Video game ‘silencer’ myths effectively busted (VIDEO)

Silencerco brought in video gamer Alanah Pearce of IGN.com to address the common myths of suppressors and their use in the game world.

Australian Pearce, a professional game reviewer and IGN’s Toys and Culture Editor, had been to the gun range once before (“I shot old bolt-action Winchesters with my dad”) so her notions of firepower and suppressors were based totally on her living room experience.

With the help of a very nice Tikka T3 in 6.5mm Creedmoor, they test acoustics, bullet speed, and bullet impact both with and without a can, as well as her observations on just how “silent” suppressors are not.

In the end? “It seems like games have been lying to me my whole life,” Pearce says.