Shooting Suppressed Handguns Indoors

“I’m going to be shooting out through my living room into my master bedroom out a window into into the woods”:

As they say “Don’t Shoot Where you Eat” … no wait, that’s not it.  Either way I’d have to say shooting inside my house for fun (or science in this case hehe) is not something I ever plan on doing.  There are lots of people I know who have dogs that shit, pee, and shed all over their house though, so I’m sure a little burnt gunpowder residue and other grime wouldn’t even phase them.

Moral of the video.. suppressors are pretty quiet but not WHISPER quiet, and smoke alarms don’t like indoor shooting.




Rich April 27, 2012 at 12:44 am

Assuming he’s not shooting unjacketed lead, my biggest fear would be primer residue, which is pretty darned toxic.

That said, I can’t see that a few shots would do any real harm.


Jeep April 27, 2012 at 02:24 am

Definitively not whisper-quiet! The noise itself + the echo is still very noticeable from outside the house I guess.


NikonMikon April 27, 2012 at 02:29 am

He was pretty wussy about it all imo.


DanTheViking April 27, 2012 at 03:03 am

I love how the smoke alarm keeps going off.
But, This is why I love the .45, honestly. Yeah, it only has a marginally higher amount of energy (10%), but if you want to properly suppress a 9mm, you need to go subsonics. And then it’s pretty much just a .380 at that point. The De Lisle carbine could go down to 85.5Db, that’s pretty damn quiet.


NikonMikon April 27, 2012 at 04:00 am

9mm is better for sound though. Strictly speaking if you’re going to suppress you’re already going to be using subsonic ammo in either platform… 9mm is quieter than 45 overall. Just like 22 is quieter than 9mm.


hydepark April 27, 2012 at 03:21 am

Also if you guys will notice how loud or poppy the brass hitting the floor is and the slide falling. Maybe it’s just my speakers, but my guess is that in person (and with a house with carpeting) this would be a lot quieter.

Or at least I hope so because I sent off a form 4 for an Osprey .45 this week.


Jeep April 27, 2012 at 04:20 am

I guess the brass hitting the floor is louder because it falls closer to the guy handling the cam, and it’s probably not a HD sound caption system, so, the closer the louder.


Jeep April 27, 2012 at 04:21 am

And could you guys tell me what the difference is between “dry” and “wet”? I dunno nothing about suppressors.


NikonMikon April 27, 2012 at 04:26 am

Well for some reason if you dunk the suppressor in a bucket of water or fill it with shaving cream or vaseline etc the first round or first few rounds are VERY quiet compared to the rest you fire. I can link you to a video by c2 builder where he talks about it but the video isnt really about that.
here is a direct timelink to 9:39 where he talks about it

there are lots of videos on youtube about wet suppressor firing too if you search


ObsidianOne April 27, 2012 at 05:41 am

“Wet” suppressors are when a coolant is used (water, oil, etc) inside the suppressor to cool down the gasses and reduce volume, which in turn makes it quieter.
“Dry” is obviously when you just fire it as is.


Dom P. April 27, 2012 at 08:26 am

I saw this a while back. This guy is a tacticool douche. Look at him with his KAC hoodie. God forbid you say a negative thing in his comments he will bad mouth you and block you.


NikonMikon April 27, 2012 at 08:35 am

From what I saw, I agree. Anyone who supports KAC is a total hurr durr.


Dom P. April 27, 2012 at 08:40 am

woah woah I didn’t say KAC was bad. I used there products in the Army and bought some when I got out. But he’s probley does own and of there rifles or suppressors and has a poser for wearing there clothes.


NikonMikon April 27, 2012 at 08:43 am

I did. KAC is overpriced bullshit. They’re a military contractor and they charge for it.


Dom P. April 27, 2012 at 08:46 am

Yes super overpriced. You can get higher quality products for cheaper but there athstetics are amazing. They also make the best rail covers out there.


NikonMikon April 27, 2012 at 09:09 am

woah the BEST rail covers. WATCH OUT!

rail covers man? really? sorry im being a dick. lol


Frank April 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

+1 looool
Woah there buddy, the smoke alarm is going to go off!


NikonMikon April 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

im throttlin’ im throttlin’


Phil April 27, 2012 at 05:25 pm

He posts on Tampaforums alot in the gun and ammo section. He lives near me here in Florida. He’s always posting pics of all his cool numerous NFA toys. I can’t figure out how an EMT makes that kind of money though to buy that much shit.


Johnnie F. April 27, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I have a friend that has multiple houses, all sorts of toys and works a bullshit $15.00 an hour medical billing job. Howz he do it? Inherited a shitload of money from his folks. That’s how.

Mr. Suppressor probably has money coming in the slot from somewhere. Good for him.


John June 19, 2012 at 05:54 pm

I work my ass off for them. Besides….some people drive cars that cost $600/mo. I just set a goal and save up for a suppressor and host. Not that complicated if you budget correctly. No inheritance here. Haters gonna hate. O and I make a pretty fuckin good monthly check from people watching my youtube videos/ad’s. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING MY NFA TOYS!


MrMaigo April 27, 2012 at 09:29 am

I wouldn’t instantly know that was a gunshot and knowing IS half the battle.


MrColionNoir April 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I feel the same way. If you are in my house I want you to know I am shooting at you. Long Live my hearing.


Alex April 27, 2012 at 09:43 am

Some suppressors are “whisper quiet”. For example, an integrally suppressed Ruger MK series pistol is Hollywood quiet, of course that is a low velocity rimfire 22lr that is subsonic out of a pistol length barrel.

A 9mm pistol firing sub-sonic 147 grain ammunition is also incredibly quiet, as is a 45acp round when fired through a quality suppressor (the 45acp is inherently subsonic when fired from a pistol barrel).


NotWagner April 28, 2012 at 08:19 am

The one person I know who regularly shoots indoors does it with a suppressed .22. Folks will be watching tv while he’s prone behind it, shooting down a loooong hallway into a homemade trap.


Church April 27, 2012 at 02:40 pm

Cool to watch, dumb to do. And did he really expect the smoke detector to not go off?


Dances With Knives April 27, 2012 at 05:46 pm

The first shot out of each was loader. The O2 in the cans burned up.


Jesse Ingall April 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm

dang, great minds look at the same videos. nope, that’s not how the saying goes. I just watched this the other day and loved every minute of it. Glad someone that can legally have a suppressor and doesn’t live in a communist state finally got the balls to do this.


Peter April 28, 2012 at 12:13 am

Funny. I have shot several rounds of black powder 12 gauge out my back door without my smoke alarm going off. I shoot cowboy action matches with BP and usually keep a round of BP birdshot in one barrel for discouraging critters trying to get to the chicken house and the other barrel loaed with buckshot to discourage tractor thieves. The buckshot rounds are factory smokeless I don’t reall shoot enough of those to make it worthwhile handloading them, still I potted a coyote out the back door with one of those and it didn’t set the smoke alarm off either. I know the alarm works because right after that I fell asleep while baking biscuits.

The house really smells um, interesting if I fire BP out the back door when the wind blows the wrong way.


editor April 28, 2012 at 05:10 pm

Big fan of ‘wet’ 45CMP supression – it is nearly as good as .22 suppressed – though Oil/Foam suppression is better than water.


spencer wade April 28, 2012 at 08:05 pm

22 wasa the loudest


k.rollin May 7, 2012 at 05:12 pm

A single, unsuppressed shot from my dry M&P 40 was enough to set the smoke detector in my house off. I too, wanted to establish an idea of what I could expect if I needed to shoot within my home.



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