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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – A Chesterfield startup wants to muzzle Virginia hunters – but only to help them shoot better. Simón Samaniego III launched Hunter’s Dream Silencers last month, an online retailer that specializes in silencers and some firearms.

Samaniego, 64, said he hopes to attract people who prefer to hunt on private land.

“My niche is to appeal to people from the standpoint that I got probably the best silencer on the market, and you can go out quietly and not have a loud footprint,” Samaniego said.

Samaniego said a quieter shot means animals are less likely to scatter after a shot is fired, and landowners don’t have to deal with as much noise.

“The most overlooked benefit of a silencer is the accuracy,” Samaniego said. “It’s an extension of the barrel and makes (the bullet) fly true.”

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