SilencerCo Maxim 9 Now Available (VIDEO)

We’ve been reading and seeing a fair amount about the Maxim 9 from SilencerCo for the past few years. The time has finally come where their first pistol, an integrally suppressed 9mm pistol made from all SilencerCo parts, is now available for sale with an MSRP of $1499.

The version TFB reviewed at SHOT Show 2017 in January was a pre-production version where the frame was 3-D printed, but TFB is now able to show you the final mold-injected frame (can you find the easter egg in this picture? Let us know in the comments) which is what you will see in stores.

SilencerCo Maxim 9 pistol.

Here’s a comparison of the Maxim 9 vs a Glock 19 with a SilencerCo Omega K can. You’ll notice that what the Maxim 9 takes away in length, it adds in muzzle depth.

The gun has come a long way since it’s first R&D “frankenstein” version from of a chopped off M&P:

Top: Pre-production model made from an M&P.
Bottom: Final production version of the Maxim 9, made with 100% SilencerCo parts.

If you’re at all interested in buying a Maxim 9 (or other cans for that matter) I would suggest buying now. My industry sources tell me that if/when the Hearing Protection Act passes, the result will be a pandemonium buying spree where supply will be stripped, and we know what happens then: 1) Prices will skyrocket and 2) You’ll be waiting months if not years for product to come back in stock. So if you wanna save $200 on a tax stamp at the risk of paying more and waiting longer, then that’s your choice.

Back to the point – the Maxim 9 is a solid firearm and especially considering it is SilencerCo’s first ever pistol, they did a solid job.

Here’s the full video of my review:

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.


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    • Mystick

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        You get it, but don’t you mean:
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  • Jared Vynn

    I have a feeling the demand for suppressors will be easily filled by the inexpensive products like oil filter adapters and by the inexpensive to produce like Rebel silencers modular can. The integrals are probably the only silencer that will be short on supply and high in price.

  • Marty Ewer

    Very cool stuff. Interesting design. Does anyone happen to know the significance of the “texturing/stippling” on the sides of the grip? It looks like a chopped-up UPC code or a modified Morse code.

    • Paladin

      I think that’s the easter egg. I seem to remember reading somewhere that it’s the Second Amendment in morse (or maybe it was binary).

      • Marty Ewer

        Cool. I hope they got the right number of commas in there. 😉

  • MrDakka

    Time to Robocop it up

  • LazyReader

    One LCD screen away and Judge Dredd would think it’s his Lawgiver

  • JD

    I still wish there was an option for a Maxim 9 with a threaded barrel so I can still add an extra suppressor or compensator. Also a guide rod laser would be my first upgrade for the maxim 9.

  • I know it’s been said before, but I’ll say it again:
    that is one badass-lookin handgun!