It seems like the small and quiet firearm is all the rage these days. I love my suppressed 10/22 takedown, but there’s something to be said for applying the same treatment to a 9mm carbine like the Kel Tec Sub2000. Liberty Suppressors posted these images on their Facebook page (via Reddit) of a concept design they did for that very firearm using an integral silencer and a rather short barrel. It looks bad-ass, and given the volume of the can, no doubt it would be whisper-quiet as well. There’s just one problem . . .
They don’t intend to sell any. Apparently the firearm is too expensive to produce commercially, which is a shame. I want to see the small and quiet trend continue. Nevertheless, concepts like this one are things that I love to see coming out of shops. Wacky, zany ideas that may not work of make fiscal sense, but will no doubt inspire other people to pick up where they left off and have a go at something.
The road to innovation is littered with failed prototypes, but it’s a damn pretty path to walk.