April Fools: SilencerCo Launches the “Wizard Staff”

I have to admit, the production values on SilencerCo’s April Fools’ prank this year are pretty good. They “announced” the Wizard Staff, a .22lr silencer that appears to be about four feet long and comes with an “eternal” warranty and has a list price of “22 thousand silver shekels.” While it’s true that the only way to increase the efficiency of a can is to increase either the diameter or the length, I get the feeling that this is just a hair excessive. Anyway, nicely done SilencerCo. And make sure you watch until the end!


  1. avatar Roll says:

    Its Gandalf the Grey’s American cousin: Steve the Silent!

  2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Eternal warranty.
    That made me laugh. Thnx guys

    1. avatar Rick says:


      Off topic: can you please contact me about the St. Helens raffle at [email protected]?


  3. avatar Morgan Y. says:

    I’d like to see a Dwarven Axe in .308 though

  4. avatar iCONOCLAST says:

    God, I haaaaaaaaaate browsing the web on April Fools Day! The only fools are the clowns who publish this dreck.

    1. avatar iCONOCLAST says:

      Btw, not expecting my post to be here when I return. The post fascists and all

    2. avatar Jon in NC says:


    3. avatar RobGR says:

      You’re fun at parties I bet. “Parties! I don’t go to parties, I spend my time on the computer hating on everything, raw raw raw!”

      Whatever, that ad was fffkking awesome. Better than any Superbowl ad I’ve ever seen except for the farting horse one.

      1. avatar Roll says:

        Did you miss the Fiat 500 abarth Superbowl commercial? The one with Catrinel Menghia in her wonderful red and black dress?

        1. avatar Gunr says:

          That was awesome!

    4. avatar Sam Spade says:

      Got suckered by the Chris Christy post, did you? My first of the day was the product to “combat the issue of tactical beard visibility.”

      In all fairness to me, though, it was published just after Zulu.

    5. avatar The average American says:


      Because the internet is usually so serious…

  5. avatar Chris Nielsen says:

    Saruman has legions of suicide bombers at his disposal. Gandalf has… a .22 pistol and a band of gluttonous midgets!?

  6. avatar lolinski says:

    Is it wrong that I want one?

    I was thinking 25-30 inch length,2 or 3 inches wide, integrally suppressed on a bullpup Marlin 795.

    Would be average length in spite of being a bullpup, wonder how quiet it would be?

  7. avatar Jim R says:

    OK, that was pretty funny.

  8. avatar MarkP says:

    Good spoof however, no reason to perpetuate this stereotype of “typical gun owner”. That’s only fueling the left, better to show the Dems drawing up a bill to outlaw 4 foot suppressors in the 2nd part.

  9. avatar TheBear says:

    Why does everything look cooler in slo mo?

  10. avatar JT says:

    I can get not using ear protection, but no eyes and keeping the finger on the trigger? What is he, an ACTOR? GAWD.

  11. avatar Lucas D. says:

    “Heh heh… better start runnin’, Shadowfax!”

  12. avatar Gunr says:

    Does that thing come with a bipod?

  13. avatar James says:


  14. avatar jr says:

    was I the only one that thought of this?

  15. avatar A-Rod says:

    Looks like none of you saw the movie Wizards – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cZqRzHnI8s

    Avatar shows us how it’s done. Die Blackwolf Die.

    1. avatar Lurker_of_lurkiness says:


      1. avatar A-Rod says:

        Yup, badassedness. Avatar is totally old school. He was showing Operaters how to operate operationally before operationing operationally was even optional.

  16. avatar collver says:

    Omg dat ‘stache.

  17. avatar LongPurple says:

    Naw. I’ll keep my Legolas select-fire bow with the 50 arrow drum quiver.

  18. avatar Southerner says:

    A barrel extension is not necessarily a supressor:


  19. avatar RonO. says:

    A wizards staff has a knob on the end. (According to the expert and novelist Sir Terry Pratchet) Research, fellas, research.

  20. avatar Sean says:

    Haha! Love it. Baffles: Polished Mithril. Nothing but quality from Silencerco in my opinion

  21. avatar Oddux says:

    Would be better without the angry redneck part.

  22. avatar P.M.Lawrence says:

    The De Lisle carbine (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Lisle_carbine) was a serious weapon that went a long way in that direction: “The suppressor, 2 inches (5.1 cm) in diameter, went all the way from the back of the barrel to well beyond the muzzle, making up half the overall length of the rifle”, and the article gives a total length for the carbine of 35.3 in.

  23. avatar Jon says:

    Honestly….I really want to get my hands on the “Wizard Staff!” LOL 😀

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