Silencers are legal to own and purchase. The way to purcahse is very different than normal weapons and accessories. I briefly explained the purchase method.
Fill out 2 Form 4s(application to register a firearm, supressor, DD, in your name), attach 2 passport photos, and have a Chief Law Enforcement Official sign the back of the Form 4s. Include 2 FBI fingerprint cards and a $200 check for the tax. Wait 3-6 weeks.
If you cant get the CLEO signoff, you can create a trust and purchase the items through the trust. NO CLEO signoff, no passport photos, no fingerprints to be done.
If one wants to build a silencer, they fill out a Form 1 instead of a Form 4. How difficult they are to make I have no idea, never tried probably never will.
Originally Posted by ruffdaddy
You've gotta be using a small caliber weapon for it to be a true silencer.
Not true, the term silencer is a little misleading. They're technically a supression of sound. While they dont "silence" the total weapon to what we see in movies, you can buy a can that will make an AR hearing safe and even .308. Of course running them dry over wet will also determine the quietness.
The only supressors that sound movie quie are .22 cans. My pilot I could shooti in my back yard. Only noise is a click and the ound of the slide.
My M4-2000 can Im waiting for transfer on makes my AR sound like a nail gun.