Wait Times on Transfers for Purchasing a Suppressor Online are at an All-Time Low!

Hey Guys! I’m John M. Rich, CEO of esilencers.com “Your Top Source For Silencers Online”.

Purchasing Suppressors online especially out of state can be confusing when it comes to the process of transferring a Suppressor to another Class 3 dealer out of state. However, it is really just a series of steps and a bit of coordination on your part to complete the process.

Here is how it works:

First, purchase the Suppressor you want. After you have purchased your suppressor, you will want to discover a dealer in your area that will handle the transfer. If you are from eSilencers or another online shop, we will fill out a Form 3 (dealer to dealer transfer form). We submit two copies of the Form 3 to the ATF. Once the ATF reviews, approves and returns the Form 3, the dealer you purchased from will mail your suppressor along with the paperwork to the transferring dealer you have chosen. From there, the transferring process begins with the Form 4 (dealer to consumer).

Pretty simple, huh? To be honest, it’s just about as easy as purchasing a regular Gun online. However, the big question always is “how long does it take the ATF to approve the Form 3 (dealer to dealer) process?” I mean, you’re already waiting a few months once you submit your paperwork (Form 4). So, any extra time added can be considered a negative. Well, the great news is wait times for that extra transfer (Form 3) process has decreased dramatically post 41f.

So, you ask “how long is it currently taking?” Well, this time last year most Form 3’s (dealer to dealer) transfers were taking around 60 days or even more. Now, given the ATF is now starting to catch up with paperwork, we are now seeing Form 3s for our online out of state transfers taking between 25-35 days. In fact, here recently, we got back a Form that took less than 25 days! Below is a picture of that Form’s date.
This picture shows that this particular Form took only 20 days to be approved by the ATF. Wow!

Now, you can contribute some of this to the fact the industry has been slow as of late. However, with the talk of shortages, and a refund of your $200 if the Hearing Protection Act passes, it can be considered a great time to get ahead of the almost guaranteed rush that the industry will see if HPA does indeed pass (which we predict it has a possibility of passing in 8-18 months). On top of that, prices, especially on our website, are possibly the lowest you will see again for a very long time especially as demand increases.

So, if there is a particular Suppressor/Suppressors you are wanting, 2017 may be your best chance of getting it if you are wanting a great price while beating the rush. Also, now with the dramatic decrease in online Suppressor wait times at an all time low, we would love for you to give us a chance to fulfill your Suppressor needs!

One other thing: We are predicting for you to start seeing a dramatic decrease in wait times on Form 4’s (your transfer from your dealer) in the 1st to 2nd quarter of this year too.

Purchasing Suppressors online especially out of state can be confusing when it comes to the process of transferring a Suppressor to another Class 3 dealer out of state. However, it is really just a series of steps and a bit of coordination on your part to complete the process.

Here is how it works:

First, purchase the Suppressor you want. After you have purchased your suppressor, you will want to discover a dealer in your area that will handle the transfer. If you are from eSilencers or another online shop, we will fill out a Form 3 (dealer to dealer transfer form). We submit two copies of the Form 3 to the ATF. Once the ATF reviews, approves and returns the Form 3, the dealer you purchased from will mail your suppressor along with the paperwork to the transferring dealer you have chosen. From there, the transferring process begins with the Form 4 (dealer to consumer).

Pretty simple, huh? To be honest, it’s just about as easy as purchasing a regular Gun online. However, the big question always is “how long does it take the ATF to approve the Form 3 (dealer to dealer) process?” I mean, you’re already waiting a few months once you submit your paperwork (Form 4). So, any extra time added can be considered a negative. Well, the great news is wait times for that extra transfer (Form 3) process has decreased dramatically post 41f.

So, you ask “how long is it currently taking?” Well, this time last year most Form 3’s (dealer to dealer) transfers were taking around 60 days or even more. Now, given the ATF is now starting to catch up with paperwork, we are now seeing Form 3s for our online out of state transfers taking between 25-35 days. In fact, here recently, we got back a Form that took less than 25 days! Below is a picture of that Form’s date.


This picture shows that this particular Form took only 20 days to be approved by the ATF. Wow!

Now, you can contribute some of this to the fact the industry has been slow as of late. However, with the talk of shortages, and a refund of your $200 if the Hearing Protection Act passes, it can be considered a great time to get ahead of the almost guaranteed rush that the industry will see if HPA does indeed pass (which we predict it has a possibility of passing in 8-18 months). On top of that, prices, especially on our website, are possibly the lowest you will see again for a very long time especially as demand increases.

So, if there is a particular Suppressor/Suppressors you are wanting, 2017 may be your best chance of getting it if you are wanting a great price while beating the rush. Also, now with the dramatic decrease in online Suppressor wait times at an all time low, we would love for you to give us a chance to fulfill your Suppressor needs!

One other thing: We are predicting for you to start seeing a dramatic decrease in wait times on Form 4’s (your transfer from your dealer) in the 1st to 2nd quarter of this year too.

Quick Summary:

Form 3 transfer: The process of transferring a Suppressor you purchase online to your local dealer. Current wait times: 25-35 days.

Form 4 transfer: The process of transferring a Suppressor from your dealer to you. Current wait times: 9-10 months. Possible wait times by the end of spring: 4-6 months.

And there it is. 3 reasons why it might, or might not pass. We at esilencers.com will continue monitoring this bill in the coming months, and will keep you guys informed on any developments. In the meantime, we encourage you to continue supporting this industry, and check out our suppressors online at www.esilencers.com.