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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 can see in the movie.

However, John never uses a silencer for any of his pistols. He usually shoots in places with a high number of people who can hear the shots. Wouldn't it make more sense to use a silencer?

All of his enemies (aka professional 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: (mind you that decibel is a logarithmic scale) – Royal Flush Aug 19 '14 at 19:52

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