SilencerCo "MAXIM VICE" Product Announcement Event

Chris Cheng
by Chris Cheng

Ever since last year’s notable Salvo 12 product announcement, my SilencerCo sources have been hyping up whatever will be announced on September 14th. I received an exclusive invitation in the mail which was a fun cardboard “TV” of sorts. TFB readers will hear all about it first on September 14th when I report out on site.

It came with these cardboard pieces which slide into a slot- and a special plastic “screen” animates the drawings.

But on to the more interesting part. What do you think they will be announcing?

The “Maxim Vice” theme is a play off “Miami Vice” which originally made me think Russian, and then AK-47. But AK-47 cans already exist so I think that’s off the table. The father of silencers, Hiram Maxim, is more what they’re probably going for. With SilencerCo’s mention of “Announcing Maxim Vice: SilencerCo Takes it to the Limit” – if we take this literally then they might be breaking through some sort of technical limitation. But they’ve already got pistol, rifle, and shotgun cans. The Salvo was a breakthrough innovation for shotguns so perhaps they’re announcing a riff on that product?

The product demo is going to be on a private boat in international waters (I’m on a boat!) so thinking about safety restrictions, I think that limits our options to a shotgun-related suppressor product. However, what could be the brand new accessory that warrants such a big celebration?

I can’t wait to see what “Maxim Vice” is going to be. Share your thoughts, hopes, and dreams in the comments below.

Chris Cheng
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

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  • Mig1nc Mig1nc on Sep 11, 2015

    Omega end caps for .338 Federal :D

    • Mig1nc Mig1nc on Sep 11, 2015

      @mig1nc Just kidding, although that would be pretty cool.

  • Salty Salty on Sep 12, 2015

    epic way of weaving in the boat!!! WINNING!!!

    any of you OFWG out there check out this vid talking about paranoia, diiiiiiigit!

    as far as what the maxim is, im hoping its something kewler like the magpul fold up pistol thing...

    or like the honey badger? i mean if its maxim they claiming its like the first of its kind, but not sure what its gonna be. hoping for innovation not just their version of something else....