The Farm: Suppressed Hunting AR-15 & Model 7 Rifles from AAC

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The Advanced Armament Corporation (a sub-division of Remington) has launched a new firearm brand called ‘The Farm‘. The Farm line will include AR-15 and Remington 700 / Model 7 hunting rifles chambered in .300 AAC BLK and designed with suppressor use in mind. These guns will be suitable for mid sized game. The .300 BLK is subtitle for use on any game currently hunted with a .30-30.

The market for suppressors in the United States consists of military, law enforcement, competition shooters and gun enthusiasts. A market segment notably missing is the hunting market. In my opinion, this is because of the cultural and historical contempt for suppressor use that pervades the hunting community. Suppressors are perceived as sinister devices use by hollywood-style assassins and poachers. In some other countries, for example the UK, suppressor use is common and unregulated. As more domestic consumers realize that suppressors are not to be feared, sales will surely rise.




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  • Will

    I believe it is illegal in some states (i.e. Texas) to hunt with a suppressed weapon. I think they can only be used for “game management” in these states meaning there are too many animals and the population has to be thinned out.

  • http://fromthemouthofkstewart.blogspot.com/ Kevin Stewart

    that’s awesome and every thing but in AZ it’ll never fly R12-4-303
    Unlawful Devices, Methods, and Ammunition 5. Contrivances designed to silence, muffle, or minimize
    the report of a firearm;….thanks remington for doing your research

  • jdun1911

    Suppressors from what I read is currently the fastest growth market in the firearms business. Probably has the highest profit margin.

    I bought another suppressor in late June. It should come in late September or October. There is a guy on Arfcom that built his own suppressor and since than I really want to try my hand on it. I might send in my paper works once I get my new suppressor.

  • Mark L.

    Um, does “subtitle” = “suitable”? Just checking. :-)

    Also, FWIW, suppressor use is now lawful in the State of Washington. Until July 22, 2011, you could own them (so long as you complied with Federal laws) but you could not use them. The D controlled legislature passed the change and the D governor actually signed it. Pigs have been seen flying in these parts.
    Link: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Law%202011/1016.SL.pdf

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/ Steve (The Firearm Blog)

      Mark, typo :)

  • http://fromthemouthofkstewart.blogspot.com/ Kevin Stewart

    bummer for me i guess

  • http://mcthag.blogspot.com/ McThag

    The can costs as much as the gun and glass combined in some cases is extremely off-putting. Then adding the NFA part means you have to be committed to owning one.

    Without the NFA aspect, I suspect the stigma would evaporate as the usefulness asserted itself.

  • Meles.meles

    Just to clarify: suppressors (commonly referred to as “sound moderators”) in the UK are required to be entered on an individuals Firearms Certificate – they are effectively classified as firearms in their own right. The shooter must supply good reason for requiring each suppressor; protection of one’s hearing or the reduction of noise pollution for example. It’s fair to say that the use of suppressors when hunting is fairly ubiquitous in the UK – and is frequently seen amongst the target shooting community as well.

  • http://www.eyesneverclosed.com JP

    I don’t have a copy of my state’s Game Reg’s handy to check (Arizona), but I’m fairly sure it is against the law to hunt with a suppressed firearm here. If that is true, and is the same in other states – that is probably a large reason suppressors are not common amongst hunters.

  • armed_partisan

    While I’ve always considered the safety benefits of hunting with suppressor of vital importance to easing the restrictions on their ownership in the US, the sad truth is that even in some states where you can own a suppressor, like my home Florida, it is ILLEGAL to hunt with a lawfully owned suppressor, which is stupid, but remember, we’re the state that outlawed bathing in the nude.

  • Tim M

    Suitable, not subtitle. Just looking out for you. Keep up the good work.

  • C3P0

    It took a good 30 seconds of staring at these sentencese to figure out you meant *suitable*: “These guns will be subtitle for mid sized game. The .300 BLK is subtitle for use on any game currently hunted with a .30-30.”

    sometimes spell check is not your friend.

    . . . and get the damned “advertise here” shit off the top of my favorite blog. . .

  • howlingcoyote

    Contact your senators and congressmen and tell them to remove ALL restrictions on sound suppressors!
    Don’t forget that Sarah Brady and the Brady campaign want to BAN all sound suppressors! (of course, she also wants to BAN all guns and all ammo too).
    Isn’t the 300 Blackout the same as the 300 Whisper? Which Hornady now has factory ammo for.
    A good gun for hunting wild hogs in Texas with!
    And Tom Selleck for president of the NRA (and maybe the USA!).

  • Beaumont

    Er … I suppose you meant “suitable”. A “subtitled” suppressor would have little word balloons that pop up when fired, reading “Pfthht!”

  • Raoul O’Shaughnessy

    “Suitable” is the word your spellcheck was looking for.

