I’ve been selling the heck out of suppressors lately. I’ve been told that it is for various reasons and some of them may even be true, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.
One reason is the information available on the Internet. People are finding out that in free states they are legal to own, legal to shoot, and even legal to hunt with. Other people are saying that the current resident of the White House may get re-elected and that they want to get em while they can, fearing some sort of socialist/muslim subversion of the Presidency.Some tell me that when the SHTF and the orchestrated collapse of the economy occurs, that suppressors with night vision are a force multiplier. Others are getting them because of urban sprawl, where it is legal to shoot, but they don’t want to alert the whole neighborhood when they are doing it. Others don’t want to alert game within a 2 mile radius every time they shoot something and others want to teach their young children how to shoot without the noise and blast and the distractions of such that come with shooting,
Actually, I believe that all of the above are valid reasons to own one, but the biggest reason is that they are just down right cool to shoot. I have never seen anyone that shot one that did not smile when doing so and that right there is all the reason that you need.
Now that we’ve got that out-of-the-way, my biggest sellers are the .22 suppressors. They are fairly cheap tp shoot and most of the major manufacturers are now producing rifles and pistols that have threaded muzzles on them, making it a simple task to just screwing a suppressor on. Having sold all of the popular brands, one brand really stands out as the best value for the dollar. I almost typed the “best bang for the buck” but that would be a misstatement because suppressors take most of the “bang” out of shooting.
That brand would be the Huntertown Arms Guardian .22. It’s pretty small, being only 6 inches long and a bit over an inch in diameter and it meters as well as more popular suppressors that cost 2-3 times as much. Retailing at anywhere from 200 to 230 bucks, its cheap price is a good thing when you consider that any suppressor is going to have a 200 dollar tax stamp added to it, which makes it the most affordable suppressor on the market.
Dont let the fact that it is cheap discourage you. While its true in most things bought that you get what you pay for, there is no sense in paying more for a suppressor that has the same or in some cases less sound suppression that some of the leading brands. In various tests set up through the industry, the Huntertown Arms Guardian 22 has been tested against the SilencerCo Sparrow and the Gemtech Outback 3, the two of the most popular suppressors on the market. One would be hard pressed to tell the difference between any of the three when fired side by side.
An added bonus is that this can is user-friendly, meaning that the user can take it apart to clean it out. This is important for a .22 can because .22 ammo is filthy, and being cheap to shoot, everyone tends to shoot them a lot more often that center fire stuff just because its cheaper. After a few thousand rounds, things can really gunk up to the point the you’ll notice a decrease in performance, in other words, you silencer gets louder the more you shoot it. Not a problem really, you just knock the baffles out, knock the crude out of the baffles, rinse it all off, stick em back in and then go out and shoot some more.
These things are just fun to shoot. There is nothing like having a normal conversation with your friends while shooting suppressed firearms. No yelling, no screaming at each other, you don’t even need ear plugs when shooting. For hunting, they add a whole different dimension to it. You’ll see more game than you ever thought possible, the little critters don’t even know they are being shot at and it’s just an all around better experience when you are out in the woods.
I’ll include a pic of the Huntertown Guardian just so you can get a look. These things are rated for not only .22 LR, but .22 Magnum, 17 HMR and 17 Mach 2 for you squirrel and crow killing machines out there. If you are in the market for a .22 can, you owe it to yourself to give these a look. They are well worth it.
Here is a picture of the guts. A fairly simple K baffle design that works great.
My demo unit is the Ruger MKIII with the Guardian mounted on it. I dont have to say much really, these things pretty much sell themselves. I just hand them the pistol,smile and let them shoot it. When they are done I give them another loaded magazine. Its an easy sell…like shootin fish in a rain barrel.
It’s sort of like taking the “blue” pill. Once you shoot it, you’ll never be the same.