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What A Walther P22 Sounds Like With & Without A Suppressor

There seems to be some confusion as to what a pistol sounds like when you put a silencer/suppressor on it and that is that’s to the special effects folks in Hollywood. In almost any film you watch (especially from the 1950’s, on up to and including, the newer films from the year 2000. In the movies when a silencer is used, you barely hear a sound, almost like what an old Red Ryder BB gun might sound like. But we now know, that’s pure fiction. In the video below, the gentleman wants to dispel that myth and bring reality into play.

suppressor, sound suppressor, sound moderator or silencer is an accessory device that is attached to or part of the muzzle of a firearm or air gun’s barrel and reduces the noise signature (muzzle report) and visible flash generated by the gun’s firing.

This is what YouTuber Gary Thomas had to say about his video:

Forget hollywood, with the complete crap editing of films with almost no sound at all with silencers and suppressors. This shows with and without a silencer/suppressor. Then make your own mind up! Now after 3 million views I am so fed up with all the BS spoken, and disrespect towards myself. So all comments have been disabled. Sorry to all the real people who are really interested, and bollox to all the haters and trolls!!!

Below is a description of the pistol Gary uses in his video:

The .22 rimfire handgun will never look the same. The P22 changed everything. Walther adapted the tactical styling and Performance Design concepts from our centerfire handguns and applied them to the .22 L.R. This created a new movement in the design of contemporary rimfire handguns … and an explosion of imitators. As a stylish, fun gun to own, the P22 is at home on the shooting range, around the camp or in a museum of modern art.


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