The Department of Justice has directed ATF to reduce eForm 4 processing times to 90 days, but that goal has yet to be met in any meaningful way.
Regardless, eForms are more efficient than paper and overall wait times will come down as more people switch away from paper submissions. (Silencer Shop defaults to using eForms unless explicitly asked to use paper.)
What ATF form is needed for a suppressor?
For a suppressor, SBR or any item on the NFA registry, Silencer Shop would work with you on an eForm 4. An eForm 4 is an electronic filing of the ATF Form 4: the application to posses an NFA item manufactured, purchased and ready to use by the consumer.
These statistics are auto-generated from our most recent approvals
Even though it’s impossible to know exactly how long ATF wait times will be in the future, the best indicator is typically to look at what’s currently being approved.
This information is based on approvals we’ve received over the last few days, and is updated daily. If there is an item with no data, that means no forms of that type were approved during the time span we’re sampling.
ATF eForms are Back!
As of December 23rd, 2021, the ATF has relaunched eForms and are now accepting eForm 4 submissions.
Silencer Shop is currently submitting all applications through ATF eForms. For more information, please visit our blog