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suppressor

[sə′pres·ər]
(electricity)
In general, a device used to reduce or eliminate noise or other signals that interfere with the operation of a communication system, usually at the noise source.
Specifically, a resistor used in series with a spark plug or distributor of an automobile engine or other internal combustion engine to suppress spark noise that might otherwise interfere with radio reception.
(electronics)
(spectroscopy)
In an analytical procedure, a substance added to the analyte to reduce the extraneous emission, absorption, or light scattering caused by the presence of an impurity.
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OK then, send me what I'll need to put the suppressors I'll get, onto test firearms.
I experimented with oils and CLP to juice up our suppressors, but that was just a mess.
Gemini Technologies is a provider of suppressors and accessories for the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets.
Sound suppressors are big business these days and any number of reputable companies produce remarkably effective suppressors or "cans" in the lexicon of the purist.
To wring them out, I traveled to the range with 10 different 9mm loads and four different suppressors, with the intention of trying every combination possible.
Way beyond the "cool factory," suppressors are increasing the enjoyment of target shooting, with the added benefit of reducing felt recoil.
Unknown to most Americans, suppressors were not made a National Firearms Act (NFA) regulated item because they are the favored tool of assassins and spies.
This isn't to say SilencerCo simply produced an aesthetically dissimilar clone, they modified the design into one of the best handgun suppressors on the market.
The new design, comprising two ion exchange membranes and two flanking regenerate channels, allows for operation at high pressures not feasible with current suppressors.
Code, find the applicable federal gun rights law that secures the right to own such suppressors.
com)-- Gun sound suppressors look pretty straightforward and simple at first glance, but there is actually a lot of careful planning and designing that goes into making a suppressor.
Frankly, if you get one of these pistols, it's not a big deal but the addition of the suppressor does require an ATF tax stamp, so if you're interested after reading this you'll need to make sure where you live allows ownership of suppressors.