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Advanced Armament Company, now owned by Freedom Group, was far and away the most popular silencer manufacturer in the mid-to-late 2000s. The company still turns out some great products, but the market has tightened up in recent years.

Silencer Shop Authority: AAC Ti-Rant 9M Review

Back in 2013, I made my first suppressor purchase – a SilencerCo Octane 45 HD. At the time, my decision made a lot of sense as I didn’t have any other cans and caliber flexibility was paramount to me. In the four years following that purchase, I’ve learned quite a lot about myself as a shooter and silencer enthusiast, primarily that… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: AAC Mini4 Review

It doesn’t take a whole lot of experience with silencers to figure out that even suppressed, most centerfire rifles are loud. Yes, shaving 30 decibels or so off the report of a rifle makes a huge difference, both from a health perspective and as a courtesy to other shooters and those nearby, but it often also means that you have… Read more »

AAC Introduces a New AR Rail Standard, Sort Of

If Keymod and M-LOK have failed to catch your attention, perhaps Advanced Armament’s new SquareDrop will finally be the ticket. Just announced, AAC’s interface will come on the company’s new SquareDrop AR-15 free-float rails, which are offered in 8″, 11.2″, and 13.5″ lengths. Now, while AAC’s new system looks like candy corn and is certainly different than its competitors, it… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: AAC Ti-Rant 45M Review

For me, AAC’s Ti-Rant series has always been analogous to that person that all of your friends know and love, but you’ve never met. The Ti-Rant 9 was, according to many, the quietest 9mm suppressor on the market for several years and the short S-models are probably the most successful “K” cans available. Even after all this praise, it has… Read more »

Modern Rifleman Weekly 1/17/16

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Previewing the New Griffin Armament Alpha I was not sure if I was going to talk about this suppressor prior to SHOT Show, but since Griffin has openly discussed it online, I will go ahead and share what is known. Built to address widespread desire for a user serviceable rifle can, the Alpha’s baffle stack can be removed for cleaning… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: AAC Aviator 2 Review

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been taking a close look at a variety of .22 caliber suppressors from the folks at Silencer Shop. Though all of these examples have been high-performance silencers, each has represented a different take on rimfire suppression. I’ve seen everything from the classic Omega-style baffles of the Bowers USS to the new and intriguing “pig-nosed”… Read more »

Modern Rifleman Weekly 12/18/15

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Gary Hughes Joins Dead Air Last week, Dead Air Armament spilled the beans that former SilencerCo VP of Sales, Gary Hughes, will be joining their growing team of industry veterans. In his 4+ years at SilencerCo, Gary helped the company grow from a relatively small time operation into an industry giant. According to Dead Air, Hughes will be tasked with… Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: Eccentric Pistol Suppressor Roundup

When I was writing my reviews for the AAC Illusion 9 and SilencerCo Osprey 9, I often found myself drawing comparisons between these two eccentric pistol suppressors. Though the two represent very different takes on the asymmetrical silencer, they both largely share the same target market and buyers will naturally be pitting them against each other for years to come…. Read more »

Silencer Shop Authority: AAC Illusion 9 Review

In this first Silencer Shop Authority review, we will take a look at Advanced Armament’s new Illusion 9 suppressor. Intended to compete against SilencerCo’s Osprey series of silencers, the Illusion is also a pistol-centric can with an off-center bore. Though we often categorize these oddball suppressors as “eccentric”, off-center bores date back to Maxim’s original 1909 silencer patent and as a… Read more »

Suppressor Performance in Perspective

While working to compile data for the Suppressor Performance Database, a surprising revelation came to me: suppressor comparisons, even between direct competitors, are not “apples to apples” endeavors. Indeed, two apparently similar suppressors may actually offer completely different shooting experiences. This has led me to wonder if the community has a whole has become so obsessed with decibel-chasing, especially as measured at… Read more »