Suppressor Process

What is the process of applying for and purchasing a suppressor? Besides the cost of the suppressor, how much does it cost to apply for one? How long does it take for the process to be completed? Thank you for your time.

These two threads may help, @DeeB!

This website gives some details as well. This is NOT an endorsement of the website or a confirmation that their data is 100% accurate, but it is a resource that may get you going in the right direction: How to Buy a Silencer

I’ve never purchased one (yet), does anyone else have some suggestions for DeeB?


The tax stamp is currently (Apr 21) $200. That is in addition to the cost of the suppressor itself & any attorney fees if you go the Trust route. Wait time pre-pandemic was up to 12 months. No idea how much it’s been slowed down since.
The Saint (or any AR style) have a threaded barrel(½x28 ). Remove the A2 flash hider with a ¾" box wrench, replace the crush washer with a new one & possibly some spacers for proper orientation. Washers are usually included with a muzzle device, or are avail in a 2 pack for $4.99, the spacers are a 10 pack for about the same. Torque new device to mnfr’s spec’s and you’re done. Make copies of your tax stamp. Keep 1 with said device AT ALL TIMES! Another in a fire-proof safe, yet another with your atty.

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Clarification- .22 / .223 / 5 56 calibers have a ½’x 28 thread. A .30 cal (AR-10/ .300AAC) will have a ⅝ x 24 thread.

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Visit the NFA Review Channel on YouTube. He has a lot of informational videos on the different products available and the acquisition processes.

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