Thread: OC with form 1 supressor
Ok so I just sent in my form 1 application, to construct a 9mm supressor. So sometime next year when it gets approved,lol, and I can actually build it, could I just holster it on my weapon and go out for a stroll? Mine is only going to be 3.6 inches long and 1 inch diameter, so it will be low profile.
I have read through the Va. laws concerning supressors, and from what I can tell, is that first, I must have a CHP, which I do, and two is that I can't carry it concealed. Anybody have any more info on this, or have actually done it?
Thanks in advance.
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Not for carrying the supressor but the centerfire pistol with a threaded barrel part of the law.
Also, I would not go out with it to the mall, or beach,I'm just talking about walking or biking in more secluded areas.
Although I must admit that going to lobby day, "just because I can", sounds interesting. BUT I value yall's input, or I would not be asking in the first place.
My love for large frame, large bore revolvers is common knowledge and I don't carry them for the wow factor, it's what I carry 90% of the time in the sticks where I spend most of my time.
BUT..I'm considering switching to a smaller frame 9mm in the burbs just to be more subdued and attract less attention.
Lobby day...who knows. Dejeepers carried his AR off pretty well but he did get a lot of press that could have been harmful.
Last edited by peter nap; 03-28-2011 at 04:16 PM.
I think if you actually needed to draw to defend, your suppressor could cause problems under high anxiety and pressure.
I can't wait for the day when suppressors no longer have the stigma that the movies have given them, and instead promote the user as one that is concerned over the hearing of himself and others around him.
"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good"
-- George Washington
For real! When I filled out my form 1, in the "reason for making" section, I put "for recreational shooting, and hearing protection".
Talk about supressed open carry (SOC) may lead to the banning of SOC discussions on OCDO. Remember what happened to Long GUn Open Carry!!!
You are correct Virginia has a stupid assault firearm law for centerfire pistols, rifles and shotguns. threaded centerfire = assault firearm
You could just use a Sig Mosquito with a threaded barrel (it is only sold in .22LR) and just do the BATFE paper drill for the supressor. No CHP required.
He wore his gun outside his pants for all the honest world to see. Pancho & Lefty
The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us....There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! ...The war is inevitable–and let it come! I repeat it, Sir, let it come …………. PATRICK HENRY speech 1776
Since mine is going to be so short and thin, I am going to build it with the ability to use a wipe, just behind the endcap. So I could still get good sound reduction with a smaller caliber, 1 supressor that will work with any weapon of 9mm or less, and threaded 1/2 28 tpi.
I can't find my ten foot pole right now; I'll have to settle for not touching this one with my 20 footer.
prev | next § 18.2-287.4. Carrying loaded firearms in public areas prohibited; penalty.
It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a loaded (a) semi-automatic center-fire rifle or pistol that expels single or multiple projectiles by action of an explosion of a combustible material and is equipped at the time of the offense with a magazine that will hold more than 20 rounds of ammunition or designed by the manufacturer to accommodate a silencer or equipped with a folding stock or (b) shotgun with a magazine that will hold more than seven rounds of the longest ammunition for which it is chambered on or about his person on any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, public right-of-way, or in any public park or any other place of whatever nature that is open to the public in the Cities of Alexandria, Chesapeake, Fairfax, Falls Church, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, or Virginia Beach or in the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Henrico, Loudoun, or Prince William.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to law-enforcement officers, licensed security guards, military personnel in the performance of their lawful duties, or any person having a valid concealed handgun permit or to any person actually engaged in lawful hunting or lawful recreational shooting activities at an established shooting range or shooting contest. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
The exemptions set forth in § 18.2-308 shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to the provisions of this section.
I see that CHP voids restriction but originally read (a) and (b) together thinking only those localities applied to both. WRONG!
Where did you read that you couldn't conceal it? I would think that it would make less of a commotion if it was concealed.
So I guess if I am OC-ing my H&K USP Tactical it will be RAS enough for any police officer to stop me and ask for a CHP! Maybe VCDL can take up this next year and get rid of the dreaded "Assault firearm" clause (or more)!
Last edited by 45acpForMe; 03-28-2011 at 08:33 PM.
Man I must have mis read that, I went back to the COV and looked, I could have sworn I saw that in there just 2 days ago! I'm not complaining about being wrong, this time.
Why submit a form? ...Because it is the "current" law.
Why build it? ...Because he can save $400 at least over buying one.
Why carry it? ...Because my daughters hearing is worth saving. (often I am around kids)
Why conceal it? ...Because OC-ing it may cause panic in certain hoplophobes.
Why ask why? ...Why not?
Last edited by 45acpForMe; 03-30-2011 at 08:58 PM.
great philosopher: "Why?"