Silencer Shop Blog Insights on Silencers and Other NFA Itemsother

  1. NRA Board of Directors Election

    A new year, a new election. If you’re eligible to vote for the 2018 National Rifle Association Board of Directors, you recently received a ballot via your preferred NRA magazine. There’s a total of 76 seats on the NRA Board of Directors, and each year 25 seats are up for election to a 3-(..)
  2. Form 4 Barcode System Approved By ATF

    At Silencer Shop, suppressors and technology literally flow through our veins. Okay, maybe not literally, but we continually strive to make silencer ownership as simple as possible via new technological innovations. Our latest advancement benefits both owners and dealers alike by (..)
  3. What Is An ATF Form 1?

    The ATF Form 5320.1 (Commonly known as a "Form 1"), in its most basic sense, is the required document to fill out if you intend to create an NFA item, ranging from altering the configuration of an existing firearm to manufacturing an entire unit on your own. For a better understanding (..)
  4. Silencer Finishes 101

    - Often taken for granted (or simply overlooked), the finishes that silencer manufacturers employ on various cans play a pivotal role in the effectiveness of each unit. With so much emphasis (and rightly so) on the baffle design, the build materials, and so on, a suppressor’s finish(..)
  5. How To Clean My Silencer

    Since we’ve already answered the Should I Clean My Silencer? query, now we can tackle the fun part: How to clean a suppressor. If you own a rimfire or a pistol can, this writeup is calling your name. As for you higher caliber suppressor owners (e.g., 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and large bore), you know (..)
  6. Should I Clean My Silencer?

    - Cleaning and maintaining a silencer is a task that most suppressor enthusiasts dread. It can definitely be a messy and tedious undertaking. However, depending on the can’s design and classification, there’s no need to fret. Many (read: most) rifle silencers aren’t “user-(..)
  7. Q El Camino

    To be blunt, the .22 Q El Camino suppressor is ridiculously lightweight and outrageously quiet. The team at Q looked at the current rimfire market and realized that the attention to accuracy has been oft overlooked. Q then set out to set them selves apart by introducing a rimfire silencer that was (..)
  8. What is a Single Shot Trust?

    The revolutionary Single Shot Trust is simpler, more flexible, and less expensive than any other NFA Gun Trust available. To use the Single Shot Trust, all you need to do is: Purchase a Silencer, or any other NFA item, from - or from a Powered By Silencer Shop dealer in (..)
  9. Rugged Suppressors Oculus 22

    Constructed of tough 17-4 stainless steel, the modular Oculus provides durability in both setups while eliminating dreaded first-round pop. Designed for the shooter’s convenience, this silencer is simple to disassemble and maintain, as well as easy to transform from one configuration to the other(..)
  10. AAC Illusion

    With the AAC Illusion, AAC was able to produce the FIRST 9mm pistol suppressor that is truly compatible with factory sights. The problem with round suppressors on pistols is that they tend to block the factory sights. That can be worked around by replacing the sights with either an optic or (..)