First Look: FN America Catch 22 Ti Suppressor

by Braxton Taylor

FN America is releasing the new FN Catch 22Ti, the company’s first rimfire suppressor and the follow on to the FN Rush 9Ti suppressor released in 2022. The rimfire Catch 22 Ti is a lightweight, durable and quiet suppressor that is optimized for use with rimfire pistols such as the FN 502 Tactical.

“With the successful release of the 9mm Rush 9Ti last year, tackling the rimfire category is the next logical step as we expand our suppressor lineup and develop accessories that enhance our suppressor-ready firearms,” said Chris Cole, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for FN America. “The FN Catch 22 Ti is an extremely small and tough rimfire suppressor with very effective sound reduction and impressive reliability given the wide variety of .22 ammunition. While it delivers all these benefits to shooters in a compact and lightweight package, it’s also a blast when paired with an FN 502 Tactical.”    

Reliability was a key performance metric in the development of the suppressor, given the wide variability that is common with .22 caliber ammunition. The Catch 22 Ti was subjected to an rigorous endurance testing paired with the FN 502 Tactical and other .22-caliber firearms along with a variety of common rimfire ammunition loads to ensure functionality with the diverse range of rimfire products on the market today.

“During testing, FN ran the FN 502 Tactical suppressed with the FN Catch 22Ti to very high round counts, stopping only to perform routine cleaning and lubrication along the way,” said John Ryan, Director of Product Management for FN America. “The combination ran flawlessly from start to finish with zero malfunctions, which speaks volumes about the robust design of the Catch 22.”

The pairing of the FN 502 Tactical with the Catch 22 Ti produces a reduced sound signature that improves the shooting experience and is especially notable when paired with supersonic ammunition. The usual crack that is heard during unsuppressed fire is all but eliminated and the loudest sound that can be heard is the impact of the bullet on a steel target downrange.

“While we don’t publish decibel reduction ratings for our suppressors due to the variability in sound capture methods, meters and ammunition types, multiple sound tests prove the FN Catch 22 Ti is extremely effective in reducing the report of .22LR and other rimfire loads,” said Rich Spalla, Suppressors Product Manager for FN America. “When we compare Catch 22 Ti head-to-head with all other rimfire suppressors, sound reduction performance puts the newest FN suppressor at the top of its class, suppressing the signature high-pitched crack.”

The Catch 22 Ti weighs approximately 5 ounces and is 5.25 inches in length, with a titanium-hybrid construction that is similar to the Rush 9Ti. There is a titanium tube with a robust Cerkote coating rated for high temperatures, with a stainless-steel blast baffle tempered for heat resistance and an aircraft-grade aluminum baffle stack. FN include a tool for quick removal of the end cap and baffle stack for cleaning and maintenance.

The Catch 22 Ti mounts securely to almost any platform via the 1/2×28-inch threads and is rated for rimfire firearms chambered in .22LR, .22 Mag, .22 WMR and .17 HMR.

FN America Catch 22 Ti Specifications:

  • Caliber Rating: .22LR, .22 Mag, .22 WMR and .17 HMR.
  • Overall Length: 5.25 inches
  • Tube Diameter: 1.12 inches
  • Weight: Approximately 5 ounces
  • Mount: 1/2×28 TPI
  • Included end cap/front cap assembly tool
  • Titanium tube, high-heat stainless steel blast baffle, aircraft-grade aluminum baffle stack
  • Available in Flat Dark Earth or Black HT Cerakote

For more information on the Catch 22 Ti rimfire suppressor or other products from FN America, visit fnamerica.com.   

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