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SHOT Show Media Day – SilencerCo Maxim 9


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.


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One Response to “SHOT Show Media Day – SilencerCo Maxim 9”

  1. PTMcCain says:

    I’ll say this for it, they sure made every possible effort to beat that to death with a big old ugly stick.