Author Archives: MikeH

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.

Suppressing the .45 ACP?

Finally, I am ready to test-fire my Sig P220 .45 ACP suppressed, using the Ti-Rant .45 suppressor that worked pretty well with the .40 S&W cartridge fired from a Glock G23. For the initial test, I used American Eagle 230 … Continue reading

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AGREEING WITH THE US ARMY (sort of) – TESTING THE SIG SAUER P220 IN .45 ACP

For those who may not know, the US Army just awarded the contract for their “new” service pistol, choosing the Sig Sauer over the Glock submission to replace the Berreta 92 9mm that has been in use for several years. … Continue reading

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Suppressing the Glock 23, .40 S&W

The intro to this post is in the post – “Suppressor Do’s and Don’ts” , where I describe buying a Glock 23 in .40 S&W with a threaded barrel to use in testing a Ti-Rant M45 suppressor meant for the … Continue reading

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SUPPRESSOR DO’S AND DON’Ts

Life is not easy, for a boy named Sue – or who wants to write informative posts and articles about such things as suppressors. Certainly more difficult than, say embarking on a career as a product tester at a slinky … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Wet Silencers

When you become REALLY interested in firearm suppressors/silencers, you will begin to hear about “wet” silencers. It has long been known that a bit of certain liquids – beginning with plain water – can make a suppressor “quieter”, but do … Continue reading

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Gun Digest Book Of Suppressors, by Patrick Sweeny

The Gun Digest series of books on various firearms subjects are all well written and thought out, and contain a whole lot of valuable information for those who love firearms. Patrick Sweeny has authored several books in this series. Mr. … Continue reading

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Suppressor Testing Begins!

While I await the BATF approval to take delivery of my very own .22 LR suppressor, I was able to get one – of a different brand – for some testing. This serves to let me know NOW what my … Continue reading

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New Red Snapper Seasons Announced!

Caution: Reading this bulletin can be hazardous to your MENTAL health! Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin Bringing Fishing News to You FB17-023 FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: May 2, 2017 CONTACT: SERO Sustainable Fisheries, 727-824-5305 NOAA Announces the 2017 Gulf of … Continue reading

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SILENCER SHOP’S “BIG NOISE” FOR SUPPRESSOR PURCHASERS!

Like many firearms enthusiasts, I have been waiting hopefully for the Hearing Protection Act to work its way through Congress. This bill would reduce or eliminate the current restrictions on firearms suppressors – so called silencers. In parts of Europe, … Continue reading

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Let There Be (New) Lights!

My wife and I were thinking our 12v lights in the camp trailer – that we use more for “camp” than “trailer” were getting a bit dim. Several of the overheads needed new bulbs, and the “dome light” over the … Continue reading

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