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Q: Do I need a Class 3 License to buy a silencer?

A: No, just one sheet of paperwork (Form 4) that we complete 90% of for you. The ATF will do a background check through the FBI, similar to when buying a handgun. Paperwork is simple and we manage it all.

Q: How long does the approval process take?

A: Silencers are VERY HOT – ATF is so backed up, can take 5 or more months… Better get one now while you still can…

Q: Why would I want a silencer?

A: No hearing protection required, reduces recoil, better accuracy, more time shooting and hunting, and no upset neighbors.

Q: How much do the Fed’s charge to purchase a silencer?

A: $200 Tax Stamp per silencer, tax deductible, one-time fee.

Q: Are silencers as quiet as on the movies?

A: .22 rimfire, yes. All other calibers will sound like a .22 short to a .22 long when suppressed.

Q: What game can I hunt with a silencer in Oklahoma?

A: Any and all game effective November 1, 2012!

Q: How did you determine which silencers to sell?

A: We have determined customers normally fall into one of three unique categories as to the main issue driving their purchase decision. 1) Best Sound Reduction 2) Value Price 3) Lightest available for hunting and shooting. We sell silencers in each of these categories.

Q: What are your thoughts on a quick detach model for a silencer?

A: We don’t use personally and don’t normally recommend, it can negatively impact accuracy, drives costs up to buy a connector for each weapon, and silencers are too hot after firing to quick detach. See this article. We see no benefits, but a buyer can spend their money how they like.

Q: Can you order any silencer from any silencer manufacturer?

A: Yes.

Q: What is the first step?

A: Determine which silencer(s) you want to purchase.

Q: What is the second step?

A: Purchase your silencer(s).

Q: What is the third step?

A: We mail/email you all the paperwork with very detailed directions on completing the necessary paperwork. We have fine tuned our directions and you will find the directions very easy to follow. Remember, the paperwork is specific to the silencer, so you cannot start the process until you pick out a silencer and purchase. If for some reason you are declined (never had this happen), you will get your money back from the ATF and from us.

Q: Will you transfer a silencer if I buy one online from another silencer dealer?

A: Normally… No. These types of transactions are too involved and often take 12 months to complete. Too many ATF transfers involved… manufacturer to dealer then dealer to dealer and then dealer to end user.  If you need a silencer we don’t currently have in inventory, we can quickly order directly from the manufacturer or a national wholesaler and obtain a serial number quickly to start the process.

Q: Can I use a .308 silencer on all calibers .308 and less?

A: Yes, very common. One silencer for all applications. Often does not impact performance because .308 silencers are bigger. Titanium construction is popular for this type of application due to the extremely light weight.

Q: Do I need to meet you live to do the paperwork?

A: No, it can all be done through the mail/email if you prefer.

Q: Do I have to meet you live to pick up the silencer once approved?

A: No, state and federal law allows for mailing of silencers since they have done a background check on you. We find many customers prefer this option due to high fuel prices. This also allows us to sell to anyone in the state without limitations.

Q: Will I need my barrel threaded for the silencer to connect?

A: Yes, if you have a flash-hider, this will come off and a silencer will screw right on. .22 & .223 – standard is 1/2″ X 28 tpi and .300 BLK and .308 is 5/8″ X 24 tpi.

Q: Who should I get to thread my barrel?

A: Use any local well qualified gunsmith, expect to pay $65 to $75.

Q: Where are you based?

A: We have no “storefront” and operate via the Internet, gunshows, word of mouth, over the phone, and meet live.

Q: Why is it important to choose a reputable and professional silencer dealer?

A: As part of the process, lots of personal data is collected for the FBI background check, you want a professional you can trust to keep this data confidential and in a secure place where others cannot access.  These records have to be stored by your dealer for 20 years, find someone you can trust and has a professional track record. You also need a dealer that can handle the paperwork professionally, one small error and your silencer is going to be significantly delayed or even denied. Purchase from a dealer that is committed to the market, not here today, gone tomorrow.