How Stuff Works Presents How Silencers Work

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Now before all of you get worked up over “silencer” in the title, its the title of the video of which (much to their credit), How Stuff Works corrects the viewer that our beloved cans are called “suppressors”. Its a fun video meant for entertainment purposes but if any of our readers have been under a rock, the video does explain suppressors broken-down Barney-style.

Complete with info-graphics, a guy who may actually understand what he is talking about (until he says its a 20 dB explosion), and sound-effects, it will at least entertain you four minutes. Ignore the last thirty seconds which turns into an advertisement.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Mustascheo Mustascheo on Oct 25, 2015

    What's wrong with calling them a "can"? I'm kind of curious why this liberal douche bag sees the need to imply that a suppressor owner may kill you?

  • Phauxtoe Phauxtoe on Oct 26, 2015

    you should do a video on "How Lighting Works", you Video Lighting SUCKS!