The Griffin Resistance 22M is a 22 caliber suppressor that can impressibly handle up to .223 Remington.
Standard configuration: 4.9oz, 4.75″ L x 1.375″ OD
3-Lug configuration: 7.2oz, 5″ L x 1.375″ OD
Taper Mount configuration: 7.5oz, 6.3″ L x 1.375″ OD
113 DB SPL on .22lr Pistols
114 DB SPL on .22 Rifles
129 DB SPL @ shooters ear on 20″ .223 Remington Bolt Action Rifle
I love suppressors that are different. Something that stands out above all the others. And the Resistance 22M is unique. Not only can it handle a limited amount of .223, but it has an old school optional “wipe” baffle. However, since the ATF in it’s “infinite wisdom” and pursuit of infringements, and thievery of happiness has declared a piece of rubber (ok neoprene in this case) as a regulated suppressor baffle it’s not near as convenient to replace a worn wipe as purchasing a replacement pack anymore. Nevertheless, it’s the first time I’ve been able to do something I wanted to do for a while: see what type of accuracy degradation would happen when shooting through the wipe suppressor.
But while we are still in the introduction phase of this review you will notice I wrote “a limited amount of .223”. And that needs clarification right away for any potential customers who are ready to drop a $200 infringement tax stamp purchase on the 22M believing they can blast away with their AR15 with this can since it’s “rated for .223!”
Since the Resistance 22M is aluminum, it will heat up fairly quickly. Heat causes metal to fail. This is a LIMITED 223 suppressor. More along the lines of actual hunting pace. The owners manual gives a warning of one shot fired every 20 seconds on a minimum of a 16″ barrel. NO SBR use. No high volume use. Definitely no mag dumps. And you must use the. taper mount or 3 lug which extends the tube as well as giving it a blast chamber for the higher pressure. But for simple and occasional hunting use, it should work just fine.
However I’ve been curious for year how much a wipe affects accuracy. And after shooting a mag or two through my Volquartsen Scorpion .22LR pistol at 50 yards and still connecting with the target I was optimistic. So I attached the Resistance 22M to my Volquartsen Custom I-Fluted .22LR rifle to compare a group with and without the wipe.
Now the wipe was used a little on this demo can before I shot it. Then I opened the wipe up a bit more with the 20 rounds on the pistol when I rushed outside with it after it arrived. It’s safe to say it was “broken in” at this point, however it was still making contact with the flying bullets.
In the video you can clearly hear a whistling sound as the bullets unstably tumble downrange. In fact – they didn’t even hit the target I was aiming at! They hit nearly a foot to the right, some missing the 5.5″ Caldwell target altogether!
So obviously, a wipe degrades accuracy. But it’s made to be quiet, not accurate. So it’s still a cool option to have to show off “how quiet” your suppressor is.
Well, the 22M, shot side by side my USS, was noticeably quieter. I was impressed. Later I wished I would have switched hosts to make sure it wasn’t just the heavy competition bolt helping the 22M, but I doubt it was. The Griffin Resistance 22M was very quiet. There was a noticeable first round pop, but it wasn’t that loud. If you didn’t have a side by side comparison like the video it wouldn’t be too noticeable.
On a .223 it was hearing safe on my 16″ Faxon build. But again – we won’t be mag dumping .223 through it. But it’s a nice option to have.
The 22M is priced very competitively at only $355 at SilencerShop.com. Given all the options you get with it, I thought it’s a very reasonable price point. .22LR all the way to .223, optional wipe, optional 3 lug, and serviceable. So if you are looking for something that will handle 500 rounds of .22LR between cleanings, yet let you hunt with a larger caliber, it could be a match for you.