True to Mike Smith’s (somewhat brash, perhaps) letter earlier this year, Advanced Armament Corp. is not only still open for business with real, live employees, they are continuing to innovate and release new suppressors for centerfire pistols, rifles and rimfire firearms. We got a chance to see them at SHOT Show 2015 and they will be on display to the general public in booth 2033 at next month’s NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Nashville.
Among the new offerings are a couple of neat little pistol suppressors. Filling the void left by the popular-but-discontinued Ti-Rant 9 is the new Illusion 9 with a claimed 33db sound reduction. The Illusion 9’s offset bullet path allows the bulk of the suppressor to hang below the bore axis, freeing up the real estate above the axis to allow the use of factory sights instead of raised suppressor sights. The Illusion also incorporates AAC’s “Assured Semi Automatic Performance” (ASAP) booster which the company claims “ensures reliable pistol operation, allows for zero-shift adjustment, and provides for modularity to support multiple weapons platforms.” The Illusion has an MSRP of $800 and should be available this spring. Continue reading
Following SHOT Show 2015, Advanced Armament Corporation’s Mike Smith recently made a post on the AAC Blog to clear up “some of the wild rumors and unfounded speculation” about the silencer company, which has been under the purview of Cerberus Capital Management’s firearm and outdoor arm, Freedom Group for the past several years.
The post has been widely criticized as being wildly unprofessional, attacking a writer from another gun blog. Others have come to Smith’s defense saying that it is understandable that he is hot under the collar when his company is the target of unsubstantiated rumors or outright lies. Regardless of how you feel about the tenor of his post, Mike does at least provide some official commentary on what is going on at the company: Continue reading