TiON follows stringent testing standards and procedures outlined in Alan C. Paulson’s book Silencer: History and Performance, Volume 1: Sporting and Tactical Silencers, Chapter 5.
This protocol positions the measuring meter 1.0m to the left of muzzle 90 degrees to the bore axis. Testing height is 1.6m above a non-reflective surface with no reflecting surfaces positioned near by. 10 rounds are fired and averaged to determine performance. Atmospheric conditions are recorded each time.