Hold on to your hats, .22LR enthusiasts: what could be the world’s smallest suppressor will be hitting stores soon. GSL Technology, a company headed by former Gemtech President and product designer Greg Latka will be releasing a new can dubbed the “Pill Box”. It was named so because essentially that’s how big the suppressor is, and it was in fact designed by Latka himself for Gemtech, at the request of a clandestine military group. Due to the hush-hush nature (pun not intended) of the organization that commissioned the Pill Box and its application, it was never released for sale to the public… until its up-and-coming release.
The Pill Box in its current state is astonishingly simple and effective for muffling .22LR pistols, even a Ruger American Rimfire with a 16-inch barrel. Instead of baffles, the Pill Box uses a single wipe, which can be replaced after it’s worn out. You can see a demo of how well it cuts down the noise of a Ruger American Rimfire here. On the video, you can hear how much of a difference the Pill Box makes on the discharge report of the bolt gun; ironically, when used on a .22 Beretta Bobcat, the sound doesn’t seem to be reduced as much. The reviewer explains that the noise mostly comes out of the breech.
While we have yet to know an exact released date, the Pill Box is expected to have an MSRP of $285. At that price, combined with amazing portability and easy replacement of a single wipe after you’ve put it through its paces, the Pill Box looks like a really promising purchase for .22LR shooters.