HUXWRX Safety Co. - SHOT Show 2023

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I moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, back in the Summer of 2022. I've tried to get familiarized with the local gun companies, and parts manufacturers. At the HSG Night Fighter 1 course last month, two students had HUXWRX suppressors. HUXWRX is local to SLC, so that class put them on my "mental map". Well, HUXWRX came to SHOT this year, so we decided to check them out.

HUXWRX On Range Day

Huxwrx RAD 45
The RAD 45.

HUXWRX came to SHOT Show Range Day 2023 with a handful of guns, all with different cans. Dan and I tried out 4 of the guns, and we were really impressed by the shooting characteristics. HUXWRX is doing a "baffle-less" design, which has reduced backpressure, and increased sound reduction. I've shot quite a few suppressors over the years, but none have ever been as pleasant as these ones. We shot 5.56, 45 ACP, 9MM, and 7.62 cans, and they were all pleasant.

Huxwrx Glock RAD 9
The RAD 9.

HUXWRX had their pistol cans on a Glock 19, and CMMG Banshee. Both guns had much reduced sound and backpressure, and were pleasant to shoot. Admittedly, the Banshee was having some reliability issues, but it didn't sully the suppressor experience.

The Glock also had some minor malfunctions, mostly due to the barrel lockup. However, we still had a pleasant time trying out the RAD 9. For me, the highlights were certainly the Triarc AR with the HX-QD 556, and the HK 417 with the HX-QD 762.

Huxwrx Triarc
The HX-QD 556.

Backpressure is generally the least pleasant thing about shooting suppressed guns. While they are quieter, all of that pressure generally shoots out of the back and sides of the receiver of the firearm. With ARs, this generally means extra gas through the charging handle cutout, and the ejection port. Dan and I both shot each long gun right and left handed, to see how bad the gas was. It was sublime, as there was no gas shot into our faces.

Huxwrx G28 HX-QD 762
The HX-QD 762 on an HK 417.

Here's the footage of us shooting at the HUXWRX booth:

HUXWRX On the SHOT Show Floor

After Range Day, we visited the HUXWRX booth on the show floor. We chatted with a few reps, that had described the desire to make cans that would not get baffle strikes, would have less backpressure, and would be quieter. Well, I think they succeeded. I've been waffling about which suppressor to buy, but I've got a feeling it'll be a HUXWRX now.

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Paul Whaley is a guy with an interest in practical and defensive pistol shooting techniques with an eye for quality gear. He has received training from Holistic Solutions Group, John Johnston of Citizens Defense Research, Darryl Bolke, Cecil Birch, and Chuck Haggard. When not trying to become a better shooter, he can be found enjoying a Resident Evil game or listening to Warren Zevon. If you want to follow his wristwatch content, you can find him on

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