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Best 22LR suppressor for a new owner

When you think about a rimfire silencer, you think of things like the Regulator 22lr suppressor or the Vector rimfire suppressor, but there are other options as well.

You see, the new silencer owner also has other biases that they need to consider when choosing their first 22lr suppressor. These things include, clean-ability, sound suppression and weight as well as a host of other things like price and size. We will look at a few of these and a couple of silencer options that you might not consider as well.

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22LR Suppression

Come on… we all know this is the real reason for buying the 22lr suppressor to start with. That “movie gun” sound that can only come from a suppressed 22lr is the magic that all suppressor owners strive for. We know that since this is the main criteria that we want to make sure to address this first and foremost. Even with other options on the table, the best suppressors for this task are the dedicated 22lr suppressor designs like the Regulator Ti and the Regulator. These are leading class sound reduction (with subsonic ammunition of course) and will last a lifetime with some routine maintenance. The next level up from this would be small bore rifle silencers. These would be very effective on suppression, but not practical as they are large and bulky compared to the design specific 22lr suppressor. Also, dedicated rifle silencers are not user cleanable for the most part and this poses a problem for rimfire use, cleaning…. This normally requires a trip back to the maker for cleaning and that can get costly.

Weight and Size

The next area that makes the most sense is in the physical weight and size of our choices. Now, of course, the dedicated models will be the best choice here again… (are you seeing the pattern yet?) But we can look at a few other ideas too. Another great choice for a light weight rimfire silencer is the Infiniti X multi caliber silencer. The Inifinti X is designed for maximum caliber choices (including all rimfire calibers) and light weight at the same time. So if oyu want options with your 22lr suppressor then you can also choose something like the Infiniti X as well as it will still allow light weight and excellent suppression too.

Price

Here is where the point to be considered leans towards the dedicated 22lr suppressor. The price of the silencer is one of the biggest factors for many people and a dedicated rimfire silencer will almost always be significantly cheaper than any other option out there. So if you plan to only shoot rimfire ammunition and price is a major factor for you then you will probably want something like a Regulator 22lr suppressor. You still get class leading…or some might even say… movie gun quiet out of it, and you can save some money in the process.

As you can see, these are just a few of the possible factors to consider when looking for a 22lr suppressor, but these are the ones we see the most often and the solutions we find for them. So what do you think is a factor for you? We would like to know and until next time, keep your powder dry!

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Suppressor Tips – Finding the Best Suppressor

Tips for Finding the Best Suppressor

With so many suppressors on the market, it can be tough to know which one is right for you. The team at Liberty Suppressors offers high-quality suppressors. In today’s blog post, our silencer shop is here with some tips for finding the best suppressor. Learn more about how to buy a suppressor that fits your needs and shop our selection at Liberty Suppressors today!

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Determine the Type of Suppressor You Need

There are different suppressors for different types of firearms, so you ‘ll need to figure out which one is right for your gun. For example,  if you have a rifle, you’ll need a different suppressor than if you have a handgun. 

You can find suppressors designed for specific types of guns at Liberty Suppressors. If you’re not sure, our team can help you choose the right suppressor based  on the make and model of your gun.

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Get Your Paperwork in Order

In order to purchase a silencer, you’ll need to fill out an ATF Form 4 packet and get your documents in order. The process can seem daunting, but our team at Liberty Suppressors is here to help. Once you’ve found a dealer, you can pick up a pre-filled ATF Form 4 packet. From there, complete the packet and mail it to ATF. Once it’s received, you can pick up your Liberty suppressor or silencer kit!

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Know the Laws

Suppressors are regulated by the National Firearms Act, so it’s important to know the ins and outs of the law before making a purchase. For example, you’ll need to have a clean criminal record and be 21 years of age or older to purchase a silencer. You should also be aware of the transfer process, as suppressors can only be transferred to individuals in your state.

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Shop at Liberty Suppressors

When you’re ready to purchase a suppressor, shop at Liberty Suppressors. We offer a wide selection of suppressors for different types of firearms. Plus, our team can help you with the paperwork and answer any questions you have about suppressors.

