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Old 05-09-2014, 05:00 AM   #1
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I sent in my paperwork to the ATF for a Gemtech GM-22 suppressor today for my M&P 15-22. Got a decent price ($325, MSRP $395) and the local dealer provided all the paperwork other than taking photo's for the Form 4. Got the pictures taken last weekend and had the local police chief sign off on it a few days ago. Since I'm a police volunteer, he was happy to do it and is considering one for a hog rifle himself. He asked how long it's taking these days and I said I'm not sure but if it's like the SBR I built a few years back, probably 7-9 months. Since I also submitted the SBR paperwork in May and received the stamp just after Christmas, we'll see whether this stamp takes less time or more.

Anyway, has anyone recently received a stamp for a suppressor/silencer and how long did it take the BATF to return the paperwork?

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Could not tell ya because I have only started the process for FFL recently


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I'm on the fence right now about getting one for my 22/45 that I bought a couple of months ago, where I live I was told about a 9 to 10 month wait ..... I really should get off my butt and do it though

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I really should get off my butt and do it though
yes you should!! the 22/45 is the best suppressor host in 22lr

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I sent in my paperwork to the ATF for a Gemtech GM-22 suppressor today for my M&P 15-22. Got a decent price ($325, MSRP $395) and the local dealer provided all the paperwork other than taking photo's for the Form 4. Got the pictures taken last weekend and had the local police chief sign off on it a few days ago. Since I'm a police volunteer, he was happy to do it and is considering one for a hog rifle himself. He asked how long it's taking these days and I said I'm not sure but if it's like the SBR I built a few years back, probably 7-9 months. Since I also submitted the SBR paperwork in May and received the stamp just after Christmas, we'll see whether this stamp takes less time or more.

Anyway, has anyone recently received a stamp for a suppressor/silencer and how long did it take the BATF to return the paperwork?
you not going to like it on a mp15-22. the long barrel keeps the rounds supersonic 90% of the sound of a 22lr firing is the super sonic crack. there is little diff on long guns. if you use subsonic or 22long it wont cycle

ive got a silencerco sparrow ss and a mp15-22 along with other 22lr. best hosts are pistols and bolt guns that can handle slower speed rounds
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Thanks for that push to get going on that JonM... I read an article on my phone CNN Money app that was saying that suppressor sales have increased in applications by around 100,000 a year in the last few years, I read that about a couple weeks ago, plus an article in Gun Tests magazine that I subscribe to had a review of 3 pistols with suppressors and the Ruger was the best choice to go with ( Walther, S & W MP .22, and the Ruger 22/45 Lite).

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It is absolutely ridiculous that you can buy a handgun a shotgun rifle in five minutes walk out of that store but yet you have to apply and it takes 10 months read Dick you list!!! With that said I have a 22 silencer for my 2245 and it's sitting in my safe I don't shoot it as much as I'd like to but when I do I don't hear much. I've been to a lawyer and were working on the gun trust we just haven't finalized. And why again are they so expensive?
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expensive because the market is relatively small. if there was not a hoplophobic paranoia by the elected leadership and you could get them at walmart and not have stupid 9 month wait for a device that aids in hearing safety the economy of scale would have them a LOT cheaper.

but since there are relatively few people willing to go through the hassle they have to be expensive to make them worth selling as a business.

the vast majority of suppressors are sold on the civilian market not miltary and police.

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Suppressors have been NFA since 1934. There is nothing new about that. The $200 tax back then was equal to over $3000 in today's dollars. Up until 2000 or 2001, trusts were not acceptable. You had to have a CLEO willing to sign.


Suppressors are more accessible than they have been in the last 80 years.

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Suppressors have been NFA since 1934. There is nothing new about that. The $200 tax back then was equal to over $3000 in today's dollars. Up until 2000 or 2001, trusts were not acceptable. You had to have a CLEO willing to sign.


Suppressors are more accessible than they have been in the last 80 years.

What changed in 2000? Transfers to trusts is written into the original NFA law. That is why it would take an act of congress to get rid of trust transfers and our POTUS can't wave his pen and make them disappear.

I mailed a form 4 in June 2013 and got the stamp last April. So 10 months average right now but the ATF claims they have boosted staff and cut the backlog from 90k to 70k. I'm sending a form 1 in very soon. I guess I'll be waiting 6+ months to find out since e-file is down


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Checked into it a bit. They say as little as 6-9 months with a trust, a little longer without...


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