December 5, 2012, 12:52 PM
I know next to nothing about suppressors, other than you have to have the $200 tax stamp. I have a S&W M&P15-22 w/ threaded barrel that I'd like to suppress. I also have a couple .22 pistols I'd like silenced also, which are a Sig 1911-22, and a Sig Mosquito. Can I buy one suppressor and just use on each gun when needed? Or is this dis allowed? One silencer one gun only? What are some good ones for this application and some prices? How long will it take to get the go ahead on the suppressor? I've heard that here in Texas you have to get the Sheriff to sign off on it? Thanks....
December 5, 2012, 01:05 PM
Might try the NFA section, you'll get all you need to know there. :)
December 5, 2012, 01:22 PM
Nothing specific to my question there.
December 5, 2012, 01:24 PM
Yes, but your question is specific to that section.
December 5, 2012, 01:27 PM
A legal suppressor can be used on any gun you
have, as long as it fits. Some shooters even will
use the same suppressor on .223 and .308 guns.
December 5, 2012, 04:57 PM
Take the free course on Can U. It's a great intro on everything suppressor related. http://www.aaccanu.com/Overview/UndergradOverview.aspx
December 6, 2012, 11:16 AM
I know next to nothing about suppressors, other than you have to have the $200 tax stamp. I have a S&W M&P15-22 w/ threaded barrel that I'd like to suppress. I also have a couple .22 pistols I'd like silenced also, which are a Sig 1911-22, and a Sig Mosquito.
Can I buy one suppressor and just use on each gun when needed? yes
Or is this dis allowed? perfectly legal, once you have the stamp for the one can.
One silencer one gun only? thats not a law or rule, though some people use it as logic to buy more suppressors :evil:
What are some good ones for this application and some prices? there are a ton of 22 cans out there with a lot of different attachment methods. all i can say is i recommend a take-apart rimfire can for cleaning purposes.
How long will it take to get the go ahead on the suppressor? go to dealer, buy can from current stock, submit Form 4 to ATF w/ $200 and FBI fingerprint card, CLEO sign-off etc, wait 6 months to receive stamp, go pick-up at dealer. if you find that your CLEO is not NFA friendly and wont sign-off, go to step number one and insert forming an NFA trust. your looking at 6-7 months minimum.
I've heard that here in Texas you have to get the Sheriff to sign off on it? sheriff if you live in the county, chief of police if you live in a city. if you form a trust, no CLEO signature is needed.
those were simplified short answers. there is a ton of info out there. good luck with your research.
December 8, 2012, 08:24 PM
OK I will answer the question:
A suppressor reduces muzzle blast to be close to hearing safe without hearing protection.
A suppressor is a better muzzle brake than a muzzle brake.
A suppressor is a better flash suppressor than a flash suppressor.
A suppressor does not reduce bullet velocity. It actually increases bullet velocity by a few fps by acting like a longer barrel.
Find a Class 3 dealer to learn about what is needed to own one legally (provided your state allows them).
December 8, 2012, 08:33 PM
Huntertown Guardian...$200 and very similar performance to a Silencerco Sparrow.
I have one and like it a LOT.
December 8, 2012, 10:40 PM
Also, for your first suppressor, 22lr makes a great choice.
(a) 22lr suppressors are less money to buy
(b) Very quiet (especially with subsonic ammunition)
(c) Small & light.
I don't know what the modern, good choices are.
My first suppressor is a Tac-65. I bought it in 2005 and still love it.
My host firearm is a TC Contender Pistol (very quiet)