Tactical Solutions: The Quiet Professionals

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Tactical Solutions based in Boise, ID opened its doors in 2002 with one primary product: the Pac-Lite barrel and upper assembly for the Ruger MKI and MKII line of rimfire pistols. Created as a answer to a non-existant upgrade industry for the popular .22LR pistols, the Pac-Lite was designed to to be lightweight, accurate and durable for the enjoyment of backwoods enthusiasts. And although it would be another four years before TacSol would design and build their first commercial suppressor, the Pac-Lite was an immediate success.

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TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

Not familar with the full TacSol product lineup? Not surprising – they are billed as the industries ‘quiet professionals’ who create quality kit focused on affordable performance. Like most of the companies we highlight in the TFB ‘Spotlight’ series, TacSol would prefer to spend their budget on research and design rather than advertising. And it shows; in the last 10 years their product spectrum has increased dramatically.

TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

For example, TacSol now produces a complete Ruger 10/22 patterned rifle with a custom-built receiver and a variety of options. Dubbed the X-Ring, the SB-X version of the rifle includes a short barrel with a permanently attached extension that brings it up to a non-NFA status length of 16 inches. Inside the extension, a suppressor is added giving it the feel of a suppressed short barreled rifle without the hassle of added ATF paperwork and paying another $200. See TFB Rusty’s recent review of the SB-X barrel here.

If a true two-stamp gun is more your speed, TacSol’s largest distributor, Silencer Shop in Austin, Texas, also sells the XBR, an exclusive short-barreled version of the X-Ring rifle.

The light weight X-RING rifle is designed for quick target acquisition and full days of shooting without feeling like you carried it all day. Our quality craftsmanship and built-in durability allows you to shoot your rifle with peace-of-mind that you will be passing it on for generations to come.

TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

Of course the Pac-Lite upper is still one of the most popular upgrades for rimfire pistol shooters. Besides the MKII/MKII versions, Tactical Solutions also offers an barrel/upper combination for the Browning Buckmark series.

One concern you often see posed about the Pac-Lite uppers is the possibility of peening as a steel bolt makes contact with an aluminum breech. “You’ll most likely wear out a barrel before seeing any peening issues on the breech,” says Keith Feeley of Tactical Solutions. “We have an original Pac-Lite upper assembly with 90,000 rounds down the barrel and it’s still running strong.”

TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

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TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

TacSol Ascent22 Suppressor Specifications:

  • 1/2″x28 Threads
  • Titanium thread adapter and blast baffle
  • Stainless steel Spilt Tube
  • Weight: 4.1oz
  • 5.9″
  • Heat Resistant Utility Pouch & Wrench Included
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TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

TacSol Axiom™ Suppressor Specifications:

  • 1/2″x28 Threads
  • 1″ Outside Diameter
  • Full auto rated
  • Titanium baffles and body
  • Stainless steel Spilt Tube
  • 6oz
  • 5.9″
  • Heat Resistant Utility Pouch & Wrench Included

Pac-Lite Buckmark Upper Receiver:

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TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

X-Ring Barrel:

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TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

X-Ring RiflE SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Weight: 5.1LBS
  • O.D.(Outside Diameter): .920″
  • Twist: 1-16″
  • Threading (Threaded barrels only): 1/2″x28

TACSOL TRIGGER GROUP:

  • Weight: 7.2oz
  • Trigger Pull: 2.5-2.75lbs

X-RING RECEIVER:

  • Colors: Matte Black, Matte Green, Gloss Black, Gloss Red, Gloss Blue

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TacSol also makes a shrouded 300BLK receiver with a short barrel that doesn’t require an additional tax stamp for an SBR. Just add your 30 caliber suppressor and it is ready to run.

TSAR-300 SPECIFICATIONS:

  • WEIGHT: 6.55 lbs
  • CALIBER: 300 AAC BLACKOUT
  • OVERALL LENGTH: 31.5”
  • BORE LENGTH: 11”
  • BARREL LENGTH: 16.1
  • THREADS: 5/8”x24
  • TWIST: 1:8”
  • SHROUD INSIDE DIAMETER: 1.75”
  • FOREND: XG Pro, 2 PIECE LIGHT WEIGHT ALUMINUM. AVAILABLE IN KEYMOD™ OR M-LOK™
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TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

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TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

Another Tactical Solutions product that doesn’t get enough attention is their TSG-22 Glock rimfire conversion. The drop in slide and barrel turns your carry pistol into a cheap (and quiet) plinker and practice platform in less than a minute.

