Ron Norton, the man behind the Chiappa Rhino, is a restless sort. According to the man, the myth, the legend, he’s spent some of the last five years developing a product to lubricate and rust-proof suppressors. But wait! That’s not all! Ron’s db Foam stops “first shot bark.” Our man Foghorn explains . . .
“A silencer has oxygen inside of it. When you fire the first round our of a suppressor-equipped gun, the heat from the expanding gasses exiting the barrel burns up all of that oxygen. It creates some additional noise, called ‘first round pop.’ There’s no more oxygen in the can for subsequent rounds, so they’re quieter, relatively speaking.”
The db Foam suppresses a suppressor’s initial pop by replacing the air inside the can with . . . foam. Simply insert the straw into the can — but not the firearm’s bore — and spritz while pulling the straw back towards the opening.
Ron reckons the foam maintains optimum performance for ten shots and ten shots only. (The can has to cool down between applications.)
If you don’t consider eliminating a suppressor’s first round bark worth carting around a can of ballistic shaving cream, it’s still useful product for protecting your can during long-term storage (up to six months), keeping rust and schmutz at bay.
Of course, most suppressors are made of stainless steel or titanium, which aren’t prone to rust. But you can’t be too careful, can you? Pay the man $29.95 for a 16 oz. can or $19.95 for a 4 oz. can and you’re good to stow.