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SilencerCo Releases First-Ever 50-State-Legal Suppressed Muzzleloader

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017


WEST VALLEY CITY, UT – September 19, 2017 – For the first time since the National Firearms Act (NFA) was created in 1934, civilians can enjoy suppressed shooting in all 50 states with SilencerCo’s latest innovation: the integrally suppressed Maxim 50 muzzleloader. In addition, this product can be purchased right now on the web with no regulation (no 4473, no tax stamp, no photographs or fingerprints) at store.silencerco.com and be shipped immediately to the purchaser with few exceptions*.


Residents in the 42 states that allow civilian ownership of silencers have to pay a $200 tax, fill out forms, send in photos, submit to fingerprinting, and wait months for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to review their forms and check their backgrounds—just to acquire an inherently-harmless product. With all the hoops to jump through, it’s no surprise that many Americans have difficulty committing the time or money it takes to save their hearing. Citizens may have had their Second Amendment rights suppressed, but innovation cannot be silenced.


With the invention of the Maxim 50, SilencerCo has created a product that is 100% legal for civilian ownership in all 50 states while providing hearing-saving suppression at a reasonable price point. How is this possible? By paying very close attention to the law.


The BATFE defines a silencer as a “device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm . . .” By that definition, a silencer is only a silencer if it can attach to a firearm. The Maxim 50 is built on the base of a Traditions™ Vortek Strikerfire Muzzleloader. For those who know muzzleloaders, you’ll also know that they are not considered firearms by the BATFE but are instead antique firearms, a definition and difference that is very distinct. Because of this, a moderator that is permanently affixed to a muzzleloader is not legally defined as a silencer, since it does not attach to a firearm. With this realization, the Maxim 50 was born.


“It took a lot of creativity to arrive at this solution,” said Josh Waldron, SilencerCo CEO and Co-Founder. “We have been working on this product for three years, with most of that time spent waiting on a determination from the Technology Branch of the BATFE as to how this product would be classified. As soon as we received official word that it wouldn’t be considered or regulated as a silencer, we got to work on bringing the Maxim 50 to customers across the country.”

SilencerCo expects the Maxim 50 to be a hit not only with the NFA-loving crowd, but also with hobbyists and hunters. In many states, muzzleloader hunting begins days (sometimes weeks) before standard rifle season, giving hunters using this platform an edge. But this edge does come with caveats – antique firearms are usually loud, have lots of recoil, and the shooter has to battle the thick cloud of black powder smoke billowing from the barrel as they try to see if their shot connected with their game. The Maxim 50 solves all of the issues experienced by muzzleloader shooters while also drastically reducing the resulting smoke by more than two-thirds, allowing hunters to see the location of their shot and track their game.

SilencerCo is honored to finally be able to bring suppressed shooting to its customers across the country, especially in states such as California, Illinois, and New York, where civilian ownership of silencers is not currently allowed.
To see more on the Maxim 50 visit silencerco.com/maxim50.

* Visit SilencerCo’s website for a complete list of shipping restrictions.

SilencerCo – The Wait Is Over Maxim 9 Is Now Shipping

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Maxim 9

The Maxim® 9 is the world’s first integrally suppressed 9mm handgun that is holster-able and hearing safe with all types of 9mm ammunition. Shipped in its full-length configuration, the Maxim 9 comes with everything the user needs to shorten the overall length by more than 1”; in the short configuration, the Maxim 9 remains hearing safe with subsonic ammunition.

Regardless of which configuration you use, the Maxim 9 represents one of the greatest strides made in both pistol and suppressor technology. No more choosing between keeping your pistol as short as possible and enduring deafening sound or adding a silencer and dealing with the added length and weight. Now, you can have the best of all worlds with the Maxim 9.

Features & Key Benefits:

  • Hearing safe and holsterable
  • 4.38” Fixed Barrel
  • Uses standard Glock Magazines
  • End User Serviceable
  • Ambidextrous Controls
  • Precut for Micro Red-dot Optics
  • Key-mod interface that allows for the addition of a rail and light or laser
  • The Maxim 9 has has shipped to distributors and will reach dealers soon. Many dealers have established pre-order lists. For more information, visit our website or contact your local dealer.

    SilencerCo – Jason Schauble to President

    Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

    I guess the cat is out of the bag. Jason Schauble has assumed the role of President at SilencerCo.  

    If you’re unfamiliar with his name, he’s a former Marine, former Remington (AAC) executive and former CEO at TrackingPoint.  Lately, he’s been the Chief Revenue Officer at SilencerCo. 

    Word is that CEO Josh Waldron and President Jonathon Shults are still involved with the business but less so, and concentrating more on investor relations. 

