Joshua Waldron, CEO of SilencerCo, posted this image on Instagram. The image on top is a early prototype of the Maxim9 integrally suppressed pistol. The early versions were built off of S&W M&P9 but this looks like it was built on a Beretta 92. What I find the most intriguing is the transparent window allowing us to see the baffle design. Very cool looking.  It reminds me of a Nautilus shell cutaway.



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  • Sianmink

    That’s got almost as many screws as a Kel-Tec.

  • Anomanom

    It has a high cool factor, but it makes a Deagle look concealable and reasonably sized.

  • Bob

    Not seeing the 92 here, what makes you say that?

    • LCON

      Look at the frame, the shape of the Trigger guard and trigger, The shape of the grip and the beavertail.

    • raz-0

      ttrigger guard shape and the external choo-choo train linkage from the olden days of pistol making? Verical grooves in the front strap, The sort of rounded triangle hammer with serrations and a hole through it?

      Mainly becuase the bits from the lower half look beretta-y

      • Anonymoose

        And don’t forget the huge backstrap.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      The action has always been Beretta-style and not Browning.

  • Theo Braunohler

    This thing is going to bomb so hard.

    • Duray

      Why?

      • Anomanom

        It’s humongous.

    • Nicks87

      I see this as the future of firearms development. Once they get all the kinks worked out and as technology progresses they will be able to shrink it down eventually.

      • Hans Gruber

        I agree. This is a holsterable silenced centerfire firearm. Currently having a silenced centerfire pistol is long AF and shoots like it has a wet noodle on the end.

  • Mmmtacos

    I wonder if the gun will use a locking block a la the 92 or some other non-tilting function. It makes sense, after all.

    • nineways

      I believe it’s a roller-locked design.

  • TechnoTriticale

    The top image looks like a mechanical test article, and not necessarily one intended to be fired as is, due to the polymer suppressor side plate (might be shootable if they replace the plate with a metal one). Anyway, this implies that they are developing what amounts to a new pistol design, with its normal risks and learning curve.

    The bottom image looks like an all-polymer stereolith mockup, aka a 3D-printed prop.

    This is all some ways out, I’d guess, and progress may depend both on early market interest and legislative developments, otherwise the current NFA delay alone could be deadly to sales.

    • SGT Fish

      actually. im betting that is they did have a metal plate for it, but seeing how cloudy the window is, i would bet money that they were doing high speed video tests to see how the gases, and essentially sound, is traveling through the suppressor baffles and being trapped. Its a genius way to fine tune a baffle stack into the most effective design

      • noob

        I would love to see that high speed video. I wonder if they can move the baffle stack in the test article somehow to make adjustments between shots?

    • Sam

      SilencerCo has a working prototype of the Maxim9, so the bottom image is actually a functioning gun. I don’t know how much attention you’ve paid to it over the last few months, so maybe I’m telling you something you know but the first working prototype the debuted to industry people was on the M&P platform. The one pictured above is now their own design, although it takes Glock 17 magazines.

  • Kristoff

    Looks like something out of Blade Runner or Deus Ex.

  • Paul Joly

    Strange, I thought it was an integral suppressor design not a reflex one.

  • Sam

    So disappointed they didn’t stick with the M&P platform. I wonder why that fell through.

  • Julio

    Google will let you see the Maxim9 actually working at the SHOT Show Media Day.

  • Hans Gruber

    Remember the cool wall at the Silencerco booth 2016 ????? Wish we had some better (LARGER) pics of that..