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1.)    IS IT LEGAL TO OWN A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR? 
Under federal law, it has never been illegal to own a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR. If it is legal for you to buy a handgun, and you live in a state that allows ownership, then it is probably legal for you to own a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR. In most states, yes. Individuals, Corporations, and Trusts can legally own SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS in the following states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY. 

The basic requirements are as follows:
a.    You must be at least 21 years old
b.    You must live in a state that allows ownership
c.    You must not have any felony convictions

2.)    DO I GIVE UP ANY RIGHTS BY OWNING THE SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR, SUCH AS SEARCH AND SEIZURE RIGHTS?
No. You do not give up your guaranteed rights in any regard. You are simply the registered owner of an NFA item.

3.)    WHAT IS YOUR BUSINESS MODEL?
We operate via gun-shows, word of mouth, over the phone, meet live, and via the Internet. Our business 
location is Atlanta Georgia; although almost all sales occur via email, phone, or gun-show displays.

4.)    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SUPPRESSOR AND A SILENCER?
There is no difference; these are just different words for the same thing. The term “sound suppressor”, or just “suppressor”, is actually more accurate when talking about these devices since they don’t actually silence the firearm.

5.)    IS IT LEGAL TO HUNT WITH A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR IN GEORGIA? 
Yes, as of July 01, 2014 it is legal to hunt with a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR/Suppressor. 

6.)    DOES OWNING A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR PUT ME ON A GOVERNMENT “LIST”?
You will be the “registered owner” of that SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR, which is recorded on a “list.” But remember, you have a social security number, which is a “list”; you are registered to vote, which is a “list”; you pay your taxes, which is a controlled “list.” From your birth, the government has had ways of identifying you. So relax, take a deep breath, and exercise your right to buy a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR. 

7.)    CAN I SELL MY SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR AFTER I BUY IT, OR AM I STUCK WITH IT FOREVER?
Yes. You can sell it, but the transfer must be done in accordance with all regulations.

8.)    CAN I TAKE MY SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR ACROSS STATE LINES?

Yes, if the state you are traveling through is a suppressor legal state. Other ATF regulations require a temporary permit for machine guns or short barrel rifles to travel across state lines.

9.)    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DO THE PAPERWORK?
It varies based on ATF NFA branch workload, but it can take as long as 9-12 months.

10.)    DO I HAVE TO HAVE A CLASS III TO OWN A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR?
No. A license is only required to be actively involved in the reselling of SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS for profit.

11.)    HOW MUCH IS THE TAX STAMP?

$200 Tax Stamp per SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR, tax deductible, one-time fee. Transfer Tax, think of it as a title transfer tax.

12.)    ARE THERE ANY RECURRING FEES?

No. You pay on-time $200 Transfer Tax

13.)    HOW DO SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS WORK?

Entire books have been written on this topic. A summarized explanation is that they slow and cool the expanding gases that propel bullets. This hot, high velocity, expanding gas is what causes the “boom” of a gunshot. Slowing and cooling this gas before it exits the muzzle greatly reduces the muzzle report of a gunshot.

14.)    DOES A MODERN SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR DECREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OR RANGE OF THE HOST FIREARM OR CARTRIDGE?
Only in video games. Modern dry sound suppressors do not contact the projectile in any way under normal conditions. They do not decrease the velocity but actually have a slight tendency to increase velocity. This phenomenon is generally referred to as “suppressor push,” but generally the increase is very small—so small that it is generally not a factor.

15.)    DOES THE SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR CHANGE THE POINT OF IMPACT OF THE PROJECTILE?
Yes. This effect can vary from host to host, our SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS/SUPPRESSORS strives to minimize point of impact shift. This point of impact shift is minimal and repeatable.

16.)    DOES THE SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR AFFECT ACCURACY?
Generally speaking, accuracy is not affected enough to matter. If your host firearm shot well before it was suppressed, it will shoot just as well if not better with the SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR attached. If your gun shoots poorly, it will still shoot poorly. Barrel threading and the quality of those threads 
will affect the shot. If not threaded concentrically, the bullets can strike the baffles and cause accuracy problems and damage to the SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR.

