SilencerCo Maxim suppressed pistol now in production (PHOTOS)

“This gun is disruptive by design; it is the future of firearms,” said SilencerCo CEO Joshua Waldron (Photos: SilencerCo)

“This gun is disruptive by design; it is the future of firearms,” said SilencerCo CEO Joshua Waldron (Photos: SilencerCo)

With years of R&D behind it, SilencerCo announced Monday they have perfected their integrally suppressed Maxim pistol and it is now available.

The pistol, a 9mm that accepts double-stack Glock 17 magazines, can be arranged in either a short or a long configuration– both of which are suppressed. The difference in length between the two options is about an inch, with the full-size configuration measuring 10.75-inches overall and the abbreviated one taping out at 9.54-inches, which is about an inch longer than a standard 1911. Weight varies between 37-39 ounces.

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Billed as being hearing safe (i.e. no muffs required) with subsonic 147-grain ammo on the short stack or with all 9mm loads in the full-length configuration, SilencerCo sees the Maxim as a bellwether for those seeking the best of both worlds between suppressed and non-suppressed firearms.

“This gun is disruptive by design; it is the future of firearms,” said SilencerCo CEO Joshua Waldron in a statement.

The company states the Maxim is the world’s first integrally suppressed 9mm handgun that is hearing safe with all types of 9mm ammunition and is holsterable

The company states the Maxim is the world’s first integrally suppressed 9mm handgun that is hearing safe with all types of 9mm ammunition and is holsterable

The Maxim is striker-fired and comes with a fixed 4.38-inch barrel, which helps contribute to accuracy. Trigger pull is 5.6 lbs. and the slide is pre-cut for optics but ships with a cover should the user prefer to stick with the installed fixed sights.

Surface controls are ambi and the gun ships with a pair of Magpul 17-round GL9 mags.

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MSRP is $1,499, plus a tax stamp (see= Hearing Protection Act for more information on that).

SilencerCo has been working on the design for years, first making it public in 2015 on a S&W M&P platform but since then has switched to producing the polymer-framed handgun completely in-house with the emphasis being a gun made around a suppressor rather than a suppressor made to fit the gun.

Over the years the Maxim has gone through a number of development stages

Over the years the Maxim has gone through a number of development stages

And if you like the concept of the Maxim, stay tuned because SilencerCo has some other surprises in their laboratory.

“The Maxim 9 is just the beginning as we intend to make more integrally suppressed platforms so all types of firearms can be quiet out of the box,” said Waldron.