Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Jay

    Did they have to leave California to get those mufflers?

  • drewogatory

    Don’t they add the sound in post anyway? I can’t imagine a film modified (what’s the actual term for prop guns?) firearm’s report sounding like a weapon firing live ammo in the first place, much less suppressed.

  • Sam

    They grabbed the guys from Silencerco to help them out – which, BTW Silencerco makes some awesome cans

  • Jesse

    Jay California is extremely hypocritical, they will allow all kinds of illegal firearms into the state as long as they are being used to further the showbiz industry. They apparently enlisted silencerco to test the myth.

    It’s depressing to me that they needed to have an episode to test this. I just hope they do it justice.

  • Martin (M)

    Of course they don’t! They have to add that sound to make the movie believable and enjoyable. Otherwise, moviegoers would think there was something wrong with the film because of the silence. Duh! That’s why they call them silencers! Double duh!

  • MibZ

    Finally! Now a good portion of the idiots will be informed. Maybe a little at least…

  • J.T.

    Really? Plausible? Check the decibel level of a movie shot and the one you did and get back to me.

  • MrTolliver

    Does anyone know what suppressors Adam used for the USP .45? It looked like a rectangular block

  • where can i watch this online?

  • Clodboy

    “Jay California is extremely hypocritical, they will allow all kinds of illegal firearms into the state as long as they are being used to further the showbiz industry.”

    I think that situation applies pretty much everywhere. When the producers of “Equilibrium” couldn’t get the P90s they wanted the bad guys to wield, the German government stepped in (the movie being shot in Berlin, Germany) and loaned them a generous selection of various German-made full-autos – from outdated Walther MPK’s to G3’s, MP5’s and even G36’s.

    Heck, even Canada, with its relatively lax guns laws, still won’t allow people running through their forests with Korean-machine-guns-modified-to-look-like-M249s unless they’re doing it for a SyFy show. 😉

  • jdun1911

    MrTolliver,

    Didn’t watch it but from a post on Afrcom, representative from Silencerco was on the show. Silencerco does offer a rectangular version. Granted they are not the only company to do so tho.

    http://www.silencerco.com/

  • jdun1911

    From what was posted Arfcom, the myth busters people went full retarded on the test.

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=20&t=343417

    BTW here is the information on DB hearing losses. In other words you still need hearing protection when shooting firearms with suppressors.

    http://www.dangerousdecibels.org/education/information-center/noise-induced-hearing-loss/

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  • MrTolliver

    Thanks for the info guys; but has anyone used one of these and is there any qualitative difference vs. round suppressors?

  • Matt Gentry

    I love the mythbusters even though they are naive and occasionally stupid but it seems every episode now I’m scolding my tv screen…”well of course that’s a myth/fact! Come on really?!”

    But I understand they gotta film something i guess.