The SilencerCo Maxim 9 Edges Closer To Consumers

    As a shooter/collector/appreciator of unique National Firearms Act (NFA) items, I have been anxiously awaiting any additional details on the SilencerCo Maxim 9 integrally suppressed semiautomatic pistol. When the Maxim was first announced last year, it was using Smith and Wesson M&P magazines and featured a 3D printed grip. Nearly 12 months later, the pre-production model is sporting Glock magazines and a slightly redesigned frame.

    One of the main concerns centered around the Maxim’s price-point; a uniquely designed pistol combined with a suppressor would naturally call for a high MSRP. My initial estimations crossed the $2K mark. However, silencer dealer Capitol Armory is getting a sneak peak at the newest version, and is insinuating that my figures were much higher than the actual consumer cost. In a Facebook post, Captiol Armory contends that “if you can afford a pistol and a new silencer, you will be able to afford the Maxim 9”.

    Of course, prices on both of those items vary widely – are we talking Glock prices or H&K prices for the pistols? Not to mention that silencer prices have a a wide range of investment costs as well. On the flip side, the Maxim seems to sound and function very well. In a post on Instagram, Capitol Armory put the pre-release version through its paces.

    From Capitol Armory’s Facebook Page:


    Some highlights in bold:

    This is too legit!!!!!! @silencerco Maxim 9 is the future of small arms armament!

    Extremely easy shooter w less recoil than most suppressed pistols.

    No MSRP available but if you can afford a handgun & a can.. Then you can afford the Maxim 9.

    Accurate & easy to get back on target.

    Didn’t get any blowback.

    Takes oem & aftermarket glock mags.

    Sights can be replaced with aftermarket glock sights.

    Didn’t feel like a toy; felt like a duty pistol.

    Modular front.

    After 3 mags the front does get warm but I put it on top of my pant leg & didn’t have any issue w heat.

    Won’t damage kydex holsters.

    I expect “modular front” means that users might be able to change the length of the suppressor (like the SilencerCo Salvo) but it could also mean a railed front section for accessory mounting.

    SilencerCo has been fairly quiet on the PR front for the past few months. If history holds true, I expect to hear an announcement or two in the not-so-distant future. One trumpeting the release of the Maxim 9, the other yet-to-be-determined silencer that will capture everyone’s attention. SilencerCo never seems to disappoint in the cool-factor department.


    Capitol Armory –

    Phone: 512-879-1068
    Fax: 512-605-3720
    Email: [email protected]


    SilencerCo –

    OFFICE: 801.417.5384
    FAX: 801.417.5002

    5511 S 6055 W
    West Valley City, UT 84118


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