Speaking with a few friends at the Ruger booth at this past NRA show I was able to get a close up look at the new Ruger Silent-SR and I immediately asked for a test sample, and Ruger was good enough to oblige and my review of the Silent-SR began.
The Ruger Silent-SR worked well on the Ruger 10/22 Lite take down as well as the Ruger 22/45 Lite and the Kel-Tec CMR-30
The 1/2×28 threaded end. You can see the knurles the tool meshes with to disassemble.
The supplied take down tool.
Disassembled, you can see the baffle stack.
Ruger is known for quality, and I believe the Silent-SR is no exception. Having ran about 500 rounds of subsonic and supersonic .22 Long Rifle as well as about twenty or so .22 WMR ammunition through it there were no issues. I did clean it after the review was over, and it should have cleaned it about midway. It was mostly lead rounds I shot through the can and it was plenty nasty when I did get around to cleaning it. Using the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Lite, which you can read that review by following this link, Ruger 22/45 Lite and the Kel-Tec CMR 30 and you can read that review by following this link as a host there was no accuracy changes with or without the silencer installed. I have been a fan of Ruger for a long while and I am glad to see them expanding into other markets. Silencers are becoming very popular, as they should be. Not only serving as excellent training aids, they are a lot of fun, and add a bit of safety to shooting. When I say safety I am speaking of suppressing the report of the firearm. You will notice in the video I was using a sound meter and it should be noted, after speaking with the manufacture of the meter, my meter measures the entire sound wave not peak sound. That is a more accurate representation of what the average human ear hears of the report. I find this to be a valuable number so people can have a good idea how this can would sound to their ears. Ruger did a nice job with this can and honestly only one thing stands out to me, I prefer monocore silencers while the Silent-SR uses a baffle stack. Some folks, who are smarter than I, have told me baffle stacks are a bit more efficient in suppression than the monocore but they are also more difficult to clean. I cannot swear that is gospel but worth considering. All in all I am well satisfied with the Silent-SR and if you are in the market for a rimfire can, it is definitely worth considering.
- Reduces sound pressure levels of .22 LR, .22 WMR and .17 HMR pistols and rifles by up to 40 dB.
- Rated for .22 LR full auto, .22 WMR and .17 HMR pistols and rifles. Features a standard 1/2”-28 thread pattern for compatibility with most threaded rimfire firearms.
- Patent-pending outer tube and muzzle mount are interlocked to prevent accidental disassembly when removing the suppressor from your firearm. Disassembly tool is included.
- With a 5.37″ length, 1.06″ diameter and 6.3 oz weight, the Silent-SR™ is compact and lightweight for balance and portability.
- Easy to disassemble and clean, each piece snaps together to seal the baffles and keep the byproducts of combustion away from the tube and end caps.
- Utilizing a titanium tube, aluminum rear cap, and stainless steel threaded mount, baffles and front cap, Ruger has selected the best material for each part to maximize strength and minimize weight without sacrificing durability.