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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2017, 07:12:28 PM »
I know there are a lot of guys that are maybe on the fence and not sure they want to put that kind of investment out there then wait the better part of a year before you get to take the thing home and use it.  I was the same way and waited and waited before I took the plunge.  But, once I started shooting some of my guns suppressed and didn't have to wear hearing protection or listen to any muzzle blast, I quickly forget all about the cost or how long I waited to get mine.

My suggestion to anyone that's seriously considering getting a suppressor is this, after you select which centerfire suppressor you want, spend a few hundred dollars more and purchase a rimfire suppressor at the same time.  There are many good ones out there but get one like the TBAC 22 Take Down, Dead Air Mask, or SilencerCo Spectre II because they are rated for all rimfires as well as the 5.7x28 and 17 Hornet.  Shooting rimfires suppressed is sooooo much fun and they are crazy quiet.  Even my little 17 Hornet makes me giggle like a little girl its so quiet and fun to shoot suppressed.


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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2017, 07:34:25 PM »
Some great info in this thread.
10 months wait!  :yike:
After moving to OKC, I had to go to an all day Oklahoma Conceal Carry class, after completion you can apply for a conceal carry license. After a background check and a mandatory 90 day wait, you get your conceal carry license. I was literally going nuts during the waiting period not being able to carry. I must have cleaned all my handguns at least 3-4 times a week just to get them out and fondle them. I felt like someone chopped off a limb and would not give it back for three whole months.


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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2017, 08:23:29 PM »

10 months wait!  :yike:

There is no doubt, the wait sucks big time and unfortunately there is just no way around it but the longer you wait, the longer it takes before you have them in hand and shooting quietly. :tup:

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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2017, 08:30:45 PM »
@b23

If using suppressor with hunting rifles w/24" and 26" barrels, do you have them cut down or do you just add them to the existing length?   In your opinion?




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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2017, 08:59:04 PM »
@b23

If using suppressor with hunting rifles w/24" and 26" barrels, do you have them cut down or do you just add them to the existing length?   In your opinion?

For me, it would depend on the type of hunting I'm using the host gun for and what barrel contour it has.  As you can imagine, the overall length starts getting pretty long when you screw a 7in. can on the end of it and I'm a little nutty about barrel stiffness, in fact I've only got one rifle with a small-ish contour and it's a Hart #4 so it's not super skinny.  I guess it'd largely depend on the gun, the type of hunting I was going to do with it, and the terrain I'd be using it in.  I chase velocity as much as anyone but a couple inches shorter barrel doesn't typically amount to squat and I've yet to have a gun shoot better when the barrel was longer, versus when I had a few inches cut off.  They've all shot the same or sometimes better in their shorter version.

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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2017, 11:32:26 AM »
Wait times are improving.


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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2017, 11:59:25 AM »
Talked to the ATF Monday and she said I was still a couple months out. Faster than I was expecting honestly. we'll see if they get it to me under 12 months. Bought mine march 11th.
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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2017, 12:54:32 PM »
Purchased 9/28/16. All paperwork completed 10/14/16. ATF check cashed 11/21/16. Stamp in 8/19/17.

Way sooner than I'd expected following another forum where people put up daily posts just like what I did here. They were all running just over a year.

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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2017, 01:35:47 PM »
Looks like they have worked through the glut of pre-41F submissions.  It should improve rapidly now.


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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2017, 01:45:32 PM »
Talked to the ATF Monday and she said I was still a couple months out. Faster than I was expecting honestly. we'll see if they get it to me under 12 months. Bought mine march 11th.

I think the ATF got buried with Form 4's the months leading up to 41F going into affect back in July 2016 and once they get through that huge backlog caused by that mad scramble, I think there is a chance we could get back to six month wait times again.  That, and the suppressor market is kind of in the toilet right now and everyone either got all stocked up prior to 41F or the extra BS you have to go through because of 41F it has turned people off and they said screw it or they are waiting for the HPA to pass, which IMO is a bad idea because the likelihood of it being passed is verrrrrrrry slim and anyone who is waiting, is just going to prolong their wait.

