It was a couple of months ago the new rimfire silencer from Liberty Suppressors, the Vector showed up for review.

Range Time 

First Impressions 

The Vector is comprised of an aluminum tube and stainless steel baffles.

Being somewhat modular, if you choose to you can remove an inch of the tube and two baffles from the end. Once you install the end cap you will have shortened the length from six inches to five inches, though you do sacrifice about five decibels of noise suppression.

An aluminum knurled tool is included to remove the tail cap and a common 3/8″ drive ratchet is used to remove the end cap.

The baffles are designed to form their own tube, not touching the inside of the housing, in order to keep the fouling at a minimum inside the aluminum housing. This makes disassembly much easier especially if you neglect cleaning the can as often as you should.

The 18-8 stainless steel baffles have a gas dispersion ring to cut down on the fouling from collecting where the baffles meet, making them easier to separate. The baffles are identical so they need not be in a particular order reassembly.  Being made of stainless steel the baffles can be cleaned with any number of solvents or even with a vibratory process.  Shown in the photo is the build-up after about 1000 rounds of .22 LR (super and subs) as well as .22 WMR, and disassembly was not a problem.

The Vector was designed with a bit of modularity and ease of maintenance but did not impact accuracy or function of any of the three hosts I used: Ruger MK IV 22/45 Lite, Ruger 10/22 Take Down Lite, and Kel-Tec PMR 30. If you are interested in a can that will stand up to magnum rimfire without strict service intervals the Vector is certainly worth looking at.



By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

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