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Advanced Armament Company Ranger 5 & Ranger 7: Old Dog With New Tricks

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Advanced Armament Company, or just AAC, is one of the big-name OGs in the suppressor world, and for good reason. Leading the charge in suppressors for almost 30 years, AAC knows a thing or two about suppressors by virtue of experience in both civilian suppressors and cans made for the military. 

But they don’t just rest on their laurels. Instead, they make sure their new stuff is even better than ever before. 

The Ranger 5 and Ranger 7 are just the latest from AAC and prove they are still one of the leaders of the industry. 

Made with Inconel 718 and 17-4 H900 stainless steel, both of the new Ranger cans use the 1.375-24 universal mount and ship with direct thread mounting for 1/2-28 for the Ranger 5 and 5/8-24 for the Ranger 7. Both cans are full-auto rated and are finished in high-temp Cerakote.

The Ranger 5 is built for 5.56 NATO, but it isn’t actually limited to 5.56. Instead, the Ranger 5 is overbored a little so that it can handle 6mm projectiles like 6 ARC, 6mm Creedmoor, and .243 Winchester. 

This slight overbore expands the capability of the Ranger 5 without sacrificing noise suppression. Rated at 32dB suppression, the Ranger 5 really takes the bite out of shooting. Plus, the slightly larger bore helps reduce back pressure and the amount of gas that ends up in the shooter’s face.

The Ranger 7 is rated up to 300 Win Mag and offers 24dB for 300 Win Mag and 30dB for M80 ball .308 Win. 

I got to shoot both of these at CANCON recently and loved the sound of both of them. Shooting the Ranger 5 with 5.56 NATO was pleasant without an overwhelming amount of back pressure. Using the Ranger 7 on an AR-10 with .308 Win was more backpressure due to the larger cartridge, but still comfy on the ears and very smooth to shoot. 

It’s shocking how much difference a good can will make for larger cartridges like .308 Win. Not only do you save your hearing, but it’s just a massively more pleasant experience overall. Plus, it’s just really fun.


The HUB system has quickly become something of a standard for many suppressors and only serves to extend the flexibility of the Ranger series. For a couple of all-round cans, AAC has built some superb options.

This is made even better with ACC's 90TV mount and 51T mount. Using the 1.375-24 threads to connect with the Ranger 5 and 7, the mounts offer a quick detach method of securing your suppressor to the gun that won't get carbon locked or back off during firing.

Ratcheting teeth lock the cans in place and prevent the lower threads from getting dirty. Using the AAC flash hiders or muzzle brakes and you can quickly move the suppressor from gun to gun.


Built like tanks the Ranger 5 and Ranger 7 can handle a lot. Rated for full-auto firearms with no minimum barrel length, you can run these hard and not have to worry about blowing your can downrange. 

The Ranger 5 weighed in at 15.2 ounces, and the Ranger 7 came in slightly heavier at 17.2 ounces. Realistically, these feel like the same weight on the end of a rifle. Any suppressor will likely change the POI of a rifle in some way, both of these cans do a good job of minimizing that to a fair degree.

AAC Ranger 5 Specs

  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Weight: 15.2 oz. 
  • Length: 5.825 in. (w/direct-thread mount)
  • Diameter: 1.5 in. 
  • Materials: Inconel 718 and 17-4 H900 stainless steel
  • Finish: High-temp Cerakote
  • Attachment: 1.375-24 universal mount; ships with direct thread mount in 1/2-28 w/built-in muzzle brake
  • Noise Reduction: 32dB
  • MSRP: $899.99

AAC Ranger 7 Specs

  • Caliber: .300 Win. Mag., .308 Win.Weight: 17.2 oz.
  • Length: 6.75 in. (w/direct-thread mount)
  • Diameter: 1.5 in.
  • Materials: Inconel 718 and 17-4 H900 stainless steel
  • Finish: high-temp Cerakote
  • Attachment: 1.375-24 universal mount; ships with direct thread mount in 5/8-24 w/built-in muzzle brake
  • Noise Reduction: 24dB (.300 WM w/26-in. bolt-action); 30dB (M80 .308 Win. w/20-in. bolt-action)
  • MSRP: $899.99

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