‘HIT MAN’ Homemade Silencers (And Other Internet Hilarity)

    I think i might have stumbled upon an internet equivalent of a comedy jackpot. In a HubPages post by ‘fr0gman’, the excerpts of a supposedly banned book HIT MAN: A Technical Manual For Independent Contractors detail how to build a “homemade silencer”. While the plans are funny in themselves, the user comments after the article had me rolling.


    HIT MAN: A Technical Manual For Independent Contractors

    In this article I am going to discuss the methods described in this book to build an improvised silencer for a standard, fixed-barrel .22 caliber pistol. This technique is very inexpensive (you can build a working model for around $40.00). The techniques are very effective and it is worth noting that production and possession of an assembled silencer or the parts used to make a silencer are illegal in the United States and many other countries. This information is presented for information purposes ONLY and you are strongly encourage NOT to attempt to build a silencer unless you have the proper authorization from the government.


    HubPages Author ‘fr0gman’








    Your finished product is whisper-quiet, the way a silencer is supposed to be! It is inexpensive, effective and reusable for over four hundred rounds before you will need to repack.

    As promised, here are some comments about the ‘Hit Man’ suppressor that made me laugh out loud:

     Brandon Laden 8 years ago

    man i think this stuff is bad you have won a lot of respect from me i hope this works but thanks becouse no other page i have read tells actualy how to make the silencer only how ellegal it is to make so thanks!!!!!!!

    Hold Me Beer 7 years ago

    well put frogman, this is very interesting information but do suppose it could work with say a 9mm, 40 cal, or 45

    viper777 7 years ago

    Hi man,

    thanks for your suggestions. Really helpful and they work with bullets. I m trying hard to do something similar to a shot gun (not bullets) gauge 12. My results are close to rubbish.

    Anyone has any ideas or help ?

    2 loud .17 HMR 7 years ago

    any chance you could tell me where to get one from overseas?

    jigga 6 years ago

    im too lazy to create this, i really need one… so does n e one know how to make one outta a 20 oz popbottle tape and insulation, and does it work.

    bigcliffcole 6 years ago

    i’ve made one from a soda can and a couple of old hats before but it is olny good for a few shots or so but it was still fun to make and shoot.

    Numbah9 6 years ago

    Change to a higher impulse powder with a smaller charge such that the end of barrel pressure is near, or closer to, zero. Longer barrel helps. Requires some experimentation but does work rather well. 17cal Finnish sniper rifle adapts well to this technique

    Redneck 6 years ago

    I just tried the pop bottle, I wrapped hi voltage tape around bull barrel 10/22 ruger slid on mountain dew bottle with 1/2 inch hole in bottom center, walked outside and racked off 6 shots and did not even wake the old lady and did not hurt anything, hell I left it on there for now. I would say it cut down the sound by at least 2/3. I think tomorrow I will cut bottle in half and glue some steel wool all along insides leaving good passage for the bullet. This should help some more hell Im not trying to kill anybody, But if I want to snipe a deer in the night nobody will know, and it did not show in my scope, I bet frogmans works great , It took about 5 minutes to make this one.

    yadaddy 6 years ago

    ur retarded . . . go buy a keyless drill chuck that has a max larger than your o.d. of the barrel . . . better yet anneal the end of the barrel and use a tap and dye set . . . better yet if you didn’t know this already study a bit on proper machining. a dependabl supressor requires baffeling come on now just promise me you wont ruin your pistols or rifles by applying f*ckin fiberglass wtf ? and i really don’t care if i mis-spelled a few words

    samalamadingdong 6 years ago

    i made one using a similar idea ive made about 15 of these ive never had one blow up in my face

    Ray Murphy 6 years ago

    Why would any gun enthusiast want a silencer any way .. The big BANG is half the fun

    what’s it matter 6 years ago

    several people that i know made these things and they work really well, all u hear is the pin hitting sounds like a missfire.and about it being legal,…who gives a f*ck? i bet these people never speed eather huh?and if someone WAS goin to kill someone im sure they don’t want to buy one, that would be real smart.i cant even remember the guys name that wrote this (thanks by the way) because ive been reading everyones bullsh*t.. if you just left a comment just to talk shit talk sh*t to yourself and get a life.

    and yo teach… i could 2 shits less if i mizspelledd anything.

    yours truly

    ……. outlaw M.C.

    shoot em up 6 years ago

    Appreciate the info…my neighbor a couple of houses from me makes them. I know a lot about making them, but this adds to it.

    Janie Hersch 6 years ago

    My villain (in the book All’s Fair) is to be shot at Goodwood races (UK) I had no idea of the mechanics required by a Hit Man except speed, efficiency and secrecy. I am researching this now and am extremely grateful for the information on here. I thought a seach for Hit Man would bring a zero; this is welcome information, many thanks.

    mikenet 6 years ago

    Man, just use a short or low powder .22 round(in Canada these are subsonic), drill a whole through a potato, stick it on the end of the barrel, get within 30 feet of who your target is and shoot…you get the same effect…you all talk alot but know nothing about this…..and lets face it the only reason you would ever want a silencer is to kill someone…not for “target” shooting…. ofcourse if you have a proper baffling system you will only hear the click of the firing pin hit the shell if you use subsonic ammo, but most who want to kill do not have the Patience for that, the method i described will make a small pop sound, like a cap from a childs toy gun. I can say from experience if you use this method in a noisy environment no one will notice…except if they see you.

    Bolshevik 6 years ago

    Will this work with 50. Deagle and a ruger 9mm P95?I know it’ll probably work with the P95, but it’s the Deagle I’m worried about.

    toecutter 6 years ago

    awwww u guys are silly. u want quite? use a knife!

    grind3r 4 years ago

    Guys just try this. It’s a silencer for only one use, but it’s so free and so legal that you wouldn’t believe me. Take a coke bottle, put it on the end of a gun tube and wrap in isolation tape. Cheers! đŸ™‚

    cool dude 4 years ago

    don’t bother with this pop bottle supressors work awsome just people don’t make them right you need to fill the bottle loosley with ripped toilet paper i shot 30 shots and it still worked

    im being legit use black tape to seal it on also

    interested party 4 years ago

    could I use 1/4 inch black pipe(which measures out to be about .346 inches) and use rock wool instead of steel wool, because steel wool is flammable for use on a semi auto rifle and make it about 18 inches long?

    DINO 4 years ago


    ** Do I even need to post any legality disclaimers here? I really hope not. **

    God bless you fr0gman. God bless you.


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