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    Quote Originally Posted by DaTedBear View Post
    When you pop a round and it rips a teardrop hole in your suppressor, you will not be happy.
    I'm by no means an expert on suppressors. Educate me, please. I would like to know how this malfunction occurs. I haven't heard of this type of problem.

    Are you saying the round strikes the suppressor? Would this be caused by banging the suppressor on something and knocking it out of alignment or is there another cause?

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    Or do you mean the suppressor loosens up on the threads, causing wiggle in the suppressor which leads to a strike?

    Or both? Or something else?

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    I've never heard of a "teardrop hole" from shooting with a silencer either. I'd also like info on it. Doesn't sound like something common, I tried putting my Google Fu to good use and didn't get a single hit. Is there another name for the issue that's more common?

    Also, the maintenance issues usually aren't anything more than changing recoil springs to my knowledge. I've fired a couple pistols with silencers (P22 like the OP, Beretta 92FS w/ threaded aftermarket barrel) and I don't remember the owner telling me that either of them needed anything else other than a different spring.
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    Yes and yes. Regular maintenance includes replacement of springs, plus being extra sure to keep them clean and clear of obstruction. Some of the guys have done additional cleaning/soaking/replacing of wafers and end caps. Any loosening or misalignment may cause a round to pop the end cap off or tear the edge of the exit/muzzle. Forming a "teardrop". There may be another name for it, but that is what we called it. If you are doing a lot of moving around and rolling, firing from or around barriers, you can strike the barrel and cause a misalignment.

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