April 17, 2012

Oil Filter Suppressor Adapter a Hoot

(GunReports.com) — The Econo-Can is a patent-pending legal and registered silencer by American Specialty Ammo. It actually is an adapter that uses a removable expansion chamber — aka a car oil filter — to suppress the firearm.

The video below shows that this device is as quiet as any 22 LR silencer we have tested. But it’s not a toy or novelty. It’s a registered silencer and must be treated as such. The adapter is threaded 1/2-28. This is a NFA item and all NFA rules and regulations apply. Price: $55.

Comments (17)

thanks for the posting..

Posted by: JasonDeacon | December 28, 2012 3:19 AM    Report this comment


Posted by: ye d | December 14, 2012 8:07 PM    Report this comment

One thing about Gov. Moonbeam, at least he had a good looking girlfriend at the time. Linda sort of looks like a troll now but then, she married Aaron Neville, so probably too many pork chops.

Posted by: Cecil B | April 21, 2012 2:59 PM    Report this comment

Cecil B, I didn't vote for Old Drug Sniffing Moon Bean Brown, because I remembered what he did to the state the first time, but we just have way tomany illegals voting.

Posted by: bear1 | April 21, 2012 12:08 PM    Report this comment

I was amazed that you guys elected Jerry Brown, AGAIN. Will you guys NEVER learn. LOL
Just hunker down.

Posted by: Cecil B | April 21, 2012 12:51 AM    Report this comment

Pretty neat, but can't have one in Commiefornia, hell they keep takeing and taking here and we don't have enough of us to make a diff. even though we keep tryin' to stand up to them. Tomany illegals voteing.
God Bless America and Our Troops Past Present and Future. Keeping to My Oath Locked Loaded and Keeping My Powder Dry.
Get the US Out of the UN and the UN Out of the Us.

Posted by: bear1 | April 21, 2012 12:12 AM    Report this comment

I thought the whole idea was very inovative. Course I still wouldn't want to register my oil filter with the BATFE.

Posted by: Cecil B | April 20, 2012 9:07 PM    Report this comment

Wow - I cannot believe this group fails to see the upside in this cool contraption! No, it isn't very practical in it's current state, because it uses bulky oil filters that block the sights. (Many suppressors already block the sights, so that in itself isn't the biggest detractor.) THINK about it though - what if you could get one adapter that fit all your threaded barrels, and swap out "disposable" variants for different calibers? Think of all the money you would save! No more need to clean cans - just throw them away! Remember, the first calculators were massive, the first cell phones were hideous, and Atari games were ridiculously simplistic. Now we have phones that are smaller than a wallet and can store thousands of songs and pictures. I think this innovation could be incredible!

davidkachel - I agree with your point, but it's past time to remove the NFA stipulation anyway.

Suppressors are very, very cool, and if it's legal in your state, you really should try it. They are especially cool on .22's!

Posted by: PVB | April 20, 2012 7:12 PM    Report this comment

Yep, butt ugly but inexpensive. Some of you, and most of the non-shooting public, are missing the greatest benefit of suppressors... so other people don't hear the shots. Case in point. I have enough acreage and a 10 foot high dirt backstop. It's safe and legal to discharge a firearm in my locality. If I go out and touch off a 100 rounds from a rimfire rifle or handgun, one of my neighbors will complain. The police chief says shooting's allowed but if someone complains then it's a noise nuisance and I must cease that activity. Suppressors just became legal in my state (MI) and as soon as my dealer gets the paperwork sorted out, I WILL have one for my 22 rimfires.

Posted by: big50 | April 19, 2012 10:57 PM    Report this comment

The hacking is really pissing me off. After all, the internet itself has become one big advertising billboard so they should leave these web sites alone. Probably a bunch of Armenians in a mud hut in Bosnia.

I thought the oil filter thing was kind of cool but how would 007 hide it under his jacket?

Posted by: Cecil B | April 19, 2012 10:47 PM    Report this comment

Take heart ajwrangler, I think the website admin guys have stated, in another thread, that they are searching out a solution.

Posted by: canovack | April 19, 2012 8:44 PM    Report this comment

Not on track of the particular subject, but, with all of the spftware that is available isn't there some way GunReports.com can block these retards that hijack these sites to post their stupid, irritating crap that they have for sale? I mean, come on GunReports.com.

Posted by: ajwrangler | April 19, 2012 1:30 PM    Report this comment

IT is absolutely stupid to give ATF the opportunity to rule that a threaded piece of metal that has no suppression characteristics whatsoever is nonetheless a suppressor. By the same token then, a block of steel and a drill press constitutes a machine gun. This "inventor" is an idiot who gave in to the police state without even being asked.

Posted by: davidkachel | April 19, 2012 1:15 PM    Report this comment

Same comment as on the other thread..... Hey GunReports webmaster..... Can't you do something about this hacking?

Posted by: canovack | April 18, 2012 10:41 AM    Report this comment

I agree, Gav, it is an ugly thing. I tried making one several years ago out of a bicycle pump. It worked pretty well with .22LR, and I never got the courage to try anything else through it. I finally trashed it. Like you, I figure that I really don't need a suppressor, as long as I can continue to wear hearing protection when I'm shooting.

Ya know, though, it's kinda interesting..... Texas is on its way to legalizing suppressors for hunting. Maybe there's some concern about hearing protection for the game animals.....

Posted by: canovack | April 17, 2012 8:39 PM    Report this comment

Not for me, thanks. It's a .22 only, no pistol centerfires that really need suppression, (I guess you can put it on a .223 or a 5.45) it blocks the pistol's sights, puts a big weight on the front of the gun and throws off the balance, and it's butt-ugly. Pro: it's cheap. Who is this is being marketed to? Who needs a dirt-cheap throwaway suppressor, and what would they use it for?


Posted by: Lee W | April 17, 2012 8:32 PM    Report this comment

Fifty five dollars seems a fair price, but of course, one also has to pony up the $200 for the privilege of owning one of these. Then there is the audit trail of paper to boot. There's an old saying about laws, especially bad ones.....They just never go away. This thing was enacted in 1934, and it still is causing problems.....with what objective in mind? If somebody came along who wanted to run for political office and get a good piece of the gun owner votes, perhaps they'd be well advised to promise repeal of NFA34 and GCA68.

Posted by: canovack | April 17, 2012 8:25 PM    Report this comment

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