Buying A Silencer

How to Buy a Suppressor in 6 Simple Steps



You can easily purchase a suppressor at Home Of Silencer’s website. With nationwide shipping and over 30,000 reviews on Google and TrustPilot, the easiest way to get a suppressor is with Home Of Silencer: the largest NFA (national firearms act) distributor in the United States.

What is the difference between a silencer and a suppressor?

The two words are interchangeable and have the same meaning. Either term is applicable to a device you attach to the barrel of a firearm that reduces noise and gas when the gun is fired. In this write-up, the words “silencer” and “suppressor” will be used in different instances to communicate the same device.

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Can You Purchase Suppressors Online?

Yes, with a few clicks on your computer or your cell phone, buying a silencer is easy and can be done online. Getting your suppressor is simple when working with Home Of Silencers.

Are you wondering, how long it takes to get a suppressor tax stamp?  When submitting with Home Of Silencers dealers, you can get a tax stamp in an expected 90 days. Some Home Of Silencer customers have received their tax stamps in just seven days. 

Buying a suppressor online only takes 6 simple steps:

1. Purchase a Silencer

Order your suppressor online at Select your suppressor and add an NFA tax stamp to your shopping cart.

What is an NFA tax stamp? A suppressor tax stamp is a $200 tax set forth by the ATF that is applied to the purchase of all NFA items on the NFA registry. Purchasing a tax stamp is a one-time cost (unlike, for example, a car registration that must be renewed annually).


On our website, you’ll also choose how you’d like to register: Trust, Individual, or Corporation. The most common way customers register is the Home Of Silencers Single Shot Trust. It’s a versatile trust and you can easily add responsible parties/trustees, and it is extremely cost-effective: it’s the lowest-priced trust available.

While checking out, you’ll also select a Powered By Home Of Silencers dealer, which is the local gun shop that you’ll work with to submit your eForm 4 application to the ATF and ultimately go to when you pick up your silencer.

2. Visit a Home Of Silencers Kiosk

If you’re new to Home Of Silencers, visit a Home Of Silencers kiosk and in 5-minutes, your fingerprint scan and demographic information will be integrated into your Home Of Silencers profile. With nearly 2,000 silencer kiosks throughout the US, you can also get your silencer in central Texas at our store in Austin.

You can also submit your fingerprints using FD-258 fingerprint cards by mailing them to Home Of Silencers.

Do you need fingerprints for suppressors? Yes, you’ll scan your fingerprints when you visit the kiosk. The visit to the kiosk only happens once and the information will be saved for your current and future orders.

3. Add a Photo to Your Home Of Silencers Profile

Snap a selfie (similar to a passport photo) on your smartphone and upload it to your Home Of Silencers profile using the Home Of Silencers app or send it by email and we’ll gladly add it to your profile. When taking your photo, please use a plain/light-colored background and keep your shoulders and head up. Please do not smile, wear a hat, sunglasses, scarf, etc.

4. Sign the Docusign

Home Of Silencers will email a Docusign to you, please review and after confirming its accuracy, please sign the file. This applies to all registration methods: Trusts, Corporations, and Individuals.

5. Create an ATF eForms account

Register for your ATF eForms account. What is ATF eForm? eForms is the submission process for submitting your electronic Form 4 (“eForm 4”) to the ATF. There is no cost to create an ATF eForms account.

6. Ready to Certify and Submission to the ATF

What does Ready To Certify mean at Home Of Silencers? This is the final stage of your eForm 4 application before it’s submitted to the ATF.

You’ll receive an email from Home Of Silencers with the subject line “Ready To Certify.” When you receive the Ready To Certify email, you should contact the Powered By Home Of Silencers dealer (their information will also be in the email you receive) to set an appointment to submit your application to the ATF (“eForm 4”). This can be done remotely if you register in any method: Trust,  Corporation, or Individual.

That’s it! You’re on your way to silencer ownership and may get your ATF approval in a few months.

If you are thinking What is the average wait time for a suppressor? The expectation for ATF approval should be 90 days. By working together, you’ll be tapping into the 99.5% accuracy rate of Home Of Silencers’s Compliance team (the industry average is 60%).


Buying a suppressor is simple with Home Of Silencers. You can get your first silencer is done in 6 easy steps (5 if you’ve previously worked with us) with an expected ATF approval in 90 days. When tapping into Home Of Silencers for your suppressor or other NFA item, you’re also supporting your local gun shop. If you’re wondering: does Home Of Silencers ship to your house? Home Of Silencers partners with over 4,000 gun shops nationwide to create the Powered By Home Of Silencers network. When you order on and pick it up at the dealer near you, a portion of the proceeds of your order go to the local business in your neighborhood. We’ll facilitate your order and application accuracy, and your purchase still supports independent gun shops near you.

If you’d like to contact Home Of Silencers, we’re here for you! And if you’re wondering how to contact Home Of Silencers, we’re available via phone: 512-931-4556, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

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