First Look: SilencerCo “Maxim 9” integrally suppressed pistol (VIDEO)

    Photo: SilencerCo

    SilencerCo announced four new products, the first of which is an integrally suppressed 9mm pistol using Smith & Wesson’s M&P platform. There aren’t any specs available yet since this is an initial prototype, so we’ll have to wait and see what the final design looks like. The current design is futuristic and the Maxim could be available by the end of the year.

    SilencerCo took select media and VIPs on a private catamaran off Key West, Florida where we had our chance to shoot the Maxim in international waters. Terrorists, along with a shark and a crocodile were our targets.





    The can didn’t add any significant weight to the gun and I had one stovepipe during one of my tests which you’ll see in the video below. Shooting on a boat in choppy waters was a tad challenging, but it was a ton of fun.

    Three other products were announced: a rail mounted range finder and two suppressors which I’ll cover in separate posts. The Maxim 9 was by far the highlight of the launch event.

    Here’s some video of the new Maxim in action:

    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.