December 14, 2008, 11:25 AM
What is required to make one legally, if anything? Is this legal? Or can we be expecting the ATF to kick down his door and shoot him in the face sometime soon?
December 14, 2008, 11:30 AM
Form 1 and $200. Several members here have legally made their own suppressors.
December 14, 2008, 11:40 AM
Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GbjXvH7xJA&feature=channel_page) of the .22lr silencer I made on a form 1.
December 14, 2008, 11:50 AM
PTK I hate you :rolleyes: you are indeed a very lucky man. Congratulations on a very nice family of suppressed arms and a great looking place to go out and shoot.
December 14, 2008, 11:57 AM
That's just one of three ranges where I've videotaped things.
December 14, 2008, 03:42 PM
BATFE Regs are stickied at the top of the forum main page.
December 14, 2008, 03:45 PM
From http://www.silencertalk.com/legality.htm , The following states allow ownership of silencers: AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MT, NE, ND, NV, NH, NM, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY. Of the sixteen states which do not allow civilian ownership, CA, IA, KS, MA, MO, and MI allow Class-3 dealers and Class-2 manufacturers to own silencers.
My home state of WA allows ownership, but bans use. So I only get to enjoy my silencers when I travel out of state.
You can down load ATF forms from http://www.titleii.com or order them from the ATF. Your local sheriff has to sign the ATF form 1 or 4 unless you use a trust to own the silencer for you. You also need to send in the forms with your mug shots, fingerprints and form 5330.20 attesting to your US citizenship. Approval takes 1-2 months, but I heard it is taking a bit longer now as the ATF has been flooded with applications since Obama was elected.
I learned how to operate a lathe when making a silencer for my 300 whisper. After making seven of them the only hard part (or best part) is thinking of a better design to try next. The best forums for info on silencers are http://www.subguns.com and http://www.silencertalk.com .
December 14, 2008, 04:21 PM
Correction to above list: From July 1, 2008 Kansas (KS) individuals can own NFA weapons such as machine guns, other fully automatic weapons, sawed-off shotguns and suppressors (silencers) by following the process.
December 14, 2008, 10:42 PM
Thanks. I knew another state had seen the light, but I forgot which one.
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