The Rugged Oculus – Modular Rimfire Silencer

“Who needs another rimfire silencer on the U.S. market?” – said no one ever. Rugged Suppressors is announcing the Oculus: a modular .22LR can that can be run in both short and long configurations. I think I’m in love.

As is the case with most suppressors, the battle between maximum suppression and additional length and weight hanging off the end of a barrel is never ending. In response, manufacturers like Griffin Armament, SilencerCo, Dead Air Armament, Rugged and others have all embraced the modular market. Buyers have responded favorably.

With a configurable can, shooters are able to determine the length of their silencer based on the event of the day. Bench rest rifle? Full size silencer. Backpack plinking with a pistol? Small “K” can.

Could this be my first Rugged silencer? Yes. Yes it could.

Rugged Suppressors Oculus SPECIFICATIONS:

  • CALIBER: 22LR (Belt Fed Rated), 22 WMR, 17 HMR, 17 WSM, 5.7x28mm
  • DIAMETER: 1.06″
  • LENGTH: Standard Configuration: 5.25″, Short Configuration: 3.25″
  • WEIGHT: Standard Configuration: 6.9oz; Short Configuration: 4.3oz
  • FINISH: Cerokote
  • MATERIALS: Entirely 17-4PH Stainless Steel


  • 1/2×28 Direct Thread Mount
  • Oculus 22 Suppressor
  • ADAPT Module
  • 22 Front Cap
  • Front Cap Removal Tool
  • Operator’s Manual
  • Oculus Logo Sticker
  • MSRP: $499.00


From the Rugged Product Page:

NO First Round Pop:
The Oculus 22 features class leading suppression and no first round pop in the standard configuration.

ADAPT™ Modular Technology:
ADAPT™ Modular Technology allows the Oculus 22 to be configured in a standard 5.25″ or short 3.25″ configuration within seconds.

Revolutionary Mounting System:
We strategically place the engraving on the thickest cross section of the 17-4 stainless steel mount for fast and easy replacement should the suppressor become damaged beyond repair it also serves to make the it infinitely upgradable in the future.

Material Selection at its Finest:
Constructed of 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, the it is completely user serviceable, belt fed rated for 22LR and full auto rated for 22 Magnum, 17 HMR, 17 WSM, and 5.7x28mm..

What’s in the Box:
The Oculus comes standard with the suppressor, ADAPT Module, 22 Front Cap, Front Cap Removal Tool, 1/2×28 Direct Thread Mount, Operator’s Manual, and Oculus Logo Sticker.


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  • ArkhamInmate

    Huh, that’s cool!

  • Lee Attiny

    What’s the difference between a rimfire suppressor and a centerfire one? Just stronger materials for the center fire? Just curious

    • North Polar

      Larger volume, different baffle designs (slightly to a lot) and different materials.

      Figure if you put a .22 LR can on a 5.56, you can expect it to blow up from the pressure spike and larger volume of gas the can is trying to handle.

    • Duray

      Most important factor is rinfire suppressors need to be disassembled for cleaning, while center fire cans generally don’t.

      • Lee Attiny

        why would a rimfire suppressor need to be cleaned and a centerfire wouldnt?

        • Graham2

          Use a centrefire silencer on a rimfire for a while and then use it on a centrefire and you run the risk of blowing it up! 22LR is a dirty little round and any un-burnt powder can ignite, with rather ‘interesting’ results!

        • joshua neff

          Rimfire leads up a can, center-fire really doesn’t. All about lead being deposited.

          • Lee Attiny

            Lead? Think you mean carbon deposits.

          • joshua neff

            Nope, mean lead. Carbon is no big deal inside a can, hence why centerfire doesn’t need cleaning. It’s the lead accumulation in a 22 can that requires them to be serviced.

          • Cymond

            Yes, lead from unjacketed 22lr bullets. Carbon is also a concern, but on centerfire rifle suppressors, the pressure & heat are intense enough to limit how much can accumulate.

            Take a look at the size, weight, materials, and volume of a .223 vs .22lr suppressor. A .223 has a lot more gas at higher temperature and pressure. It will blue up a 22lr suppressor, and a suppressor designed for .223 will be unnecessary large & heavy on a .22lr.

  • Nocternus

    These are cool but 22lr seems pretty quiet to begin with. I suppose if you won the lottery or just like buying gadgets. I would rather spend my $ elsewhere.

    • Cymond

      A suppressed bolt action 22 is quieter than most pellet & BB guns.

      • Nocternus

        An unsupressed 22lr bolt action is already really quiet. It is like putting a fancy expensive mussel brake on a 5.56 AR15. It already has really low recoil. I get that it looks cool but I’ll spend my $ elsewhere.

        • Machinegunnertim

          I’ve always wondered why people want to put a suppressor on a .22 rifle. .22 pistols I get, but those 16 and 18 inch barrels are pretty quiet as is.

  • JT303

    Belt fed .22? Sign me up!

  • Anonymoose

    It goes up to 5.7? That’s pretty cool. I would really like to see a modular rimfire suppressor that can go up to 5.56 though.

    • Duray

      You’d probably have either a massive, heavy rimfire suppressor or a noisy, non hearing safe 556 can, or both.

      • Anonymoose

        Not it’s modular…

    • Robert Genovese

      Rebel silencers makes one sos 556

    • Mr Silly

      as far as I am aware, to the best of my knowledge, ammunition that exceeds the speed of sound as per STANAG 5.56 rifle ammunition cannot, due to laws of physics, be “silenced” unless speed is equal to or less than speed of sound (circa 340m/s) effectively without a large dissipation receptacle.

  • ??

    .22 TCM with the K configuration would be neat. Not sure it would work but….

    • Giolli Joker

      They rate it for 5.7×28 so it should handle 22TCM just fine.
      If you got the proportions right your photoshop looks awesome.

      • ??

        Haha I have no idea if the proportions are correct. Let alone if it would cycle with a 4.3oz direct thread can on the end. Just an idea..

  • Matthew

    I like it!
    I’ll buy one as soon as the hearing protection act is signed

    • Emperius

      I refuse to ask gov permission, or violate the 2nd and 4th by submitting paperwork. Even though repealing the ’34, ’68, and ’86 would make more sense than passing Protection acts, at least its something.

  • :3

    Is it possible to stack those modules?


    2017 Goal – Get a 5.56 Suppressor.

    Mostly for 22LR and occasional AR fun.
    Will be used on pistol and rifle alike.

    Would prefer a simple thread-on 1/2″ x 28 (standard) rather than some proprietary QD method.

    Any recs for less than $600, sans stamp cost?

  • Mr Silly

    Not sure if the claims to first “no first pop” is entirely “truthiness”. Occulus meaning “eye” or light hole in a domed roof- not sure if this was the best name choice. Maybe the “whisper” or something to do with sound?
    Can someone clarify how a “silencer” is not dependent on subsonic terminal muzzle exit velocity of projectile/propellant (sub 340m/s). Furthermore- hate the use of US Flintstones units. Military doesn’t use them They are rubbish. Ditch them- demand metric.