Originally Posted by Lindenwood
Seems like it would be better to just buy a suppressor for a .22. More specifically, an integral suppressor for a .22 rifle (so any ammo will be subsonic). More accurate, greater range, repeatability, and for the same bulk I bet you could get more shots with a .22 than with a handful of bolts (they can be reused, yeah, but I doubt they last for a couple hundred shots each under extreme conditions
But yes, crossbows are way cool. Though if I'm adding to my shopping list, a suppressor is higher than a crossbow.
Indeed. But so are the legal hoops and all the paperwork and time involved in procuring one.
The Basic steps to obtain a suppressor are listed below:
• Make sure you can own one in your state
• Pick a silencer to buy
• Find a Class 3 Dealer
• Fill out and complete the required paperwork IN DUPLICATE
• If an individual, obtain Law Enforcement signature on the forms
be fingerprinted and paste or tape two photographs of yourself
onto the forms
• If a Corporation or Trust, you may skip the above step
• Pay the $200 Transfer Tax to BATFE
• Wait for your paperwork to clear
• Fill out a ATF Form 4473
• Take your silencer home
The first three steps have been covered so far and we will now go over
the paperwork part of the process. Here is exactly what you will need:
• Two (2) ATF FORM 4’s (ATF FORM 5320.4)
• Two (2) ATF FORM 5330.20’s Certification of Compliance with 18
U.S.C 922(g)(5)(B) called “Citizen Certification” Forms
• Two (2) FBI Fingerprint Cards (FBI-258LE)
• If corporate or a trust you will need to send ATF something to
show them the entity is active and current. Often, a certificate
of good standing (available from most Secretary of State
websites for a price) is required. No fingerprint cards are
required for corporate/trust applicants.
The crossbow...you pick out, pay for, maybe pick up a few extra bolts, you walk out of the store and it is ready to be used immediately.