$100 .308 Suppressor

    There is a thread over at AR15.com that has some video, a parts list, and some rough instructions for building a suppressor:
    http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1693688_The__100__308_Suppressor__That_is_as_good_as_an__800_one_____New_Video_12_10_in_OP.html

    Okay, so not exactly $100 (since you’d need the $200 NFA stamp), but the parts can be had for that amount. But for $300, being able to construct your own suppressor doesn’t sound too bad. If it is functional, it would sure beat dropping $1k+.

    This almost makes me want to submit a Form 1 and give it a try. I would like to see a video of the construction, or maybe some assembly plans, but it seems pretty straightforward. I’d also like to see a comparative test against a commercial suppressor and this one with a decibel meter involved.

    Has anyone here gone through the process and created a suppressor? Does this seem like a reasonable and possible project?

    Thanks to Jay D for the find.

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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