Category Archives: Suppressor / Silencer

GEMTECH Silencer started their Memorial Day Sale. They’ve got a whole bunch of different items on sale including one of my personal favorites, the GEMTECH Blast Jacket and muzzle brake mounts. Head on over and check out the sale at www.GEMTECH.com.

GEMTECH Silencer Memorial Day Sale

Angstadt Arms has now started taking pre-orders for their new UDP-9i Integrally Suppressed 9mm complete uppers, pistols, SBRs and Rifles which is a collaboration between Angstadt Arms and KG Made Suppressors. According to Angstadt Arms, the UDP-9i is the lightest and quietest integrally suppressed 9mm AR-15. 

Anstadt Arms udp-9ir

Angstadt Arms udp-9ir-suppressor

The following are the 5 different configurations that are available currently.

UDP-9iR: Full length rifle:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, therefore only requiring a single suppressor tax stamp
– Weight 6.5 lbs
– Magpul MOE stock and Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 12.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

UDP-9iC: Short barrel rifle:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, requires 2 tax stamps (SBR and suppressor)
– Weight under 6 lbs
– Magpul MOE stock and Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

UDP-9iP: Pistol with Shockwave stabilizing brace:
– Pinned and welded core to barrel, requires 1 tax stamp (suppressor)
– Weight under 6 lbs
– Shockwave pistol stabilizing brace and KAK Industries pistol receiver extension with 12 length adjustment settings
– Magpul K2 pistol grip
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

Full size length configuration upper:
– Overall barrel length = 16.1″ (8″ Barrel and 8.1″ Core), requires 1 tax stamp
– Can be installed on any 9mm dedicated lower receiver (GLOCK® or Colt® style)
– 9mm AR-15 Black nitride bolt carrier group
– Mil-Spec charging handle
– ODIN Works 12.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

Short barrel configuration upper:
– Overall barrel length = 11.9″ (6″ Barrel and 5.9″ Core), requires 1 tax stamp
– Can be installed on any 9mm dedicated lower receiver (GLOCK® or Colt® style)
– 9mm AR-15 Black nitride bolt carrier group
– Mil-Spec charging handle
– ODIN Works 9.5” free float keymod hand guard with continuous top picatinny rail and mounting positions at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock

HIGHLIGHTS

Adjustable Port System
The port system on the UDP-9i series features 15 threaded holes that allow the end user to tune the velocity and sound signature based on their specific ammunition loads.

Lightweight and Balanced
A grade 9 titanium sleeve ensures a lightweight and perfectly balanced rifle.

Full Auto Rated
Responding to the needs of our law enforcement and military clients, the 17-4 heat treated baffle stack is fully automatic rated.

User Serviceable
The UDP-9i is user serviceable allowing easy maintenance and cleaning.

GLOCK® Magazine Reliability
The UDP-9 accepts all GLOCK® double stack 9mm magazines for proven reliability and features last round bolt hold open.

The UDP-9i series of firearms will be offered as an initial limited release only with a total of only 100 units available to customers. Pre-orders are open now and close on April 17th at 10 AM EST (unless they sell out earlier). Lead time for shipping to your local dealer is approximately 8 weeks. Full payment is due at the time of order.

Place your order now at https://angstadtarms.com/product/udp9i-integrally-suppressed/

**Press Release**

Griffin Armament is proud to announce the “Make Silencers Great Again Promotion” Effective immediately every silencer* shipping from Griffin’s manufacturing floor to its Dealers and Distributors will contain two $100 coupons which can be mailed to Griffins address in exchange for store credit on their website.  Boxes containing coupons will be sealed with a gold label.

