If you follow our Silencer Saturday series here at TFB, you know that I am a fan of the more unique examples from the quiet side of the NFA world. I have a stable of standard suppressors, many of which are solid rimfire performers, but I will sometimes sacrifice ultimate sound reduction for purpose-built, compact and noteworthy models. Tornado Technologies has just announced the Oxy22, a one ounce, one and a half inch long aluminum 22LR silencer that uses a polyurethane wipe. The Oxy22 is specifically designed to function on the Beretta 21A which is currently on a production pause, but the compact pistols can be found for slightly higher than average prices at the usual haunts. If you locate a Beretta 21A or are already a proud owner, take advantage of Tornado Technologies’ well respected barrel threading service. I’ve yet to hear from a disappointed customer.
Like all Silencer purchases, managing expectations is the key to satisfaction. A one ounce key chain suppressor is not going to produce Hollywood quiet trigger pulls. As with most wipe-designed silencers, the Oxy22 is going to perform best with a bit of ablative media (grease, gel, water) to tame those hot expanding gases.
Obviously, I’m a buyer and I look forward to bringing to a review one Saturday in the future. Thanks to my friends at Wedgetail Industries for the tip.
The OXY22 is an ultra discrete Specific-Purpose, wet, wiped suppressor. It is intended for use by trained operators for specific purposes. The setup as issued is specifically designed for the Beretta 21A platform. By careful selection of wipe durometer it can be used on other pocket pistols such as the Beretta 950 and Walther TPH.
- Caliber: 22lr
- Overall Length: 1.5″
- Weight: 1oz
- Baffle Material: 7075 T6 Aluminum
- Body Material: 7075 T6 Aluminum
- Finish: Black Anodized MIL-A-8625F Type III Class 2 Hardcoat
- MSRP: $299