Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • G0rdon_Fr33man

    SilencerCo is doing their marketing right. The first step into making something “legal” is to make it edible to the general public, and to show the fact it has legit uses. Not just a fun toy for your average couch-commando. In Norway, I´g guesstimate that 90% uses suppressors for hunting, and banning them now would create a shitstorm. I wish SilencerCo would export this. I´d use it for bird hunting…

    • Nicholas Chen

      You and me both. I will get one this year.

    • hellofromillinois

      Agreed. Every person I have spoken to who is against suppressors think they will be used by assassins to silently kill the innocent and had not contemplated the real world practical use of suppressors. Teddy Roosevelt used them to not piss of his neighbors when varmint hunting reportedly. That is as good of a reason as any to me.

  • magoober

    two concerns:
    -too long.
    -too much weight on the end of the barrel.

    • MR

      Two points:
      -irrelevant
      -irrelevant
      Turkey guns are already long, a little extra won’t hurt anything. Could always run a slightly shorter barrel if it really bothers you.
      It’s not that much extra weight, can easily be compensated for with practice. Might even be an advantage when shooting trap or skeet.

      • Holding my turkey gun up for 30 minutes at a time sucks. IMO, his points are very relevant.
        Also I dont get why you would want or need suppression for turkey. I have never had more than one gobbler come to a decoy.

        • Vitsaus

          Hunting pigs with full auto MP5= totally practical… using a supressor on Turkeys… not wanted or needed?

          • Nope. Sitting in a field perfectly still for 5+ hours with your gun at the ready sucks. Adding over a pound of mass to the tip of said gun makes it suck more.

            Running around a huge ranch in a dune buggy with night vision and an MP5 to eradicate a pest AND put delicious bacon on the table = awesome!

          • Nicks87

            Most of us don’t have access to a huge ranch, NVGs, a dune buggy or full auto weapons so congratulations on being a snobby douche.

        • Nicks87

          Not bothering your neighbors is a big advantage. Especially if they are gun hating liberals that moved to the country for some peace and quiet. Try using a tripod like primos trigger stick if you don’t like holding your gun up for long periods of time and a cushion to sit on helps as well.

      • Nicks87

        You shouldn’t need a long barrel for turkey as long as you have the right choke.

    • Nicholas Chen

      Have you fired a shotgun with the Salvo 12 on it? Surprisngly not that much weight. Compared to something like the Xrail.

    • Nicks87

      It’s not more heavy than a double barrel shotgun, which most people prefer for bird hunting/trap and skeet shooting. Length is debatable but for turkey hunting you usually call them in to get a close shot so you could run an 18.5 in barrel with the suppressor and be fine. I hate wearing hearing protection when I hunt so I could see using the salvo a lot. Too bad it’s illegal to hunt with a suppressor in my state.