17.)    WHY ARE SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS NOT REALLY SILENT? THEY DON’T ACTUALLY PERFORM AS THEY DO IN THE MOVIES.
In the real world, a firearm with a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR does make noise, so it is not “silent.” However, the SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR will greatly reduce the muzzle report of a gunshot. The products we sell reflect state-of-the-art technology in sound suppression; you will not find finer products for their intended design goals anywhere in the world.

18.)    HOW LONG DOES A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR LAST?
With proper care and maintenance, your SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR sound suppressor should provide you a lifetime of shooting enjoyment. That’s why we offer a lifetime guarantee on all our sound suppressors.

19.)    DO YOU HAVE TO “PACK” A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR?
No. Today’s modern sound suppressors are “dry” suppressors that utilize state-of-the-art proprietary baffle stacks meant to optimize sound reduction. They require nothing other than the most basic of maintenance. They are not “packed” with anything.

20.)    WHAT IS SHOOTING WET, AND CAN IT BE DONE WITH YOUR SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR?
Shooting “wet” is introducing an artificial medium (water, oil, grease, wire pulling gel) into the baffle stack of the suppressor to further reduce sound output levels. It works by further slowing and cooling hot gases before they exit the bore. SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR sound suppressors can be shot wet with a reasonable amount of coolant. Typically, 5CCs of coolant is the maximum that should be used.

21.)    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SUBSONIC AND SUPERSONIC AMMUNITION, AND WILL THE AMMUNITION MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE SOUND?
Subsonic ammunition keeps its projectile below the speed of sound. Supersonic ammo propels it faster than the speed of sound. When a bullet breaks the sound barrier, it creates a miniature sonic “boom” or sonic “crack” that is audible. The suppressor cannot reduce the sound of the sonic crack. Subsonic ammo will be quieter out of a suppressed firearm, but not necessarily out of one without a suppressor. The speed of sound changes based on many variables, but it is roughly 1100 fps @ sea level in standard conditions.

22.)    DO I NEED A CLASS 3 LICENSE TO BUY A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR?
No, just one sheet of paperwork (ATF Form 4) that we complete 90% of the form for you. The ATF will do a background check through the FBI, similar to when buying a handgun. Paperwork is simple, and we manage it all.

23.)    HOW SHOULD YOU REGISTER YOUR NEW SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR?
Once you’ve determined that you can legally own a suppressor, you should carefully consider what the best method will be for you to register a suppressor. There are three possible ways to register a suppressor, and each method has its own pros and cons:

A.) Registering: SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR To A Trust
Advantages
•    When using a trust, it’s possible to register using the new ATF e-Form system – which is a faster & more efficient way to submit paperwork
•    Anyone listed as a trustee in the trust can be in possession of the suppressor
•    A revocable trust can be changed at any time without notifying the ATF
•    No signature is required from chief law-enforcement officer
•    No fingerprint cards are required
•    You only need to create the trust once. The same trust can be used for all future suppressors or other NFA items (such as short barreled rifles)
Disadvantages
•    Some initial work and cost is required to setup the trust. Many people create their trust using a do-it-yourself solution – or you can also talk to a gun trust lawyer who will set it up for you.
•    In some states, a trust needs to be registered with the state – although that is not a requirement in most cases.

Best for
•    People with family members who want to share possession of the suppressor
•    People who want to go together with friends on the purchase of a suppressor
•    People who want more flexibility in the long run
•    Anyone planning on making multiple NFA purchases who want to avoid the overhead of getting the 

CLEO signature and fingerprints each time www.Guntrusts.com or your attorney can draft one for you. 

