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(How Stuff Works)   Gun silencer works like this...   ( howstuffworks.com) divider line
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2001-07-14 05:01:03 PM  
Its not working.
2001-07-14 05:01:07 PM  
This link is whack, fix it.
2001-07-14 05:07:08 PM  
http://www.howstuffworks.com/question112.htm. Someone left out the HTTP://. Someone needs to be shot.
2001-07-14 05:28:15 PM  
Interesting...do they make similar divices that fit on wives mouths?
2001-07-14 05:35:17 PM  
And I always thought silencers worked by changing the sound file that plays when you fire your colt/usp. Or in the case of a TMP, the sound is always muffled. Interestingly Ts never silence their guns because they're reckless, and as soon as something is silenced it becomes "tactical."
2001-07-14 05:55:07 PM  
2001-07-14 06:56:23 PM  
interesting. the one howstuffworks article i actually give a shit about and it turns out the person who submitted it could have used an article one how submitting articles to fark works.
2001-07-14 06:57:51 PM  
who needs tactics, let the ak rip....unless u want to hit sumthin, in which case u burst fire.

-1337 counter-strike player :P
2001-07-14 07:01:35 PM  
Thank you...Richard Simmons, you're mine.
2001-07-14 08:22:30 PM  
How do you make a home made silencer?
2001-07-14 08:28:53 PM  
duct tape a toilet paper tube to the end of your gun
2001-07-14 08:58:22 PM  
Call the BATF, they'd be happy to help you.
2001-07-14 10:38:54 PM  
Next week, how Timothy McVeigh's fertilizer bomb on HowStuffWorks.
2001-07-14 10:54:09 PM  
Joe, actually you can use an empty plastic soda bottle at the end of a .22LR muzzle and it will be completely silenced but for the click of the trigger. It kind of screws up your aim but you can certainly apply the concept in better ways.
2001-07-14 11:23:46 PM  
They do not mention in this that there are baffels in most silencers which slow the bullets down so that they travel below the speed of sound. Otherwise they would make a cracking sound from the sonic boom of the bullet traveling supersonic.
2001-07-14 11:42:28 PM  
Oh one more thing.. REAL Silencers dont make a FFFFFFT sound like in the movies.. it makes a small pop.. similar to that of.. lets say.. hitting a ruler moderatly hard on a persons hand.

-Ahem- Don't ask me how I know...

2001-07-14 11:47:41 PM  
How do you know?
2001-07-15 12:16:09 AM  
Hmm, I wonder if someone will invent a silencer for my farts...
2001-07-15 12:16:55 AM  
Of course, there's not much you can do about the smell...
2001-07-15 01:14:36 AM  
I know how to make a silencer.
2001-07-15 04:10:56 AM  
Rebbic: easier way would be to not use supersonic loads with a silencer, but hey...since when is anything done the easy way ;-p
2001-07-15 10:10:32 AM  
Easy to use a gun silently. Grasp it firmly, sneak up behind your oppoentn, and whack him one when he's not lookingl. If you do it right, all you should hear is a wet thump.
2001-07-15 12:44:21 PM  
Toonami: There is a way to make a silencer for your farts. All you have to do is put an open plastic bottle in your ass.

I'm a CS player too. AWP whores rule!!
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