Twinkie As A Suppressor?

Natezoinks posted this video on Jan 4. They shoot a 10/22 with sub sonic .22LR ammo by Normatac into a Twinkie. They jokingly say “I think we have a Twinkie Silencer folks!”. Did they make a silencer though? I would argue that they did not. First of all the Twinkie is not attached to the barrel which is part of the definition of a suppressor and key characteristic of one. Secondly they do not show what the bullet does once exiting the Twinkie. For all we know, the bullet could have been diverted by the cream filling and veered off at an awkward angle. Typically a decent suppressor shouldn’t shift POI too much. So in order to be a proper silencer, they should have had a target behind the Twinkie and see if sub sonic bullet can even travel through and hit the target.

 

Putting the muzzle up against a medium will dampen the muzzle blast and possibly contain the muzzle report. But does that mean it is a suppressor? If so then those safety discharge containers, where you can safely discharge a firearm into them, should be regulated like suppressors.



Nicholas C

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  • Drew Coleman

    Attention idiots: Do NOT send a letter to the ATF for clarification.

    Thanks.

    • onecanhope

      or rather do they get overwhelmed

      or they have to try to charge Twinkie corp which must be a billion dollar business and Twinkies smoke them in court

    • Actually a letter to ATF wold go to a long way to show the stupidity that ATF’s decisions like the shoe lace machine gun.

    • uncle fester

      There is no need to send a letter to the ATF. The Twinkie is not attached to the firearm. Thus, it is not relevant under the NFA.

      Even if it really did reduce noise levels, it is really no different than shooting a gun into a pillow.

      • int19h

        So a magnetically levitated suppressor isn’t a suppressor? Hmm..

    • DIR911911 .

      one letter to the atf asking about a twinkie silencer , stupid. 1000 letters to the atf , hilarious.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I wish I had time to do stupid sh-t like this.

    Im serious, I really wish I could do dumb things like this.

    • Keiichi

      Time and money…

      • BattleshipGrey

        The Twinkie is the most affordable thing I’ve seen on TFB all day.

        • hANNABONE

          “The Twinkie is the most ‘durable’ thing I’ve seen on TFB all day.”

          Fixed it for ya…

  • Shankbone

    Which 10/22 stock is that?

    • jess

      Axiom, i think.

  • Hoplopfheil

    If the HPA passing means I can tape a 2 liter to my .22 and pretend I’m Marky Mark from The Shooter, then I am totally in favor.

    I was in favor before, to be honest.

    • DIR911911 .

      I love when I find other people calling him by his real name

  • Major Tom

    A baby bottle nipple will suppress a .22 quite well. Such that the report sounds little different than popping bubble wrap.

    Its only drawback is the nipple only lasts a couple shots.

  • Benjamin Goldstein

    I can see some innocent Aussie going to prison for this

  • Andrew Foss

    So does this mean Twinkies are going to cost $200.40 (rather than 3.99/10) and take Uncle Sam half a year to approve the tax stamp? Twinkies, contrary to popular belief, *do* have a shelf life.

    • Nashvone

      Maybe it will help with the obesity problem in this country?

    • YS

      Yes, but only if you redesign the Twinkie by putting it up to your muzzle. Mouthing the Twinkie is ok.

    • DIR911911 .

      have you got the tax stamp for those pillows yet??

  • Stephen Paraski

    Put the Twinkie in a can and compare to baffles. Twinkies have a 50 year shelf life. SHTF food and silent zombie popper.

    • DIR911911 .

      rumor mill. . . theold style ones had a 30 day expiration date

  • J S

    Twinkie Lives Matter!