|(Rifles: AR15 - M16 - M4)|
(Add-Ons: Grenade Launchers - Suppressors)
Assault Rifle Add On / Suppressors:
There are many benefits with the use of silencers or suppressors on military assault rifles such as the M16 or M4 assault rifles.
The suppressor can reduce the rifle recoil energy significantly as it traps the escaping gas. This gas masses a little less than one half the projectile mass, with the gas exiting the muzzle at about twice the projectile's velocity, thus giving a reduction in the felt recoil of approximately 50%.
The physical event of recoil energy occurs when a powder charge is detonated within a rifle barrel, resulting in the conversion of chemical energy held within the powder charge into thermodynamic energy. This energy is then transferred to the base of the bullet and to the rear of the cartridge or breech, propelling the firearm rearward into the rifle shooter while the rifle bullet is propelled forward down the rifle barrel until it exits out the muzzle.
The suppressor is typically a hollow cylindrical piece of machined metal tubing that attaches to the muzzle of the rifle. The suppressor reduces noise by allowing the rapidly expanding gasses from the ignited gunpowder of the rifle round to be briefly diverted or trapped inside a series of hollow chambers.
The trapped gas can expand and cool, reducing the pressure and velocity of the gas as it exits the suppressor. The divisions between these chambers are called baffles. There are typically a minimum of 4 and up to 15 baffles in a suppressor, depending on intended use and design details.