B.) Registering: SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR To A Corporation
Advantages
•    When using a corporation, it’s possible to register using the new ATF e-Form system – which is a faster & more efficient way to submit paperwork
•    Any officer of the corporation can be in possession of the suppressor
•    If you already have a corporation, this can be easier than a trust since you will avoid the initial trust setup
•    No signature is required from chief law-enforcement officer
•    No fingerprint cards are required
•    Disadvantages
•    You need to keep your corporation in good standing, which can be more work than a trust (which is basically a “create it and forget about it” process in most cases)

Best for
•    Anyone who already owns a corporation, and wants that corporation to act as the owner of the suppressor
•    Anyone planning on making multiple NFA purchases who want to avoid the overhead of getting the CLEO signature and fingerprints each time

C.) REGISTERING SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR IN YOUR OWN NAME

Advantages: You can avoid initial work required to setup a trust or corporation
Disadvantages
•    As of now, individuals are unable to submit paperwork using the new ATF e-Form system.
•    Only you can be in possession of the suppressor (although, other people can still use it if you’re with them)
•    Requires signature from chief law-enforcement officer where you live
•    Requires fingerprint card

Best for
•   People who don’t plan to buy a lot of NFA items
•   People who just want to get the buying process started
•   People who always plan to be present when the suppressor is in use

24.)    HOW LONG DOES THE APPROVAL PROCESS TAKE?
SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS are VERY HOT – ATF is backed up, and it can take 5 or more months…Better get one now while you still can…ATF recently hired 21 new employees to work on these SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS transfers. We maintain large inventories which significantly speeds up the transfer process. We often 
order 12 months in advance to keep inventory levels high.

25.)    IS IT DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN AND FILL OUT ALL OF THE NECESSARY PAPERWORK TO LEGALLY OWN A 
SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR?
No.  Patriot SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS/SUPPRESSORS makes the process super easy. We will provide you with all of the required forms and a template to fill them out. When you are done just return them to us NOT THE ATF in the envelope provided. We are only a phone call away to assist you.

26.)    ARE SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS AS QUIET AS ON THE MOVIES?

 .22 Rim fire, yes. All other calibers will sound like a .22 short to a .22 long when suppressed.  All the SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS we sell are hearing safe.

27.)    HOW DID YOU DETERMINE WHICH SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS TO STOCK?

After talking with gun owners at gun shows, we have determined customers normally fall into one of three unique categories as to the main issue driving their purchase decision. 
a.    Best Sound Reduction 
b.    Value Price 
c.    Lightest available for hunting. 

Quiet: We pride ourselves in knowing which SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS are the quietest. Many of the “best-selling” brands are really loud, so be sure to ask us which ones test the best. We like the quietest ones. 
Cost: This is often directly related to weight. Titanium is more expensive to purchase and machine, so titanium SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS are traditionally more expensive. If funds are available, we strongly recommend titanium; we have never heard a complaint about a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR being too light weight.
Weight: If you are using a bench and not worried about weight of SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR, consider a stainless steel SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR, very effective and often much cheaper than a titanium SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR. Just remember that a light .308 SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR is very easy to also use effectively on a .223 caliber rifle.

We stock a large volume of SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS in each of these categories. We can order any manufacture’s SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR if you need something else. We highly recommend you become a member of SilenceResearch.com and see their unbiased tests. You will be shocked to see that the most expensive and often the bestselling SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS on the market are in many cases the loudest! 

The large manufacturers are willing to sacrifice performance to make sure they can mass produce in large volume to save themselves time and money. We want you to make intelligent choices when buying a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR.

28.)    WILL YOU TRANSFER A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR IF I BUY ONE ONLINE FROM ANOTHER SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR DEALER?
If you need a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR we don’t currently have in inventory, we can quickly order directly from the manufacturer or a national wholesaler and obtain a serial number quickly to start the process. Remember, you can only purchase a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR from a Class 3 dealer ATF licensed in your state. If you need a transfer of a Class 3 weapon, give us a call...

