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Old September 23rd, 2005, 19:13   #1
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how does a airsoft silencer or flash suppressor work?

I am currently researching my first aeg, and am wondering some rifles appear to have in silencer such as the mp5 sd6 or a muzzle /flash suppressor. Do these serve the same purpose as their real live counterparts or do they in effect increase barrel length or some other effect?
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 19:23   #2
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Silencer can hide a longer inner barrel, but often its only for the look!
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 19:38   #3
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Depends on what ya get.

Some are just purely for looks, Other's muffle the sound a little bit.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 21:53   #4
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still confused

well it has been 12 hours now of steady lokking/ reading about rifles and I still have no clear cut fav. thanks for the help fellas.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 22:19   #5
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Ok here is a crystal clear answer for ya.

Airsoft silencers: Most of them are only used for covering a longer inner barrel, Tho some do have a slight silencing effect. (They change the tone of the sound from the barrel from a "crack" sound to a "pfft", The pfft is less audioable (sp?) over distance.)

The actual silencer itself does nothing as far as increasing barrel length goes, You'd have to purchase a longer inner barrel if you wanted to extend your guns inner barrel length.

If I may ask, What gun are you using and what are you trying to achieve out of it by using a silencer/suppressor?
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 22:29   #6
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Silencers can help in dampening the sound coming from your muzzle and further conceal your position. *NOTE* it doesn't help much in CQC because they will hear the gearbox noise, but it is good for ranged engagements.

Silencers, if not used to dampen sound, it can be used to hide extended inner barrels for greater accuracy. *NOTE* Make sure you have something stablizing the barrel from moving freely within the silencer.
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 22:34   #7
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Old September 23rd, 2005, 22:45   #8
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I am currently researching my first aeg, and am wondering some rifles appear to have in silencer such as the mp5 sd6 or a muzzle /flash suppressor. Do these serve the same purpose as their real live counterparts or do they in effect increase barrel length or some other effect?
I used to own the mp5 sd5 (pretty much the same gun your talking about) and the supresser is just for looks. It is removable but it does not change the volume of the gun what so ever (the gun is still quite loud as far as I can remember)

And that goes for all aeg's..well most of them anyways.

Erik
My MP5A5 as it came stock was upgraded to 350fps with .2g. I bought an entire TM MP5-SD front end for it and although there are no baffles of any sort in it, it HAS dampened the sound some, more a deeper less distinct sound than actually silencing/supressing it. Keep in mind real steel silencers/supressors only really are designed to alter the signature of the gun shot, deepening the sound and make it less of a crack (although, if the bullet still breaks the speed of sound, ~1035fps, there will stil lbe the crack of the bullet zipping by the target.) Airsoft though, as said it's mostly a looks/conceilment thing, although I've modded supressors for M11A1 GBBs and successfully damped the sound to hear about only the bolt clacking back & forth...........using propane of course!
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Old September 24th, 2005, 18:59   #9
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Thanks guys, I don't own any guns yet just looking at which to buy, I just noticed some appeared to have what looked like silencers on them. Just trying to get my money's woth I guess.
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Old September 24th, 2005, 19:32   #10
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I decided to get a silencer because the sound the AEG makes is more akin to a real steel with a sliencer on... in a way, the whole sound picture is more believable as real steel with the silencer on your AEG, I think. Well, except for the 'whirrr'ing :|
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Old June 13th, 2009, 11:49   #11
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could an airsoft suppressor incresse aim or range because it consentrates the air at the end of the muzzle or something like that
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Old June 13th, 2009, 11:56   #12
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Holy fucking necro.

And no, 99% of airsoft supressors have absolutly no effect on performance whatsoever.
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