Make Silencers Great Again Promotion Griffin Armament

“Sales are down unnecessarily”, said Evan Green business development manager at Griffin Armament. “When the markets have been rallying and jobs are being produced, consumer misunderstanding of the legislative process and the Hearing Protection Act, is hurting an otherwise stable industry. Many people who want to buy are sitting on discretionary spending in the hopes that HPA will soon pass. The entire industry has come to a very similar conclusion that it will be quite a while until HPA is able to pass if at all despite almost unanimous support. People not buying right now is only further delaying them from enjoying silencers. It just doesn’t make any sense and this shouldn’t have happened.  Unfortunately a lot of miss information was flying around and nobody in the industry was trying to educate consumers on how long it actually takes to get a bill to pass, what percentage of bills pass, that the legislative process usually takes hundreds of days etc. This bill in some form has been presented to congress since 2015 and this congressional session is closing in a few months, so it looks like it will be rolling to another year.  Griffin is just as hopeful as everyone else for the HPA. However having a realistic viewpoint on it is critical to the survival of the silencer industry and the Americans who work hard to move it forward.  The ‘Make Silencers Great Again’ promotion is the most we can do as a company to try to encourage spending right now.” Evan continued. “It’s honestly an amazing time to be a buyer.  I remember when I was younger and was spending my money on an OPS INC can and promotions didn’t exist in the market. You could barely even get a dealer to handle the sale for you. Muzzle devices had to be purchased separately from the silencer, etc. I remember having to help my local class 3 dealer to understand the paperwork because he did so few transactions. But times have changed and there are plenty of dealers on the market selling products at great prices and walking the customer through the purchase quickly while keeping them informed. This program is also a great way to let consumers know that we appreciate them, we’ve been wanting to so something like this for a while.”

Make Silencers Great Again Promotion Griffin Armament 2

For more information visit www.GriffinArmament.com All Griffin silencers are applicable to the “Make Silencers Great Again” promotion except for Griffin rimfire silencers.

**GEMTECH 300 Black Out Friday Sale**

GEMTECH has been leading the industry in innovation since 1976, so it’s only fitting we’d be doing the same with our 300 Black Out Friday Sale!

gemtech-black-friday-2016-sale

– 20% OFF EVERYTHING Store Wide *excludes silencers*

– Free GEMTECH Patch with every order *while supplies last*

Come see why we are “The Professional’s Choice For Decades” with our 300 Black Out Friday Sale, going live Friday at 12 am MST Nov. 24 and ends Monday, Nov. 28.

www.Gem-Tech.com

LANTAC USA and GEMTECH have teamed up to introduce the new DGN556B-QM which is basically the extremely popular Dragon muzzle brake with the GEMTECH Quick Mount System. This should make for an awesome combination of an outstanding muzzle brake that interfaces with outstanding suppressors such as the GEMTECH ONE, GEMTECH HALO, etc.

lantac-dragon-gemtech-quick-mount

The new LANTAC Dragon with GEMTECH Quick Mount will be available for purchase very soon. Keep an eye out for it at www.LANTAC-USA.com.

Black Creek, GA – July 20, 2016 – Daniel Defense, manufacturer of the world’s finest firearms and accessories, has taken suppressed weapons to the next level with the release of their new DDM4ISR rifle. This new rifle, designed for fulltime-suppressed fire and optimized for the .300 Blackout cartridge, features a fully integrated suppressor attached to its barrel, so it’s ready for suppressed service right out of the box.

DD ISR Integrally Suppressed Rifle 1

“This revolutionary rifle simplifies suppressor usage by eliminating variables and uncertainty,” said Daniel Defense VP of Sales Bill Robinson. “There’s no need to attach a suppressor and wonder if it’s mounted correctly and properly aligned. And no need to re-zero the weapon for suppressed vs. unsuppressed fire. The suppressor is literally part of the barrel.”

The high-performance suppressor—constructed of durable, heat-resistant metal alloys and coated with a protective high-temperature Cerakote-C finish—features a user-serviceable baffle core that can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance. It is permanently attached to a 9-inch Cold Hammer Forged fluted barrel with a target crown for superb accuracy and reliability. Because the suppressor is a permanent part of the barrel, extending the barrel to the NFA-required 16 inches, the firearm is not classified as a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) and only requires a single tax stamp, for the suppressor.

