This is one of the most common questions we get. Previously the ATF only allowed for the sale and transfer of suppressors on paper forms which created long wait times. Now you can file the forms online, drastically reducing wait times. So how does the process look?
Step 1: Select a suppressor. Either you know what you want or you see one I have on the shelf, which are there for demo purpose (try it before you buy it).
Step 2: Buy the suppressor. Once you purchase the suppressor, I will order it in for you.
Step 3: Start Form 4. Once the suppressor arrives, we can start the form 4. You will need an eforms account and you must know your login information and pin (that’s how you will sign your eform). If you don’t have one, I can help.
Step 4: Fingerprints and passport photos. I can do these in house. I have the means to electronically submit fingerprints and photos, so no need to mess with ink or to mail in two cards.
Step 5: Pay tax stamp. You can pay online straight to the ATF, or you pay me and I will submit the payment. Whatever way makes you feel more comfortable.
Step 6: Sign and submit. Once everything is put in and paid, we sign and submit the paperwork and the wait time begins.
Step 7: Approved! Normally around the 90 day mark you should get a notification of the status of your tax stamp. That is not a hard time, I have seen some earlier and some later, this is an average. Once the form is approved, you come back in and fill out a 4473, then take home your suppressor. That’s it, you own it! If not approved, we will assist and deal with that on a case by case basis. There are many reasons for one being denied from improper submissions to being a prohibited person.
Thats it. If you’re ready to own your own suppressor, come see us.