NRA 2014 Day 1: American Suppressor Association 1st Annual Shoot

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I was about two hours late to the 1st Annual American Silencer Association shoot at Camp Atterbury, but I am glad I was. My morning interview with the ATF for my FFL took longer than expected (lots to cover for 07’s!). That said, I put the time to good use.

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Part of AAC’s table. I got a chance to shoot the SCR in 300 BLK, suppressed!

The event was supported by four major OEMS. Much to my delight (and chagrin since I was late), I was able to go hands-on and put over 100 suppressed rounds down range through a variety of weapon systems and suppressors.

  1. SliencerCo
  2. AAC
  3. GemTech
  4. Daniel Defense 

Hornady provided most of the ammunition. GemTech also had some of their impressive loadings present including 300 BLK, 22LR, and 9mm.

GemTech's 300 BLK loadings. Polymer tip with a proprietary jacket on the bullet.

GemTech’s 300 BLK loadings. Polymer tip with a proprietary jacket on the bullet.

TFB will do a full profile on the ASA later next week. We had a great interview with Knox Williams, ASA’s Executive Director on progress being made across the country and the challenges the ASA faces.

Another of AAC's tables!

Another of AAC’s tables!

 

Looks for short hands-on impressions of the Ares SCR and Daniel Defense Mk12 up soon!


Nathan S.

TFB’s newest resident Jarhead, Nathan is currently working in the Defense industry in international sales. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, bull-pups, and high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries in the last three years working with US DoD & foreign MoDs. You will likely find him either in an international airport or on the local range in NE Indiana.

Nathan can be reached at [email protected]


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  • Walsher

    What the heck is the thing 2nd from the top in the 2nd main article picture? Some kind of half breed AR?

    Nevermind, that’s the Ares SCR. Not to be confused with JP Enterprises SCR-11.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      Yep and I’ve requested one for review—

    • gunslinger

      looks like some nanny state legal thing?

      or a more “hunting” version…where states let you hunt with semi-auto?

      • Cymond

        Also, some people just prefer a traditional stock & grip. The way I see it, this brings all of the parts & options for the AR platform to the world of traditional stocked rifles.

    • gunslinger
  • Julio

    Interesting photos, but could you find time to caption them for us? TIA.