DD ISR Integrally Suppressed Rifle 1

Everything else about the DDM4ISR is classic Daniel Defense. It features a pistol-length gas system and comes standard with an MFR XL 15.0 modular handguard, which features a continuous 1913 Picatinny rail on top and Keymod attachment points at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions. This longer handguard, in conjunction with a DD Buttstock and Pistol Grip, make this ergonomic rifle highly maneuverable and as versatile as the .300 Blackout rounds it fires. A resilient Mil Spec + Cerakote finish protects the rifle from the elements and adds to its overall aesthetic.  

DD ISR Integrally Suppressed Rifle 2

Available in states where suppressor ownership is legal, the DDM4ISR has an MSRP of $3049.00 Learn more or purchase this rifle by visiting danieldefense.com or an authorized dealer.


About Daniel Defense

Located in Black Creek, Georgia, Daniel Defense is a leading manufacturer of premium firearms, rail systems, and accessories. Its iconic brand remains unmatched in quality, precision and world-class customer service. President/CEO Marty Daniel founded Daniel Defense, which started out creating rails and accessories for the AR-15 platform in small batches. Today, with two locations and a combined 137,000 square feet of manufacturing space, Daniel Defense continues to make quality rails and accessories and the world’s finest firearms for civilian, law enforcement, and military customers.

For more information, visit www.danieldefense.com.

It kind of flew under the radar but the final ruing on ATF41P was issued yesterday and signed by the Attorney General. If you are unfamiliar with ATF41P you can read our earlier article regarding it HERE. 

Final Ruling on ATF41P

The final ruling differs a little bit from the original version. The original draft of ATF41P would require all responsible parties (basically anyone names other than a beneficiary) to submit finger prints and photo ID and would also make it so that the use of an NFA Trust required the sign off from your Chief Law Enforcement Officer. The CLEO sign-off was the only thing removed from the final ruling and in fact appears to be completely removed from individual NFA application requirements as well. You can read the entire 248 page ruling HERE.

The removal of CLEO sign-off is the only bright spot in this whole thing as ATF41P will undoubtedly make using an NFA Trust much more time consuming and difficult, although still usable. I can’t imagine having to hire a babysitter to watch my kids as I take my wife or anyone else listed on my NFA Trust with me to go run around and get finger prints, photo ID’s, etc. but that is the reality that you will have to deal with in the future. One thing I am interested in finding out is if you can keep extra copies of your photo IDs and finger prints on file for future use and if so, how often do they need to be updated. That might make things easier to work with.

The Final Rule that was signed yesterday states that ATF41P goes into effect 180 days after it is published in the Federal Register. That means the 180 day countdown could start any time between now and June but I would bet the president will push to have it start sooner than later. Anything submitted prior to the effective date will be grandfathered in. This does give you plenty of time to get an NFA Trust and use it under the current guidelines. I personally have an NFA Trust through Coyote Rifleworks and have used it on an approved SBR and approved Form1 suppressor and two more SBR’s waiting for approval at the ATF. They offer a professionally drafted NFA Trust, with 24 hour turnaround for just $95. 

Its important to note that none of the recently proposed ATF rulings or Executive Orders will make anyone any safer, nor are they actually aimed at making anyone safer. This is all about tightening restrictions on law abiding citizen gun owners. Our nations politicians and president want to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms and our right to protect ourselves yet they want to keep their armed body guards close at all times so they can feel safe at night. It continues to be more and more important every single day to exercise your 2nd Amendment right as a citizen of the United States of America. 

*Please note I am not a paid representative of Coyote Rifleworks. I have had good success with my NFA Trust from them which is why I tell people about them.

**AR15NEWS is not a law firm and is not authorized to provide legal advice. Please verify that Trusts purchased online are valid in your state.

One of the more popular setups in the AR world right now is utilizing a longer rail with a large Inside Diameter (ID) that will accommodate either a suppressor or a larger blast diffuser muzzle device like the Noveske KX3. Seems like every time I post something about a new rail the number one question is “Whats the Inside Diameter?” for that very reason. Midwest Industries just introduced their new SP line of hand guards that features a 1.75″ ID which is large enough for many suppressors. The Noveske KX3 at 1.37″ will have plenty of room to be tucked under the rail. 

