I am creating a library of sounds on video so that the members of Silencer Research can have a better understanding of what any given dB rating sounds like. Most people will find the videos of things they have already heard to be the most beneficial. Most people have heard a BB Gun and a lot of people have heard a paintball gun. Video gives NO CLEAR definition of impulse sound, so this is only a guide, but offers more than just a sound clip or poor quality sound like free video sites around the net. I encourage you to watch these videos and listen to them with high quality earphones/headphones and turn up the volume so you can hear them well.
Each video is coupled with a small inset window with video of a properly calibrated B&K 2209 sound meter set up to Mil-Std 1474D. When the gun fires, you will be able to read the sound meter yourself and equate the sound shown on the meter with what you hear on the video. I want to stress that video gives no clear and complete representation of sound.
Right click the video icon and save to your hard drive for playback.
|Video||Type of Gun or Other Noise Generator||Decibel Range||Average Decibel|
|Black Maxx Paintball Gun||116.5dB to 119dB||117.1dB|
|Ruger 10/22 Hammer Falling on an Empty Chamber||102-103.5dB||102.7dB|
|Ruger 10/22 Bolt Drop on an Empty Chamber||112-113dB||112.5dB|
|Browning Buckmark Hammer Falling on an Empty Chamber||107-110dB||108.6dB|
|Browning Buckmark Bolt Drop on an Empty Chamber||112-112.5dB||112.2dB|
|Black Maxx Paintball Gun shot without paintballs||Normal 15 shot average not taken||126dB|
|Mossberg 44US Target Rifle 26" Barrel CCI Subsonics||128dB to 129.5dB||128.6dB|
|Mossberg 44US Target Rifle 26" Barrel CCI CB Longs||Normal 15 shot average not taken||121.7dB|
|Mossberg 44US Target Rifle 26" Barrel Remington Subsonics||129dB to 131dB||129.8dB|
|Colt 635 Style Upper Bolt Drop on empty chamber||114-119dB||117dB|
|Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun||94dB to 98dB||97.1dB|