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Old 09-10-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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?? Just wondering. I have seen some of the things that you can put on that look like silencers, but I dont like things just for looks. If I cant have the real thing I don't want it. I was at the range the other day and a guy was shooting some sort of SMG with a suppressor on it. It didnt totally silence it, but it did cut down on the report drastically. I don't know if he was military or had a special permit or what. Looked like he was shooting 45 cal.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:00 AM   #2
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?? Just wondering. I have seen some of the things that you can put on that look like silencers, but I dont like things just for looks. If I cant have the real thing I don't want it. I was at the range the other day and a guy was shooting some sort of SMG with a suppressor on it. It didnt totally silence it, but it did cut down on the report drastically. I don't know if he was military or had a special permit or what. Looked like he was shooting 45 cal.
according to the BATF, anything that suppresses the sound by even one decibel, is considered a silencer/suppressor, and therefor subject to approval and taxing by the BATF.

yes there are companies that make face silencers for sale for those who want the look, but don't want to pay the price. some states, they are not even legal to own, so some people buy the fake ones.
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Federal Law says they ARE legal to have.....with a $200 tax stamp, and lots of paperwork and waiting. But some states restrict them. Not sure about LA.
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They are called supressors and they are legal under Federal law. You just have to file a Form 1, pay $200 and wait about 4 months to take possession
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Hey Axxe, Woody, and Robo...

While we were running wheel guns at the end of the range, a guy had a .22 semi with a suppressor at the 50 yds...
Did y'all see/hear that?
Was my first experience with that sound.
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Hey Axxe, Woody, and Robo...

While we were running wheel guns at the end of the range, a guy had a .22 semi with a suppressor at the 50 yds...
Did y'all see/hear that?
Was my first experience with that sound.
didn't hear a thing! must have been a good suppressor!
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I filed Jan 10, and still waiting.
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didn't hear a thing! must have been a good suppressor!
I had my ears on or I may not have heard it
Was weird! But no bang!
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Yes they are legal. It appears that they are legal in LA.
Whether you go trust or individual is up to you, either way
figure on 8 months minimum for the paperwork to get
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