22 Silencer Reviews


2007 22LR Silencer Shootout

These tests were conducted on January 5, 2008 using 19 silencers from various manufacturers around the country.  Some of the best silencers in the world were measured in this test.  The test was fired using the Walther P22 pistol and a bolt action rifle manufactured in Russia call the Tula Toz 78.


YHM Stainless Steel Mite

On May 26th 2008 I reviewed the Yankee Hills Manufacturing Stainless Steel Mite.  This particular version comes with the Quick Detach system to speed up mounting and dismounting the suppressor from the host weapon.  The silencer is full-automatic rated, disassembles for cleaning by the end user...Click the picture for the reviews....

Liberty Suppressors Shoofly

On April 20 ,2008 testing resumed here at Silencer Research and I reviewed a new suppressor from Liberty Suppressors called the Shoofly.  The Shoofly is a smaller than usual diameter 22LR silencers and was designed to match the outside profile of a bull barreled Ruger 10/22.


Hearing Protection LLC Checkmate 22LR Silencer

On November 23, 2007 I reviewed the Hearing Protection LLC Checkmate 22LR silencer.  The Checkmate is a monolithic baffle silencer that uses a three lug attachment system.  It can be used either with or without a rubber wipe.  The silencer is all aluminum and can be disassembled by the end user for maintenance.  For this review I also shot two other monolithic baffle silencers for comparison.  I tested the YHM Mite and the AAC Prodigy with two types of ammunition on the P22.


TAC 67 Disassembly pictures and commentary.  This now discontinued model silencer has one stainless steel blast baffle followed by 4 aluminum baffles.  Both end caps are threaded to allow complete disassembly by the end user.  The baffles used in this silencer are the ported "K" baffles.  The pictures here are indicative of around 1,700 rounds fired from a fully automatic M16 22LR conversion.  Click the picture.  This review is only of the silencer internals.  The Tac 67's sound levels are reviewed separately here.

John Norrell Arms, Inc. Custom Silencer.  This large 22 can was built by John Norrell Arms, Inc. as a custom project.  The criteria were excellent suppression coupled with a longer cleaning interval and extra weight to help control muzzle flip.  The cleaning pictures that are located in the subsequent page show around 5,000 rounds of fully automatic fire from an M16 22LR conversion.  These baffles are "M" baffles.  This silencer might be one of the largest 22LR silencers in existence.  Click the picture.  

Tactical Innovations “TAC 67” silencer.  The silencer was tested across 2 platforms with 7 types of ammunition.  I tested a factory 10/22 with a aftermarket Tactical Innovations 16.5 inch 1 in 9 twist barrel threaded 1/2X28 TPI.  I also tested a factory Browning Buckmark pistol with an aftermarket Tactical Solutions 4 inch 1 in 16 twist barrel threaded 1/2X28 TPI.  The Tactical Innovations barrel is capable of stabilizing the Aguila 60 grain SSS round.  The Tactical Solutions barrel is aluminum with a stainless steel insert in the barrel.  Click the picture. 
The John Norrell Arms integral silencer.  I tested 5 types of high velocity ammunition for both dB and ballistics/velocity.  Here is a picture of the weapon.  I have fired at least 12,000 rounds of CCI Minimags through this suppressor.  The ammunition produces very consistent velocities and seldom causes any cycling problems.  I loaded an Eagle 30 round plastic magazine with 15 rounds and fired the weapon to test for dB levels as well as the velocities.  Click the picture.
The Gemtech Outback II 22LR silencer.  This silencer belongs to a friend of mine.  We tested a Walther P22, a Browning Buckmark with a Tactical Innovations 4 inch threaded barrel, a Ruger 10/22 with an aftermarket Tactical Innovations threaded barrel, and a Ruger 10/22 with a match grade Clerke International 16 inch barrel that was threaded by a local gunsmith.  Most of the tests were conducted with a variety of CCI 22LR products and some Remington Subsonic rounds.  Click the picture.
The AAC Prodigy.  The AAC Prodigy is a unique silencer in that it's design is a single baffle stack/core.  This facilitates easy cleaning and easy quick inspection of the silencers internals.  I tested three firearms, including a pistol and two rifles.  I utilized CCI Subsonics, CCI Standard Velocity, CCI Minimags, Remington Golden Bullet 40 grain rounds and Remington Target/Standard velocity. 
A shootout with three 22LR silencers.  For this shootout, I chose 3 unsealed 22 silencers.  I used the AAC Prodigy, the Tactical Innovations TAC 67 (no longer produced), and the SRT Comanche.  The test was to determine what silencer was best on 3 types of weapons.  I used CCI Subsonics for the pistol and rifle shootouts and for the M16 22 conversion, I used CCI Minimags.  All tests were completed on the same day within one hour, with the same weapons with ammunition from the same boxes. 
22 silencers both wet and dryI tested water, UltraQuiet Gel (Ultrasound Gel), and CCF Suppressor coolant.  I tested the AAC Prodigy, the TAC 67, and the SRT Comanche using the Browning Buckmark pistol with the Tactical Solutions 4 inch threaded barrel.  The ammunition used for the test was CCI Subsonics.

YHM Mite Review

I performed an extensive review of the YHM Mite suppressor.  I compared the AAC Prodigy and the Gemtech Outback II.  During the testing I discovered several very interesting things that I will cover in this review.  Some additional testing occurred five days later.  The Mite is a 22LR suppressor that comes apart for cleaning and is full automatic rated.

Buckmark vs. Ruger

I performed a short test to see what Tactical Solutions barrel was quieter, as well as compare other features and options when using the Tactical Solutions barrels.  The Browning Buckmark uses the Trail Lite barrel and the Ruger series uses the Pac Lite receivers.  Both are high quality products with pros and cons.  The Tactical Solutions aftermarket products greatly reduce the weight of the factory guns.  I believe they also increase the accuracy. 

Reflection Tests

I performed a test to determine what difference, if any, the testing location has to do with sound pressure level readings.  I tested 4 weapons with 4 silencers in 4 different locations on the same day.  I tested the John Norrell integral 10/22, the AAC Prodigy on the Browning Buckmark, the AAC Evolution 9 on the Sig P226T and the Gemtech M496D on the M16 with 14.5 inch barrel.  One of the main reasons for performing the test was to see if tests in an open field over grass would be similar or comparable with tests done on my official test range. 

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