Obscure Object of Desire: World’s Longest Shotgun

TTAG reported on SilencerCo’s new shotgun silencer a couple of days ago. Pictures and videos of the Salvo 12 have hit the net today. The above demo by Top Shot competitor Chris Cheng doesn’t really tell us much about the noise levels, as video mics cut-out when things go bang. Still, he’s not wearing ear pro is he? [Note: I now have permanent tinnitus because I didn’t wear ear protection when a silencer maker told me a modified gun was “ear safe.” Three shots. That’s all it took. You have been warned.] Regardless of the db’s involved it must be said: that is the porn star of shotguns. Pie-ing a room with this bad boy? Not unless you’re doing it Three Stooges Style. Still, I want one. If nothing else, a silenced Benelli M2 will help me silence people who say it’s recoil that puts off new shotgun shooters. It’s the noise. And now, the weight. Sigh. Way cool slow-mo video after the jump . . .


  1. avatar Ken says:

    Nowhere near the world’s longest shotgun. Excluding the punt guns of yore, check out the MetroGun barrel extension. http://www.metrogun.com/index.html
    You want long? Click on their photo gallery.

    1. avatar Roy says:

      Beat me to it.

    2. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      Yep, and some of the early prototypes were about seven feet long.

    3. avatar 16V says:

      That’s not a long shotgun, this is a long shotgun…


      It’s as uninformed as saying a 12V71 is a “huge diesel”…


  2. After a lot of experimentation and tactical shotgun classes, I installed a 24″ inch barrel on my Remington Police Magnum with a 10 round magazine, 10+1 capacity.

    Better to have more than you need, then to not have enough.

    I also have put on a sidesaddle and a stock sidesaddle to do a full emergency reload.

    Because when the time comes, all you have if you are using in a shotgun is what you bring to the party.

    Nothing says, “Back off” better than 23 rounds of 00 buck and slugs.

  3. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    [Note: I now have permanent tinnitus because I didn’t wear ear protection when a silencer maker told me a modified gun was “ear safe.” Wife has tinnitus and it is unfun. I know once I shot my Model 12 and my ears were ringing for awhile. I now religiously wear ear plugs.

    1. Get this…

      I have a video on my channel about hearing protection and a guy posted a comment today and said, “I always shoot my AR and my 1911 without hearing protection and my doctor said my hearing is fine.”

      I told him, “Start setting aside money for hearing aids by the time you hit 40 years of age.”

      Idiots….they just keep popping up. So much for natural selection.

      1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

        Indeed. Hearing loss is cumulative. And repeated exposure adds up.

        I have tinnitus after a lot of years of shop noise, hammering on steel, guns, fireworks, explosions, driving farm machines with the cab open, etc.

        What tipped me over the edge was being in a shop with a bunch of angle grinders. One day, I woke up and my ears were still ringing. I figured “Eh, no big deal, it’ll go away soon enough.”

        A week later, my ears were still ringing. Five years later, my ears are still ringing.

        Their hearing will be fine… until suddenly it isn’t.

  4. avatar DavyJones says:

    “Damn you tinitus! You are a cruel cruel mistress!”

    I feel your pain mine comes and goes

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      Mine came and stayed. Been dealing with it for over 25 years. Some days the ringing is so bad, I think other people can hear it, and I’m surprised that they can’t.

  5. avatar rlc2 says:

    Great video- Want that Benelli- its the shekels that are putting me off…
    Fantastic product by Silencero – also want, and not as a toy- but a real ear saver-

    I suppose my chances of EVER getting one in CA are ….?

    PS: to my point earlier on NRA spokespersons- Chris Cheng is another great example-
    smart, easy to identify with, by Millenials,, tech-types, Asians
    I did not watch Top Shot, so I didnt know his previous employer was Google-

    here he does a GREAT job explaining Government Intrusion- Ukraine, and politics of 2A

    Being out and proud Gay, without the wispy lispy affectation-
    he must be just exploding heads in the StateRunMedia, and progressive PR weenie world

    Is it any wonder you dont see much exposure outside NRA and some gun blogs – no wonder Bloomie and others are so viciously and desperately attacking the NRA, they know its all over when people like Cheng sign up to get out the word about freedom.

    Say, all you non-OFWGs …dont you just love the hypocrisy of the progtard plantation?


    1. avatar rlc2 says:

      oops my bad- I copied wrong link, it should not be a re-run of the shotgun demo,
      but the next in the YouTube video roll under Cheng/NRA called “Government Intrusion”

      (that in my enthusiam for illustrating my earlier point about new ‘non-OFWG’ spokes-persons hired by NRA)
      I missed that RF had already just posted same exact (?) video- one article down…

      ah well, great minds think alike…

  6. avatar Bob says:

    As if one needed more motivation for an SBS project.