  • mark

    yes here in the uk we use suppressors on allmost everthing from 22 lr to 308 the thing is when you are hunting weather it be small game like rabbit or big stuff like stag we want to be silent you can drop a rabbit with a moderator or suppressor and his mate next to him want even know he is lying there so you can take the next one out and the next one.. any animal when in numbers here”s a rifle and they all disapear

  • http://dvc.org.uk/dunblane/ Johnny

    It’s not true to say suppressors are un-regulated in the UK. You need permission on your Firearm Certificate to buy and own one for a cartridge firearm. Recently, the police have been authorize requests as a matter of course providing you request one on “health and safety” grounds. Suppressors intended for air guns can be bought without a certificate.

  • Woodroez

    I can get behind this idea. Hopefully this notion will get some legs and we can get a push to legalize suppressors in some states (MO). A Missouri representative actually submitted a bill to legalize suppressors in the state in 2008 but it didn’t reach the finish line. He had the backing of AR-15 manufacturer CMMG in Fayette, who indicated, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (who did condemn the bill in their article), that they could have hired as many as eight new employees for the manufacture of suppressors had the bill been signed into law.

    I live in a rural area but I still don’t like to practice at home for fear of being a nuisance. Suppressors would allow me to shoot in the early morning after getting home from my job. The closest neighbors would have to walk outside in order to hear a suppressed .22, I’m certain.

  • Jman

    I like the subtle reference to the famed CIA training center of the same name…

  • http://ambivalentskeptic.wordpress.com/ Clint1911

    “These guns will be subtitle for mid sized game. The .300 BLK is subtitle for use on any game currently hunted with a .30-30.”

    What about people who prefer English language dubs???

    WV: suitable: Adjective: Right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose, or situation.

    Example; The word “subtitle” is not suitable for this article.

    http://survivingtheworld.net/Lesson1130.html

  • Chuck

    These guns will be subtitle for mid sized game.

    I presume that mid sized game would be the title then? Or perhaps you really meant the guns would be suitable for mid sized game? ;-)

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/ Steve (The Firearm Blog)

      Everyone, thank you, it was a typo

  • http://corn,beans,spentbrass,anemptypageandadeadline Frank W. James

    For “Hunting” applications, they better set aside a considerable amount of money to lobby various state legislatures and get some laws changed because in Indiana just the ‘possession’ of even a legally registered suppressor/silencer while hunting, or even in the vehicle while hunting, is a clear violation of state law. It’s a serious NO-NO. By definition possession of these devices in the field or in the vehicle during any hunting season is evidence of ‘intent’ to commit a crime.

    Good luck changing that one…

    All The Best,
    Frank W. James

  • West

    Will, you can hunt wild hogs in Texas with a silencer, night vision, full-auto, from a helicopter. Whatever.

    Just kill a lot of them.

  • Will

    I did not know that, sounds like fun.

  • Will

    But that does sound like “game management”

  • PKelley

    You can hunt in Kansas with a legally owned suppressor.

  • trocon

    @West,

    Feral hogs are scary business. Javelinas are a close second. Technically not a pig, but close enough — like giant trash-diving raccoons with straight tusks. They’re fast as hell, and can travel in packs of 10 at a time.

    A suppressor is a just another tool in this case, so the rest of them don’t scatter in every direction.

  • West

    trocon,
    I live in Houston but my father lives in coastal S. Texas, right in the middle of hog country. He doesnt even like to drive at night due to the number of them on the roads.

    I witnessed a family friend make a direct hit on one right between the eyes from about 12 yards with a Glock .45 and it did not penetrate, just left a long red stripe.

    It took the CAR-15 to put him down.

  • john o.

    You know, you’re required to muffle your car, your motorcycle, your lawn mower, but you have to submit to government scrutiny and pay a punitive tax to save your hearing and your neighbors’ nerves by muffling your gun. I’ve read that there’s never been a murder committed with a suppressed weapon in the United States? It’s ridiculous that suppressors are regulated the same as machine guns. I understand that the best most suppressors, even those in .22lr, can do is about 130 dB? That’s still very loud. Anyone nearby will still know a gun has been fired. It’s just enough quieter to help save your hearing, and keep you from frightening the neighbors two counties over. And that’s regulated and taxed?

    Something I read in one of the NRA’s magazines a while back make me think that there might just be a hope of someday getting suppressors off the NFA tax list. Couldn’t hurt to write your congressman….

  • Charles222

    Ehh, agree with you John O, but you’re exaggerating how effective a good suppressor can be. Ive seen quality suppressors and they’ll lower an M4’s report to about that of a paintball gun; certainly not something that makes people think firearm upon hearing it.

  • Mike C

    where can i find a camo quad rail like that? recently purchased a m&p15 300

  • David/Sharpie

    Actually, suppressors in the UK are regulated, they are registered as a rifle (You need them registered to your “Firearm Certificate” which is what you need for rifles and “high cap” shotguns)

    In Canada however, they are banned, damn gun laws.

  • Sam Suggs

    yeah this might of happended pre snady hook but just fucking damiit