What do you consider to be "inexpensive" and does anyone even make a threaded barrel for a PT140?
I am interested in looking at some inexpensive yet effective options. I am not looking for a silencer because i think i am James Bond. I am interested in one so that when I shoot at the cabin or at the range it does not harm my hearing. I dont want to have to wear ear plugs outdoors. Anyone using one they could recommend?
IMO there is nothing inexpensive about suppressors, especially in 40 S&W. $475 -$750 + $200 tax + local tax + shipping + whatever $$ the FFL adds on.
good questiondoes anyone even make a threaded barrel for a PT140?
I don't know anyone who makes an extended, threaded barrel for that pistol. A custom barrel could be made, I'm sure, but not at a reasonable cost.
The least expensive option if you want a suppressed firearm from scratch would probably be a Walther P22/Outback II combo; with tax and fees it'll be in the neighborhood of $1000.
Consider a Ruger 10/22. Thread the barrel $85; suppressor around $300; tax and fees $200-300 depending on where you live.
.22LR is the quietest there is; the suppressed 9mm AR-15 upper made by SRT is a close second.
You -did- check to see if suppressors are permitted where you live, right?
I live in the middle of nowhere in the heart of the mid west...everything is permitted here. We are what they meant by gun toting rednecks that cling to their bibles. Only thing that would happen here if a cop saw it is that he would ask me to hold his beer while he gave it a whirl!
Also, you ask if they even make a threaded barrel for the PT140....well, that is why I am asking you! I have no idea!