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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