Last year we reported that the ATF told Dead Air Armament that they were no longer able to sell replacement wipes for their popular Ghost M silencer directly to consumers. The reasoning behind the decision is not a new policy; wipes have been considered silencer parts in the past, making them replaceable only by FFL license holders. Following this “guidance”, the Dead Air team has setup a network of dealers who will replace wipes for Ghost owners. Absent a nearby participating dealer, customers can send their suppressor back directly to Dead Air for silencer wipe replacememt.
I still have a hard time wrapping my head around how flat rubber washers are somehow silencers (silencer parts = silencers), but it’s a crazy world we live in. I explain it all in my upcoming book: 50 NFA Regulations and Other Unbelievable Tales – available as a digital download or handy pocket reference guide.
On a more serious note, technological advances will continue to push us towards deregulating NFA firearms all together. At least that is my dream. See below for links and details on Ghost M maintenance from Dead Air.
Dead Air can no longer sell wipes to end users as we have been advised they are considered silencer parts. Because of this, we have set up a few options for customers to get a new wipe installed, as quickly as possible.
OPTION 1: AUTHORIZED DEAD AIR WIPE REPLACEMENT STATIONS
We have compiled a list of dealers with the appropriate licenses which allow them to replace your old wipe with a new one. If there is a participating dealer near you, this is the easiest and quickest option.
OPTION 2: MAIL-IN REPLACEMENT
There are two mail-in replacement options available. Select your option here, and send it in. Fast and painless. We recommend using the small flat rate USPS box as an inexpensive option.
OPlease choose this option if there are no participating dealers in your area.
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