    SilencerCo Presents – Harvested : Dialed In

    Saturday, February 18th, 2017

    “The best way to learn anything, no matter what you’re doing, is by making mistakes.” BMX Gold Medalist Morgan Wade is no stranger to the try, try again way of life. Through more broken bones and serious injuries than we care to count, Wade has stayed committed to honing his craft and doing what he loves.

    Morgan brings the same commitment to hunting as he does to BMX, always striving to learn from mishaps and improve for the next go around.


    SHOT Show Media Day – SilencerCo Maxim 9

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017


    Last year, we featured an article on SilencerCo’s integrally-suppressed Maxim 9 as seen at Media Day at the Range. At that time, it was a pre-production model with a 3D-printed frame.

    This year, the Maxim 9s at the range were still pre-production, but much closer to the final product, and more importantly, we actually got a brief bit of range time with them. Major changes when compared to last year’s pre-production Maxim 9 include:

    – Newly textured grip; note it is still 3D printed
    – RMR cutout forward on the pistol, in a non-reciprocating position
    – New trigger
    – KeyMod slots under the dust cover to mount a light or laser


    Yeah, you read that right, KeyMod slots. It’s a bit unorthodox for a handgun, but if it works, right?

    Also, as it turns out the Maxim 9 features a delayed roller lock blowback action instead of a traditional short recoil, locked breech action.

    SilencerCo is currently in the process of having a third-party manufacturer produce the grip frames for the production model Maxim 9s. Once that’s complete, we can expect to see the Maxim 9 out in the market in the coming months.


    SilencerCo Summit – CZ Scorpion SBR

    Thursday, December 29th, 2016


    SilencerCo has introduced the latest addition to their premium Summit series partner firearms, the CZ Scorpion SBR. The package consists of a Scorpion EVO 3 S1 9mm in an SBR configuration with side folding stock and 922r-compliant parts kit. Additional features include a 20-round magazine; Parker Mountain Machine front and rear QD sling mounts; PMM right side safety selector; and a SilencerCo Omega 9K with direct thread 18×1 mount. This entire package comes stored in a 5.11 Select Cary Sling Pack with custom SilencerCo embroidery.

    Check out the link below for more information and where to buy.


    SilencerCo CEO Josh Waldron on the Hearing Protection Act

    Thursday, November 10th, 2016

    My fellow Americans,

    Tuesday’s Republican election victory was a tremendous win for our Second Amendment rights and it also marked a significant increase in the potential for the Hearing Protection Act to become law and remove silencers from the NFA registry. SilencerCo has been and will continue to be a vocal supporter of the HPA and advocate for it to become a priority in the legislative agenda for 2017.

    As a member of The Suppressed™, you’ve likely thought to yourself, “Why are silencers still an NFA item?” SilencerCo has not only wondered this ourselves, but along with partners such as the American Suppressor Association, we’ve taken steps to support the introduction of legislation to remove silencers from the list of NFA items.

    On October 22, 2015 the Hearing Protection Act was introduced. This piece of legislation is aimed at removing silencers from the NFA and instead having their transfer go through a traditional ATF Form 4473 – the same way you would purchase a standard rifle or pistol.

    What does this mean for you?

    No $200 tax stamp
    No excessive wait times
    No NFA trusts
    No fingerprint cards, passport photos, or Chief Law Enforcement Officer notification
    A simple process, just like when you purchase most firearms through your dealer

    Even though the House, Senate, and Presidency will be controlled by like-minded advocates for the Second Amendment, bills take time to become laws and citizens should not be taxed for trying to protect their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights. Between now and the passage of this bill, we encourage our customers to continue to support the industry and to take advantage of the following provision: The Hearing Protection Act also includes a provision for all people who purchase a silencer between the time the bill is introduced (October 22, 2015) until the day it passes – should you purchase a silencer during that time, you will receive a $200 tax credit to cover the cost of any new silencer tax stamps you pay for.

    This bill was initially championed by Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) as its primary sponsor and since then has had multiple co-sponsors. SilencerCo, Rep. Salmon, and all supporters of the bill realize that this is a long-term effort and will not be something that happens overnight. With the help of people like you – The Suppressed – we will gain momentum and educate both the general public and lawmakers as to the true nature of silencers.

    If you haven’t already joined The Suppressed, click HERE to add your voice to the cause and write to your Congressmen and women and Senators to voice your support for the HPA as a legislative priority for 2017.


    Josh Waldron
    CEO, SilencerCo

    SilencerCo – S&W M&P 45 Threaded Barrel Now Available

    Monday, October 31st, 2016


    For those of you looking for a threaded barrel for you M&P 45, SilencerCo has you covered. The barrel is 5.18″ long, with a 1:16 LH twist and a .578×28 thread pitch. It’s made of 416R stainless steel with a black nitride finish. The M&P 45 barrel comes complete with a custom SilencerCo thread protector.