The nine-month to a year wait for ATF approval to legally possess a suppressor has been reduced in dramatic fashion—to 90 days, likely less—thanks to the Dec. 23 launch of a new electronically available Form 4. Some experts are confident the figure will be a few weeks as the anticipated digital rush clears.
Silencer Central, America’s largest suppressor dealer, is proud to announce the eminent availability of electronic Form 4 applications—a major update to how the silencer buying process works, and a change expected to cut wait times for approvals down to as few as 60 days.
Volume of firearm purchases in October that resulted in an FBI NICs background check was the second highest for the 31-day reporting period on record, lagging only behind the scalding pace in 2020 when the pandemic and social unrest drove transfers to all-time highs.
Anderson Manufacturing recently ranked No. 1 in miscellaneous firearms production in a ATF report.
According to new numbers released by the ATF, shotguns made up less than 10 percent of firearms offered for sale in the United States. There's more to the story here.