The Eighth Day Of TFB Christmas: Rimfire Life

    If you a regular reader of my posts – and I freely admit those numbers are low – you may already know that I enjoy the rimfire life as much, if not more, than my centerfire guns. Inexpensive to shoot, light on recoil and when paired with a quality silencer, very quiet. Whether you are a target shooter, hunter or plinker, there is joy to be had in a good rimfire rifle or pistol setup.

    Like all of our TFB Christmas days, there is no way I could have included all the rimfire guns, ammo, silencers and accessories that I have come to enjoy. If you have something that you feel should be added to the list, leave me a note in the comments section below.

    Rimfire Life

    Tactical Solutions X-Ring Rifle – $935+

    The TacSol .22LR X-RING rifle brings together three TacSol staples: The X-RING barrel, X-RING receiver, and choice of Tactical Solutions’ Vantage RS® or Hogue® stock. Our rifles are offered in numerous color options providing the perfect recipe for a rifle unmatched in quality, performance, design, and customization.

    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.

    At Brownells

    Tactical Solutions X-Ring Barrel and Magpul Takedown Stock – $420

    The new 10/22® TD barrels by Tactical Solutions are machined from 6061-T6 aluminum with a stainless steel shank, these barrels are designed to make your Ruger 10/22 Takedown® rifle lighter and significantly more accurate. The new 10/22® TD barrel comes with the forend and locking mechanism assembled so all that you have to do is put your receiver into the Magpul Backpacker stock an you’re good to go. The 10/22 TD comes with an adjustable rear sight and green fiber optic front sight. Add the new Tactical Solutions 10/22 TD to your factory Ruger 10/22 Takedown and make your rifle the perfect packing/prepping companion.

    At Brownells

    CZ USA 455 American Combo – $557

    The 455 American Combo is everything you need to shoot both .22 LR and .17 HMR in one package. With a sporter-weight barrel and American-style stock, this combo is intended for use with a scope.

    The CZ 455’s interchangeable barrel system means that going from .22 LR to .17 HMR or .22 WMR is a cinch. Just remove the two action screws to remove the stock and loosen two set screws that retain the barrel. No need to worry about headspace, as the barrels are pre-fit and drop-in. Tight tolerances and new manufacturing technology means the 455 is smoother to operate and one of the most accurate rimfires we’ve ever made.

    455 models feature an integral 11mm dovetail for mounting scopes. The 455 American ships with a 5-round magazine.

    At Sportsman’s Guide

    Volquartsen Scorpion Pistol – $1200+

    The Scorpion is the ultimate lightweight target pistol! Our LLV has been combined with our lightweight VC Target Frame to create a very lightweight and extremely accurate 22 LR. We also include our Competition Bolt as a standard item. The Scorpion pistol weighs under 2lbs!

    At Brownells 

    Ruger MKIV Pistol – $449+

    Simple, one-button takedown for quick and easy Leld-stripping and proper chamber to muzzle cleaning.
    A recessed button in the back of the frame allows the upper receiver to tilt up and off of the grip frame without the use of tools. Ergonomic bolt stop. Internal cylindrical bolt construction ensures permanent sight to barrel alignment and higher accuracy potential than conventional moving slide designs. Contoured ejection port and easy-to-grasp bolt ears allow for durable and reliable operation round after round. Accurate sighting system features adjustable rear sight and drilled and tapped receiver for Weaver- or Picatinny-style rail for easy mounting of optics.


    Gemtech Subsonic .22LR Ammunition – $6.99/50

    Rimfire life

    After years of recommending various brands and types of ammunition, we decided to do things right and create our own optimized round for suppressor usage. Putting together a heavier bullet, a cleaner powder, a premium lube on the lead round nose projectile gave us consistent velocities and harder hitting performance at subsonic, suppressor-friendly speed. Please check with your state laws before purchasing ammo.

    At Ventura Munitions 

    Gemtech at Brownells

    Dead Air Mask Silencer – $449


    What sets The Mask™ apart is its marvelous performance and the ease with which it can be disassembled. It provides balance of performance, weight, and extraordinary cleaning intervals that are unmatched by the competition.

    This isn’t a “me too” compulsory foray into the .22 suppressor market. We wanted the best and we delivered. The performance speaks for itself. Our .22 suppressor features a blend of titanium and 17-4 PH stainless steel construction for direct thread applications.

    At Silencer Shop

    At Hansohn Brothers

    At DSG Arms

    At Brownells

    Thunderbeast Takedown 22 – $395

    This multi-purpose, heavy-duty small-caliber suppressor works great on pistols and rifles chambered in .22 LR, .22 WMR, .17 HMR, 5.7×28, and similar calibers. It is user serviceable and may be taken completely apart. The 22 TAKE DOWN is 5.6 inches long by one inch in diameter and weighs 5.9 ounces. The 22 TAKE DOWN has 17-4 stainless baffles and a Grade 9 titanium tube. The 22 TAKE DOWN suppresses the typical .22 LR rifle down to approx 114-116 dB.

    At Silencer Shop

    At Hansohn Brothers

    Advanced Armament Halcyon 

    Introducing the HALCYON a revolutionary new silencer from AAC. Everything you want from a rimfire silencer and nothing you don’t. Over built without the weight. Indexed shielded Titianiumin K baffles, modular, 22lr full auto rated, 5.7 rated. Interchangeable rear end cap threads. Go from long to short in seconds and easily disassembled with out any tools required. No smoke, no mirrors, no unfounded claims just best in class period.

    At Silencer Shop

    At Hansohn Brothers


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