American Suppressor Association And Brownells To Host Public Suppressor Shoot

American Suppressor Association
American Suppressor Association

SEARSBORO, IA – On Saturday, April 16th 2016, the American Suppressor Association (ASA), in partnership with Brownells, will host the Iowa Suppressor Rally, a public suppressor shoot at the Big Springs Shooting Complex near Searsboro, IA.

Located roughly one hour east of Des Moines, the event will celebrate enactment of House File 2279, which legalized firearm suppressors in Iowa on March 31st.

“After three years of hard work alongside the Iowa Firearms Coalition and the National Rifle Association, Iowans will finally be able to use suppressors to protect their hearing while enjoying the shooting sports,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the ASA.

“This rally is an opportunity for us to show the people of Iowa why we have all fought so hard to legalize suppressors in The Hawkeye State. Hearing is believing, which is why we want you to join us as we celebrate the new law and recognize those who helped this legislation become reality.”

ASA Map - March 31, 2016
Iowa is now one of 42 states that allows suppressor ownership, and one of 39 states that allows their use while hunting.

The rally is free and open to the public, and will serve as an opportunity for Iowans to see, hear, and shoot firearms equipped with suppressors from a wide array of manufacturers, including:

  • Advanced Armament Corporation
  • Dakota Silencer
  • Gemtech
  • Sig Sauer
  • Silencerco
  • Yankee Hill Machine

All guns and ammo will be provided at the rally; attendees are asked to leave personal firearms at home or in their vehicles.

“Iowans can now enjoy the same freedom as those in many other states and countries,” said Brownells CEO Pete Brownell. “I suffer from hearing loss myself. Being able to dampen the noise associated with firearms will help protect the hearing of all Iowans who shoot, including future generations of Iowa gun owners. We hope anyone wanting to learn more about suppressors can make it to the rally.”

Representatives from the Iowa Firearms Coalition, National Rifle Association and American Suppressor Association will be on hand at the rally.

Big Springs Shooting Complex is located at 4945 Highway 146, just east of Searsboro, Iowa.


The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distribu­tors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry outreach.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit


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Will automatic firearms be available to shoot?


Free to the public. Ammo is provided.

Kram L.