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26 October, 2012

How to Make a Maglite Sound Suppressor (As Seen On AMC's "The Walking Dead"

If you've been watching the new season of "The Walking Dead" on AMC or reading my reviews/discussion posts for each episode, you may have noticed that a few of the characters are using sound suppressors for their guns this season, one of which is made from the metal shell of a Maglite flashlight.

As promised yesterday, you'll find a link below for instructions on how to make one.  As always with this sort of thing, research the laws in your area/state before building something like this, even if it's just meant for fun.  Suppressors are illegal to own in some places, and, unlike the folks on the show, you and I still have a functioning government that may not look kindly on such activities.  Consider yourselves warned and this statement as my official disclaimer of legal responsibility.
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How to Make a Maglite Sound Suppressor | eHow.com: A sound suppressor used on a handgun muffles the noise it make firing to help preserve the hearing of the owner. You can make a sound suppressor for your handgun, also known as a “silencer,” from the metal shell of a Maglite flashlight. You will need a few supplies from a hardware store or hobby shop and some tools found around the house, including a power drill. You must be aware of all local and state laws governing the use of a silencer to avoid prosecution...

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