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The Hush Puppy Project® provides innovative solutions to reduce or remove noise and flash signatures from gunshots. Guns produce three distinct sounds: the cartridge’s firing, the bullet’s sonic crack and the gun’s operational cycle.
Addressing the loudest of the three— the gunshot— requires a silencer (or sound suppressor) to reduce and impede the flow of high-pressure gases produced by the combustion of the cartridge’s powder charge. Hush Puppy® Project silencers reduce the sound of a gunshot through a marriage of technology from both monocore-style and wipe-style silencer designs.
The second sound source is the sonic boom, or “crack,” of a bullet exceeding the speed of sound, which is eliminated with subsonic ammunition. Our silencers are optimized for Hush Puppy® subsonic ammunition, made by our sister company, Super Vel Ammunition.
Finally, the metallic noise of a pistol’s operational cycle is removed by transforming the pistol into a locked breech firearm, thus preventing the pistol from self-loading. A Hush Puppy® Slide Lock Device (U.S. Patent 10,378,868) prevents a semi-automatic pistol’s slide from reciprocating on the frame while the pistol is in locked breech mode.
Innovative, systemic solutions to gunshot signatures.
The Hush Puppy Project.®
MEET OUR MASCOT: FRANKIE THE FROG
Frankie The Frog is the mascot of the Hush Puppy® Project, a muscular little cartoon guy running with a Hush Puppy® pistol, chomping on a stogie and wearing a Dixie Cup hat. Frankie is a tribute to Freddy The Frog (inset photo, top right) who is the mascot of the Navy's Underwater Demolition Team, the forerunner of the Navy SEALs. Freddy was drawn by Jack Tomlinson, a frogman with UDT-2 around 1957. Freddy carried a stick of dynamite (appropriate for the UDTs) while puffing on a cigar to light it. He wore a Dixie Cup hat to show he's proud to be a sailor! When the SEALs were formed in the early '60s, they subsequently employed the Mk 22 Mod 0 pistol in Vietnam, the original "Hush Puppy." That's why we offer Frankie as a tribute to Freddy!