Phil White

Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m the Associate Editor and moderator at TFB. I really enjoy answering readers questions and comments. We can all learn from each other about our favorite hobby!


  • patrickiv

    Haha I like it.

  • SafeArmsReview

    Good stuff – like the retro 50s commercial.

    BTW does anyone have good links about NFA trusts? Inquiring minds what to know.


  • Zapp Brannigan

    This is a question I’ve been pondering and it’s sort of related to this subject so I’ll ask it here. When does a thingy that can be screwed on the end of the barrel become a silencer? If I stuck an empty soup can on the end of a rifle, it would probably lower the decibels a bit but would it be a silencer? Does the intent of the person manufacturing the thingy matter and if so, who determines that and how?

    • George W.

      I’ll answer your questions in order .
      Probably ,
      Not really , it is more if it lowers the sound of the gun shot ,
      The ATF , mainly through heavy handed tactics , changing rules , going back on what thay said was ok and plain old thuggery . The rule right now is somewhere in the neighborhood of 2-3db of sound reduction makes it a suppressor .

  • gunslinger