Whether you are purchasing as an individual or with a trust, the easiest and fastest way to get your silencer is to buy your suppressor online and have it transferred to an FFL that uses a S.I.D kiosk for electronic form submission.
When purchasing a suppressor online, you can use Silencer shops kiosk locator to find a local shop that has an S.I.D kiosk. You can then transfer the suppressor to that shop and complete all your forms with their kiosk.
Primary Arms partners with Silencer Shop on suppressor purchases, so we make it as easy as possible when shopping from our online storefront Once you finish your online purchase, we’ll email you the serial number(s), registration code, and a QR code within 48 hours. When you have your information, head over to our storefront or your chosen FFL, and enter your registration code into the kiosk.
With an S.I.D Kiosk, you’ll be able to create your fingerprints, enter personal data, complete all your forms at the same time. You can take and submit your photo using the Silencer Shop mobile app or website.
When all your documents are complete, you’ll submit through the Silencer Shop system and start a potentially year-long wait.
During this period, the BATFE will run an extensive background check on you, running your fingerprints and checking you against crime databases.
If there are mistakes on your forms or problems with your other documents, the BATFE will mail you and your NFA dealer a letter which will explain how to fix your application. If you have questions, you can also call BATFE, but it is always better to get your corrections made the first time.
Once the BATFE grants their approval, a copy of your Form 4 is sent back to you with a physical tax stamp affixed to it. Keep it safe! It is wise to print off a copy of your approved Form 4 with tax stamp.