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So SilencerCo will be making their Maxim 9 all in house, and all from scratch

The suppressor maker is stepping into firearm production, displaying the improved version of their 9mm Maxim integrally suppressed handgun at SHOT Show 2016.

Originally introduced last September and named as a tribute to Hiram Percy Maxim, inventor of the original Silencer, the prototype which sports a large rectangular suppression chamber that extends from the chamber forward and hangs down to the trigger guard was at the time based on a Smith & Wesson M&P 9.

The original versions of the Maxim were based on the Smith M&P, which has been left behind. SilencerCo tells Guns.com the Maxim project has been two years in the making. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

The original versions of the Maxim were based on the Smith M&P, which has been left behind. SilencerCo tells Guns.com the Maxim project has been two years in the making. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

Moving well past that concept, SilencerCo is in the 20th stage of their design process with the Maxim 9, which will consist of a polymer-framed handgun made completely in-house with the emphasis being a gun made around a suppressor rather than a suppressor made to fit the gun.

The new gun, is all new. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

The new gun, is all new. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

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Kimber enters wheelgun market, drops K6S snub nose revolver

Kimber debuted their new K6S stainless steel .357 snubby at the 2016 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas this week.

In a departure from the new trend to add a polymer to revolvers, Kimber’s entrance into the field is a six-shot, .38/.357 features an all-stainless frame, cylinder, and barrel with a smooth satin finish. As a tip of the hat to obvious concealed carry use, the K6S is built on a small frame with a two-inch barrel and 1.39-inch wide cylinder– that they bill as the smallest of its kind on the market…

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