How to Purchase a Suppressor
Laws Regarding the Purchase of a Suppressor
Before you buy a suppressor please read below and contact us so that you understand the mandatory time requirement and ATF background check and fee that must occur before this product is delivered to you through your local gun store (a gun store that has a Federal Firearms License); if you are a resident of NH, you can pick up this suppressor at our shop.
Silencers have never been illegal at the federal level. A few states banned silencer ownership and/or use. Silencers have been regulated since the 1934 NFA (National Firearms Act). the act, when enacted, placed a $200 tax on the transfer of machine guns, Short Barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, Destructive Devices, AOWs and silencers.
For a state by state rules and regulations guide to the ownership of suppressors/Silencers go to:
Of the fifteen states that do not allow civilian ownership, CA, IA, KS, MA, MO, and MI allow Class 3 dealers and Class two manufacturers to possess silencers.
Buying a silencer from a local dealer Buying a silencer is not a difficult task. The purchaser will need to complete forms, mail the forms to the ATF with a check for $200 and wait for the forms to be approved. It is that simple!
The dealer will help the buyer fill out the form 4 and the certificate of compliance (Citizenship).
The certificate of compliance identifies the buyer either as a United States citizen or a legal resident alien.
The BATFE will take approximately two to three months to review and approve the forms. The forms will then be sent back to the selling dealer. The dealer then calls the buyer to come pickup the silencer (if you live in NH) otherwise, you will ask us to mail it to your FFL gun store. If we do not have this suppressor in stock, it may take 6-8 weeks to get this product to us if we have to order it.