LIVE Blog- SilencerCo Product Announcement Event

Hey TFB readers- the internet connection here is sparse so I’m going with a live blog approach. Dinner has started and so the announcement is happening at 7PM ET. I’m going to live blog here so come back soon and refresh this page for updates.

I’ll include pictures and other media as fast as I can put it up!

Original post for reference:

(reverse chronological order)

9/16/15 update: Post on the new Maxim 9 integrally suppressed pistol.

[7:30PM ET] – So while I can’t post any pictures or videos, I will give you a high level teaser. Our of the four products announced, two are nice and interesting but the other two are the ones noteworthy. I can’t give out any more details than that but one fits within the SilencerCo family of products and the other is outside their core competency but is pretty darn awesome.

[7:15PM ET] – No pictures and I can’t go into details, but we just started going into the SWR (SilencerCo Weapons Research) video that you’ve seen in my earlier TFB post.

[7:04PM ET] – Really sad news, they are putting a media embargo on everything until 9AM ET Wednesday. I just found this out at this moment, so I’ll be taking pictures and videos and such but you won’t be able to see them until Wed. My apologies for the delay, I was really hoping to share things with you tonight but you’re going to have to wait until Wed. We’ll be shooting these products out in international waters on a boat tomorrow, so I’ll be sure to get some great footage.


CEO Josh Waldron addressing the group.

[7:00PM ET] – Things are starting! They are announcing four new products, some available in October. They are talking about background on the history of SilencerCo and such.


[6:49PM ET] – Pictures from the Waldorf Astoria in Key West, Florida at the launch event. There are four pedestals with sheets over them. Should be the new products!




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.


  • Paladin

    The hype is real folks, and I’m hooked on it.

    • Paladin

      More waiting? But WHYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

  • KestrelBike

    Space shuttle door gunner is Goooooo!!!

  • Spade

    A media embargo from an event like this in the interweb age.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Yea, kind of nonsense. …. Wait 9AM Wed? Oh, forget that! I’ll make a call in a few hours. I’m sure I know someone that will have the scoop.

      • Giolli Joker

        Kind of like the very secret Glock 43… there’s always somebody spilling the beans.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Four new products huh….

    1. 22lr silencer of course…
    2. …. another 22lr silencer
    3. Um… Well, definitely something else eccentric.
    4. Ah… A… Um…. Well… What I REALLY want is a light, short, semi-perm attach 556 can, but I’m not holding my breathe for that. Looking at you SIG 556 :

    • Patrick Karmel Shamsuddoha

      well you got it right about the .22lr silence actually you almost got it all right

      the mini osprey .22 can check
      suppresed M&P 9 X
      lazer rangfinder = eccentric check
      new light short 556 can called the hybrid check

  • Mark

    This kind of obnoxious corporate behavior should be rewarded by being ignored.

  • Oaf

    I hope they announce their winter clothing line.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Anyone have any idea what could warrant this level of cartoonish secrecy?
    Looks like they’ve taken a page from the Apple marketing playbook and that is not a good sign.
    I’m guessing it’s a line of silencer koozies.

    • Why didn’t they just have the media release on Wednesday? This better be one hell of a silencer koozie.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I guess they’re hoping the semi-orgasmic buildup of anticipation will blind us to the stratospheric pricing that is sure to accompany this world shattering product release.

        • salty


          i love it! this feeds our curiosity and why not market your bling?????! haters gonna hate!

  • J.W. Ramp

    Bummer you got muzzled. ‘Silenced’ for real. Looking forward to whatever you write up in the meantime.

    • Drew Coleman

      I can’t really blame them – they probably want to be able to time it with their own official channels for maximum buzz.

  • RICH

    How about some ‘price reductions’….. heh, heh, heh. Right !

  • David Lowrey

    They probably want to have some formal announcement from the company.

    My only guess is it’s some kind of suppressor for a Uzi. If I remember correctly the Uzi was prominently shown in the tv show. Maxim created the firearm suppresor. And Miami vice for the usage of the Uzi.

    I can’t think of anything that you would need to be in international waters to use. Especially for a product you intend to sell in the civilian market.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      I wouldn’t hold my breathe for that.

  • Dave D

    So disappointed as I’ve been waiting since I got the initial email. Just have to wait a little longer. Nice to know that there are four new products. Was only expecting one. My guess is still that it is a lower cost weapon mounted monical thermal imager. Also guessing that the image came to transmitted to other devices.

    The one thing for sure is that couldn’t care less about the Apple event the other day and have at least been thinking about this one.

  • CrankyFool

    I’ve got to tell you, folks, given that this is theoretically a blog for firearm information, and given that SilencerCo has chosen to basically disclose no information today, I’d really have much rather seen you delete this post as immaterial rather than post this breathless half-started “OMG … oh, wait, I can’t tell you anything” crap.

    • @crankyfool:disqus If I hadn’t written in an earlier post that I’d be covering the event live then I wouldn’t have posted anything. I’m sorry about the info-less post but I got blindsided by this media embargo. SilencerCo should have just told the media about it before we started covering the launch.

  • roguetechie

    … One is a HUD… Built into shooting goggles and or glasses…
    as far as thermal goes, I’d almost bet on it making an appearance since the imager everyone is putting in low cost products actually gives you a level of added display functionality that even 3 years ago would have cost 5 digits just for the hardware and another 5 for slothware that would’ve provided 15% of the functionality at 100+ times the power consumption and overheating issues!
    now you get all that for what just barely breaks into the 3 figure dollar mark even buying singles … Oh and as an added bonus you get a freakishly small, wattage sipping, shockingly capable uncooled thermal imaging sensor!!!

    • JumpIf NotZero

      I’m definitely not interested in getting into it.. And I’m not going to tell you’re “wrong” about anything…

      But most thermal sensors don’t have heating issues. Rather the other way around. Most serious application FLIR sensors have HEATERS on the first order glass, they need to make sure they are up to a normalized temp for accurate reading. Not a heating issue, but a lack of that they need to correct.

  • Don’t Worry Chris, you can talk about the box of awesome we sent you as soon as you get it 😉