MH, I don't want to give you false hope, but on my last suppressor I got approved, I called when I thought I should be getting close, believe it was on a thur., the ATF lady I talked to said nope it's still pending so like you I was thinking I had a few more months to go, but then I got a call from my dealer the following Monday and he tells me to come pick it up because they just got the approval back.  As you can imagine, I didn't argue, and was at his shop within the hour.  So hopefully you'll get one of those good kind of calls, real soon. :tup:


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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2017, 01:50:41 PM »
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Yeah I received a call from my dealer that the ATF needed more info from me. So I called and all she needed was my SSN and place of birth to put on my fingerprint card for verification. real easy. She said she was putting it through and should just be "a couple more months". Even if I get it by Christmas its early and ill be happy  :chuckle:
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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2017, 01:55:34 PM »
b23

Yeah I received a call from my dealer that the ATF needed more info from me. So I called and all she needed was my SSN and place of birth to put on my fingerprint card for verification. real easy. She said she was putting it through and should just be "a couple more months". Even if I get it by Christmas its early and ill be happy  :chuckle:

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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2017, 09:23:56 PM »
Purchase a Silencer Co Omega 30. Call it good and run it on everything up to .30 cal. Lots of deals to be found on the net. If you need a bit of help other than us real world guys there's several Google Fu experts here that can fake reality for you!👍
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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2017, 10:27:31 AM »
So I'd like to get a suppressor for my 5.56.  Anyone recommend a good make and model and anyone you would recommend buying it from.  Also is the process still taking months and months?  Thanks for any thoughts and or advice.

Yes, still takes months & months.  My transfer was just approved today - 208 days from submitting the form 4.  Still need to wait for the approval to make it to the dealer.   

Make that 248 days - I forgot about the 40 days just to cash my check.
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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2017, 11:26:37 AM »
You all just convinced me to get a trust and start the paper work. 

Is there any specific trust I should use? 
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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #40 on: October 04, 2017, 11:29:50 AM »
I won’t recommend a trust.  With the recent law changes they aren’t worth the hassle and the ATF doesn’t seem to know what to do with the trust approvals.   Approval times for trusts are way longer for an individual.

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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #41 on: October 04, 2017, 12:24:10 PM »
 
Purchase a Silencer Co Omega 30. Call it good and run it on everything up to .30 cal. Lots of deals to be found on the net. If you need a bit of help other than us real world guys there's several Google Fu experts here that can fake reality for you!👍

 :yeah: :yeah:

I bought one and am very happy with the quality and various adapter options. Not cheap but very quality and you can use it on everything from a .22lr up to a .30 magnum.

I won’t recommend a trust.  With the recent law changes they aren’t worth the hassle and the ATF doesn’t seem to know what to do with the trust approvals.   Approval times for trusts are way longer for an individual.

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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2017, 06:49:48 AM »
I received mine in May; about a year long process going the trust route.

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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2017, 01:31:01 PM »
Just got the call! Tax stamp in!!!!
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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2017, 01:53:56 PM »
Just got the call! Tax stamp in!!!!

Congrats!!!  Now, the addiction begins... :yike:

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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2017, 02:02:57 PM »
I'm surprisingly ok with this  :chuckle:
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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2017, 02:47:15 PM »
Just got the call! Tax stamp in!!!!

Remember, a review with pics is required!!!  :tup:

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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2017, 06:28:59 AM »
I wasn't expecting this thing till December so I actually haven't purchased the firearm for this to go on yet. I have my eye on a Ruger Mark 4 light. hopefully here soon though.
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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2017, 11:49:23 AM »
I wasn't expecting this thing till December so I actually haven't purchased the firearm for this to go on yet. I have my eye on a Ruger Mark 4 light. hopefully here soon though.

If you're interested, I'm selling my Ruger Mk III Lite.  I installed a VQ trigger in it too.

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Re: Suppressor
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2017, 12:03:34 PM »
I almost bought a S&W victory because of the disassembly. This gun will be shot mostly suppressed so ill have to take it apart a lot. the reason I went for the mark 4 is they fixed the one gripe I had with the mark 1-3's and that's the disassembly. it takes you, a friend, a small child and a mallet. But thanks man, if you see a mark 4 bronze for cheap let me know. they seem to run about $500
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