This is a video from Destin of Youtube channel SmarterEveryDay demonstrating how rifle suppressors work by firing rounds through various different versions with clear exteriors, filmed at 110,000 frames per second. I’m pretty sure at some point in the ten minute video they explain how they work.(geekologie).
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This video features a product we’ve never even heard of, but are certainly intrigued by: clear suppressors. Alabama-based Soteria Firearm Suppressors actually builds these suppressors with clear acrylic cases to display what’s going on inside their products, since you can’t exactly see any of this with a regular silencer.
While they are more for display purposes, however, they do hold up well enough to actually fire a few rounds through, at least for the most part.While a couple of the units do survive intact, they really aren’t designed to live up to the stresses of wrangling the gasses, heat and pressures that exit the business end of a rifle.
However, thanks to the high speed camera even the ones that fail look spectacular when viewed in slow motion. It’s pretty awe-inspiring footage, and as always, there’s something to be learned from each of the shots, whether the suppressor survives or not.