The Art and Science of Wet Silencers

How They Work, How They Are Made, and Why They Are a Good Idea

by Klaus Rompanen


118 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"

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Using a fluid to cool and contract exhaust gases from a firearm is one of the most effective ways to silence the report. For some reason, this principle has been neglected -or simply overlooked -by the ordnance community. For this reason, it may well be the new frontier for research in the field of firearm suppression.

In The Art and Science of Wet Silencers, Klaus Rompanen explains why wet silencers work, how they are made, and why they are such a good idea. He provides a brief explanation of the physical laws governing sound suppression, an overview of the legalities of owning silencers, a history of firearms suppressors, an examination of commercial wet silencers, and anecdotes from his experience firing suppressed firearms. Most important, he does so in plain English so the layman can easily follow along.

This informative manual will appeal to anyone interested in the state of the art of firearm silencer technology.
1) Enjoy a Frosty Bottle of Science Lite
2) The Wet Shortcut to Sound Suppression
3) Those Cool Ablative Agents
4) Dry "Wet" Silencers
5) The Power of Heat
6) An Unlikely Improvised Silencer
7) Commercial Designs of Wet Silencers
8) A "Forged" Firing Signature
9) Final Thoughts on Greasy Kid Stuff
10) The Rationale in Favor of Silencers