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Suppressed Saiga Shotgun

As seen on Sons of Guns. Haven’t watched the show yet but may start. Also, it seems to like running that sort of business and having it videotaped is bad. I’m sure several ATF agents have been assigned to watch and note when they fail to dot an i or cross a t.

9 Responses to “Suppressed Saiga Shotgun”

  1. Ian Argent Says:

    Don’t know how good an idea going after someone with a tv show over nit-picking violations would be. Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel would seem to apply. If we can try some of the idiotic restrictions in the court of public opinion…

  2. Miguel Says:

    They reduced the sound of the Saiga from 165db to 145db which means that instead of standing next to the equivalent of a 747 at full take off speed, you will be standing next to the equivalent of a DC 10 idling.

    The owner of the shop did tell the prospective owner of the suppressed Saiga that they had “about an hour’s worth” of paperwork to do. Those with experience in Class III should know if that is correct.

  3. wizardpc Says:

    I wish, after the hour’s worth comment, he’d added “and about a six month wait for the ATF to get around to processing it.”

  4. RobertM Says:

    I’ve watched a couple of episodes. It’s an interesting show. They seem to have some close ties to the local LEOs, so that will probably go a ways to help them with any legal nitpicking that may crop up.

  5. Steve Says:

    Hmm. Even I know the difference between an M-203 and a cobray 37mm flare launcher..

    That son of a gun apparantly doesn’t.

  6. Gunmart Says:

    You would like the show if you saw it… but its not really anything to plan your day around.

  7. Cargosquid Says:

    http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/decibel/decibel_text.htm

    110-140 dB Rock concerts
    130 dB Jet takeoff, shotgun firing
    145 dB Boom cars

    That shotgun owner needs to get his money back….

    According to this, shotguns only put out 130 db to start with. Suppressed? Not so much.

  8. Ellen Says:

    I don’t buy ink by the barrel, but I use electricity by the Coulomb. Annoying the Web is every bit as silly as annoying the newspapers – and a lot harder to control.

  9. Michael Says:

    Cargosquid,
    The measured dB depends quite significantly on where the sound is measured. On the show, they measured 140dB at the muzzle, after measuring over 160dB unsuppressed. I have a feeling that the 130dB figure that you’re citing is measured from behind the muzzle, either at the shooter’s ear, or from 6 or more feet away.