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supressor waiting period, greater then 6 months

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by estate10mm, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. estate10mm

    estate10mm Hillsboro Member

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    Hey guys and gals,


    I'm just curious to see if anyone has recently acquired their supressor and what was thier wait time. I've been waiting over 6.5 monthes and am still waiting... I'm hearing different timelines, but am just curious to about everyone else....
     
  2. NOMOREBS

    NOMOREBS vancouver Member

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    8 months
    just received mine
     
  3. nick1980

    nick1980 Portland, OR Active Member

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    received mine in Dec and it was on the dot 6 months from the day I sent the paperwork
     
  4. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    I may gouge my own eyes out if I have to wait two more months! Wasn't the whole point of the ATF hiring more people to shorten wait times? That would be weird, government growing and still not working...HMMMMM
     
  5. estate10mm

    estate10mm Hillsboro Member

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    The wait is so long.... I just want my can
     
  6. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Mine should be here sometime this month figuring on the six month rule. But FIGURING never seems to work out for me.
     
  7. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    We should get together for a suppressor shoot sometime. I have one waiting. Took 3 months to get to my Class 3 dealer, and I have a couple more months on my 6 month wait. Best advice I was given years ago, buy it and forget about it.. Easier said than done..
     
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  8. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Ordered mine a year ago. Took 6 months to show up at the dealer and have been waiting just shy of six months for the stamps now. Suppressor shoot sounds fun!
     
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  9. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    ordered mine back in December 2010 and got it in April 2011.
     
  10. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    you can still got to the shop you bought it from and fondle it.
     
  11. NOMOREBS

    NOMOREBS vancouver Member

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    I would have received it two months earlier but the shop in Vancouver wa I bought it from screwed up the paperwork twice.:thumbdown:
     
  12. NOMOREBS

    NOMOREBS vancouver Member

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    Have you called the ATF to check its status yet?
    304-616-4500
    Specifically ask: I would like to check the status of a silencer.
    In order to get the status of your transfer from the ATF, you can give them a call at (304) 616-4500.
    When you call, they will ask for your name, the serial number of the suppressor, and either our name (for Texas customers) or your transfer FFL’s name (for non-Texas customers). At that point, you can expect to hear one of these replies:
    1. You aren’t in the system yet. If you’ve just sent your paperwork to them in the last couple of weeks, this means you just need to wait a few more days.
    2. You are pending. This is the most common thing you’ll hear, and the most important piece of info they’ll give you is a pending date. They will also give you an estimate for when they think your suppressor will be approved. Remember that the estimate is a worse-case – so you’ll probably get it sooner than they say.
    3. You have been approved. Sweet! This means your stamp has been approved and is on its way to either us or your FFL. We’ll let you know as soon as we get it. I know it’s hard to be patient; but, it can take a few weeks for that stamp to arrive from the time it’s been approved; although, it’s typically only a few days.
    4. You are in an error state. Don’t worry, an error really isn’t that big of a deal. Either we or your FFL will receive an error letter explaining the problem and how to resolve it. The fix is typically very simple; and, sometimes you won’t have to do anything at all. Once the error letter is returned to the ATF they should approve your application immediately – so you’re not in for another long wait.
    Remember, it typically takes 2-4 weeks from the time you mail your paperwork to the ATF to the time you are in the system; so, don’t panic if you aren’t in the system right away. If it’s been more than about 6 weeks, however, you should probably look into it.
    Finally, remember that the time will often pass faster if you try to forget about it. Believe it or not, that magic approval will show up when you’re least expecting it.
    Check ATF Transfer Status | Silencer Shop
     
  13. NOMOREBS

    NOMOREBS vancouver Member

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    I called every 2 weeks(after 6 months).
    I was always very polite as where they.
    I don’t want them knocking on my door.
    But on the phone they probably have the best customer service I have had anywhere period.:thumbup:
     
  14. estate10mm

    estate10mm Hillsboro Member

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    hahahaha, I just want it on my barrel! :)
     
  15. estate10mm

    estate10mm Hillsboro Member

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    Thanks for the info. I take it your a seasoned pro! :)
     
  16. NOMOREBS

    NOMOREBS vancouver Member

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    Pro :laugh: no
    On waiting for my goodies. YES.
     
  17. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Well a quick update on both of my suppressors! The checks cleared August 22, 2012. Went pending August 28, 2012 and I decided to call yesterday and both forms were approved February 4, 2013. So just a few days over 5 months! Now I just have to wait for the paperwork to hit the dealer and I will be a happy man! I think I peed a little when the person on the other end of the line told me they had been approved! :thumbup:
     
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  18. mhasson30

    mhasson30 OR Active Member

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    From approved to in my hand was 5 days.
     
  19. Mason3379

    Mason3379 Oregon City Active Member

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    Good to know! I am totally stoked!

     
  20. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    3 months to the FFL, and 8 months into my hands. Ridiculously long time...

    I had actually forgotten about it....too an extent