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Why Now is the Perfect Time to Get One

If you’ve been toying with the idea of adding a silencer to your shooting setup, there’s no better time than now.

Applications for silencer licenses are coming back faster than ever, and Elk River Guns is here to guide you through the ins and outs of adding one to your new firearm. So, let’s get into everything you need to know about silencers.

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What is a Silencer?

A silencer, also known as a suppressor, is a device attached to or part of the barrel of a firearm that reduces the amount of noise and visible muzzle flash generated by firing. It’s like giving your gun a pair of earmuffs.

Contrary to what Hollywood might have you believe, silencers don’t make a gunshot whisper-quiet, but they do significantly lower the decibel level.

Benefits of Using a Silencer

Hearing Protection: One of the most significant benefits of using a silencer is protecting your hearing. Even with ear protection, the sound of gunfire can be damaging over time. A silencer reduces the noise to safer levels.

Improved Accuracy: By reducing recoil and muzzle flip, silencers can help you maintain better control of your firearm, leading to improved accuracy.

Reduced Noise Pollution: If you’re shooting on your property or a range near residential areas, a silencer can help keep the peace with your neighbors by cutting down on noise pollution.

Enhanced Shooting Experience: A quieter gun means a more enjoyable shooting experience. Whether you’re hunting or target shooting, a silencer can make the whole process more pleasant.

Types of Silencers

Legal Considerations and How to Get a Silencer

Silencers are legal in most states, including Colorado, but they are regulated by federal law. Here’s a simplified step-by-step guide to getting your silencer:

1. Choose Your Silencer: Visit Elk River Guns to browse our selection of top-notch silencers.

2. Submit Your Paperwork: You’ll need to fill out ATF Form 4, which includes getting fingerprinted and photographed. Don’t worry, it sounds daunting, but we’re here to help every step of the way, and we can handle it all in house, often while you wait.

3. Pay the Tax: There’s a $200 tax stamp required for each silencer. It’s a one-time fee per suppressor.

4. Wait for Approval: This used to be the most tedious part, but with the current fast-tracked applications, you could have your silencer much sooner than expected. In many cases AS FAST AS TWO WEEKS!

5. Pick Up Your Silencer: Once approved, head back to Elk River Guns to pick up your new toy.

Why Now is the Best Time to Buy

With the current expedited processing of silencer applications, now is the perfect time to make your purchase. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has streamlined their process, reducing the wait time significantly. This means you can enjoy the benefits of a silencer without the long delay.

Choosing the Right Silencer for Your Needs

When selecting a silencer, consider the following:

Caliber Compatibility: Ensure the silencer is compatible with the caliber of your firearm.
Weight and Size: Heavier and longer silencers might affect the balance of your firearm. Choose one that offers the best performance without compromising handling.
Material: Silencers are made from various materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, and titanium. Titanium is the most durable but also the most expensive.

Maintenance and Care

Regular Cleaning: Depending on how often you shoot, clean your silencer regularly to prevent buildup of carbon and lead.

Taking care of your silencer ensures it lasts a long time and performs efficiently.

Inspection: Routinely inspect your silencer for any signs of wear or damage.

Storage: Store your silencer in a cool, dry place when not in use to prevent rust and corrosion.


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Investing in a silencer can greatly enhance your shooting experience, from protecting your hearing to improving your accuracy. With the current expedited application process, there’s no better time than now to make the purchase. Elk River Guns is your trusted partner in navigating the legalities and finding the perfect silencer for your needs. So, come on down, and we’ll treat you right!