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Do you like to shoot .22 LR quietly and cheaply?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by strobro32, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. strobro32

    strobro32 New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    I did a new comparison test with a budget .22 LR suppressor made by Thompson Machine of FL. I compared it to one of the industry leading high end suppressors. The results were very impressive. All you hear is the slide clap of each.


  2. plw45

    plw45 New Member

    Feb 18, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Very interesting! Thanks for posting this. How was the fit and finish on the Thompson supressor?
  3. strobro32

    strobro32 New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Very nice.

    I'll comment with my wallet. I'm getting their 77/22 integral and 4" x 1" micro wet 9mm can.
  4. strobro32

    strobro32 New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    If anyone cares, they are offering a special price on their .22 cans for $199 again. Contact Brooks. Contact info on their website.
  5. ElrodCod

    ElrodCod New Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    How about posting a link.
  6. strobro32

    strobro32 New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Here is the post and contact info from Silencer Talk:

    "Hello everyone on Silencertalk, and thank you very much for the forum, Robert.

    My name is Brooks, (I formerly posted under the name afoliata) and I work as a Sales and Design Assistant for Richard Thompson of Thompson Machine here in Florida. After exhaustive research and development, and countless thousands of rounds of testing, we are very proud to announce our first full-production release into the .22 suppressor market.

    The Thompson Machine Zephyr is a take-apart design .22lr muzzle suppressor that measures in at 5.25” in length and 1.0” in diameter while offering suppression levels on both pistol and rifle hosts that rival competitors suppressors that are longer and cost twice as much. It includes our take-down tool at no extra cost, and is fully and easily user-serviceable for a lifetime of use.

    Here are the specs:

    Length: 5.25”
    Diameter: 1”
    Weight: 5.0 oz
    Tube Material: 4130 Steel
    Baffle Material: 6061 T6 Type 3 Hardcoat Anodized
    Design: Mono-Baffle, Take-Apart, Tool Included
    MSRP: $240.00

    For you folks who took the plunge and bought our first generation $99 k-baffle suppressors that we were selling on Gunbroker, we thank you for taking a risk on a new entrant into the suppressor market. As a thanks to you, we have made our new (MUCH quieter) mono-core baffle stack backwards compatible with your tubes, so just send your suppressor back to us (or have your class III dealer send it), and we will upgrade it to Zephyr specs for $35 including return shipping. We will have it in the mail back to you within a few days of when it hits our door. We really want you guys to be happy with your inexpensive TM cans, and are confident that you will be very pleased with this upgrade.

    The retail on the Zephyr is $240 but for our silencer forum friends, we are offering a special promotional price of $199 each for the first 25 zephyrs we sell on online forums. We want to get these suppressors in peoples' hands so everyone can see how quiet an affordable take-apart suppressor can be. As an added bonus, if you are a Floridian, and want to do your transfer directly through us, there will be no charge for your transfer if you buy one of our cans.

    Pictures of the Zephyr, and videos of it being shot next to competitors’ cans will be up by the end of next week.

    If anybody has any questions about our suppressors, or wants to order a Zephyr, email me at brooks@thompsonmachine.net, or just post the question on here. I strive to answer email within 24 hours. In the coming weeks, we will be releasing more suppressors, including some very affordable, VERY quiet integrals, so stay tuned.

    Dealers, contact me with a copy of your FFL/SOT for dealer pricing.


    OK! The video and pics are up! Razz We compressed all the separate vids into one vid for easier viewing.


    The Zephyr

    The Operative

    The Operative S

    Here are the specs on the integral suppressors. We've got them ready for orders now also. Obviously, these prices are for the integrally suppressed barrels, not the whole gun.

    10/22 Integral "Operative"

    Length: 17.25"
    Diameter: .920" (standard bull barrel diameter)
    Tube Material: 4130 Steel
    Baffle Material: 6061 T6 Type 3 Hardcoat Anodized
    Design: Mono-Baffle, Take Apart, Tool Included
    MSRP: $400

    Charger Integral "Operative S" (for short)

    Same as above excepet for 10" long.
    MSRP: $350

    We're offering an online forum-only sale on all of our cans through Nov. 1.

    The Zephyr is $199
    The Operative is $360
    The Operative S is $310

    To place orders, email me at brooks@thompsonmachine.net with "Order" somewhere in the title and the following:

    1. Your Name
    2 Your City and State
    3. The Name and Location of your C3 dealer
    4. The Suppressor(s) you want.

    Then, send Check or Money order payable to "Thompson Machine"
    to this address.

    Thompson Machine
    172 Center Street
    Panacea, FL 32346

    Go ahead and include the above info with the payment just so there is no confusion.

    If you can send the check with the above info and your dealers FFL and SOT that would be great. If your dealer won't give you the copies of his FFL and SOT, just have him her her either send their FFL and SOT to me electronically or send the paper version to the above address."
  7. Ranb

    Ranb Active Member

    Dec 15, 2003
    WA, USA
    Both sounded nice. But one thing I have learned from video taping suppressed firearms is that nothing beats being present for the test, not even a proper noise meter. It is nice to see prices dropping. Still going to keep making my own though. :)

    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  8. Avenger29

    Avenger29 Senior Member

    Jun 2, 2005
    Hell yeah! I love shooting .22s like nothing else...going to have to get me a can (but will have to wait, unfortunately)

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