Silencer (firearms)

device which reduces sound intensity or muzzle flash on a firearm

A silencer, suppressor, sound suppressor, or sound moderator is a muzzle device that reduces the sound intensity and muzzle flash when a firearm or air gun is discharged. It can be a detachable accessory to, or integral part of, the muzzle or barrel. A typical silencer is a metal cylinder with internal sound baffles that slow and cool the escaping propellant gas, which decreases both sound volume and muzzle blast.

The silencer will silence any cocksucker with something to say. ~ Earl Simmons


  • Hertz: Do you know why a gun is better than a wife?
  • Man Who Rides Shotgun: Dunno.
  • Hertz: Well, you can put a silencer on a gun.