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One of the cool new products we found at SHOT Show this year was the CR9T from Carbon Research. This is a small research company that has figured out how to bond metals to carbon fiber in a way that allows them to build a complete suppressor body and baffle stack out of ultralight carbon fiber and then armor the tips of the baffles to give them long term durability. They make a .22 caliber can that weighs just 2.3 ounces, and their 9mm/.300 Blackout can is just 7.3 ounces. That is the CR9T, with titanium internal plating and kevlar integrated into he body tube for greater strength – good for 9mm and .300 Blackout. They also make the CR9A which is the same thing using aluminum, and rated for only 9mm (a 5.56mm version is currently in development).
Carbon Research sent me two of the CR9T cans to try out, and we are taking them out to the range today. My hypothesis that they won’t heat up as much as metallic cans was mostly disproven (although they do cool down faster than metal), but we had no problems running them and the light weight is really nice!
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