The STRATUS Suppressor combines strength and super lightweight construction into one premium package. At a total weight of only 2.4 ounces, the Stratus Suppressor is so light you will not be able to tell its attached to your firearm, while still providing excellent sound suppression performance on both rifles and pistols.
|1. PREMIUM DESIGN, MANUFACTURING AND PERFORMANCE|
No machining operation was cut or in any way compromised in the manufacturing process of the STRATUS suppressor. Every component in the suppressor assembly was designed first based on performance and functionality and then based on minimizing weight, NOT based on manufacturing time. For instance, at considerable additional machining time and expense, each ported two stage "K" baffle in the STRATUS suppressor has been additionally machined with "steps" to provide maximum surface area to increase db reduction. Additional baffle porting and vents have been machined into the baffle stack to provide peak flow performance. The result is an enhanced db reduction compared to a baffle stack using un-stepped traditional "K" baffles.
Similarly the endcaps, both have been skelatonized to maximize strength and minimize weight and both end caps have been enhanced to incorporate our proprietary 3 point lug drive disassembly method. The front endcap has been additionally machined inside and outside to provide a gas exit venturi. The sum of all the additional features makes the STRATUS suppressor truely a state of the art assembly that delivers a lightweight package with uncompromising suppression performance.
|2. PELLET GUN PERFORMANCE|
The reality of current suppressor designs and manufacture is that most current production suppressors use proven 2 stage K baffles, as does the STRATUS. Although our meters can quantify db differences between suppressors, db measurements will vary between days, guns, ammunition etc. As a result, we build our suppressor baffle stack first based on our meter and then modify it based on human perception feedback. For instance, a slightly higher db at a different frequency might appear quieter based on the shooter's ability to hear it. Similarly, duration of peak db will have a different impression on your ear. For instance, a micro second at one db level will set a peak level on our meter (regardless of its duration), but it still sounds more quiet than 2 or 3 times the peak length of time at a slightly lower db level. Based on the wide range of differences in db data collection, data integrity and data interpretation, we do not publish meter generated db reductions (which have become somewhat of a joke in the suppressor industry). We are confident that when you shoot a STRATUS suppressor, you'll agree that its performance delivers.
|3. COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLE TO CLEAN OR SERVICE (By The User)|
|Anyone that's shot .22 rimfire ammo knows how dirty it is. In additon to the dirt, with a suppressor, every shot sends a mist of molten lead out the barrel with the bullet. When the molten lead hits the suppressor, it hardens. An ultrasonic cleaner or home brew solvent will get the carbon out of the suppressor but it will not remove the lead. The ONLY way to remove lead is to disassemble the suppressor and either wire brush or bead blast it off the baffles. Our STRATUS suppressor, like all of our .22 LR suppressors, can be completely disassembled by the user to include the removal of both endcaps and all the internal baffles, and then cleaned and reassembled. If you don't believe that .22LR ANYTHING can be "sealed and self cleaning", then the ability to disassemble and clean your suppressor is a feature that will keep your suppressor operating at peak performance for many years to come without costly returns to the manufacturer for service.|
table border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" width="100%"> 4. BLACK HARD ANODIZED FINISH
Our TAC65 suppressor is as durable as it is beautiful. The suppressor tube and both endcaps are matte black Type 3 hard anodized. Anodizing is not a paint or a spray on finish, its a molecular change in the material that forms crystals (like diamonds) on the outside of the material. Its the same finish that space and defense contractors and the military require on their parts. The 1/2 x 28 threads that mount the suppressor are also hard anodized.
We are frequently asked about steel or titanium inserts for suppressor mounting and don't think it is necessary or useful. In the event the suppressor is not unscrewed from the host firearm for a long time after a lot of shooting, the suppressor can be difficult to unscrew from the firearm. If you have a steel barrel and either steel or titanium for the suppressor mounting and either the barrel or the suppressor thread is going to be damaged to get the suppressor off, we would prefer to see the suppressor cap stripped rather than the threads on the firearm. Its much easier, and less expensive, to unscrew and replace the endcap than to have to get the barrel threaded again. Its been our practical experience that hard anodized endcaps are far more durable than needed thus making steel inserts costly and unnecessary. However, if you want or need a steel insert, don't settle just for an insert, our QUEST SUPPRESSOR is completley manufactured out of stainless steel at a price that most other manufacturer's charge for their aluminum suppressor.
