Did we as a nation actually need a shotgun silencer? Probably not, but that didn’t stop us from building a commercially viable one and filming it in use, right?
There’s actually two videos of this incredible innovation in motion, the first is a bit more artsy while the latter truly shows it in action. First:
And now for the video of it actually being put to the test:
I’m sure shotgun owners can spew off a cornucopia of reasons as to why this silencer needed to exist, but the fact of the matter is that it’s cool, and that’s why it was built. Yes, it makes less noise. And yes, that might give you an edge out in the hunting field (maybe). But at what point is it just cheating yourself and the animals?
The Salvo 12, as seen above, is the first commercially viable 12 gauge suppressor. According to TheFireArmBlog:
At the full 12-inch length, SilencerCo claims the suppressor drops report to 137 dB, below OSHA’s 140-dB limit. MSRP: $1,400.