Laws, Purchasing, and Everything Else You Need to Know
If you’ve been considering purchasing a silencer or sound suppressor, the purchase process may seem intimidating. After all, every online resource you find seems to suggest that the process isn’t just tedious, but incredibly complicated as well.
However, this simply isn’t the case. In fact, purchasing your own silencer requires less paperwork than you might think, especially when Dakota Silencer does the paperwork for you.
To clear up all the conflicting information available from most resources, we’ve put together a guide to ensure you not only know whether or not it’s legal for you to own a silencer, but also understand your purchase options as well.
Can You Legally Own a Silencer?
Currently, it isn’t legal to own a silencer in every state. See map below, silencers/suppressors are legal in 42 states.
What Process Should You Use to Purchase Your New Silencer?
Purchasing your silencer isn’t always tricky, but the process can be if you don’t understand your options. You have three options, each of which is associated with specific advantages and disadvantages.
Your three options include:
Let’s explore more about each option so you understand which is best for your needs.
Purchasing the Silencer through a Trust
When you purchase your silencer from Dakota Silencer, we have a Gun Trust we offer to our customers free of charge. Dakota Silencer can also recommend a local attorney as well. Specific advantages of this method include:
Of course, there are certain disadvantages to note as well:
In consideration of both the advantages and disadvantages, registering your silencer to a trust is best for:
Purchasing the Silencer through a Corporation
If you don’t believe that registering your new silencer to a trust is best, you may also want to consider registering it to a corporation. There are several advantages of doing so:
Naturally, there are also disadvantages to be noted:
With the above advantages and disadvantages in mind, it’s clear that registering a silencer to a corporation is best for:
Purchasing the Silencer in Your Own Name
If you don’t want to register your silencer to a trust or corporation, your only other option is to register it in your own name.
The only main advantage of doing so is that you won’t have to set up a trust or corporation, meaning you avoid the up-front work. However, remember that at Dakota Silencer you can take advantage of our own trust at no additional charge.
There are several disadvantages specific to this option:
With these specific advantages and disadvantages in mind, there are a few individuals who may want to take advantage of this option:
And With That, You’re Prepared to Make Your Purchase!
While countless online resources make it seem as if purchasing and registering a silencer is difficult and confusing, it doesn’t have to be. This is especially true once you can confirm that it’s legal for you to own a silencer in your state and have chosen the proper registration option for your needs.
When you purchase from Dakota Silencer, you’re purchasing from a company with over 12 years of experience in handling the paperwork on Class 3 firearms for customers throughout the country. With our Gun Trust free of use to you, our customers, you can simplify the entire process even further!
If you have any questions regarding the process or how we can help, contact a member of our full-time, dedicated staff between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 888.781.8778. We look forwarding to assisting you with all your Class 3 firearms needs!