Shooting Suppressed Firearms at NRA Headquarters

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posted on December 3, 2014
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Typically when the NRA Range is hot-and especially when the majority of firearms in use are big-bore pistols, ARs and shotguns-there is no hope of hearing anything beyond the booming report hailing from the hundreds of rounds fired.

Today, however, saw a much less-punishing range session for the dozens of NRA staff who were treated to a morning of shooting in which they were permitted to fire rifles and shotguns that had been outfitted with suppressors courtesy of SilencerCo and GemTech, who co-sponsored the event along with representatives from the American Suppressor Association (ASA).

American Rifleman Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe chatted exclusively with ASA President & Executive Director Knox Williams about ASA's mission and current progress in educating the public on the legalities and benefits of using a suppressor. Keefe also interviewed SilencerCo CEO Joshua Waldron about his company's new Salvo 12 suppressor for shotguns. We will bring you the complete interviews in the coming days, along with more range footage highlighting the most tangible benefit of using suppressors-noise reduction and improved shooting accuracy.

In the meantime, check out these short videos from today's range session.

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