I bet you've had to deal with your fair share of shocked remarks from the uninformed! Chris, have you ever had any problems with anyone when at the range with some NFA stuff?What a good looking pistol! I love the fact it looks like a heavy barrel target gun to keep people from getting alarmed. So many folks are trained to think suppressors are BAD and that's a shame since they are so pleasant to shoot.
Yep, it is annoying dealing with the ill-informed. I'm sure the average uninformed individual trying out the average handgun with a suppressor and standard supersonic ammo but without earpro will likely change their impression of suppressors very quickly! They would likely ask if the "silencer" is broken. lol I was surprised but, with all that I've learned of NFA laws, legality of suppressors, machineguns, etc over the past year or so, every single one of my friends was under the assumption such devices were illegal.Most people are only curious when you bring neat toys to the range and are theones I love to let try and learn. However, you get the occasional folks that are convinced those are illegal and ask why you would want such a thing if you are not police or military. Quite often I have heard, "those are only for assassins".
The root of the issue is a lot of people are uninformed about the legality of silencers and look only as far as hollywood for education. A real shame since shooting a suppressor has so many benefits. Reminds me of a talk I had while attending Blackwater North in Illinois. Seems swat in Chicago is not allowed to have suppressors and uses M4's for entry. Anyone who has experience with 5.56 understands that a single oversight with hearing protection during an op or training can cause permanent damage when it occurs indoors. The powers that be make the decision to not allow suppressors due to political correctness and the officers suffer.