How to Legally Purchase a Silencer – Review Series

How to Legally Purchase a Silencer – Review Series What are looking forward to most in this upcoming silencer review series on how to legally purchase a silencer / suppressor? […]

rifle silencerHow to Legally Purchase a Silencer – Review Series

What are looking forward to most in this upcoming silencer review series on how to legally purchase a silencer / suppressor?

Maybe you want to use a silencer while hunting, so you don’t lose valuable hearing.

Or you want a silencer so target shooting will be more enjoyable.

Whatever your reason, retail silencers are available from our friends at SilencerCo.

Look for review articles on Gear Report as we progress, covering each step of the process:
1) Creating an NFA Trust: We used Andrew Dempster at Law Office of Smith, Dickey & Dempster P.A., Hope Mills Location, since we are in North Carolina and Drew has expertise in NFA Trusts. Call Andrew and let him know Gear-Report.com sent you if you need an NFA trust. 800.807.0497

2) How to legally purchase a silencer: Updated July, 2016: We have two commercial manufactured silencers at the SOT waiting on Form 4s to clear.

  1.  AMTAC Suppressors Inc. waited on ATF Form 3, which ATF lost. Had to start over 01dec15. Then the ATF took 2 months to run my credit card on the Form 4, in which time the bank upgraded to “smart cards” and sent a new card with a new expiration date. So, the transaction failed. When this happens the ATF throws away the application and you have to start over..
  2. Gemtech Silencer (Form 3 cleared, silencer is waiting at local FFL/SOT for Form 4 to clear),
  3. SilencerCo … who still hasn’t decided what to send.
  4. Also waiting on silencers from AAC, Liberty suppressors, and a few others.

All 3 brands are sending silencers which will include the Form 4 transfer process once the cans arrive at our local FFL/SOT.

3) How to legally make a Silencer from purpose made parts: Ordering parts to assemble our own silencer where we are the legal “manufacturer”, via AFT Form 1, completing and assembling those parts, etc.

4) How to legally make a Silencer from other parts, like a Flashlight or “Solvent Trap”: We may submit another Form 1 to make a flashlight based silencer. The legal process is the same as submitting for approval to make a silencer from purpose made parts. However, instead of just assembling pre-made parts we would actually make the parts from scratch or repurpose other items.

  • We are waiting on the Form 1 from the ATF to work on a “solvent trap” kit from RoninPro.

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About Jeff

Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits.

A USAF veteran, Jeff earned a MBA in Marketing and Health Services. He specializes in consultative selling and internet marketing. As the VP of BD & Marketing, Jeff provides sales and marketing leadership to MGECOM, Inc. and helps http://MGECOM.com acquire new clients in need of solutions for online merchants in need of Affiliate Marketing program management.

Jeff founded and manages Cress Sales & Marketing LLC, offering online sales and marketing consulting and services to online merchants and service providers.