29.)    CAN WE ORDER ANY SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR FROM ANY SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR MANUFACTURER?
Yes, we are a Class 3 Dealer & wholesaler. 
a.    What is the first step?
Pick out the class 3 firearm/SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR that you wish to purchase. If we do not have the item in stock we can get it. Just ask. You will then need to pay for the item up front. NOTE: We do not allow layaway on class 3 items all items must be paid for in full to continue the process. We will then get a copy of your ID and start the paperwork. Patriot Silencers will fill out the ATF Form 4 for you as well as the certification of compliance form (this is a form that basically states you are who you say you are).

b.    What is the second step? 
Purchase your SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR(s) directly from us

c.    What is the third step? 
We mail you all the paperwork with very detailed directions on completing the necessary paperwork. We complete 90% of the paperwork for you. We have fine-tuned our directions over the years, and you will find the directions very easy to follow. Remember, the paperwork is specific to the SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR, so you cannot start the process until you pick out a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR and purchase. If for some reason you are declined (never had this happen), you will get your money back from the ATF and from us. Think of the paperwork as a title transfer with a background check involved before ATF approves the title transfer.
Once we receive your approved paperwork back and yes it does come back to us. We will call you and you will come by the store fill out a standard 4473 form and we will then give you your new toy. You will need to keep the original approved form 4 in a safe place. Make copies of both sides and always keep a copy of this form with the class 3 item. ALWAYS....

30.)    NFA CLASS 3 PURCHASING PROCESS WITH A TRUST
We highly recommend purchasing class 3 items through a Trust. Purchasing this way eliminates some of the steps in the purchasing process that you would normally do as a individual. With a trust you do not have to be fingerprinted or have your photo ID sent in with the form 4.Also you do not have to have the Chief Law Enforcement Officer's signature. This also seems to speed up the approval process. There are many great lawyers that can assist you in setting up a gun trust.

Step 1: Pick out the class 3 firearm that you wish to purchase. If we do not have the item in stock we can get it. Just ask. You will then need to pay for the item up front. NOTE: We do not allow layaway on class 3 items all items must be paid for in full to continue the process. You will need to bring us a copy of your trust. 

Step 2: There currently is no finger printing, photo's or having to get the CLEO signature when filing a Form 4 with a Trust. We will need a $200.00 check from you made payable to the ATFE. We will send all of your paperwork along with the check to the B.A.T.F.E. Now its wait time. The ATF only has 9 examiners for the entire US. With the increasing popularity of class 3 firearms they do get backed up with all the forms to approve. We can not give you a definite time on this. We generally tell everyone 60-120 days for approval time. This is generally quicker if you file the Form 4 using a trust. 

Step 3: Once we receive your approved paperwork back and yes it does come back to us. We will call you and you will come by the store fill out a standard 4473 form and we will then give you your new toy. You will need to keep the original approved form 4 in a safe place. Make copies of both sides and always keep a copy of this form with the class 3 item. ALWAYS......

31.)    DOES OWNING A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR PUT ME ON A GOVERNMENT “LIST”?
You will be the “registered owner” of that SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR, which is recorded on a “list.” But remember, you have a social security number, which is a “list”; you are registered to vote, which is a “list”; you pay your taxes, which is a controlled “list.” From your birth, the government has had ways of identifying you. So relax, take a deep breath, and exercise your right to buy a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR.

32.)    CAN I TAKE MY SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR ACROSS STATE LINES?
Under the Firearms Owners Protection Act, notwithstanding any state or local law, a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully possess it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of reach. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm shall be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Ammunition that is either locked out of reach in the trunk or in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console is also covered. It also seems to provide for necessary stops, like gasoline and rest. Other ATF regulations require a temporary permit for machine guns or short barrel rifles to travel across state lines.

33.)    CAN I USE ONE SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR FOR MULTIPLE FIREARMS?
Yes. As long as the firearms are threaded in a way that will accept the SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR, you shouldn’t have any problems.

34.)    CAN I USE ONE SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR FOR MULTIPLE CALIBERS?
You can use a larger caliber suppressor to suppress a smaller caliber firearm as long as you have the appropriate adapters. Using a larger caliber SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR is not typically as efficient as a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR made for your firearm, but it will still be a significant sound reduction in most cases.

