As you know I love shooting suppressed firearms.
In fact, I think it’s just bad manners not to do so. Too bad the ATF keeps good manners difficult to acquire. Nevertheless I do have a few (legally owned) suppressors and I modified a Ruger 22/45 platform as a wonderful host for my new GEMTECH Outback IID suppressor.
I started with a used Ruger 22/45 that I found in a pawn/gun shop, some fellow had put interesting rubber grips on it and outfitted it with a good pair of fiber optic sits. Too bad about the sights, because the next thing I did was strip the Ruger upper and replace it with a Tactical Solutions 4.5″ threaded and fluted PacLite Upper. This lightened the pistol up by at least 8oz.
Next – I bought a Volquartsen trigger set and installed it myself, but I was having a little trouble getting it to reset reliably. So I called Volquartsen and they told me to send it their way, within 2 weeks they had it returned to me, going with 100% reliability, they even installed a Mark II bushing that I requested. I requested a Mark II bushing so the mags fall out smoother – the Mark III/22/45 all come with a “lawyer” that doesn’t allow it to be fired without the magazine – I don’t care for this. And Volquartsen didn’t charge me a thing for the help, and this was before I was famous and all.
After that I was hitting pretty good with it, but still decided to make it a bit more shootable – so I ordered a scope base from Tactical Solutions and finished it off with a Burris FastFire. The Burris is a little difficult to adjust, but it is a good and affordable red dot. 100 yards at 6-8″ steel plates was no problem with this setup.
Short Video Demo