CMMG has finally released a .22LR rimfire version of their popular CCMG Banshee rifle/pistol rigs. The new CMMG 22LR Banshee is stated to be the shortest Banshee made available to date. The .22LR Banshee will also come in several different configurations with different end caps and QD sling options. Full details below in the press release from CMMG.
CMMG Announces New .22LR Banshee – Shortest Banshee Yet!
Boonville, MO – CMMG® is proud to introduce the shortest and most compact BANSHEE™ to date. This new line-up is chambered in .22LR and features a capped lower receiver with no buffer tube (receiver extension).
This ultra-compact BANSHEE is made possible by CMMG’s new .22LR End Cap – which is a new way to transform your .22LR AR15 build. The .22LR End Cap is the perfect accessory that shortens your .22LR AR15 by replacing the need for a receiver extension and buffer assembly. The .22LR End Cap is compatible with all CMMG .22LR AR Conversion Kits, as well as any AR15 that uses a dedicated CMMG .22LR bolt carrier group and barrel.
The .22LR End Cap is available in two variations: standard, with a smooth exterior and CMMG logo (.22LR End Cap LOGO), and QD (quick-detach), which has an attachment point machined into the exterior for attaching a QD sling. Installing the .22LR End Cap is made easy by securing the .22LR End Cap on the back of the lower receiver with a 3/8” hex wrench, in lieu of the buffer tube.
The .22LR End Cap with CMMG logo can be purchased separately for $24.95 and the QD End Cap for $29.95.
BANSHEE lower groups and complete BANSHEE .22LR pistols are offered with the .22 LR End Cap preinstalled: the BANSHEE 100 Series comes with the .22 LR End Cap LOGO and the BANSHEE 200 and 300 Series come with the QD End Cap. MSRP on the complete BANSHEE pistols range from $799.95 to $1,024.95.
For more information on the .22LR End Cap and all BANSHEE models, please visit www.CMMGinc.com.
The new .22LR Banshee will come in several different Cerakote finishes so you’re spoiled for choice in terms of appearance. As with any CMMG product, you’re going to be paying quite a bit more for the new configuration but I think that the price is well justified as I personally believe CMMG makes a quality and reliable product.