TESTED: Hollywood Quiet Suppressor from Silencer Central – The BANISH 22

Suppressed rimfire is just plain fun! Today we’re trying the BANISH 22 from Silencer Central.


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About the BANISH 22

We’ve tested a majority of the BANISH Suppressor lineup including the BANISH 223, BANISH 30, BANISH 30 Gold (coming soon!), BANISH 46 and BANISH Backcountry.

The full titanium construction BANISH 22 works for .22 caliber and smaller (.22 Hornet, .17 HMR, 5.7×28) and is truly “Hollywood Quiet.” It is Silencer Central’s quietest rimfire suppressor and doesn’t require any special cleaning tools.

The 1” Whisper Tech tube has 8 baffles within its 5 ⅜” length. It weighs only 4.4 ounces and has a ½ x 28 thread pitch. For extra fun, it’s full-auto rated and comes with a lifetime warranty. Also, it’s made in the USA!

From Silencer Central

The BANISH 22 suppressor is designed for use with rimfire pistols and rifles chambered in .22 caliber and smaller. This includes .22 Hornet, .17HMR, and even 5.7×28. It’s even rated for full-auto!

Using 1/2×28 threads for direct attachment, the BANISH 22 is made of lightweight titanium, weighs just 4.1oz, is 1” in diameter, and only 5 ⅜” long. This means you’ll barely even notice that the BANISH 22 is on the end of your gun – except when it comes to sound reduction.

Tests have shown that the BANISH 22 brings sound down to about 120 decibels, which is just 10 decibels more than a BB-gun. Essentially, this is as close to “Hollywood quiet” as you can get.

Since rimfire ammo uses projectiles that are not jacketed, lead buildup and carbon fouling are a real concern in a rimfire silencer. Over time without cleaning, it’s possible for a .22 suppressor to completely fill with lead and carbon, rendering it ineffective for sound suppression and adding considerable weight.

The BANISH 22 was designed specifically to maximize your time shooting and minimize your time cleaning. Inside the tube are eight baffles that are engineered for a precise fit to keep lead debris and carbon buildup at an absolute minimum. This prevents the debris and buildup from reaching the tube, which causes components to fuse together.

Once disassembled, cleaning couldn’t be simpler: toss the baffles in a tumbler, ultrasonic cleaner, or use good, old-fashioned elbow grease.

With indexing lines on each baffle for easy realignment and reassembly, the BANISH 22 is the only rimfire silencer on the market that is user-serviceable from both ends.

If you’re looking for the perfect first-time silencer purchase, the BANISH 22 is a great option. It’s ideal for varmint shooting, small game hunting, target practice, and more.

What’s in the Box

The can itself comes with an end cap tool, printed material and a sticker. The direct thread mount screws off and the baffles are easily removed after taking off the cap with the included tool.


For testing we have two very different firearms: the Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact and the Anschutz 1710 Competition. I took both of these out in the snow for some action on D-M steel targets. These targets are incredibly sturdy and have a great sound. 

I was very impressed that the 4.4 ounce BANISH 22 didn’t change the handling or functionality of the M&P 22 Compact.

I didn’t even notice it was there and had zero malfunctions once I found what ammo it liked. (Surprisingly, the pistol had issues with Lapua Center-X but not with Remington gold.) The 1710 competition was easy and fun to shoot as well. I did some offhand and tripod shooting in the industrial yard. 

The BANISH 22 suppresses both recoil and sound, though recoil isn’t a big concern with .22 LR. I especially enjoyed the experience of hearing the targets ring without needing hearing protection, though that’s a level of risk you need to evaluate for yourself. 


In my opinion, a rimfire suppressor is a fun and practical addition to any collection – both for plinking and pest control. 

Get the Gear

Purchase the BANISH 22 directly from Silencer Central.

Silencer Central has pioneered the Silence Made Simple program. Once you pick out a silencer from Silencer Central, they handle the paperwork, set up a trust, and send the suppressor to your door at no extra cost. 

Find the Anschutz 1710 Competition at Creedmoor Sports

Order a variety of steel targets from D-M Targets!

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