and too inept to make one, is what it REALLY comes down to.
So you make all your bs claims about 'why" a silencer AINT a super important part of shtf gear.
In my book, I show you how to make one and thread it onto a .22, without access to a lathe or a welder,altho having a few things done by a shop(like bore a hole lengthwise thru a 3/8x24 bolt, silver-braze on the brass "pilot" to the tap drill) are HUGE aids to having a decent can and mounting-alignment. Shop people dont need to know, and WON'Tknow what you want such things for. Just tell them it's an idea for a new kid's toy you are working on, don't want to talk about it until you have a WORKING prototype and a PATENT on the idea.
Workslike a CHARM,believe me.