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Maxim Quiet: Maxim Defense Moving to Dominate Suppressor Game

By Attachments, Firearms and Accessories

Maxim Defense is now manufacturing suppressors. Beginning with one for a belt-fed, then the DSX-D (Duty Suppressor System – Direct Thread) suppressor, plus the DRF-22 (Direct Thread Rimfire) suppressor, with more to come. 

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And none other than Phil Dater is helping them do it. 

Maxim Suppressor Development

After S&W acquired Gemtech Suppressors and moved the company cross country, Maxim Defense was privileged to hire many of the talented people who remained behind. One of those people was Phil Dater. You might remember his name from the founding of Gemtech and the excellent work done by Antares Technologies in the modern small arms and suppressor industry.

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Michael Windfield, founder and owner of Maxim Defense, launched the development of Maxim’s suppressors with the directive, “We do the hard stuff first.” Hard stuff in this context refers to successfully suppressing an FN MAG belt-fed machine gun, which they did.

MSX 240
Having checked that box, they began developing a full line of suppressors. Those devices are now dropping sound levels well below the OSHA hearing safe threshold of 140dB. For example, the average measurements taken per MILSTD-1474D while testing the
DSX-D suppressor were 134dB on a 10.3″ AR-15 chambered in 5.56 and 114dB with the DRF-22 rimfire suppressor. These sound levels were measured at the shooter’s ear.

Maxim Defense DSX-D Suppressor

The DSX-D (Duty Suppressor System – Direct Thread) suppressor is specifically designed to minimize a suppressed weapon system’s violent cyclic rate and gas blowback.


The suppressor consists of a three-piece MonoKore design that adds 7.25″ to the muzzle of your rifle. The DSX-D is rated for full auto in all available calibers; 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and 6.5 Creedmoor.

There is, however, an 8.5″ barrel restriction. Additionally, the suppressor can be pinned to a 10.3″ barrel to give you a 16″ overall barrel length essentially.


DSX-D Suppressor Features

  • State of the art MonoKore Design
  • Simple three-piece design
  • Constructed of military-grade materials (Grade-5 Titanium and 17-4 Stainless Steel)
  • Drops the sound level below the OSHA hearing safe threshold of 140dB
  • Purposely built for each available caliber (5.56, 7.62, 6.5 Creedmoor)
  • The suppressor core has integrated carbon cutters for easy tube cleaning
  • Full auto rated in all available calibers
  • Ships with direct thread mount (1/2×28 for 5.56 or 5/8×24 for 7.62 and 6.5 Creedmoor)
  • Disassembles with standard tools for end-user serviceability 

DSX-D Suppressor Technical Specs

  • Diameter: 1.75″ outer diameter
  • Material Composition: Grade-5 Titanium and 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 21 ounces
  • Overall Length: 7.9″
  • Finish: Cerakote and DLC (Diamond-Like Coating)

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DSX-D Suppressor Testing Protocol

The Duty Suppressor System is built for the world’s most rigorous demands; this suppressor is designed to be the most robust and strongest suppressor in its category.

It has been repeatedly tested with SOCOM tables across various calibers and barrel lengths, down to 8.5″ 5.56 NATO with M855 ball ammunition. It has survived with no damage or significant change in sound reduction.

SOCOM Firing Table test is conducted using eight fully loaded 30-round magazines, fired sequentially at different rates, from 1 round per second to a full auto mag dump.

Magazine #1 – 1 round per second

Magazine #2 – 2 rounds per second

Magazine #3 – 1 round per second

Magazine #4 – 3 to 5 round burst

Magazine #5 – 1 round per second

Magazine #6 – 2 rounds per second

Magazine #7 – 1 round per second

Magazine #8 – full auto mag dump


Maxim Defense DFR-22 Rimfire Suppressor

The DRF-22 (Direct Thread Rimfire) Suppressor is specifically designed to minimize the increase in cyclic rate and gas blowback of a suppressed rimfire firearm. Design features include the significant reduction of sound signature, decreasing flash signature, reduction of recoil, and an increase in overall accuracy.


