG can take care of pretty much everything else.
Surefire and SIG Sauer (sigsauer.com) make good brakes that also adapt to their brand's sound suppressors. "Easy on and easy off," I say.
The muzzle features 5/8x24 threads, which allow easy attachment of muzzle brakes, flash suppressors and sound suppressors.
In the meantime, though, optimistic manufacturers are going big into dedicated guns with built-in sound suppressors. Justin Moon, Kahr Arms president and CEO, showed me their new clone of the Ruger 10/22 with a super-easy-to-clean, built-in suppressor: the Magnum Research MLR with TTS-22 suppressed barrel.
Nowadays sound suppressors are appropriate conversation fodder in polite genteel company.
The barrel features 3/4x10 threads for attaching sound suppressors, barrel extensions ,or other muzzle devices.