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thinking about buying a suppressor

Discussion in 'NFA Weapon Discussion' started by oldfashonedamerican, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. oldfashonedamerican

    oldfashonedamerican Portland, OR Member

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    Im thinking about buying a suppressor soon, but im hesitant to hand over $1000 dollars and wait an undetermined amount of time for my merchandise.

    Is it really as much of a pain as some say it is?
    And does it really take up to a year?
     
  2. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Lately I'm hearing 3 to 9 months.
    But a year is possible as well.
     
  3. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I think the wait is holding around 6 months but that can change at anytime.

    The main problem is that after you get your first you will want more and then kick yourself for not buying all the possible combinations you could want 6 months ago. ;)
     
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  4. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    The best time to buy a suppressor and mail paperwork to the ATF was 6 months ago.

    The second best time is now.

    You'll never get approved without spending the money and doing the paperwork.

    Greg
     
  5. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Get a cheap .22 silencer just to get your feet wet.

    I can get ya all hooked up with a quality one for about $300.
    ($550 after tax stamp and dealer transfer fee.)
     
  6. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    it is as bad as it is made out to be (the wait)....

    but if you buy one, forget it and one day a year from now you get a nice christmas gift...
     
  7. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Ok here's the facts: about 6 month wait, sooner you send in paperwork the faster you'll get it, there's a lot of costs in owning a silencer but it's only a one time cost, Coctailer is a volume class 3 dealer, buy from him (I did). He made the whole process so easy. There's a lot of mysteries in class 3 items but it's easy, if you have a question just ask.


    For a silencer (stainless sparrow) it was $400. Then I had to pay $200 tax stamp, $30 for fingerprints, $35 for chief sheriff signature, 5 for picture, 3 ship paperwork. Once form 4 arrived it was $50 for the transfer fee. There's a lot of hidden costs people don't think about. But it's totally worth it and its for life. I can't wait to save up for more items.


    If your thinking about it, just do it. It will be in time for summer. Look at multicaliber silencers. You'll get a lot more use from it.
     
  8. BarbusBadarse

    BarbusBadarse tanasbourne Active Member

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    suppressors are illegal.... im calling the cops
     
  9. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Maybe for you. Lol!
     
  10. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    It's a giant money spending, waiting, paperwork shuffling,waiting, bureaucrat dealing, waiting, picture taking, waiting, fingerprinting, waiting, nickle and diiming, paperwork resending, waiting, pain in the ever living arse.

    I've had my can for a few months now after buying it a year ago, and can't wait to do all that again and get another one!

    Just do it. It sucks. It'll suck worse 5 months after you spend your money and you're still waiting. But when it's all over, it will be worth it.

    My only regret is not selling some other crap I wasn't using and buying a couple more while I was spending and waiting.
     
  11. MrNatural

    MrNatural Oregon Well-Known Member

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    One partial solution to the waiting game. Find a local C3 dealer who shoots regularly and transfer your suppressor through him. Arrange to have him bring your suppressor with him when he shoots. Meet him when he shoots and use your suppressor then.

    That way you will have the opportunity to use your suppressor a few or more times before your Form 4 clears.
     
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    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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  13. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    That is an excellent suggestion.

    I should bring the 556 cans people are waiting on to Practical Rifle when I go. That way people could shoot their cans in the competition.

    They would have to be in my squad, but that should be easy.

    Oltmann......at you listening?:laugh:
     
  14. oldfashonedamerican

    oldfashonedamerican Portland, OR Member

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    im actually looking at buying an AAC Tirant 45.
     
  15. lfromsalem

    lfromsalem Salem, OR Member

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    We have one.
     
  16. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like a racket. You had to pay the Sheriff who is paid by your tax dollars to do his job to get a signature?
     
  17. Modeler

    Modeler Molalla, Oregon Soccer Fan

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    I know it's been said before, but things are way easier if you have a trust. Just sayin. Again.
     
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