The Sounds of Silence: Part 4
Pressure testing the entrance chamber of a 1.38 inch diameter 5.56mm suppressor on a 10.4 inch barrel. Pressure measurements of 2,998 psi calculated an acceptab... Read more.
The Soviet Model PB Silenced Pistol
The Makarov PB suppressed pistol with the secondary suppressor removed. This was easily concealed, and the secondary suppressor could be attached literally in s... Read more.
Russian Underwater Guns
Dr. Philip H. Dater takes aim with the SSP-1M 4-barrel underwater pistol. The sound signature was recorded as 160.1 dB average in open air. (Dan...... Read more.
The Sounds of Silence, Part 3
The “silenced” Walther PPK used by Sean Connery playing the role of James Bond (007) in Dr. No. The photo shows the right side of...... Read more.
The Elusive Vintorez 9×39 Sniper Rifle
The Soviet Union and its current iteration, Russia, have long been known for innovative weapon development; only some of which has seen the light of...... Read more.
The Sounds of Silence: Part 2
Shooting suppressed weapons will protect hearing far better than using hearing protection devices, because the sound is attenuated at the source. Hearing damage... Read more.
Beyond Quiet: The Russian PSS Captive Piston Pistol
An armorer test fires the PSS silent pistol. (Photo by Dan Shea) Little is known in the Western world of the Soviet silent pistols utilizing...... Read more.
The Sounds of Silence: Part 1
Sound is defined as air in motion, which produces pressure variations that the human ear can detect. It is a form of overpressure, and how it is interpreted de... Read more.