PALADIN ARMORY

Manufacturer of Custom Firearms and Suppressors

P.O. Box 225   Elliston,  MT  59728

Phone 406-492-4570

e-mail: paladin@paladinarmory.com

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INTEGRALLY SUPPRESSED RIFLES AND SUPPRESSED BARRELS

NOTE: Prices quoted do not include Federal Transfer Tax or any applicable state sales tax

PAT and PATS Ruger 10/22 Target PACK and PACKS Ruger 10/22 Combo Kit
PAS & PASS Ruger 10/22 Barrels HARPO II and HARPOS II Ruger 10/22
CLANDESTINE II & CLANDESTINES II Ruger 10/22 Barrels OUTBACK Ruger takedown 1022 SBR & suppressor
SHADOW Suppressed Ruger 10/22 SBR SNIPER Savage MK II Series
HUNTER II Savage 64BTV NIMROD II Marlin 795
ORION II Marlin XT22VR COVERT Marlin 70PSS "Papoose"
AIR COMMANDO Henry AR-7 ARTEMIS Remington 597-HB

 

PAT Target $785 Retail

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PATS Target Stainless $815 Retail (shown with optional Hogue stock)

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Our Model PAT and PATS target rifles are unique in appearance because they don't look like suppressed rifles!  Externally identical to the standard Ruger 10/22T and K10/22T, they retain the beautiful hammer-forged barrels and rugged laminated stocks of the originals.  OPTIONS include matching 4x32 scope, rings, and base; Hogue rubber-coated stock; or Butler Creek bipod stock (visit our OPTIONS page for a complete list).  The rifles are extremely accurate and will function reliably with all types of ammunition.  Lead bullets are acceptable, though metal plated or lightly waxed bullets will create less fouling.  Quietest performance is achieved with subsonic or standard velocity ammunition, but high velocity loads may go supersonic, creating a loud sonic crack.  In all cases sound reduction is on par with any other suppressed .22 rifle on the market.  The noise generated is similar to that of a BB gun or air rifle, depending upon the type of ammunition used.  Cleaning is easily accomplished and suppressor disassembly only requires a 1/4" Allen wrench.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

We also can convert a customer provided Ruger 10/22T or K1022T barrel, starting at $475 for the PAT configuration, and $525 for the PATS configuration.  Prices include return shipping to your dealer, but do not include the Federal Transfer Tax.

 

PACK Combo Kit $800 Retail

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PACKS Combo Kit Stainless $860 Retail

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Our Model PACK and PACKS combo kit carbines offer you the best deal in suppressed .22 rifles because each carbine comes complete with two barrels and two stocks.  You can quickly configure them as heavy barreled suppressed rifles for match work and plinking; or switch them back to standard iron-sighted carbines for those locales where suppressed hunting or possession is restricted.  OPTIONS include matching 4x32 scope, rings, and base, Hogue rubber-coated stock, or Butler Creek synthetic stock (select OPTIONS to view these accessories).  With suppressed barrels attached, the rifles are extremely accurate and will function reliably with all types of ammunition.  Lead bullets are acceptable, though metal plated or lightly waxed bullets will create less fouling.  Quietest performance is achieved with subsonic or standard velocity ammunition, but high velocity loads may go supersonic, creating a loud sonic crack.  In all cases sound reduction is on par with any other suppressed .22 rifle on the market.  The noise generated is similar to that of a BB gun or air rifle, depending upon the type of ammunition used.  Cleaning is easily accomplished and suppressor disassembly only requires a 1/4" Allen wrench.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.
 

PAS blued suppressed barrel ($525 Retail) or PASS Stainless Suppressed barrel ($575 Retail)

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Our Model PAS and PASS .920" diameter heavy match suppressed barrels are for people who want to suppress their own 10/22s.  Please note, if you do not already possess a target stock designed to accept a .920" bull barrel, you will need to get one (to order it with the suppressor, select OPTIONS).  You can attach the suppressed barrel and stock yourself in under five minutes and switch back and forth between configurations.  With the PAS or PASS attached to your rifle, you will have an accurate and quiet firearm.  Use of lead bullets is acceptable, though metal plated or lightly waxed bullets will create less fouling.  Quietest performance is achieved with match, subsonic, or standard velocity ammunition, as most high velocity loads will remain transonic and could produce a noticeable sonic crack.  In all cases sound reduction is on par with any other suppressed .22 rifle on the market.  The noise generated is similar to that of a BB gun or air rifle, depending upon the type of ammunition used.  Disassembly and cleaning are easily accomplished with a 1/4" Allen wrench.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

We also can convert a customer provided unfluted 1022 or K1022 .920" bull barrel, starting at $475 for the PAS configuration, and $525 for the PASS configuration.  Prices include return shipping to your dealer, but do not include the Federal Transfer Tax.

