Tactical Solutions A-22 With AR-22 SB-X Upper

Alex C.
by Alex C.

Tactical Solutions is a great company that has been churning out great products for a very long time. Today on TFBTV we take a look at a very neat firearm: A Tactical Solutions A-22 with their AR-22 SB-X upper. This unique upper meets the 16″ legal requirement to not be an SBR, and allows the user to slide their suppressor right in!

Upper retails for $695.00.

Firearm featured:
A22 with AR-22 SB-X Upper
Coastal Gun P22 Suppressor

Thanks to our sponsors Grizzly Targets and Ventura Munitions.

Full transcript …

– Hey, guys.

This is Alex C. with TFB TV.

Today we’ve got a really cool gun to review.

This is a tactical solutions A 22.

What’s cool about this is it is 16 inches long, but has a way you can screw a suppressor in.

So the gun itself is not an SBR, but you get a short suppressor rifle without having to file an NFA form, or pay the $200 tax.

So without any further adieu, I’m going to shoot some subsonic out of it and see how it performs.

If I had an unlimited supply of ammo, I’d be doin’ this all day.

This is a really cool gun.

Wow, I gobbled up everything.

All the subsonic got gobbled up.

This is a really cool gun.

I like this.

Alright, guys.

So I’m at 20 yards with the A 22.

I’m gonna shoot a few five-shot groups, and we’ll see which one’s the best.

See what it’s capable of, accuracy-wise.

Think I pulled that last one a little bit.



We’re out.

Let’s go down-range and check out the group.

Alright, guys.

So I just shot a number of five-shot groups with the A 22.

And I think the best group speaks for itself, here.

This is a certifiable, obviously this isn’t a set of calipers or anything, but at 20 yards that is a half-inch group.

You know, a lot of guns, or a lot of 22’s, wouldn’t do that well from the factory, and I’m actually very impressed with the way this performed, accuracy-wise.

There’s not much I can say about it, other than it’s reliable, it’s accurate, and if you’re looking for an AR trainer, or just a fun gun, this might be something to look at seriously.

I really enjoy it.

– Alright, so now it’s my turn to get behind the Tac-Sol 22.

Tac-Sol’s been making barrels like this for a while, for the 10/22, where they add a shroud to the end of a short barrel to go ahead and increase its legal length.

The 16 inch legal requirement here in the United States.

So, it’s pretty cool.

You can go ahead and get the SBR benefits without, you know, spending that $200.

‘Cause, I mean, I’ll be honest, I really don’t want to spend the cost of a rifle on a tax stamp, if not necessary.

So far today the gun’s been pretty solid and reliable, but one thing I really like about it, it’s got all your traditional AR 15 controls.

So let’s load up about five regular pressure rounds, and you’ll see that they still go hypersonic, you’re still gonna get that sonic crack.

You know, let’s shoot the TV.


So, now, for the subsonic.

And, the disconnector is just as loud as the gun.

Well, the gun being fired.

Hear the bullet impacting the water.

You know, all in all it’s been a great gun today.

You know, we shot quite a bit of it, and we’ve now run out of 22.

But unfortunately, we’re gonna have to put it away for today.

Alright, guys.

So we finished off the day with the Tac-Sol AR 22.

I was really pleased with it.

– I was too.

You know, the most shocking thing to me was the accuracy.

I mean, the accuracy is unbelieveable out of a tactical-style, relatively short-barrel 22.

Now most of these tactical 22’s are built to look cool, versus be actually functional.

Whereas with this, you get both.

– Yeah, yeah.

A lot of guys are looking at these things to go ahead and save some money when they’re doing carbine training, or whatever have you.

I really, like I said, I really enjoyed it a lot.

The only one thing that I didn’t like about it, and this something that’s gonna apply to only a few select people, is the upper’s not compatible with a full-out, auto lower.

That was kind of a let-down.

One of our friends, CJ, has a full-auto 22 upper for his M16.

And that’s just so much fun.

And I was really looking forward to it when we were getting this in.

But, unfortunately, it didn’t work out.

– Ah, you know, that’s inconsequential.

Realistically, if you’re looking for a tactical-style 22, I would put this high up on the list.

– Yeah.

– A lot of gun shops actually have these uppers in.

you could buy just the upper from Tac-Sol, and they’re a great company.

They really are.

– Right. You know, and being able to just buy the upper, there’s a big benefit there.

– Yes.

– You can pop in onto your lower, get used to your trigger, and train with the gun you’re going to be using.

– Without paying the $200 tax stamp, without the NFA paperwork.

– Right.

I mean, that’s the cost of a 10 22 right there.

– There you go.

So anyway, guys, we’d like to thank our ammunitions sponsor, Ventura Munitions, they really do a great job with providing us ammo.

They came through on this test and all our previous tests.

Also Grizzly Target has just sent us so much AR 500 steel that we could probably make a respectable Ned Kelly style of armor.

If anybody doesn’t know, that is — – (unintelligible) probably I’d look it up.

Australian guy.

But anyways, thanks for watching TFB TV.

This is Alex and Patrick.

We hope you subscribe and like the video.

Alex C.
Alex C.

Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.

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  • Daniel Daniel on Sep 01, 2015

    I bought one of the x ring rifles with this barrel. Only to find out my .22 can doesn't fit inside the shroud. Sucks.

  • Nate_naah Nate_naah on Sep 01, 2015

    Got one of tacsols barrels for my 10/22 and have been very pleased with it. They make good stuff.