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Dreams of Thinking Machines
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You could make a gun so loud that everyone goes deaf....the perfect silencer...

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The captured piston system that I mentioned before has been used for a silent grenade launcher; there was also a system called Jet Shot developed in Belgium for silently launching grenades.

I supposed that the whole point of a silent grenade launcher is that the explosion is a complete surprise.

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From what I have been able to find the captured piston system has been used in some US underwater arms as well.

On top of this, it looks like the initial development of silencers revolved around artillery. The whole point was to prevent the enemy from getting the exact location of the firing gun from its sound.

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Jason Threadslayer
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quote:
Originally posted by Dreams of Thinking Machines:
You could make a gun so loud that everyone goes deaf....the perfect silencer...

I went to a firing range with my siblings and father a while back and my father fired a 50 cal pistol. Even with noise-reducing walls and earmuffs, the thing sounded like a cannon.

And the walls shook with each shot.

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