TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #109: The Return of Brandon Maddox of Silencer Central

Like last week’s episode, this week’s episode jumps right back into the hot topic of suppressors and this time we’re talking about more than just wishful thinking about getting rid of the NFA, and keeping wait times at a reasonable interval. This week we’ve brought back a favorite guest of ours, CEO Brandon Maddox of Silencer Central, to talk about all things NFA. While Brandon has the same wish as us about getting rid of the NFA, he does have some pretty poignant thoughts about what would happen should the NFA disappear and what that might look like for firearm owners and hunters on a state level. He also goes into depth with Pete about the recent surge of interest in suppressors and how that might be adversely affecting the average quality of suppressors being put out onto the market today.

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[SHOT 2024] Small And Mighty Silencer Central Banish Speed K

Silencer Central showed off the new BANISH Speed K silencer at SHOT Show 2024, designed for use with 5.56 caliber rifles, offering solid sound reduction while maintaining a small footprint. The Speed K features such as clipped-wall baffles, a finned blast chamber, and controlled flow technology, combine to provide a marked reduction in sound without a significant blowback increase.

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Silencer Central Introduces New BANISH Speed K Silencer

Silencer Central is unveiling an innovative new addition to their suppressor lineup – the BANISH Speed K. Engineered in partnership with Federal Ammunition, this groundbreaking 5.56 silencer packs impressive performance into a streamlined footprint.

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Silencer Central Tour 2023 – Where All The Quiet Magic Happens

At the very end of August, I had the extreme pleasure of going on a tour at the Silencer Cental headquarters where all of the quiet magic happens. Silencer Central formerly Dakota Silencers has been delivering silence for over 15 years (closing in on 20!). They are arguably the largest silencer company out there and have some of the most thoughtful customer services regarding easy and painless silencer purchases. What I witnessed at their headquarters on my Silencer Central tour reflected that and more. Let’s dive right in!

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The Newest Addition to The Silencer Central Lineup – The Buck 30

Folks, you’re not gonna believe this – Silencer Central has done it again with their brand new BUCK 30 suppressor! As you know, Silencer Central is dedicated to making the silencer buying process as easy and hassle-free as possible. Well their new BUCK 30 model, made in partnership with Buck Commander, looks to be another smooth-shooting addition to their line-up.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Silencer Central Barrel Threading

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. I recently had the absolute pleasure of touring the Silencer Central headquarters in Sioux Falls South Dakota. Besides making kick-butt products they also have the distinction of being one of the most user-friendly and customer-focused silencer companies. One such way they show this off is that they offer a streamlined barrel threading service. Despite them having offered this for years (well before they took up the namesake of Silencer Central), most folks I talk to did not even know they offered this service. That being said, today I will share what I saw and my own experience getting a barrel threaded by the kind folks at Silencer Central. Let’s dive right in!

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SILENCER SATURDAY #293: Silencer Central Summer – Banish Silencers -August Recap

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM R45 Multi-Host Suppressor. Last week I ran the Silencer Central Banish 46 through with some subsonic .300BLK and .45-70 Gov’t. There are more Silencer Central reviews coming up in a few weeks, so let’s do a summer recap the of the Banish silencers we’ve seen to date. We can pumpkin spice it up in a few weeks with a couple .22LR suppressors.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #291: Pistoling with the Silencer Central Banish 46

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM R45 Multi-Host Suppressor. Last week we got a general introduction to the Silencer Central Banish 46 multi-host suppressor. This week we screw on the piston system and put the Banish 46 though some subsonic pistol caliber ammo testing. Let’s see how quiet we can get these host combinations in both the short and long configurations.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #290: Universal Big Bore – Silencer Central Banish 46

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM R45 Multi-Host Suppressor. Last week we got a shot at the new  YHM Sidewinder M2 9mm suppressor. Today we take out the Silencer Central Banish 46, a universal pistol and rifle silencer that can handle anything from .22LR to .45-70 Gov’t. Will the Banish 46 change my mind on multi-caliber and multi-host suppressors being a primary solution? Let’s take a look.

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #73: SilencerCo & Silencer Central Talk Shop with Pete

Welcome to another exciting episode of TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast! Today, we have a fantastic lineup of guests who are here to indulge us in the world of suppressors and silencers – undoubtedly a favorite topic for all NFA enthusiasts out there. Our host, Pete, couldn’t be more thrilled to have two of the suppressor industry’s biggest leaders joining us: Brandon Maddox, the CEO of Silencer Central, and Jonathon Shults, the Co-founder, and President of SilencerCo. It’s a virtual gathering of silencer aficionados, along with our very own Editor in Chief, Pete, who knows the ins and outs of suppressors like nobody else. So, let’s give a warm welcome back to Brandon Maddox and Jonathon Shults as they join us on TFB’s Behind The Gun Podcast, Episode #73. Sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the world of suppressors with these two suppressor industry pros.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #278: Silencer Central Banish 45

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 5.56 rifle suppressor. Last week we dug through recent news to discover Silencers Ripped From The Headlines. This week we drop back in for a review of the Silencer Central Banish 45 titanium and aluminum modular pistol suppressor. Is it good enough to change my mind about the utility of pistol silencers? No, but it is both fun and quiet. Let’s take a look.

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SILENCER SATURDAY #275: The Universal, Lightweight Silencer Central Banish Backcountry

Good afternoon everyone and welcome back to TFB’s Silencer Saturday brought to you by Yankee Hill Machine, manufacturers of the new YHM Turbo T3 5.56 rifle suppressor. Last week we got a look at two of the most recognizable rifle suppressors in the last 20 years – the SureFire SOCOM556 RC2 and the SureFire SOCOM556-MINI2. This week we move from the world of fighting carbines to bolt action rifles with a review of the Silencer Central Banish Backcountry. If you hunt or prefer a lightweight ranch-style rifle, this could be your next suppressor. Let’s take a look.

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Silencer Central Donates over $1M in Conservation Support

Silencer Central has been up to a lot more than just producing their own new line of suppressors and helping people go through the process of buying a suppressor. Silencer Central has continued to build strong relationships within the firearms industry which include a wide array of conservation organizations whose aim is to preserve the beautiful wildlife and habitats where Americans work, live, hunt, and shoot.

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TFB Armorer's Bench: Cleaning a Silencer Central Banish 45

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided it has been a while since we have done a step-by-step article. This one will be pretty straightforward but hopefully, some Banish 45 owners out there find it helpful. Sometimes suppressor parts cannot or are suggested against using an ultrasonic cleaner which is my typical go-to for cleaning lead and carbon fouling. That is why today we are using the old water and soap method. Let’s dive right into cleaning a Silencer Central Banish 45!

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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #56: Brandon Maddox with Silencer Central

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