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When companies like SilencerCo launch news in the summer, as they’ve done for the last few year, SHOT Show (at least in their booth) can be anticlimactic. Not this year. While they didn’t make any earth-shattering announcements, we now have much more information on the SilencerCo Maxim 9 handgun.
They originally debuted a working concept gun at their Maxim Vice industry media event, but most of the details about the gun were still up in the air. We knew there would be an update on the design, but we had no idea just how far this gun had come. We now have hard details on the Maxim and it is looking more and more promising as the design continues to near production.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Maxim 9, it is a new pistol being developed by SilencerCo that incorporates an integral (and modular) suppressor into the pistol’s frame. Designed to bridge the gap between service guns and range toys, these pistols are built to high standards. They will be supported at launch with holsters as well as an optional light laser device.
Looking at the Maxim’s features, you can see the birth of a whole new concept. The pistol has a modular suppressor built into the frame of the gun, which allows the user to remove baffles like you would on the Salvo 12 and Micro Osprey. The next new feature is that the gun has ambidextrous slide releases as well as a reversible magazine release. Lastly, and nearly as important, is that the Maxim uses Glock 17 magazines and sights.
This thing is more than just a prototype. This is a design that is nearing production. Besides the 3D printed frame, it is hard to tell that this gun isn’t already in production. Though this gun may look like something out of a science fiction film, you can clearly see that SilencerCo is building this gun to be a tool for law enforcement, civilians, and quite possibly the military.
We will keep you up to date as we eagerly await the pistol’s release.