SureFire SF Ryder 22-A Suppressor

SureFire SF Ryder 22A

SureFire is now selling a new .22 LR suppressor called the SF Ryder 22-A.  This can is an updated suppressor in the Ryder series.  The unit weighs 3.1 ounces, has a diameter of 1″ and is 5.4″ long.  SureFire gives the suppressor a rating of 117 dB.

The SF Ryder 22-A has numbered baffles that make re-assembly almost foolproof.  Both the baffles and the exterior of the suppressor are hard anodized.  The unit uses a thread on installation.

MSRP is $469.

SureFire SF Ryder 22A

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  • JumpIf NotZero

    I see the appeal of 3.1oz… But I’ve never been shooting with my Spectre II or SS Sparrow and thought man these are heavy at ~6oz.

    The baffles look interesting and the MSRP price is comparable.

    But I’d most likely never do an aluminum 22 can. Ti would be a possibility, but then you’re getting back to a weight difference that is near unnoticeable.

    Does look good though.

    • iksnilol

      What kind of baffles are used in the Spectre and Sparrow? Also how many are there? Which one of the two is the quietest?

      Since I can’t import suppressors into Norway from the US I tought about copying one (I know a couple of machinists). I am especialy interested in the Sparrow SS.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Monocore in the Sparrow, Omega in the Spectre, but baffle type matters about as much as the name of the silencer. They sound similar, quieter on some rifles or pistols, pretty close to the same, quiet enough that’s for certain.

        The sparrow would be a tough part to outright copy as you’d want a 4 axis mill and if you milled on side then the other might expect a little flex, possibly enough to break a cutter. Spectre baffles would be MUCH easier.

        You could have great K baffles and a terrible monocore, or otherway around. Take a look at ‘s Smithing section, they have tons of pictures of modern designs.

        It’s actually comical just how advanced American silencer mfging is compared to some parts in Europe with far less regulation.

        • iksnilol

          Spectre it is then. I just presumed K-baffles would be harder to mill, due to being K-shaped and all.

          It does make sense, since in many countries you here you can just duct tape a bottle filled with steel wool to the end of your barrel and it is good enough. While in the US that would be illegal and since you have to jump through some hoops to get it legally you want the best possible.

          That doesn’t mean that European suppressors are bad, just look at ASE UTRA, A-Tec and the dozens of custom suppressors.

          How I see it:

          American suppressors:
          -more mounting options
          -expensive (there are budget suppressors too, Huntertown Arms make some decent ones).

          European suppressors:
          -shorter (telescoping/reflex type)
          -more options (since you can have it built with whatever you desire)

          • JumpIf NotZero

            You wouldn’t mill a K baffle… You’d turn in.

            I think you have a lot of reading to do.

          • iksnilol

            Oh, you’re right. Sleep deprivation and not being a machinist will do that to you.

            PS: Am I the only one who got the joke? The suppressor is named “Ryder” and has red internals. AKA Red Ryder.

  • Guest

    I wish it was stainless. I know aluminum .22lr cans have their place but the extra cleaning options are almost always worth the extra weight. Maybe they’ll come out with a stainless model in the future.

  • Marc Smith

    469 dollars… 90% of the price from the red tape?! You get similar performance and construction silencer for 1/4 the price in Finland. You can buy a good firearm for that money. Making that can probably costs 30$ in material and labour