What are "NFA" products?
The National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) requires the registration, with the federal government, of fully-automatic firearms, rifles and shotguns that have an overall length under 26 inches, rifles with a barrel under 16 inches, shotguns with a barrel under 18 inches and firearm sound suppressors (termed silencers).

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Top 10 Questions About Silencers

1. Is it legal to own a silencer?

Under federal law, it has never been illegal to own a silenceer. If it is legal for you to by a handgun, and you live in a state that allow ownership, then it is probably legal for you to own a silencer.  The basic requirements are as follows:

  • You must be at least 21 years old. 
  • You must live in a state that allows ownership.
  • You must not have any felony convictions.

2. Do I need a special license to own a silencer?

No!  There are some rumors that you need to have a "Class 3" license to own a silencer; but, this simply isn't true.  You do have to pay for a "tax stamp" when you first buy the suppressor- but there are no ongoing fees or licenses required.  This tax is similar to paying sales on a purchase, except that it goes to the federal instead of state government.

3. Do I give up any rights when I buy a silencer? (Will the AFT start showing up to search my house?)

NO!    This often comes up because of the mistaken belief that a "Class 3" license is required to purchase a suppressor. A "Class 3" license is a dealer license- and the ATF absolutely can show up to search a dealer's premisis; but, silencer buyres don't give up any rights at all.

4. Can I use one silencer for multiple firearms?

Yes. As long at the firearms are threaded in a way that will accept the silencer, you shouldn't have any problems.

5. What is the difference between a suppressor and a silencer?

There is no difference; these are just different words for the same thin. The word "Silencer" is the legal term; but, either "sound suppressor, or just "suppressor", is more technically accurate since they don't actually silence the firearm.  

6. How quiet is a suppressed firearm?

This depends on the firearm and the suppressor. In most cases, the suppressed firearm will be at least as quiet as wearing a good pair of muffs.

7. How will a silencer attach to my firearm(s)?

Once again, it depends on the firearm and suppressor. The most popular methods include the following:

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

8. How long does it take to register a suppressor?

This can vary widely depending on several factors. You can check out this page to see up-to-date statistics for length of time at the moment ; although, times definitely flucuate, so it's likely your wait won't be exactly the same.