TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #41: Mike Pappas at SHOT 2022

    TFB Behind the Gun Podcast #41: Mike Pappas at SHOT 2022

    You all know him, you all love him, and he’s back again on the TFB Behind The Gun Podcast – Mr. Mike Pappas from Dead Air Silencers! It’s always a treat when we get to hear from one of the great legends of the suppressor business and today Mike shares with our host Pete and the rest of us some great stories about himself, and the suppressor industry you’ve probably never heard before. SHOT Show 2022 was a breath of fresh air for the entire firearms industry and I think that energy shows through in this episode that was recorded right on the SHOT Show floor. If you’ve ever listened to Mike on our podcast or his own podcast before, I don’t think I have to tell you what to expect – just enjoy the show!

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    TFB Behind the Gun Podcast #41: Mike Pappas at SHOT 2022

    TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #41: Mike Pappas at SHOT 2022

    Today on the Podcast we have the man, the myth, the legend, Mike Pappas from Dead Air Silencers. Pete caught Mike out in the wild during SHOT Show 2022 and Mike, as always, was more than happy to give us a few of his thoughts as well as a few good personal stories surrounding his start in firearms, and the suppressor industry. Mike also goes a bit into the history of some of the suppressors he’s helped design and even a couple of anecdotes about how today’s NFA struggles strongly mirror events in the past. Please welcome once again Mr. Mike Pappas with Dead Air Silencers.

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