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I have a few solvent traps that I ahem, use strictly for cleaning….

Now, if one were to use a cleaning device such as a solvent trap for purposes other than their intended use, and coincidentally forgot to drill a “drain hole” in each of the “sections”, then yes, I could see this rupturing a barrel if said person forgot to unload his gun during cleaning, and it accidentally went off…;)
 

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GL1 ------------ I would really like to hear the shop's explanation of this supposed "barrel rupture" concept------------------ AND how it pertains to a .45 ACP 1911 in particular.

Why? Because I enjoy good comedy.

Also, you used the terms "they" and "their" in reference to the shop staff. Are you just being Politically Correct with your pronouns or do you mean that this was an actual consensus of MULTIPLE employees?
 

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I went back to the text and here is exactly what the said initially , "Garrett I'm sorry for the delayed response. Seeing that these are 1911 firearms we don't recommend using a silencer on them. They do make threaded barrels we just don't recognize using them on 1911 in 45acp. The pressure is the biggest problem. " and after I asked because it's a 1911 ?? They responded, "
Yes sir because the 1911 in 45 is a thin walled barrel the added back pressure can some times cause the barrel to bulge or catastrophic scenarios the barrel and slide could burst.
1911 in 9mm is fine to silence the barrel is not designed to be thin walled."
 

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Hey guys , my first time to the forum. I need input from the experienced guys.
I was told today by a gun shop that in their opinion it was not a good idea to put a silencer on a 1911 in 45acp. They said it was dangerous, could cause the barrel to rupture. Is this a true concern?
They have no concern doing it in 9mm.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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The only way to silence a .45 is to not pull the trigger.

Get with the lingo, you suppress them. And even a suppressed .45 will be as loud as a .22LR, the pitch is just a bit lower.
 

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The only way to silence a .45 is to not pull the trigger.

Get with the lingo, you suppress them. And even a suppressed .45 will be as loud as a .22LR, the pitch is just a bit lower.
This is BS. My H&K MK23 is not nearly as loud as .22 LR. Suppressors are like everything else, there are good ones and there are cheap ones.
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This is BS. My H&K MK23 is not nearly as loud as .22 LR. Suppressors are like everything else, there are good ones and there are cheap ones. View attachment 642196
I should have said a suppressed .22. I've fired both, with quality suppressors. It's still something you'd notice within a hundred feet, just not at a distance. You can make a pretty good .22 suppressor with a 16 oz plastic soda bottle and some fiberglass insulation. Looks like crap, but works great.
 

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GL1 ------ Thanks for posting the shop's response. Personally, I think that they are fulla poop. Admittedly, I'm not a physics professor but I think that I have a basic understanding of how a suppressor works. Here's a few thoughts, based on that:

I imagine that a suppressor could theoretically result in a small amount of velocity increase as it, somewhat --so to speak---- effectively increases barrel length.

Yet this would be very slight as the suppressor WORKS by giving that gas an alternate route, basically a place to go, rather than propelling the bullet.

So this tiny "increase" could possibly result in a small amount of extra backpressure but this would be FAR less than that caused by, say, a hotter loading such as a " +P " cartridge which are already proven safe in .45 1911's.

Thus, I see no more risk on a .suppressed 45 1911 than one would incur by using a common , more powerful self-defense loading (like some rounds that the shop you speak of probably sells) OR by having a slightly increased length barrel, such as one on a Long Slide 1911.

No big deal. I think that maybe, unless I am profoundly incorrect, the shop owner is mistaken.

Ya know, for some tracks I have to run a more restrictive (quiet) muffler. This does NOT make my engine, or headers, explode. If there's a PSI difference, it's negligible.
 

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Yep Silencerco makes a good can. I have a steel gong hanging outside of my shop. The sound of the bullet hitting the gong is louder than the report of the round going off.
I've got a few of their cans now. Started out with their Hybrid 46 since that would do everything that I wanted, be one and done. :LOL: It's a great can but after a few trips to the range with it I got tired real fast having to change it up for next thing I wanted to shoot suppressed. So, I got another one and so on. I think my next can will be from Dead Air just to change things up a bit.
 

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I've not had a single issue ever.

There have been a few times that I went to the wrong door in my hotel. Tried using my card/key to get it.
Id really really hate to accidentally try to open you door!

Also, I need to upgrade my travel firearm game. I just have a P365XL that goes on the bedside table when Im on the road. You've got a legit "carry package" in that pack
 

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Back when I was young and stupid I worked in firearm retail. We attended a clinic put on by whichever silencer mfg that was part of Remington at the time. One of the guns we got to shoot was a 5" Kimber 1911 in .45 with a can. It worked fine and was pleasant to shoot. I feel like the shop's advice in the OP is.....baseless opinion.
 

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I have 2 5" and a 4.25" in 45 that I run suppressed. Works fantastic and is pleasant to shoot without hearing protection. Also pleasant from a recoil standpoint. I use the same can on 9 and 38 super. One of these three calibers does not have the sonic crack. That is the 45. 9 can be has in subsonic variety but I prefer not to have to retune for that type of ammo. The sonic crack is still hearing safe, though I use electronic ear plugs so I leave them in the whole range session.

Note this is outdoors. I have not shot indoors in the better part of a decade.
 
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