BREAKING: SilencerCo unveils shotgun supressor: ‘Salvo 12’

SilencerCo on Monday unveiled the ‘Salvo 12,’ the first commercially-viable shotgun suppressor.

MSRP: $1,400

From the SilencerCo press release:

The Salvo 12 is modular in nature — the shooter can add or remove sections to balance their sound suppression, weight and length needs. At its full length of 12 inches, it brings sound down to 137 dB at the muzzle — well below the 140 dB hearing-safe level set by OSHA.

Whether you grab a shotgun for hunting, shooting clays or home defense, the Salvo 12 fits most common shotguns — provided you have a choked barrel. The suppressor attaches to the the existing choke threads via an adapter. Due to differences in shotgun manufacturer and choke preference, it is important that you select the correct adapter.

More info to come… Stay tuned.

A look at the Salvo 12 (Photo: Dom Raso)

A look at the Salvo 12 (Photo: Dom Raso)

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • chuck Shotwell January 21, 2017, 8:57 am

    I would Lone to see them take the silencer from the Feds and put the on a sales counter. I’m sure that if they had done this years ago I wouldn’t have the RINGING in my head. Thanks for all you do.

  • Russ July 22, 2014, 3:01 pm

    I could buy 1400 packs of earplugs for the price of 1 of these.
    Personally, I can’t find a use for this product.
    I’m still shaking my head asking myself why.(maybe hunting?)
    Curiosity made me watch the video. I guess it has the “cool factor” for some.
    Part of my enjoyment of firearms is the big bang.
    Thanks for the info. & what will they think of next?

    • John Weiss III July 23, 2014, 10:00 am

      Suppressors are very useful tools. For sporting clays, maybe not so much. But for room clearing (i.e. home defense), or team work, suppressors help prevent hearing loss/degradation while moving in an enclosed environment. For example, just one round fired from a 16″ barreled carbine chambered in 5.56x45mm inside an average sized room causes permanent hearing loss. Shotguns are tough to beat when used in in room clearing, and if your buddy is carrying a ballistic shield, and you’re his cover, your muzzle inevitably rests about four inches from his ear. It’s just the nature of the beast. I am pretty sure he would really appreciate a suppressor in that scenario. When your team is all sporting suppressors, they help you identify if that gunshot is was incoming or outgoing. Where feral hogs are a problem, suppressors are handy in not spooking every animal within a half mile radius. So yes, they are pricey (not to mention the extra two hundred clams Uncle Sam removes from your wallet in the process), they add extra length and weight to whatever you stick them on, and they all make your gun dirtier than shooting without one, but they are a useful tool.

    • littlemike July 23, 2014, 1:52 pm

      You got enough plugs for everybody around you? Everybody in a one-mile radius? Suppressors not only reduce the nuisance of noise pollution, they help the shooter’s situational awareness by not isolating him from the rest of the ambient sounds in his environment—including conversation.

    • John Wick January 21, 2017, 6:09 am

      When shoot as much as I do anything that can help bring down the DB’s is great

  • h July 22, 2014, 11:24 am

    How possible would it be to see this on a KSG- however it works to adapt the Salvo 12 to Keltec’s shotgun? I’d love to see that- even if it was an artist rendering, definitely if it was a picture, absolutely if it’s hanging from the end of my KSG… Let’s make it happen-

    • Administrator July 22, 2014, 12:23 pm

      KSG does not have choke threads

  • phil July 22, 2014, 8:23 am

    Isn’t safe decibel limit 85?…. OH regs come and go, ….. but 137 decibels sounds a touch much!

  • phil July 22, 2014, 8:22 am

    Isn’t safe decibel limit 85?…. OH regs come and go, ….. but 137 decibels sounds a touch much!

  • Patrick July 22, 2014, 5:40 am

    Looks cool, but too bad you didn’t show just how it attaches to the end of the barrel. Would there be any gunsmithing required? Does the barrel need to be threaded?

    • Lee Dingle July 22, 2014, 8:20 am

      The Silencerco press release says that it attaches using choke threads.

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