HUSH PUPPY® HISTORY
The suppressed firearm has somehow been considered “improper” for use in combat during World War II and after. Besides the obvious fact that the battlefield is an incredibly noisy place and a suppressor would simply be another piece of equipment to be lost, a silent shot killing a lone enemy trooper is somehow “unfair.” Click below to read more on how the Hush Puppy Project has worked to revolutionize supressed pistols!
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!