An unsuppressed gunshot ranges from 140 – 185 dB. Exposure to a single shot can cause permanent hearing damage without a silencer attached. Although it can still be heard, suppressed gunfire helps mitigate noise complaints from those who live near shooting ranges and hunting land. Suppressors reduce recoil and help decrease muzzle flinch. These benefits lead to improved accuracy, better shot placement, and more humane hunts.

To purchase suppressor/silencers, you must be a U.S. resident living in one of the many states that allow civilian ownership of suppressors, be at least 21 years old, and be legally eligible to purchase a firearm. Once you are ready to buy your suppressor, you will submit a few simple forms and information to the ATF, and your local chief law enforcement officer, although this varies depending upon your purchasing method.

Today, purchasing a suppressor/silencer has never been easier. The process is a lot easier than you might think, and you can obtain yours after passing a background check, registering your serialized suppressor along with your fingerprints, and paying a $200 “tax stamp,” which legalizes one particular silencer so that it can be used on any legal firearm you own.

When you buy from Click-Click-Boom, we will walk you through the process in store with our e-form process and digital fingerprints. You’ll do everything in store without needing to send anything out or go anywhere else for “approval” throughout the process. Our own “kiosk” e-form process is different than the other guys (Silencer Central, etc.) and is directly tied to the ATF. This allows for incredibly fast approval times. Check out our growing inventory of instock suppressors/silencers for your rimfire, handguns, and long guns from the biggest brands.