Just bought a 5.56 TBA Suppresser today!!!


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GRAPE-DRANK
March 12, 2012, 09:35 PM
TBA has started to do quick mount suppressers using the YHM flash hider. I set in motion the long tedious process of waiting to take possession. As far as I know I will be one of the first to get one of his suppressers with a quick mount. Most of the things he does and is known for are integrals. Mine will be black, so it won't have the matte grey that this one has. I have heard nothing, but accolades from TBA. Can't wait.

http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab311/tonyrocksquint5/tb1.jpg
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab311/tonyrocksquint5/tb5.jpg
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab311/tonyrocksquint5/tb4.jpghttp://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab311/tonyrocksquint5/tb2.jpghttp://i875.photobucket.com/albums/ab311/tonyrocksquint5/tb3.jpg

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HarcyPervin
March 12, 2012, 10:21 PM
Looks great, can't wait to read your reviews!

BP44
March 12, 2012, 10:23 PM
Congrats on the new toy! Give a full report in 6-8 months:D

rjrivero
March 12, 2012, 10:56 PM
Did you make the money order out to the "Department of Justice?" See 5320.4, Box 1. (http://www.atf.gov/forms/download/atf-f-5320-4.pdf)

GRAPE-DRANK
March 12, 2012, 11:11 PM
Did you make the money order out to the "Department of Justice?

Take a close look at my first picture.

crazy-mp
March 12, 2012, 11:20 PM
Take a close look at my first picture.

I must be missing it too????

GoingQuiet
March 13, 2012, 12:00 AM
Check should actually be made out to BATFE.

GRAPE-DRANK
March 13, 2012, 12:02 AM
Look at pictures 1 & 2. You will see that the suppressor is sitting on top of a money order made out to the "Department of Justice."

GRAPE-DRANK
March 13, 2012, 12:06 AM
Form 1's say make it out to department of justice. The dealer handled the paperwork for this one and didn't say anything about it being addressed to DOJ.

tarosean
March 13, 2012, 12:12 AM
Form 1's say make it out to department of justice.

You didnt build it????

You should be using form 4

BeltFedEd
March 13, 2012, 03:53 AM
+1 on the Form 4 & BATFE


I set in motion the long tedious process of waiting to take possession.

If you sent in a Form 1 and paid the DOJ, you will definitely have a long tedious process.


The dealer handled the paperwork for this one...

Wow!, really? I'd find a new dealer.

Dr.Rob
March 13, 2012, 04:32 AM
I really liked Thunderbeast's supressors, but think I'll start with a rimfire version first.

rjrivero
March 13, 2012, 08:43 AM
Take a close look at my first picture.

I apologize. I figured you would have clicked the form 4 and read box 1 as I suggested. As already stated, Form 4's should be accompanied by a check to the "BATFE" form 1's to the "DOJ".

I don't know if it makes any difference, but that's how the instructions read. Form 4's are for Transfers, Form 1's for making your own.

GRAPE-DRANK
March 13, 2012, 09:44 AM
It's been a long time since I filled out a form 4. I have recently done 2 form 1's. I did the form 4 at the dealer. I think it's odd that one form says DOJ and the other form says batfe. I here checks get cashed either way and that I'm not the first. I'll see if it has left. I can always have batfe put on the money gram too.

rjrivero
March 13, 2012, 11:58 AM
The Form 1's go to Atlanta. The form 4's go directly to Martinsburg, WV. I don't know what the big deal is either, but I would be curious to know if it makes any difference at all.

GoingQuiet
March 13, 2012, 03:47 PM
The Form 1's go to Atlanta. The form 4's go directly to Martinsburg, WV. I don't know what the big deal is either, but I would be curious to know if it makes any difference at all.
Wrong.

Form 1's go to WV.

Form 4's go to Atlanta.

rjrivero
March 13, 2012, 08:31 PM
Thanks. I get confused in my old age!

crazy-mp
March 14, 2012, 12:02 AM
So whats the deal did your dealer have you send a form 4 with the wrong money order made out or did you fill out a form 1 instead of a form 4?

The fact that form 1's and form 4's are payable to 2 different entities has been established

GRAPE-DRANK
March 14, 2012, 04:47 PM
The "deal" was I put department of justice on a money gram for a form 4, so before it was mailed "BATFE" was put on there too.

The reason I put "department of justice" on the money orders is because last month I submitted to form 1's and didn't read the form 4 before I addressed the money order.

No matter if it said "DOJ" or "BATFE" it will get cashed. Mine says both.

Swing
March 17, 2012, 11:51 PM
Rock on. Be sure to post a range report.

GRAPE-DRANK
March 18, 2012, 10:07 AM
Rock on. Be sure to post a range report.

I will, It will probably be September though :-(

Here are some links: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53zSiAtQDh8&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3yIe7FBNJ4&context=C43420cbADvjVQa1PpcFN4-nA8-7d_wbPIUgBo7DhKRj1ISBySQ-0=

Mine is being made to mate to a YHM quick-attach, birdcage flash hider. I believe the one in the videos are thread on.

If I ever win the lottery I could buy a night vision scope. TBA says it hides "100%" of the flash on top of it being "zero shift" suppressor. I don't doubt it, it's 8" long.

I haven't heard anything but rave reviews for TBA. I got to forget about it though, It's going to be a long, long, wait.

allaroundhunter
March 19, 2012, 06:44 PM
If I ever win the lottery I could buy a night vision scope.

....night vision scopes are cheaper than a suppressor and $200 tax stamp

Zak Smith
March 20, 2012, 11:38 AM
I really liked Thunderbeast's supressors, but think I'll start with a rimfire version first.
I was confused too. Apparently there is a silencer company called TBA Suppressors.

GRAPE-DRANK
April 12, 2012, 02:25 PM
Yeah, I just came to the same realization after reviewing your post on another thread. I only knew them as TBA, I thought maybe that guy knew a moniker that I didn't know.

Link:
http://www.tbasuppressors.com/

MrM4
April 12, 2012, 04:47 PM
You will be happy with the TBA stuff, I just ordered 7 of their 30ps for the shop, people seem to really like them. In my personaly experance it comes down to either a TBAC 30p or a SRT Shadow for 30 cal TI cans.

GRAPE-DRANK
April 14, 2012, 09:27 AM
You will be happy with the TBA stuff, I just ordered 7 of their 30ps for the shop, people seem to really like them. In my personaly experance it comes down to either a TBAC 30p or a SRT Shadow for 30 cal TI cans.

I think you are referring to Thunderbeast Arms suppressors. TBA Suppressors are totally different. TBA is in Virginia. TBA is the actual name of the manufacturer.

TBA suppressors are made in a machine shop off-site the owner of TBA sells his suppressors by appointment from his custom muffler shop.

Capybara
April 14, 2012, 01:08 PM
Does this suppressor reduce sound levels enough to make shooting without ear protection possible or no, you still must wear ear protection? Just curious, I live in California and have never shot with a suppressor.

GRAPE-DRANK
April 14, 2012, 07:45 PM
Does this suppressor reduce sound levels enough to make shooting without ear protection possible or no, you still must wear ear protection? Just curious, I live in California and have never shot with a suppressor.

Well, since you live in California you probably won't shoot with a suppressor. Suppressors are not legal to possess in California unless you have an FFL with a special occupation tax.


For me, I probably will not wear hearing protection.

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