Skip to comments.SilencerCo Integrally Suppressed 9mm Prototype 3D Printed
Posted on 01/20/2016 10:42:32 AM PST by marktwain
SilencerCo Integrally Suppressed Prototype 9mm
One of the first items that was attracting a significant amount of attention at the Shot Show Industry Day at the Range was this SilencerCo integrally suppressed 9mm. They had brought out a similar prototype in September of 2015, but this was a new, improved, version. It is not ready for sale, but I was told that they hope to have them on the market some time in 2016.
Of course, you will need a tax stamp from the ATF if you are not issued one in the military or as a peace officer of some type. It is not an inexpensive firearm, rather high end. Some excellent design features have been incorporated in this prototype.
This one uses Glock magazines. Cheap, easily available, reliable, effective. The pistol is designed to reduce the loudest 9mm (124 grain +P+) to 139 db, below the level recommended for hearing protection. With subsonic 147 grain loads, it will be much quieter.
As I examined the grip, it occurred to me that the frame had been created using additive technology, commonly known as 3D printing. When I asked, that was confirmed. The frame had indeed been prototyped on a 3D printer.
High tech machining (such as they do at Tactical Solutions) will be "buggy whips" in 10 to 15 years.I handled the Silencerco pistol, though I did not shoot it. It was acceptable, It had been designed to be easily holsterable. The designer said that he expected to build in a capacity for a light, and optical sights, that would not interfere with a holster. If you are willing to haul around a steel 1911 type, I do not think the SilencerCo would be a burden.
R Lee Ermey’s favorite gun.
Does look a bit like RoboCop’s.
Id use it around the house. Not sure about in the open. Cops take your weapon if involved in a shooting. Really want to turn over a $2000 gun to them and expect it back, or back in working condition?
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