Suppressors are freaking awesome...That is the scoop. They are not hard to get, but you do have to jump through a few hoops and wait awhile on the ATF. The how much is dependent on what you are trying to suppress. It can range from about $200 to about $5,000. Plus a $200 donation to the tax stamp fund. There are a few people on this board that can help you get a can, including me. I would highly recommend that you go try out a few brands as well as calibers and see what works best for your setup. If you can wait until June go to Memphis and look around.3spop said:I would like the scoop on supressors from those of you that have them please. How do you legally get them? Where? How much? How hard to get? I'd basically like to know everything. Thanks!
Bitwise, thanks for the info. What kind of money did it cost you to go through the process if you don't mind my asking?Bitwise said:Suppressors are awesome. I got into them just last year and bought my first through Mississippi Auto Arms in Oxford. They were very helpful in walking me through the process. I went the trust route and the process was about two months start to finish.
Based on the recommendations of others I started with a .22 suppressor and I think it's good advice. I'm waiting on a 9mm suppressor right now, but a .22 can is fun, really quiet, and of course cheap to feed. I strongly recommend selecting a take-apart .22 can if you buy one, though. Some suppressors can be taken apart for cleaning and others can't. .22 suppressors get filthy, fill up with a mixture of molten lead and baked-on carbon, and then stop working. Cleaning the stuff off is like nothing I've ever done before. The only way I was able to clean the internals of my silencer was by buying a bead blasting cabinet and an air compressor and blasting the crap off with glass beads. If the suppressor is stainless steel and/or titanium it can be immersed in a solution known colloquially as "the dip" to clean. The dip dissolves lead, but the resulting mixture is a nasty lead salt that can be very dangerous and I'm just not comfortable handling something like that.
I lurk a lot over at silencerresearch.com. The site includes unbiased tests and reviews of suppressors and a lot of good information. To access the reviews costs like $30, but it has saved me from buying a noisy suppressor, so to me it's been worth it.
savage cz and a few others come pre treaded, if I amnot mistaken ruger does some now also. I belive cz requires a thread adapter to convert it to 1/2x28tpiDock Rocker said:Some. 22 pistols come threaded like the walther p22 and the Sig mosquito. On the rifles you can buy a threaded barrel or have your barrel threaded. I am not sure about a compression fitting, never seen one of those. Most .22 cans thread on. Most of the larger cans either thread on or have a quick disconnect mechanism.
Not disagreeing with Titleiiredneck, but I have had a different experience. I put together a trust, didnt have to worry about pic's or LEO sign off. I have the flexibility of letting my brother / Trustee use my class 3 items while I am not around, and once the trust is in place you can keep adding to it. Never have to worry about a different sheriff getting elected that dosent like class 3 stuff. Dont have to pay off walgreens to take my passport pics. I have done both with customers in the past, and I have found the trust rout easier on everyone.titleiiredneck said:I have done quite a few transfers, I suggest going the individual route if your cleo will signoff. Find a ffl with sot, purchase item and then do paperwork and wait! Paperwork is basic, fill out 2 form 's, 2 sets of finger print cards and a citizenship form. Attach 2 passport photos to form 4's, get fingerprinted send to atf with a check for $200. Same goes if you want to manufacture a suppressor,sbs,sbr,dd,or aow, except you fill out 2 form 1's
Most anything you'd like to know can be found here.....3spop said:I would like the scoop on supressors from those of you that have them please. How do you legally get them? Where? How much? How hard to get? I'd basically like to know everything. Thanks!