AAC has a new 9mm suppressor hitting the stores now. The new Ti-Rant 9s is a little stubbier than its full sized Ti-Rant 9, and its not as quiet, but it still serves a great purpose. Longer silencers make operating a weapon (especially a pistol) a little more cumbersome–it ads weight to the end of the gun which can easily throw the balance off. That’s why training with a silencer is imperative for effective use. By being shorter and lighter, the AAC Ti-Rant 9s lessens these concerns regarding weapon handling with a silencer, which is directly aimed at a specific market.
Many shooters, myself included, advocate using a silencer for home defense. Guns are LOUD (who’da known huh?), so if one has the legal capacity to own a silencer, meaning that you’re lucky enough to live in a state where you can obtain one, and you use a pistol for home defense, it would serve in your best interest to get a suppressor. I doubt anyone would take the time to put on hearing protection before defending their home, and I would assume they would rather not have to go to the hospital for a ruptured eardrum after defending it; that’s where the suppressor factors in for home defense. Although not as effective as a full length suppressor at quieting the boom, the Ti-Rant 9s is still quiet enough to not seriously damage your hearing, or more importantly if you have them, your kids’ ears. Another added bonus for home defense is that the Ti-Rant 9s’ compact size will make using that pistol that much easier while silenced.
The new AAC Ti-Rant 9s is only 5 inches long, has a diameter of 1.38″, and weighs only 7.6 ounces. It will reduce the decibels of your pistol by about 22dB and costs around $850 plus the dreaded tax stamp ($200). Yes, that’s probably more than what you’ve paid for your pistol, but if you’ve ever shot suppressed, you don’t really want to shoot any other way after–also, eardrums costs more than that to fix. Check out the new Ti-Rant 9S at Advanced-Armament.com.