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.

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The supplied take down tool.

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Disassembled, you can see the baffle stack.


Completely disassembled.

Range Trip 


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.




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.

5 thoughts on “Ruger Silent-SR, Ruger’s intro into the silencer game.”
  1. FYI, regarding the question on what the SR suppressor will fit. It does fit nicely on my 22/45 Lite, but it will not fit onto my Winchester Wildcat 22LR. Both are supposed to have 1/2-28 threads. The thread protectors will interchange, but the suppressor will not thread onto the Winchester. I have shipped it back to Ruger for evaluation, which is disappointing after waiting 12 months for my Form 4.

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