 

 

HARPO II suppressor and rifle (not shown) $875 Retail

HARPOS II stainless suppressor and rifle (scope not included) $875 Retail

(Back by popular demand in an improved model)

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The HARPO II and HARPOS II respectively, are built on Ruger 10/22 and K10/22 actions.  Named in honor of the Greek God of Silence, Harpocrates, these are the quietest semiautomatic rifles we build.  The factory barrel is sleeved and ported to allow gas bleed early in the suppression process.  This reduces gas pressure, preventing most high velocity cartridges from going transonic or supersonic.  Use of lead bullets is acceptable, though metal plated or lightly waxed bullets will create less fouling.  Quietest performance is achieved with subsonic or standard velocity ammunition, but most high velocity loads also will remain subsonic (Warning: Hypervelocity rounds such as CCI Stinger may still produce a loud sonic crack).  In all cases sound reduction is on par with any other suppressed .22 rifle on the market.  The noise generated is similar to that of a BB gun or air rifle, depending upon the type of ammunition used.  The suppressor can be fitted with an optional cutoff sleeve ($100) to close the gas bleed ports for those times when the extra velocity is desired.  The suppressor tube and baffle insert can be removed for cleaning using a 1/4" Allen wrench.  The rifle comes standard with either a black synthetic or laminated stock, depending upon availability.  An optional 4x32 scope with ring mounts and base is available at our OPTIONS page.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

 

 

CLANDESTINE II blued suppressed barrel ($675 Retail) or CLANDESTINES II Stainless Suppressed barrel ($675 Retail)

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Our Model CLANDESTINE and stainless CLANDESTINES 1" diameter ported and suppressed barrels are for people who want to suppress their own 10/22s.  The barrel is sleeved and ported to allow gas bleed early in the suppression process.  This reduces gas pressure, preventing most high velocity cartridges from going supersonic.  Accuracy remains unaffected. The suppressor can be fitted with an optional cutoff sleeve ($100) to close the gas bleed ports for those times when the extra velocity is desired.  With the suppressed barrel attached to your rifle, you will have an accurate and quiet firearm.  Use of lead bullets is acceptable, though metal plated, lightly waxed bullets will create less fouling.  Quietest performance is achieved with subsonic or standard velocity ammunition, but most high velocity loads also will remain subsonic (Warning: Hypervelocity rounds such as CCI Stinger may still produce a loud sonic crack).  In all cases sound reduction is on par with any other suppressed .22 rifle on the market.  The noise generated is similar to that of a BB gun or air rifle, depending upon the type of ammunition used.  Disassembly and cleaning are easily accomplished with a 1/4" Allen wrench.

Please note, if you do not already possess a target stock designed to accept a .920" bull barrel, you will need to get one (to order it with the suppressor, select OPTIONS).  The barrel channel in the stock will need to be enlarged to accept the 1" diameter suppressor.  If purchasing the stock from us, we provide this service free of charge.  You can attach the suppressed barrel and stock yourself in under five minutes and switch back and forth between configurations.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

We also can convert a customer provided Ruger 10/22 or K1022 barrel, starting at $650 for either the CLANDESTINE II or CLANDESTINES II configuration.  Price includes return shipping to your dealer, but does not include the Federal Transfer Tax.

 

OUTBACK short barrel rifle ($750 Retail) and suppressor ($450 Retail)

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Our Outback short barrel rifle (SBR) and detachable suppressor system is composed of a Ruger 10/22 takedown carbine with a shortened 12" barrel, threaded to accept both a removable backup front sight/thread protector and lightweight STEALTH-D suppressor.  Quietest performance is achieved with match, subsonic, or standard velocity ammunition, as most high velocity loads will remain transonic and could produce a noticeable sonic crack.  The suppressor can be disassembled for cleaning.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

We also can convert a customer provided Ruger 10/22 takedown carbine for $425.  Price does not include the suppressor or $200 Federal Transfer Tax for the SBR.  If being returned directly to owner, please add $200 to cover the Federal Transfer Tax.

SHADOW suppressed short barrel rifle (shown with optional 4x scope) $1200 Retail

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The  SHADOW is a suppressed Ruger 10/22 short barrel rifle.  The gas bleed system can be adjusted from fully closed to fully open to accommodate a wider range of ammo choices and sound suppression levels.  A skeleton stock and high capacity magazine come with the rifle.  Suppressor disassembly and cleaning are easily accomplished with a 1/4" Allen wrench. Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

Note this firearm requires payment of two Federal Transfer Taxes, one for the short barrel rifle, and the other for the suppressor.   

