I’ve been testing some new ammo with my handiest .22LR pistol.
Winchester has a relatively new .22LR load on the market: the Winchester Super Suppressed. As you might guess from the name, it’s designed specifically for use with a rimfire suppressor, although there’s certainly no reason you can’t use it without one if you like the performance attributes of the ammo.
While most any .22 rifle or pistol redefines the word “fun” when you add a silencer, there’s one gun in my safe that stands out. The Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact is, to me, the perfect suppressed pistol. It’s a ¾ scale version (more or less) of the big centerfire M&P and that makes it ideal as a suppressor host. Rimfire suppressors like the SilencerCo Sparrow shown here are small and light, so when you combine that with a more compact pistol, the overall package isn’t unwieldy in length, bulk, or weight. In fact, the M&P 22 Compact with the Sparrow attached handles much like a standard full-size pistol. Even with its reduced size, the M&P 22 Compact still stuffs 10 rounds of .22LR ammo into its magazine.