What do you think?
When I first saw SilencerCo’s new shotgun suppressor, the Salvo 12, I had no doubt it would effectively muffle the blast of a shotgun. I’ve used SilencerCo suppressors a number of times, and they’ve all done a great job of reducing muzzle blast to ear-safe levels. But the Salvo 12 initially looked so ungainly I assumed it would be awkward as heck to use. Certainly, for the wingshooter, it would be like swinging a stick with a bread box tied to the end. Right?
I was wrong.
I used the Salvo 12 yesterday on a Benelli 12-gauge several times, equipped with the largest of the Salvo models, the 12-inch version, and discovered that it was actually fairly easy to point and shoot at moving targets with this rig. It took some practice, of course, as the weight on the end of the barrel does shift your balance point. But by the second and third round of clay pigeons, I and others here in Salt Lake City, Utah, at the launch of the Salvo 12, were noticeably improved shooters—and knocking down more pigeons with each round.