Troy Defense Mark III Covert Approach Pistol (CAP MkIII) Suppressed .22LR Pistol for Military Special Operations, Clandestine Operations…and Ultra-Quiet Civilian Tactical Plinking!

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By David Crane
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March 11, 2013

Military Special Operations Forces (SOF) sometimes need to take people and/or animals out real quiet-like. That's where suppressed weapons come in. Troy Defense builds one of these weapons using the Ruger Mark III .22LR pistol as a base gun and adding their own suppressor. They're calling it the Troy Defense Mark III Covert Approach Pistol, and it was shown at SHOT Show 2013.

The Troy Mark III Covert Approach Pistol is essentially a suppressed Ruger MkIII pistol with 21st-century features, including a Mil-Std-1913 "Picatinny" rail for mounting tactical lights and lasers. The gun is essentially a modern Hushpuppy-type anti-personnel/anti-K-9 (dog) pistol designed specifically for military Special Operations and clandestine ops–and the best part is the base pistol is proven over many years of production. Obviously, DefenseReview (DR) would really like to run one of these at the range. Suppressed .22LR pistols are always a lot of fun, especially since you don't even need hearing protection with subsonic ammo (Although we still advise our readers to wear hearing protection at all times on the range. Remember, there are probably other shooters out there, too!).

Although it's not apparent from demo pistol in the video, below, the CAP Mark III will also come with a top rail for mounting combat optics.

Once you have the gun, .22LR ammo is relatively cheap, no small thing considering current ammo prices. Speaking of ammo, CAP MkIII can handle high-velocity rounds and is reliable with subsonic ammo. 

The Troy CAP MkIII suppressed .22LR pistol is available in coyote tan or black finish.

The following information on the pistol comes directly from the Troy Industries website:

"The utterly reliable and concealable Mark III pistol has evolved into the ultimate covert approach pistol by incorporating Troy’s™ new integrated sound suppressor and tactical features. While acting as a sound suppression device, the Troy™ suppressor also virtually eliminates flash for the perfect covert action pistol. The ability to use a variety of different ammunition from sub-sonic to hi-velocity hollow point, make the C.A.P Mark III the perfect stealth solution. The tactical MARK III C.A.P. features an Armored Reflex Reticle, and aggressive muzzle glass breaks.

All NFA rules apply
FFL Required
Patent Pending

Made in the U.S.A. *Lifetime limited warranty, see for details.
Our Price: $995.00
Product Code: SPIS-MK3-B0BT-XX"

Company Contact Info:

Troy Defense / Troy Industries
Phone: 413-788-4214
Sales: 413-788-6412
Fax: 413-788-4212
Website 1:
Website 2:

Sturm Ruger & Co., Inc.
411 Sunapee Street
Newport, NH 03773
Telephone: 603-865-2442
Fax: 603-863-6165
Email Contact Form:

Sturm Ruger & Co., Inc.
200 Ruger Road
Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: 928-541-8892
Fax: 928-541-8835
Email Contact Form:

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