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5 EASY STEPS TO PURCHASING A SILENCER

  1. LOOK AT THE MAP AND DETERMINE IF YOU LIVE IN ONE OF THE STATES WHERE SILENCERS ARE LEGAL TO OWN.

2.FIGURE OUT WHAT SILENCER YOU WANT

    

    Once you have determined that you live in a state where silencers are legal for anyone to own (all red states and ones withe deer icons) then its time to determine what suppressor you want. This step seems like a bit of a no-brainer, but there’s more to it than just “pick a can, attach to gun.” You need to ensure that your silencer of choice is rated for the calibers you own or want to own. You also need to make sure it’s capable of being attached to the firearms you want to put it on. Generally speaking, that means your gun needs to have a threaded barrel. Many silencers today can attach and detach quickly using a specially designed muzzle device, like our QD muzzle break. Reference the guide below to see what kind of threads you gun has:

 

*NOTE SOME OF THIS IS COMPLICATED THESE ARE JUST THE MOST COMMON THREADS IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHAT THREADS YOUR FIREARM IS, CONTACT US DIRECTLY AND WE CAN ASSIST YOU.

 

  • M=Metric (for example - M13.5x1 LH means that the numbers are metric instead of standard.)

  • LH=Left Hand (for example - M13.5x1 LH means the threads are backwards from what you typically expect.  This thread pitch would require righty-loosey, lefty-tighty...)

  • RH=Right Hand (for example - M16x1RH means the threads work how you typically expect (righty-tighty...).  If there is no LH or RH designation - RH is the default.)

  • Having said all that, here goes:

 

.22 LR, .22 MAG, .17 HMR

The standard thread for these calibers is 1/2x28.  Please let us know if you are aware of any notable exceptions.

9mm

  • 1/2x28 is the most common thread for 9mm weapons  - both carbine and pistol.

  • H&K weapons use the M13.5x1 LH thread pitch

  • Sig Sauer weapons use the M13.5x1LH thread pitch

.40 S&W

  • 9/16x24 is the most common thread pitch for .40 cal weapons.

  • H&K weapons use the M14.5x1 LH thread pitch

.45

  • .578x28 is the most common thread for .45 cal weapons.

  • H&K USP Tactical uses the M16x1 LH thread pitch

  • H&K Mark 23 (Socom) uses the M16x1 RH thread pitch

5.56mm (.223)

  • AR-15s use the 1/2x28 thread pitch

  • Steyr Aug uses the M13x1 LH thread pitch

  • H&K weapons use the M15x1 thread pitch

  • Ruger Mini uses 9/16x24 thread pitch

7.62mm (.308)

  • 5/8x24 is the most common thread for 7.62mm/.308 weapons

  • Sako TRG uses the M18x1 thread pitch

  • Accuracy International uses the M18x1.5 thread pitch

  • AK-47s use the M14x1LH thread pitch

.338LM

  • 5/8x24 is the most common thread for .338LM weapons

  • Sako TRG uses the M18x1 thread pitch

  • Accuracy International uses the M18x1.5 thread pitch

  • Desert Tactical Arms uses the 3/4x24 thread pitch

 

Once you have figured out what suppressor is for you its time to purchase your suppressor. Weather its in stock at the dealer or you purchase it directly from us and have it shipped somewhere near you.

 

 

 

3. FIND A DEALER

 

    More and more gun shops are stocking silencers these days, but in some areas they’re still rare items. You will need to find a dealer who has the appropriate license to sell suppressors. You can use tools like our Dealer Locator to find a suppressor-friendly shop near you. The dealer you choose should make you feel comfortable and prove to be knowledgeable; you are going to be connected to this dealer for the entire process, which could be as long as 4-6 months. If you don’t know a dealer or cant find one contact us directly and we can find one for you. 

 

 

 

4. FILL OUT A FORM 4

 

    Once you’ve picked a silencer and a dealer, your dealer will set aside your silencer and provide you with two ATF Form 4’s. The dealer will explain to you exactly what a form 4 is and assist you through the entire process. On the Form 4’s, the dealer will enter the product info, such as the serial number, model, and so on. Be aware there is a $200 government tax per suppressor that will need to be sent in with the form 4.

 

 

 

5. WAIT

 

    It can take several months (usually at least three) to hear back from the ATF on a Form 4 approval. If you did everything right, then the dealer you’re working through will receive one of the two copies of the Form 4 back from the ATF affixed with your tax stamp. Your dealer should notify you promptly afterward and you’ll be able to pick up your suppressor!