Where do you find sound suppressors for pistols?
In the US, they are sold by gun dealers that have a license to sell Class III firearms. Purchase of a suppressor in the US is subject to Federal law, and requires (among other things) payment of a $200 transfer tax.
All suppressors reduce muzzle report and most reduce muzzle flash. Though brands vary, all accomplish the same basic task. Make sure to check size compatibility before purchasing a suppressor. Several US jurisdictions have outlawed the civilian possession of suppressors, as such, check local and state regulations before purchasing a suppressor.
WWII Japan made one or two military type (style) revolvers, and the rest were semi-automatic Nambu pistols during the war, mostly in 8mm caliber. Single shot pistols are either antique muzzle loaders or special cartridge firing "target" pistols. Hardly no military during WWII had need of single shot pistols.
sorry- no. Illinois law does not permit the possession of many firearms, such as full automatics, and does not permit possession of suppressors. See 720 ILCS 5/Art. 24 in the Illinois criminal code for more information. 2015 there are separate bills in both the house and senate which would legalize suppressors in IL. Call your reps and encourage them to support them.
Yes. Missouri will allow the ownership of Class II firearms (short barreled rifles/shotguns), Class III firearms (machine guns), and AOW type weapons (pistols with forward grips, cell phone guns, etc.). Missouri will not allow for ownership of destructive devices (rifles over .50 caliber, explosive devices) or suppressors (silencers).
Depends on the silencer, and the bullet. Some silencers (properly called suppressors) used a "wipe"- material that was moved aside by the bullet, and moved back to trap and slow gasses. Those suppressors could leave a marking on a bullet, especially a soft lead bullet. Few suppressors today use the wipe system, relying more on baffles and precision machining.