TSG-22 THREADED MODEL SPECIFCATIONS:

  • Fits Glock® models 17, 22, 34, 35 and 37 in ALL generations
  • 1-16″ Twist
  • 4.8″ Length
  • 13oz Weight
  • 1/2″X28 threads
  • Factory Glock® Sights
  • 10 Round Magazine
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TFB Suppressor Spotlight: Tactical Solutions

TACSOL Sponsored Competitive Shooters:

TACSOL BJ Norris @ TFB. Credit: XS Sights

TACSOL BJ Norris @ TFB. Credit: XS Sights

BJ Norris – https://www.facebook.com/bj.norris/

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Jessie Duff – https://www.facebook.com/jduffshoot/

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Kolby Pavlock – https://www.facebook.com/Kolby-Pavlock-Competitive-Junior-Shooter-1681810385374276/

We enjoy a laid back atmosphere, but we take the quality of our products and customer service very seriously. You have a problem? We take care of it. It’s simple.

Above all else, Tactical Solutions provides some of the best customer service in the business. Personally, I wouldn’t know; my MKII Pac-Lite upper has about 12K rounds down the barrel with all types of ammunition without a single issue.


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TACTICAL SOLUTIONS – http://www.tacticalsol.com/

2772 S. VICTORY VIEW WAY

BOISE, ID 83709

Phone: 866-333-9901



Pete

LE – Science – OSINT.
On a mission to make all of my guns as quiet as possible.
Pete.M@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Damn, I like that Glock kit. Too bad it wont fit my .45.

    • Amy

      Which model do you have? They have a kit for the 19, 23, 32, & 38 models as well.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        The weird 21 SF with the picatinny rail instead of the Glock rail.

        • Amy

          Dang, won’t fit. Sorry! I’m in the sales department at TacSol, so let me know if you have any other questions!

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            No problem, thanks for checking. Maybe theyll get around to making one for that model one day.
            I may still be in the market for a .22 suppressor.

  • JT303

    Nice to see that somebody’s jumped on the .22 Glock idea, seeing as Glock themselves have refused to produce an OEM .22 pistol or conversion kit.

    • Frank Grimes

      You can cast and load 9mm for the same or sometimes less than the cost of .22, why would anybody convert a something available in 9×19 to a more expensive, less reliable, and less useful caliber like .22 rimfire?

      • JT303

        Teaching your kids from an early age? Ultimately, the choice is yours.

        • Frank Grimes

          Possibly.

          Though a cheap police trade in .38 Smith with powder puff handloads would make more sense to me personally.

  • Bigbigpoopi

    How about an X-Ring Charger with a KAK pistol brace?

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Good question. If it starts as a receiver only, yes to a PSB and a short barrel.

  • JT303

    Hadn’t occurred to me. Now that you mention it, a police trade in makes much more sense, certainly to me.

  • Gary Kirk

    What’s the price on those receivers, and they come loaded?

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      $495 fully outfitted.

  • Frank Grimes

    Well a fool and his money…

    • RocketScientist

      I totally agree. Anyone with priorities and skills that differ slightly from yours is a fool. Someone would rather spend time playing with their young child than breathing in molten lead fumes? FOOL!

      • Frank Grimes

        Triggered, cupcake?

        .22 is a scam there is not one single reason I can think of why any logical personal would want to shoot it.

        • RocketScientist

          So the round that is by FAR the most popular cartridge ever produced, and chambered in more guns than any other, and shot by more people around the world than any other…. you can’t think of one SINGLE reason why that is? Seriously? You’ve either let your hyperbole get a little overblown, or you have some sort of mental defect.

          Best part of all this is? No one is saying you should shoot .22. You do you. You’re the one ranting about how everyone needs to shoot 9mm and calling anyone who prefers .22 a fool. Why do you care so much what other people do with their own guns/money?

          Also, that was me mocking you and your ridiculous position, not being triggered.

          • Frank Grimes

            So popular means good?

            I take it you’re a Hillary supporter then?

          • RocketScientist

            No, overwhelmingly massively dominatingly popular on a global scale over the course of 150 years or so means there’s very likely at least ONE valid positive thing about it. Hell, at that point, its popularity is itself a positive thing about it (in the sens it means there are more, cheaper firearms chambered for it, more variety of options of ammo manufacturer, ammo type, etc… the bigger the market, the better the price and variety).

            As for the rest, I’m just gonna let that lie. I have lots of places I discuss politics. This blog aint one of them.

            I hope you have a great day Frank. You certainly seem like you could use one.

          • Frank Grimes

            Yet the market is larger than ever and so is the pricetag of the ammo.

