Pushing both rimefire rounds and a selection of centerfire rounds, the new Griffin Armament Optimus Micro is one of the most diverse silencers on the market. Light enough to perform on the end of a .22lr rifle and stout enough to withstand 5.56mm punishment, the Micro is made of 100% stainless steel and weighs in at just 8.5 ounces.
Why have a rimfire silencer that can withstand some limited high pressure round use? First, not everyone is an NFA addict like myself – many consumers are out for versatility. Second, whether you are packing up for a range day, a hunt or a camping trip, one silencer that can handle multiple hosts could be just the ticket. Lastly, for a 5.56mm silencer, it is short, light and unobtrusive.
As silencers go, the Optimus Micro is pretty sexy. Details and specifics can be found below.
The Optimus Micro re-defines the rimfire class of suppressors by offering the most durable and versatile rimfire suppressor ever designed.
Utilizing state of the art manufacturing and heat treated 17-4 stainless steel throughout, the Optimus Micro supports 5.56mm cartridges out of the box using the included 1/2×28 direct thread mount.
Interlocking HEDP patented baffle technology provides uncompromising sound performance while ensuring durability and proper orientation. Patent pending dual taper locking front caps ensure the suppressor can be used vigorously without fear of unintentional disassembly.
Additionally the suppressor supports 3 lug mounting with the use of the Griffin 3 Lug Kit (which is compatible with the Optimus 9mm, Revolution and Resistance suppressors). Taper Mounts can also be used with the Optimus Micro Taper mount accessory interface. In the Taper Mount configuration the Optimus Micro is rated for 22-250 caliber, on 22″ or longer barrels.
- Common Calibers supported are : 22lr, 22WMR, 17HMR, 5.7mm – no barrel restrictions
- Thread mounted : 22 hornet, .223 / 5.56mm – 14.5″ barrel
- Taper Mounted : 12.5″ .223 / 5.56mm, – 16″ or longer barrels, 22 nosler .224 Valkyrie, 22hornet
- 20″ or longer – 204 Ruger, .222 Remington,
- 22″ or longer – 224 weatherby magnum, 22-250 remington
Optimus Micro Includes: Tube body, End cap and lock ring, 5 baffles, 1/2×28 direct thread mount, manual, and microfiber pouch. NOTE: 3 lug kit and Optimus Micro Taper Mount Interface as well as Griffin Taper Mounts are sold separately.