If you’re in a survival situation, you’re going to need to know how to make your own DIY silencer.
Why? Because you don’t want to be giving your location away if you need to fire shots to hunt food or to defend yourself from an attack.
Note: Want to know more ways you can keep your location hidden when SHTF? See our blog article on it here.
Part of surviving is being able to keep your whereabouts as secretive as possible; that’s why I’ve created this article to help you do this. Here’s some tips on…
How to Make Your Own DIY Silencer
1 – The Basics
- Can or tube-shaped expansion chamber
- Threaded adapter
- Sound suppressors
The goal here is to connect the adapter to both the chamber and to your gun. However, the trick is to buy the right adapter – you want to be able to match the threads in order to attach it.
It’s important to read the reviews of whichever adapter you end up purchasing, as well as to research the type of threading in order to ensure it’ll be the correct fit for your suppressor combination.
2 – One DIY Way: Maglite
One way you can build your own suppressor is by using a Maglite flashlight. You can purchase both the Maglite and the threaded adapter online; however, it’s important to note that there are various types of adapters (D Cell and C Cell), so make sure to get the adapter that will work best with your firearm.
Once you have the correct adapter, the last thing you’ll need is a sound suppressor, such as a cup, spacer or freeze plug. Maglite-specific cups and plugs (both C cell and D cell) can be found online.
Here’s a video to show you just how this Maglite suppressor works:
3 – Another DIY Way: Oil Filter
Another way you can make your own DIY silencer is to build one out of an oil filter (that’s right, the same one you would use in your vehicle).
Here’s a video of a guy doing just that:
4 – Meet The ATF Requirements
Of course, there’s a huge caveat to all of this, and that’s that, unless you’ve met the ATF’s (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) requirements for manufacturing a suppressor, it is illegal to build your own.
Even if you don’t have these various parts connected, but they’re in close proximity to each other, it is possible for the ATF to still accuse you of the possession of/manufacturing of an illegal suppressor.
Do your due diligence and research what it takes to meet the ATF requirements for manufacturing a suppressor in your city. You don’t want to do anything that could have serious repercussions later (aka jail time)!
Although we don’t have any of the parts listed above in our Survival Frog store, it’s got me thinking – if you’re building a silencer to keep your location hidden from others, that likely means you’ll need other survival gear to help keep your whereabouts unknown in other circumstances, too.
We’ve got a few survival tools to help you out. For instance, one HUGE way to give away your location is to have smoke wafting in the air from your fire. Sure, fire’s crucial for cooking survival food, for having light and for getting warm; however, the smoke from it can lead the enemy right to you.
Rather than take the risk, I recommend you be smarter than the average bear and cook with our Survival Frog Pocket Stove instead. Our pocket stove is used with SMOKELESS fuel tablets – so whether you’re cooking your survival food or warming your hands in between tasks, you can do so without the smoke and without raising suspicion.
This compact stove is so small it’ll fit in your pocket, yet it’s powerful enough to cook your survival food. Each smokeless fuel tablet burns for 10 minutes, giving you plenty of time to boil water and cook your survival food before you move on.
Click here or on the image below to get yours right now.
If you’re not into cooking on a stove, I’ve got another survival tool you’re sure to love: the HydroHeat Flameless Cooking Bowl. This revolutionary piece of cookware boils water and heats up your survive food all without smoke or the use of a flame.
Most people can’t believe it only takes 10 minutes to cook their survival food with this incredible survival tool. They also can’t believe that they don’t need an extra pot or fire starter to make it work.
I don’t blame them for the confusion; it seems like most cooking methods generally work the same way – using smoke, fire, and a pot. However, the HydroHeat Flameless Cooking Bowl is one of a kind.
Watch this short video to see how quickly and easily you can cook your survival food with the HydroHeat Flameless Cooking Bowl. It’s really cool!
Now that you know how easy and convenient it is to cook with, click here or on the image below to snag your cooking bowl today. They’re so popular that we’ve only got 35 bowls left, which means we’re going to SELL OUT FAST! Grab yours now before someone else takes the last one!