CHART FOR EFFECTIVENESS OF SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS/SUPPRESSORS (SOUND SUPPRESSION)
Coming soon.... 

35.)    HOW WILL A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR ATTACH TO MY FIREARM(S)?
Once again, this depends on the firearm and the suppressor. The most popular methods include the following:

  • Some SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS will thread directly onto a threaded barrel
  • Some SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS require a quick-detach device (like a flash hider, muzzle brake or piston)
  • Some SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS are built into the firearm itself, providing an integral suppressor


36.)    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REGISTER A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR?
This can vary widely depending on several factors. As a general rule, you should expect the entire process to take between 6-9 months; although, it could be a bit shorter or longer.

37.)    WHAT TYPE OF AMMUNITION SHOULD I USE FOR A SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR?
Any ammunition made by a reputable manufacturer should be fine. Sub-sonic ammo is always preferred, just because if you're going to use a can, why not get the most out of it. 45ACP is naturally subsonic, for the most part. 9mm and .40S&W are sub sonic at 147 & 180 grains, respectively. Lighter bullets go faster, use heaver bullets, that way you get the full satisfaction out of your SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR. .22LR needs specific sub-sonic loaded ammo. Depending on where you live, standard velocity SHOULD be sub-sonic, but it depends on host weapon, atmospheric conditions, etc. Specifically labeled sub sonic loads will treat you right. 

38.)    CAN I USE A .308 SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR ON ALL CALIBERS .308 AND LESS?
Yes, very common. One SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR for all applications. It often does not impact performance because .308 SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS are longer with additional baffles. Titanium construction is popular for this type of application due to the extremely light weight.  Not all .308 SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS work well on a .223… stack baffle design is the best for dual application.

39.)    WILL I NEED MY BARREL THREADED FOR THE SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR TO CONNECT?
Yes, if you have a flash-hider, this will come off and a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR will screw right on. For handguns, you may need to purchase a new barrel.  See barrel thread pitches for SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS by caliber.

40.)    SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR BARREL THREADING REFERENCE
What do the threading abbreviations mean? These are more common for handguns, not rifles…

  • LH- Left Hand (as an example – M13.5×1 LH means the threads are backwards from what you typically expect. This thread pitch would require righty-loosey, lefty-tighty…)
  • RH- Right Hand (as an example – M16x1RH means the threads work how you typically expect (righty-tighty…). If there is no LH or RH designation – RH is the default.
  • M- Metric (for example – M13.5×1 LH means that the numbers are metric instead of standard.) 


TPI – Threads per inch Common Calibers

  • .22 LR, .22 MAG, .17 HMR. The standard thread for these calibers is 1/2×28.9mm
  • 1/2×28 is the most common thread for 9mm weapons – both carbine and pistol.
  • H&K weapons use the M13.5×1 LH thread pitch
  • Sig Sauer weapons use the M13.5x1LH thread pitch .40 S&W
  • 9/16×24 is the most common thread pitch for .40 cal weapons.
  • H&K weapons use the M14.5×1 LH thread pitch .45 ACP
  • .578×28 is the most common thread for .45 ACP 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 1/2×28 thread pitch
  • Steyr Aug uses the M13x1 LH thread pitch
  • H&K weapons use the M15x1 thread pitch
  • Ruger Mini uses 9/16×24 thread pitch 7.62mm (.308)
  • 5/8×24 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 (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS)
  • M1A/M14 (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS .338LM
  • 5/8×24 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 3/4×24 thread pitch .50 BMG
  • 1” X 14 tpi – McMillian TAC-50, Armalite AR50
  • 7/8″ x 14 tpi – All Barretts & EDM


41.)    DO THEY MAKE THREADED BARREL FIREARMS AND REPLACEMENT BARRELS?
Most of today's major manufacturers are making firearms with threaded barrels. For firearms that do not come from the manufacturer with a threaded barrel, have no fear - you do have options. There are several companies that specialize in threaded barrels for pistols and rifles alike. Companies such as Storm Lake Barrels, Jarvis and Lone Wolf make custom drop in barrels that will fit most of today's most popular firearms from most manufacturers. Threaded rifle barrels are a bit different. You will have to find a local gunsmith or a machine shop to thread your rifle barrel. There are companies that specialize in providing this service. Having your barrel threaded to the SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR manufacturers’ proper specifications is extremely important when mounting a SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR on any firearm. 

