SilencerCo Maxim 50 Another reason to Reform National Gun Law

by Dean Weingarten

Silencerco Maxim 50 Another reason to Reform National Gun Law
SilencerCo Maxim 50 Another reason to Reform National Gun Law
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona -( SilencerCo, the innovative silencer company that produces most of the silencers for the United States market, has developed a revolutionary new product. It is an integral silencer on a modern muzzleloader, called the Maxim 50.

Josh Waldron of SilencerCo has been one of the strongest voices pushing for reform of the antiquated and poorly conceived National Firearms Act.

In 1932, when the Act was passed, no one gave any explanations for including gun mufflers, called silencers. The inclusion of silencers never made any sense. In the rest of the “developed world”, silencers are often regulated much less than guns. In New Zealand, a liberal mecca, anyone with cash can buy silencers over the counter. Even children are not barred from doing so. Most of Europe considers silencers to be a safety and noise pollution device. New Zealand has not had a rash of “silencer crime”. England has not suffered from an abundance of criminals armed with silencers.

Americans have suffered under the over-regulation and extreme taxes imposed on users of silencers for 70 years. Millions of people have lost hearing because of the public health blunder of the Roosevelt administration in the 1930’s.

The 1934 National Firearms Act has had small areas of common sense interpretation added over the years. Muzzleloading guns are considered antiques and are not regulated under the act. That is why a silenced muzzleloader is not burdened with the extreme red tape and taxes that ordinary silencers are. To obtain an ordinary silencer, a target shooter or hunter has to have his fingerprints taken, apply for a federal tax stamp, pay $200, wait six months to a year, and then, maybe, obtain his silencer. Congress is considering reducing those burdens. A reform law would regulate silencers the same as ordinary rifles and shotguns.

Those restrictions do not apply to the Maxim 50. To obtain a Maxim 50, simply find it at the SilencerCo store online. The price is $999. The rifle is the very successful Traditions Vortek Strikerfire. Pay the price and the rifle and integrated suppressor will be delivered to your doorstep. There are some restrictions in the most restrictive political areas.

New Jersey, Washington D.C., New York City, and Illinois require the Maxim 50 to be shipped to a Federal Firearms License, who can then transfer the rifle to you. The rifle needs to be shipped to a physical address, not a post office box.

SilencerCo Maxim 50 Muzzleloader Rifle
SilencerCo Maxim 50 Muzzleloader Rifle

Other than those restrictions, I believe the Maxim 50 can be purchased mail order all over the country, to adults over the age of 18. $999 is not a bad deal for an excellent rifle and silencer combination. The rifle and silencer together weigh less than eight pounds. That is a good weight for a .50 caliber rifle.

I suspect the Maxim 50 will quickly be sold out and back-ordered. At $999, you are paying about $500 for the silencer. The rifle, separately, sells for about $500.

SilencerCo’s introductory offer includes a limited edition, all-weather carrying case.

The introduction of the Maxim 50 is another nail in the coffin of the ill-considered over-regulation of gun mufflers in the United States.

©2017 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.

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About Dean Weingarten:

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

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So why are we talking about “reforming” an unconstitutional law instead of repealing NFA of 1934. When the States created the Federal Government via the Constitution they delegated a small number of powers to FedGov. Our federal Constitution doesn’t delegate to the federal government any power over the Country at Large to restrict our arms. Accordingly, all pretended federal laws, regulations, orders, opinions, or treaties which purport to do so are unconstitutional as outside the scope of powers delegated. They are also unconstitutional as in violation of the Second Amendment.

Wild Bill

, I do not know, and yep.

Rusty Chains

While I am sorry to hear your daughter was murdered, only a fool believes gang bangers are going to carry silenced weapons, or that there is anything you can do to disarm the criminals who prey on the weak and disarmed. As long as liberal judges maintain a catch and release system for the thugs that infest this nations Democrat controlled cities, this will continue to be the net result. By the way, if your congressman cares a fig about following your demands about the SHARE act, it is because he would never have supported it anyway.

Nicholas Payne

I think this all missing the point. Let me explain politics to you. This how it works. Right now I care about the American habit of shooting people and my daughter being one of those shot, one of the 10,000 or so shot dead every year. You do something about that and I wont care a fig about silencers. Until that happens I will ask my congressman to vehemently oppose the silencer part of the SHARE act, because the issue is not sportsmens’ ear drums being blown out, but kids brains. Sportsmen can always wear ear muffs.

Wild Bill

Payne, First, my sincere sympathy for your loss. Second, There are lots of people, that frequent this site, that would argue that your daughter should have exercised common sense and left the area. What is your opinion of that theory?


I suppose I can understand how grief would make you totally irrational, but your ignorance is your own fault.


extrapolating this convoluted logic, until all drug dealers are in jail, Harleys all need to run unmuffled drag pipes?

what is the correlation between making firearms quieter and your daughter being shot?


So, until cars stop killing people, they should be unmuffled, too?

You should avoid Ex Lax…you’re so full of it that one dose would make you dissappear.


We have done something about that. NRA Eddy Eagle, the increasing amount of firearm instructors, the increasing number of CCW holders are all increasing safety concerning firearms. Oddly enough, the criminals in jail for shooting people dead are in jail for the act of unlawfully killing someone, not for the tool used. Strangely enough, a large number of them, I believe a plurality of them, already were felons and illegally acquired the gun from another criminal. So, that means they already committed two crimes prior to murdering someone. I am sure another law that only matters for those who obey… Read more »


At NP, While I could ONLY imagine an emotional nightmare what losing one of my 3 daughters would be like, you are caught up in displacement behavior. That is kicking the family dog which is giving an outlet for your “substitution of another form of behavior for what is usual or expected especially when the usual response is nonadaptive or socially inappropriate”. How does keeping suppressors heavily regulated and taxed have a correlation in reducing crime? Surely all those other “progressive” countries without ANY regulation would have crime statistics with their misuse. Well, there isn’t any…. duh! How do you… Read more »