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No matter if you are using a modern sporting carbine or a high powered hunting rifle, Silencer Central has what you are looking for. Along with our true multi-caliber, all-titanium BANISH Suppressors, we carry an assortment of the most popular silencers on the market today. With silencers to fit any budget, take a look, and see why we are America’s #1 silencer dealer!
No, 10/22 suppressors are actually legal in 42 of our 50 great states. Silencer Central is licensed in each of those 42 states in order to help you get the silencer you’re looking for. State governments regulate silencers, so it might be a good idea to get specific with our state-by-state guide on silencer ownership.
If you’re a Californian, Illinoisans, New Yorker, New Jersian, Massachusettsian, Rhode Islander, Delawarian, Hawaiian, or Washington D.C. local, you’re out of luck. Silencers are not legal in these areas. You’ll have to get some property and own the silencer across these state lines.
Speaking of across state lines, traveling with your suppressor is actually pretty easy in the states that it’s legal. Other NFA items require you to notify the ATF when you travel or relocate, but silencers do not!
There are a lot of factors that affect 22lr suppressor’s dB testing at any given time, so this is a surprisingly challenging question to answer. A gunshot’s volume, measured in decibels, or “dB”, depends on the weight, caliber, and speed of the bullet, the length of the barrel, and how fast the gunpowder is burning.
No two gunshots will even sound exactly the same, even from the same gun. Sound measurement can be changed by something as innocuous as temperature or humidity.
That being said, we do have a few favorite 22lr suppressors that we’ve picked out. The AAC Element offers a fantastic 41bD reduction potential, which makes it almost as quiet as a Red Ryder BB gun. The BANISH 22 offers a similar reduction potential, while the integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22 by Yankee Hill Machine offers a great 30dB reduction potential.
There are a lot of things to consider when dropping hundreds of dollars on a silencer. The end goal with any suppressor is to get the dB level of the gunshot down below a safe 140 dB. But with a .22, that’s easily attainable. So the goal is generally to get the sound as quiet as possible.
Consider the material your suppressor is made of. Titanium is usually the strongest, longest-lasting, and most effective. But it’s also the most expensive. Think about how it will impact your point-of-impact, recoil, and velocity, and well as the specific requirements of your firearm.
With that in mind, we would probably steer most people towards either the integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22 by Yankee Hill Machine or an adjustable BANISH 22. The integrally suppressed Ruger is engineered right off the bat to work seamlessly. The BANISH 22 is a high-quality machine that will perform similarly in terms of sound reduction while being able to work on other firearms.
See “How to Choose the Right .22 Suppressor” for more information.
Yes, absolutely. .22 caliber rifles are excellent candidates for suppressors. We recommend the BANISH 22, as it can be quickly configured for pistol or rifle use. It’s also one of the quietest silencers out there, reducing sound by almost 35dB.
When choosing a silencer for your 22, we recommend considering your needs regarding cost, weight, user serviceability, ease of cleaning, ability to use with magnum cartridges, and durability. No suppressor is one-size-fits-all. For more information, check out our full guide for how to choose the right .22 suppressor.
Yes. All silencers and short-barreled rifles require the purchase of a $200 Federal Tax Stamp. With Silencer Central, the process is painless. First, you select your silencer. Then, we do the paperwork for you and manage the entire buying process, letting you pay for your suppressor installments.
We also set you up with a free NFA Gun Trust that allows both you, and others, like your hunting buddies, or spouse, to use your silencer. After that, we ship it right to your door.
Since .22 caliber rounds are smaller and generally quieter, it follows that a suppressed shot from a .22 caliber rifle is among the quietest rounds. From a dB perspective, these shots are often under 130 dBs, letting shooters forego additional hearing protection.
Unlike in the movies, however, a silencer won’t give you a completely soundless bullet whispering through the air. The word “suppressor” is really more accurate than “silencer” because these products suppress the sound of a gun rather than making it whisper-quiet.
See our article about how we test our silencers for more information.