42.)    WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE A REPUTABLE AND PROFESSIONAL SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR DEALER?
As part of the process, personal data is collected for the FBI background check. You want a professional you can trust to keep this data confidential and in a secure place where others cannot access it. As a retired Navy Supply Corps Captain (32 years of service to our country), I have dealt with confidential data throughout my entire career and understand the importance of privacy. These records have to be stored by your dealer for 20 years. Find someone you can trust and has a professional track record. 

You also need a dealer that can handle the paperwork professionally; one small error and your SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR is going to be significantly delayed or even denied. Purchase from a dealer that is committed to the market, not here today, gone tomorrow. Ee are VERY passionate about SILENCER/SUPPRESSORS and LOVE the value they bring to the gun enthusiast. 

We focus only on SILENCERS/SUPPRESSORS and most customers appreciate and prefer the custom approach and expertise we have acquired over the years in this niche market. Having spent many years in business management, we understand the importance of customer service, follow through, and professionalism. We try to work every gun-show in the state of GA so customers can meet us live; we go to the customer by working gun-shows. After buying one SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR, most customers come back for a second and third SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR because they were very pleased with the service, professionalism, quality SILENCER/SUPPRESSOR products, and price.

43) My Personal NFA/Class 3 Recommendations: It's the Old 'Ford, Chevy and Dodge' Debate 

Pistols: Any good name brand firearm that comes with a thread barrel is a huge plus, as it saves you from having to order a roughly $200 barrel to mount a suppressor. Tactical FN's, Glocks, M&Ps, XDs, Sigs, 1911’s, Rugers and HKs are popular.  Most of these firearms have OEM and after-market threaded barrels available. Glocks are my personal favorite, they not pretty but they keep on ticking. 

Rifles: They are a bit trickier. Hunters tend to be picky about what they use to bring Bambi home to the supper table. These days, numerous manufacturers are making rifles with threaded barrels. Again, this saves you time and money from having a gunsmith do it. Remington makes numerous options. Their AAC Micro 7 is based on the Remington 700, but chambered in .300BLK. Suppressed and running sub-sonic ammo, it is Hollywood quiet. A much more affordable option is an AAC Handi-Rifle by H&R. It is a break action single shot .300BLK. 99% of hunts you will get one shot off. The need to have several rounds in your magazine isn't there. Again with this one, due to zero action noise, it is QUIET. 

AR-15's: will always be popular. It is the “Americas Rifle” these days, and the barrels are already threaded for devices. Savage is making their “Hog Hunter” with a threaded barrel, another great option. In the end, it will come down to what you want a Ford, Chevy, Dodge, etc.


AK’s: are not a popular platform to suppress, and we don't recommend it. The beauty of their simplicity and reliability is their downfall to suppression.
Loose tolerances lead to baffle strikes. Several manufacturers state their 7.62mm cans are NOT yo be used on AK style rifles/pistols.


The extremely large ejection port in the receiver blows out a ton of noise. Since you're creating a lot of backpressure suppressing a weapon, it has to go somewhere. The AK's get loud real quick with that huge open hole in the side.


Most ammo you find that guys like to run in their AK's, isn't nice to the can on it. All that steel-cased, soviet-bloc surplus is great to run through your $400 AK all day (I realize Arsenal is nicer, I'm generalizing here). However it doesn't do an $800 suppressor any favors with as nasty as it shoots.

M1A’s: M1A's do not suppress well. Due to the gas system they are naturally loud. Similar to why AK's don’t suppress well. For security reasons, ALL firearms are stored off site in an undisclosed, secure location. This is in compliance with Federal Law, 27 C.F.R. § 478.50.