A suppressor with injection-molded polymer baffles? With the HPA looming and the possible removal of silencers from the NFA, it was only a matter of time. Manufacturers will be competing even harder for the low-cost end of the suppressor spectrum, and the low heat and pressure of .22 LR really opens up options. New from Inland Manufacturing is the PM-22, a 3.5 oz can for .22 LR that employs an aluminum tube and, yessir, a polymer baffle core. Press release follows . . .
New .22 Rimfire Suppressor
Low-cost and high-efficiency–a double win!
MKS Supply, Inc., Dayton, OH, April 2017 – Inland Firearms, makers of the incredibly popular Inland series of M1Carbines, is now producing a classic-looking sound suppressor for .22 rimfire firearms that will be marketed exclusively through MKS Supply and will be on display at the NRA Convention booth 4632.Materials: The all-new PM-22 suppressor is constructed of 6000 series aluminum and weighs a feathery 3.5 ounces, making it one of the lightest such units on the market. The black anodized, one-inch-diameter tube is 5.5 inches long. For durability, the ½ x 28 threaded base adapter is stainless steel with a tough black oxide finish.
Interior sound baffles: The PM-22 uses a unique monolithic, X-design polymer baffle system core that can be used either “wet” or dry. Full disassembly can be completed without tools, and cleaning is simple using hot water and Inland’s dB Suppressor Foam.
Rimfire ammunition creates lower gas pressure, heat and flame than does centerfire ammunition. Inland’s patent pending polymer baffle system has been tested to 10,000 rounds (so far) without needing replacement. If baffle replacement does become necessary, the PM-22 has a lifetime warranty (NFA replacement and shipping rules apply).
Facts concerning this suppressor: Polymer baffles have less inherent harmonic metallic resonance than metal and they are produced using injection molding rather than with much more costly metal machining. This keeps the price lower.
Sound: The Inland suppressor keeps the decibel level in the low to mid-80s using subsonic ammunition and when shot dry. When combined with Inland’s patent pending sound suppressing dB Foam, the sound is reduced another 3-5 decibels (a 4-ounce can of dB Foam is included with each suppressor). To say it another way, with subsonic ammunition, only the functioning of the pistol‘s action is audible from more than a few yards away.
- Weight: 3.5 ounces
- Length: 5.5 inches
- Diameter: 1.0 inch
- Exterior tube: Black anodized 6000 series aluminum with stainless steel black oxide barrel adapter
- Baffles: Monolithic I-Core polymer monolithic X design
- Lifetime warranty
- MSRP: $189.95
MKS Supply, LLC
8611-A North Dixie Drive