DIY Plans For A Super Simple DIY Silencer

DIY silencer

A DIY silencer is easily one of the most handy inventions ever. Not only do these silencers (aka suppressors) help you keep your location hidden from an attacker, but they are also a great way to sneak up on your food while hunting. Heck – they may even help you survive martial law if it came to it!

And, when you can make them with your own hands, they’re even better.

So many suppressors are crazy expensive these days. But, when making them yourself, you often spend less and still stay 100% legal. And that’s a combination that can make most any carrier happy.

However, I will say that it’s incredibly important to meet the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) regulations for building a suppressor. Without reading these first, you could be putting yourself at risk for some serious legal repercussions (like jail time)!

So how do you build your own silencer?

I was scouring the internet, and was able to find a couple different ways to make your very own silencer. Better yet, I’ve also included a few videos to help give you a visual and make the building process simpler.

DIY Plans For A Super Simple DIY Silencer

1 – The Maglite Suppressor

This is one of the coolest ways to make a DIY silencer. With just a Maglite and a few other pieces of equipment you can make your very own suppressor out of a flashlight.

I especially appreciate how the speaker in this video really walks you through every step, and gives you visuals along the way. Take a look at the video below for instructions (and use the [CC] for captions):

2 – The Oil Filter Suppressor

Another cool way you can make your own DIY silencer is to build it out of an oil filter. That’s right – the very same oil filter you would use in your vehicle can also do a great deal to lower the volume of the blast every time you shoot.

In fact, you can even use this on a variety of firearms, making it a shooting essential.


First, it’s important to have the right equipment. According to Second Amendment Check, you need an oil filter, an adapter, and a threaded fitting on the firearm. Here’s a visual:

Picture courtesy of Second Amendment Check
Picture courtesy of Second Amendment Check

Universal Thread Adapter for AR 1/2-28 RH Filter Adapter Black Oxide Finish 3/4″-16, 13/16″-16, 3/4″ NPT – LIFETIME WARRANTY


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1/2-28 to 3/4-16 Threaded Adapter Fitting Automotive -Aluminum


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Want to see this amazingly simple oil filter suppressor in action? Watch the videos below for details (and press the [CC] button for captions):

Aren’t those cool? I think it’s amazing how many people have made DIY suppressors almost an art-form in order to keep their shooting skills, as well as their survival skills, top-notch.

Like I said, it’s crucial to be aware of the ATF requirements before you start on any of these projects. And, as the man said in the oil filter video (above), you must pay the $200 tax stamp on these in order to use them legally.

By making your own legal DIY suppressor, you can not only save a bunch of money (and get some awesome training practice in), but can also help prepare yourself for almost any hunting or self-defense scenario. Remember – Prepare Now, Survive Later!