DRF-22 Rimfire Suppressor Features

  • State of the art MonoKore Design
  • Simple three-piece design
  • Constructed of military-grade materials
  • No detectable first round pop
  • Designed explicitly for .22LR pistols and rifles chambered in .22LR, .22MAG, and.17HMR
  • Disassembles with standard tools for end-user serviceability


DRF-22 Rimfire Suppressor Technical Specs

  • Diameter: 1.0″ outer diameter
  • Material Composition: 7075-T6 Aluminum and 6AI-4V Titanium
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces
  • Overall Length: 5.9″
  • Finish: Type III MIL-SPEC hard coat anodizing and DLC

Find the entire Maxim Defense suppressor lineup here online.

Faxon Glock 17 barrel

Faxon Glock 17 Barrel(s) | Threaded & Ready To Drop

By Firearms and Accessories

Faxon Glock 17 Barrels are here! Threaded and ready to drop in! You’ve got more options for customization, which is already one of the biggest perks of being in the Glock “Family.” Faxon Firearms is making its own machined threaded barrels. Faxon is well known for its quality control and overall dedication to its craft, so hopefully, this continues that trend.

Faxon Glock 17 Barrel

Here’s what Faxon Firearms had to say about their line of Glock barrels:

Faxon’s Match Series Pistol Barrels for G17 / Glock 17 are machined 100% in-house from stress-relieved 416-R stainless steel. These barrels are then given a black Nitride or PVD coating to increase lubricity, barrel life, and resistance to surface wear. All barrels are conventionally rifled to allow a broader range of ammunition to be used, including cast lead. The barrels drop into factory-spec slides with no gunsmithing required. Better-than-factory tolerances ensure a consistent, tighter lockup than OEM.

Faxon Glock 17 barrel

Technical specifications for the Faxon Glock 17 barrel:

  • Handgun: Glock G17
  • Barrel Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel Profile: Flame Fluted, Drop-In (Compatible with Gen 1-4)
  • Barrel Material: 416-R Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10
  • Muzzle Thread: N/A
  • Crown: 11-degree Target Crown
  • Rifling Method: Button Rifled, Fully Stress Relieved
  • Rifling Type: Conventional
  • Inside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride & Chameleon (Rainbow) PVD

The Glock G17 is an incredibly popular handgun, and Faxon has more than one barrel available for it. Available designs for the G17 include fluted, not fluted, threaded, and not threaded. Finishes include the rainbow chameleon PVD, gold, and black.

If you prefer the more compact dimensions of the Glock 19, Faxon has you covered. Their aftermarket G19 barrels are compatible with all generations of G19 and are offered in a variety of finishes and styles.

Faxon Glock 19 barrel

Technical specifications for the Glock 19 barrel.

  • Handgun Type: G19
  • Barrel Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel Profile: Drop-In (Compatible with Gen 1-5)
  • Barrel Material: 4150
  • Barrel Twist: 1:10
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2×28 TPI
  • Crown: 11-degree Target Crown
  • Rifling Method: Button Rifled, Fully Stress Relieved
  • Rifling Type: Conventional
  • Inside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride
  • Outside Finish: Salt Bath Nitride

Faxon Firearms manufactures barrels for the G17, G19, G34, and G43/43X, among other products. So the odds are good they have a barrel or other aftermarket product to fit your needs.

MSRP begins at $139.00.


ARMSLIST: What You Need To Know About The Firearms Marketplace

By Firearms and Accessories

If you’re into firearms, chances you may have heard of ARMSLIST., and with over 2.5 million users and over 1,300 registered FFL dealers, chances are, you’ve also been on the website. ARMSLIST doesn’t actually sell firearms. Instead, they help their large network of registered FFL dealers to help serve users.

Plus occasionally you run to some particularly entertaining listing.

Armslist Tacti-cool


ARMSLIST allows people in the United States to list firearms for sale and communicate safely, securely, and legally. Whether you’re a dealer, manufacturer, or individual gun owner, Armslist provides you with an alternative to auction sites and has drastically lower fees, and zero commission fees.


ARMSLIST has guns and gear, accessories, blogs, and reviews on hundreds of products you’d be interested in owning, all while conducting business easily and legally.

Buying or Selling on ARMSLIST

The first thing to know about buying a gun on ARMSLIST is that you don’t need an account to buy a gun. As a non-subscriber, you can still purchase from the ARMSLIST network of over 1,300 FFL dealers. However, having an account opens up new possibilities for you.

Armslist offers two different account types, the Premium Vendor account, and the Personal account. Each account is adjusted to the seller’s needs, which provides options that many online companies don’t offer.

Plus while you’re looking to buy or sell you might run into one of these, like a Taylor Swiftnikov or a Mosin Nag-not.


ARMSLIST Legal Defense Fund

Arsmlist also helps maintain the ARMSLIST Legal Defense Fund that fights to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans, focusing on issues regarding the internet. We know that might not apply to all of you but, Armslist also provides up-to-date news articles about guns, gun laws, and opinionated articles to educate the public on matters affecting gun rights.

Armslist Legal Fund

We encourage anyone interested in selling or buying guns to try ARMSLIST today. But, of course, if you’re not interested in buying or selling products, you could always support the Legal Defense Fund to ensure the gun tights are not stripped away.

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read more about ARMSLIST on or visit You can also find them on Youtube, Gab, and Twitter.


MD-1505: an AR~ish Take on the Maxim PDX

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The PDX from Maxim Defense has proven to be an extraordinarily popular design over the last few years, but it has (understandably) never been on the lower end of the firearm price point scale. They have now launched the “MD-1505”, to make a more affordable AR-15 style PDX available. Though similar to the PDX in size and capability, the PDX has MILSPEC forged receivers and a different handguard. With the SCW stock, SCW brace, and SCW pistol system options, there should be a version available for most conceivable needs.



Maxim Defense tells us,

Maxim Defense MD-1505

When you’re looking for Maxim Defense PDX ingenuity in a standard AR-15 package, the MD-1505 is your answer. The MD-1505 was engineered to bring our top-tier PDX package to an even more affordable price point.

Starting at the muzzle, each MD-1505 is equipped with the patented Maxim HATEBRAKE muzzle device, which reduces recoil, decreases flash signature, pushes gasses and concussion wave downrange away from the operator, and improves overall performance in short barrel pistols and rifles.


Maxim Defense Hatebrake

The external shape of the HATE BRAKE is designed to work with M-Slot compatible hand-guards.

For increased comfort and versatility every MD-1505 features our free-floating Slimline Handguard. These handguards provide a monolithic-like upper receiver platform and M-Slot compatibility on five sides. At the rear, the MD-1505S is equipped with our SCW Stock for the ultimate in compactness, comfort, and versatility.




• MOA accurate
• Free-floating Maxim Slimline handguard
• Military-grade materials
• SCW compact stock
• Increased reliability due to included HATEBRAKE
• Optimized for low flash signature
• Ambidextrous magazine release
• Ambidextrous selector

• CALIBERS 5.56 NATO, .300BLK, 7.62×39
• BARREL LENGTH 5.5” / 139.7mm
• MUZZLE VELOCITY 5.56 NATO, 62gr: 1965 FPS avg. .300 BLK, 115gr: 1850 FPS avg. 7.62×39, 124gr: 1675 FPS avg.
• OVERALL LENGTH 18.75” / 476.25mm




MD-1505 Models

» MD-1505S «

» MD-1505SPB «

» MD-1505SPS «




MD-1505 Affordability

MD is well aware that “affordable” is an extremely subject term. Those who will immediately react negatively to the MSRP, know this: Maxim Defense has never sacrificed quality for a reduction in cost. Their description says more affordable, not “easily affordable” or any other permutation thereof. In the specific case of the MD-1505 vs. PDS, it is more affordable. That said, quality speaks for itself. The price point will not be for everyone.

Maxim Defense: Not built for safe queens. 

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Taylor’s & Company Announces the TC86 Takedown

By Camping/Bivouac Gear, Firearms and Accessories

U.S.-based Taylor’s & Company (which is out of Winchester, VA) is known for importing historical firearms. They now have something new to be excited about. It’s their new lever-action hunter: The TC86 Takedown Rifle. It’s pretty nifty because it dips its toes into modern functionality and old aesthetics.

