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Does anyone have a suppressed Mosquito?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by danweasel, Nov 22, 2011.

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  1. danweasel

    danweasel Member

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    One of my fantasy guns is a threaded barrel Sig Mosquito (the .22 autoloader) with a suppressor. With tax time coming up shortly I thought I would put some feelers out to see if anyone on here has any experiences with them, good or bad?

    Some questions:

    How much was the suppressor?

    Are tax stamps still $200?

    How long does a .22 suppressor last? I mean in terms of round count. I would think a long time but honestly, I have not a clue.

    How do/did you like the Skeeter in general?

    Thank you for your attention,

    Dan
     
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    The suppressor in the photo is the TBAC 22S-1

    Form 4 still $200.

    Indefinite.

    My preferred suppressed .22 pistol is the Ruger 22/45 or Mark II/III. This is because the breech is more "closed" and there are less paths for gas and debris to fly back into my face while shooting. The suppressor increases gas backpressure. The Ruger only has the smallish ejection port on the right hand side exposed.

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  3. danweasel

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    Cool thanks Zak,

    This might be a "no duh" question but since the suppressor increases backpressure does this make the pistol function more reliably?
     
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    I think no. The increase in carbon coming back through the breech will require more cleaning than otherwise. The biggest reliability issue is just due to the quality of .22 ammunition: misfires being the most common occurance.
     
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    Ok, I see that. I was thinking it would cycle "harder" which seems to be a common complaint on .22 pistols. That they don't cycle everytime I mean.

    Anyways, thanks again,

    Dan
     
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    I have one as a demo.

    You can get a solid 22 can for $300, prices just go up from there.

    Yes, tax is the same.

    Theoretically infinite if you don't have a baffle strike.

    Trigger pull is atrocious. I wish it was easier to work with. Besides that, I've had no issues.

     
  7. thorazine

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    I had a suppressed mosquito however had issues.

    Unsuppressed it was super reliable.
    Suppressed it was not.

    Ended up getting a P22 which was been super reliable when shot suppressed.

    Quietest combo though is my bolt action twenty two + suppressor. =D
     
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    I'll defer to Zak, he knows a lot more about suppressors than I could ever hope to.

    My experience with a suppressed Mosquito involved putting about four magazines through one at an indoor range, and I would describe the gun as a satisfactory plinker, though the gun itself is not as nice as a Ruger or Buckmark .22.
     
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    My mosquito has been flawless, with can and without.
     
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    I want to pick up a .22 pistol for the wife and she likes the look of the Mosquito. I've handled one in the store and it seemed nice, but I hear a lot of horror stories about it not being reliable. I really want to like this pistol but I'm a little leery. I do plan on getting a .22 can at some point so if it's a good suppressor host that's a plus.
     
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    My brother had one. I really didn't like it. It ended up having some kind of issue where we had to take it to our gunsmith. The smith handed it back when work was done and said, "never again." Apparently he did not enjoy working on it.

    My favorite hosts for .22 cans are the Ruger MkII and the GSG 1911-22. The slide on the Buckmark makes a pinging noise and is quite a bit louder than either of the other two, though the one I heard was an integrally suppressed Buckmark rifle so the pistol may not have that problem. The GSG is right up there with the Ruger in terms of sound with the 6 or 7 types of ammo I've tried. My Ruger is more reliable, but to be fair I've never done even the first cleaning on my GSG :eek:
     
  12. thorazine

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    Lucky you!

    I love sig products and the suppressed mosquito combination was very ascetically pleasing!


    Perhaps it was the suppressor the sig did not like.

    I have a coastal passport.

    It's been flawless on other twenty twos.


    Or perhaps it was the barrel for the mosquito?

    I picked up an aftermarket threaded barrel for the unit -- if I recall correctly it was from gemtech.
     
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