New SilencerCo FPS Promo Vid Shows off Maxim9

Maxim9. So much want.

SilencerCo celebrate the launch the new Maxim 9 integrally suppressed pistol with a slick new video showing off the pistol’s versatility from a first person perspective.

The video depicts some scenarios in which the integrally suppressed Maxim 9 comes into its own. These range from a homeowner defending his property to a father teaching his young daughter how to shoot. Josh Waldron, SilencerCo’s CEO, explained that the short film highlights some real world scenarios “where the user wouldn’t have the time or ability to put on hearing protection.”

Shot from the first-person perspective using GoPros, the video literally puts us in the saddle at one point. When a cowboy riding through the desert encounters a rattlesnake – he quietly dispatches the snake with his Maxim 9, without startling his horse. Another sequence shows a driver attacked by a mob, when an attacker smashes his windscreen he pulls his Maxim 9 pistol and engages – in the confines of a car, with an unsuppressed pistol, this would be pretty unpleasant. The promo continues this theme depicting a resident opening fire on a home invader in a confined stairwell.

In a press release accompanying the new video Waldron hinted that SilencerCo might soon be bringing more integrally suppressed firearms to the market saying “the Maxim 9 is just the beginning as we intend to make more integrally suppressed platforms so that all types of firearms can be more compact and quiet out of the box.” So we’ll probably be seeing integrally suppressed pistol caliber carbines, rifles and shotguns join the Maxim line sooner rather than later.

The Maxim 9 is available from SilencerCo dealers now with an MSRP of $1,499 (plus $200 tax stamp).

Matthew Moss is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matthew is also co-founder of, a new video series on historically significant small arms.


  • jonp

    bedside gun I guess but who is going to carry that giant boat anchor around?

    • Mike

      Saw one in the flesh, Just the size if a Full size gun with light.

    • ProudAmerican

      Memo to SilencerCo: Release a holster when you release the gun.

      • TheUnspoken

        There is a holster available on their web store.
        Gunfighters[INC]® Ronin OWB Holster for Maxim 9

        I would like to see some competition in this sector as it might drive price down, but just like with their shot gun supressor, I assume it would be tricky for someone else to make one without legal issues.

        • ProudAmerican

          Guilty as charged. I did not check their site. Kudos that they have a holster for their Maxim 9 and thank you for correcting me.

          That said, I find the Maxim 9 concept interesting, but I have not put the Maxim 9 on my Christmas list 🙂

    • TechnoTriticale

      Vertical shoulder holsters might make a come-back, along with leisure suits to conceal them in.

      If some progress can be made on HPA, that might, alternatively, make it practical to offer captive-piston ammo – no bulky suppressor required.

      • Audie Bakerson

        How is a gun that uses captive-piston ammo even a “firearm” to be regulated under the NFA? A “firearm” legally requires propelling through the force of an explosion. A captive piston propels a projectile by a piston.

        Of course no modern firearm actually propels anything through explosion (they all work by expanding gasses). Even if the primer is an issue, electronic primers burn instead of exploding. Have the courts shot down that argument yet?

        • TechnoTriticale

          There’s still an explosion – it’s just contained.

          But the ATF would (under current regs) get you one way or another.

          According to chatter on the infallible web, each round of CP ammo is considered a controlled silencer device (as is DD ammo, reportedly), so the paperwork, delay and expense has obliterated any possible market for nouveau “cap guns”.

    • Beju

      Boat anchor, or canoe paddle?

  • Toxoplasma

    How reliable are these babies? Any authoritative reviews on them?

    • st381183

      Very reliable, I have put about 800 rounds through mine with no hiccups.

  • Major Tom

    Dat price tag. I’d be expecting top of the line quality and robustness alongside a suppressor. But if it’s not that well, I’ll look elsewhere.

  • QuadGMoto

    I did get the chance to shoot one a few months ago. It really is a lot more practical than a standard silenced pistol. But the trigger was way too heavy for me to shoot it accurately. (I think it’s more than 8 pounds.) Otherwise, I liked it. Until something can be done about that trigger, it’s a pass for me.

    • PersonCommenting

      Ive heard there are companies working on After market triggers for it. For me though the practicality isnt enough for the price. It is a one trick pony the way I see it, at least till price comes down a few hundred bucks. Id rather be able to use a can on multiple guns then one compact gun. That being said I see it as a very high valued item for some people. And wont knock anyone who has the money for buying one.

  • Mandalorian _Hippie

    Does it require the shooter to actuate the trigger to release the magazine? Finger on the trigger during the magazine release at 0:41…slide’s in battery too…

    I finally get to be an internet sharpshooter! 🙂

  • Edeco

    Anybody decode the grip texture yet?

    • ostiariusalpha

      Satanic muffin recipe in verse. Iambic hexameter.

      • Edeco

        Solve eggs et coagula flour and water

  • NeroMANIAC


    • PersonCommenting

      The commercial or the product? I dont think either though.

    • Timmah_timmah

      suppressed firearms are a gimmick? right

  • Bill

    Assassinating possums.

    • Tassiebush

      That’s probably a more pressing need than any other potential use

  • PersonCommenting

    Glad they showed some target and sporting use in the commercial. I dont like guns being portrayed only as self defense tools. Yes that is a very good and worth while function but I would be lying if I said I only had them for self defense and if that was my biggest reason. They are just plain fun.

  • Steve

    It is fugly