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Old July 29th, 2009, 16:57   #1
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Are all silencers metal?

I know that is probably not true.

I am looking at the silencers on airsoftparts.ca. I would like to know if all of them are metal or plastic. I am looking into buying this one for my M4 CQB R.

http://www.airsoftparts.ca/store2/in...oducts_id=1133
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Old July 29th, 2009, 16:58   #2
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some are metal, some are plastic.

but for the most part, most aftermarket suppressors are aluminum. i believe ive seen a carbon fiber suppressor.

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Old July 29th, 2009, 17:11   #3
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just by looking at the silencer, does this one screw on? or clip on over the flash hider? If i do get a clip on silencer, will it fit on the "assault type flash suppressor"?

http://b2b.guay2.com/eng_our_product/g4cqb_r.htm <- my gun

At the moment, i am looking for a silencer which make my gun slightly longer and increase my range.

Any recommendations?
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Old July 29th, 2009, 17:18   #4
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just by looking at the silencer, does this one screw on? or clip on over the flash hider? If i do get a clip on silencer, will it fit on the "assault type flash suppressor"?

http://b2b.guay2.com/eng_our_product/g4cqb_r.htm <- my gun

At the moment, i am looking for a silencer which make my gun slightly longer and increase my range.

Any recommendations?
If you're wanting to increase your range, buy a longer barrel.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 17:19   #5
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a silencer (more correctly a suppressor) will not increase your range unless it is used to hide a longer inner barrel
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Old July 29th, 2009, 17:41   #6
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What is the use of a supressor on an airsoft rifle? Is it only for look?
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Old July 29th, 2009, 17:52   #7
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What is the use of a supressor on an airsoft rifle? Is it only for look?
For looks, hiding an inner barrel, muffling the snap of the piston hitting the cylinder head... Makes it sound like a pillow being fluffed really loudly.

EDIT: From now one, in airsoft, suppressors are called fluffers.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 17:52   #8
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it does change the sound a little bit, we have a p90 with one because it has a m4 barrel. It changes it from the normal sound to a low thump, a little harder to tell where its coming from.


The sound that james bonds gun makes is not real, you will never get that... not even in a real fire arm.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 17:53   #9
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What is the use of a supressor on an airsoft rifle? Is it only for look?
Ive heard them suppress the sound of an airsoft rifle quite a bit, actually. To answer the initial question: No, not all suppressors are metal. Some are plastic. Heck, you can even make one out of a pop bottle for real steel (fun!).
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Old July 29th, 2009, 18:11   #10
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just by looking at the silencer, does this one screw on? or clip on over the flash hider? If i do get a clip on silencer, will it fit on the "assault type flash suppressor"?

http://b2b.guay2.com/eng_our_product/g4cqb_r.htm <- my gun

At the moment, i am looking for a silencer which make my gun slightly longer and increase my range.

Any recommendations?
You need to screw off the flashhider and screw on your suppressor/fluffer. The fluffers that screw directly on top of a flashhider usually have the QD designation: Quick Detach
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Old July 29th, 2009, 18:20   #11
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If you want a real good suppressor for any airsoft gun, check Redwolf for their poor mans suppressor, it works the best.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 18:30   #12
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would i recommend screw on suppressors? or QD?

Someone in a previous thread said it would increase the my range... i guess not...

i just want to increase the length of my gun a bit. That short barrel bugs me lol
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Old July 29th, 2009, 18:32   #13
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QD or screw on is completely up to you. If you're hiding an inner barrel, it would be silly to have QD unless you want it for looks.
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Old July 29th, 2009, 18:51   #14
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hide inner barrel as in my inner barrel is longer than outer? no im not trying to hide it. i just want to extend my gun a bit
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Old July 29th, 2009, 19:13   #15
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EDIT: From now one, in airsoft, suppressors are called fluffers.
Not to be confused with the ones used in the porn industry...

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hide inner barrel as in my inner barrel is longer than outer? no im not trying to hide it. i just want to extend my gun a bit
Yea, if you put a longer inner barrel in the gun (like an M4 barrel in a P90), you'd hide the extended part with the suppressor.
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