 

SNIPER

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Basic SNIPER shown with optional front swivel mount Picatinny rail, quick-detach Rotapod RBA, Harris HBRMS bipod, S-lever lock, and BSA 4-16 x 40 scope

 

SNIPER $700 Retail

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The basic SNIPER suppressed barrel is mounted on a Savage Mark II-FV bolt action .22 rifles.  Like its name implies, this rifle is very accurate.  Its also the quietest suppressed firearm we make.  Barely a whisper is heard when it fires.  This is due to the lack of mechanical noise and back pressure associated with the operation of semiautomatic suppressed firearms.  The suppressor is internal and does not require removal for cleaning.  An optional 4x32 scope with ring mounts and base is available.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

 

 

SNIPER-L (Savage MKII-BV with laminate stock, internally suppressed, scope not included) $750 Retail

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SNIPER-TH (Savage MKII-BTV with laminate thumbhole stock, internally suppressed) $780 Retail

 

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SNIPER-THS (Savage MKII-BTVS with laminate synthetic stock and stainless steel, internally suppressed) $825 Retail

 

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SNIPER-P (Savage MKII-FVT with peep target iron sights, synthetic stock, internally suppressed) $800 Retail

 

 

HUNTER II (scope and rings included) $700 Retail

The HUNTER II suppressed barrel is mounted on a Savage 64 FVXP semiautomatic .22 rifle.  It  is more economically priced than the suppressed Ruger 10/22 series, yet sound suppression and accuracy are on par with it.  The rifle functions with all types of .22 ammunition and will not crack supersonic with subsonic ammo and most standard velocity or target ammo.  The suppressor is internal and does not require removal for cleaning.  The rifle comes with a two-piece Weaver type base and 4x32 scope with ring mounts.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

 

NIMROD II (shown with optional 4x scope) $750 Retail

NIMRODS II stainless version (not shown) $775 Retail

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Mounted on a Marlin 795 semiautomatic .22 carbine, the NIMROD II uses a sleeved barrel which is ported to allow gas to bleed early in the suppression process.  This reduces gas pressure, preventing most high velocity cartridges from going transonic or supersonic.  It also is available with the option to open or close the gas bleedoff ports. This handy combination incorporates our smallest and lightest internal suppression system in its 18" barrel.  Despite its size, the NIMROD is both quiet and accurate with a wide range of ammunition.  The suppressor tube can be removed for cleaning.  An optional 4x32 scope with ring mounts is available. 

 

ORION II $625 Retail

 

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The ORION II is a suppressed barrel mounted on a seven-shot bolt action Marlin XT-22VR rifle.  Standard Marlin features include an ergonomically designed black synthetic stock, stippled pistol grip with palm swell, beaver tail forend, thumb activated safety, Pro-Fire™ adjustable trigger, blued heavy varmint barrel with Micro-GrooveŽ rifling (16-grooves), swivel studs, grooved receiver for scope mount, drilled & tapped receiver, rear & front scope bases.  This rifle is as accurate and quiet as our SNIPER model.  The suppressor does not require removal for cleaning.

 

COVERT (shown with optional 4x scope) $900 Retail

 

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The  COVERT is a suppressed Marlin Model 70PSS "Papoose" stainless takedown rifle that comes with a soft zipper case.   It is comparable in size and performance to the suppressed AIR COMMANDO (Henry AR-7).  The suppressed stainless barrel can be removed for ease of cleaning.  An optional 4x32 scope with ring mounts is available.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

We also can convert a customer provided Marlin 70PSS for $650.  Price includes return shipping to your dealer and dealer fee, but does not include the Federal Transfer Tax.

 

 

AIR COMMANDO (shown with optional 4x scope and mount) $725 Retail (silver finish not currently available)

AIR COMMANDO suppressed barrel only, $500 Retail

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The  AIR COMMANDO is a Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle rifle that comes with both the original barrel and a suppressed .22 barrel.  It is comparable in size and performance to the suppressed COVERT (Marlin 70PSS).  The suppressed barrel can be removed for ease of cleaning.  An optional 4x32 scope with ring mounts is available.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

 

 

ARTEMIS $700 Retail

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The ARTEMIS suppressed barrel is mounted on a Remington 597-HB .22 rifle.  It is comparable in size and performance to the PAT (Ruger 10/22T), only more economically priced.  The suppressor does not require removal for cleaning.  An optional 4x32 scope with ring mounts is available.  Dealers, please send us your signed FFL for a price quote.

We also can convert customer provided Remington 597-HB for $550.  Price includes return shipping to your dealer, but do not include the Federal Transfer Tax.

 

                         

 

MEASURING THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE

WARNING!  Determining the effectiveness of a suppressor is one part science, one part art, and one part PR (or BS, depending upon your viewpoint).  If math bores you or gives you a headache, then you may want to skip the next few paragraphs.  If you are glutton for punishment, or really want to understand some of the voodoo and incantations associated with sound pressure measurements, then read on.  For those of you with an advanced appreciation of mathematics and physics, the author must apologize in advance for keeping the following explanations simple and incomplete. Now for the hard part. 