Midwest Industres SP large inside diameter rail 1Midwest Industres SP large inside diameter rail 1

As you can see, M-LOK is the attachment method for these rails and there are plenty of mounting slots to choose from with M-LOK at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock as well as the 45 degree spaces in between. These are definitely worth taking a look at for anyone wanting to mount a larger muzzle device or suppressor underneath the rail. According to their Facebook page they are starting with their 12.65″ long model first and I’m sure additional lengths will follow. $165 including one Magpul rail section and the barrel nut wrench is pretty hard to beat. 

www.MidwestIndustriesInc.com

Griffin Armament has just released the details of their new OPTIMUS Suppressor. The OPTIMUS Suppressor could be the last can you need for all of your firearms. This same suppressor can be run on .22lr, to 300BLK, to 9mm and even 300WM and everything in between. It is user configurable and comes with everything you need to create many different variations. Check out the information and video below. The OPTIMUS Suppressor is coming soon!

New for winter 2015- the Griffin Optimus provides competitive flagship like performance across calibers from .22lr to .300 Winchester Magnum. With the full size configuration, (optional) mid-size config, pistol config, 3-lug config, and direct thread configurations possible, the Optimus provides unparalleled versatility to suppress a seemingly impossible assortment of firearms.

Griffin Armament Optimus Suppressor

Ratings by configuration: 

Full Sized (taper mount):
Hunting / bolt gun use up to .300 Win Mag on a 24″ barrel
308/6.5CM 14.5″
6.8spc 10.5″
7.62×39 8″
300blk 8″ Super/sub
5.56mm 7.5″

Mid Size (Taper Mount Minimalist compatible) configuration:
308 Win 16″
6.8spc 12.5″
7.62×39 8″
300blk Super/Sub 8″
10.5″ 5.56mm

Pistol Configuration with booster: 
Up to .357 Magnum
With fixed barrel spacer full auto rated 9mm

3-Lug Configuration (with Griffin 17-4 PH 3-lug couplers): 
5.56mm limited full auto down to 16″
5.56mm Semi auto 14.5″
.300BLK supersonic limited full auto to 9.5″
.300BLK subsonic full auto to 8″
5.7 full auto

Direct thread configuration: 
300BLK Subsonic and 9mm full auto rated
Rimfire full auto
5.7 full auto

See it in Shot Show booth 31306 in January.

www.GriffinArmament.com

Have you ever sat back and wondered “Why exactly are suppressors an NFA controlled item”? If you have you’re not alone. Suppressors do not make a weapon “silent”, they just make them quieter and in many cases quiet enough to be hearing safe. Today, the American Suppressor Association announced that the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) has been introduced into Congress by Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona. The Act, if approved, will remove the National Firearms Act (NFA) tax and replace the ATF transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. This means law abiding citizens would be able to purchase a suppressor in the same way they currently purchase a non-NFA firearm. We know this will be a long battle to get approved but we all need to be contacting our local representatives to make sure they know we need them to support the Hearing Protection Act or HPA. Take a moment to read through the official ASA press release below.

ASA ANNOUNCES HEARING PROTECTION ACT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the introduction of the Hearing Protection Act (HPA) by Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05). This historic piece of legislation will remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (NFA), replacing the antiquated federal transfer process with an instantaneous NICS background check. The HPA also includes a provision to refund the $200 transfer tax to applicants who purchase a suppressor after October 22, 2015.

“The American Suppressor Association believes that citizens should not have to pay a tax to protect their hearing while exercising their Second Amendment rights,” said Knox Williams, President and Executive Director of the ASA. “The removal of suppressors from the National Firearms Act has been our ultimate goal since day one. For months, we have worked alongside Rep. Salmon’s office and the National Rifle Association to craft this legislation. Although we recognize that introducing this bill is the first step in what will be a lengthy process to change federal law, we look forward to working with Rep. Salmon and the NRA to advance and ultimately enact this common-sense legislation.”

