A good rimfire silencer is one of the best firearm-related purchases you can make! Nothing delivers “Hollywood quiet” like a suppressed .22 LR. It’s a great way to teach first-time shooters without having to yell through hearing protection. There is near-zero recoil and the lack of noise will have you grinning from ear to ear after every pull of the trigger.
Our Top 5 list will help you narrow down the best 22 suppressors of 2023.
All of the silencers in our Top 5 best 22 suppressors list are incredibly quiet. We’d suggest considering your intended uses to determine which features are most important for you, such as caliber ratings, materials, modularity, size and weight, price, warranty, etc.
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Moving up in this year's rankings, this can is rated for much more powerful cartridges such as 17 WSM, 22 Hornet, and 5.7x28mm, it can even handle full-auto use on 22 LR, the Sparrow 22 can silence more than just your plinking guns.
Sporting a 4.8-star rating on nearly 300 customer reviews, the Sparrow has secured its place at the top of the list for 2023. This 5-star review said, "Sparrow 22 is everything I had hoped for. Noise abatement is excellent and its easy to use. I have multiple .22 caliber pistols and rifles with threaded barrels so it works for all of them."
The stainless steel monocore baffle of the SilencerCo Sparrow 22 is easily cleaned. In fact, the silencer can be disassembled without tools. It’s a simple, durable design with a length and diameter that looks good on just about any host firearm.
Solid performance across many calibers with a no-frills, durable, affordable suppressor.
2.Dead Air Mask HD
The Dead Air Mask is one of the quietest 22 silencers on the market and has effectively no first-round pop (where the first shot is louder than subsequent shots) on rifles or pistols. With its 17-4 stainless steel baffles and titanium tube, it’s also durable enough to withstand use on up to 5.7x28mm firearms, full-auto use on 22 LR, and cleaning with brushes and ultrasonic tanks.
The Mask is an all-time great, with over 500 reviews, and a 4.9/5 rating, you can't go wrong with the DA Mask. Folks rave about the Mask, saying "Absolutely my favorite. No first round pop. Like on of the other reviews said - 'Hollywood quiet'. Its also easy to disassemble and clean."
The Mask HD can be disassembled down to individual baffles for cleaning. Baffles click together and seal tightly against one another, keeping the inside of the tube clean. Furthermore, unique standoffs on the outside of the baffles allow them to easily slide out of the tube regardless of how dirty the suppressor gets.
On our Top 5 lists since its release, the Dead Air Mask HD is consistently one of the best rimfire silencers on the market.
Super quiet with no 1st round pop
Rated for heavy use
If you’re looking for an all-around awesome rimfire can, this could be it. From 17 WSM to 5.7x28 to 22 LR full-auto and with swappable mounts, the Mask has you covered.
3. Rugged Oculus 22
Rugged knocked it out of the park with the Rugged Oculus 22. Made entirely from 17-4 stainless steel, there’s very little this suppressor can’t handle. It’s belt-fed full-auto rated on 22 LR and is rated for hard use with no barrel length restrictions on 5.7x28, 17 WSM, and more.
On top of that, it’s modular! By removing the front module, you can drop the Oculus 22’s length down from 5.25 inches to 3.25 inches, allowing you to match size, weight, and suppression requirements to your firearm and activity.
With industry-leading suppression performance and little-to-no first-round pop, a modular design, belt-fed full-auto rating, and a fantastic warranty, the Rugged Oculus22 is a top-of-the-line, best-choice rimfire suppressor.
Suppress nearly all of your small varmint guns with industry-leading durability, sound suppression, and warranty. Plus it’s modular.
4. Q Erector 22
The Q Erector 22 is an ultra-modular rimfire suppressor that gives you complete control over your suppressed loadout.
This silencer comes apart piece by piece, or baffle by baffle, so that you can fine-tune the weight, length, and suppression level for your specific pistol or rifle.
This silencer has a flawless 5/5 rating on our site, "Looks good on the end of my Taurus TX 22 competition. It’s quieter than a nail gun going off and that’s what I was looking for."
At just 2.6 oz, in its longest configuration, the Erector is one of the best 22 caliber suppressors for weight savings. The Erector 22 measures 7.6” long with all of its baffles intact, but features 10 baffles which can be removed to make this suppressor as compact as possible.
The stainless steel and aluminum construction pair together to create a durable silencer that you’ll barely notice on the end of your firearm, unless you’re admiring how cool it looks. If you need massive amounts of customization, Q’s Erector 22 might be the perfect rimfire suppressor for you.
The shooter with 22lr pistols and rifles who needs to be able to adjust their silencer to different applications.
5. Rugged Mustang 22
If lightweight is the ticket for you, then the Rugged Mustang 22 delivers in smart fashion.
Take the amazing sound reduction performance and lack of first-round pop of the Rugged Oculus 22, but machine the baffles and tube from 7075 aluminum instead of stainless steel, and the result is big weight savings.
Modular like its stainless steel brother, the Mustang 22 weighs just 3.3 ounces in full configuration and 2.4 ounces in short configuration, making it one of the lightest 22 LR suppressors on the market. It’s rated for use on 22 Long Rifle, but if you’re lucky enough to take advantage of its full-auto rating, the Mustang 22 has that box checked.
We love the Mustang 22 on pistols and on rifles carried into the field. It’s so light you won’t even know it’s on your gun!
With an intelligently designed, gas-sealing baffle stack, industry-leading suppression performance, and modular design, the Mustang22 is top of our list for a 22 LR-specific silencer.
Suppressing 22 LR pistols and rifles without added weight.
SilencerCo Warlock 22
Simple, effective, and affordable.
The SilencerCo Warlock 22 deserves at least an honorable mention on our list of the best 22 LR suppressors due to its amazing value.
This is one of the least expensive silencers on the market, yet it sounds fantastic. With snap-together, aluminum baffles, and an aluminum tube, the Warlock 22 weighs an incredibly light 3.0 ounces. You can’t go wrong with this classic!
Another featherweight suppressor at just 3.07 ounces, the CGS Hydra-AL features a shielded baffle stack of hard anodized, 7075 aluminum baffles.
It’s easily cleaned and it sounds amazing.
Though CGS is unquestionably a premium brand, the Hydra-AL is very affordably priced. It’s a lot of silencer for the money and will perform incredibly well on all of your 22 LR pistols and rifles.
Nothing’s more fun than shooting a suppressed 22, and all of the silencers in our Top 5 list will serve you well.
Whether you require ratings for more calibers, modular design, or have length or weight preferences, we know one of our top choices is likely to be the perfect suppressor for you!
If you need a hand in determining which one is right for you, give us a call (512-931-4556), or email, we're happy to help!
I have a massive squirrel problem in my orchard and I currently use a benjamin steel eagle pellet gun. I would like to move up to a 22 rifle with a suppressor to be similar to the sound of my pellet gun. What rifle characteristics should i be looking for to accept one of these suppressors (Q El camino or the YHM Stinger).
I currently have a YHM Stinger 22Cal.suppressor. It was my first 22Cal. Suppressor. Now that I have experienced what a 22Cal. Suppressor can do for training and plinking, I hooked on them. My students enjoy that they do not get intimidated by the sound and recoil. Keep up the good work. If these were available years ago my hearing would be alot better!