|5. PROFESSIONALLY LASER ENGRAVED|
|To compliment the matte black Type 3 hard black anodized finish, each suppressor is professionally laser engraved in compliance with BATFE marking requirements, indicating its serial number, model, manufacturer and caliber. Sure laser engraving costs a few dollars more than traditional rotary engraving, but anything less looks like it costs a lot less. The STRATUS suppressor delivers premium performance and appearance at a value cost.|
|6. CAD DESIGNED and CNC MANUFACTURED|
|Every piece of a STRATUS suppressor is CAD designed and CNC manufactured in our modern CNC machine shop out of American certified T6 aircraft crade aluminum. The backbone of any suppressor is the baffle stack and each baffle is individually lathe machined. There are no stamped parts, hardware store washers, screens, wipes, grease or any other parts that will wear out or have to be repetitively replaced. Our commitment to manufacturing excellence assures you consistent parts interchangeability and the finest workmanship available.|
|7. MULTIPLE PLATFORM VERSITILITY|
One of the major advantages of a screw on "muzzle can" suppressor compared to an integrally suppressed firearm is that it can be used on multiple firearms to best suit the requirement. The Banshee suppressor is designed for either handgun or rifle use and works well on traditional mounting platforms.
One other advantage of a screw on suppressor is that it can be disassembled from either end by removing BOTH endcaps to drive the baffles out either end. By comparison, the suppressor on an integrally suppressed firearm (assuming the manufacturer even designed it with the capability of removing the front endcap) quickly becomes soldered together with lead from firing making it difficult, and often impossible to pull the baffles out the front of the assembly.
|8. IF OUR NAME IS ON IT, WE MAKE IT AND SERVICE IT|
|Many other "manufacturers" put their name on a product that they don't build. EVERY STRATUS suppressor that we sell, we make every piece of it and are intimately familiar with its function, assembly and operation. We operate a fulltime firearm CNC manufacturing machine shop with live customer service, not answering machines. We have the parts, the staff and the experience in-house to service and troubleshoot our products, resulting in fast turnarounds and hassle free service for you, our valued customer. You should expect nothing less from any other suppressor manufacturer.|
|9. MYTH: "IT HAS TO BE EXPENSIVE TO WORK WELL"|
|The truth is that suppressors don't have all that much material in them and volume production with our modern CNC lathes make manufacturing costs per unit very reasonable. We base our profit margins on volume, which means we can sell our suppressors at prices that are considerably lower than many other manufacturers' prices that produce small quantity runs or even individual "handmade pieces". Our modern CNC machines ensure the highest workmanship and consistent quality part after part.|
|Tactical Innovations offers multiple .22LR suppressors in different construction materials, sizes and prices to suit virtually any use, requirement, budget or personal perference. In addition, all of our .22LR suppressors can be disassembled for cleaning and service by the user and are supported by our commitment to customer service.|
|TAC65 - "The Work horse"|
|The TAC65 is our most popular suppressor. It has often been described as the perfect intersection between performance, cost, and size. Its a "workhorse" that continues to deliver year after year for a price that can't be beat. For most shooters that want a solid can at a price that won't break the bank, the TAC65 is the perfect companion for your rifle or pistol every time you go camping, hiking, hunting, plinking or fishing.|
|STRATUS - Minimum Size & Weight|
|The .22LR STRATUS suppressor, as its name describes, at 2.4 ounces is so light that many customers have to look inside it to make sure it's not an empty tube! Every possible machine work element and performance feature is included in the STRATUS suppressor, to include lightening where ever possible, vortex exit cap, constant pressure two stage "K" baffle system, and minimum size and length, all in a package that is approximately 3/4" shorter and almost 1/10 of an inch smaller in diameter than our TAC65. For customers that want the smallest, lightest, quietest possible suppressor, the STRATUS is it. We've had customers ask what we would build for a lightweight .22LR suppressor if price was no option... even at multiple times the price, and there are no additonal features that we'd be able to add or incorporate regardless of the price. Given its premium features, performance, size and weight, and all at a production price, our STRATUS suppressor is an easy choice!|
|QUEST - Compact Stainless for Semi or Full Auto|
|The only way to improve on the STRATUS suppressor was to make it out of stainless steel. The QUEST suppressor is the same geometry, size, premium features and performance as the Stratus, but instead of an ultra lightweight aluminum package, the QUEST's stainless steel construction makes it robust enough for responsible full auto fire, while still being light enough for traditional handgun and rifle use. For customers that want a multipurpose can, or that shoot A LOT and want a suppressor that can handle years of shooting and cleaning, the QUEST is the suppresor you'll want.|
|DIAMOND - Hard Full Auto Fire|
|Very few customers will need our DIAMOND suppressor, but for those that do, there is NOTHING else like it! Too many customers were using our TAC16 .223 suppressor for hard full auto .22LR fire, and although it works, it's too big and heavy for a .22LR application. The DIAMOND suppressor is made for HARD .22LR FULL AUTO FIRE, such as from our AM15 or an AM180. Multiple 275 round drums back to back is what the DIAMOND is made for. Its stainless steel construction, incorporating both blast baffles and "K" baffles, along with its custom radially finned exterior, makes it a premium suppressor that delivers drum after drum. Although its weight makes it marginally uncomfortable for traditional .22LR handguns and rifles, for rimfire full auto blasting, the DIAMOND suppressor has no equal for strength, performance and size.|
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Frequently Asked Questions For
TACTICAL INNOVATIONS STRATUS - Premium Lightweight .22LR Suppressor
All Tactical Innovations .22LR suppressors have threaded endcaps to allow the user to disassemble them for cleaning and service. Many manufacturers will claim to have "self cleaning" suppressors or that swishing a solvent in the suppressor will sufficiently clean your suppressor. We all know how dirty .22's are, and suppressors wind up with a lot of that dirt in them as well as an accumulated lead build up each time you fire a round through it. Ultrasonic cleaners will remove the carbon and dirt but WILL NOT remove the lead build up.
