owyhee .22 – 3.9lbs of compact awesomeness
The biggest new release from Tactical Solutions (TacSol) is actually quite small. Weighing in at only 3.9 lbs and breaking down just forward of the receiver, the Owyhee mates a Magpul Backpacker stock with TacSol’s new Owyhee bolt action receiver and barrel. TFB’s Pete has done a more in depth write up on the details, but seeing it in person was pretty neat. Takedown and breakdown was easy to accomplish, as long as one remembers to retract the bolt first so as not to damage the extractor when slightly twisting the barrel for removal.The Owhyee’s chamber is well protected in the stock when disassembled. When assembled, it makes for a very light and pointable little .22. Working the bolt was a positive experience, it felt smooth and precise in all the right ways. The Owyhee is a sure way to be very quiet when plinking or small game hunting.
The strong but silent type
If integrally suppressed firearms are of interest to you, TacSol has you covered. Now shipping in 2020 are X-ring TSS Barrel assemblies for the 10/22 and 10/22 takedown, as well as complete X-ring TSS integrally suppressed rifles in both fixed and takedown configurations. Featuring interlocking titanium baffles and a patented stainless steel split tube paired with a lightweight aluminum barrel, the TSS barrel weighs only 17.6 and 18.8oz for the fixed and takedown barrels respectively. MSRP is $560 for the fixed and $635 for the takedown barrel assembly.The X-Ring takedown integrally suppressed rifle has the added advantage of having adjustable fiber optic sights, which is somewhat of a rarity on large diameter barrels. The receivers, barrels and suppressors are easy to clean, having through the back access for the receiver and quick silencer disassembly and re-assembly. The complete integrally suppressed rifles are still very light, weighing in at 4.9lbs for the fixed and 3.9lbs for the takedown. MSRP is $1465 for the takedown and $1420 for the fixed barrel rifle. Last and least (of size, that is!) is TacSol’s Pac-Lite TSS integrally suppressed barrel for Ruger Rimfire pistols. Fitting the Mark I-III and 22/45, they are the only integrally suppressed barrel for these pistols with a front sight. While they come with an adjustable rear sight, they are also drilled an tapped for mounting optics. weight is from 11.5-12.6oz, and MSRP is $599. For more information, please visit Tactical Solutions.