The market for quiet .22LR guns is booming. With silencers becoming more and more commonplace, it’s quickly becoming a race to see who can make their gun run the quietest. Gemtech has two new rimfire silencers that look pretty awesome that they’re showing off at SHOT Show, one of them being threaded onto a 10/22 rifle . . .
The standalone rimfire silencer has a solid baffle stack that is tapered at the ends to allow the core to slide free even when the thing is packed with unburnt powder and lead. According to the reps, the can is rated for .22LR, .22Mag, and .17HMR as well.
The slightly more awesome silencer is permanently attached to a custom 10/22. This integrally suppressed 10/22 is indeed actually integrally suppressed, with the barrel venting into the shroud before it even reaches the baffle stack. The nice thing about this rifle is that the barrel is a full 16 inches long with the permanently attached baffles, so you can buy the gun on a standard 4473 and then use it while you wait for the paperwork on the shroud (the serialized part) to come back from the NFA branch.
Yep, looks pretty sweet.