As new silencers are hitting the market all the time, it’s hard to tell which is the quietest. I’ll bet a ham sandwich that the AAC Ti-Rant 45M is up near the top of the list.
Our friends at Silencer Shop sent me an evaluation sample to run through the ringer. While there are a number of standout features, which we’ll get to in a minute, the first thing you’ll notice is that it’s quiet. I mean really, really quiet.
The .45 ACP cartridge is a great round for suppression anyway as it’s almost always subsonic right out of the box. It’s also a low pressure round, usually running somewhere between 10,000 and 16,000 pounds per square inch of pressure. To put that in perspective, the .40 S&W measures somewhere between 20,000 and 34,000 psi depending on the load. Most factory loads will be in the high 20s and low to mid 30s. Less pressure equals less blast, and therefore, less noise that needs to be suppressed. But enough about that, let’s take a closer look at the TiRant 45M.
A quick tour of the AAC Ti-Rant 45M
First of all, the “M” in the name is significant. It stands for “modular.” Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC) makes three different Ti-Rant models in both 9mm and .45 ACP. The standard Ti-Rant is a fixed length pistol suppressor. The “S” model is a short configuration that offers more portability but less noise reduction. The “M” model gives you the best of both worlds.
The 45M model has a two part tube body. The end that mounts to the pistol is like the “S” version tube. The tube body extension and extra baffles add to the length, offering full-size silencer performance. Inside, there are two separate baffle stacks, one that lives in the longer tube and another that goes in the extension. More length plus more baffles equal more quiet, but at the cost of a longer overall size.
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