How to buy a suppressor

Purchasing a suppressor can be a daunting endeavor. This page will get you started on how to begin your process! Already know which suppressor you want? Skip on down to step 5.

1. Why should I get a suppressor?

Suppressors offer a reduction in the decibel output of your firearm, in some cases to a hearing-safe level. Not only is noise pollution cut down significantly, suppressed guns are generally more pleasurable to shoot.

2. How long does it take to get a suppressor?

Wait times can vary depending on demand. Currently, customers are waiting anywhere between 6 and 12 months for their paperwork to clear.

3. What do I do while I wait?

While waiting for your paperwork to come back from the ATF, come on in to the P.I.T. during business hours to shoot it!* You can check it out for some range time or even for the classes that we offer.

4. Which suppressor should I get?

Like the answer for many questions in the firearms world, it depends. Check out OB's blog post here for things to consider.

5. I've found the suppressor I want. Now what?

A. Give us a call to order your suppressor of choice in for you. Be sure to ask about the appropriate suppressor adapter for you.

B. Come on in to the P.I.T. to fill out your Form 4 and 5330.20. To expedite the process, come in with:

  • $200 check made payable to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

  • Two passport photos

  • Two fingerprint cards

*Suppressor must be purchased from Pacific Indoor Tactical