SILENCER SATURDAY #29: Suppressor Evaluation Standards

Hello everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday. Although I have shot the Q Honey Badger chambered in 300 Blackout every day and almost every night for the past week, I thought I’d give you all a break from my new romance with thirty cal kurz (band name, I call it). Listening to me gush about 300BLK is probably akin to that friend back in high school that “discovered” Led Zeppelin years after everyone was already sick of Stairway To Heaven and only listened to the deep tracks while smoking cloves and drinking Keystone Light. Anyway, next week we return with metering and shockingly, a suppressed K-sized Pistol Caliber Carbine. This week I’d like to open up a discussion about the potential for a set of universally accepted Suppressor Evaluation Standards that could implemented industry-wide.

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ARMY Says MHS Is OVER, Glock Exploring Other Options

According to a recent article at Military.com, US Army spokespersons said in emails with the magazine that the Army would not be re-trying the Modular Handgun System competition between finalists SIG Sauer and Glock. This statement comes on the heels of Glock Vice President Josh Dorsey’s complaint that the MHS program had been left unfinished, saying that the endurance testing went “uncompleted”. However, a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) contradicts this assessment, and notes that the Army never promised in the Request for Proposal (RFP) to award more than one contract prior to Product Validation Testing (PVT).

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The Wound Channel's Amazing High Speed Armor Penetration Videos

There’s a lot that can be learned by shooting different rounds at various targets, barriers, armors, etc, but the knowledge that can be gleaned from these sorts of tests is limited without the aid of very high speed recordings, which allow us to actually see what is happening when a projectile strikes a target. In recognition of this fact, YouTuber William of The Wound Channel has partnered with Aimed Research, a company specializing in very high speed footage for ballistic research. This gives TWC access to extremely capable Phantom high speed cameras, allowing him to capture high velocity 5.56mm bullets hitting armor plates in slow motion, like in the videos embedded below:

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