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Sound Supressors

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by hansolo, Jan 1, 2003.

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  1. hansolo

    hansolo Member In Memoriam

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    Are silencers legal in CA?

    Thanks!:uhoh:
     
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    I don't know about CA specifically, but silencers do fall under Federal control, just like select fire or full auto weapons. Possession of all such unregistered items is a felony under Federal law.
     
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    They are illegal unless you have a Class III license.
     
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    Silencers are illeagal in Ca. period I think even Class 3 are now prohibited.
     
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    Class III devices have been illegal in CA for how long now?

    I think it's time to move.
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up! An aquaintance asked me the question...I figured it would be Negatory, but asked anyway. BTW, I have an uneasy feeling when people need to know these things...unless they're a writer or something like that:rolleyes:
     
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    I'd like to know more about Suppressers

    Speaking of suppressers
    Live in PA and Am thinking about buying one for a AR-15. I was looking at them in GunsAmerica.com. Suppressers for the AR-15 in .223 go anywhere from $350 to $1200 what's the difference. I know how supresors work and fired many guns that where suppressed. It was sup rising how little I actually know. could some help me out.
     
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    Sound Suppressor Information . Everything you ever wanted to know.


    One thing, you can only put suppressors on pre-ban AR-15's or full auto M16's. ATF considers them a "flash suppressors" in addition to sound suppressors.
     
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    Yes I have a preban AR-15, with the treaded barrel and the hole works. Lets hope to see the day this no longer matters Thanks again
     
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    Don't hold your breath. Quietest supressed centerfire rifle I have seen to date (de Lisle excepted) is the Chandler arms unit. Unbelievably quiet with sub sonic .308 (like .22 CB).I saw one in Arizona last Fall trip there, amazing.
     
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    Thanks for those pages, they where very informative. It mite be better to get a hole upper with the suppresser already installed. Since the bullet has to be slowed down, you can get away with a shorter barrel. Less then 16''. But the class3 manufacture can make up the difference with the suppresser. So just on $200 tax. All so that upper can be sited in for the suppresser.
    If I missed something please let me know. Thanks
     
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    Sounds suppressors in CA

    Sound Suppressors and Silencers
    ALL NFA (National Firearms Act 1934) RULES APPLY!!!
    To the best of our knowledge, silencers are legal for private ownership in the following states: AL, AR, AK, AZ, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, and WY. Additionally, they maybe owned by Class 3 dealers and Class 2 manufacturers (but not individuals) in: CA, IA, KS, MA, MO, and MI. Territorial law prohibits possession in the Territories and Possessions of the United States. There are no known restrictions on governmental ownership. If your state is not listed, check with your local office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms or your state's Attorney General. If they are not legal in your state of residence, we cannot sell to you. Please do not ask us to violate state or federal law.
     
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