I can personally attest to the difficulties in evaluating suppressors from a scientific standpoint. Consumers want a go/no-go gauge for the performance of a particular silencer on a variety of different hosts. But unfortunately, the variables that come into play – from atmospheric conditions all the way down to gas port sizes – will alter test results in some shape or form. One way to help consumers make more informed decisions is to provide them with a variety of test data collected using the scientific method and an industry standard. Jay Idriss of PEW Science hopes to give the industry access to the most comprehensive test data currently available through a subscription based service that will launch today at www.pewscience.com.
I’ll be subscribing to the service soon and will report back on my findings on a future edition of TFB’s Silencer Saturday. For now, the press release and links can be found below.
PEW Science Announces Industry Leading Silencer Sound Standard
Professionally Engineered Weaponeering
As an industry leader in independent small arms sound signature testing, PEW Science is announcing the launch of a groundbreaking methodology- the Silencer Sound Standard™.
Over the past decade, consumers have demanded accurate and dependable information on how “hearing safe” a silencer will be on a certain host firearm. PEW Science answered the call by developing the Suppression Rating™. The new Standard and Suppression Rating finally arms consumers with a true “hearing safe” metric from a reliable, unbiased source.
“PEW Science has created an advanced, yet simplified, testing and analytical methodology to evaluate the sound signature of both suppressed and unsuppressed small arms. Silencer consumers now have access to truly independent test data that is state of the art, comprehensive, and meaningful,” states Jay Idriss, Owner and Technical Director of PEW Science LLC. “We have really gone where nobody in the firearm industry has gone before; we developed our own hardware and software tools to make this Standard a reality.” PEW Science has named this technology PEW-SOFT™.
Using one number to compare every silencer on every host firearm to each other, the rating provides the best real estimate of comfortable use with unprotected ears for a silencer paired with a specific host. By knowing how many shots in a given use period are actually hearing safe, consumers will be able to protect their hearing while enjoying hunting, practicing at the range, or casually plinking. The PEW Science Suppression Rating provides the most accurate and comprehensive sound signature rating available to consumers.
Visit https://pewscience.com for silencer Sound Signature Reviews™ and more information about PEW Sciencetechnology, their industry leading Silencer Sound Standard, and Suppression Rating.