Video: Advanced Armament Corp. Illusion suppressor review

Looking for a suppressor to tame the blast of your 9mm handgun, but not cover up your target? Then check out the AAC Illusion 9 suppressor in this review.

Video: Advanced Armament Corp. Illusion suppressor review

Advanced Armament Corp. (AAC) is an innovative and well-known suppressor manufacturer. Its innovation is noticeable right off when looking at the Illusion 9 suppressor. You’ll notice the bore of the suppressor in not located in the center. Why would AAC offset the bore? So that the shooter can align the bore toward the bottom, leaving the sight picture unobstructed. The design works perfect, too. I was able to put sights on steel and bang away without the silencer blocking my view of the target.

The Illusion 9 utilizes AAC’s patent pending Assured Semi-Automatic Performance (ASAP) system that not only ensures reliable operation on a broad spectrum of autoloader handguns, but also enables users to easily adjust the rotational orientation of the silencer to provide an unobstructed sight picture on most host guns.

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The Illusion 9 is user-serviceable for easy cleaning with no special tool required. The compact silencer is 7.9-inches long, 1¼ inches in diameter and is made of 17-4 stainless steel, 6061 T6 aluminum and 7075 T6 aluminum. It weighs a light 10.4 ounces and sports a matte black anodized finish and offers 33dB of sound reduction.

The AAC Illusion 9 sells for $594. For more information or to purchase, visit

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