There are two different schools of thought on the suppressor cleaning issue. Most users are willing to clean their suppressor as necessary to ensure its long life with no problems while other users never disassemble their unit and attempt to clean it as much as possible by soaking or ultrasonic, without ever disassembling it. If you choose to not disassemble your suppressor, eventually it will get leaded up to the point that it will no longer be functional and disassembly will be difficult to impossible. While its true that you can get away without cleaning a suppressor for a long time (possibly 10's of 1000's of rounds), eventually the lead will get so thick that the bullet will literally have to squeeze through the now undersize hole in the baffle. If you're the kind of shooter that we are, and you want to shoot your suppressor A LOT, we want you to be as happy with your suppressor years down the road as you are with it when you get it. The ability to disassemble the suppressor for cleaning or service without the need to return the suppressor to the manufacturer to have it cut open as required by other manufacturers, is a significant advantage of the Tactical Innovations series of suppressors compared to other manufacturers' offerings.
Since .22LR ammo is not jacketed (the copper coated washed bullets are not the same as a jacketed bullet), you will experience lead buildup in addition to carbon and dirt. Each time you shoot any .22LR ammo, a mist of lead leaves the barrel and when it reaches the colder suppressor, it will instantly harden on the suppressor surface and continually build up. The frequency of cleaning will depend on the ammunition that you shoot, since some are dirtier than others. We suggest that you clean your suppressor the first time after a couple 100 rounds so you'll understand the process before it gets too hard to take it apart. There is no need to clean it any more often than you have to based on your difficulty to disassemble it. Generally 2500 to 3500 rounds has been the preferred cleaning frequency that customers have reported but many customers wait for 5000+ rounds. More frequent cleaning intervals, such as after each use, are not necessary and serve no benefit to the suppressor.
Cleaning without disassembly can easily be accomplished with either an ultrasonic cleaner or simply soak it by immersion in a parts washer. DO NOT USE any cleaner that has ammonia in it since it will disolve your suppressor and baffles causing permanent damage. DO NOT use gasoline or kerosene, since you stand the risk of exploding the suppressor when you next fire it. Drain it completely, wash it out well with water, shake out any excess water, fire a round or 2 to get the remaining water out and then lightly mist spray with non-flamable oil. You'll be able to remove the dirt and carbon using this method but you will not be able to remove the lead.
MY CAP IS STUCK ON MY RIFLE/PISTOL. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
What's happened is one of two things, or probably a combination of the two. If the barrel is on the tight side for the threads and the cap is also on the tight side, both will be in spec but it could be a little tighter than would be optimal. At the same time, when you shoot it, pressure in the suppressor will force lead and carbon into the the threads which will also make it harder to unscrew. A little No-Seize or similar thread paste (common for automotive applications such as exhaust manifold bolts) will fill in the threads and not allow lead and carbon to get into the threads.
The suppressor is designed for USA standard 1/2-28 threads with .400 length of threads. You do not want to use a barrel that has more than .400 length of thread since then the threads will protrude into the suppressor beyond the threaded cap and the threads will quickly become covered with lead and carbon. In order to unscrew the suppressor cap from the barrel, you will have to force the exposed crusty threads through the cap with the cap having to literally cut the lead and carbon off the threads in order for it to unscrew. This is a common occurrence with longer threads such as on an AR15 with a .22 kit and requires a spacer to keep the threads in the cap and not exposed in the suppressor.
