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. Sweeny has been a gunsmith and top competitor in pistol competition shoots, as well as a leading magazine and book author in this field, and he has lent his usual thorough approach to this valuable volume on firearm suppressors. How suppressors work, how they are regulated, some development history, profiles of major manufacturers, tips on using suppressors on handguns, rifles, and semi-auto firearms – even shotguns – are all subjects well-covered here. There is even a chapter on “making your own” suppressors that discusses regulations as well as construction.

Patrick Sweeny also has an engineering degree, and explains the various gas “laws” applicable to how and why suppressors work much better than I remember them being presented back in high school physics and chemistry classes.

Even if you are like me, and not much interested in suppressors as used on AR’s and sub machine guns, a lot of the information that applies to them can also be applied to a suppressor for hunting, target shooting, or home defense use.

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.
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