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About Silencer Central

Get to Know Silencer Central (formerly Dakota Silencer)

An Exclusive Class 3 Firearms Dealer

When pharmaceutical marketing executive Brandon Maddox decided to combine his MBA with a passion for guns and varmint hunting, he wasn’t quite sure where he would end up. Today, after almost 20 years in the firearms industry, Silencer Central is a leader in meeting the silencer needs of American hunters and sport-shooters.

Starting out as a home-based Class 3 dealer and FFL, Brandon quickly found an untapped niche in the suppressor market. Rather than focusing on tactical sales, Brandon started focusing his attention on the needs of hunters.

In 2005 Silencer Central (formerly Dakota Silencer) opened their first retail store. With a presence in 14 states, they now offer their premium products throughout the United States.

Along the way, Silencer Central has brought additional innovation to the retail suppressor industry. They operate a military grade sound laboratory to study the real world effects of different suppressors. In 2018, they published an industry first multi caliber suppressor study, testing 27 different suppressors in real world settings.

In 2017, knowing that many hunting rifles are not suppressor ready, Silencer Central started offering in-house precision barrel threading to meet the needs of their customers.

Silencer Central also owns BANISH Suppressors (formerly Varminter), the first multi-caliber, configurable suppressor on the market. Made entirely of titanium, and compatible with .22 through .30 caliber, BANISH Suppressors brings value to hunters by offering one suppressor they can use across different platforms.

Today, Silencer Central is continuing to build on their legacy of customer service, innovation and research. They are rolling out new tools to aid customers with the burdensome regulations of the NFA, and to make buying silencers easy.

Meet the rest of our team below. We look forward to handling all of your gun silencer shopping and registration needs!

CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

Meet the Team

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Brandon Maddox
CEO
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Courtney Ahlers
Business Development Manager
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Rachel Barrow
Executive Assistant
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Tanner Coil
Gunsmithing Manager
Lisa Contreras
Event Coordinator
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Justin Englund
Gunsmith
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Fred Gullikson
Customer Service Manager
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Ryan Harkema
Sr Sales & Customer Service
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Kristina Knudson
Operations Manager
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Jess Poncelet
Digital Marketing Manager
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Jana Schild
Senior Operations Manager
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Andy Viet
Sr Sales and Customer Service
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Ty Brouwer
Trade Show Sales
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Jeff Carnes
Trade Show Sales
Josh Oliver
Trade Show Sales
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Steve Nelson
Trade Show Sales
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Mikel Scholten
Trade Show Sales
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Dean Torgerson
Trade Show Sales
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Barry Volk
Trade Show Sales
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Carolyn Nelson
Trade Show Admin
Justin Rieck
Trade Show Admin
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Kyle Seurer
Trade Show Admin
Justin Sweet
Trade Show Admin
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Steve Weidner
Trade Show Admin
Bob Brooks
FL Manager
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John Campion
MN Manager
Jim Clayton
TX Manager
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Larry P. Maddox
Location Manager
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Mrs. Suzan Maddox
NC Manager
Tom Morrison
WI Manager
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Carol & Tom Peterson
Mt Managers
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Daryl Siewert
AZ Manager
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Jim Stanek
Ne Manager
Kyle Vanden Bosch
IA Manager
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Kenny Waldner
Wy Manager
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Larry Weninger
ND Manager