SilencerCo announces “Salvo 12” shotgun suppressor

Short live blog style notes:

“Catalina Wine Mixer” is a fun Step Brother’s movie reference.

“1st Annual” event- so maybe more to come.

CEO Josh takes the stage, goal of SilencerCo is to make innovative products. Went from zero to the market leader in a short six years. They sell more suppressors than their competition.

They want to innovate and make new products. No commercial silencer company has ever been able to pull this off, until now.

It can shoot slugs and wadded shot, and comes in varying lengths for multiple types of shotguns. It installs via a choke system for your particular shotgun make and model.

Noise level is around an unsuppressed 10/22 shooting .22LR.

MSRP: $1400

I’ll be getting some hands on time with the guns later as well as a press kit with more pictures and details, so I’ll post more soon.



Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.


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  • TV-PressPass

    This really is the golden era of suppressors. Curious to hear more about the block shape. I’m assuming there’s an engineering reason beyond just sleek design?

    • patrickiv

      Basically just moves the baffle surface downwards. If it were tubular and of the same volume and length, it would interfere with the sight picture.

      • Richard R

        I was thinking the same thing. Simple concept, but complex in terms of production I would bet.

    • G0rdon_Fr33man

      There will never be a golden age of suppressors in the US unless you guys get the NFA-regs repealed. With all due envy concerning the rest of your gun-laws, you guys are kind of lagging behind in this aspect. Over here there are no regs at all on suppressors, and are free to buy for everyone. By now, using suppressors are common courtesy on the range or while hunting.

      That being said, 1400 buck is a total rip-off. Finnish manufacturer BR-Reflex makes shotgun suppressors for somewhere between ⅓ and ½ the price of this.

  • Mark

    $1400 plus $200 tax stamp. No thanks.

    • Geoffry K

      Really?! $1400? 3 times the cost of a nice shotgun? I bet Red Jacket Firearms can make one cheaper. Or Gunsmoke. Or anybody else. Even me.

      • Richard R

        Two things:
        1. This is new technology, so of course it will be expensive.
        2. Even if it’s based on a previous design, there is still a lot of engineering done to make this kind of silencer. The top is probably a specially designed baffle system that is used to force the pressure down because if it was uniform in the inner tube, it would cause pressure irregularities that could cause explosive catastrophic failure. So no, you probably (probably) couldn’t make one for cheaper by yourself while maintaining this level of utility, quality and safety.

        The initial commenter voiced not wanting to purchase this, and I understand and respect that, but talking trash about a new product without ever even using it is just childish. No one is forcing you to buy this engineering marvel, so please save your snide remarks for yourself while the people that are interested make their own decisions. Thank you.

        • The Brigadier

          Thank you Richard. You saved me the effort for correcting this idiot myself.

          • Mark

            Idiot? Really? The only idiot is someone who pays this much for a suppressor.

          • The Brigadier

            Think before you write. This is a brand new product and they have done what no one has done before with shotguns in spite of what that Finn says. All new product releases are going to be expensive. Wait two years and the product will probably cost around 1/3 of what it does now.

  • Steve Douglas Raw footage sounds legit

  • gunslinger

    i always laugh at 1st annual.

  • Levi Ellis

    It’s a bad ass idea and the video shows that it works but $1400 I could buy a benelli 12 gauge semi auto for that price. I could see $3-500 but not $1400.

    • The Brigadier

      Hopefully mass production and economies of scale will bring the price down to the $500 range. They will need the cash cows who will buy one at any price to fund the new line. Welcome to the wonderful world of business. Give them a year or two to get it down.