            So that kind of blows your theory out of the water, huh?

            .22LR is by far the most pointless and obsolete caliber in common usage today.

            If it wasn’t for the Cheetoh munchers and their mobility scooters buying all the pot-metal Umarex clones of real firearms then the market for .22 would be dead.

            .22LR is the official caliber of neckbeards.

          • RocketScientist

            OHHHHHHHHH, i get it. You’re just trolling…. I was wondering how anyone could be so stupid. Should have trusted my gut. In that case, you’re doing a pretty good job, you actually had me going for awhile that you were just a really angry self-important idiot. bravo.

          • Frank Grimes

            So you can’t provide a valid counterargument, so you default to crying “troll”?

            Hahahaha, typical neckbeard.

          • RocketScientist

            Alright. I still don’t believe you could actually be this dense and still operate a computer, but I have some time on my hands and an argumentative mien, so here goes.

            You argue that there is not a single benefit that .22 has over 9mm, or even one signle positive thing about .22 at all, and that it serves no purpose. I refute that by pointing out that:

            – .22 is cheaper than 9mm
            – .22 is lighter than 9mm
            – .22 is dimensionally smaller than 9mm (so higher capacity for same volume of ammunition)
            – .22 cartridges use less lead than 9mm
            – .22 cartridges use less powder than 9mm
            – .22 cartridges recoil significantly less than 9mm
            – .22 cartridges are lower pressure than 9mm, allowing the firearms that use them to use simpler actions, weigh less, cost less, be smaller
            – firearms chambered for .22LR can use a dazzling variety of cartridges, in .22BB cap, .22BBshort, .22BB long, .22CB cap, .22CB short, .22CB long, .22CB long rifle, .22 short, .22 long, .22 extra long, and of course .22 long rifle, with a whole variety of projectiles (rubber, various weights, subsonic, hypervelocity, shotshells, paint markers, etc).
            – Many countries restrict civilian ownership of firearms based on caliber. Being one of the smallest and least pwoerful cartridges, and not being a primarily military cartridge (two common metrics used to regulate caliber) it is allowed in many countries where 9mm is illegal.
            – .22 is better suited for the taking of small game than 9mm. Not only would even a “powderpuff” 9mm do a LOT more damage to a squirrel than a .22, it’ll have a trajectory like a softball lob on the way there. A full power 9mm will fix the trajectory issues, but would be even worse on the meat/hide.
            – .22 is safer, due to the lower pressure, and reduced lethality against human targets compared to just about any other round. Also backstop material can be made less robust
            – Due to its 150 or so years of hugely high popularity, .22 ammunition and firearms can be found damn near everywhere in the world. Even in places where firearms are completely banned or heavily restricted, you’ll find .22 firearms and ammo. Even in light of recent contractions in the supply of .22 ammo, its still being produced at a mind-boggling rate and compared to a LOT of other ammo is more available

            Of course, there are a WHOLE FREAKING LOT of other ways in which 9mm (or really any other round) is far superior to .22. But that doesn’t mean .22 has no benefits, or serves no purpose. Within its appropriate use case .22 totally kicks ass, and 9mm kinda sucks. Similarly within ITS use case, 9mm totally kicks ass and .22 kinda sucks. But its completely f***ing retarded to suggest that .22 has no value in any way, no benefits or redeeming qualities, or that only “neckbeards” shoot it. If that’s true, then damn near everyone who shoots on a semi-regular basis is a neckbeard.

            Thanks for giving me something to do for the past 5 minutes, it’s a slow day at work.

          • Frank Grimes

            No, .22lr is not cheaper than 9mm if you cast your own. Hell I even made 9mm for just under 4 cents a round and I BOUGHT the projectiles. Not to mention ammunition quality compared, the 9mm was a much more high quality assembled round than the .22lr costing even 10 cents a round.

            Lighter ammo? Really? If someone has an issue lifting a few boxes of cartridges, I would question their ability to safely operate a firearm.

            If you can’t handle the recoil of 9mm, I would again raise that question.

            I don’t care what’s legal or not in other countries, I don’t live in any of those armpits so they could sink into the ocean and it would make zero difference to me.

            Variety? Who cares? It’s not a buffet table, it’s a gun.

            9×19 FMJ does no more damage to a rabbit than a .22 hunting round.

            The only rimfire worth considering is .17HMR, .22LR is stupid. It would make more sense to buy a quality pellet gun, it will do nearly everything a .22LR would do.

        • George Smythson

          squirrels, rabbits, other pests as close range? Guess that’s more than one single reason…

          • Frank Grimes

            Pellet gun.