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    Silencer Shop Authority: AAC Mini4 Review

    It doesn’t take a whole lot of experience with silencers to figure out that even suppressed, most centerfire rifles are loud. Yes, shaving 30 decibels or so off the report of a rifle makes a huge difference, both from a health perspective and as a courtesy to other shooters and those nearby, but it often also means that you have to hang a relatively heavy and lengthy accessory from the end of the gun. On something like a short barreled AR-15, mounting a full size 5.56mm suppressor typically brings the rifle back up to Title I length (but does not change its NFA status), which might leave some wondering why the heck they paid the $200 to shorten the firearm in the first place.

    Miniature, or shortened, silencers (particularly those made for 5.56mm) are many peoples’ answer to this predicament. They typically offer decent performance in a shorter and lighter package, keeping short guns short and longer rifles manageable. As the silencer market has grown in recent years, so too have the number of shortened options.

    Advanced Armament Corporation’s Mini4 is one of the most tenured cans in the miniature 5.56mm realm. Released back in 2011, it’s a surprisingly popular suppressor that many have said sounds quieter than metered values indicate. As someone who finds long, heavy silencers to be annoying, I was excited to test these claims. Thanks to my friends at Silencer Shop, I recently spent some time with AAC’s diminutive 5.56mm suppressor. READ MORE

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    + Very short
    + Relatively light
    + Durable
    + Susprisingly good performer
    – Heavy mounts
    – Dated mounting system

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