SilencerCo releases “Maxim Vice” Maxim 9 video

[Edited: Nov 4 11:26AM PT for accuracy]

Back in September SilencerCo announced the Maxim 9, an integrally suppressed pistol. At the launch event, SilencerCo showed attendees an amazing 1980’s themed “Maxim Vice” video highlighting their new product and I was really hoping they would publicly release it.

Thankfully, it’s now live so if you want a good laugh…

And to see the Maxim 9 in action, here’s a video I filmed. Yes, there was a jam but there were thousands of rounds fired with no problems, it’s a prototype, and we were shooting off an unstable platform (a rocking catamaran).

The Maxim 9 will go on sale in 2016, with pricing still TBD.

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.


  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Unstable platform?
    Thats a flimsy excuse for a jam.

    Im calling the price at two grand.

    • LCON

      It was a single Jam from a heavily fired prototype fired by a man using a high thumb grip on a boat in a pretty active sea.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Ok so he should have just said it was fouled. The sea state has nothing to do with it unless the gun was seasick.

  • Theo Braunohler

    What a blatant ripoff of Kung Fury.

    • The_Champ

      And I’m pretty sure Kung Fury ripped off a bunch from Far Cry: Blood Dragon, which was funny at least. And they are all ripping off the 80’s source material. C’est la vie.

      • Let’s play this game =) Blood Dragon was concepted and developed on the huge wave of hype started by the videogame Hotline Miami, that, along with other stylized 80s stuff, rode the wave of indie popularity started by the movie Drive. =)

    • jaeger0416

      I’d call it homage…

  • Garfield3000

    Is calling it the world’s first integrally suppressed pistol part of the joke?

  • Anon

    “World’s first integrally suppressed silenced pistol”

    So did SilencerCo also invent a time machine?

  • Bill

    The “slide” looks like it functions like my 422s’

  • Tyler Horne

    Always good to hear a wilhelm scream

  • Brocus

    I know this is a blog and not we shouldn’t expect quality journalism as the Salt gun debacle a few days ago showed, but could you at least try to not just make this a straight up copy of their marketing material? I mean, “world’s first integrally suppressed pistol”, are you kidding me?!

    • My sincere apologies. This was my mistake and the article has been updated for accuracy. Thanks for pointing this out.

  • Edward Franklin

    “First integrally suppressed pistol”
    Sounds nice as long as you ignore the Welrod and the suppressed Hi-Standards and Rugers, as well as the Soviets captive piston revolvers and the PB semi-auto. But never let facts get in the way of good marketing!

  • mosinman

    I love the Ad

  • Tomas

    That Jalpa…..

  • INFI

    There was talk of Silencerco redesigning this pistol with a proprietary frame vs the M&P. Any truth to this? It will be interesting to see what the final product is, and hopefully it will be user serviceable.

    • Joshua

      yep, they’re redesigning it to be toggle-locked

  • Don

    What an ugly firearm, it looks like what you get when you cross an M&P with a taser gun. Either that or it looks like something that you’d see in a video game.

  • BearSlayer338

    I’d rather have the original integrally suppressed pistol.(original centerfire that is)
    Note: no suppressor required,I now present the PSS pistol.(7.62x42mm SP4 if I remember right)
    Made in 1983 uses silent ammunition,still no American or other country made equivalent.

    • tsubaka

      yeah,i don’t get it why? you lose fps since half of the case is occupied by the piston,(200 m/s / 655 fps for Sp4) but i’m wondering if you can lenght the case and get better charateristics

      • It’s a very expensive, maybe problematic (unknown because it’s an extremely classified special equipment) firearm, with very expensive proprietary ammunition which is dangerous to handle after extraction. I don’t say it’s bad, it’s just to replicate it, you have to start a VERY expensive R&D program to also arm just a few select special forces guys. Guess they didn’t ask yet.

    • INFI

      Captive pistons are nothing new to the US. I raise your sheet metal dinky, and present a Knight Armament Silent revolver rifle (made in pistol format also). Called the R-Squared. Al Paulson has some very interesting details in his books. Oh and there is the QSPR used experimentally by tunnel rats in Vietnam.

    • jcitizen

      I think using a floating chamber would have done the same thing simpler. I have a 22 rifle that is the most silent weapon I’ve used; and I’ve shot a lot of regular class III subguns and modified Ruger 10/22s. An ordinary 22 rifle with a totally legal floating chamber is quieter than any air gun I’ve ever used. All you hear is the firing pin strike, the whoosh of the bullet going down range, and the “ping” sound of the ejected cartridge shell. The ammo has to be sub-sonic of course.

  • The Pontificant

    Wonderfully corny and delightfully cringe-worthy!

  • jcitizen

    Looks almost like a goofy Stechkin ABP variant the Vietnamese threw together during that conflict.