SilencerCo’s Military and LE Discount Program

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SilencerCo is promoting a discount program for those that have served.

SilencerCo’s SPEQ program is our way of saying thanks to our men and women in uniform. Short for Service Proven Equipment, the SPEQ program offers a substantial discount on SilencerCo products to current and retired military, law enforcement, and first responders. Through our partnership with B&H Police Supply, we are showing our appreciation for the silent heroes and helping them to #FightTheNoise.

 

I’m definitely a fan of their products and think they are doing a great job promoting the use of suppressors.  Fingers crossed that someday suppressors will be just another accessory that doesn’t require a long wait and extra tax…

To partake you have to visit a dealer that is partnered with the program and you have to meet one of the qualifications:

  • Law Enforcement (Active or Retired with credentials)
  • Military (Active, Reserve, or Retired with military credentials, or disabled veterans with medically retired ID) VA Cards not applicable
  • Federal Flight Deck Officer (with credentials)
  • Fire Rescue / EMT (with credentials/license)
  • Private Security (Armed private security only)

You can check for a supporting dealer near you at: http://silencerco.com/speq/



Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


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  • USMC03Vet

    I’ve seen this type of shenanigans before regarding not offering the military/vet discounts before from other companies that specifically disqualify non physically wounded persons and limit it for retireds.
    Thanks to those that serve*
    *Not really. You’re most likely intentionally disqualified, but it sounds good.

    • Phil Hsueh

      The same thing goes with CA’s stupid gun licensing/permit/test thing, you’re exempt if you’re LE or Active or retired military but non-retired vet isn’t exempt. So somebody with 20 years in as a file clerk who only handles a rifle once a year at the range is exempt but someone with recent tours as a grunt or SpecOps in Afghanistan or Iraq who is just honorably discharged isn’t? Only in a state like CA does this make any sense at all.

      • Jeff S

        Talk to the DOD about it then… Look at the list of beneficiaries. Notice anything? There is no easy way to identify a vet – an easy enough way for a company like Silencerco to verify at least. The others listed have specific IDs or credentials of some sorts. I know some states (Virginia for instance) do issue a veteran’s ID card, but short of a nationally issue ID I don’t see firearms manufacturer accepting DD214s.

        • Grindstone50k

          When you’re hired by a company, a 214 is sufficient for them to file for the tax break of hiring a vet.

  • iowaclass

    There is no such thing as a free lunch, and these discounts mean that the mere serfs will have to pay more to make up the difference.
    Military vets get relatively generous benefits in the context of America’s everybody-for-himself system.
    Unionized police vacuum up taxpayer money like so much kitty litter on a tile floor.
    Maybe the right thing is to treat all Americans equally, and not charge more money to a daycare worker, a home-health aide, or a hospice nurse than you charge to a dog-shooting, flash-bang-throwing Rambo wannabe from the Dogturd, Alabama Sheriffs Office.

    • Dan

      WOW

    • oskar dirlewanger

      I’m confused- the media tells me they’re heroes. Did you see the story about the Purdue Univ cops takin’ down those bad bunnies-LOL

    • Drew Coleman

      You kinda had me agreeing with you until the last line. Way to be a jackass.

      • iowaclass

        Rhetorical flourishes are meant to emphasize a point, not to suite everyone’s tastes.

    • PointyHead0509

      You sound like one of those guys who got rejected at MEPS. More likely, you’re just trollin’.

      • iowaclass

        I had to google that — “Military Entrance Processing Station.”

      • KestrelBike

        What’s wrong with someone who makes the effort to get to meps in the first place but isn’t accepted for some reason out of their control? (Except for those people that show up not even a full 24hrs after doing cocaine and pop on the drug test… Not sure wtf those people are thinking…)

  • oskar dirlewanger

    oink oink- do they offer a silencer that will fit on Phil White’s snout?

  • Grindstone50k

    And yet us regular veterans don’t count?

    • iksnilol

      What do you mean with regular veterans?

      • Grindstone50k

        I mean veterans who aren’t retired or disabled.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    I’m getting sick and tired of special treatment/discounts for LEO’s. Here in CA almost all of our anti-gun laws exempt LEO’s, because the LEO’s don’t support the laws until they get an exemption. But as soon as they get their exemptions, well gun control for us plebs is JUST FINE!

    It makes the cops here just as bad as the politicians in my opinion.

    • I do find it absolutely absurd that government organizations can own things that civilians can’t. This is not me being political, but historical: The Second Amendment of the United States constitution was drafted to ensure that the citizenry would have access to the same armaments as the government, because the men who wrote it were well aware of the ramifications of what could happen should a tyrannical government have a monopoly on force.

      • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

        I agree, but it gets even worse with exemptions like in CA law.

        For example, “regular” citizens in CA cannot purchase “unsafe” handguns. LEO’s are exempt from this law for PERSONAL use.

        So I cannot walk into a store in CA and purchase a Ruger SR1911 because it’s “unsafe”, but a LEO on his off day can walk into a store and buy the same gun for his personal weekend use.

        It’s the same with “large capacity” magazines. LEO’s can buy them for personal use and fun, while it’s a felony for me to import one into the state.

        We’re not talking about duty or government use. We’re talking about entire classes of people exempt from the law for non-duty use just because of their jobs.

    • That’s California but most of the countries officers are not happy about the current state of gun laws. That’s especially true in the south.
      Of course you have those in the northeast who may not share that view. Just don’t lump us all into that same boat.

  • Pricing? What kind of discount are we talking about.

    • Alex Jay

      That was my question too. I emailed the company, still awaiting info.

      • Machinegunnertim

        Me too. Talk is cheap.

  • Wolfsbane

    So what? Let me know when they institute a policy they will not sell to the military/LE of any state while NFA restrictions is in effect or that state bans citizen ownership. THAT will impress me.

    In fact, I think there ought to be a boycott of any manufacturer who sells NFA items to a state that bans NFA ownership.

    • Yea but that’s federal law not usually the states. There area few exceptions but not many.

      • Grindstone50k

        I think he means states that ban the use and ownership of silencers wholesale.

  • Lance

    Awesome I can qualify for the discount!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Secundius

    To get a Lucrative Military Contract, your Company has to have at least a Seven-Year Independent Association with the Military. Or a Sub-Contractor’s Supplier Role with the Military…

  • Alex Jay

    And I’m still waiting on a reply from them. Perhaps customer service isn’t their strong suit? Maybe one of the other manufacturers is better suited?