Frequently Asked Questions

There is no shortage of questions when it comes to civilian silencer ownership. Luckily, it really is quite simple, so here is a little bit of Q&A.

  • Are silencers legal?

    Federally speaking, yes. However some states have laws prohibiting them. The good news is that those states are the extreme minority. Silencers ARE LEGAL in these states currently: Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia & Wyoming.

  • Is it difficult to legally obtain a silencer?

    Not at all. It’s quite simple to legally obtain a silencer. Any qualified and licensed dealer should handle all of the paperwork for you.

  • Don't I need a Class III license to own a silencer?

    No. There is actually no such thing as a Class III License. Class III is a tax status for federally licensed firearms dealers who deal in NFA regulated firearms.

  • The CLEO in my jurisdiction won't sign for me....What can I do?

    In July of 2016, new regulation pertaining to silencer ownership, known as ATF 41F was passed which eliminated Chief Law Enforcement Officer sign off requirements all together. Having your CLEO sign is no longer and issue.

  • How long does the process take?

    From the very second you are reading this to a silencer on the end of your gun can take between 8-12 months.

  • Don't I have to give up certain search and seizure rights by owning a silencer?

    NO. There is no further explanation necessary here. This is simply a myth.