The standard unit of measurement for sound pressure level (loudness) is the decibel (dB, or 1/10th of a bel).  The term bel, and by extension, the decibel, was created in the 1920s by engineers at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, and named in honor of the father of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell.  Essentially, it was the renaming of a unit of measure previously developed and refined over the years for the purpose of determining the lowest audible reduction in sound the average human ear could detect through a telephone line.  The longer a telephone line is, and the more switches the signal passed through, the greater the detectable loss of sound, so the decibel proved to be a useful measurement for determining the efficiency of lines and switches, as well as the power levels required to keep a sound reasonably audible.  As a result, decibels are used in other branches of science, most notably electronics, but for our purposes this discussion is limited to its application in acoustics. 

The decibel is a representation of the ratio of the intensity of a sound to a stated baseline reference, and therefore can be subjective.  That is, whatever sound is used to form the baseline reference also determines the resulting decibel readings.  If a whisper forms the baseline reference, the dB reading for a shotgun muzzle blast will be higher than if a Tarzan yell forms the baseline reference.  Fortunately, a standard sound pressure level of .0002 microbar (or 20 micropascals if you prefer), is the accepted standard for 0 dB.  A "bar" approximates the atmospheric pressure on Earth at sea level, and a microbar is one millionth of a bar.  Micropascals are equivalent but much smaller units of measure (one bar equals 100 billion micropascals).   Although the decibel has never been standardized by the International Committee for Weights and Measures, it remains in common use by the manufacturers of sound measuring devices.  All else being equal, differences in any readings obtained by each device most likely can be attributed to calibration errors or manufacturing quality variances.        

Because it is a ratio, the decibel is expressed as a logarithm.  You may recall from grade school math that a logarithm is represented as an exponent (the raised number) of another number (called the base), such as in the following example where the base number is 2.

22 = 2×2 = 4      23 = 2×2×2 = 8      24 = 2×2×2×2 = 16     25 = 2×2×2×2×2 = 32...........210 = 2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2×2 = 1024

In the preceding example, 22 is the logarithm for the value 4, just as 210 is the logarithm for the value 1024.  Note the great difference in actual values these two logarithms represent.  The last one is not simply five times larger than the first one, it is 512 times larger.  So as a logarithm increases arithmetically (2, 3, 4, 5...10), its value grows exponentially (in this example, 4, 8, 16, 32...1024). 

If we use a larger base value, such as 10 (which just happens to be the base value of bels and decibels), the differences are far more dramatic.

102 = 10×10 = 100      103 = 10×10×10 = 1000      104 = 10×10×10×10 = 10,000     105 = 10×10×10×10×10 = 100,000...........1010 = 10×10×10×10×10×10×10×10×10×10 = 10,000,000,000

The following table is an example comparing dB levels from 0 to 100 with their equivalent values expressed as power ratios and amplitude ratios (measure of proportional change in sound wave pressure).              

dB power ratio amplitude ratio (proportional change in sound wave pressure)
100 10,000,000,000x 100,000
90 1,000,000,000x 31620
80 100,000,000x 10,000
70 10,000,000x 3162
60 1,000,000x 1000
50 100,000x 316.2
40 10,000x 100
30 1000x 31.62
20 100x 10
10 10x 3.162
0 1x 1

Since firearms create sound pressures well above 100 dB, the raw numbers would become quite huge if the dB scale wasn't applied.   The threshold for permanent hearing damage is generally considered to be 120 dB (one trillion times greater than 0 dB), so dropping a firearm's report below this number is sometime seen as the Holy Grail of sound suppressors.  Of course, it isn't really all that simple.  Other factors come into play such as the frequency range involved and the duration of the sound pressure.  The latter is of importance because one sound pressure may be perceived as being louder than another simply because it has a greater duration, regardless of the actual dB reading.  A 135 dB sound that lasts a microsecond is likely to be perceived as quieter than a 130 dB sound that lasts a half second.  Interpreting dB values can be further confusing because, even though a single dB number increase corresponds to a logarithmic increase, at the extreme pressure ranges involved,  the human ear is not always able to detect these changes.  On average, a firearm's sound pressure must drop 6 dB before the change is detected by the human ear.  Even if the subjective human factor is eliminated, test results by "impartial" scientific analysis can be affected by many factors, including test location (indoor range, wooded area, open field), ambient temperature, ammunition selection, type of firearm, barrel length, placement of the microphone, or brand, model, and calibration of the acoustic measuring device.  In the final analysis, raw data, testimonials, recorded video, or sound demonstrations are not conclusive evidence of suppressor performance.  But short of being there and shooting the suppressor yourself, they may be all you have to go on.

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