Using a Silencer Shop kiosk is an easy way to capture your demographic information and electronic fingerprints for ATF eForms 4. Using the kiosk is the fastest way to integrate your fingerprints into your profile to quickly get your suppressor or other NFA items.
If you’re wondering “how long is the current wait for a suppressor?”, per the ATF eForm 4s are expected to be approved in 90 days and the Silencer Shop kiosk is a tool that will facilitate your submission by capturing electronic fingerprints. eForms submitted by Silencer Shop dealers, and with the kiosk as part of the process, ATF eForms 4s have been approved in as fast as 7 days.
Your visit to the kiosk is the easiest way to capture your information when you're getting a suppressor, and you could be thinking: can a Silencer Shop kiosk be used for SBRs? Yes, you can tap into the kiosk for any NFA item such as silencers and SBRs. Best of all, your one-time visit to the kiosk is a permanent solution for your current/future NFA items because the information is integrated into your online profile. And, the Silencer Shop kiosk is a superior solution to FD 258 fingerprint cards and the kiosk can be used with no out-of-pocket cost when you purchase your silencer or other NFA item from silencershop.com or a Powered By Silencer Shop dealer.
What is a Silencer Shop Kiosk?
The Silencer Shop kiosk is your resource to capture demographic information and electronic fingerprints for NFA items such as suppressors, short barrel rifles (SBRs), or machine guns.
If you’re getting an NFA item and wondering: does ATF eForm 4 require fingerprints? Yes, when applying for a Form 4 (either paper application or the electronic version, which is an eForm 4) the applicant's fingerprints are required. The Silencer Shop kiosk scans your fingerprints and a digital file is submitted to the ATF with your application. If you want to get your suppressor quickly, you should utilize the electronic fingerprint scanning at the Silencer Shop kiosk because these digital files can be transmitted nearly instantly to the ATF when your eForm 4 is submitted.
With one visit to the Silencer Shop kiosk, your information (including your prints) will become a part of your profile and you can tap into these files for future purchases. You do not need to visit the kiosk or scan another set of prints for your next NFA item: after one visit to the Silencer Shop kiosk, you can order your next NFA items from home or when you’re on the go: anywhere that you have a computer or your smartphone.
You can use the Silencer Shop kiosk easily. Just visit a kiosk near you, bring your identification, and you can be done quickly.
Do you need anything to buy a suppressor? You will need to bring your government issued identification (such as a driver’s license or passport) and if you already registered at silencershop.com, bring the QR code we sent to you via email and text message. If you haven’t registered in advance of your visit, you can easily do so at the suppressor kiosk.
Your visit to the Silencer Shop kiosk will be completed in five simple steps that can be done in as little as five minutes:
Scan your QR code or enter your information (name, email address, etc) on the keyboard
Scan your fingerprints on the digital pad.
Sign the screen.
Answer a few demographic questions (height, eye color, etc).
You’re done and this information will be a part of your profile and you will not need to visit the kiosk again.
How Much is a Silencer Shop Kiosk?
For most customers that are wondering how much does a Silencer Shop kiosk cost, that amount will be $0. When placing your order at Silencer Shop's website, or in-person at a Powered By Silencer Shop dealer with a kiosk, the visit will be $0 . If you haven’t purchased your item on our site or at that location, we recommend that you contact the dealer you'd like to visit in advance. Their fee to use the kiosk is set by that location and it shouldn’t exceed $40 (the same price as the national average price for manual fingerprinting services).
You can find a kiosk by using the Silencer Shop dealer finder to locate the nearest kiosk. There are over 1,800 Powered By Silencer Shop dealers with kiosks in 42 states, just click this link and check the “has kiosk” box to filter your search specifically for dealers with kiosks.
The Silencer Shop kiosk is your one-stop resource for your demographic and fingerprinting needs for your ATF eForm 4. These innovative silencer kiosk devices are located throughout the US and your visit can be done in under five minutes with no additional charge. If this is your first suppressor or other NFA item and you’re wondering: can I visit the kiosk and if I haven’t made a purchase yet, yes. You can visit the Silencer Shop kiosk before you purchase your NFA item. Also, if you have questions about your passport photos for suppressors and eForm 4, you can read our article here.
I love the kiosk option because it simplifies the registration process greatly. But, I do wish that the shops that had kiosks would have to advertise the cost to use them on this site so you can see that when searching for a shop. When I went in to submit fingerprints I was caught off-guard with a $42 charge to use the kiosk.
Hi Travis! We are happy you enjoy the simplicity of using our kiosks. Our kiosks are free to any customer purchasing directly from Silencer Shop (after the purchase of an NFA item is made) and you will also enjoy the benefits of No Transfer Fees and Free Shipping. If you walk into a dealer and purchase directly from them, the dealer may charge a fee for the use of the kiosk, a fee for the transfer of the item, and may also charge a fee for the application filing. The good news is that once the kiosk is used once, you shouldn't ever have to visit it again. From here forward we retain your information for future filings. This means you can place an order online, give us a call and place your order over the phone, or visit any of the dealers in our Powered-By network and place your order in their store and we will submit your Form 4 application. It's never a bad idea to give your selected dealer a call before scheduling a kiosk visit or sending a transfer their way, open communication is the best policy to have when starting an NFA transfer!
Hi CDB! While we hope you always keep us in mind for your suppression needs, we take no offense to you sending business to your local and loyal GS. As long as your chosen dealer is a Powered-By Silencer Shop Partner, we are most willing to assist with your Form 4 application. So to clarify, you don't need to purchase directly from us (that means you most certainly can buy that find of a lifetime machinegun on GunBroker) you just need to: have it transferred to your local Powered-By Silencer Shop dealer, negotiate your transfer fee with said dealer, and then sit back and let us knock out that Form 4 application for you!
Hi J.T.! We'd love to get you started! You can buy your item from our online store along with a tax stamp, and send a copy of your trust to Trust@SilencerShop.com. It's that simple! If there is anything missing or requiring an update/amendment then we will review and email you to advise of the necessary info. If you'd like assistance, use our live chat or call our incredible sales staff to get started! Simply click the bottom right blue button that says Live Chat or pick up the phone and dial (512) 931-4556.