Historically, Silencer Shop & SilencerCo have had an excellent working relationship; but, that started to slip this year for a variety of reasons.
Over the last year, lots of great suppressor companies have either come into the market or have finally been able to produce enough product to fill the market demand. We've worked closely with these companies to help them understand what the market is looking for, as well as getting their message out so customers truly know all the options that are available to them. It's been an exciting time!
Just look at some of the new products from Sig Sauer Silencers, Griffin Armament, and Rugged Suppressors - and you'll see how fast the technology in this market is improving. On top of that, many of the more established brands (like Liberty, Thunder Beast, GemTech, SureFire, AAC, and others) are working on new products that will make them more competitive than they've been in years.
The true winner when companies are innovating like this is the consumer!
We also introduced our Powered By Silencer Shop program that makes it easier for local dealers to sell anything on the market - instead of being locked into just one or two brands. The program has been a huge success - and we've had extremely positive feedback from our customers, as well as the more than 1,000 dealers who are actively participating (with more joining every day).
More recently, we've started working closely with independent reviewers through our new Silencer Shop Authority program - so you can read honest reviews from people who are using the suppressor just like you do. In the last couple of months, we've already had nearly 50 reviews & videos posted as part of this program.
Unfortunately, since we don't just sell one brand, these factors combined to stress the Silencer Shop / SilencerCo relationship to the breaking point.
For anybody looking for SilencerCo products, we still have 4 to 6 months worth of most products sitting on the shelf - so we won't be out anytime soon. We've also dropped & restarted with multiple manufacturers over the years, and we're always open to carrying SilencerCo products again.
In the meantime, we will continue to stay focused on our dealers & customers to provide the simplest and most reliable buying experience possible!