Visit Our Suppressor Shop Today

Whether you’re learning how to buy a suppressor or ready to start the process of equipping your gun with a suppressor, you’ve come to the right place. Liberty Suppressors— a Georgia-based company — is here to offer high-quality suppressors made with the very best materials. Shop now!

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Taking a silencer and other NFA items to the range

If you have never owned an NFA item, that being a silencer, short barreled rifle or some other regulated item, then you might want to read on as this article discusses a few items about this subject that we have ran across at times. We will reference silencer or suppressor from here on out as this is the most common item people have on the NFA registry that will require a form 4. Please also be aware that we are not lawyers here at Liberty and you should consult a qualified attorney if you need clarity on the laws pertaining to NFA items, with all that said, let’s dive in!

The first thing that comes up is someone such as a law enforcement officer, asks if you have paperwork on the item. This doesn’t happen very often, but it does occasionally happen. First off, there is no law that says you have to prove you own the silencer, SBR, etc. But that doesn’t stop some uninformed LEOs from giving you a hard time and possibly taking your item if you cant prove it is yours. Silencers draw a lot of attention since they are very obvious (and cool) and what we have found solves almost ever problem like this is to have a copy of your transfer form with you while you are out and about with your suppressor. Some people will make 1/4 scale copies and laminate them, but we find that a regular copy stored in the gun case works really well in this instance. It is always with the item and easy to find. Having a copy of this form will neutralize almost all of these encounters and might even get someone else into NFA, who knows?

What do you do if a private citizen asks for your forms? Honestly, it is up to you how you handle this, but I would politely tell them I dont have to prove ownership to them and keep on enjoying my silencer. Just remember, you dont have to prove anything to some random person who is trying to leverage you about your property. This is something that we have ran into in the past more than in more recent times, as silencers get to be more commonplace, we see this one happen less and less. But it does happen. You can flip this too, if you want to win over another “convert” to the world of suppressor ownership, you could explain that it is legal for them to own silencers and that it is a pretty simple form that you file with the ATF and then show them the form and how you did yours to sell them on the idea. Some people are just curious so capitalize on this curiosity.

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The next thing to discuss is taking NFA items across state lines. Some NFA items can not leave your home state without a special form being filed prior to taking them out of state. Make sure you check into this before leaving the state with a regulated item, this could turn into a huge problem if you run into trouble and the ATF gets involved. Fortunately, silencers are exempt from this rule so they can be transported into any state that they are legal in from your home state. So taking your silencer from Georgia to Texas to hunt wild hogs is fine without any special forms being filed to do so. Just make sure if you have other NFA items that you make sure they are good to go too before taking off for the Texas hill country.

Also, some other things to prepare for are, people will ask if they are legal and some will ask where you got it. Some will start telling you about their exploits, some of which is probably incriminating… It happens…lol. Another thing is people routinely forget that silencers get VERY hot with even moderate use. I have seen melted range bags, gun cases and even jackets. So keep it in mind and allow time for the silencer to cool before you have to leave so you are not doing the hot potato game with it while heading to the car. Also dont forget that most QA mounts are not quick DETACH as the can heats up and locks the mount into position until it has had time to cool down some letting the part shrink a little and allowing the the mount to release. Another reason to allow the can time to cool before leaving the range.

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I also never leave NFA items like silencers on the bench when going downrange to change targets or check grouping and such, it would be almost impossible for you to sprint the 100 yards back to the bench then out to the parking lot to get a tag number if some one grabbed your can while you was down range checking targets. Either have someone sit with the items or take them with you. either way, I cant stress this enough, dont leave them unattended…at all. People get complacent and forget that people will do dumb stuff like score your favorite 22 can when you aint watching… dont trust anybody. I know it shouldn’t need saying, but it is the reality we live in here…

I hope you have enjoyed this little trip down the rabbit hole with me today and in the future, just be safe and careful and you will be fine…till then, keep your powder dry.

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