Tips For Owning Suppressors!

Tips For Owning Suppressors!

I live in Illinois, so, “No soup for me !!”

I have a Beretta M9 22 LR that is a fantastic gun to shoot and if a suppressor could be put on it, it would turn that gun up to “11.”  A threaded barrel would cost about $300.

I also have a S&W Compact 22 LR that came with a threaded barrel which makes it a PIA to field strip with the thread protector on it but it too would be balls out fun to add a suppressor.

There are zero reasons for suppressors to be as heavily regulated as they are.  There is nothing about a suppressor that makes criminal activity with it any more criminal or dangerous.

Unfortunately most peoples information about suppressors come from movies and is completely inaccurate.

This May Be The Worst Gun Story Of The Decade

Gun from Chicago buy-back program found near dead gang member in police shooting


 According to an AGG report, William Stewart Boyd traded his father’s old .38 caliber Smith & Wesson snub nose for less than $100 in a gun buyback in 2004. It was supposed to be destroyed, but somehow the same handgun with serial number J515268 was found next to a dead body involved in a police shooting eight years later.

Boyd, a judge in Cook County, had taken the handgun to a South Side church in Chicago, Illinois where he handed it over to a pair of plainclothes officers with badges on their belts.

So many potential problems !!

The officer involved  “ALLEGEDLY” had some other issues.

The fact that a gun that should have NEVER been back on the street ended up there and was last in the hands of police officers lends one to believe either the cops used that gun as a plant, or it was sold back to a gang banger.


Last weekend I was out and about driving around the country knocking on doors for a gentleman running for Congress.

About 90% of the time I left my phone plugged into the GPS in the car, but a few times I did take it with me and put it in my back pocket.  I had an app that allowed me to map out the homes I wanted to go to.

End of the day, I stopped at the store and got some groceries, and when I opened up my wallet/phone……………

ALL OF MY IDS WERE MISSING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My DL.

My FOID card.

My conceal carry license.


It’s not possible for all three IDs to fall out accidentally.

I am not the kind of person to panic, but I know what a nightmare it would be if I had to replace all of my IDs.

Also, for the time it took to replace my FOID and CCL, I wouldn’t be able to handle my own firearms !!


I took a quick trot through the grocery store to see where I might have lost the items, but did not find them.  It began to rain and it wouldn’t be practical to try to retrace my day of door knocking so I went home.

I’m in a void because if I report the items missing and apply to get replacements and someone turns them in, I’m still hosed because of the time it would take.   How much time should I wait????

Well, it was my lucky day.  (for once)

The previous night, I was laying down in bed watching a movie on Hulu, and I knocked my phone off of the nightstand.  I picked the phone up and didn’t think about it again.  But that is where and when the IDs fell out !  I am absolutely amazed that I opened and closed my phone all morning and never saw that the IDs were not there.

Day At The Range

Not actually a day, but closer to 40 minutes.

I’ve been having some trouble with my eyes/contacts recently and haven’t worn them in about a month.  I’m far too vain to wear my glasses all the time.  I think I am just at the legal level for driving, so I do wear them to drive, but for the most part, I go without them.  So this day I was shooting without corrective lenses.


100 rounds of 22 lr from the Beretta M9 at 7 yards


18 rounds of 380 from 7 yards.