Back in the day, Ruger was all about “traditional” firearms and designs. Talk to the Ruger of 1995 and suggest that they make an AR-15 platform rifle and you’d look at you like you have lobsters coming out of your ears. And then give you the bum’s rush. Things have changed in the intervening years, to the point where Ruger is right there with the other major manufacturers, turning out modern scary-looking products that are banned in California. Adding to that comprehensive line, Ruger appears to be launching their own line of silencers . . .
Leaked on their publicly accessible Beta site (like what happened with the Ruger American Pistol) their Silent-SR is a 6.3 ounce rimfire can capable of handling .22LR full auto, .17HMR, and .22WMR all from a handgun-length barrel. The baffle stack pops out for easy cleaning, and the baffle design seems like a bit of a departure from the standard K baffle. Yours for only $449 MSRP. Plus ATF tax stamp and delay, of course.
Ruger’s going up against some stiff competition in the suppressor arena. Everyone from AAC to Surefire sell a dedicated rimfire can. We’ll have to wait and see at SHOT what makes the Silent-SR different from all the rest besides the Ruger roll mark.