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US Marines to all have suppressors


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The U.S. Marine Corps is fielding tens of thousands of suppressors designed for automatic rifles as a move to reduce noise signature on the modern battlefield, according to Military.com.

Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) is in the process of fielding the first of the suppressors designed for M4 and M4A1 carbines and M27 infantry automatic rifles to Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. By 2023, the service expects as many as 30,000 suppressors will be fielded, which is the largest deployment of suppressors by any military.

Suppressors on automatic rifles firing a 5.56mm round will reduce noise by 30-40 decibels. This means each shot will sound more like a 22 caliber.

Reducing noise adds stealth to Marines, making it harder for the enemy to locate them.

Suppressors help decrease their "audible and visual signature, making it more difficult for the enemy to ascertain their location," Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Tomlinson, MCSC's infantry weapons officer, said in the release.

Besides reducing sound, suppressors also eliminate muzzle flash, which adds to the stealthiness of Marines.

Does the SA80's action function correctly with a suppressor?
 
Why don’t they design a new barrel for the M4 incorporating sound suppression?

Question for those firearms guru’s, do suppressors come at the expense of velocity or no significant difference as they are on the end of the normal barrel?
 
Apparently It makes a 5.56mm sound like a .22...


Suppressors on automatic rifles firing a 5.56mm round will reduce noise by 30-40 decibels. This means each shot will sound more like a 22 caliber.
 
Apparently It makes a 5.56mm sound like a .22...


Suppressors on automatic rifles firing a 5.56mm round will reduce noise by 30-40 decibels. This means each shot will sound more like a 22 caliber.
...or maybe just a ba' hair more than .22?
 

Blogg

LE
Given the ever increasing tide ofHearing Loss litigation, the most important bit probably this:

"Marine officials also hope the suppressors will reduce hearing damage suffered by infantry Marines in combat."

The issued 3M "Combat Earplugs" also subject to litigation, claims of defective design and inadequate instruction on proper use.
 
Given the ever increasing tide ofHearing Loss litigation, the most important bit probably this:

"Marine officials also hope the suppressors will reduce hearing damage suffered by infantry Marines in combat."

The issued 3M "Combat Earplugs" also subject to litigation, claims of defective design and inadequate instruction on proper use.
Can't wait to see the suppressor fitted to the M777...
 

Daxx

MIA
Book Reviewer
The Abrahms needs a suppressor as well, that thing is bloody noisy.
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
Can't wait to see the suppressor fitted to the M777...

Well apparently you can get a silencer for .50 cal rifles. Target shooters use them to reduce the sound to a slightly more comfortable level.
If the USMC want I can tell them how to silence their grenade launchers as well.
 

Cyberhacker

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