Some great info about suppressing a high power rifle.
NFA Talk has some good comparisons of suppressors side by side.
How do I get started buying a suppressor?
The process appears to be overwhelming but is quite simple. All you have to do is get started!
- First decide if it is legal for you to own a silencer.
Determine whether or not your state allows you to own a silencer. Private silencer ownership is currently legal in AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WE, And WY.
Be at least 21 years of age to purchase a silencer from a dealer
Be at least 18 years of age to purchase a silencer from an individual on a Form 4 to Form 4 transfer (contingent on state laws).
Be at least 18 years of age to possess a silencer as a beneficiary of a trust or as a member of a corporation (contingent on state laws).
Be a resident of the United States.
Be legally eligible to purchase a firearm. You must not have any felony convictions.
- Pay a one time $200 Transfer Tax, for each silencer purchased
Buying your silencer.
The first step is to find which silencer meets your needs. select correct thread pitch, color, mount or piston if those options are applicable. If you a North Carolina resident and will be registering the silencer to a trust or corporation then you will also select the $200 Tax stamp option. This amount is forwarded on to the ATF when we submit your application electronically. If you are registering the silencer as an individual then you will attach a check to your completed application for the $200 Tax stamp before mailing to the ATF. This is the one time Tax paid to the ATF for each silencer you own.
Want to know how they compare, Check out NFATalk.com, this is a great link for direct comparisons.
The current wait time on a paper filed form is 6 to 8 months.
A similar process applies for other Title 2 items like SBRs and Machine Guns.