1. Bikerdoc's passing and how you can help

    As many of you know, bikerdoc- AKA Al Spiniello- is no longer with us. There are always extra expenses when someone passes. If you would like to contribute to support his family, please do so here: Bikerdoc GoFundMe page.

    (Note - this notice can be dismissed by clicking on the X in the upper right corner.)
    Dismiss Notice

Any recent approvals?

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by armedwalleye, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. armedwalleye

    armedwalleye Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    903
    Location:
    Central MN
    I'm trying to guage the BATFE, which I understand is a recipe for disappointment in and of itself. Nevertheless, anyone recently pick up a form 4 suppressor? I'm curious as to wait time from check cash to approval contact. My check was cashed on December 28, and I had hoped to receive my suppressor approval in time for a July 4 range trip, but no joy. A call to the Federales indicates that it'll be here when it gets here.
    Any real world factual info on wait times? What have your recent experiences been?
     
  2. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    6,156
    Location:
    East Texas
    https://www.reddit.com/r/NFA/comments/owktga/august_2021_stamp_approval_megathread/

    It looks like there was a huge surge post-election and wait times have crept up from 150 days into about 250 days. They've been stalled out in mid to late December "pending" for several weeks now. So in theory you should be any time. It also sounds like it's taking several weeks from approval to stamp in hand
     
    RockRat64 likes this.
  3. RGSB

    RGSB Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2021
    Messages:
    9
    I've been waiting on one since December too
     
    armedwalleye likes this.
  4. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    6,546
    Location:
    Plano, Texas
    I've had ten stamps come in the last week, all I signed in early December.
     
    armedwalleye likes this.
  5. MrBitey
    • Contributing Member

    MrBitey Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2020
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    NC
    My first two silencers were both ordered in early Aug'20, checks cashed 9/8/20 and 10/21/20, and both stamps came back at end of June'21 (10 1/2 months after purchase). I'm curious whether the process is a little faster once you're been through the system.
     
  6. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    6,156
    Location:
    East Texas
    Nope.
     
  7. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    6,546
    Location:
    Plano, Texas
    Wait........it COULD be faster, and sometimes is.

    Submit a bunch of F4's for the same buyer over several months and the most recent submission may be approved much, much faster than the first.
    Example: I submitted ten F4's for the same buyer from September 1st- December 12th, 2019. All stamps received by January 28th, 2020. Three different examiners.
    So about five months on the oldest, six weeks on the most recent.

    I'm guessing that when the first ones were approved, they checked to see if there were others pending for the same buyer.
     
    Demi-human likes this.
  8. Gtscotty

    Gtscotty Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,452
    I'm waiting on two that were sent in mid-December and went pending on 01/05. One of the BATF phone operators I talked to said they are running about 7 months, but who knows.
     
    Demi-human and armedwalleye like this.
  9. armedwalleye

    armedwalleye Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    903
    Location:
    Central MN
    Back to report I got my call last Friday from the LGS. The Can has arrived!!!

    Going to free it from jail today. If anyone is tracking, I purchased through the Silencer Shop mid November of last year, the Federales cashed the check 12-28-20, and I got my call 8-13-21. 228 days.....
     
  10. RockRat64

    RockRat64 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2020
    Messages:
    132
    Location:
    Loveland, CO
    Seeing some on reddit.com from January 4-6 :D
     
  11. ddc

    ddc Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    514
    Location:
    PNW
    Not exactly what you are looking for but just in case it is helpful: Submitted form 1 for SBR mid May. Received approval yesterday.
     
    armedwalleye likes this.
  12. Gtscotty

    Gtscotty Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,452
    I got one of my F4 submissions that went pending 01/05 (DA Nomad Ti) in yesterday. Approval was dated 08/05, so at least they mailed it pretty quick.

    Still waiting on the other F4 (Rugged Oculus 22) that went pending at the same time. Both F4s were SS single shot trusts.
     
  13. Mot45acp

    Mot45acp Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Messages:
    1,506
    Location:
    TX
    1 still pending from March of 2020
     
  14. Gtscotty

    Gtscotty Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,452
    Called the ATF and my Oculus 22 was approved on 08/24.... 21 days after the Nomad Ti that was mailed on the same day, was approved. Haven't gotten the stamp yet.
     
  15. RockRat64

    RockRat64 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2020
    Messages:
    132
    Location:
    Loveland, CO
    Called today on my 1/6 and still pending :(
     
  16. Terry G

    Terry G Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Messages:
    640
    Location:
    Northwoods
    Silencer Central. I started with them on 4/21. They told me MAYBE 12/21, so I'm not waiting at the mailbox.
     
  17. Mot45acp

    Mot45acp Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2005
    Messages:
    1,506
    Location:
    TX
    Still pending from 3/20
     
  18. Soonerpesek

    Soonerpesek Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2019
    Messages:
    342
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    I happened to call today also.
    Got 4 of 'em from 8 APR 2021.
    The kind lady told me they are still pending, and that the current rate for approval has been 7 months.
    That was a little surprising......in a good way.....:)
     
  19. Gtscotty

    Gtscotty Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,452
    Got my stamp I'm for my Oculus on 09/15.
     
    Demi-human and RockRat64 like this.
  20. dogtown tom

    dogtown tom Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    6,546
    Location:
    Plano, Texas
    Received my first January submission today.

    BTW.....when calculating your "wait time", it's not from the date you bought or paid for your silencer. It's not the date you filled out or signed your Form 1 or 4.
    It more accurately determined by when ATF receives your payment for the tax.
     
  21. RGMO

    RGMO Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2021
    Messages:
    6
    Had two approved sept. 8th. they were both submitted mid feb.
     
  22. Mike .45

    Mike .45 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2017
    Messages:
    233
    I have one Form 4 waiting since the end February and two Form 1's since mid August.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice