Top Shot Chris Cheng is at it again, reviewing a new piece of gun technology. In this case, it’s the “Salvo 12,” a shotgun suppressor by SilencerCo.
TheBlaze met with Cheng at the National Rifle Association convention earlier this year, where we talked with the self-taught marksman about quitting his job at Google to work for Bass Pro Shop and his views on “diversity,” the Second Amendment and the NRA.
Sporting his Bass Pro Shop hat in his latest video, Cheng demonstrated just how quiet a shotgun can be with the right attachment:
“There you go, eight, nine rounds — eight rounds. Super smooth, no jams, nice and quiet. Good stuff,” Cheng said.
Here’s another video of Cheng giving his slightly more in-depth view of the silencer:
“It basically sounds like someone is loudly clapping their hands in front of your ear,” he said.
The Salvo 12 comes in four different lengths and is hailed by the company as the “first commercially-viable shotgun suppressor on Earth.”
According to the product’s website, the Salvo 12 provides a “real solution for ear protection,” with the largest version at 12 inches bringing sound down to 137 decibels. This is below hearing-safe levels established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
“Whether you grab a shotgun for hunting, shooting clays or home defense, the Salvo 12 fits most common shotguns — provided you have a choked barrel,” SilencerCo stated. “The suppressor attaches to the the existing choke threads via an adapter. Due to differences in shotgun manufacturer and choke preference, it is important that you select the correct adapter.”
Watch the company’s video showing the new device in slow-mo action:
Overall, Cheng said his first impression of Salvo 12 is that “it’s a really, really great product.”