I am in the market for a moderator and I was tempted by an A-Tec (the semi-reflex style rather than the CMM). I personally like the reflex style which offers a second bearing point and not excessive protrusion in front of the barrel; they are much lighter than the T8, PES T12 or Wildcat alternatives and have a reputation for being quiet.
And Thar rates them!
Anyway I noticed from A-Tecs Norwegian website; http://www.a-tec.no/ that the range has changed from that which Bruce Potts reviewed in Sporting Times in May'08. The quietest reflex style model the TMM - 4 is now only 400gm and the model down CTM - 4 is only 280 gm.
So I called James Clark at Jager Sporting Arms (the UK Importer) who is apparently no longer importing them A-Tecs, but rather launching his own moderator range later this month.
He claims his new moderator will be of similar proportions to the semi-reflex A-Tec (previous model) with an aluminium body, but with all stainless steel baffles (to eliminate the baffle burning experienced with alloy baffles). They will be pitched against the T8 in price terms (i.e. c£190) and he hopes sound moderation will be at least as good as the T8.
I would be interested if any members have views or further information on this prospective new arrival or the current A-Tec range - including whether anyone else is now going to be importing them?