When I first moved to Austin, I pulled my SUV by the side of the road to take a call. Wearing sandals. At some point I looked down and saw a platoon of ants crawling across my toes. I started sweeping them away. Fire ant by name, fire ant by nature. I drove to Walgreens, grabbed some Caladryl and poured it on my foot, right there in the aisle. So, for me, “fire ant” are trigger words. Speaking of triggers . . .
If the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) ever gets to the President’s desk, removing the wait times, paperwork and $200 tax on silencers, it will, well, trigger a silencer gold rush the likes of which the firearms industry has never seen. Since the last time it saw one.
Meanwhile, the suppressor sector has followed the rest of the gun biz into the “I never wanted Hillary to win but…” doldrums. Which hasn’t stopped the flood of new products, or the jockeying for pre-HPA positioning. Here’s AMTAC’s latest entry for the rimfire market. Pardon me while I put on my cowboy boots.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -(Ammoland.com)- AMTAC Suppressors today announced the release of its latest suppressor designed for rimfire-caliber handguns and rifles, the Fire Ant.
The Fire Ant is one of the quietest rimfire suppressors on the market, achieving up to 36dB noise reduction. Its durability and performance make it an ideal addition to any handgun or rifle, enriching any shooting activity from plinking steel to varmint hunting to simply taking the family to the range.
Following the unique manufacturing process of AMTAC’s full-size suppressors, the Fire Ant’s baffle structure is cut from hardened stainless steel in a single operation and threads directly to the barrel. This monocore design increases accuracy, eliminates the potential of baffle strikes, and makes the suppressor durable enough to withstand a lifetime of use.
“Customers familiar with AMTAC’s reputation for quality and performance have been very vocal in requesting a solution for a rimfire suppressor” said Greg Ballash, AMTAC’s General Manager. “With the release of the Fire Ant, we’re providing shooters with one of the quietest and most durable products on the market at a price point that makes suppressor ownership realistic and attainable for every gun owner out there.
“We believe the backlog of ATF 41F is nearly behind us, and with our current Tax Stamp promotion, there really has never been a better time to get into the suppressor game” said Ballash.
The Fire Ant utilizes an end-mount design for attachment on rifles and handguns with a 1/2×28 thread. Thread adapters are available for firearms with non-standard or metric threads.
The four-piece design of the Fire Ant makes it easy to disassemble for servicing. A simple hex wrench can be used to dissemble when more detailed maintenance is required due to prolonged use without cleaning.
Full-auto rated, the suppressor is compatible with .22LR, .22WMR, .22 Hornet, .22Mag, .17WSM, .17HMR and 5.7×28, and like all AMTAC Suppressors, is backed up by a lifetime warranty.
To learn more about the Fire Ant, visit their website.
AMTAC builds suppressors to meet the needs of the most demanding users—durability, accuracy, and innovative design that integrates seamlessly into your weapon system and backed by a lifetime warranty. Born at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains, in the same state-of-the-art facility that serves the Department of Defense, Bell, ATK, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX and others, AMTAC is fueled by some of the most experienced engineers, designers and shooters in the game.