Less than a week ago was Wendl's Weapons' first Suppressor Demo Day. In honor of this event, we want to spend some time talking about how suppressors (or silencers) work and why you might consider using one.
Suppressors are, in short, devices attached to a firearm and are used to reduce sound and visible muzzle flash when the gun is fired. These devices attach to the barrel of the gun and typically consist of a metal cylinder with internal components that reduce the noise generated by firing by slowing down the escape of propellant gas. This can significantly reduce the noise of the bullet, as seen on Suppressor Demo Day (see our Facebook page for details). In addition to muffling the noise of the shot, suppressors can also increase the bullet speed by a slight amount.
While it is legal to buy a silencer in Iowa, there is extensive paperwork required, including a background check. The entire process can take up to six months, as the background check alone might take six weeks to four months.
If you do decide that you want to purchase a suppressor for your gun, you can look forward to the following advantages:
For those who do want to attempt the process of purchasing a suppressor in Iowa, Wendl's Weapons offers several different models as well as a range of different guns to use with them. Contact us for more information on buying a silencer or to learn about events like our Suppressor Demo Day.