How to Buy a Silencer in 6 Simple Steps - Silencer Shop
How to Buy a Silencer
How to Buy a Suppressor in 6 Simple Steps
You can easily purchase a suppressor at Silencer Shop’s website. With nationwide shipping and over 30,000 reviews on Google and TrustPilot, the easiest way to get a suppressor is with Silencer Shop: the largest NFA (national firearms act) distributor in the United States.
What is the difference between a silencer and a suppressor?
The two words are interchangeable and have the same meaning. Either word is applicable for a device that you attach to the barrel of a firearm that reduces noise and gas when the gun is fired. In this writeup, the words “silencer” and “suppressor” will be used in different instances to communicate the same device.
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Can You Purchase Suppressors Online?
Yes, with a few clicks on your computer or the Silencer Shop smartphone app, buying a silencer is easy and can be done online. Getting your suppressor is simple when working with Silencer Shop.
Are you wondering, how long does it take to get a suppressor tax stamp? With Silencer Shop dealers, you can get a tax stamp in an expected 90 days. Silencer Shop customers have received their tax stamps in just a few weeks.
Buying a suppressor online only takes 6 simple steps:
What is an NFA tax stamp? A suppressor tax stamp is a $200 tax set forth by the ATF that is applied to the purchase of all NFA items on the NFA registry. Purchasing a tax stamp is a one-time cost (unlike, for example, a car registration that must be renewed annually).
On our website, you’ll also choose how you’d like to register: Trust, Individual, or Corporation. The most common way customers register is the Silencer Shop Single Shot Trust. It’s a versatile trust and you can easily add responsible parties/trustees, and it is extremely cost-effective: it's the lowest-priced trust available.
While checking out, you’ll also select a Powered By Silencer Shop dealer, which is the local gun shop that you’ll work with to submit your eForm 4 application to the ATF and ultimately go to when you pick up your silencer.
You can also submit your fingerprints using FD-258 fingerprint cards by mailing them to Silencer Shop.
Do you need fingerprints for suppressors? Yes, you’ll scan your fingerprints when you visit the kiosk. The visit to the kiosk only happens once and the information will be saved for your current and future orders.
3. Add a Photo to Your Silencer Shop Profile
Snap a selfie (similar to a passport photo) on your smartphone and upload it to your Silencer Shop profile using the Silencer Shop app or send it by email (email@example.com) and we’ll gladly add it to your profile. When taking your photo, please use a plain/light-colored background and keep your shoulders and head up. Please do not smile, wear a hat, sunglasses, scarf, etc.
4. Sign the Docusign
Silencer Shop will email a Docusign to you, please review and after confirming its accuracy, please sign the file. This applies to all registration methods: Trusts, Corporations and Individuals.
5. Create an ATF eForms account
Register for your ATF eForms account. What is ATF eForm? eForms is the submission process for submitting your electronic Form 4 (“eForm 4”) to the ATF. There is no cost to create an ATF eForms account.
6. Ready to Certify and Submission to the ATF
What does Ready To Certify mean at Silencer Shop? This is the final stage of your eForm 4 application before it’s submitted to the ATF.
You’ll receive an email from Silencer Shop with the subject line “Ready To Certify.” When you receive the Ready To Certify email, you should contact the Powered By Silencer Shop dealer (their information will also be in the email you receive) to set an appointment to submit your application to the ATF (“eForm 4”). This can be done remotely if you register as a Trust or Corporation. If you register as an Individual, this will happen in person at the dealer’s place of business.
That’s it! You’re on your way to silencer ownership.
If you are thinking What is the average wait time for a suppressor? The expectation for ATF approval should be 90 days and Silencer Shop customers have posted about approvals in 76 days. By working together, you’ll be tapping into the 99.5% accuracy rate of Silencer Shop’s Compliance team (the industry average is 60%).
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Buying a suppressor is simple with Silencer Shop. The purchase process to getting your first silencer is done in 6 easy steps (5 if you’ve previously worked with us) with an expected ATF approval in 90 days.
If you’d like to contact Silencer Shop, we’re here for you! And if you’re wondering how to contact Silencer Shop, we’re available via phone: 512-931-4556.