if it was just a $100, cash and carry thing, like a scope is. Any who CLAIM otherwise are just LYING about it, that's all. We have been CONDITIONED to just ACCEPT the blast, but you dont HAVE to do so. Nearly 90% of the difficulty in shooting a gun, espeically swiftly, with a rifle, is overcome by the use of a silencer on the barrel. Certain people don't LIKE that, just like they dont like, the use of compensators and optical sights on pistols. But when you make them use REALLY practical holsters and guns, concealed, they bitch about THAT, too. They WANT you to have to waste 90% of your training time and money, on merely screwing with the blast, BECAUSE THEY DID. They dont WANT you to be as good a rifle-shottist as they are, with 10% as much training, just because you knew enough to attach a silencer to your rifle. They don't WANT you to be able to hunt without being detected, take game after you've MISSED a shot (because the lack of noise didn't scare off the game), etc, etc. They WANT you to HAVE to waste your time and money,simply because THEY DID SO.