SilencerCo is generating quite the media firestorm today with their announcement of the Maxim 9, an integrally-suppressed 9mm pistol based off the Smith & Wesson M&P platform.  The pistol will be holsterable and hearing safe with any factory ammunition.

Top Shot Chris Cheng is one of the first to shoot the prototype.

SilencerCo releases the Maxim, an integrally suppressed 9mm pistol based off the S&W M&P platform. Chris Cheng got his hands on an initial prototype and demo’d the gun in international waters off Key West, FL.

I’m sure that like any prototype it probably has a little way to go before it’s in a final form, but its a very interesting concept, and I suspect that it could prove to be very popular.