Also known as silencers, suppressors are the hearing protection of the 21st century sportsman. Despite common Hollywood-based misconceptions, the laws of physics dictate that no suppressor will ever be able to render gunfire silent. Suppressors are simply mufflers for firearms, which function by trapping the expanding gasses at the muzzle, allowing them to slowly cool in a controlled environment. On average, suppressors reduce the noise of a gunshot by 20 – 35 decibels (dB), roughly the same sound reduction as earplugs or earmuffs. In addition to hearing protection, suppressors also mitigate noise complaints from those who live near shooting ranges and hunting lands.

Unfortunately, suppressors have been federally regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act of 1934. The NFA regulates the transfer and possession of certain types of firearms and devices, including suppressors. Currently, prospective buyers must send in a Form 4 application to the ATF, pay a $200 transfer tax per suppressor, undergo the same background check that is required to purchase a machine gun, and wait months for the ATF to process and approve the paperwork. In stark contrast, many countries in Europe place no regulations on their purchase, possession, or use.

Rep. Salmon’s Hearing Protection Act will fix the flawed federal treatment of suppressors, making it easier for hunters and sportsmen to protect their hearing in the 41 states where private suppressor ownership is currently legal, and the 37 states where hunting with a suppressor is legal. This legislation will remove suppressors from the onerous requirements of the NFA, and instead require purchasers to pass an instant NICS check, the same background check that is used during the sale of long guns. In doing so, law-abiding citizens will remain free to purchase suppressors, while prohibited persons will continue to be barred from purchasing or possessing these accessories.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN SUPPRESSOR ASSOCIATION

The American Suppressor Association (ASA) is the unified voice of the suppressor industry. Our mission is to unite and advocate for the common interests of suppressor manufacturers, distribu­tors, dealers, and consumers. To accomplish our mission, our principal initiatives focus on state lobbying, federal lobbying, public education, and industry research.

The ASA is a sponsorship driven organization. Without the help of the following sponsors, this legislation would not have been possible: AcuSport, SilencerCo, Silencer Shop, Daniel Defense, Gemtech, Yankee Hill Machine Co., Thunder Beast Arms Corporation, Advanced Armament Corporation, Federal Premium Ammunition ®, Vortex Optics, Dakota Silencer, Freedom Munitions, and Liberty Suppressors.

For more information on how you can join the ASA, and help protect and expand your right to own and use suppressors, please visit www.AmericanSuppressorAssociation.com.

**Update: Suppressor Video and Photo below.**

If you’ve been following Radical Firearms you’ll know that they are celebrating their 2nd Anniversary with an Open House this weekend with lots of sales, food and all around awesomeness. For those of us who are unable to make it down there, they are having a huge online sale. As you can see in the graphic below they have some really nice complete AR Pistols for $600 and a complete 16″ AR with rail for $700. The 16″ barrel, gas block and gas tube for $90 is a steal as well. 

However, the real big news is that Radical Firearms is introducing their 5.56 Direct Thread Suppressor. The suppressor is 7″ long with a 1/2×28 thread pitch. At just $350 I am definitely looking forward to picking one of these up. They will be releasing a video showing how it performs today so check back here later for an update once the video is out.

Radical Firearms 2nd Anniversary SaleClick to enlarge!

We are celebrating Radical Firearms’ 2nd Anniversary with a huge new sale! First we would like to introduce our very own 5.56 suppressor for only $349.95. Next, find huge savings on select AR Pistols, ALL FGS Railed Uppers, a 16″ 5.56 Complete Rifle, and a special deal on Ammo. Also, check out our deals on parts and barrels. This sale has something for everyone! check it out over at www.radicalfirearms.com.

