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New Toy for my AR

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by TheBelly, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. TheBelly


    Jan 1, 2004
    As a matter of fact, they WON'T hear me coming!


    ETA: this is my first suppressor, so I can't wait for the paperwork to make it back!!!!
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2011
  2. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Apr 5, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    Normally, I wouldn't get this excited about it, but WHOO HOO!!

    The reason is I'm still patiently waiting for my first suppressor (Osprey9) to arrive. And it's KILLING ME!


  3. been eying one myself. congrats.
  4. Lee-online

    Lee-online Mul-ti-pass

    Mar 13, 2006
    Susquehanna Valley, PA
    I too am waiting, for an Octane9 though.
  5. micdude


    Apr 5, 2006
    4 month wait at my local shop
  6. sweet! what does a good suppressor run anyway? thanx
  7. Got to shoot a suppressed AR, .308 and 9 mm at a recent demo day....rifles were superb.....9mm was overrated....made the pistol too long and front heavy

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    In my shop
    Congrats! Suppressors are the one "toy" for a rifle that is not a toy. And is probably the most useful thing to buy after bullets.
  9. Glock13


    Jul 9, 2003
    Boston, MA
    What type of legal/paperwork constraints are there on getting a suppressor?
  10. TheBelly


    Jan 1, 2004
    My state allows me to own them, so no worries there. Please check to see if your state laws allow a suppressor.

    There's a form that you fill out and send to the .gov folks. When I say 'you' fill out, what I really mean is that you need to get your Sheriff's Office to sign off on it. It also requires you to get your fingerprints taken IN INK and affix a passport picture on the form. Include a $200 check, send it to the feds, and they put a stamp (literally, it's a stamp that costs $200) on your form.

    They send it back and then you keep your copy of that form with the suppressor.

    This is my first suppressor, so I'll report back with all the details as they happen.
  11. Same as for any other NFA item.
  12. boomhower


    Feb 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    If it's legal in your state and your sheriff won't sign off on it you can form a trust and do it that way. It's easy to do yourself or you can have a lawyer do it. If you have a lawyer do it get one that is familiar with NFA law. Here is a good thread on the process of a trust. I like the trust method for a variety of reasons, whenever I get around to doing an SBR it will be on a trust even though I'm almost certain my sheriff would sign off on it.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  13. mixflip


    Mar 4, 2009
    I think its ridiculous that suppressors are NFA items. They make life at the range better for all, no hearing damage if you shoot alot or indoors, it makes the gun even longer so the anti's can complain about concealing them no more than any other long gun, and they are cheap to make relatively speaking (compared to all the other NFA items to choose from)

    I want one!!!!
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  14. Then just get one. And there is no such thing as a "class III item", only a class III dealer.
  15. I've toyed with the idea of getting a 5.56 suppressor, but after hearing how loud it still is suppressed, I just haven't been able to justify the cost. I do have a Gemtech Outback II (.22LR) and it may be the best money I've ever spent. Suppressed and scoped Ruger 10/22s are about as fun as it gets.
  16. BBJones


    Mar 2, 2010

    Are you trying to imply that Federal and State firearm laws don't make sense? I am outraged! :rofl:
  17. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    I got to shoot a suppressed 14.5" AR a few weekends ago, and I 2nd your observation. You still need to wear hearing protection...just barely, but you still do need it. I can see a suppressed AR being very good for HD use though. It could save your hearing in a bad situation.

    They sure do add some weight though.

    I wish there was a chart for the different suppressors and their decible levels (not reductions.) That way, it would be easy to make an informed purchasing decision.
  18. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
  19. fivestar


    Oct 15, 2004
    Congrats! I just picked up my HALO in April and love it. I also have a Multi Mount for my pistols. Money well spent, really.

    Its funny that someone specified that the prints must be done in ink. 2 yrs ago when I bought my MM, a friend picked up a YHM 5.56 can at the same time. Both of us submitted our prints using the Sheriff's Office Live Scan machine. No issues whatsoever. In January when I got prints for my HALO, the deputy informed me that they had to be in ink, as they were crossing state lines...??? Again though, no issues. Who knows.
  20. JGguns


    May 6, 2009
    greenville, sc
    I shot a phantom the other day and it was slick! They guy put some subsonic ammo and it was stupid quite. I videod it on my phone and all you can hear is the click of the hammer. It made me a believer I am picking one up hopefully wothin a week. Good thing is 3 lgs around me stock suppressor so besides the stamp I pretty much don't have any wait time.