Black Aces Tactical (BAT) announced the ultimate budget AR-15 suppressor this week, called the “Po’ Boy.” It retails for a shocking $199!
“For years, the suppressor industry has been producing an increasingly complex and costly product with little change in performance,” said Eric Lemoine, CEO of Black Aces Tactical states in a press release obtained by GunsAmerica.
“We were confident we could manufacture a simple yet rugged product that meets and surpasses expectations, while being affordable for gun owners,” Lemoine added.
The Po’ Boy is 8-inches long with a diameter of 1.5 inches and a weight of 25 oz.
Specs via BAT
- 134 Db tested with an average of 33 Db reduction on a 16″ barrel AR platform rifle in 5.56
- Simple and rugged construction
- 4130 Chromoly steel exterior wall/ 316 stainless interior. Incorporates dual wall integrity and highly corrosive resistant interior wall
- High heat graphite air cooled Cerakote finish that withstands up to 2000 degrees
- Length 8″ Diameter 1.5″ Weight 25 Oz
- Reinforced straight stacked baffle
- Direct thread security (no wobbly quick disconnect)
- Customer serviceable using an AR15 stock wrench
“Through ingenuity and innovation, Black Aces Tactical has used a combination of time-tested design and modern technology to produce a suppressor that is as strong as it is quiet and affordable,” said Lemoine.
The name “Po’ Boy” pays homage to both the inexpensive pricing of the can and Lemoine’s Louisiana roots.
It’s full-auto rated on both 16″ and 12″ barrels. It was also designed to be fully serviceable with a standard AR-15 stock wrench.
“Our Decibel testing was done following the Mil Standard 1474 Delta. Using a 2017 calibrated Bruel & Kjaer 2209 with a 4136 microphone,” notes BAT.
While the price of the Po’ Boy is certainly appealing, there is a question of quality. Is this offer too good to be true? Is this a case of you get what you pay for?
We’ve had two BAT shotguns in-house and while one worked well the other was an unreliable dud. In fact, Paul wrote an entire article, titled: “Find the Malfunction – Black Aces DTR Short Shotgun Problems,” investigating the matter. I suggest you read it for context.
Paul sent the faulty gun back to Eric but I don’t believe we ever got it back in for a second go around. Anyways, the point I’m making is simply caveat emptor, aka buyer beware! When something is so much cheaper than everything else on the market you have to proceed with caution. I say that irrespective of our history with BAT.