Sound of silence isn’t golden
I’m thinking of buying a semi-auto Beretta fitted with a sound moderator. Will the lack of noise encourage more birds to come to the pattern?
I too invested in a pump action semi-auto fitted with a moderator, thinking, like you, fewer birds would be deterred by the sound of my shooting. The reality was that the gun was hideously unwieldy, and, unless I used sub-sonic cartridges, there was no noticeable reduction in noise. The gun languishes in my cabinet, having fired less than 500 shells. Do you want to buy it?