Silencer Central Speeds Suppressor Delivery When Filing as an Individual

Now you can take advantage of the lower ATF wait times when not using a trust.

posted on May 23, 2024
Silencer Central

Silencer Central, a leading suppressor retailer in the United States, is now providing customers the option of filing as an individual for suppressor purchases, as well as through a trust on the eForm 4. This is in response to a growing demand for individual filing to best utilize the current Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) approval speed.

“While we still feel that setting up a trust is a better plan in the long run, and why we offer it as a free service to our customers, we understand why there is a growing demand for an individual filing option,” said Brandon Maddox, CEO of Silencer Central. “As a company that prides itself in customer service, we are happy to offer our customers this option to be able to take advantage of current approval speeds from the ATF.”

Silencer Central strongly encourages its customers to explore both options and make an informed decision. In recent one-on-one meetings with the ATF, Silencer Central learned that 71 percent of all individual submissions are being approved real-time or within a few days of submission. This also means that 29 percent are waiting much longer. The ATF also shared their goal on a trust is an approval in two to three weeks from submission.

As of May 13, 2024, Silencer Central customers could choose between individual filing or setting up a trust during the checkout process. Either method provides customers with the same level of service they expect from Silencer Central.

Silencer Central began in 2005 as the South Dakota Silencer company, an events-based business driven by the mission of reaching the underserved hunting and sport shooting market through a simplified silencer ownership process. It evolved into Dakota Silencer and finally rebranded as Silencer Central in August 2020, expanding its simplified process to all 42 states where silencers are lawful.


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