Tag Archives: Rimfire

Back in the days when .22 LR could be had for less than $0.07 a round, I would go out and blow through half of a bulk pack in one afternoon. Now, such fun is not quite so economical. Still, rimfire is the best starting point for new shooters.

Silencer Shop Authority: Reviewing the Erector By Q

The National Firearms Act of 1934 and subsequent “add-ons” was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever forced upon American gun owners. Forget that it requires registration information and regulates inanimate objects like barrels, stocks, design shapes and trigger mechanisms for a moment. The NFA restriction of silencers, devices that can’t actually do anything on their own, hinders their… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Rugged Suppressors Oculus 22 Review

If there’s a crowded portion of the suppressor market, it’s undoubtedly the rimfire/.22 caliber segment. Often viewed as “gateway drugs” to the world of quieter shooting, .22 silencers offer the least bang for the buck (no, literally the least noise) and they’re also often cheaper than centerfire suppressors. Thanks to these factors, there are dozens of competitive options out there;… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Spike’s Tactical Buckwheat Review

I just finished writing letters to all of the members of congress who are supposed to represent my interests in Washington. Mind you, not in support of the Hearing Protection Act, which I have also done (you should as well), but petitioning them to enact a “Rimfire Suppression Awareness Month”. The joys of shooting silenced, subsonic .22 long rifle firearms… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: DaVinci Arms Bambino Review

I am going to start the review of the DaVinci Arms Bambino silencer with a bold statement: suppressed rimfire shooting is the best kept secret in the entire firearms world. There, I said it. But in all seriousness, if you live in a state that allows it, a quality rimfire suppressor (and appropriate host) is pretty much required kit. They are… Read more »

Rugged Suppressors’ New Oculus .22 Silencer

Just like they did last year, the folks at Rugged Suppressors have gotten a head start on SHOT Show 2017 – this time with their first .22 silencer. Named the Oculus, Rugged’s new can joins only SilencerCo’s Osprey Micro as an adjustable-length, .22-caliber silencer. Configurable in either 3.5″ or 5.25″ formats, the Oculus is 1.06″ in diameter and weighs either… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Q El Camino Review (Stainless Baffles)

A few months ago, I reported that a new player had suddenly appeared in the silencer game. After founding Advanced Armament, leaving there, kicking off silencer production at SIG, and then finding that environment too corportate, the sometimes abrasive – but always interesting – Kevin Brittingham opened the doors of his new shop, Q, back in March of this year…. Read more »

Kevin Brittingham’s Q Debuts New .22 Silencer

When Kevin Brittingham and some of his pals from his days at SIG and AAC founded a mysterious new company, “Q”, back in March, some us wondered, “what the heck could they possibly be up to?” Inspiring comparisons to the James Bond character with the same name, few outside of Brittingham himself knew exactly what Q was up to or… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Tactical Solutions Ascent 22 Review

While discussing Tactical Solutions’ new Ascent in my 2016 suppressor preview, I noted that the the company’s Axiom and Ascent lines of .22 silencers were theoretically some of my favorite rimfire cans on the market. Designed with shielded cores, efficient K-baffles, and quality materials, I really could not find any serious faults with the suppressors. While TacSol has been in… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Griffin Armament Alpha/Paladin Review

Author’s Note: Griffin recently renamed the Alpha due to copyright concerns. It is now called the Paladin, but remains the same overall design. When Griffin Armament’s Optimus came out last fall, I asked the company about the possibility of titanium suppressors at some point in the future. As I saw it, Griffin had covered just about every silencer category with at… Read more »

The SIG Mosquito Becomes the GSG Firefly

This is one of those tidbits of news that seemed to fall through the cracks, but might interest some folks. A couple of weeks ago, American Tactical Imports (ATI) announced that they would be importing the .22 pistol formerly known as the SIG Mosquito under new GSG Firefly branding. According to German Sport Guns (GSG) Chief Executive Director, Michael Swoboda,… Read more »