It’s sort of anachronistic in that way.

According to Taylor’s & Company, the TC86 Takedown is a “hunting rifle where style meets functionality.”

Made for getting out in the sticks, while maintaining a classy design. The TC86 take-down lever-action rifle breaks down for travel, making it a versatile companion for any hunt, hike, or just go plinking at the range. It features a color case receiver, checkered pistol grip. and walnut stock.  A rubber butt plate absorbs recoil, and the wide lever size allows for easy use in all conditions. It also includes a weaver rail sight with a Skinner peep sight on it.

Taylor’s & Company brings to the gun enthusiast classic firearms that made cowboys, lawmen, and outlaws famous, but with a modern twist,” said Rob Girard, VP of Sales & Marketing. “All Taylor’s premium firearms are made using the latest in precision machinery and high-quality materials with one goal in mind; to create reliable and accurate reproductions of Civil War, Old West, hunting and tactical guns from the 19th century. The TC86 Takedown is a perfect example of this.”

TC86 Takedown Rifle – From Different Angles

Looking at the TC86 Takedown Rifle from different angles.

The TC86 Takedown is available and models are shipping now. To learn more about the TC86 Takedown and the product offerings from Taylor’s & Company, you can go check out the website at:


LENGTH: 16.5” | CALIBER: .45-70

MSRP: $1839.86

ShotStop Duritium plate

ShotStop Cold Weather Coupon

By Chest Rigs/Plate Carriers/Belt Rigs

Body armor and plates are in increasing demand, at least down in the States. Many places have sold out. Some places, particularly those worst hit by recent winter storms, are way behind on deliveries. Neither of those things is the case with ShotStop Ballistics, however…or so they’re saying:

“We are hearing many armor companies have diminishing stock and slow delivery times. Not ShotStop! We are ready to take your order whether you are an agency or civilian looking for the lightest most durable ballistic technology out there.”

ShotStop plates in action

ShotStop plates in action – some sort of photo op action, anyway. ShotStop offers a variety of body armor plates in different protective levels and offers a 15-year warranty.

Details of ShotStop’s Cold Weather Coupon

• Use coupon code protect2021 for15% off
• Offer is valid through February 28, 2021
•  Applies to any order of armor plates and BallisticBoard inserts
• Limit One Usage Per Customer
* While supplies last

ShotStop plates are made with a material they call Duritium, the use of (though not the science of) which they describe this way:

“Our patented Duritium technology and processes allow our advanced body armor to be thinner, lighter, and more durable than anything else on the market. Utilizing Duritium technology often results in up to 45 percent reduction in thickness and up to 200 percent reduction in weight, compared to other body armor plates (steel, ceramic, or poly) on the market at the same protection level.”

ShotStop Armor Plates

The right armor, in the right plate carrier, could keep you alive. It will also keep some desperado from shooting holes in your favorite viking shirt.

You can see their NIJ rating chart online here.

ShotStop’s Jason Henkel once explained Duritium in this way:

“Basically, what Duritium is, it’s a next-generation polyethylene that has an unusually high tensile strength. This tensile strength lends itself very well to ballistics and body armor projectile, basically kinetic energy disbursement. With that, we have decided to enter the market of body armor, vehicle armor, and building material uparmorment [sic], for safe rooms, for schools, for banks, for public areas.

A lot of uses for the Duritium technology, but today we’d kind of like to talk a little bit about our body armor line. The reason for this, at the end of the day, is that we want to save the lives of those who are serving to protect ours in the public; who are protecting our children, who are protecting our freedoms, our liberties. The entrance of Duritium technology is going to certainly enable that in the world.”

About ShotStop in their own words:

“Disruptive lifesaving ballistics technologies and materials for consumer, law enforcement, and defense markets.With its patented technologies, ShotStop provides advanced armor solutions that are stronger, lighter, thinner, and lower cost.”

You can learn more about the company and its plates and ballistic inserts online: