FN 502

Maelstrom

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I just ordered an FN 502 from my lgs. I have never used a suppressor in a pistol before. I will use my TBAC Takedown 22 or Rugged Oculus on it once they clear ATFE jail. I know I need a booster for tilt barrel pistols but for the 502 do I need anything or do I just screw the suppressor on a go shoot?
 

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    You do NOT need a booster for a .22LR pistol. There's a reason no .22LR cans run a Neilsen device (booster).

    Just screw it on, and shoot.
     

    alamo5000

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    I just ordered an FN 502 from my lgs. I have never used a suppressor in a pistol before. I will use my TBAC Takedown 22 or Rugged Oculus on it once they clear ATFE jail. I know I need a booster for tilt barrel pistols but for the 502 do I need anything or do I just screw the suppressor on a go shoot?
    Any gun whether its a rifle or pistol... if the barrel is fixed in place, you do not need any type of booster, in fact using a booster is sometimes discouraged.

    If the barrel tilts (typically on a pistol) you will need a booster. Otherwise your pistol will turn into a single shot.
     

    Maelstrom

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    Any gun whether its a rifle or pistol... if the barrel is fixed in place, you do not need any type of booster, in fact using a booster is sometimes discouraged.

    If the barrel tilts (typically on a pistol) you will need a booster. Otherwise your pistol will turn into a single shot.
    I understood the use of the booster on the tilt barrel pistols vs fixed barrel pistols. I have not actually handled the pistol yet so I was not sure if it was a fixed barrel or tilt barrel pistol.