Griffin Armament has built a reputation for making fantastic suppressors and their Revolution 9 is best of the breed. For those who don’t care for or require the modular design of the Revolution, and want to save a few bucks along the way, the Griffin Armament Resistance 9 is an excellent choice.
Manufacturer claims 31.5 DB sound reduction. The Resistance 9 is built on a 7075 T6 aluminum tube with 17-4 stainless steel anti-rotation baffles. Length is 6.7 inches. Full specs here.
One school of thought is that most shooters only needs three suppressors. A .45 pistol suppressor with a 9mm piston, .30 caliber suppressor with appropriate thread adapters, and a rimfire can. This is certainly the path I took and I routinely run my AAC Ti-Rant 45 on various 9mm hosts. That said, more is always better and a dedicated 5.56 or 9mm suppressor is nice to have.
This particular Resistance 9 was a demo unit from the Silencer Shop. When testing any suppressor that disassembles, I always take it apart – for a couple of reasons. First, so that I can share a photo of the components including the baffle stack. Second, so that I can report first-hand my experience. Does it require a specialized tool? How tight or loose are the tolerances? How do the baffles reassemble? In this case, I started down that path but stopped when I saw how coked up the baffles were. No telling how many rounds this demo can has seen.
The Griffin Armament Resistance 9 ships with the standard 1/2 X 28 piston, Armorer Wrench, and end-cap hex tool. The suppressor is user-serviceable.
Finish is the standard Mil-Spec Type III Hardcoat Anodize Black. Fit and finish are typical of silencers in this class.
I ran the Resistance 9 on my M&P Pro. A decibel meter wasn’t available but no matter. At this point in my experience, the raw db levels don’t seem to make much difference to my ear. I can’t tell the difference in 1-2 decibels in the real world. The suppressor performed as expected and was pleasant to shoot without ear pro.
Griffin Armament was founded by two brothers, both combat veterans. Based out of Wisconsin, the company has built a reputation for building high quality, innovative suppressors.
Griffin Armament Resistance 9 has an MSRP of $699.