integral suppressor

canadiangold  asked:

Are there any reasons that integrated suppressors aren't standard on military weapons? The reduced noise and recoil seems like it would be a boon.

Well, removable suppressors tend to be the better option in most scenarios.
Some of the big reasons why integral suppressors wouldn't work so well would probably be:

  • Excess overall length
  • Excess weight
  • They get really hot and could pose a burning hazard
  • Some suppressor designs have backpressure issues which would not help reliability
  • Cost