SilencerCo “MAXIM VICE” Product Announcement Event

Ever since last year’s notable Salvo 12 product announcement, my SilencerCo sources have been hyping up whatever will be announced on September 14th. I received an exclusive invitation in the mail which was a fun cardboard “TV” of sorts. TFB readers will hear all about it first on September 14th when I report out on site.



It came with these cardboard pieces which slide into a slot- and a special plastic “screen” animates the drawings.



But on to the more interesting part. What do you think they will be announcing?

The “Maxim Vice” theme is a play off “Miami Vice” which originally made me think Russian, and then AK-47. But AK-47 cans already exist so I think that’s off the table. The father of silencers, Hiram Maxim, is more what they’re probably going for. With SilencerCo’s mention of “Announcing Maxim Vice: SilencerCo Takes it to the Limit” – if we take this literally then they might be breaking through some sort of technical limitation. But they’ve already got pistol, rifle, and shotgun cans. The Salvo was a breakthrough innovation for shotguns so perhaps they’re announcing a riff on that product?


The product demo is going to be on a private boat in international waters (I’m on a boat!) so thinking about safety restrictions, I think that limits our options to a shotgun-related suppressor product. However, what could be the brand new accessory that warrants such a big celebration?

I can’t wait to see what “Maxim Vice” is going to be. Share your thoughts, hopes, and dreams in the comments below.

Chris Cheng

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  • Giolli Joker

    Wild guess: water cooling of the silencer as in Maxim’s machine gun.

    Great promotional material from SilencerCo, they’re great in this.

    • uffdaphil

      My guess too. Some sort of water/gel jacket reservoir.

    • wetcorps

      Maxim didn’t only invent his famous water cooled machine gun. He is also responsible for the first comercialized suppressor (called silencer at that time).

      • Giolli Joker

        I know… but it was my best wild guess.

      • Actually, they were two different people. Hiram Stevens Maim was the MG inventor. His son Hiram Percy Maxim was responsible for the firearm suppressor.

        • wetcorps

          Oh, my bad.

  • Jeff Smith

    Perhaps they’ve invented something that will enable these Europeans to cut each others’ throats with greater facility.

    • G0rdon_Fr33man

      What do you mean?

      • Matt

        It’s a play on a quote about the Maxim gun

    • Comment of the day!

      • Jeff Smith

        That’s why I’m here!

    • RICH


  • Spade

    10mm suppressor? Maybe married to a Bren Ten?

    • G0rdon_Fr33man

      My first thought, but then again, pretty much any suppressor that can handle .40S&W can also handle 10mm.

    • nobody

      Integrally suppressed Bren Ten?

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Bullets that shoot around corners?

  • randomswede

    If we take Maxim back a bit it’s used as “most” or “absolute” (if I understand Wiktionary correctly) and a vice as to a machinist; the ultimate/best fastener.

    I was of the understanding that the trifecta/MAAD system(s) are already very good; is that not so? Noting so good it can’t be made better I guess.

  • iksnilol

    Maybe a hollywood suppressor?

    C’mon, Silencerco, I know you can do it. Just break the laws of physics, just this once.

  • Hairdawg

    Obviously they’re debuting a silenced Maxim MG.

  • Brock Roark

    Go to YouTube and type in “silencerco weapons research” for a little preview on the launch…

  • no

    International waters? Something to silence the noise when you kill a hooker that did all your cocaine, obviously.

  • K.A.S.

    As baffled as I was when I heard it, the rumor is that someone found a reliable and practical way to shut “Ma Deuce” up, or atleast quiet her down a little…

    • randomswede

      Haha, baffled indeed!

      Humor aside, a full auto rated .50BMG can would merit being out in international waters…

      • K.A.S.

        There have been other .50 BMG cans for the M2 over the years, but they were more of a novelty than anything else. To be able to effectively suppress something like that and have it actually be practical and functional enough to make it worth the trouble was quite a barrier. The same could be said about suppressed shotguns, at least until the Salvo 12… Should be interesting.

  • mig1nc

    Omega end caps for .338 Federal 😀

    • mig1nc

      Just kidding, although that would be pretty cool.