Class III Firearms
There is a lot of mystery and misunderstanding regarding suppressors and short-barreled rifles as well as full auto firearms. The common things we hear are, “I thought it was illegal to own a silencer” or “really, you mean anyone can own a full auto?”. The plain and simple fact is yes. If you can pass the background check, then you can own one of these fun and unique devices. The National Firearms Act of 1934 established a simple order of steps anyone of age can go thru to have the joy and excitement of owning a suppressor for their firearm or a rifle with a barrel shorter than 16 inches or a shotgun with a barrel shorter than 18 inches, and yes, even a fully automatic firearm. We do have an inventory of some short-barreled rifles and shotguns, as well as integrally suppressed Ruger, Take Down 10-22 model. We are set up to do class III transfers as well. Our range side has rentals available where many of the models can be shot on the range.
The process works as follows:
- You come in and meet with one of our knowledgeable staff to pick the device that best suits your needs and purchase it.
- You take the Form 4(which we produce for you), the fingerprint cards, and passport quality photos to the sheriff’s department in the county you live to get them to sign off on it. (This is not usually a problem for most counties and only takes a day or so)
- You then mail the paperwork along with a $200 money order to the Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives, so they can process the paperwork. This usually takes between 9 and 11 months depending on their workload.
- Once we receive the forms back, you come in and take possession of your item and you are free to take them home as they are legally approved to be in your possession.
In our class 3 department we inventory a wide selection of suppressors for most common calibers including: .22LR, 9MM, .40S&W, .45ACP, .300Blackout, .5.56/.223, and .308. We offer several different price points to fit most budgets. We also have the ability to order items if we don’t currently have them in stock. The normal brands we have are Silencerco, Surefire, AAC, Yankee Hill Machine, Thompson Machine, Tactical Solutions, MAG TAC as well as OSS(by special order)
Please feel free to come by and speak with one of our knowledgeable staff to get you on the right track to enjoying a quieter shooting experience.
We also have a Silencer Shop kiosk available in store. This Kiosk eliminates the trip and fee for fingerprints, trips, and fees to Walgreens for a photo, trip, and cost of postage.