Summit Sound Technologies Acquires Energetic Armament

Summit Sound Technologies acquires Energetic Armament.

posted on March 8, 2022
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Summit Sound Technologies has acquired Energetic Armament, a suppressor manufacturer established in 2017 that currently offers six models of silencers across both rimfire and centerfire platforms. It also manufactures muzzle devices and accessories.

Summit is led by two Texas based seasoned executives with deep roots in the firearm industry, Anson Gordon and Josh Rininger. Both have played pivotal roles in growing the suppressor market over the last 10 years, leading sales teams and building sales channels for top-selling brands in the business. They have partnered with Stuart Thomajan, founder of venture capital firm Chameleon Companies, to execute a combined strategic vision to leverage innovative, proprietary technology from Energetic to build a market-leading product portfolio.

“Our desire to offer the best in the business, without compromise, has been our goal from the beginning,” Gordon said. “The acquisition of Energetic both supports and accelerates that. Together, we will set a new industry standard for what a silencer company can achieve.”

As part of the acquisition, Energetic Armament co-founders Karl Edminster and Steve Piche will join Summit to lead engineering. Their efforts will focus on developing new lines of products to complement the quality found in the legacy Energetic lineup.

“This acquisition serves as the perfect opportunity to provide Energetic Armament products at an increased scale, while allowing Steve and I to focus on designing new high-performance, precision-engineered products that will set Summit apart,” said Edminster. “The joined teams are tailor made to lead the market in R&D and sales.”

Energetic Armament is based in Mattapoisett, MA. The company offers a guarantee that its suppressors are free from defects in workmanship and materials for the “normal use lifetime” of their suppressors.  

Chameleon Companies is a “…privately held group of venture companies…” according to its website, with the majority of its firms located in the U.S. Southwest. It was established in 2001, has 180 staff members and is headquartered in Austin, TX.



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