  7. avatar Another Robert says:

    I dunno they don’t look any longer than an old bolt-action 12 gauge I saw in a now defunct gun shop in Nacogdoches years ago. I think it had a 36″ barrel. I kind of wanted it just for the novelty but the price was too high for that kind of thing.

  8. avatar Dr. Michael S. Brown says:

    Don’t forget the silenced shotgun in “No Country for Old Men”


    1. avatar Jon says:

      Lol, look at the size of the silencer XD , I think he’s undercompensating for something! 😉

  9. avatar rlc2 says:

    Now if Remington can just find a way to pay Silencero for use of their tech, to replace about 12″ of the existing barrell on the synthetic Express 870, as integrated into barrell to stay over the 18″ limit, yet retaining the 7 round tube below, you would have a KISS and quiet proven pump that would be the One Shotgun to Rule Them All.

    Imagine being able to swap out that “quiet HD” barrell with a Wingmaster for turkey,
    or a rifled slug deer hunting barrell. They would sell thousands of those, and probably bring a whole new generation of gunners into shotgun hunting, some day after.

    I’d move out of CA just for that…or maybe GOA and SAF and NRA can file a lawsuit over it…?
    Time to catch up with our European betters – why should they be the only ones with hearing conservation devices on their weapons?

    “Save the Children’s …Hearing”

  10. avatar rlc2 says:

    Speaking of length-

    Add that Silencero to this bull pup kit, and you are only 2″ longer than stock 870..


    or this one:

    a little bit heavier

    or on the UTAS…lightest of all

  11. avatar Ing says:

    I might have tinnitus, but it’s hard to tell for sure. That darn ringing in my ears keeps getting in the way.

  12. avatar NJ2AZ says:

    Thought i ruined my right ear years ago. An ear plug didnt seal well but i couldnt tell til after an afternoon of shooting when i took the plug out and my hearing was just as muffled. Hurt and was scratchy for weeks before it came back.

    Now i wear ear plugs AND muffs whenever i shoot.

  13. avatar Lolinski says:

    3 shots from a badly suppressed gun? Try 30 from a M16 at about 5-10 meters distance (NOTE: don’t try it, it sucks).

    IMO always wear ear pro unless shooting with a suppressor+subsonic. Even with a suppressor you will get hearing damage if you shoot alot (hunting is okay since you fire a few shots).

    Regarding the “Look! No ear pro”-guy he might be onto something. I know a guy about 60+ years old he never shot with ear pro (shotguns and automatics) and he hears just fine. Doesn’t mean I want to try.

    About the shotgun; making the suppressor extend to the sides instead of down would allow you to use long magtubes.

  14. avatar Jeff says:

    Actually, he is wearing ear pro. See those black plugs in his ear?

    1. avatar TimB says:

      When he shoots without the silencer, yes. With the silencer, no.

      1. avatar Lolinski says:

        Silencer or not use hearing protection. 135 decibels is still not something you want to be exposed to repeatedly. 5-10 shots when hunting, defending or homesteading is okay – 50-150 when practising or plinking is not.

        1. avatar Jon says:

          That’s interesting…. here in this video you see Red Jacket Firearms firing indoors at 144 dB without hearing protection
          …it’s at the 1:15 mark.

        2. avatar Lolinski says:

          Saw that and cringed.

          There are limits not how long you can be exposed to certain sound tresholds. Search around and you can find it better explained.

  15. avatar TimB says:

    That is really cool if it is a quiet as it appears. It would help if they had a dB meter showing in a mini-window so you could see what the real levels are. Alas I am also in a silencer-free state, so no silent goodness for me. Silencer bans are pretty pathetic and are purely based on their fictional portrayals in the hypocritical liberal Hollywood.

  16. avatar Eric says:

    A Saiga SBS with one of those would be very fun.

  17. avatar PeterC says:

    Basic training with the M-1 Garand and no ear protection was the beginning of my tinnitus. But I won’t complain; it drowns out the voices in my head.

  18. avatar LarryinTX says:

    Aw, p1ss on the silencer, I could watch that video all day long. Fantastic!

  19. avatar Escaped from Illinois says:

    When does the double barrel version come out? My old Ithaca only has 30″ barrels.

  20. avatar bontai Joe says:

    The old Marlin bolt action goose gun was plenty long as I recall. I don’t think I want a shotgun as long as this silencer would make one.

  21. avatar Dan says:

    I told you robert. Manufacturers who claim “hearing safe” of supersonic anything are lying.

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