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Supressed Ruger MK 2 questions and KY dealers?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by Tallbald, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Tallbald

    Tallbald Well-Known Member

    OK I'm a middle aged man who has successfully raised his children, worked long hours to pay off the house and car, always paid my bills on time and I see myself as due a midlife reward. I have had Ruger .22 automatic pistols since age 14, and love them with all their idiosyncracies (the MK2s especially). Wished for years I could have a supressed MK2 to call my own, and now am seriously considering jumping through all the hoops to buy one. I live in a gun-friendly state and county. Could I please get some advice?

    1. Any lists out there of Southern or central Kentucky class 3 dealers?

    2. I have a MK2 10 inch and a bull barrel stainless already, so would I be better off with a separate supresser and threading the muzzles on each for a supressor, or is an integrally supressed MK2 a better way to go?

    3.Every person has his or her favorite brand supressor. Are there very good stainless steel models available? Who makes a supressed stainless MK2?

    I know all the "newbie" questions can probably get old, but although I've been a shooter for 45+ years, this is completely new territory for me.
    Thanks to all, Don
  2. forindooruseonly

    forindooruseonly Well-Known Member

    I chose SRT to do mine after talking with them. Good service and it is very, very quiet. They do make a stainless integrally suppressed MK2. The other brand I've shot quite a bit is made by AWC and it is pretty impressive as well.


    I prefer an integral suppressor. No issues with sights, it looks like a factory bull barrel and, considering the relatively low cost of the gun its ok to have a purpose built gun. If you thread the barrle on the 10 inch and add a suppressor, it will be really, really long. On the bull, I'm not sure you could thread that for a suppressor because of the way they screw on. That or you would have to turn the barrel down considerably, I think. I've never seen a MK with a detachable suppressor though, so I could definitely be wrong.

    Besides, the integral suppressor has a cool factor that the screw-ons can't match. Can't help you with a dealer, I'm not in that state.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2010
  3. Mike OTDP

    Mike OTDP Well-Known Member

    The AWC Amphibian is usually considered the gun to beat. I own one, and the suppression is excellent, as is the quality of workmanship.

    The base Ruger...well, that's another matter. I'd dearly love to have that sort of suppressor on a base gun worthy of it.
  4. Threaded Ruger for suppressor

    If you need your Ruger barrel threaded for a suppressor, I just finished one for a customer and he is going with a tom bowers suppressor. I have attached some photos of the work on the gun if you are interested. I threaded the barrel and made a thread protector out of the end of the barrel to give it a clean finish and also moved the factory sight back as well. Please contact me with any questions. thanks

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  5. LiquidTension

    LiquidTension Well-Known Member

    Personally, I went with a separate can. It's a lot easier and cheaper to have multiple barrels threaded than to buy multiple cans. It's nice to be able to switch between rifles and handguns.
  6. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    integrally suppressed is definitely cool, but because i shoot so many different 22lr guns, it only made sense to get a can i could move from gun to gun, including rifles and pistols.

    if you know where cookeville is in northern central TN, and think that's not too far of a drive to handle/shoot some, send me a PM. unfortunately, i don't know a dealer in KY, but clearly, knob creek is the place to go shopping for class III stuff in KY
  7. Tallbald

    Tallbald Well-Known Member

    Thank you everyone. I think that my best choice would be a separate supressor because I too need to be able to switch from gun to gun. I had even considered that a supressor meant for a .223, although heavier and longer, could be used on my Mini-14 as well as a threaded MK2. I'll probably do this only once, so maximum versatility is attractive. I hope I'm not sounding too much like a newbie who has no idea what the real scoop is. I also didn't realize Knob Creek is an option. Don
  8. Arkady

    Arkady Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't recommend using a 5.56 can. While it will be freaky quiet, .22 tends to be a very dirty round, and you will end up with lead buildup inside your suppressor, which will affect performance over time.

    Also, in addition to being heavy, you would need some sort of raised optic in order for your sights to clear the greater outside diameter of a 5.56 suppressor.

    Stick with a dedicated .22 can, and pick up a 5.56 (or .30) suppressor down the road. Once you've been through the process once, it won't seem intimidating. Look into forming a Revocable Living Trust for your NFA purchases, as it will cut down on the hassle involved--no fingerprint cards, no passport photos, no law enforcement sign-off.

    Also, check out www.silencerresearch.com for suppressor reviews. His reviews are fairly in depth, and he provides a lot of information.
  9. Tallbald

    Tallbald Well-Known Member

    I wanted to again thank all those who responded to my questions about supressing a Mark 2, and gave me points to ponder. I've since done a lot of research on the net and have a good idea what would be best for my situation. Unfortunately, the prices of the supressors I am most interested in are prohibitive for me as a one income family. With the transfer tax, the price of threading the muzzle, dealer mark-up and the cost of the unit I have decided it's best I wait until some time in the future. Please do indulge me though if in the near future if I ask the helpful members of this board about other NFA options for me to legally have something fun, unique and different from all my shooting friends, i.e. shoulder-stocking a handgun, etc. Thanks again, Don

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