Silencer Vs Moderator: What’s The Difference?

Are Moderators And Silencers The Same Thing?

When it comes to air rifles, the terms “moderator” and “silencer” are often used interchangeably. But is there a difference?

No, the truth is they are the same thing. And moderator is probably a more correct term for it because they don’t really silence your gun, they moderate the sound by reducing the volume of the shot.

What Is An Air Rifle Silencer (Moderator)?

An air rifle silencer, commonly referred to as a moderator, is an attachment that screws onto the end of your rifle’s barrel to reduce the noise of your shots.

Silencers are typically cylindrical tubes, varying in length depending on the model. They are usually made from metal and feature a black matte finish, enhancing their appearance and reducing glare.

Inside a silencer, there are baffles that muffle the sound as the pellet travels through, thereby quieting the rifle.

They are more effective on PCP (Pre-Charged Pneumatic) air rifles, where the primary noise source is the barrel. For spring guns, the difference in sound reduction is more noticeable to the target rather than the shooter.

Do Silencers Affect Accuracy?

Contrary to popular belief, moderators usually do not decrease your rifle’s accuracy. While each moderator varies, they typically enhance accuracy by reducing recoil.

Who Can Purchase A Silencer?

There’s a misconception that anyone can buy a silencer since they don’t independently fire pellets. However, like purchasing an air rifle, you must be at least 18 years old to legally buy a silencer.

What Are Some Good Rifle Silencers?

Here’s some of the ones we sell a lot of:

Air Arms Q-Tec Silencer

Air Arms Q-Tec Silencer

Whisper Silencer

Whisper Silencer

Air Arms Silencer

Air Arms Silencer

Weihrauch HW Silencer

Weihrauch HW Silencer

0DB Silencer

0DB Silencer

BSA Silencer

BSA Silencer

Where Can You Buy An Air Rifle Silencer?

Silencers can be bought in-store but are not sold online due to delivery constraints. They must be delivered by an RFD, making online purchases less economical due to additional costs. This makes you better off visiting your local dealer than buying online.

However, moderators are available online as part of our Pro Combination Packages or as an add-on to regular air rifles. This is because the complete package, including the moderator, is delivered to your home or nearest RFD, making it more cost-effective than buying a standalone moderator online.

Conclusion

So in conclusion, silencers and moderators are the same thing – a device that screws onto your rifle that reduces the sound made during each shot.

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