Guns Chris Cheng – first impressions of the “Salvo 12” shotgun suppressor Recoil Staff August 6, 2014 Join the Conversation Nathan Murr wasn't the only RECOIL-contributor or -friend at the recent SilencerCo event that debuted the Salvo 12. So was Chris Cheng. Our web editor asked him for a quick rundown on his first impressions. This was his response. WHOA. AWESOME. Those were the first words that came out of my mouth after shooting SilencerCo's groundbreaking new shotgun suppressor. It's not common that a truly new product hits the market, and the SilencerCo team has dubbed their new “Salvo 12” as the first “commercially viable” shotgun suppressor. I was initially struck by the shape and look of the suppressor and how the baffles are on the underbelly of the unit, as opposed to completely surrounding the unit which is common in pistol and rifle suppressors. This offset design allows the shotgunner to still use iron sights since the suppressor stays below the top of the barrel. If the Salvo had a more “traditional” suppressor shape, then you'd have to mount raised iron sights or a scope to compensate. I shot the 12″ and 6″ models on a variety of shotguns (Benelli M2 and M4, Mossberg 500 and 930) and I actually favored the 12″ most. Even though it's the longest model, I enjoyed being able to rip off 12 gauge rounds without needing ear protection. The Salvo 12 weighs 32 ounces, which I didn't really notice when swinging through flying clays. I also noticed considerable recoil reduction which assisted me with follow up shots. Here's a quick look at how level I could keep a Benelli M2 while dumping 9 rounds Notice: We Found Bulk Ammo In Stock: SK Flatnose Target .22 LR 50ct $7.95 creedmoorsports.comSK Flatnose Match .22 LR 50ct $9.95 creedmoorsports.com RWS .22 LR R50 50ct $16.50 creedmoorsports.comCreedmoor .223 55gr HPBT 20ct $21.95 creedmoorsports.comVolume Discounts Available. Free Shipping on orders over $99 with code "FREESHIP" Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! Apologies in advance if you were expecting a suppressed shotgun to sound like this (warning, Hollywood violence): The Salvo 12 has an MSRP of $1,400 and will be available this Fall. SilencerCo offers a lifetime warranty on their products, and even warranties “stupid” in the event of user error. The Salvo 12 is definitely a game changer that I suspect will have a tremendously positive impact on the industry. Follow Chris Cheng at TopShotChris.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TopShotChris. Learn more about Chris in an article about him here in NRA's America's 1ST Freedom. Explore RECOILweb:Browning's Speed Dial Pocket Deploy KnifeSunday Night Range Pr0n: Fall Machine Gun Fun in Northern Nevada[WATCH] RECOILtv All Access: Langdon Tactical Beretta PX4 pistolLeupold LTO Tracker 2 HD on RECOILtv Mail Call Budget AR-15s In Stock: S&W M&P15 .223 $699.99 sportsmans.com PSA PA-15 M4 $719.99 palmettoarmory.com Bulk Handgun Ammo in Stock .45 Auto FMJ 230gr 1000ct $599 Prime Ammunition Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!