Hiram P. Maxim was the son of United States born inventor, Hiram Stevens Maxim, who brought us the first portable fully automatic machine gun. Hiram P. Maxim, a mechanical engineer, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was a pioneer in ham radio technology and automobiles, and he worked in several other industries before he formed the Maxim Silencer Company in 1908. As an outdoorsman, a hunter, and target shooter, Maxim had an idea come to him as he was shooting near neighbors and was sensitive to their peace and quiet. He developed a fairly effective silencer that was largely popular and sold commercially in local hardware stores for $3.25 per unit. Maxim coined the term "silencer" by including the word in the name of his business; however, there has never been such thing as a literal silencer. Firearms suppressors have been noted as sound suppressors, sound moderators, mufflers, silencers, and the slang term, "cans".
Any shooter knows that even with earmuffs and hearing plugs guns are still loud plus you have to talk louder to be able to hear your comrades at the range. Guns have leave your ears ringing long after you’ve finished shooting and sometimes permanently. Silencers are made to lower the sound signature and make guns more comfortable to the ear when shooting without having to wear the bulky hearing protection earmuffs or the ever so lovely plugs.
Shooting in close quarters (i.e. your home) can permanently damage your hearing. If you are unfortunate enough to have to use deadly force with in your home you don’t have time to apply hearing protection. If you do have time to apply hearing protection you will then be at a disadvantage and not have the upper hand because you won’t be able to hear your perpetrator as well. Silencers on weapons for home defense will save your hearing and your situational awareness.
Hunting with silencers is a great way to truly enjoy the hunt. Protecting your hearing should be one of the highest priorities for all shooters whether hunting or sporting. It reduces noise and recoil, which in turns lets younger and older shooters shoot a more powerful round comfortably without flinching which leads to more ethically harvest of deer and other animals. Old suggested firearms for children deer hunting such as .410 slugs and .223 did great at children being able to shoot comfortably. However these calibers have lead to many deer being wounded and lost due to inadequate power levels. Suppressed hunting rifles result in ethical calibers such as .308 WIN and .300 AAC Blackout harvest deer ethically while remaining low enough in recoil for very small shooters and sound levels similar to .22LR. We have experience with children from 5-10 years of age harvesting deer with suppressed .44mag, .357mag, and .300 blackout. None of the deer shot were lost due to proper shot placement from young shooters who weren’t worried about recoil or noise.
It’s your right to keep and bear ARMS under the Second Amendment of the Untied States Constitution. The Second Amendment to the Constitution was not put in place just so our citizens could “enjoy hunting and the outdoors.” It was designed to keep as an auxiliary right, supporting the natural rights of self-defense, resistance to oppression, and the civic duty to act in concert in defense of the state. The Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
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Type II or Class 3 Firearms are the same thing. These items are regulated by the National Firearms Act. They include all items like: fully automatic and select fire weapons, short barreled rifles/shotguns, and sound suppressors (silencers).More Info on NFA/Gun Trusts