A guy that I go ground rat shooting with has a 26 inch barrel on a TC encore with a suppressor. It has recoil similar to a 22LR and is very quiet.
but the can take for ever. I am starting on month 4 of waiting for my first suppressor.
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.
all 26 of my guns are 45/70 govt, 357 mag, 22 or 12 ga... I believe in keeping it simple. Wish my wife did as well...