Smarter Every Day is still one of the coolest channels on YouTube that is 100% educational. Based right here in my hometown of Huntsville, Alabama, the channel is owned and operated by Destin, who continually creates videos with the sole purpose of understanding how things work, and sharing that understanding with his audience in a way that anybody can grasp, which is not something that’s always easy to do in a way that doesn’t come across as condescending. Instead, Destin seems to have a genuine, almost childlike curiosity for the world around him and loves learning and teaching at the same time.
This video features a product we’ve never even heard of, but are certainly intrigued by: clear suppressors. Alabama-based Soteria Firearm Suppressors actually builds these suppressors with clear acrylic cases to display what’s going on inside their products, since you can’t exactly see any of this with a regular silencer. While they are more for display purposes, however, they do hold up well enough to actually fire a few rounds through, at least for the most part. While a couple of the units do survive intact, they really aren’t designed to live up to the stresses of wrangling the gasses, heat and pressures that exit the business end of a rifle. However, thanks to the high speed camera even the ones that fail look spectacular when viewed in slow motion.
Instead of walking you through the video, just go ahead and hit the play button and hit the play button and watch for yourself. It’s pretty awe-inspiring footage, and as always, there’s something to be learned from each of the shots, whether the suppressor survives or not. This is just another reason why we love videos from Smarter Every Day. Check back for more from Destin, who teases that his next few videos are going to be really cool!