I just got off the phone with a (now) former employee of SWR, SilencerCo’s Research Division, who was let go the Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday. I’d called him because I still have the SWR Radius on hand from my review and need to return it. He interrupted me to let me know that he wouldn’t know what to do with the Radius as he was let go from SWR along with the rest of his teammates, fifteen in total.
Details beyond that were scarce, as he didn’t want to jeopardize his reputation within the industry. While my review of the Radius wasn’t exactly glowing, I appreciate the concept and the team’s customer service was top notch. If you’ll remember, my first unit had a failure, and they had a courier meet me the next day with a replacement unit. Multiple parties have indicated that the sort of service I received wasn’t special treatment, and that any Austin-based customer would likely have received the same with others getting next day mail service.
I reached out to Jason Schauble, SilencerCo’s Chief Revenue Officer, for comment. He returned the follow statement:
Silencerco decided to move SWR’s r&d and production capabilities from Tx to UT to co-locate SWR with the rest of our r&d and manufacturing. We are still offering the Radius as part of our overall product line and intend on bringing new technology products to market in the coming years.
The Texas-based SWR team wasn’t offered the chance to move to Utah. If any further details emerge, we’ll update this space.