TFBTV at SHOT Show 2016: Ruger’s .22 Silencer, the SILENT-SR

James gets hands-on with the Ruger SILENT-SR .22 at SHOT Show Industry Range Day. As previously reported by TFB’s own Nathaniel F.:

Ruger continues to expand its operation into areas it was previously unwilling to enter. This latest entry is a .22 caliber suppressor/silencer that fits their line of threaded .22 caliber rifles and pistols, like the 10/22 and the SR-22. Ruger said the following about the new suppressor, on their website:

The Ruger® Silent-SR sound suppressor features best-in-class materials and advanced design, resulting in a lightweight, compact size and top-tier sound reduction. It was designed and built by Ruger utilizing the very latest in fluid dynamic simulation and computer numeric controlled (CNC) machining equipment. The Ruger® Silent-SR is easy to disassemble and clean. Each piece snaps together to seal the baffles and keep the byproducts of combustion away from the tube and end caps. It is also strong and light, utilizing a titanium tube, aluminum rear cap, and stainless steel threaded mount, baffles and front cap. Ruger has selected the best material for each part to maximize strength and minimize weight without sacrificing durability.

  • Reduces sound pressure levels of .22 LR, .22 WMR and .17 HMR pistols and rifles by up to 40 dB.
  • Rated for .22 LR full auto, .22 WMR and .17 HMR pistols and rifles. Features a standard 1/2”-28 thread pattern for compatibility with most threaded rimfire firearms.
  • Patent-pending outer tube and muzzle mount are interlocked to prevent accidental disassembly when removing the suppressor from your firearm. Disassembly tool is included.
  • With a 5.37″ length, 1.06″ diameter and 6.3 ounce weight, the Silent-SRis compact and lightweight for balance and portability.
  • Easy to disassemble and clean, each piece snaps together to seal the baffles and keep the byproducts of combustion away from the tube and end caps.
  • Utilizing a titanium tube, aluminum rear cap, and stainless steel threaded mount, baffles and front cap, Ruger has selected the best material for each part to maximize strength and minimize weight without sacrificing durability.


James Reeves

James Reeves is a licensed and practicing concealed weapons instructor, the winner of Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, a graduate of Front Sight, the Shooter Performance Institute, and Tier 1 Group, and is an Appleseed-qualified Rifleman. James previously owned and operated a gun shop in Tallahassee, FL and worked as a regional sales representative for distributor/importer, Interstate Arms Company. He is a coverage litigation attorney by day. James likes traveling with his wife, boating, America, photography, guns, gear he doesn’t really need, cold beer, and a little exercise here and there (James is also GORUCK Tough). Above all, James enjoys creating content for TFBTV. Follow James on Twitter @jjreeves.


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  • TheSmellofNapalm

    Please stop by KAC at some point. Thank you 🙂

  • Joey JoJo Jr.

    AR-15 type rifles, full capacity magazines, 10/22’s with flash hiders and folding stocks, and now a suppressor? Bill “Kiss-The-Gun-Controller’s-Asses-and-Ship-5-Round-Mags-With-Our-Mini-14’s” Ruger, Sr. must be spinning about 2,000 RPM in his grave right now.

    • iksnilol

      Hook a genny up to him and the Ruger factory could save a decent sum on electricity.

      • Giolli Joker

        You need even a gearbox 1:1.8.

  • Very tempting at that price if it could handle .223 (wishful thinking)

    • iksnilol

      It could handle subsonic 5.56 I believe.

      Somebody should test whether it can take regular 5.56

      • thedonn007

        Subsonic 5.56 is basically .22lr.

        • iksnilol

          Kinda… Subsonic .22 LR is 40 grains while subsonic 5.56 is 100 or 110 grains. So there is a good difference there.

          • thedonn007

            Sorry, I was think AR15. I thought the max weigh was around 79 grain.

          • iksnilol

            For supersonic that might be the max weight. But subsonic you can load further into the case.

  • thedonn007

    Nice video. As you found out, you cannot slingshot a ruger Mark III (22/45) pistol, have to sue the slide release.

    • Drew Coleman

      There’s a mod you can do to make it slingshotable. You remove the detent and spring and it’ll drop freely.