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AAC Ti-RANT 45 Suppressor on a M&P 9

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Purchasing your first suppressor can be intimidating.  Not only is a high quality suppressor expensive but the entire buying experience is confusing to first-timers.  In addition to the purchase price itself, you also have the added expense of a $200 tax stamp along with a months-long wait.  That wait is a killer – kind of like Christmas morning being postponed four months.  Two pieces of advice, 1) purchase your silencer (yes, “silencer” is an acceptable term, don’t let the NFA snobs tell you otherwise) from a reputable shop that sells a high volume of silencers, and 2) make your first purchase a 7.62 for rifles or a .45 ACP for pistols.

AAC TiRant

Manufacturers have settled on standards for thread patterns.  This prevents a shooter from mistakenly mounting a 9mm can on a .45 caliber host – with the resulting destruction of said can.  However, many people do mount the larger suppressor on the smaller caliber weapon.  For example, I personally run .30 caliber (7.62) suppressors on my 5.56 and 6.8 SPC rifles and they work perfectly well.  In fact, the increased volume of the slightly larger suppressor often offers superior sound reduction compared to the dedicated can for a slight trade-off in weight.

AAC was running their Damn The Man promotion when I purchased my AAC Ti-RANT 45 from the Silencer Shop.  The promotion was for a $200 rebate in the form of an AAC store credit.  Once the ATF finally blessed the deal and my Ti-RANT was out of jail I used the store credit to buy a 9mm piston (1/2 X 28 thread pitch) along with a few other goodies.  It only takes about 60 seconds to swap out the pistons and move the Ti-RANT between .45 and 9mm host pistols.

AAC TiRant

AAC TiRant

You may be considering that you only have a 9mm and don’t currently own a .45 pistol.  That is fine, get a dedicated 9mm suppressor if you want to.  However, don’t we all need/want more guns?  Who is to say that you won’t acquire a .45 down the road?

AAC Ti-RANT 45 Suppressor – $849 MSRP

AAC Ti-RANT 45 Piston with 1/2 X 28 threads for 9mm – $75 MSRP

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4 Responses to AAC Ti-RANT 45 Suppressor on a M&P 9

  1. Cary Kieffer says:

    This would be just the thing for my XD 460 Rowland. They (Rowland) are coming out with a new 300 grain load doing 1000 fps with 666 lbs of muzzle energy for the 460 Rowland. It’s obviously aimed at suppressor use.

    • Kris Kassens says:

      I’ve been handloading 255gr@850fps 45super loads for my 1911A1, with 22 & 20lb recoil springs (stock 16lb is too soft, jams, and violent recoil) and they work with my TiRant 45, but very loud. Factory Federal 230gr “Suppressor” ammo, Winchester, and Tula/Wolf ammo seems a few db quieter. And no ear ringing. The “thumper” loads using hot 255gr and higher maay split cases, grenade barrels, and trash recoil springs, and noticeably louder. Plus, AAC warranty is history on anything other than factory 45acp ammo (according to AAC customer service rep email)

      I bought a Quiet Riot 5/8 fixed piston, and a 1/2″ AAC piston to run on my other guns. The AAC TiRant is not made or warrantied for rifles, but now works on my 300 Blackout, TC Contender 44mag, and Ruger 10/22 as well. Not as quiet as or as short as other silencers designed for that caliber, but works ok for plinking.
      I would recommend a Bowers Vers 458 or Silencerco Hybrid for hot 45 Super/460 Rowland/44mag/460 S&W loads. The AAC TiRant isn’t built for hot ammo. It is just a 11oz lightweight titanium pistol Can

      http://www.silencershop.com/bowers-vers-458.html

      • Cary Kieffer says:

        Kris, appreciate the link and info. I finally got into reloading, it’s fascinating and I should have done this 25 yrs ago. So currently my extra $$ is being dumped into that hobby. I have some 45 super coming just as soon as my new dies arrive. When the $$ tree refills I’ll take a good look at your suppressor choice. Thanks. Cary

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