When I was over at the IWA show in Germany, something I noticed was that modular silencers were quite the thing. I thought we’d never see the likes in the USA due to the ATF and NFA getting in the way, but I may have spoken too soon. First the SilencerCo shotgun silencer sports removable sections to make your can as long or short as you need it that day, and now AAC has a modular .45 ACP pistol silencer that they are showing off with the same general idea. Instead of buying a long can and a short can to cover your various suppression needs, the Ti-Rant 45M can will cover all the bases.
The root concept is pretty nifty. You buy the can in its “long” form, and the silencer is segmented into two sections. There’s the rear section that houses the Nielsen device and the majority of the baffle stack, and a detachable front section with a few more baffles and the end cap. If you’re looking for maximum suppression, use the whole thing. If you just need a touch of “signature reduction” and value a shorter overall length over a quieter gun, leave the front section at home. In short, it basically replaces both the Ti-Rant 45 and 45S in AAC’s product line.
The baffle stack is basically the same as the original Ti-Rant line, with some minor engineering improvements (but visually identical). The pistons from the original Ti-Rant line will be 100% compatible with the Ti-Rant 45M, which means if you like your pistons you can keep your pistons. It also means that there’s no lag time for accessories to arrive — the replacement parts are already on the market.
One design change I really like is that the end cap has been re-designed to allow the shooter to disassemble the can using just their hands. The original Ti-Rant line of silencers required a special proprietary disassembly tool (of which I have lost a few over the years) that fits into the end cap and allows you to remove the baffle stack. Its a pain in the butt, and one less proprietary part to worry about is a good thing in my book.
It will be interesting to see how well this thing sells. As someone who keeps a silencer on their nightstand gun, I get that having the smallest package possible is a good thing. The ability to have a small silencer for home defense purposes and be able to add a few more baffles when I want to impress people on the range is good, and given that you only need one $200 tax stamp for the lot there’s some potential there. But the stacked individual baffles in my current Ti-Rant are the bane of my existence, and my personal preference is always for a monocore design for any silencer you can take apart. I’d love to see this concept with two monocore sections, despite the whole “first round pop” thing.
All this can be yours for an MSRP of $849.99. Which is exactly $0.01 cheaper than the Ti-Rant 45. But $54.99 more than the 9S. Comparable pistol cans on the market include SilencerCo’s Octane 45 ($892), Gemtech GM-45 ($595), and SIG SAUER’s SRD45 ($695). So the price point is within the range for the existing market if slightly on the high side, but none of the competitors offer the same modularity.
- Weight: 13 ounces
- Length: 8.74″ / 6.75″
- Sound Reduction: 30 dB / 18 dB dry