The good news is that it does happen occasionally but shouldn't be too hard to remedy. First thing would be to oil the threads between the cap and the barrel and then screw the tube back on tightly and see if that will allow the cap to unscrew. If that does not work, you should be able to unscrew the tube and then wrap a rag around the cap and unscrew it with you hand. If its on tighter than that, then either there is a thread issue or its been on the gun for a long time and has actually gotten soldered to the barrel from lead and carbon from shooting. Next thing to try would be to put a rubber strap wrench on the threads of the cap and then unscrew it. The only alternative if that does not work would be to use vice grips or similar and damage the threads on the cap to get it to unscrew and then we would have to replace the cap and reassemble the suppressor here per ATF regulations.
|HOW TO BUY A SUPPRESSOR|
|SUPPRESSOR PURCHASING REQUIREMENTS|
Most people are not aware that an average citizen can own a machine gun or a suppressor (silencer) by completing the appropriate paperwork and paying the corresponding fees. Here is a summary of the basic requirements for NFA ownership (suppressors or machine guns):
|TOTAL COST FOR NFA PURCHASE|
Everyone wants to know what is the TOTAL Bottom line cost for buying an NFA firearm. Here is our best attempt to give you a total cost. Remember that it will vary by state and local requirements and this list is intended to serve as an estimate, not as an all inclusive list encumpassing every possibility in every situation. Therefore we can not guarantee that your buying experience will work out financially exactly the same.
|NFA TRANSFERS FOR IDAHO RESIDENTS
Given that you can meet the purchasing requirements outlined above, we will receive NFA firearms from out of state dealers and process Form 4 transfers to qualified ID residents for $100 per NFA firearm.
All of our .22LR suppressors are threaded 1/2x28 tpi. One of the advantages of having a threaded muzzle suppressor is that you can easily move it from one threaded gun to another thus maximizing the use of the suppressor. Some firearms, like the Walther P22 and the factory threaded SIG Mosquito are easily adapted for a suppressor by simply installing one of our thread adapters which require no gunsmithing or machine work. Other firearms, like a Ruger 10/22, you can simply swap the barrel for one of ours that are already professionally threaded, for not much more than a CNC barrel threading job would cost with shipping each way.
For other firearms, the barrel would need to be threaded correctly. The firm that threads the barrel should have previous experience in barrel threading. It is our recommendation that you don't have "a friend" experiment on your barrel for his first attempt using a 1926 flat belt lathe that he has to dust off to use. One the barrel is threaded incorrectly, it can not be "re-done". The barrel would have to be cut and threaded shorter which often is not possible since the new length would then be less than the 16.0" required for a rifle per ATF regulations. Improper threading could also result in damage to the suppressor, such as baffle and endcap strikes.
Before you thread (or have a barrel threaded), you should make your machinist aware of the following guidelines (in no particular order):
1. If possible, it should be CNC threaded and not done on a manual lathe since the CNC will not give you the wasted clearance groove at the shoulder.
2. If you have to do it manually, the clearance groove should be as minimal as possible and not .125. A clearance groove of .093 or LESS is preferable (since you only have .400 of thread, you don't want to waste 25% of it on a clearance groove).
3. The thread should be 1/2 x 28 tpi and it should be verified on certified go / no-go ring gauges.
4. You should have .400 length of thread from the shoulder, nothing longer.
5. The shoulder should be .600 OD and must be square and perpendicular.
6. The thread must be concentric to the ID bore. The barrel should be turned on centers since the bore is never concentric with the OD of the barrel.
7. A thread protector should be installed to make sure that the threads are not damaged when not in use.
8. If possible, its advantageous for the firm doing the threading to have the endcap so that they can verify that the fit between the barrel and the cap are a perfect match.
9. The barrel material should be steel. Barrels that are carbon fiber or other plastics do not hold up well for threading.
10. Multiple adapters will increase the angular error and increase the probability of a baffle strike.
11. You will NOT be able to determine if the barrel is threaded correctly by dropping a cleaning rod in it, looking down it, etc. If your accuracy is way off, most likely the bullet it rubbing the endcap on the way out of the suppressor due to an alignment issue.
12. We do not thread barrels (other than CZ 75 Kadet handgun barrels). Please do not send us your gun or your barrel. We will ship it back at your expense without threading it. For threading, any machine shop or local gunsmith, as well as a variety of firms that advertise on the internet, should be able to provide you with a professional threading job at a reasonable price.
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