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Suppressing an AR-15 in CT

Discussion in 'NFA Firearms and Accessories' started by thelittlestchipmunk, Aug 1, 2011.

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  1. thelittlestchipmunk

    thelittlestchipmunk Member

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    Anybody know if one can put a can on a post ban AR-15 in the grand state of Connecticut? And how and where would one do so?
     
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    Google tells me that as long as you're legal with the feds, you're legal with CT as far as owning a suppressor goes.
    But if you're not allowed to have a threaded barrel... hmm.
     
  3. LKB3rd

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    I think you need a pre ban to do it. I don't know if you could find a way to permanently attach it like you can with muzzle brakes. That's the only way I can think of to not have it magically become an assault rifle.
     
  4. MidwestRookie

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    Get out of here...

    You can have a suppressor in CT but not a threaded barrel?

    lolz..gosh I <3 gun laws.
     
  5. desidog

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    Yes, and yes. You can have a threaded barrel; just not with a pistol grip and a detachable magazine. Pinned or welded muzzle devices are fine too.

    The easy way to do it is order up an assembled upper from a company that can pin or weld on a brake or flashhider that is a QD supressor mount; and get the correlating supressor. The downside to that is it costs more; and once that muzzle device is permanently installed, you better like your handguard and your gas block, cause they're probably never going anywhere either...

    I'd much rather assemble stuff myself, but try getting a gas block or barrel nut onto a barrel over an FH...that's why my CT-legal AR's don't have muzzle devices at all.

    While you're at it, I'd get the .300AAC, so you can hunt with it; albiet without the supressor. If you're trying to supress a .223; you might as well stick with a .22lr, IMHO.
     
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    Never mind the "net" on this one...If you want to run a suppressor, you'll want to talk to people in the know....Give Jo-Jo's in Southington a call, this is what they do.
    http://www.jojosgunworks.com/
     
  7. N003k

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    I was looking at going through Newington Gun Exchange for mine, but keep putting it off.

    Put shortly, yes, you can.

    The method is just by getting a muzzlebreak that also happens to double as a threaded device you can attack the suppressor to. I know Newington said they usually use one's from Yankee Hill Machine. Specifically, this: http://yankeehillmachine.com/store/product382.html

    Not a flash suppressor, you don't have a threaded barrel (at least as long as that's pinned in place) so, you're good to go, granted it's probably not the cheapest muzzle break, but, if you want the suppressor bad enough, I suppose that much wont stop you.
     
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    Except that by function, silencers are excellent flash hiders.

    Thus, installing one on a detachable magazine semi-auto with any other features would constitute making an assault weapon.

    That was ATF's position during the federal ban. DPS has yet to comment on how they interpret it.
     
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