SilencerCo this week debuted the Maxim 50, an integrally suppressed muzzleloader that is legal in all 50 states. It’s the first of its kind and yep, it’s legal everywhere, from La La Land to the Big Apple.
Even better, the Maxim 50 can be purchased right now from the SilencerCo store with no 4473, no tax stamp, no application, no registration! Because it is NOT an NFA item.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives defines a suppressor as a “device for silencing, muffling, or diminishing the report of a portable firearm…”
By the letter of the law, a suppressor is only a suppressor if it can attach to a “firearm.” But a muzzleloader is not a firearm. It’s an “antique firearm,” according to BATFE. Big difference between the two in terms of how they’re regulated. What this means is that if you permanently slap a can on the Traditions Vortek Strikerfire Muzzleloader it is not defined as a silencer because it does not attach to a “firearm” but rather it is affixed to an “antique firearm.”
- Caliber: .50
- Muzzle Average: 139DB
- Rate-Of-Twist: 1:28″
- Overall Length: 45″
- Barrel Length: 20″
- Moderator Length: 9″
- Weight: 7LBS 6OZ.
- Price: $999
- Tac Trigger System – 2 Stage Competition Trigger; Set at 2lbs
- StrikerFire Firing System
- #209 Shotgun Ignition System
- The first 3,000 Maxim 50s sold will ship with a limited-edition,
all-weather carrying case.
“It took a lot of creativity to arrive at this solution,” said Josh Waldron, SilencerCo CEO and Co-Founder. “We have been working on this product for three years, with most of that time spent waiting on a determination from the Technology Branch of the BATFE as to how this product would be classified. As soon as we received official word that it wouldn’t be considered or regulated as a silencer, we got to work on bringing the Maxim 50 to customers across the country.”
“We have been working on this product for three years, with most of that time spent waiting on a determination from the Technology Branch of the BATFE as to how this product would be classified,” he continued. “As soon as we received official word that it wouldn’t be considered or regulated as a silencer, we got to work on bringing the Maxim 50 to customers across the country.”
It’s genius when you think about it. Like binary triggers and bump stocks, it’s a way to jab a stick in the eye of the asinine National Firearms Act and our elected, anti-gun overlords who obsess over it like “precious.”
Probably the best part of this whole announcement is that it’s right in time for whitetail season. Hunters stand to really benefit because not only does the Maxim 50 bring the report of the muzzleloader down to hearing safe levels but it also reduces recoil and minimizes resulting smoke by up to two-thirds. Shooting is cleaner, safer (for your ears) and easier.
SilencerCo added that it was “proud to bring suppressed shooting to its customers across the country, especially in states such as California, Illinois, and New York, where civilian ownership of silencers is not currently allowed.”
Amen. Those of us who call New York or California or Illinois’ home will get a taste of what it’s like to live in a free state without having to leave our own backyard.
To see more on the Maxim 50 visit silencerco.com/maxim50.
UPDATE 9/20/17, 2:37 p.m. EST:
Not so fast! The usual suspects immediately challenged the legality of the Maxim 50 within their respective state. We’re talking about California, New Jersey and Massachusetts. To that end, SilencerCo released the following statement: