How-To

  1. How To Sell A Silencer

    Selling a silencer to a private party isn’t like selling other items lying around your house. Although we wish it was that easy, it isn’t a same-day type of transaction. Just like it was a process for you to acquire it, there is a procedure in place to sell it, and it still includes a (..)
  2. How To Buy A Silencer

    The silencer was invented in 1902, but the process of acquiring one doesn’t have to be that antiquated. In an era where people have more conversations with their phone’s user face (ahem, Siri) than actual people some days, the ability to digitally apply for class 3 items has been (..)
  3. How To Use Your Customer Account

    We’ve all been there – waiting on hold for hours, but it’s actually only been 3 minutes. Whether in silence or with maddening elevator music, it’s easy to get frustrated waiting on someone else to answer a simple question or give a quick status update. We’re happy to (..)
  4. 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(..)
  5. Say Goodbye To CLEO Certification Signatures

    Although the recent implementation of ATF 41F was generally met with disdain throughout the suppressor community, not every aspect of the rule change is hellfire! And even with the new steps included, our S.I.D. Kiosk and Silencer Shop Mobile App initiatives provide a paperless, convenient process (..)
  6. How to Sell Your Used Silencer

    Have you ever wondered about selling your used silencer to a private party? If you've owned guns for any amount of time - you know that used firearms are often in high demand.  As a result, the market is healthy for these firearms and you can often get as much (or more) than you originally (..)
  7. How do Silencers Impact Blowback?

    When you first start learning about silencers, one of the terms you'll start seeing tossed around is 'blowback'. In this article we're going to explain: What blowback is How different weapons are impacted How to prevent it from causing problems Keep in mind that many modern suppressors (..)
  8. Direct Thread vs Quick Attach Suppressors

    We get a lot of questions asking about direct-thread vs quck-attach suppressors. This is often one of the first things to decide when picking a new suppressor, and there are pros and cons to each attachment method. Let's quickly go into what the different mounting systems  are - as (..)
  9. SCAR 17 Muzzle Device Compatibility List

    We got a SCAR 17 barrel in the shop so we tested every muzzle device that we sell. This was tested on a 16" SCAR 17 barrel. It fits if the muzzle device makes contact the shoulder and could be timed using SilencerCo shims. All shims should be the same but we put that in there as a(..)
  10. Understanding ATF e-Forms

    Until recently, the NFA Branch was operating with state-of-the-art 1970′s technology – but the new electronic submission system is bringing the NFA process into the new millennium. Unfortunately, as with anything to do with the NFA, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the new (..)
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