Silencer Central Makes Noise on 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List

Today, Inc. revealed that Silencer Central, America’s largest suppressor distributor, is ranked 1,309th on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the most dynamic segment of the economy: its independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armor, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other household names gained their first national exposure as Inc. 5000 honorees.

“It’s a great honor to host it,” said Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central. “It is extremely exciting to be featured on this list alongside so many other amazing brands. In recent years, we have experienced tremendous growth and brand recognition. We will continue to raise the bar, setting strategic goals and pushing new limits, offering firearms enthusiasts the silencers they need and want.”

The companies in the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also shown resilience amid supply chain issues, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the three-year average revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs in the last three years.

The complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, can be found at

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the US, in light of recent economic headwinds, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work and overcoming today’s challenges.”

Silencer Central has made a name for itself over the past 17 years as the leading brand in offering firearm sound suppression compliance, awareness and community education. As one of the only retailers to focus exclusively on mufflers, the brand has been able to offer the most focus to their development and sale. Staff members receive continuing education on all things silencers so they can share that same knowledge with others in the firearms industry.

Due to Silencer Central’s passion for education and ability to source inventory, the brand has become one of the largest Class 3 distributors. In addition to its overall ranking of 1,309, Silencer Central ranked third among all companies. South Dakota and the second in Sioux Falls. Additionally, the brand recently celebrated the grand opening of its corporate headquarters in Sioux Falls, looking forward to continued growth to come.

Companies in the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked by percentage of revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generate revenue before March 31, 2018. They must be based in the U.S. ., privately owned, for-profit, and independent, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies, as of December 31, 2021. (Some listed may have since gone public or been acquired.) The minimum income requirement for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to reject applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places.

The full Inc. 5000 can be found at

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About Silencer Central:

Silencer Central began its illustrious journey in 2005 as South Dakota Silencer, an event-based company created with the goal of reaching the unattended sport shooting and hunting market by simplifying the silencer ownership process. It became the Dakota Silencer and was eventually renamed Silencer Central after expanding its streamlined process in August 2020 to all 42 states where silencers are legal. Silencer Central simplifies purchasing a silencer by managing the entire purchase process for the consumer, providing a free NFA Gun Trust, offering interest-free payment options, and shipping directly to your doorstep, once approved. For more information on Silencer Central, please visit

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