Radical Firearms Direct Thread Suppressor

In case you missed it; we announced the launch of our very own RF 5.56 Suppressor yesterday. Many of you asked for some footage of it in action so we sent our 3-gun competitor, Shiloah Mattoon, to the test firing lane to compare it to another 5.56 suppressor. Take a look and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Posted by Radical Firearms on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Griffin Armament recently released their new 30SD Suppressor and it is a work of art. Not only does the new fluted design look fantastic but it is functional. The body of the suppressor is fully fluted with each flute surrounded by a supporting structure adding strength while also adding an additional 40% surface area for faster cooling. Silencer Shop is one of the first to get their hands on these beauties. They have them on sale and are offering a free 5.56 M4SD Hammer Comp muzzle device in addition to the one that is included allowing you to run the can on both a 30cal upper and 5.56 upper.

Griffin Armament 30SD Suppressor 1

Griffin Armament 30SD Suppressor 1

The new Griffin Armament 30SD. For a limited time @silencershop is including an M4SD Hammer Comp, in addition to the included 30SD muzzle brake, to run this on 556 firearms for FREE!!!

A quick attach silencer without a wear prone ratchet style mount common to the suppressor industry. This mount can be attached an incredible amount of times with zero wear. Additionaly it features a fully flutted tube body increasing surface area by 40% over standard designs of the same length. This results in much faster cooling and increased durability and service life. For a versatile, tough, and high performance silencer look no further. Rated from 556 to 300wm. 

If you want to get in on this special deal for the new Griffin Armament 30SD Suppressor, head on over to www.SilencerShop.com.

Griffin Armament has a ton of awesome products to check out and are coming out with new ones all the time at www.GriffinArmament.com. Be sure to follow Griffin Armament on Facebook and Griffin Armament on Instagram.

Today, I’m excited to start a new series of articles documenting the process of LEGALLY building a suppressor from home. Building your own suppressor allows you to use an NFA Trust and e-File a Form 1 which can drastically speed up the process. It also can be much less expensive than purchasing a suppressor from a manufacturer. So here’s your invitation to follow along with us as we experience a completely new part of NFA Ownership.

Many AR-15 owners have built an AR using an 80% lower receiver and even more know about the legalities and rules regarding it. Just the opposite can be said for building a suppressor from home. Up until a few years ago, the state of Michigan (where I live) did not even allow Suppressor ownership. Once that changed  I started learning a bit more about it and saw that some people built suppressors themselves. Building a suppressor in some ways is very similar to an 80% Lower in that most of the work is done but it requires some additional machining to complete. One huge key difference is that unfortunately you do have to register it with the BATFE and pay for a $200 Tax Stamp, unlike an 80% lower. This article will focus on the components of the suppressor build but the next article will focus solely on using an NFA Trust to submit a Form 1 Suppressor build.

WHAT COMPANY SHOULD I BUY FROM

There are quite a few websites that sell kits that are typically called “Solvent Traps” which consist of a tube, and additional components, all of varying quality. I really wanted to the best components possible to mirror how we at AR15NEWS build our ARs. Through a recommendation from a friend and additional research I turned to SD Tactical Arms. SD Tactical Arms is a Veteran Owned, Class 7 Type 2 FFL manufacturer that produces very high quality “Solvent Trap” components, rifles, etc. and has an outstanding reputation amongst DIY’ers.

THE COMPONENTS

Of course AR15NEWS readers only deserve the best so we are going all out on this build. For our 7.62mm suppressor build we will be using the SD Tactical Arms Titanium 7.6 inch “Solvent Trap” tube and thread protectors (end caps) which come to 8 inches overall length, Titanium Blast Chamber and Spacer Material, Stainless Steel Freeze Plugs that will be formed and drilled to become baffles and the new Challenge Coin (helps keep the suppressor threaded on tight). Once finished, this suppressor will thread directly onto their muzzle brakes and I have a 5.56 and 7.62 brake so it can be used on multiple rifles. Owning these solvent trap components is perfectly legal as they have not been drilled and assembled as a suppressor…yet.

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1

THE “CHALLENGE COIN”

Here’s a closeup look at the “Challenge Coin”. Currently it just looks cool but once our Form 1 is approved we can machine out the center of the coin and insert it in the blast chamber of the suppressor which will help keep the suppressor on tight without needing a locking mechanism on the mount.

