[SHOT 2016] TacSol’s .22 LR Glock, 1911 Conversions, And More

Tactical Solutions is a company that focuses on innovating in the field of rimfire firearms. Their booth at the show was filled with plinkers of every shape, size, and color, and it would take several posts to cover all their different offerings in depth. The company featured two .22 pistol conversion kits, one for a single-stack 1911, and the other for a Glock 19 or 23, which replace the slide assembly with a new assembly designed to fire .22 Long Rifle ammunition and feeding from new magazines that fit right into the gun’s existing magazine well. These new slides are offered in both threaded and plain barrel variants, with MSRPs between $345 and $575.

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The company’s new products include ultra-light-weight Ruger 10/22 takedown rifles, with new steel-lined aluminum barrels, as a part of their X-Ring series which TFB’s own James Reeves reviewed in 2014. The takedown .22s were extremely light, and would be quite handy carried in a backpack.

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Finally, TacSol was displaying their first centerfire rifle, a short-barreled .300 Blackout AR-15 with a muzzle extension resembling a suppressor pinned in place to give a legal barrel length. The forward rail on this rifle is┬áTactical Solutions’ own product:


Tactical Solutions had many, many more products at their booth than I could cover here, from .22 caliber AR-15s, to tricked out rimfire race pistols.

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


  • Giolli Joker

    This article is clearly biased… your brother work with TacSol apparently. ­čśŤ

  • You don’t with the rail on it

    • DIR911911 .

      doesn’t look like the rail comes off,looks like an all machined piece. but even if not it would still be mighty low to the bore.

  • AC11

    You’ll be hard-pressed to find a positive review of their .22LR conversion kits for Glocks anywhere.