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America’s First: Hiram Maxim’s Heavy Machine Gun

Maxim took inspiration from a childhood memory of being knocked over by recoil to later patent gas-, recoil- and blowback-type firearms.

Back to Basics: Silencers

Silencers—or sounds suppressors—are available for all types of firearms, from rimfires to center-fires to even shotguns and a muzzleloader. Learn the basics here.

Keefe Report: Is It a Suppressor or a Silencer?

So what do you call the device used to reduce the report of a firearm?

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