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1

THREADED MUZZLE BRAKES

The SD Tactical Arms muzzle brakes have ACME threads on them allowing you to mount your suppressor directly to them using the threaded end cap. I’m sure I’ll be purchasing a few more of these brakes so I can install the suppressor on different rifles with ease.

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1`

ENGRAVING ON YOUR SUPPRESSOR BODY

As I mentioned above, to build a suppressor you have to submit a Form 1 at which time you have to put in your Trust Name, City and State, choose a Model Name and assign a Serial Number for your suppressor. Once the Form 1 is approved you have to have that information engraved onto your suppressor. I was very pleased to find out that SD Tactical Arms will engrave the information for you, as seen in the image below, for just $25. If you know this information at the time of purchase they will engrave it before sending your parts to you. 

SD Tactical Arms Titanium Suppressor Build 1Click to enlarge image

HOW MUCH & HOW LONG

You are probably wondering what all of these high quality components cost and if it really is that much cheaper or faster than buying a suppressor. To start, Form 1 Suppressor builds that are e-Filed are taking anywhere from 70-80 days to be approved. Compare that to 3-4 months to purchase a suppressor from a dealer using a Form 4, which can’t be e-filed, or even longer if they have to order that suppressor from the manufacturer and you can see how this is a pretty quick route.

Now lets talk price! Here’s the breakdown:
–  Titanium Muzzle Brake Adapter – $45.99
–  Titanium end cap – $45.99
–  Titanium 7.6″ tube – $73.49
–  Titanium D-cell spacer tube – $29.99
–  Challenge coin – $34.99
–  Muzzle brake – $56.99
–  Stainless freeze plugs – $3.39 each x 12 = $40.68
–  Double sided centering tool – $22.99
–  Engraving Service – $25

The sum of those parts comes to $376.11 including one muzzle brake for the suppressor to thread onto. Assuming you already have a drill press, carbide drill bits, a vise and a few tools to do the final machining, your cost including the $200 tax stamp would be just $576.11. Keep in mind this cost is for the top of the line components and can be reduced by using different components which are also available at SD Tactical Arms. This type of price range for an 8″ Suppressor that you would purchase from your local FFL would be virtually impossible to find. Most options would run you at a minimum $200-300 more for a very low end suppressor.

At this point I am still waiting for my Form 1 to be approved so I can not do any modification to the parts. Before we get to that I will add an article showing you step by step instructions specifically for e-Filing your Form 1 to build a suppressor and another article explaining the tools needed to turn your Solvent Trap into a Suppressor. As soon as my Form 1 is approved I will document the machining process, assembly and show you how well it shoots. 

Until then, you should get a head start on your own build by visiting www.SDTacticalArms.com to pick out your own components. You can also visit the SD Tactical Arms Forum for information, tips, instructions, etc. from the pros.

Don’t forget to get your NFA Trust from Coyote Rifleworks. I have used mine twice now and couldn’t be happier. They are just $95 with same day turnaround.

Be sure to bookmark our AR15NEWS Form 1 Suppressor Build thread to keep tabs on the process.

**NOTE: AR15NEWS is not a law firm and is not authorized to provide legal advice.

**Edit: ATF41p final rule was signed by the Attorney General yesterday, 1/4/2016. Note that CLEO Sign-off was removed from the final rule**

**Edit: We’re hearing talk that the ATF may be implementing ATF-41P in January 2016**

FACT: Depending on what state you live in, you can possess silencers/suppressors, short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, machine guns, destructive devices, and the “Any Other Weapon” firearms.

SIG MPX SBR With suppressor

FACT: The White House and the ATF has been trying since late 2013 to put complete control over whether or not you can exercise your right to own these in the hands of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of your area.

NFA-ATF41P

Commonly known as ATF 41P, under the unprecedented number of executive actions President Obama announced, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives seeks to make a change to the framework that will require every person, regardless of whether you are applying as an individual or under any type of entity such as a corporation, LLC, limited partnership, or trust to submit 2 sets of photographs taken within 1 year, 2 sets of FBI approved fingerprints, a check for $200 (or $5 if transferring an AOW), plus the signature of the Chief Law Enforcement Officer in your area before the tax stamp which permits the ability to purchase or build these highly regulated firearms will be issued.

