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John Reese, is a highly trained ex - CIA operative working with Harold who is a billionaire. He can buy all kinds of weapons as we have seen.

But I noticed that he never uses a silencer for any of his pistols. He usually shoots in places which have a high number of people who can listen to the shots. Wouldn't it make more sense to use a silencer?

All his enemies aka assassins use them. So why doesn't he ?

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I do remember him using a silencer every now and again. - And he definitely did use one in the last aired episode (early April) where he and Shaw go to a High School reunion. –  Oliver_C Apr 14 '14 at 13:05
Just a thought, which I learned from other movies: a silencer slows down a bullet and makes it less powerful. I believe that it can also mess up the accuracy of a gun. (Just some food for thought.) –  BrettFromLA Apr 14 '14 at 17:10
It also doesn't silence the gun very much, but (almost?) all shows and movies seem to ignore that fact. –  Vedran Šego Apr 14 '14 at 17:51
John and Harold want to keep their "activities" secret, and John usually puts 3-4 bullets in each person so I dont think it would really cause harm if he used the silencer –  Adeetya Apr 14 '14 at 19:24
@VedranŠego Mythbusters did an episode on this and they found it to be actually plausible. See: youtube.com/watch?v=zhdXly6jT4E (mind you that decibel is a logarithmic scale) –  Royal Flush Aug 19 '14 at 19:52

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