ASA Silencer Stache Winner Crowned!

The voters have spoken, and the winner of the ASA Silencer Stache Competition has been decided! This week, the Sultan of Silence Jim Hood (Elevated Silence) went head to head with the Muffled Mustache Taylor Welden (Reptilia) in a no holds barred matchup. The contest came down to the wire, but as the clock struck midnight the votes were as follows:

Jim Hood: 3,405
Taylor Welden: 4,701

Congratulations to Taylor Welden, the inaugural ASA Silencer Stache Champion and winner of the Hiram Percy Maxim Golden Mustache Award!

Congratulations are also in order for Jim Hood for winning the HPM Silver Mustache Award, as well as Zak Keehn of Rugged Suppressors for earning the HPM Bronze Mustache Award!

A special thanks go out to all 32 contestants for participating in the ASA Silencer Stache Competition. Over the past month, we have seen some amazing feats of facial hair. But more importantly, we all came together to help teach the world the truth about suppressors.

The tournament will return in 2021. Until then, stay stached, stay strapped, and, most of all, stay quiet!

How to Vote

Each round will last for one week, during which YOU will be able to vote for your favorite Mustache Man in each matchup. All you have to do is: 

  1. Pick your favorite mustache (or person) in each matchup
  2. Once you’ve picked your favorites, cast your vote
  3. Come back tomorrow to vote again! 

Remember folks, every vote counts! Do your civic duty and vote on your favorite stache now!

Elevated Silence – Jim Hood

28 Gauge SWG


Consolation Bracket

Silencer Stache Rules

The Sultan of Silence will conclude at 11:59 PM EDT Thursday, June 4. Votes will be tallied, and winners will advance to the next round beginning by 11:00 AM EDT Friday. Prior to the competition, we gave the Mustache Men a simple way to earn additional votes:

Each round, any team that posts two ASA suppressor related infographics on their company social media will receive 1,000 extra votes in that round. This proved to be the difference maker for several teams who advanced in the contest! The real winner though is suppressor advocacy – the more people who learn the facts about suppressors, the more likely we are to affect positive change.

Eliminated teams will be sent to the Losers Bracket, where they will duke it out with all the other losers for a shot to get back into the competition. Should a designated Mustache Man still in contention shave, they will automatically be sent to the bottom of the loser’s bracket, allowing the leading loser at the time to take their place.

The competition will conclude on Friday, June 12th, at which time the American Suppressor Association will crown the champion!


An unsuppressed gunshot ranges from 140 – 185 dB

Exposure to a single shot can cause permanent hearing damage

“[Suppressors] should not be viewed as a threat to public safety,”

—ATF 5

“[The National Hearing Conservation Association] supports the use of firearm noise suppressors as a form of an engineering noise control to reduce hazardous noise exposures.”6

ASA exists for one reason and one reason only: to fight for pro-suppressor reform nationwide

The ability of the American Suppressor Association to fight for pro-suppressor reform is tied directly to its ability to fundraise. Since the ASA’s formation in 2011, 3 states have legalized suppressor ownership and 18 states have legalized suppressor hunting. This would not have happened without your support. Join ASA in the fight to help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors!


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  1. The fine print (Terms & Conditions):
  2. Privacy: By voting in this contest, entrant agrees to receive emails from ASA. Entrant may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions within any email received.
  3. Email addresses collected by ASA for this contest may be shared with partners and affiliate companies that are participating in this contest with ASA. Information collected by ASA may also be used for membership and other contacts or mailings and, in the case of winners, to contact winners and deliver prizes.
  4. To be eligible for any prizes, winners must be US citizens, at least 21 years of age, that have made one (1) or more qualifying entries by casting votes during the eligibility period; or other qualifying entries as may be specified below.
  5. All federal, state and local laws apply. Void where prohibited by law.
  6. Any firearms or suppressor prizes will be transferred through a federally licensed dealer in accordance with Federal law.
  7. Prizes are not transferable and no substitutions, cash or otherwise, will be allowed.
  8. Odds of winning will vary by the number of entries received.
  9. Winners will be selected at random and will be contacted directly to claim any prizes.
  10. If the winner fails to claim their prize within 72 hours of being notified, the prize is forfeited, and another winner will be selected.
  11. ASA is not responsible or liable for inability to contact winners due to incorrect contact information supplied or failure of winner to respond to communications, or ASA’s failure to receive such responses regardless of cause. ASA’s obligation is limited to making good faith efforts to contact winners.
  12. The American Suppressor Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association. Any donations, gifts or membership dues paid to ASA are not tax-deductible.
  13. ASA makes no claim regarding the actual value of any prize and is not responsible for the accuracy of any value estimate provided by prize donors or anyone else. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price listed for production items which may be purchasable for a lower amount. ASA does not guarantee the accuracy of the prize descriptions published. ASA makes no warranty as to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, suitability or condition of the prizes. Prizes subject to change without notice.
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