Should the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) refuse to sign, and even if you can pass the extensive background check for which you are submitting to the ATF, you will not be allowed to complete the application. This places an enormous amount of power in the hands of a person whose personal opinions, prejudices, and political motivations will be the ultimate deciding factor in whether or not you will be able to exercise your 2nd Amendment right to own any of these firearms. Until now, people who faced an uncooperative CLEO turned to the additional expense of creating trusts, corporations, or LLCs -which did not require the signature – in order to proceed with the application. If this proposition passes, this alternative will no longer be an option unless you live in only a handful of states that have laws on the books that compel the CLEO to sign.

This potential change has been delayed 3 times already, and the latest update has a decision that could be announced next month. This gives you enough time to get the ball rolling with a trust and submit your applications before the regulation is passed.

My suggestion is to do the exact same thing I did and get an NFA Trust now and get working on registering your new SBR, Suppressor, etc. There are many avenues of doing this wether it be online or in person with an attorney. I have personally and know many more people who have used Coyote Rifleworks for their NFA Trust and used it to 100% success. What makes it work so well is that with Coyote Rifleworks you actually fill out the important information on their website and then they send you a completed NFA Trust instead of a blank NFA Trust or a copy of an NFA Trust for you to fill out like many other companies do. It costs just $95 too which is pretty awesome. Check them out at www.CoyoteRifleworks.com.

No matter what, if you don’t take the opportunity to build an SBR, Suppressor, etc. and continue to put it off, you might decide to do it when its finally too late. There are many people in this country that want to take away your right to do so and they’ll do it by any means necessary.  

*NOTE: This is not a sponsored post or a post that I was paid to make. This is a post for you and I who are citizens of the United States of America that need to know what’s going on and what rights our government is trying to take away from us.  –  Ben

**AR15NEWS is not a law firm and is not authorized to provide legal advice. Please verify that Trusts purchased online are valid in your state.

We all know that owning Suppressors is an expensive addiction to have can make it very hard for most people to even get started in their NFA ownership. Thankfully, Griffin Armament has brought back the M4SD suppressor, a more affordable option versus their flagship M4SD II suppressor.

The M4SD has fewer parts and is faster to machine than their flagship M4SD2 and M4SD-K suppressors so they are able to pass on the savings to the consumers. The M4SD still has the same billet construction and QD system but does not come with a mount (muzzle device that the suppressor mounts to). Instead you can mount the M4SD to an inexpensive A2 compensator or upgrade to any of the Griffin Armament M4SD suppressor mounts. Take a look at the pictures and details below. Whether you are ready now or hoping to start purchasing suppressors in the future, the Griffin Armament M4SD is definitely worth putting on your list of suppressors to own.

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The M4SD suppressor is back- providing the original project goals- an affordable, sound suppressor with support for compatible A2 compensators. Taking the lessons learned from the M4SD II flagship development program, we simplified and produced a more economical suppressor and are passing on the savings to the customer. The M4SD retains the welded, 17-4 billet construction and is as durable as the flagship suppressor. Full auto rated, equipped with a user friendly snap on interface, backed by an extensive muzzle device family- the M4SD suppressor is a great suppressor for the entry level NFA enthusiast desiring a QD interface.

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Griffin Armament M4SD suppressor 1

The M4SD mounting system does not suffer from the wear prone issues of ratcheting systems common to the marketplace.
Our SDQD mounting system was designed to provide trouble free use.

The M4SD Does not include a mount

Diameter: 1.5″
Overall Length: 6.6″
Weight: 17.1 ounces
Materials: High Strength, High Temp, Corrosion Resistant 17-4PH Stainless Steel
Attachment: Griffin M4SD Mounts and A2 Nato spec compensator
Finish: Griffin Endura-Kote
Attenuation: 32DB

Available for purchase now at www.GriffinArmament.com