2015 is the year of silence. And rightfully so. The suppressor market has never had the interest, or following that it does today. Leading the charge in fight against noise is a company that is a personal favorite of mine. SilencerCo has been fighting the noise since 2008 when they introduced the sparrow .22lr user-serviceable suppressor. Quickly becoming the leader in both innovation and design, SilencerCo made suppressors accessible, affordable, and now they are striving to make them an everyday tool.
2015 brings a few new products to the table; SilencerCo actually introduced 3 new suppressors at Shot 2015. Two are pistol cans that are shorter versions of their cult classic Osprey 45 and the Octane 45. They also released the Omega; the shortest, lightest, quietest 30-caliber rifle suppressor to date. While these Suppressors are great, I can’t help but focus on the star of the SilencerCo booth–The Salvo 12.
The Salvo 12 is the world’s first commercially available, viable shotgun suppressor. Modular in its design, the Salvo 12 can be taken apart and rebuilt in different size configurations with the use of an optional shortening kit. You can transform the suppressor from 12 inches all the way down to 6 inches, but that all depends on your needs and its intended use. The Salvo 12 is rated for wadded shells up to 3 inches; it can be used with birdshot, buckshot, and slugs, which makes it optimal for use in any hunting scenario.
In the Salvo’s 12 inch configuration, it brings the sound down to a hearing-safe 136 decibels. In the 6 inch configuration the suppressor doesn’t meet OSHA hearing safe requirements, but it is still quiet–just north of 140 decibels. The suppressor weighs 34.5 ounces. It is built out of Aluminum and stainless steel and has a retail price of $1400.
The guys and gals at SilencerCo proudly say, “The Salvo 12 seems to be the suppressor that unites us all.” SilencerCo continues to #FIGHTTHENOISE so make sure to stop by their page and check out their new products. Support their campaign to have suppressors removed from the NFA, and If you’re in the market for a suppressor, make sure to give their cans a closer look.