The suppressor maker is stepping into firearm production, displaying the improved version of their 9mm Maxim integrally suppressed handgun at SHOT Show 2016.
Originally introduced last September and named as a tribute to Hiram Percy Maxim, inventor of the original Silencer, the prototype which sports a large rectangular suppression chamber that extends from the chamber forward and hangs down to the trigger guard was at the time based on a Smith & Wesson M&P 9.
Moving well past that concept, SilencerCo is in the 20th stage of their design process with the Maxim 9, which will consist of a polymer-framed handgun made completely in-house with the emphasis being a gun made around a suppressor rather than a suppressor made to fit the gun.
In its current timeline, the Maxim uses standard Glock 17 mags.
The prototype is hearing-safe with standard 9mm ammo and, while specs are not available, SilencerCo’s Scott Clinger advised Guns.com that they expect a finished product ready for sales in 4Q 2016 with an expected retail of the gun-suppressor combo to be under $2,000.