Photos: SilencerCo Shows Off Updated Maxim 9 Pistol at SHOT 2016
Matt Korovesis 01.18.16
In 2015, SilencerCo made big waves when they revealed their Maxim 9 pistol to the world. At the 2016 SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range, they showed off an updated version of the integrally suppressed pistol and it featured some interesting changes.
The 9x19mm Maxim 9, as originally debuted by SilencerCo, was effectively a heavily-modified Smith & Wesson M&P9. The Maxim 9 displayed at Industry Day was an entirely different beast. It featured a proprietary 3D-printed frame (the use of 3D printing was only for prototyping purposes—the final versions will not be 3D-printed) and the gun now feeds from Glock 17 magazines. The version shown at SHOT had a 3.5-inch barrel.
The updated Maxim 9 also sported a modular suppressor system, similar to how their Salvo 12 silencer works.
Regardless of the specific 9x19mm load used, SilencerCo intends to keep the Maxim 9 hearing-safe (139 dB or below).
SilencerCo aims to keep the Maxim 9 at approximately “good pistol plus suppressor” price, placing it comfortably in the $1,400 to $1,800 range. They also want the gun to be usable with a holster, regardless of any further changes they make to the design.
The company currently does not have an anticipated release date for the Maxim 9.
You can learn more about the Maxim 9 and see it firing in this video.