Clay Tours Tactical Solutions! The Rimfire Experts of the West

Going behind the scenes is always a learning experience, and a good time to boot.

It is always nice to see products made in the USA, not just packaged here. So when the chance emerged to take a tour of Tactical Solutions’ manufacturing facility here in Boise, Idaho, of course, I was all in.

Tactical Solutions aka Tac Sol is a serious player in the rimfire arena. If you have ever gone looking for parts to make your 10/22 or Buckmark not suck, odds are you know who they are.

Barrels of fun!  LOL.

Seriously though, you should look to Tac Sol for all your Rimfire needs.

I bought my first Tac Sol 10/22 barrel years before I ever moved next door to them, both to cut weight and suppress my rifle. One of Tactical Solutions hottest products, for rifles and pistols, is a fluted aluminum barrel with a steel sleeve. The aluminum provides rigidity without much weight, while the steel sleeve offers the same long life as any other barrel.

Tactical Solutions is based in Boise, Idaho.  My backyard.

SEE ALSO: Swap the Barrel on Your Browning Buck Mark with a Tactical Solutions Trail Lite

That isn’t all they make, though. From full rifles built on their famous X-Ring receiver to parts to make your .22 look like a space gun, they do it all. And they build all of it right here. in America with American materials and American workers.

You won’t find glassy-eyed burger flippers running quarter million dollar CNC machines.  The employees at Tac Sol do their job with purpose and passion.  And the results speak for themselves.  We all know how well Chinese gun parts work. Belay that. Those of us that have had to buy parts twice know how well Chinese parts work.

A perfect pack gun.

Assembles in a snap.

If you have a rimfire of any description, Tac Sol is worth checking out. They might even have a solution to a problem you didn’t know you had.  A more perfect way to approach rimfire shooting.

Tac Sol’s X-Ring receiver.

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About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • August Bender April 2, 2018, 8:53 am

    Tactical Solutions makes some great products. I have one of their steel lined aluminum barrels for my Browning Buckmark target pistol, including a lightweight aluminum compensator. I use the pistol for competitive speed shooting events. I recently bought the Kestrel AR-22 pistol and it is really cool. It’s very nicely made, but for a $995 gun it should have a better trigger. It has a generic trigger such as would be found on a $500 AR-15 rifle. The trigger pull is stiff, gritty and breaks at 5 or 6 pounds. I ordered a Timney Calvin Elite trigger assembly with 1.5 lb. pull for the pistol. That should make it just about perfect.

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