The 4 Best Suppressors for the Ruger Mark IV Introduction
The Ruger Mark IV is the latest generation of the Ruger Standard, which was introduced in 1949 and has been a best-selling gun ever since in every interaction – Standard, Mark II, Mark III, and Mark IV.
The Mark IV pistol is an incredibly popular option for those who want to shoot rimfire rounds for fun or for introducing a new shooter to the hobby. It’s even more fun when you’re doing it suppressed!
Thankfully, this pistol is available from the factory with a threaded barrel, so the only thing you have to do is decide which suppressor you want to use. In this piece, we’ll take a look at four of the most popular .22 caliber suppressors that we sell for the Ruger Mark IV.
|Banish 22||4.1 oz||5/38'||GunKote||Titanium||$535|
|SoLo 22||2.7 oz||6"||Anodized||Aluminum||$345|
|SilencerCo Switchback||6.5oz, 4.3 oz, or 3.2oz||5 ¾”, 3.56”, or 2 ½”||Titanium||Titanium and Stainless Steel||$499|
|SilencerCo Sparrow||6.5 oz||5.08"||Black Oxide||Stainless Steel||$374|
We designed the Banish 22 to maximize your time shooting and minimize your time cleaning. Inside the tube are eight baffles that are engineered for a precise fit to keep lead debris and carbon buildup at an absolute minimum. This prevents the debris and buildup from reaching the tube, which causes components to fuse together.
Testing with the Banish 22 shows that it brings down the report of a shot down to 113 decibels, or barely more than a BB gun.
The Banish 22 is made entirely of titanium. That is, both the tube and the eight individual baffles are all made from it. While the baffles are left bright, the tube is finished in Gun Kote.
The suppressor is a compact powerhouse, coming in at just 5 3/8” long, only 1” in diameter, and weighing a mere 4.1 ounces.
This silencer can be used on calibers as small as .17WSM and .17HMR and up to the 5.7x28mm cartridge. As an extra bonus, it’s rated for full-auto fire, so go ahead and send it!
Rimfire ammo is a lot of fun, but it’s definitely dirty to shoot. The ability to completely disassemble this suppressor is a big plus. Instead of using solvents or foams and hoping that you get all the nooks and crannies clean inside a sealed suppressor, the Banish 22 can be taken completely apart.
Banish 22 Specs:
- Weight: 4.1 oz
- Length: 5 3/8″
- Finish: GunKote
- Materials: Titanium
- MSRP: $535
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Made by Coastal Gun, the SoLo 22 is a high-quality .22 LR suppressor constructed entirely of aircraft-grade aluminum and is finished in anodized matte black. Like all of the suppressors on this list, the SoLo 22 is a direct-thread unit fitted with 1/2×28 threads.
The SoLo 22 can be shot wet or dry and can be disassembled for cleaning with a standard 1/4″ hex key wrench. Disassembly is a huge plus since rimfire ammo is notoriously dirty to shoot. Taking the SoLo 22 apart ensures that you can get into all the nooks and crannies and really get it clean.
Measuring 6″ in length, it’s the longest on this list, but it’s also the lightest, coming in at just 2.7 ounces.
Unlike the other silencers we cover here, the SoLo is not rated for full-auto and it is designed for .22 calibers only. Don’t try the 5.7x28mm cartridge with this one as you will damage it.
SoLo 22 Specs:
- Weight: 2.7 oz
- Length: 6″
- Finish: Anodized
- Materials: Aluminum
- MSRP: $345
According to SilencerCo, the design for the Switchback was “inspired by technology used in rocket and jet propulsion, when oriented in one direction the front section exhibits the most competitive sound reduction on the market for pistols, but when the orientation is flipped the result is an unprecedented sound reduction on rifles.”
Tests for the Switchback show that the report is brought down to as low as 108 decibels in its long configuration on a rifle, and down to 142 decibels in its short configuration on a pistol.
The SilencerCo Switchback features stainless steel baffles and a titanium tube with a titanium finish.
The Switchback can be configured at 2 ½”, 3.59”, or 5 ¾”, is just 1.07” in diameter, and weighs 3.2, 4.3, or 6.5 ounces.
Like the Banish 22 and the Sparrow, the Switchback can be used on calibers as small as .17WSM and .17HMR and up to the 5.7x28mm cartridge. As an extra bonus, it’s rated for full-auto fire, so go ahead and send it!
Since rimfire ammo is notoriously dirty, the ability to completely disassemble this suppressor is a big plus. Instead of using solvents or foams and hoping that you get all the nooks and crannies clean inside a sealed suppressor, the SilencerCo Switchback can be taken completely apart.
- Weight: 6.5 oz, 4.3 oz, or 3.2 oz
- Length: 5 ¾”, 3.56”, or 2 ½”
- Finish: Titanium
- Materials: Titanium and Stainless Steel
- MSRP: $499
According to SilencerCo, the design for the Sparrow was created “with simplicity, durability, and user serviceability as it’s core objectives.” Inside is a monolithic core baffle covered with two half tubes that cover and separate it from the outer tube. This design helps the core stay as clean as possible to prevent buildup or fusion. It’s important to note, however, that while the core may be a convenient one-piece design, it’s harder to clean in all the nooks and crannies than separate baffles.
Tests for the Sparrow show that the report is brought down to 112 decibels, which is also just a tiny amount louder than a BB gun. Because of the internal design of the Sparrow, you’ll notice more first-round pop noise than with other options, such as the Banish 22.
The Sparrow is made entirely of stainless steel. Inside the tube are two half tubes that cover a monolithic core. The tube has a black oxide finish.
Like most .22-caliber suppressors, the Sparrow is small. It is only 5.08” long, is just 1.06” in diameter, and weighs 6.5 ounces.
You’re not limited just to .22s here since the Sparrow can be used on calibers as small as .17WSM and .17HMR and up to the 5.7x28mm cartridge. As an extra bonus, it’s rated for full-auto fire, so go ahead and send it!
Instead of using solvents or foams and hoping that you get all the nooks and crannies clean inside a sealed suppressor, the SilencerCo Sparrow can be taken completely apart. Since rimfire ammo is notoriously dirty, the ability to completely disassemble this suppressor is a big plus.
- Weight: 6.5 oz
- Length: 5.08″
- Finish: Black Oxide
- Materials: Stainless Steel
- MSRP: $374
Find the Right Silencer for your Ruger
Due to the long approval times from the ATF, there’s nothing worse than waiting for months to get your silencer only to discover it’s not as great as you thought it was going to be. At Silencer Central, we will make sure that never happens to you. We’ve been selling silencers all day, every day for more than 15 years. In that amount of time, we’ve sold countless silencers to people for their rimfire Ruger pistols. Our staff has shot dozens of different models and they know what works best for these pistols. If you’re unsure which one to pick, give us a call and we can help select the right silencer for your Ruger Mark IV pistol.Buy Today