I purchased this silencer about 5 years ago. I have shot thousands of rounds through it and it's always performed flawlessly. I use mine on a Walther P22, Sig Mosquito, and several 22 rifles including an AR-15 with a 22 conversion upper (DO NOT shoot 223 through this silencer).
I love this silencer on the pistols, as you don't have to shoot subsonic ammo for the silencer to properly function. Because of the pistol barrel length the bullet doesn't have a chance to get to the speed of sound (at least in Utah's elevation). I like to shoot the supersonic ammo through the pistols because they will cycle and operate perfectly, where sometimes they will not cycle with Subsonic. On the rifles, you do need to use the subsonic ammo, unless you want to hear the sonic boom.
I was surprised by the sound of this silencer the first time I used it. I had always heard the sound they made in movies, which was a "high pitch" sound. The sound of this silencer shot from a pistol sounds much like a paintball or air gun when you use a supersonic bullet, but much quieter when you shoot subsonic. This silencer is very quiet when used with a rifle and using subsonic ammunition.
I did mess up my Tac65 using an improper cleaning technique. This was my first silencer, so you learn from your mistakes I guess. Anyway, I soaked it in an ammonia-based solution for several days, which ate off the finish and pitted the body like acid. I now know ammonia reacts like acid with aluminum. When I contacted Tactical Innovations to see what could be done they responded very professionally and took care of the problem. They were able to repair the silencer at a very reasonable charge. Whatever you do, don't use Simple Green or any other ammonia-based cleaners to clean your aluminum suppressors.
This silencer uses “baffles” to silence rather than the older “wipe” type system. The advantage of this system is you do not have to rebuild it or pump it full of grease. This silencer can be taken apart and cleaned in a short amount of time. Tactical Innovations makes a neat little tool, which fits on a socket wrench used for dismantling your silencer to clean it. From there you just remove each baffle to clean it.
I can’t think of a single thing I dislike about this silencer. I love this product, and especially the price. The manufacturer has been great to work with over the years.
David Duncan from
Salt Lake City, UT