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The first silencer I ever bought was an AAC 762-SDN-6. Silencer #2 was an AAC Ti-Rant 9mm can. I’ve shot the ever-loving crap out of both silencers and the 9mm can is still going strong as my go-to MP5 accessory these days. That said, the design is a bit dated. The original Ti-Rant was a Mike Smith, Hunter Terhune, and Kevin Brittingham love child, but Kevin moved on about six years ago and the design hasn’t budged since. Now AAC has updated the design for the modern era and re-released it for SHOT Show 2017.

From the updated product description:

Its back and better! Behold the evolution of the most legendary 9mm silencer on the planet. Introducing the AAC Ti-RANT 9M! All the features and performance you came to love from the Ti-RANT 9 and 9S (short or “K”) in one improved package! New for 2017 Ti-RANT 9M (Modular) features a tool less take down design allowing the user in a matter of seconds the ability to reconfigure the Ti-RANT 9M from a full sized 8.0” long silencer (9.5 oz) into a 5.84” compact model (7.75 oz)!

One stamp – two silencer configurations. The main tube is constructed from Grade 9 Titanium for durability and light weight; while the front module tube is made from high strength 7075-T6 Aluminum for weight savings. The Ti-RANT 9M can be easily hand-disassembled without special tools to allow the entire baffle stack to be removed for cleaning and maintenance.

Not content to just offer a modular version of the legendary Ti-RANT 9, the new Ti-RANT 9M was optimized for even better sound reduction. In the full-size configuration, the Ti-RANT 9M turns in an impressive 33dB reduction while the compact (short or K) configuration meters 23dB reduction.

Modular silencers seem to be pretty popular these days. AAC started adding this as an option to their 45 caliber silencer in the last couple years and now seems to be extending it to the other versions. MSRP is $799, but Silencer Shop has it available for $699.

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  1. I live in California, they still think that suppressors are silencers and are only used by professional assassins working for SD-6, the KGB, the Mob, super secret sects of the catholic church, and the yet to be discovered private hit teams working for Donald Trump.

    They’ll never be allowed in the golden state.

  2. Just FYI Nick, the Ti-Rant 9 predates Ethan’s brief tenure at AAC by several years. The Ti-Rant 9 was the brainchild of Kevin, myself, and Hunter Terhune.

    Mike Smith/AAC

  3. Mr Smith,

    What I’d like to see: a multi-caliber, modular suppressor. Titanium build to handle pressures up to 308Win/14″ barrel, removable end caps to allow for various calibers (from .22″ up to .50″), sold as a 4-5″ model but with additional spacers/baffles available to allow for 1.5-2″ increments up to around 9″ (or theoretically unlimited with a screw-on system), and a piston system that allows for a fixed barrel spacer or Nielsen device and every conceivable thread pitch (Standard, Metric, LG and RH).

    The baffles (or however you want to engineer the gas flow) will have to be sized to the largest available caliber (.50″) so suppression may suffer a bit when using smaller calibers, but that’s not a major concern. The flexibility is the selling point. I’ve seen 5″ suppressors tame 308Win significantly, namely the lack of muzzle blast and report directly aft of the muzzle. If a user wants to increase suppression at the cost of handling qualities, then they add length. The user can tinker with balancing those variables at their convenience.

    To address the issue of someone concocting a 5′ suppressor out of boredom and risking the structural integrity of the threads or outer tube, or a baffle strike as that many spacers don’t align perfectly, you publish a recommended max length in the manual.

    I imagine this setup will be expensive, but it’s the ultimate buy-once-cry-once.

    If someone has already done this, someone please chime in.

    • Somebody educate me on the legality of modular suppressors. If you have a 7″ suppressor and have spare baffles when converted to 5″, those extra baffles are considered in and of themselves suppressors, correct? For example, suppose I have a baffle strike. I call my local suppressor company and ask them to ship me a new one. If I’m not mistaken, they can’t. I’d have to send mine in for repair. Is this not the case?

      • I, too, am uncertain on what the ATF defines as a suppressor. Spare baffles and a modular tube that is incapable of being threaded onto a separate firearm doesn’t seem to construe constructive intent, but the hooligans in DC may disagree. Given the recent trend of modularity, I guess it’s g2g.

        A handful of baffles are no more a suppressor than an oil filter laying in your garage. It could be one, given a thread adaptor and a hole drilled through it.

        If you had multiple pistons you could even throw those on multiple firearms, but those are flash hiders as best.

        I’m guessing the one most rearward outside tube that mates baffles to the piston/firearm muzzle threads is the serialized part. It’s the one part that can’t be duplicated without enabling multiple suppressors from one tax stamp.


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