AAC Ti-Rant 9mm Suppressor

In just a few short years, Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC)…

In just a few short years, Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC) has become a major leader in the suppressor industry with a very impressive client list. In the process, they have branded their company with multiple logos, unique advertising, a great website, and a blog. They have also created a loyal following of customers that reminds me of the Glock polymer-frame craze in the early years. AAC products and ads seem to be everywhere.

aactirantIn the process, they have raised the awareness and identity of the suppressor market as a whole. The proof could be seen at the annual AAC Suppressor Shoot held in northeast Georgia, in the middle of nowhere. I just returned from the 2009 shoot that, despite record rainfall, drew over 1,000 participants and vendors from all over the country. Attendees braved horrible weather to shoot everything from a suppressed Beretta Model 21A to the new Remington ACR. There was only one rule, every firearm had to be suppressed. AAC also held a large raffle with multiple guns and more accessories and goodies than could be counted. The raffle raised over $75,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. The WWP is a non-profit organization that was founded to raise the awareness and enlist the public’s aid and provide assistance to the severely injured service men and women. For additional information on this exceptional organization, go to Woundedwarriorproject.org.

Kevin Brittingham, AAC’s founder, and his young crew have worked to continually improve on current designs and take the humble suppressor to a higher level. In the process, they have earned the respect of civilian, law enforcement, and military market. This article was originally to be about AAC’s excellent Evolution 9 suppressor. However, when I contacted Mike Mers at AAC, he asked if I would be interested in evaluating a brand new 9mm suppressor called the Ti-Rant. The best way to get a writers excited is to offer him the first look at a new product. How could I say no? While it took a couple of months, it was worth the wait.

Suppressor Details
The ASAP booster system is shown disassembled. The teeth on the piston lock onto a stud inside the tube. The suppressor can be rotated to offset any shift in the point of impact.

AAC provided me with Ti-Rant Serial #001 for this article. The Ti-Rant represents the next evolution of AAC pistol suppressors. There are three key elements to any suppressor: size, weight, and noise reduction. The Ti-Rant addresses each of these through design, materials, and engineering. The outer tube of the Ti-Rant is manufactured from Grade 9 titanium that offers improved strength and a significant weight reduction when compared to a steel tube. The first baffle, also known as the blast baffle, starts the dispersion of the hot gases and is constructed from 17-4 stainless steel for durability. The remaining baffles are an improved “K” baffle design that are precision machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and have been T-3 Hardcoat anodized. This combination gives the Ti-Rant improved durability and weight reduction and an expected service life of over 20,000 rounds.

To maximize sound reduction, and to take advantage of the weight reduction offered by the titanium, AAC gave the Ti-Rant a larger tube than their Evo 9 suppressor. The Evo 9 is 7.73 inches in length, 1.25 inches in diameter and weighs 9.7 ounces. By comparison, the Ti-Rant tube is 7.9 inches in length, 1.38 inches in diameter and weighs only 8.6 ounces. The Ti-Rant offers a 13% increase in internal volume with a 1.1-ounce weight reduction.

The Ti-Rant features an improved version of AAC’s ASAP (Assured Semi Automatic Performance) system. The ASAP is a Nielson type recoil booster that is located in the rear cap and consists of a precision-machined piston that is spring loaded in the cap. The piston has ten sprockets that interlock into the back of the suppressor tube, giving the Ti-Rant exceptionally tight and consistent lock-up. The booster is essential to reliable operation in Browning type recoil operated pistols. The ASAP also allows the suppressor to be adjusted to minimize any shift in the point of aim/point of impact. To adjust for any shift in impact, the suppressor is pulled forward, away from the pistol, and rotated. The spring then re-indexes and locks the tube against the sprocket.

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  • Don Morical

    Looking for product for sig p226 tachops.