Get your Form 4’s filled out and your checks to the ATF ready, SilencerCo’s long-awaited Maxim 9 is expected to hit the shelves in April of this year! The unique integrally-suppressed 9mm handgun was announced back in 2015. SilencerCo showed the new production models off at this year’s SHOT Show and have stated the much-anticipated pistols are expected to be in stores by April.
The firearms community has been holding its collective breath for the release of the Maxim 9. The Maxim borrows its name from the first inventor of the firearm suppressor, Hiram Maxim. Though it isn’t the first integrally-suppressed firearm, the Maxim 9 is disruptive and exciting for plenty of reasons. The Maxim 9 is semi-automatic and loads reliably, even with subsonic ammunition. Here’s SilencerCo’s original release trailer, in the guise of those classic 80’s action movies.
The suppressed barrel on the Maxim 9 is modular like SilencerCo’s shotgun suppressor, the Salvo 12. This leads to the Maxim 9 having two suppressed settings. In the shorter suppressed mode, it clocks in a 9.5″ in length, 2.31 pounds in weight, and will take subsonic ammunition down to hearing safe (an average of 139.9 dB for a 147gr subsonic load.) When you add the modular suppressor extension onto the Maxim, your total length comes to 10.75″, 2.44 pounds in weight, and is hearing safe for all 9mm ammunition. A 115 grain load with be about 137 dB, a 124 grain load comes out to just over 138 dB, and shooting full velocity 147 grain loads will be a hush 136.3 dB.
The Maxim 9 has minimal snag points and is holsterable. Currently, there aren’t many holsters made exclusively for the Maxim 9’s unique shape, but we will be seeing multiple holster models coming out in the next few months. Though the Maxim 9 is probably a bit too big for comfortable IWB concealed carry, a shoulder harness or belt holster might make a perfect option. As the longer version ensures that all loads are hearing safe, this pistol can be used defensively in a moment’s notice without damaging your hearing.
SilencerCo produced this short documentary on the development of the Maxim 9. If you’re interested in the new integrally suppressed pistol, the video is worth your time.
SilencerCo’s Maxim 9 will retail for $1,499, and should be available for purchase in April of 2017. As this is an NFA item, you will need to fill out a Form 4 and pay for the $200 tax stamp in order to own this unique firearm. If you live in the North Texas area, Defender Outdoors Shooting Center can help you with your paperwork and setting up a trust for purchasing NFA items. You can also contact your local gun store, gun range, or U.S. Law Shield attorneys for more assistance.