How to buy suppressors in Southern, Oregon – Class III (3) NFA Guns
This page will guide you through the process for legally buying a Suppressor / Silencer.
Buying a suppressor is much easier than you may think. Just follow the steps below or give us a call and we will be happy to walk you through the entire process.
What paperwork will I need to legally register a suppressor?
There are two main methods for registering your suppressor:
1. Registration using a “Trust”
2. Registration in your name
Option 1 Registration using a “Trust”
1. Set up your trust or make a copy of your existing trust
2. Purchase your suppressor through a FFL dealer that has a SOT license as well
3. Obtain 2 Passport Photos, for every responsible person on the trust
4. Fill out 2 copies of fingerprint cards (FBI form FD-258), for every responsible person on the trust
5. Fill out Responsible Person Questionnaire (ATF Form 5320.23), for every responsible person on the trust
6. Fill out your Form 4 and Mail in your $200 payment to ATF
7. Mail in copy of your Form 4 and all Responsible Person Questionnaires (ATF Form 5320.23) to your local Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO)
8. Sit back and relax because you are done!
What will it cost?
It will cost approximately $100 more to buy using the trust method, but it will provide a great deal more flexibility than an individually registered suppressor. There are many advantages to using a trust for registering a suppressor. Some of these advantages include:
1. more than one person (family or friends) can legally use the suppressor if they are listed on the trust
2. one trust can be used for multiple suppressors
There are many places you can go online or locally to download a Trust to be used for registering your suppressor. Here are a few examples which range in price from $99 – $129:
Option 2 Registration to an individual
1. Purchase your suppressor through a FFL dealer that has a SOT license as well.
2. Fill out Form 4 and $200 payment for ATF
3. Obtain 2 Passport Photos
4. Two copies of fingerprint cards (FBI form FD-258)
5. Fill out your Form 4 and Mail in your $200 payment to ATF
6. Mail in copy of your Form 4 to your local Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO)
This is a less expensive method for registering your suppressor since you will not have to pay the $100 for a trust to be set up. However, you will be the sole owner of the suppressor and will have to be present any time the suppressor is being used (this includes your spouse and kids).
Suppressor & Southern, Oregon Class III (3) FAQ
Am I eligible to own a suppressor?
If you are 21 years old or older AND able to legally posses a firearm then you should be eligible to purchase a suppressor. This also assumes you have verified it is legal to own in your State and County.
How long is the wait?
Wait times will vary throughout the year but can be anywhere from 3-6 months. Once you submit your paperwork you will be able to contact the ATF to inquire about the status of your paperwork. Just keep in mind this is a government process that is out of all of our control and you will need to be patient. As they have told us in the past, “It will be ready when it is ready”.
Can any FFL dealer accept my transfer I purchase online?
Make sure the dealer will take “Title II” or suppressor transfers and inquire about their transfer fee. (Fees average $75-$100)
Can I purchase a Suppressor through Dave’s Arms and Legs ?
No I do not have my SOT license.But I can refer you to a local person to help you through the process. I plan on renewing my SOT next year.