Since SilencerShop is located near Austin, we have some additional delivery options for Texas buyers. These options are still covered by our “Free Shipping” specials; but, we’ll go through the details here so everyone understands the process.
Before getting into the delivery options, I’ll state up front that TX buyers do have to pay sales tax.
Now, getting back to the topic at hand, you will have three choices when it comes to how you want to take delivery of your new toy:
- If you want, we are happy to transfer the suppressor to an FFL/SOT holder in your area and you can then complete the transfer process through them (although we’re always willing to help out where we can). This works exactly the same as if you were transferring the suppressor from an out-of-state dealer.
- For buyers in the Central Texas area, or for those that don’t mind a bit of a drive, you are also welcome to come pick up your new suppressor in person.
- The third option, for people who just don’t want to drive to Austin (but also don’t want to pay an additional transfer fee), is to have us mail the suppressor directly to your house after the transfer completes.
Most people are familiar with the first two options; so, the rest of this post will focus on the third option for people who are interested.
Once the Form 4 transfer clears the ATF, we will receive your shiny new tax stamp and will let you know immediately. At that point, if you want us to mail it to you, we’ll have you fill out an ATF Form 4473 electronically. This is the same form we’ve all grown to know and love over the years since we have to fill one out every time we buy a new firearm – and it typically only takes a few minutes to fill it out on your computer.
At that point, we’ll mail you a physical copy that you’ll need to sign and return to us in a provided envelope. That’s it!
When we get the signed 4473 back from you, we’ll file it away and we’re also required to email a copy to your chief law enforcement officer (who will probably just file it away in the circular file). We will then wait the required seven days and ship your suppressor out as soon as that time elapses!
Remember that we’ll still ship your order for free – so there are no additional charges once you’ve purchased from us. We even pay the postage for your transfer paperwork!
As you can see, this does add a couple of weeks to the overall process – but it really isn’t that much in the grand scheme of things. Especially in the NFA world…
For those who are interested in this option, simply check out using our online process and you will be presented with the choice after your checkout completes. As always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions!