Pasadena Texas Shooting Dentist

Dr. Nugent shooting a Suppressed .22 Ruger

Suppressors (commonly called Silencers) are legal to own in most free states. God Bless Texas!


The Ruger 22/45 comes in many configurations. I opted to get the Ruger that has a threaded barrel and a Picatinny rail. This allowed me to easily screw on my SilencerCo Sparrow .22 suppressor and to put a Burris Fast Fire II red dot on the pistol.

From Ruger:

“Classic Feel, Modern Design. No other 22 LR pistol provides the feel of the classic 1911 pistol with the proven reliability and value of the Ruger® 22/45™ pistols. The perfect trainer, it allows for low-cost practice and provides shooters with the familiar and preferred grip shape and feel of the famous 1911 45 caliber pistol.

In addition to the identical grip angles, the 22/45 features the same fire control locations (manual safeties, magazine releases and bolt hold-opens) as the 1911, making them perfect for 45 caliber shooters looking for an affordable way to train. Also perfect for plinking, target shooting, and small game hunting, the 22/45 is available in a variety of configurations and barrel lengths, each with the same trusted reliability that Ruger has delivered since 1949.”

It is a super fun gun to shoot suppressed. You do not have to wear any hearing protection. On this video the bullet impacting the steel plates is way louder that the sound from the pistol.

About Dr. Nugent:

Dr. Nugent is a Family Dentist in  Pasadena, Texas. He focuses on Family, Cosmetic, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. He is a member at PSC gun range and is a TSRA Life Member and a NRA Benefactor Member.