Mask-22 Suppressor

Mask 22lr

Dead Air Armament will show a new .22 LR suppressor at the SHOT Show next week. The new suppressor is called the Mask-22.

Two versions of the suppressor will be available: a heavy duty and a light duty. The heavy duty version is made of titanium and stainless steel, while the light duty version is made of titanium and aluminum. Both versions will handle .22 LR, while the heavy duty version is also rated for the hotter 5.7×28 round.

The suppressors have a Cerakote finish and can be disassembled for cleaning. MSRP is listed as $499 on both.

From Dead Air Armament:

Dead Air Armament™ Announce New Mask-22™ Suppressor at 2015 SHOT Show

Distributed by BPI Outdoors, the latest in suppressor technology for the .22LR will be available at SHOT Show at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 20 – 23, 2015 at booth 14516. Try out the full line of Dead Air silencers at the SHOT Show Media Day at the Range with Bergara Custom Rifles.

Lawrenceville, Ga. (January 2015) – Dead Air Armament™, the suppressor company founded by Mike Pappas and distributed through BPI Outdoors, is proud to announce the latest addition to their 100% USA made, unique product line, the Mask -22 silencer.

Dead Air’s new .22LR suppressor is available in two versions, a Heavy Duty constructed of titanium and stainless steel and a Light Duty model that is a proprietary blend of titanium and 7075 T6 Aluminum. Since the .22LR caliber is well-known to be one of the “dirtiest” rounds, Dead Air came up with the ultimate solution by making the Mask-22 disassemble easily and completely for cleaning.  A Cerakote finish on both models prevent corrosion and wear from what will be years of shooting enjoyment.

Both the Heavy Duty and Light Duty Mask-22 suppressors measure 5.25 inches in length with a 1.070 inch diameter. The Heavy Duty model weighs 6.3 ounces and can be used for direct thread applications. It is rated for .22LR up to 5.7 x 28. The Light Duty model weighs approximately 5.0 ounces and is rated for .22LR only.

The Mask-22™ Heavy Duty and Light Duty suppressor models from Dead Air Armament are backed by a no questions asked Lifetime Warranty. MSRP is $499.00.

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  • gunslinger

    if they are the same price, what’s the advantage of buying the “light” one? easier to clean? more durable?

    i don’t have a 5.7 (yet) but woudln’t it make sense to have multi use supressors?

    • Tiru Maru

      1.3 Ounces lighter?

    • Bill

      Yeah, what he said. There has to be a HUGE market for an inexpensive rimfire suppressor for recreational and varmint/pest control that doesn’t have to meet Seal Team 6 standards. Make it $200 bucks, then there’s the $200 stamp, and I’m able to whack rats in the corncrib without spooking the horses, for less than the price of just this can alone. And add a mount that clamps on, without having to thread the barrel of my Chipmunk or Stevens Favorite

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Exceptionally crowded market in the suppressor field (quality 22 can). I see zero reason from the presser that I would consider this over a Sparrow SS or a Spectre 2.

    5oz for the light isn’t competitively light. And no mention of sound which has hit a limit in 22 cans for the most part. The only place to really go now is weight and length and I’m not seeing anything special here in that regard.

    • oopoocopter

      Exactly. They just want a piece of the pie.

    • NFAReviewChannel

      You don’t even know what the baffle design is and you wrote it off? Wow.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        22lr silencers have hit a performance wall. They all pretty much as quiet as the next among top performers. So that leaves weight and length. This product excells in neither. Can’t be easier to clean than the already stupid simple competition. Isn’t cheaper. Isn’t from a company that has a proven release record, or that I have any confidence will be around in 5-10 years.

        So no. I don’t care about the baffle design. The idea that you do? Wow.

        • NFAReviewChannel

          Your ignorance is showing on the matter. The other two leading silencers that are easy take down. The Spectre2 CTA baffles and the Sparrow clamshell, were invented by Mike Pappas whom started Dead Air Silencers after leaving Silencerco. And yes I know what the design entails but am not allowed to release that information publicly till it’s ready for announcement. I can assure you Dead Air Silencers will be around long after 10 years from now. On another note you have discounted this can before knowing what it has metered at, what the tonal change sounds like and how easy it is to maintain. Not sure where all the hate is coming from but you’re pulling it out of thin air.

          • JumpIf NotZero

            lol. Ok, let’s pretend I haven’t done silencer design. Let’s pretend I don’t own form1 cans. Let’s pretend I didn’t look over the product and chat with Pappas at SHOT last week. Let’s pretend 22lr isn’t the suppressor mfg’s cash crop because they are easy and cheap to make and have pretty low effort required to make a good one. Cool.

            Tonal change… Well, I’ll give you that it’s been awhile since I’ve heard that line.

            This has yet to prove anything over the market, I didn’t see anything that makes me want yet another 22 suppressor, and nothing about Deadair’s marketing is backing up your claims, so I wonder where all your information is coming from? Ha, I don’t actually wonder.

            Btw, it’s pretty kewl to upvote your own posts 😀 Don’t spend a lot of time replying, I’m out.

          • NFAReviewChannel

            Still doesn’t hide the fact you discounted it without hearing it or using it. I own the aforementioned sparrow and spectre2. They aren’t the end all be all. Not to mention….is it a bad thing to have a lot of choices in the market? Enjoy your Form1.

  • NFAReviewChannel

    Ever think the MSRP might be a typo and thats the stainless price?